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MARVELS OF GALLE LIGHTHOUSE CHARMS WITH BAYSURFMONKEY (FULL-DAY)

10 Hours

If you’re seeking a travel adventure in Galle City that combines natural beauty, galle lighthouse,cultural heritage, and unique experiences, Galle, Sri Lanka, should be at the top of your list. This coastal city, located on the southwestern tip of the island, offers a diverse array of attractions that will leave you spellbound. Join us as we embark on a journey with Baysurfmonkey to explore the captivating destinations in and around Galle.

Exploring The Marvels Of Galle Lighthouse In 2024
Exploring The Marvels Of Galle Lighthouse In 2024

Guiding Light: Exploring the Iconic Galle Lighthouse

Step into a world of maritime allure with a visit to the Galle Lighthouse. Majestically standing against the backdrop of the Indian Ocean, this iconic beacon has witnessed centuries of maritime history. Discover the charm of Galle Lighthouse as it guides ships with its steadfast light. Explore the surrounding area and immerse yourself in the maritime tales that echo through the corridors of this timeless structure. A visit to Galle Lighthouse is a journey into the maritime past, offering panoramic views and a connection to the rich seafaring heritage of Galle.

Mahamodara’s Turtle Sanctuary

Mahamodara’s Turtle Sanctuary is a conservation institution dedicated to the protection of sea turtles. Located just a few minutes’ drive away from Galle, this sanctuary is one of the several conservation sites that are dedicated to breeding and protecting turtles on the island. The refuge is operated by volunteers who are concerned about saving these lovely creatures.

Exploring the Enchanting Wonders of Galle with Baysurfmonkey (full-day)
Exploring the Enchanting Wonders of Galle with Baysurfmonkey (full-day)

Visitors to the refuge may watch these gorgeous creatures up close and even assist in the release of hatchlings into the sea, contributing to their preservation. The refuge now includes 580 turtles, comprising four distinct kinds. Visitors may learn about the numerous types of sea turtles present in Sri Lanka and their life cycles.

Kaluwella’s Gem Museums

Kaluwella is a tiny town located in the Galle district of Sri Lanka. It is famed for its gem trade, and Baysurfmonkey will guide you to gem museums where you may learn about the technique of gem cutting, the significance of Sri Lankan jewels, and possibly even obtain a wonderful memory of your vacation.

Sri Lanka is famed for its valuable stones, and the country has a long history of gem mining and commerce. The island is home to some of the world’s finest magnificent sapphires, rubies, and other valuable stones. The diamond trade has been a vital component of Sri Lanka’s economy for centuries, and it continues to prosper today.

Explore Galle's Rich Heritage Galle day tour 2023
Explore Galle’s Rich Heritage Galle day tour 2023

Visitors to Kaluwella’s gem museums may learn about the numerous types of gems discovered in Sri Lanka and their importance. They may also observe the art of gem cutting and polishing, which is a difficult procedure that demands talent and accuracy. The museums give a unique opportunity to admire the beauty of Sri Lankan jewels and learn about their cultural importance.

Modern’s (Looms & Crafts)

Modern’s is a prominent establishment in Galle that provides visitors with a look into the world of Sri Lankan weavers and craftspeople. Baysurfmonkey will introduce you to the art of handloom weaving and crafts, allowing you to understand the expertise and passion that go into making magnificent fabrics and crafts.

Sri Lanka has a strong tradition of handloom weaving, and the country is recognized for creating some of the world’s most stunning textiles. Visitors to Modern’s may observe the meticulous artistry of Sri Lankan weavers up close and learn about the numerous types of textiles made in the region. The institution gives a unique opportunity to enjoy the beauty of Sri Lankan textiles and learn about their cultural importance.

In addition to handloom weaving, Modern’s also shows a wide selection of crafts manufactured by local craftsmen. Visitors may browse through a vast selection of handcrafted items, including ceramics, woodwork, and jewelry. The institution is a wonderful spot to find unusual souvenirs and presents that are absolutely one-of-a-kind.

Unawatuna’s Coastal Paradise

As the day unfolds, we’ll go to Unawatuna, a beach paradise. Baysurfmonkey will bring you to the gorgeous Jungle Beach, a quiet hideaway surrounded by thick flora. You may enjoy snorkeling, swimming, and relaxing in this calm slice of heaven.

Explore Galle's Rich Heritage Galle day tour 2023
Explore Galle’s Rich Heritage Galle day tour 2023

6. Unawatuna Beach

Unawatuna Beach, located on the southern coast of Sri Lanka, is a tropical paradise that beckons travelers from around the world. This crescent-shaped bay is celebrated for its stunning natural beauty, clear turquoise waters, and vibrant beach culture. The golden sands stretch along the coast, providing the perfect spot for sunbathing and relaxation. The gentle waves of the Indian Ocean create a serene atmosphere, and the lush palm trees that line the beach offer natural shade and enhance the tropical ambiance. Unawatuna is often considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Sri Lanka, if not all of Asia.

