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Excursion to Galle Highlights

  • Explore the historic Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, housing attractions like the National Maritime Museum and Dutch Reformed Church.

  • Ascend the iconic Galle Lighthouse for panoramic views of the coastline and surrounding areas.

  • Experience the cultural diversity within the fort walls, including the serene beauty of the Meera Mosque.

  • Dive into thrilling water sports adventures along Galle's beautiful beaches, adding an extra layer of excitement to your excursion.

Operating Hours
Meera Mosque
Old Gate, Galle Fort
The National Museum of Galle
Clock Tower Galle
Timings: 24 Hours

Know Before You Go for Excursion to Galle

Must Know
Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
A moderate amount of walking is involved
An additional supplement cost is to be paid for pick ups from Negombo.
This is a shared transfer and early or late pick-up is possible.
Arrive at the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your selected pick up time
Once confirmed, the operator will be in contact with you to reconfirm the pick up time and itinerary
The driver will pick you up directly from your hotel or specified pick up point
Pick up timing for Negombo and Colombo city respectively: 5:00 Am and 5:45 Am.
Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults.
Children aged 0-3 can join this activity free of charge provided they will not occupy separate seats.
Infants must sit on laps.
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level.
ID proof is mandatory for each individual guest at the time of booking, and also upon arrival. PAN card will not be considered as a valid address proof.
All foreign nationals must share their passport and visa details at the time of booking, and also upon arrival.

Maps & Location

Starting Point
Galle, Sri Lanka

Excursion to Galle Cancellation Policy

  • If cancellation is made 30 days or more before the date of travel, 25.0% of total booking cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellation is made between 1 days to 30 days before the date of travel, total booking cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
INR 5,000
Per Person
INR 7,500
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Excursion to GalleOverview

Explore Galle's hidden gems, including the National Maritime Museum and Dutch Reformed Church within the historic Galle Fort. Climb the Galle Lighthouse for beautiful views and admire the Meera Mosque. And for the ultimate thrill, dive into various water sports along the beach.

About the Activity:

  • See Galle's rich history at its UNESCO-listed Fort, home to attractions like the National Maritime Museum and Dutch Reformed Church.
  • Climb the renowned Galle Lighthouse for amazing and peaceful coastal views.
  • Explore the cultural diversity within the fort by admiring the Meera Mosque.
  • Enjoy exciting water sports adventures along Galle's beautiful beaches.
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Excursion to Galle FAQs

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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

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.

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.

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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