Touch-icon-iphone-76x76

DownloadThrillophiliaApp

Book Tour and Activities on the Go!

X

Galle Tour Packages

Galle hosts a number of tourists every year and one can avail many Galle tour packages. Sri Lanka is a very beautiful island and it is a wonderful place to visit. Sri Lankans are said to be very rich in their culture and heritage and Galls reflects the same. There are some lovely places which one can visit in Galle. Galle is renowned all over the world for its fort. The Galle Fort was built in the 16th century and has passed the test of time. It is the largest fort in the whole of Asia which has been built by Europeans and one is sure to be blown away by its grandeur. Due to its rich history, over the years some great monuments have been built in Galle.

Most of the historic monuments present in Galle were built in the 17th century and they say a lot about the culture of the people residing there. If a person gets bored of visiting these places, then they can try out any of the activities available in Galle. Trekking is probably the most sought-after activity here. Mountain Biking and hiking are also very famous activities here. Since Sri Lanka is surrounded by water on all sides, water activities quite famous here. Even in Galle, people look forward to doing water activities like sailing, jet skiing, etc. One thing that Galle is known for all over the world is its beaches.

The beaches of Galle are the perfect place to visit if one is looking to just relax and enjoy themselves. The white sand and the turquoise water are beautiful to watch. Galle is the ideal place to visit if one wants to explore nature and appreciate its beauty. One feels closer to nature and starts appreciating everything around them after they visit Galle and avail Galle tour packages.

  • Featured
    Mountain Bike Ride in Sri Lanka
    l
    Akuressa
    h6 Hours

    About The Activity: Enthrall in 35 kms bike ride through the tea plantation in Akuressa, the journey is a relatively leisurely with small uphill climbs and terrains.Get picked up from your hotel in Galle and start your tour at 8.30 am for morning departure and experience the local biodiversity in Sri Lanka - working tea plantation, topical palms, ferns and lots of coconut trees. Enjoy a pit stop for a refreshment at the tea plantation and take a 15 minute walk to the river where you can enjoy a dip in the fresh waters of Hayare Rain forest.Stroll around the picturesque mountains of Galle and the surrounding region and explore the same.  In the afternoon at around 1 PM, enjoy a lip-smacking local lunch and conclude your trip at around 2.30 PM by getting dropped off to your hotel in Galle.

    Very Good 4.0
    27 ratings

    Starting from

    12% OFF

    2450


    2790

  • l
    Galle
    h7 Hours

    About the activity:Join an organised walking tour to meet new friends and learn more about the Kottawa Rainforest and Arboretum woods.Get picked up from your hotel in Galle and start your tour at 7.30 am for morning departure or 2.30 pm for afternoon departure. Walk over tropical lowland rain forest or tropical wet evergreen forest and be prepared to get your boots dirty.Kottawa Rainforest and Arboretum guided walks are a great way to see the forest through the eyes of a local expert, listen to interesting facts and stories about the landscape and wildlife.End your seven hours walking tour at around 2.30 PM for morning session and 9.30 PM for the afternoon session by getting dropped off to your hotel in Galle. 

    Good 3.0
    28 ratings

    Starting from

    18% OFF

    3062


    3743

  • l
    Galle
    h6 Hours

    About the Activity: Delight in this amazing cycling tour which is recommended for families with kids for a truly exhilarating experience.Get picked up from your hotels in Galle Fort, Unawatuna, and Koggala at around 8 AM and proceed to the start point, from where the activity starts at around 8.30 AM.Continue your journey and enjoy the scenic beauty of Galle and visit some of the most beautiful and important tourist locations of the same. The duration of the tour is around 6 hours, giving you sufficient time to explore the beauty of surroundings and the places. End your amazing cycling tour at around 2.30 PM and head back to your respective hotels. 

