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Galle Day visit from Colombo

Galle Day visit from Colombo

By Ok Lanka Travels
The city of Galle, located 140 km away from Colombo, on the southwest of Sri Lanka, is the destination treat that you deserve. This marvelous island has a wonderful splash of rocky coastline and a collection of Dutch colonial buildings. Galle is that city with a rich maritime history and unique cultural identity which has been shaped by centuries of influences. Take part in the full-day tour to see the endangered turtles at the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery, learn about the enriching maritime history of Galle and explore the Galle Fort to view the 17th Century architecture of buildings, shops, and museums, as well as learn how its hubs were used for trade. That’s not all, you can also visit the Bentota Beach, the boat ride and Fishtherapy at Madu River, and the Tsunami Photo Museum. Galle is the place to go, so as you pack your bags for a fun day out, eat some breakfast, for we promise that the city sights will be a feast for your eyes.
per adult (price varies by group size)
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Ages 0-99
Duration: 11–12 hours
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Mobile ticket
Live guide: Japanese, English

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • Bottled water
  • Fuel surcharge
What's not included
  • Entrance fees of museums and boat ride charges.
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project
  • Entry/Admission - Madu River Safari By Buddhi
  • Entry/Admission - Tsunami Photo Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Galle Fort

Start:Traveller pickup offered.
  • Colombo, Sri Lanka
    We pick up from any of the hotel in Colombo or Mount Lavinia.
Pickup details
  • We pick up from any of the hotels in Colombo
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 69141P16

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 69141P16

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    • Ok Lanka Travels
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      Joined in September 2017
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
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      My driver and guide, Mr AMILA Pathirana was excellent. Very up on the latest information and of the history of the whole country and the area of Galle where we went to. I really enjoyed the day. He also took me, at my request, to see the stilt fishermen. Very good driver as well.
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    • Flyer418649
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Kumar was amazing! Excellent driver & knowledgeable!
      Kumar was an amazing driver and we would highly recommend him to anyone. He picked us up on time, and was very knowledgeable during the drive. He made sure the car was a comfortable temperature the entire time and always stopped if needed for bathroom breaks or food. He also went out of his way to show us little things like red bananas and a great local juice place on the way. The tours were also amazing - Kumar made sure we had a knowledge guide that spoke English for Sigiriya, who pointed about a lot of interesting features we would have by passed. And Dambulla was so impressive. We would highly recommend booking this trip and request Kumar!
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      4.0 of 5 bubbles
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      A really pleasurable and informative tour with a knowledgeable good english speaking guide. During the time we visited - end of October 2019 - it was during rainy season but this in no way spoilt the trip. The journey to Galle was broken by a visit to the Turtle hatchery and conservation centre and it was heartening to see what was being done to preserve these endangered creatures. The Fort itself was very interesting and remarkably well preserved/restored with a fine selection of shops and restaurants within the walls.
      Written 9 November 2019
    • Rohanagrawal2809
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
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      The trip was customized as per my requirements. Early pickup from airport and drop off to the airport late at night. We had transit from Sri Lanka and wanted to make the most of the one day trip in the island country. Best service offered. The driver Mr Rasika is very efficient and knew the sightseeing and locations well. We had requested for cheap and budget place for lunch and we were taken to restaurant as per our requirement. Rates of OK Lanka tours are very budget friendly with proper care taken on. Highly recommended. We did this tour on 1st March 2019 on our onward journey from India to Seychelles transiting at Sri Lanka
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    • 305prems
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      4.0 of 5 bubbles
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    • SimBous
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      We booked the tour throughout Viator, the overview description and “What To Expect” were accurate. Our guide Mr. Rasika was present on time; he was an excellent driver, calm, so informative and very friendly. Even the day was full, but we were very comfortable and the tour was very interesting. We highly recommend this tour, thank you Rasika, Ok Lanka Travels and Viator.
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      Written 28 November 2018
    • travel29052112
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful tour with great service!
      I booked this tour on Viator, and thought it would be a great idea to see outside of Colombo city. Our driver Sanjeewa came to our hotel in Colombo, was very prompt with timing, picked us up and took myself with two of my travel companions to Pinnawala. We asked him to stop along the way to fruit stalls and for chai, and he had no issues with that :) Pinnawala was amazing, we saw how they bathe, feed and give milk to the elephants (no elephants were harmed during this visit). We then went to a spice garden, where we were introduced to herbal remedies and medication. From this garden we went to a tea factory called Store Field Tea Factory in Gampola, the guy at the tea factory showed as all around the factory and how tea is produced, the most amazing part, was when he allowed us to try all different teas (he didn't pressure us into buying tea, which was really lovely, he just wanted us to enjoy the experience and left us alone when we wanted to be alone). After this, we went to Kandy, we got to experience the local highlights and walk around the city which was beautiful (there is a temple here, so make sure you wear long clothes, no arms etc showing). After this we headed to Colombo. Make sure that you account a full day, we were longer than 12 hours because traffic on the way back was pretty heavy, I don't think we returned until 8.30pm. **As a note, Sanjeewa, the driver, does stay outside whilst you're on the tour, so you can enjoy without a time limit. We really enjoyed having him as a driver. The next day we asked him to take us to Sigiriya rock (in one day and back) - and OK Lanka travels arranged this for us, designed a tour for us and we paid the driver directly.
      Written 20 October 2018
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
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      Your organising is great. We love your service providing for our children and my family. I personally thank you for everything you have done for us. Best wishes for your future tours.
      Written 19 September 2018
    • carolschramm
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
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      Ok Lanka Travel Agency experience was wonderful! Everything was very good during the tour from Colombo to Kandy and in Colombo city. The guide Mr. Kuma is very nice and educated! I recomend this Travel Agency to everybody that will visit Sri Lanka.
      Written 11 July 2018
    • Par P
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      Great service
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    • Shuichi 奈
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      My first time visit to srilanka was really wonderful.i visited srilanka this September.i am writing this review to motivate ok lanka travel .It was really amazing.every body were very kind.Especially ok lanka travel did a great job.they were really smart.they handled the tour very well.They listened to my all requests and made me happy always.i have travelled to many destinations but I feel that this was the best country I have visited...sceneries are very beautiful and foods are very delicious...actually I came to srilanka with lot frustrations but ok lanka travels staff (guide & driver)made me comfortable everytime...they helped me each an every occasion .colombo ,kandy,sigiriya were few places where I could visited....I still can not believe how this world has hidden a mystery from the other part of the world.every applauds goes to ok lanka travel to introduce us so much of hidden mystery to us...thank you very much..I love you srilanka..I will come back again....thank you
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    London, UK23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2024 • Family
    From the start, Kumar was helpful polite and knowledgeable. Interesting itinerary. Couldn’t do enough for us. One of the highlights of our trip to Sri Lanka.
    Written 11 April 2024
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