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Bandhul Mahajan

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It was a wonderfull day tour and the pickup was on time. We have also enjoyed the snorkelling and swimming activities. Nice experience!

Overview

Trip Location: Galle

About Galle City Tour:

- The Galle City Tour is a day-long, guided tour with which you can witness the key attractions of the region.

- The tour features handpicked destinations from in and around the Galle city in the Southern Province of Sri Lanka

- You will be picked up at 7:00 am from your hotel, then you will head to the ancient Buddhist temple of Kalutara Bodhiya with its impressive dome and rich history. It also includes a visit to a 300-year old Dutch fort and a lighthouse in the old, colonial part of the town 


- On the tour, you will also halt at Our Lady of Matara Shrine which is a Roman Catholic church dedicated to the Virgin Mary.

- You can get to visit Pigeon island and enjoy the view of the hanging bridge.

- The tour also includes activities at Polhena beach like swimming and snorkeling in the clean clear waters

- The tour also covers a trip to a turtle hatchery in Kosgoda where you can learn about the turtles in the area and their preservation. You will be drop off at 7:00 pm to your hotel


About Galle City:

Galle city is considered to be one of the major cities in Sri Lanka and its history dates back as early as 1400 BC. Today, it is the administrative capital of the Southern Province. Its colonial history and natural settings make it one of the most exciting and diverse places to see in Sri Lanka.

Upon their arrival in the 16th century, the Dutch developed Galle extensively and the architecture and cultural influence on the place is still clearly visible. The Galle Fort which was built by the Portuguese and later taken over by the British is a world heritage site and the largest remaining fortress in Asia built by European occupiers.

Situated on the southwestern tip of Sri Lanka, the city is home to some of the most spectacular beaches in the country, like the Beruwala Beach. The wildlife in the area is also spectacular and the locals put all efforts into preserving it. The Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery which was started almost 40 years ago is a prime example and is responsible for protecting the turtle eggs till they are ready to hatch underwater. Apart from preservation, wildlife is also a huge tourist attraction with boat rides to the Balapitiya River where you can spot rare birds and baby crocodiles.

With the Galle City Tour, you get to experience all this and much, much more!

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  • Hotel pick up and drop off
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  • Transportation by air conditioned mini van
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  • English speaking driver/guide
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  • Insurance provided by operator
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  • Entrance fees to Turtle Hatchery
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  • Lunch
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  • Bottled drinking water
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  • Snorkeling with equipment

Transport

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  • Car (Up to 3 people): Toyota Axio, Prius Hybrid, Premio/Honda Fit Shuttle or similar
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  • Mini Van (4-7 people): Toyota KDH/Nissan Caravan or similar

Things To Carry

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  • Voucher received by Thrillophilia
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  • Camera
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  • Medicine (if any)

Advisory

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  • You must carry an e-voucher or a printed ticket at the time of boarding
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  • You must carry an ID or a travel document with you at all times
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  • The ticket is valid only for the date and time specified
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  • Please reach the point of pick-up 10 minutes prior to the time of departure
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  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes as the tour includes a moderate amount of walking
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  • Do carry a extra pair of clothes or a swimsuit if you plan to go in the water
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  • Children between the age of 0-3 can ride for free, given that they do not occupy an additional ticket
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  • Child ticket is applicable to children between the age group of 4-11 years

Tour Type

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  • This is a private group tour

Cancellation Policy

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  • If cancellations are made 15 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
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  • If cancellations are made 7-15 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made within 0-7 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain trips or activities may get cancelled. In such cases operator will try their best to provide an alternate feasible. However a cash refund will not be applicable for the same.
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  • Cancellations are strictly subjected to cancellation policies mentioned on the website & are irrespective of the date of booking.

Refund Policy

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  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days
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  • All applicable refunds will be done in traveller's thrillophilia wallet as Thrillcash

Booking Confirmation Policy

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  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
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  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
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  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking before confirmation and a full refund will be processed.

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    It was a wonderfull day tour and the pickup was on time. We have also enjoyed the snorkelling and swimming activities. Nice experience!

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    1. How to redeem this voucher?

      You must redeem the e-voucher or the printed ticket at the time of boarding your tour vehicle; a car or a minivan. Simply present it to the driver in lieu of the tour ticket.

    2. What are the popular attractions in Galle?

      Galle has a plethora of tourist attractions, which includes:

      - The 300-year old Galle Fort

      - Dutch town
      - Polhena beach
      - Mirissa beach
      - Kalutara Bodhiya Buddhist Temple
      - Pigeon Island
      - Dondra Head Lighthouse
      - Shrine of Our Lady of Matara
      - Turtle Hatchery at Kosgoda

    3. What activities can we do in Galle?

      Galle has a lot of fun activities, a lot of which are covered in the Galle City Tour. Some of the activities in Galle are:

      - Go swimming and snorkeling in the ocean
      - Sunbathe on the beach
      - Walk around in the old Dutch quarter
      - Pet some turtles in the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery
      - A visit to Pigeon Island
      - Take some clicks at Dondra Head Lighthouse

    4. What is the best time to visit Galle?

      Although Galle welcomes tourists all year round, the best time to visit Galle is between December and April. The monsoon months of May to September are also a pleasant time to visit and offer unique activities.

    5. Are there any local markets in Galle for shopping?

      The market known as the Dutch market is one of the oldest markets in Galle. You can get your hands on some fresh produce here, just like the people who lived here 300 years ago did. The market near the Galle fort known as the Fort market is also another interesting market to explore if you are looking for local items, jewelry, and antiques.

      Both local and foreign shoppers buy gemstones, polychromatic masks, antiques, leather items and local crafts from this area.

    6. Which temples do we get to see in the Galle City Tour?

      The Galle city tour will take you to the beautiful Kalutara bodhiya buddhist temple. The sacred Bodhi tree is located in Kalutara, at the site of the temple. It is believed to be one of the 32 saplings of Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi which were planted during the reign of King Devanampiyatissa in the 2nd century BC.

    7. Are there any activities for children in the Galle City Tour?

      Children can enjoy many activities during the Galle city tour. They can enjoy playing with baby turtles, go for a dip in the water or enjoy snorkeling. 

    8. What do I wear? Are there any specific dress requirements for women?

      Men and women can wear anything, as long as it is comfortable. Women are advised to wear long pants to cover their knees and also a cloth to cover their shoulders. Do make sure to wear comfortable shoes as the Galle city tour requires a moderate amount of walking. Do carry a extra pair of clothes or a swimsuit if you plan to go in the water.

    9. What are some of the famous street foods in Galle?

      When in Galle, you can enjoy some delicious Sri Lankan street food including Kottu (made from godhamba roti and vegetables, eggs and/or meat, and spices), Hoppers (a pancake bowl served with either egg in the morning or curries in the evening), samosas, saravitas (coloured, shredded coconut wrapped up in a betel leaf) etc

    10. Is Galle safe to travel?

      Galle is a popular tourist town and is perfectly safe. Having said that, like many cities in Asia, it is advisable not to walk alone late at night.

    11. Are we covering any beaches on this tour?

      The Galle city tour covers Mirissa beach and Polhena beach. Both of these beaches offer spectacular views, wildlife spotting opportunities, and water sports. You can also relax and rejuvenate when on the beaches.

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