Galle Dutch Fort Tour – Madu River Safari & Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery Guided Tour.
Sri Lankan Tour Hub offers you an amazing historical and Adventure tour that will have you travel across of the Galle Dutch Fort, Madu River Boat Safari and Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan Tour Hub Travel Partner will guide you through this magical journey where you will have the perfect opportunity to escape yourself from the daily mundane life. In this getaway, you will have the chance to spot Sri Lankan beach sites, tour while discovering the history, culture, beauty, and adventure of Sri Lanka..!
- Guided tour for all the places & Activities
- Free entrance tickets & safari boat
- Ultimate knowledge while discover the tour
- Free transportation
- Boat safari
1 day in English
The organizer also speaks: Sinhalese, Spanish, German
Airport transfer available: Bandaranaike International Airport (US$80)
Airport transfer available: Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (US$ 90)
Accommodation For Request
- Hot spring
- Air-conditioned rooms
- Barbecue facilities
- Dining area
- Environmentally friendly
- Honesty bar
- Meditation garden
- Picnic area
- Special menu request
- Yoga deck
- Bicycle rental
- Car rental
- Currency exchange
- Dry cleaning
- Free parking
- Free Wi-Fi
- Internet access
- Ironing / ironing board
- Medical assistance
- Meeting room
- Parking lot
- Tour assistance
- Wireless internet
With your request you will be accommodated in full air condition luxury privet villa or resorts provided by Sri Lankan Tour Hub during this vacation. You have the option of staying in private rooms.
Day 1:- Madu River Boat Safari – Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery & Galle Dutch Fort.
Once you arrive at Galle, Sri Lankan Tour Hub’s guides will pick you up and then, you will directly be transferred to the Madu River. You will check-in and meet the team. There, you will enjoy local foods and Sri Lankan style cocktails. On this day, the guides will show you the city, beach and village around Madu Lagoon. Afterward, the guide has organized excursion by boat for Madu River.
Madu River Boat Safari
You cruise in canopies, outboard motors powered boats, en route take in the view of a 200 year old temple and watch the locals cultivating cinnamon. You may also see traditional fishing techniques in action and can view demonstrations of coir manufacture and rope making. You can also see 46 species of birds reside in the area including 14 aquatic varieties. You will also spot huge water lilies and colorful butterflies. This excursion will be 2 hours and free time to have your lunch near Madu river..!
Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery
After this event the guides will pick you up and then, you will directly be transferred to the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery. The turtle hatcheries on the coast around Bentota and Kosgoda claim to increase the odds for the turtles by paying locals for the eggs at a rate slightly above that which they would fetch on the market. The eggs are then incubated by the hatchery. After a short stay in a tank the babies are released under the cover of darkness (in the wild, the babies also emerge at night).
The reality of the situation is that the turtle hatcheries might be doing more damage than good. When a baby turtle hatches it retains a part of the yolk from the egg, which acts as a vital energy source when the turtles first swim out to sea. By keeping the babies for even a very short time in a tank, as well as adults who have been injured by nets or in other calamities. Many environmental groups recommend you do not visit the more commercial hatcheries around Bentota area. This excursion will end at 3 pm and the guides will pick you up and then, you will directly be transferred to the Galle Dutch Fort..!
Galle Dutch Fort
Galle Dutch Fort, in the Bay of Galle on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese, then extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onward. It is a historical, archaeological and architectural heritage monument, which even after more than 423 years maintains a polished appearance, due to extensive reconstruction work done by Archaeological Department of Sri Lanka. It is the best example of a fortified city built by Europeans in South and South-East Asia, showing the interaction between European architectural styles and South Asian traditions.
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Check out is by 7:00 p.m. Grab some photos and some mercy to show off to your travel friends. Make sure you’ve got everyone on Facebook and say goodbye to your camp family. They miss you already.
- Madu River Boat Safari & Excursion
- Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery
- Galle Dutch Fort Tour
Madu River in the Southern region of Sri Lanka lies the Galle district. Balpitiya is a little town in the district and would be quite unimportant; except for the location of a river. The Madu River is very rich in biodiversity. It passes through the wet zone of Sri Lanka opening up into the large Madu Lagoon on its way to the Indian Ocean. The Madu River area surrounding the river are all swampy marshlands covered in mangrove forests and those forests covers over 61 hectares, that is over 150 acres,14 of the 24 species of mangroves are found in this area. The largest animal in the region is the wild boar. There are other smaller animals such as monkeys, a variety of squirrels and etc. When it comes to birds, cormorants and kingfishers are a common sight. For avid bird watchers, the mangrove forests are a dream coming true.
Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery
Turn down a small track on the A2 at the Km72/73 post to find this operation, located in a quiet spot right on a pristine beach. Look for the 50-year-old turtle and the blind albino turtle, both of which have miraculously survived both humans (nets) and nature (tsunami). Arrive at 6pm and you can help release the three-day-old hatch lings into the ocean
Galle Dutch Fort
The Dutch Fort in Galle is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is the largest remaining fortress in Asia built by European occupiers. Take an exciting walk through this heritage site that boasts of a colorful history. Observe the many sites such as the Old Gate with the British Coat-of-Arms inscribed on it, the Old Dutch Hospital, the ramparts that run around the fortress with its excellent view of the ocean, the clock tower built in 1882, the light house built in 1939,the many bastions – each made for a specific purpose, Dutch colonial style houses with gables and verandas, the Dutch Reformed Church built in 1640, the New Oriental Hotel, originally built in 1694, the National Maritime Museum and more.
On this tour you can have the best local food experience as well as the western and Sri Lankan foods in the local restaurants.
The following meals are included:
The following drinks are included:
The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:
- Whole food
- Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it’s a good idea to communicate it to the organizer when making a reservation
- Entrance tickets to all the places & Activities
- 1 day of free transport
- Safari Boat & Life Jackets
- 1 days free guiding
- Ultimate knowledge about all the places
What’s not included
- Airport transfers & Pickup to Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB)
- Flights to and from Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB)
- Lunch and dinner for 1 days
- Massage and spa treatments
- Optional activities
Arrival by airplane
Please book your flight to arrive at Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) or Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (HRI). Sri Lankan Tour Hub will pick you up from the airport. Transfer from Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (HRI), however, incurs an extra cost.
Airport: Bandaranaike International Airport (US$ 90) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport Airport transfer available: Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (US$ 90) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
- A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
- The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 10 days before the arrival date.
- The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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