    Very Good 4.0
    38 ratings

    Starting from

    19% OFF

    1089


    1361

  • l
    Galle
    h6 Hours

    About the Activity: Indulge in an exhilarating hiking tour with your family or friends in Hiyare, a small town near Galle in Sri Lanka.Begin this delightful trek at around 08:30 AM after getting picked up from your hotels in Galle Fort, Koggala, and UnawatunaAfter a quick briefing session get transferred by Tuk Tuk to local village where you will begin your hiking tour. During your trek, take a walk through the local village, witness the local tea plantation and begin the hike to the top of the hills that will take approximately 2 to 3 hours. Delight in the beauty of a small waterfall fresh water fed from the Hiyare rainforest and enjoy a light refreshments during your trip. Dry off from your time in the water before finishing your hike.End your hiking tour at around 2.30 PM by getting dropped off to your hotels. 

    Good 3.0
    41 ratings

    Starting from

    1089


  • l
    Galle
    h11 Hours

    About the Activity: The journey of a sightseeing tour through coastal Sri Lanka begins as you are picked up from your hotel in Colombo at around 7 AM and proceed towards the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery that aims to protect the sea turtles and their eggs where you can witness the turtles hatching and crawling towards the ocean. Thereafter, you will be proceeding towards Madu Ganga, where you can enjoy a river safari for 1.5 Hours.The evening brings with it, a visit to Galle Fort and the lighthouse which is built in the Dutch style of architecture.End your amazing exploration trip of coastal Sri Lanka at around 6 PM by getting dropped off to your hotels in Colombo. 

    Good 3.0
    38 ratings

    Starting from

    7% OFF

    8506


    9186

  • l
    Akuressa
    h11 Hours

    About The Activity: Enthrall in a 35 km bike ride through the tea plantation in Akuressa, the journey is a relatively leisurely with small uphill climbs and terrains. Get picked up from your hotel in Galle Fort, Unawatuna or Koggala at around 8.30 AM in the morning and proceed to the starting point. Enjoy a pit stop for a refreshment at the tea plantation and take a 15 minute walk to the river where you can enjoy a dip in the fresh waters of Hiyare Rain forest. The bike ride is provided with all necessary equipment for an enjoyable ride through the rough terrains.End your amazing mountain bike ride in the evening at around 7-8 PM and get dropped to your respective hotels in Kandy.

    Very Good 4.0
    28 ratings

    Starting from

    8% OFF

    2178


    2382

  • l
    Galle
    d2 Days n1 Night

    About the Activity: Expedition camp is located on a peninsula in the forest and surrounded by two rivers (deep enough for swimming) and just beyond a tea plantation in Sinharaja.After your arrival at the campsite, start your day with a lip-smacking breakfast and indulge in the bird watching activity as you enjoy the meal.Aftermath, embark on a short hiking amidst the dense and beautiful forest and explore the same.In the afternoon, enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch in the magical setting, followed by some fun filled activities and relaxation.In the night, carve your hunger with the five course dinner with beer and alcohol amidst the heart warming setting where the whole area is lit up with traditional flame torches and a roaring campfire. The next day, head back to your home with lots of memories, after a delicious breakfast. 

    Very Good 4.0
    23 ratings

    Starting from

    19% OFF

    27489


    34293

  • l
    Galle
    h12 Hours

    About the Activity:If you are looking for some amazing and adventurous cycling trip, this tour is a perfect fit for you. Your trip begins at 07:30 AM, by meeting at Sri Lanka Bicycle Trips shop and proceed to Galle Fort, from where the cycling trip will startCycle along vast stretches of paddy fields and coconut farms, before you stop for a lip-smacking lunch at around 1 PM in the home of an aristocratic Lankan family. During your lunch, acquaint yourself about their authentic culture and traditions and also get a chance to learn a few words from their language. Aftermath at around 3 PM start cycling again and reach the tea factory, where you can witness the process of tea making and also can taste various types of teas.Leave from the tea factory at around 4.15 PM and cycle till the Galle Fort where you will drop your cycles.Transfer back to Colombo from Galle Fort and after reaching there at 7.30 PM. end your tour.

