Sea Turtles, Stilt Fishermen & A Dutch Fort

Highlights
Madu River Boat Ride / Turtle Conservation Project / Stilt Fishermen / Galle City & Galle Fort
Tour Code   
1774
Transport   
Micro Van
Group Size
Up to 6 persons, you may reserve a place an individual or as a small group
Length
A full day
Age
6 to 65 years
Pick Up Location 
Negombo Hotel Stretch 
Price
US$ 78 p.p.
 
 
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Make your way along the south coast to explore the narrow streets within the impressive Dutch Fort in Galle, an UNESCO World Heritage Site which provides some of the best vantage points to watch the sunset in the South. Enjoy the stops along the way that give the opportunity for a boat ride to explore the bio diversity of the Madu River wetlands, gain an insight into turtle conservation efforts and the skillful art of stilt fishing.

Suggested start time for pick up from Negombo Hotel is 7.00 AM

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Whats included on this tour?

  • The guided day tour as per the program
  • Ground-transport in an A/C vehicle
  • Boat-ride in the Madu River with life jackets
  • Entrance fees to all places of interest as mentioned
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Local fruits to eat on the boat ride

Pick Up

Start time for pick up from Negombo Hotel (You may inform us the name of hotel a day before or in advance) between 8.00 AM and 8.30AM based on the location of your hotel.


Madu River Boat Ride

Enroute to Galle stop off for a boat ride along the Madu river which is a biodiversity hotspot. Explore this soggy wetland which includes many uninhabited islands and plays an important role in the cinnamon industry.


Turtle Conservation Project

After your boat ride make your way to a turtle conservation project to get a first hand insight into the efforts made to prevent the extinction of sea turtles in Sri Lanka.


Stilt Fishermen

Keep a look out for the stilt fishermen along the way. The silhouettes of these fishermen on their poles as they patiently wait for their catch is quite intriguing and a good photographic souvenir of your trip.

This also might be a good place to stop and have your lunch. Perhaps a traditional Sri Lankan lunch may entice you as you enjoy the cool sea breezes and the palm fringed beaches.


Galle City & Galle Fort

Proceed to Galle to explore the Galle Fort which is a UNESCO World Heritage site that seamlessly combines Dutch, Portuguese and British history. Explore the plethora of cafes, restaurants and other interesting places that now exist within the thick walled ramparts of the fort. Step into the Groote Kerk or Dutch Reformed Church built in 1755 before you make your way to the museum and take in some of the colonial architecture in the surroundings. Make your way to the ramparts to get a beautiful view across the ocean and the best vantage point to watch the sunset on your day of discovery.

You will be dropped back to your hotel by our guide.


Whats not included?

Cost of lunch, tips and expenses of a personal nature

What to bring?

Light clothing suitable for tropical climate, a light bag to carry your belongings safely. When visiting religious sites and shrines avoid wearing revealing clothing as this may result in entry being denied. It is recommended that female visitors wear clothing that covers their shoulders and legs or carry a scarf or sarong that can be tied when necessary. Male visitors should preferably be attired in long shorts or trousers paired with a sleeved shirt or t-shirt.


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