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Private Day Trip to Galle: an Exotic Escape! provided by Withlocals

Private Day Trip to Galle: an Exotic Escape!

Private Day Trip to Galle: an Exotic Escape!
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What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Get ready for an exotic escape from the city and unwind in the colourful jewel of Galle together with your private local host! Enjoy a river safari through countless mangroves, surround yourself with tropical sceneries, birds, animals and friendly locals!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 24380P401
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Local guide • Private tour • Boat Safari experience • Private transport • Hotel pick-up and drop-off • A/C Car • Driver
Exclusions
Lunch • Breakfast
Duration
10h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
The host will pick you up at your accommodation or central meeting point in Colombo.
Airports:
Bandaranayake Intl Airport, Colombo Sri Lanka
Ports:
Port of Colombo
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Local guide • Private tour • Boat Safari experience • Private transport • Hotel pick-up and drop-off • A/C Car • Driver
Exclusions
Lunch • Breakfast
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
The host will pick you up at your accommodation or central meeting point in Colombo.
Airports:
Bandaranayake Intl Airport, Colombo Sri Lanka
Ports:
Port of Colombo
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
10h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Colombo Fort
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • 2
    Madu River
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • 3
    Unawatuna Beach
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • 4
    Railway station piyadigama
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • 5
    Colombo Fort
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
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Peter S
Huddersfield, UK76 contributions
Memorable day
Trip was actually in October 2019.

My wife and I had a memorable trip to Galle with Dulshan. Dulshan was a really great host, right from the start even before the trip with some prompt and helpful communications. Then on the day Dulshan was a delight to be with, very courteous, helpful and knowledgeable, and always willing to share a story and joke too. He was also flexible as we took in a couple of things not on our original itinerary. Would highly recommend Dulshan and this day trip to Galle.
Written 26 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Chris L
1 contribution
Private Day Trip to Galle: an Exotic Escape!
Jul 2020
I really cannot praise Dulshan highly enough for the trip to Galle. He collected us promptly from our hotel in Colombo and took us for breakfast to a place we would never have been able to find ourselves, where we enjoyed a typical Sri Lankan breakfast served on a... water lily! Dulshan proved to be a very knowledgeable guide and took care to explain things to us. Nothing was too much trouble for Dulshan, he offered to stop and let us look around places, even if they weren't on the itinerary. He was at all times patient and courteous and we felt extremely comfortable in his company. The idea behind 'With Locals' is a fine one, but it depends on having the right guides; with Dulshan there can be no doubt. To sum up, we started the day as a married couple with their driver/guide and ended the day as friends. Chris & Elena, Spain
Written 25 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Eloise N
1 contribution
What an amazing time!
Jun 2020 • Couples
We had an amazing time with Asanka for our day trip to Galle! Asanka is very knowledgable and is full of suggestions to make the trip as enjoyable as possible! We had a delicious breakfast next to a rice field in the open air which was really beautiful! Asanka was very attentive and kind to us all and went the extra mile to make sure we had a lovely time! Asanka also has a lot of connections to give a truly memorable experience i.e cuddling a monkey and having a fish pedicure! He is passionate about Sri Lanka and is able to organise experiences that are off the beaten track! He keeps in touch prior to the trip and also organised airport transportation for us, he also took photos for us throughout our trip! What an amazing trip we had and we would not hesitate to use Asanka as our guide again!
Written 24 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

sveink631
Porsgrunn, Norway6 contributions
Really good guide
Dec 2020
We met our guide outside of Kingsbury Hotel. We were delayed, he at time. We like! We drove in a comfortable car through town and we got a slightly idea of the size of the town and how crowdy the town is. We also pass the impressing new parliament building placed in a lake. On our way to Galle we asked about Sri Lanka and how it is to live here, about education and health systems and Samir had good answers on all our questions. We learned a lot and want to visit your beautiful country again. We were taken for a boat ride on a lake with mangrove trees, boards and animals, a temple and fish spa, all of this are new experiments. The boat guide was awesome and spotted animals from long distance. We had tasty and good local lunch at Rampart Hotel. Caused by heavy rain we chosed to skip the rest of the program for our tour. Samir was creative and replaced it with a visit the Marine Museum in Galle and a walk on the fortress wall. Samir is a service minded, polite and skilled guide, he made our tour fun and learning. We will choose to engage him for another tour if we come back sometime. And we will recommend him for sure. Regards Annbjørg Sommersæter and Svein Gihle Karlsen

Actually date was december 2018
Written 14 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kelsey Yurek
8 contributions
A highlight of my travels!
Sep 2019
I was flying through Colombo for just a brief 17-hour period on a long
layover from Beijing to Mumbai. I didn't want to sit in the airport
all-day and was hoping to get out and get a taste of Sri Lanka. I
tried booking with several other tour operators but had a number of
issues. Once I booked Sam's tour, he was quick to reply and helped me
customize my day. I couldn't have found a better guide for exactly
what I was looking for. He gave tons of information and different
options to ensure that I was happy. I have had several local guides in
various countries (+40) that I have visited and Sam's tour is easily
top 5! His English is great and he's easy to talk to. I also loved
that he always had his camera out and was snapping pictures. Can't
recommend his tour enough - I will definitely be back for longer than
17 hours next time thanks to Sam!
Written 15 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Joakim20
Linköping, Sweden11 contributions
Nice visit to Madu river
Aug 2019
We (me and my 2 colleagues) had a great Saturday with Nilantha. He
picked us up quite early (6:30) so we could get out of Colombo before
the worst traffic.After stop for breakfast and coffee we arrived to
Madu river. The boat driver was very good and we saw both lizards and
monkeys during the tour. The presentation of cinnamon was interesting
and so was also the temple. Maybe the best part was the fish therapy
'in the river' - or nets in the river. Since we where interested in
turtles we asked Nilantha to find a place - which he did. Interesting
to hear about the how sea turtles are rescued. After lunch we went to
the beach and it felt very nice to be able to have a swim. In the
afternoon we walked around in Gaulle fort. During all of the day
Nilantha was very positive and always made sure that we where doing
what we wanted. He is also a good driver, but the car we had was not
his own and there was no belt on the right side in the backseat - that
was the only negative thing with all of the day.
Written 12 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Catherine B
Kingswood, Australia1 contribution
Galle day trip
We had a great day travelling to Galle with Dulshan. You couldn't ask
for a friendlier guide. He was very keen to share his Sri Lanka with
us. The boat safari was great and the foot spa at the end was a must.
Sri Lanka is a beautiful place, one I would love to visit again. I
would definitely contact Dulshan again to be my host and recommend him
to others travelling to Sri Lanka. Fantastic day!
Written 30 October 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Chris L
5 contributions
A memorable experience
Jul 2018
I really cannot praise Dulshan highly enough for the trip to Galle. He
collected us promptly from our hotel in Colombo and took us for
breakfast to a place we would never have been able to find ourselves,
where we enjoyed a typical Sri Lankan breakfast served on a... water
lily! Dulshan proved to be a very knowledgeable guide and took care to
explain things to us. Nothing was too much trouble for Dulshan, he
offered to stop and let us look around places, even if they weren't on
the itinerary. He was at all times patient and courteous and we felt
extremely comfortable in his company. The idea behind 'With Locals' is
a fine one, but it depends on having the right guides; with Dulshan
there can be no doubt. To sum up, we started the day as a married
couple with their driver/guide and ended the day as friends. Chris &
Elena, Spain
Written 13 July 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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