Day trip to Colombo to Galle with Entrance Fee

A one-day trip from Colombo to Galle, including visits to Galle Fort, the Dutch city, Madu River, and turtle hatcheries, offers a mix of history, culture, nature, and wildlife. Here’s a suggested itinerary for your day trip:


  • A/C Car
  • English Speaking Chauffer Guide
  • All Entrance Tickets Included
  • Two Water Bottles Per Day Per Person
  • 4 or 3 Start Hotle with B/B

Tour Plan

Morning: Depart from Colombo to Galle

Departure from Colombo (Early Morning):

  • Start your journey early in the morning from Colombo to Galle, which is located about 120 kilometers to the south. The drive typically takes around 2.5 to 3 hours.
Late Morning: Explore Galle Fort and Dutch City

Galle Fort (Late Morning):

  • Begin your exploration of Galle at the iconic Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stroll along the fort’s massive stone walls, admiring the colonial-era architecture and ocean views.
  • Visit the Galle Lighthouse and climb to the top for panoramic vistas.

Dutch City (Midday):

  • Venture into the charming streets of the Dutch city just outside the fort’s walls.
  • Explore boutiques, art galleries, and cafes, and savor some local snacks.

Lunch Break:

  • Enjoy lunch at one of the restaurants within or near Galle Fort, where you can sample delicious Sri Lankan cuisine or international dishes.
Afternoon: Madu River and Turtle Hatcheries

Madu River Boat Safari (Early Afternoon):

  • Leave Galle and head north to the town of Balapitiya, where you’ll find the picturesque Madu River.
  • Embark on a boat safari through the mangrove forests, passing by small islands and observing diverse birdlife.
  • Visit a cinnamon island to learn about cinnamon cultivation and processing.

Turtle Hatcheries (Late Afternoon):

  • Continue your journey along the coast to the nearby town of Kosgoda.
  • Visit a turtle hatchery to discover conservation efforts aimed at protecting sea turtles.
  • You may have the opportunity to release baby turtles into the ocean.
Evening: Return to Colombo

Return to Colombo (Evening):

  • As the day winds down, start your drive back to Colombo.
  • Depending on traffic conditions, the return trip may take around 2.5 to 3 hours.

This itinerary allows you to make the most of your one-day trip from Colombo to Galle, experiencing the historical charm of Galle Fort, the Dutch city’s ambiance, the natural beauty of the Madu River, and the conservation efforts at the turtle hatcheries. Be sure to manage your time efficiently to fully enjoy each destination.


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