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EXPLORING THE ENCHANTING WONDERS OF GALLE WITH BAYSURFMONKEY (FULL-DAY)

10 Hours

If you’re seeking a travel adventure in Galle Sri Lanka that combines natural beauty, 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.

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

1. Madu River Boat Safari

Our adventure begins with a tranquil boat ride along the Madu River, which starts near the Balapitiya bridge. The Madu River Boat Safari is an immersive experience that takes you through enchanting natural flora and introduces you to the diverse living creatures that call this river home. As you drift along, you’ll be greeted by the sight of lush mangroves on both sides of the river, a sanctuary for numerous bird species, reptiles, and fish. The Madu River is the second-largest wetland in Sri Lanka and is an essential stop for nature lovers.

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

2. Turtle Hatchery in Hikkaduwa

Sri Lanka is renowned for its sea turtles, and the Turtle Hatchery in Hikkaduwa plays a crucial role in their protection and conservation. Baysurfmonkey’s tour to the Turtle Hatchery is not just a typical tourist excursion; it’s a chance to be part of an incredible conservation journey. You’ll have the opportunity to get up close and personal with these magnificent creatures and witness their dedicated efforts to protect and release sea turtles. By visiting the hatchery, you’re not only creating lasting memories but also contributing to the preservation of these ancient mariners.

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

3. Tsunami Photo Museum

The Tsunami Photo Museum in Hikkaduwa is a touching tribute to the memory of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami. This museum takes visitors on a poignant journey through the science and history of the tsunami. It’s a continuation of the efforts of Third Wave volunteers, led by Dr. Alison Thompson, the author of “The Third Wave: A Volunteer Story.” The museum is a reminder of the strength and resilience of the communities affected by this natural disaster.

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

4. Ariyapala Mask Museum

Sri Lankan culture is rich and diverse, and traditional masks have played a significant role in the country’s folklore for centuries. These masks are not only used in theatrical performances but also have deep-rooted cultural and ritual significance. The Ariyapala Mask Museum in Ambalangoda is the ideal place to learn about the intricate art of mask-making unique to Sri Lanka. The museum features a workshop and a library designed to introduce visitors to the rich tradition of mask craftsmanship in Ambalangoda.

5. Galle Sri Lanka

Galle Dutch Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, stands as a living testament to Sri Lanka’s colonial past. Initially constructed by Portuguese colonizers in 1588 and later fortified by the Dutch in 1663, the fort has retained its historical charm and significance. Baysurfmonkey’s Galle Dutch Fort and City Tour offers a captivating journey through this historic site. You can walk along the fort’s ramparts, taking in breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean. Inside the fort, explore the Maritime Museum, which houses maritime artifacts and exhibits that provide insights into Galle’s maritime heritage.

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)

7. Stilt Fishermen

Stilt fishing is a unique method of fishing that is synonymous with Sri Lanka. This traditional practice involves fishermen perching on crossbars attached to vertical poles driven into the seabed a few meters offshore. From this elevated position, the fishermen cast their lines and patiently wait for the fish to bite. While this fishing technique may appear primitive, it is a captivating sight and a symbol of Sri Lanka’s cultural heritage.

In conclusion, Galle, Sri Lanka, is a destination that offers a diverse range of experiences. From the serenity of the Madu River to the historical significance of Galle Fort, and from the vibrant beauty of Unawatuna Beach to the cultural richness of the Ariyapala Mask Museum, Galle has something for every traveler. With Baysurfmonkey as your guide, you’re not just visiting these destinations; you’re embarking on an unforgettable journey filled with insights, encounters, and memories that will last a lifetime.

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
  • Tsunami Photo Museum
  • Living Community
  • Creative Hub
  • Galle Lighthouse
  • National Maritime Museum
  • Unawatuna Beach

Includes/Excludes

What’s included

  • Private Air-conditioned vehicle private transportation with the English-Speaking Driver
  • Mineral Water Bottle
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off by air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Government taxes; hidden costs
  • Entrance fees to the Mentioned Sites and Activity costs
  • Entry/Admission: Madu River
  • Entry/Admission: Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa
  • Entry/Admission: Tsunami Photo Museum
  • Entry/Admission: Unawatuna Beach
  • Entry/Admission: Stilt Fishermen, Sri Lanka
  • Lunch is included in the lunch package.
  • King Coconut

What’s not included

  • 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: Madu River, Nilwala River Safari, Bridge View, Custom Road, Balapitiya , Sri Lanka 941906362 Call And Contact, Balapitiya 80550 Sri Lanka

The Madu River Boat Safari starts near the bridge of Balapitiya and takes you on a voyage through enchanting natural flora and living creatures. In the beginning, you will see some hotels on the shore. As you move forward, you will see mangroves on both sides of the river. The mangroves are home to many species of birds, reptiles, and fish.