    Good 3.0
    37 ratings

    Starting from

    10500


  • l
    Galle
    h4 Hours

    About the Activity:Spend a day fishing in a private boat charter with your family and friends and indulge in a fishing experience in Galle, Sri Lanka.Get picked up from your hotel in the morning at 7 AM and proceed to the starting point from where you will depart for the amazing bottom fishing activity in the boat. During your trip, refresh yourself with sandwiches, a bottle of cold beer and enjoy the exciting sport of bottom fishing on the southern coasts of Sri Lanka.This tour is designed to accommodate veterans and beginner angler as you will be assisted by instructors for an enjoyable fishing experience. After fishing for four hours, at around 11 AM head back to the harbor and get dropped off to your respective hotels in Galle. 

    Very Good 4.0
    24 ratings

    Starting from

    6% OFF

    4763


    5104

  • l
    Colombo
    d10 Days n9 Nights

    About the Activity:This tour of Sri Lanka for 10 days takes you through umpteen number of wonderful landmarks of the country which symbolise its historic transformation.You will get more than enough time to rediscover the treasures hidden in the different cities like Siligiriya, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Galle, Yala, Bentota and Colombo.During this extensive sightseeing tour, you cross a lot of tourist destinations of Sri Lanka viz. Polonaruwa museum, Minneriya national park, Dalada Maligawa, Dambulla cave temple, Peradeniya botanical gardens and  Pinnawala elephant orphanage.Also, you might be strolling along the wonderful tea plantations in Nuwara Eliya, the famous temples in this city, the beaches in Bentota, the old streets of Galle etc.Marvel at the nightlife of Colombo as well during your pleasant trip.The package includes food, accommodation and transportation during the trip.

    Very Good 4.0
    41 ratings

    Starting from

    108865


Attractions

Dutch_hospital.jpg

Old Dutch Hospital

This building is one of those areas that have preserved their charm for quite a few centuries now. Constructed during 1681, this building crossed many stages before getting converted into a shopping complex that it is today.

%place_in_between_here%%

Location
: This shopping arcade is located in the Galle Fort area, at Hospital Street.

Highlights
: This is the most ancient building in Colombo Fort and was set up with the main purpose of providing medical assistance to people working for Dutch East India Company. Do not miss to visit Odels, one of the most decent joints selling high-quality souvenirs and clothes. If you are interested in shopping and eating good food, you have to visit this area as it lined with lots of cafés and eating joints.


Timings
: It is open from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM on all days of the week. 

Price
: Entry to this place is not chargeable.
1094345048_1db7fb40b5_o.jpg

Galle Fort/Dutch Fort

Dutch Fort is one of the most extraordinary historical and archeological sites of the world. The fort was first constructed by Portuguese in the late sixteenth century and fortified expansively by the Dutch in the mid-seventeenth century. It is a stunning blend of archeology, architecture, and history in the backdrop of the tropical atmosphere.  Its appeal lies in that it is not just a historical monument. Even today the life is buzzing inside it, with a museum, gorgeous villas, administrative offices, antique shops, cafes, bookstores and lifestyle stores.


Location: Situated in the Southern Sri Lankan Coast in the Bay of Galle just 132 KM from Colombo.

Highlights: A stroll on the streets will let you experience the beautiful architecture of the colonial style buildings that still exudes the warmth and charm. Visit National Maritime Museum, stop by Meera Mosque and enjoy delicacies at Lucky Fort Restaurant and Galle Fort Hotel Restaurant.

Timing: Opened 24 hours a day 

18436933176_1d582f87a4_o.jpg

Dutch Reformed Church

One of the finest and most traditional Tourist attractions in Galle which is worth to visit and admire is the Galle Fort. The Dutch Reformed Church is the ancient building located in the premises of the fort. The building’s date goes back the 18th century during the Dutch period.

A walk through the Fort ground along with the humble caretaker, immersing in his never-ending fancy stories will take you back to the era whence it was built. The Church is also known as Groot Kert.



Highlights: Many tombstones dating back to the 17th can be observed; this church also is a Cruciform with shorter transepts separated by two arches. The floor is marked with gravestones. The beautiful pulpit made from Malaysian wood, calamander is a beautiful sight and near to the pulpit is the memorial of De Ly Family.

