This day tour to Galle encompasses a wide range of exciting activities and begins with a gentle meandering boat ride on the Madhu River in Balapitiya that takes you through the stunning natural beauty of the mangroves. On the way you will also see some of the 64 islands dotting the open stretches of water to meet their friendly cinnamon cultivating inhabitants, and catch a glimpse of the wilder inhabitants around including birdlife, wild boar, and even crocodiles if you’re lucky. In addition, you can also experience traditional Kraal fishing techniques, and visit the local Buddhist temple.

Afterwards, proceed to Galle to visit a turtle hatchery where the immense conservation effort of protecting vulnerable turtle hatchlings takes place and then head to the Koggala beach where you get to see Sri Lanka’s iconic stilt fishermen seated on their perches and patiently waiting for a good catch. You can also visit the Galle fish market afterwards to view an almost endless variety of fresh seafood.

From here you will then be taken to the UNESCO World Heritage Site the Galle Fort – a Dutch-era VOC star fort where you can stroll through its narrow cobble stone avenues and lanes dotted with quaint cafes, restaurants, and curio shops. The museum is a must see site for history buffs.

Day’s Highlights

  • Pick up from agreed departure point
  • Madu River Boat Safari
  • Turtle Conservation Project
  • Stilt Fishermen
  • Galle City tour

About this activity

  • Duration 10 hours
  • Pickup from hotels in Colombo/Negombo or agreed place.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate.

Tour package Includes

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by private vehicle
  • Two hours Madu river safari
  • Galle City tour
  • English-speaking driver
  • Bottled water

What’s Not Included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Optional gratuities
  • Entrance fee

When you get there

  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
  • The duration of the transfers is approximate and will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel.
  • The tour is subject to favorable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date.

Relax Lanka’s Extras (Value Plus) on Complimentary Basis:

Complimentary cultural show entrance tickets for 2 pax.
01 local SIM card (data/voice) loaded with USD 03.
Free upgrade to the next room category on availability.


Standard check-in time and check-out time at the hotels 1400 Hrs – 1200 Hrs.
Availability at hotels is subject to confirmation of the tour and travel dates

Payment Policy

Please note we require 30% of the payment on confirmation with the balance settled 15 days prior to arrival, or full payment can be settled on confirmation.

Payment Methods

Bank transfer.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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