Exploring the Enchanting Wonders of Galle with Baysurfmonkey (full-day)
Exploring the Enchanting Wonders of Galle with Baysurfmonkey (full-day)

Yatagala Raja Maha Viharaya: Serenity and Spirituality

Yatagala Raja Maha Viharaya is a Buddhist temple located in the Galle area of Sri Lanka. The temple is a tranquil and spiritual spot that allows guests an opportunity to escape the rush and bustle of everyday life. Baysurfmonkey’s guided tour allows tourists to view this gorgeous temple while learning about Sri Lanka’s rich cultural history.

The temple is said to have been constructed during the reign of King Devanam Piyatissa of the Anuradhapura era, when one of the first seedlings from the famous Sri Maha Bodhi Tree was planted here. The temple has been the beneficiary of royal patronage from the Three Kings of Sri Lanka and has a history that spans over 2300 years.

Visitors to Yatagala Raja Maha Viharaya may experience the exquisite architecture and tranquil interiors that represent Sri Lanka’s rich cultural history. The temple is home to a 9-meter reclining Buddha and features mural-covered walls painted in the characteristic manner of the Kandyan period. The temple is a place of devotion that has been frequented by devotees for centuries, and it continues to be an important spiritual hub in Sri Lanka.

With Baysurfmonkey as your guide, your journey around Galle and its beautiful treasures will be a compelling and engaging experience, producing cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

  1. What is Mahamodara’s Turtle Sanctuary in Galle?

    Mahamodara’s Turtle Sanctuary is a conservation institution near Galle, dedicated to protecting sea turtles. Visitors can witness these creatures up close and even participate in releasing hatchlings into the sea, contributing to turtle preservation.

  2. Tell me about Kaluwella’s Gem Museums and their significance.

    Kaluwella, a town in Galle, is renowned for its gem trade. Baysurfmonkey offers a visit to gem museums where you can learn about gem cutting, the significance of Sri Lankan jewels, and even purchase a memorable gem as a vacation keepsake.

  3. What does Modern’s in Galle offer to visitors?

    Modern’s in Galle provides insights into Sri Lankan handloom weaving and crafts. Visitors can observe the meticulous artistry of weavers, explore a variety of textiles, and discover handcrafted items like ceramics, woodwork, and jewelry.

  4. What can visitors expect at Unawatuna’s Coastal Paradise with Baysurfmonkey?

    Baysurfmonkey takes visitors to Unawatuna’s Jungle Beach, a serene hideaway surrounded by thick flora. Activities include snorkeling, swimming, and relaxation in this calm coastal paradise.

  5. What is Yatagala Raja Maha Viharaya, and why is it significant?

    Yatagala Raja Maha Viharaya is a Buddhist temple near Galle with a history spanning over 2300 years. Baysurfmonkey’s guided tour allows visitors to experience the exquisite architecture, tranquil interiors, and learn about Sri Lanka’s rich cultural history.

Top Attractions and Must-Visit Places in Galle

Galle Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located on the southern coast of Sri Lanka. The fort was built by the Portuguese in the 16th century and later fortified by the Dutch. The fort is surrounded by a large, ancient city wall and is home to several beautiful old churches, mosques, and temples. The narrow, cobble-stoned streets lined with old colonial houses give the fort a European heritage vibe. The fort is still a working community with administrative offices, courts, cafes, shops, restaurants, hotels, and more. The buildings also house artists, writers, photographers, designers, and poets. Foreigners (Europeans and Indians) own a third of the 400 houses.

The fort has several attractions that are worth visiting. One of them is the Galle Lighthouse, which was built in 1848 and is still operational today. It stands at 26.5 meters tall and offers a panoramic view of the Indian Ocean. Another attraction is the Dutch Reformed Church, which was built in 1755. It has an impressive interior with a wooden pulpit and an organ. The National Maritime Museum is another must-visit attraction in Galle Fort. It showcases Sri Lanka’s maritime history with exhibits such as ship models, maps, navigational instruments, and more.

If you’re interested in taking a tour of Galle Fort and Baysurfmonkey, there are several options available. You can book a private tour with a local guide who will take you around the fort and show you all the attractions. Alternatively, you can book a group tour, which includes transportation from your hotel to Galle Fort. If you’re interested in surfing lessons with Baysurfmonkey, you can book directly through our website.

