Galle Day Tour

Galle, 119km from Colombo, is a major city situated at the tip of the South Western coast of Sri Lanka. Being a coastal area, it is quite hot and humid but has an abundance of beautiful beaches in every town that you pass while travelling from Colombo to Galle. The Galle Fort was built by the Portuguese, fortified later by the Dutch and is well preserved till today. In addition to the Portuguese and Dutch remains, you will also find many British mansions left behind. As for beaches, the Unawatuna Bay probably tops it all and is safe for snorkelling and swimming because a reef protects it. There you have it, a day tour of the city of Galle in a nutshell. In case there is a delay in your departure, try using the Southern Expressway, a recently built highway that can take you to Galle in half the time.

Summary of the Tour


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When to go

If departing from Colombo, 8.00a.m should be ideal to have enough time for a day tour of Galle.

Is this Day Tour for me?

Anyone holiday-ing in Sri Lanka should visit Galle, especially those who love the ocean side.

Can it be tailor-made?

Yes, we can customize the tour for you. If you wish to go to any place not mentioned in the route, simply inform us in advance and we will make the arrangements.

Plan your visit

Places you will visit

Turtle Hatchery and Farm

Turtle Hatchery and Farm

Turtle hatchery: This is where sea turtles are preserved in Sri Lanka. It is a non-profit organization maintained to preserve sea turtles for the coming generation. Since its establishment in 1986, approximately 500000 sea turtles have been released into the ocean.

Plan your visit

Visit Galle Dutch Fort City

Visit Galle Dutch Fort City

The Dutch Fort in Galle is one of the best preserved sea forts in all of South Asia. UNESCO recognized it in the late 1980s as a unique example of urban ensemble that exhibits a fusion of European architecture as well as South Asian traditions between the 16th to 19th centuries.

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Visit Madu Lake

Visit Madu Lake

The famous unforgettable river boat safari in Madu Ganga is GOALS! And yes, don’t miss the fish spa!

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Visit Weligama stilt Fisherman and beautiful beach

Visit Weligama stilt Fisherman and beautiful beach

Here you can observe the old and mind boggling custom of using stilts for fishing. These fishermen are often seen on the beaches at sunset, noon and sunrise. They walk into the water with their poles and engraft them into the sea bed, and balance themselves on a cross bar attached to the pole.

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Things you will do

Enjoy a beautiful boat ride in the Madu Lake

Glimpse through the Galle Dutch Fort

Touch the Sri Lankan beaches

Interact with turtles


  • Bring cotton cloths, hats and caps with Sun Glasses.
  • Sun tan lotion and hats are a must as protection from the sun.
  • Drink water as much you can to avoid heatstroke


  • Don’t wear fancy clothing and footwear if you intent to interact with the coastal areas.
  • Don’t forget to pick up some souvenirs and the popular semi-precious stones for jewelry making.
  • Do not sunbathe topless. It is prohibited.

How they experienced it

My mom, together with my brother and sister are currently on the road traveling in Sri Lanka covering Colombo – Dambulla – Sigiriya – Pollunuwara – Kandy and Hill Country (Hatton) – Galle in 11 days. We are traveling on a comfortable and new Mini Van chauffeured by Dharmasiri Silva which was arranged by Mr. Dinesh Perera, the owner of Blue Lanka Tours.
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Not to Miss

  • Walking through Galle Dutch fort
  • Enjoy the baby turtles activity
  • Try stilt fishing!
  • Capture the beauty of the coastline with your camera

In a Gist

Who is it for

Beach and history lovers

What it covers

A gist of the long history of Portuguese, Dutch and British rulers in Galle, as well as a detailed tour of the lovely beaches!

Comfort Level


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