Tour No 07: Day Tour from Colombo to Galle

Old City of Galle Our driver/guide will pick you up at your centrally located Colombo hotel or at the entrance of the Dutch Hospital area in the centre of the Colombo. You leave the city and drive along the palm fringed coast to the south passing well known beach resorts like Kalutara, Beruwala, Bentota and Hikkaduwa. Along the road there are many interesting things to be seen, for instance the “toddy-tapers”, young men who climb high into the trees to collect the sweet, milky sap of the coconut blossom, or one of the many turtle hatcheries. You will make a longer stop at the old city of Galle, which was the capital city when the Dutch ruled before the British invaded the Pearl of the Orient. The fort with its impressive great rampart is well preserved. In 1505 the Portuguese took the town from the Singhalese king and built large fortifications which they called Santa Cruz. In 1640 the Dutch stormed the fortress. They later incorporated the remains of the Portuguese fortification in an imposing new fort for the protection of the harbour and the sea routes. At your convenience you can have lunch  at your own cost a hotel or restaurant in Galle and if time permits to enjoy a swim in the sea. You return to Colombo which you will reach in the evening on the highway from which you enjoy a magnificent view into the country side. Total distance about 260 km. Fishermen with net Snake Charmer 2 Prices per person per tour:

 

For 1 person alone                                                USD   140.00
For 1 person with 2 person participating         USD     85.00
For 1 person with 3 persons participating       USD     65.00
For 1 person with 4 or more participating       USD    33.00
For children up to 12 years 50% reduction on adult prices