Location: Church Street, Galle fort

Timings: 9 am to 5 Pm
8429167343_9b71ba0ffa_o.jpg

Flag Rock

After a tiresome day, if you wish to end it with some peace and watch the sun set on the horizon, hear the seagulls beckoning you and also observe the waves crash the rocks forming a soulful music then Galle Flag Rock Bastion is where you need to go.  The Flag Rock an ex-Portuguese Bastion, situated at the southernmost end of the Galle Fort, today is a popular destination for tourists to witness the sunset. This Rock was a natural defence center during the Dutch period, from where ships were alerted about dangers lurking and also from the unseen rocks underwater by firing Musket shots from the Pigeon Island.



Location: Rampart St. Galle 

Highlights:
Scenic surrounding; to your west, you will be able to locate the lighthouse and the Gunpowder Museum opposite to the Meeran Masjid.

Ask a Question

What You Should Know More About Tours in Galle

  • What are the famous places to visit on a sightseeing tour in Galle?

    Galle is a city on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka. The city is one of the major cities of the county, hosts a lot of tourists throughout the year and there are several places in Galle which one can visit. Some of those places are:

    • Galle Fort- It is the pride of Galle and the largest fort in the whole of Asia built by Europeans. Its strength can be known from the fact the Galle Fort sustained the 2006 tsunami.
    • Dutch Reformed Church- This church was built in the early 17th century. It is a major tourist attraction and several people visit the church to find their spirituality.
    • Old Gate- It is known for the amazing engraving it has. The Old Gate of Galle was built in the 17th century and is a beautiful site to visit.
    • Flag Rock- It is the southernmost part of Galle and people flock to the place to enjoy the view of sunrise and sunset.

  • Which are the most adventurous trekking tours in Galle?

    Trekking is one of the most sought-after adventure activity in Galle. It is the best activity is one wants to explore nature in its true sense. Trekking is a really tiring activity but the fun one gets from doing it is amazing. The feeling of joy and triumph one gets when they finish the trek is unparalleled. One also gets a panoramic of the surrounding scenic beauty of the place from the top, when they finish the trek. There are many places in Galle where one can go for trekking but the best of those are:

    • Sinhagala Trek
    • Hayare
    • Sinharaja Rainforest Trek

  • Which are the best mountain biking trails in Galle?

    Galle is a beautiful city and has a number of hiking and biking trails. Mountain biking is an exciting activity. One rides a bike on the mountainous regions of a place. The abilities of a person as a biker are tested when they go for mountain biking as the roads are very uneven. The best part about mountain biking is that one gets to enjoy the scenery of the surroundings while riding. Some of the best mountain biking trails in Galle are:

    • Paddy and Lake Trail
    • Nuwara Eliya Tea Trails
    • Akuressa Trail

  • Which are the places for a wildlife experience in Galle?

    Sri Lanka is a beautiful country to visit and the same can be said about Galle. The weather conditions in Galle are very pleasant, therefore flora and fauna thrive in Galle. Galle hosts a lot of tourists every year because of its abundance in wildlife. Many photography enthusiasts also visit the city in order to capture the animals in their camera. There are many places in Galle where one can get a wildlife experience but the best places in Galle for these experiences are:

    • Sinharaja Forest Reserve
    • Uda Walawe National Park
    • Turtle Hatchery and Conservation

  • Which are some famous sailing tours in Galle?

    Sri Lanka is an island, therefore sailing is very popular here. Galle is one of the hubs for sailing tours in Sri Lanka. Sailing is a lot of fun if one is with a person who knows how to operate the boat. It is a very difficult task and one needs proper training before they can go out to sail on their own. The mesmerizing view of the never-ending water one gets when they are in the middle of a lake or very far off the shore is breathtaking. The most famous sailing tours in Galle are:

    • Bhathiya Tours
    • VTS Lanka Tours
    • Unawatuna Tours

  • Which are the best waterfalls to visit in Galle?

    Waterfalls are a spectacle to watch and the waterfalls of Galle are outstanding, to say the least. The view of water cascading from the top of the cliff is breathtaking. Galle is a city which has a number of waterfalls and some of the best waterfalls of Galle are:

    • Gal Oruwa Ella Falls
    • Lankagama Duwili Ella Falls
    • Andahalena Ella Waterfall

Other Listings in Galle