Trip Highlights

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Portuguese and Dutch Heritage
  • Ancient City Wall
  • Architectural Diversity
  • Colonial Vibes
  • Turtle Hatchery
  • Living Community
  • Gem museum
  • Creative Hub
  • Galle Lighthouse
  • Yatagala Raja Maha Viharaya
  • National Maritime Museum
  • Unawatuna Beach

Includes/Excludes

What’s included

  • Private Air-conditioned vehicle private transportation with the English-Speaking Driver
  • All Costs related to Vehicle and Guide
  • Bottled Drinking Water
  • Entrance fees to the Mentioned Sites and Activity costs
  • Entry/Admission: Turtle Hatchery Mahamodara
  • Entry/Admission: Gem museums in Galle
  • Entry/Admission: Unawatuna Beach
  • Entry/Admission: Silk factory in Galle
  • Entry/Admission: Stilt Fishermen, Sri Lanka
  • Entry/Admission:Yatagala Raja Maha Viharaya
  • Sri lankan lunch

What’s not included

  • Alcoholic drinks (available for purchase)
  • Food and Beverages, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Other food and beverages can be ordered separately.
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

What to expect

Imagine this: you, as a solo traveler, embark on a personalized adventure just for you. Our team will curate an itinerary that matches your interests and desires, making your journey not just about the destination but about your personal exploration.

Itinerary

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Galle Fort, Church Street, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka

Galle Fort, also known as Dutch Fort, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the main tourist attraction in Galle. It is a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic area that dates back more than 400 years. The fort is a living testimony to the city’s colonial heritage, with Dutch and Portuguese influences visible in its construction. The fort’s walls extend for 2 kilometers and enclose a number of historical buildings, including churches, government buildings, and private homes. During your tour of the fort, you will visit the Dutch Reformed Church, which is one of the oldest Protestant churches still in use in Sri Lanka. You will also see the Galle Lighthouse, which is Sri Lanka’s oldest light station. Additionally, you will explore bustling stores and cobblestone streets that are steeped in history.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Mahamodara, Galle, Sri Lanka

Mahamodara’s Sea Turtle Hatchery is a conservation center dedicated to the protection of sea turtles. The hatchery rescues turtles who are in danger of losing their lives to the fishing industry, whether they are caught in nets or hunted for meat. The hatchery features tanks for injured and newly-hatched turtles and is currently home to 500 turtles of four different species. Visitors to the hatchery can watch these gorgeous creatures up close and even assist in the release of hatchlings into the sea, contributing to their preservation. You can see a number of turtles and their varieties, including baby turtles and hatching turtle eggs.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Kaluwella, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka

Kaluwella is a tiny town located in the Galle district of Sri Lanka. It is famed for its gem trade, and Baysurfmonkey can guide you to one of the gem museums where you can see how precious stones are carved into beautiful and eye-catching gems up close. You can also learn about the technique of gem cutting, the significance of Sri Lankan jewels, and more. If you’re interested in purchasing gems or stones, Baysurfmonkey can arrange that for you as well.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Modern’s (Looms & Crafts), 598 Colombo Road, Gintota, Galle 80000 Sri Lanka

We will take you to a silk factory in Galle, where you can see how the silk clothes are made. If you wish, you can shop for beautiful clothes.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Unawatuna, Unawatuna, Galle District, Southern Province

Sri Lanka is very famous for its spices all around the world. Spices are a very important commodity in Sri Lankan cuisine. In Unawatuna, we will take you to a spice garden where you can see a variety of unique and valuable spices in Sri Lanka. You can shop for spices and take them to your country to add some flavor to your food.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Jungle Beach, Unawatuna 80600 Sri Lanka

Jungle Beach in the Unawatuna area is a diverse area with a beautiful beach. You can explore the beach and surrounding area. You can visit the Peace Pagoda in Rumassala.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Unawatuna Beach, Unawatuna, Sri Lanka

You can enjoy some time relaxing on the most beautiful beach in Sri Lanka.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Yatagala Raja Maha Viharaya, Galle Sri Lanka

Yatagala Temple is an ancient temple with beautiful Buddha statues. You can visit and enjoy quiet and calm nature in the temple.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Galle, Galle, Galle District, Southern Province

We will take you to the fish market and the fruit market, where you can buy some local fruits.

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Galle – Hambantota – Wellawaya Hwy, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka

Pass By: Galle, Galle, Galle District, Southern Province

Pass By: Galle Fort, Church Street, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka

Pass By: Unawatuna Beach, Unawatuna, Sri Lanka

Pass By: Talpe, Talpe, Galle District, Southern Province

Pass By: Koggala, Koggala, Galle District, Southern Province

Pass By: Ahangama, Ahangama, Galle District, Southern Province

Pass By: Midigama, Midigama, Matara, Southern Province

Pass By: Weligama, Weligama, Matara, Southern Province

Pass By: Mirissa, Mirissa, Southern Province

Pass By: Matara, Matara, Southern Province

Pass By: Madhiha, Matara, Southern Province

Pass By: Dondra, Matara, Southern Province

Pass By: Thalalla, Dikwella, Southern Province

Pass By: Dickwella, Dikwella, Southern Province

Departure and return

With Solo Tour Guides, you’re not alone; you have your very own private, friendly tour guide, ideal for single men and women of all ages. It’s not just a tour; it’s companionship that enhances your travel experience.