The Madu River Boat Safari helps you experience one of the most popular river forests in Sri Lanka. The Madu Ganga, or Madu River, is the second-largest wetland in Sri Lanka and is used in most of Sri Lanka’s road trips. At the same time, the Madu River is the only Ramsar wetland in the region. Out of all the riparian forests in Sri Lanka, the Madu River is the most common riverine vegetation on the island, so it’s definitely worth adding to your itinerary if you’re visiting Sri Lanka’s western and southern coast resort towns.

The area of the Madu River wetland is 915 hectares and has been a national sanctuary since 2006. The biodiversity of the Madu Ganga / Madu River includes 70 different fish species, 31 species of reptiles, 11 species of agnatic mollusks, 14 species of land-dwelling mollusks, 247 animal species, 14 different species of mangroves (out of 24 in the country), 50 species of butterflies, and 111 species of birds.

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Stop At: Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa, Galle Road Colombo, Hikkaduwa 80240 Sri Lanka

The Turtle Hatchery in Hikkaduwa has a significant success rate in terms of protecting and releasing sea turtles. Their efforts have contributed to an increase in sea turtle populations in the region. By visiting Baysurfmonkey, you’re not only getting an up-close encounter with these magnificent creatures but also supporting the conservation work.

Traveling with Baysurfmonkey to the Turtle Hatchery in Hikkaduwa is not just a regular tourist excursion; it’s a chance to be part of an incredible conservation journey. You’ll leave with a deep appreciation for the wonders of the ocean, a greater understanding of sea turtle conservation, and memories that will last a lifetime. So, if you’re planning a trip to Hikkaduwa, make sure to include this unique experience in your itinerary and be a part of something truly special. Your journey with Baysurfmonkey to the Turtle Hatchery will leave you with a newfound connection to the marine world and a sense of pride in contributing to its preservation.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Tsunami Photo Museum, Temple Road, Just north of Hikkaduwa, the Telwatta Sri Lanka

The Community Tsunami Museum is aimed at educating communities on tsunamis and preserving the memories of the 2004 tsunami. This museum is the continuation of the efforts of Third Wave volunteers, led by Dr. Alison Thompson (author of The Third Wave: A Volunteer Story and director of the film Third Wave). This museum will take you on a touching journey through the science and history of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ariyapala Mask Museum, 426 Main Street, Ambalangoda, 80300 Sri Lanka

Traditional masks have played an important role in Sri Lankan culture and folklore for centuries. Used for both theatrical performances and rituals, these masks are carefully handcrafted by skilled craftsmen who have learned the art from their forefathers. The Ariyapala Mask Museum in Ambalangoda is an excellent way of learning and understanding mask making that is unique to Sri Lanka. The museum has a workshop and library that are specifically designed to introduce the richness of the mask tradition of Ambalangoda.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Galle Dutch Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has been standing for centuries. It is located on Sri Lanka’s southern coast in the town of Galle. The fort was built by Portuguese colonizers in 1588 but was later fortified by the Dutch in 1663. Today, it stands as a testament to Sri Lanka’s colonial past.

Baysurfmonkey’s Galle Dutch Fort and City Tour is an immersive experience that takes you back in time to explore this historic site. The tour begins at the magnificent Galle Dutch Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with colonial charm and historical significance. 

Visitors can walk along the ramparts of the fort while enjoying breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean. The sound of waves and sea breeze create a tranquil atmosphere. Within the fort, visitors can explore the Maritime Museum, which houses maritime artifacts and historical exhibits, offering insights into Galle’s maritime heritage.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Unawatuna Beach, Unawatuna, Sri Lanka

Unawatuna Beach, located on the southern coast of Sri Lanka, is a tropical paradise that beckons travelers from around the world. This picturesque crescent-shaped bay is renowned for its stunning natural beauty, clear turquoise waters, and vibrant beach culture. Here, we’ll explore the allure and attractions of Unawatuna Beach, making it a must-visit destination for beach lovers and adventurers.

Unawatuna is celebrated for its idyllic beachscape. The golden sands stretch along the coast, providing ample space for sunbathing and relaxation. The gentle waves of the Indian Ocean lap the shore, creating a serene atmosphere. 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 in all of Asia.

Unawatuna Beach enjoys the unique advantage of being protected by a natural coral reef. This reef acts as a barrier, reducing the impact of strong ocean currents and making the bay suitable for swimming and water activities. The serene waters within this protective enclave are ideal for families and those looking for a relaxing beach experience.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Stilt Fishermen Sri Lanka, Koggala Sri Lanka

Stilt fishing is a method of fishing unique to the island country of Sri Lanka, known as “the Pearl of the Indian Ocean”. The fishermen sit on a cross bar called a ‘petta’ tied to a vertical pole and driven into the sand a few meters offshore. From this high position, the fishermen cast their line and wait until a fish comes along to be caught. Although the approach looks primitive and ancient,

Duration: 30 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 10–11 hours. This time frame allows you to fully enjoy the wonders of Day Trip to Galle, from trekking through its pristine environment to Prepare 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 €84.00. 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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EXPLORING THE ENCHANTING WONDERS OF GALLE WITH BAYSURFMONKEY (FULL-DAY)
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Galle Day Tour