Departure details Traveler pickup is offered. Galle City Full-Day Trip is organized by Baysurfmonkey (BSM) for the tourists who stay in Hiriketiya, Dickewella, Thalalla, Gandara, Dondra, Matara, Polhena, Madhiha, Kamburugamuawa, Thalaramba, Mirissa,Weligama, Midigama, Ahangama, Koggala, Habaraduwa, Thalpe, and Unawatuna Galle areas, and free pick-up and drop-off are included in these areas.

  • Hiriketiya, Sri Lanka Pick-up and drop-off from any hotels in Hiriketiya,
  • Dickewell and nearby areas. Pickup and drop-off from any hotels in Dickewella and nearby areas
  • Thalalla, Sri Lanka Pickup and drop-off from any hotels in Thalalla and nearby areas
  • Gandara, Sri Lanka Pickup and drop-off from any hotels in Gandara, Gandara, and nearby areas.
  • Matara, Sri Lanka Pickup and drop-off from any hotels in Matara, Matara, and nearby areas.
  • Polhena, Sri Lanka Pick up and drop-off are available from any hotels in Polhena and nearby areas.
  • Madhiha, Sri Lanka Pick up and drop off from any hotels in Madhiha and nearby areas.
  • Kamburugamuawa, Sri Lanka Pick up and drop off from any hotels in Kamburugamuawa and nearby areas.
  • Thalaramba, Sri Lanka Pick up and drop-off from any hotels in Thalaramba and nearby areas.
  • Mirissa, Sri LankaPick up and drop-off from any hotels in Mirissa and nearby areas.
  • Weligama, Sri Lanka Pickup and drop-off are available from any hotels in Weligama and nearby areas.
  • Midigama, Sri Lanka Pick up and drop-off from any hotels in Midigama and nearby areas.
  • Ahangama, Sri Lanka Pick up and drop-off are available from any hotels in Ahangama and nearby areas.
  • Koggala, Sri LankaPickup and drop-off from any hotels in Koggala and nearby areas.
  • Habaraduwa, Sri LankaPickup and drop-off from any hotels in Habaraduwa and nearby areas.
  • Thalpe, Sri LankaPickup and drop-off from any hotels in Thalpe and nearby areas.
  • Unawatuna, Sri LankaPickup and drop-off from any hotels in Unawatuna and nearby areas.
  • Galle, Sri LankaPick up and drop off from any hotels in Galle and nearby areas.

Accessibility

  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Near public transportation
  • Not wheelchair accessible

Additional information

Whether you’re a solo traveler seeking a travel companion or a tailor-made adventure, our agency has the expertise to create a journey that’s uniquely yours. Your solo adventure is our specialty, and we’re here to make it extraordinary.

Additional information

  • A confirmation will be received at the time of booking.Please be ready at the hotel lobby 15 minutes before the pick-up time.
  • This is a private tour
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate This is a private tour or activity.
  • Only your group will participate
  • It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes for nature trekking.
  • You have to expect leaches throughout the trek.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather.
  • If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • Most travelers can participate.

FAQs

How Much Time Should I Allocate for a Day Trip to Galle from Down South Sri Lanka?

On average, you can expect this immersive experience to take approximately 10 hours. This time frame allows you to fully enjoy the wonders of a day trip to Galle, from trekking through its pristine environment to preparing to be captivated by the beauty of nature with BaySurfMonkey as your guide.

What is the cost of the Galle Day Trip from Unawatuna, Ahangama, Weligama, Mirissa and Matara?

The price for our adventure at Galle Day starts at €46.00. For detailed pricing and booking, visit our website at baysurfmonkey.com

Which Company Offers Full-Day Trips to Day Galle from Galle Matara Tourist Area?

BaySurfMonkey Tours proudly provides full-day trips to Galle from down south. Our experienced team ensures a memorable and enriching experience. Read reviews, explore additional experiences, or get in touch with us for more information. Discover and book your day trip to Gallea on BaysurfMonkey.

Cancellation Policy?

To receive a full refund, kindly cancel your booking at least 24 hours before the scheduled start time of the experience. For more information, please contact us through BaysurfMonkey.

Have questions?

“Even if you’re a solo explorer, we’ve got your back!” At our travel agency, we believe that every traveler, whether single or in a group, deserves an unforgettable journey. That’s why we specialize in crafting unique, individual tours for solo adventurers.

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MARVELS OF GALLE LIGHTHOUSE CHARMS WITH BAYSURFMONKEY (FULL-DAY)
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Galle Day Tour