Lakpura Travels (Pvt) Ltd
Balapitiya and Galle from Colombo
- Visit the Kosgoda Sea Turtle Hatchery
- Go on a lovely boat ride in Madu River.
- A visit to one of the best preserved colonial forts in Asia.
The Coastal Ride in the South of Sri Lanka takes you to the most memorable places you've ever seen! Visit the Kosgoda Turtle hatchery, a safe haven for an endangered species and the perfect place to get acquainted with the local wildlife. Afterward quench your thirst for adventure with a river safari in the Madu Ganga. See the famous Hikkaduwa coral reefs and meet its fishy residents first hand. You will also visit a World Heritage site, a Dutch Fort in Galle which is considered one of the most well preserved forts in all of Asia. You'll never run out of things to see !
What You Can Expect
Leave your hotel at 7.00 am. You can have your breakfast (at own cost) on your way or pack a breakfast from your hotel and then head to the South West coast of the country.
First you will visit the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery. (Travel Time 1 ½ to 2 hours)
Visit the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery on the Southwestern coast of Sri Lanka. Learn more about the five endangered sea turtle species that come to the shores of Sri Lanka to nest. Learn how the Kosgoda Turtle Care Program helps protect the nests until they hatch and increases the chances of survival for the babies. Get a chance to see, touch and feed baby turtles; or even injured adult turtles that the Turtle Hatchery cares for.
Thereafter, proceed to Balapitiya and go on a lovely Boat Safari in Madu River. (Travel Time 20 to 30 mins)
Go on a wonderful boat ride down the Madu River with its flourishing ecosystem. Pass through the secretive passages created by the mangroves. See the basking crocodiles and water monitors. Visit one of the small islands with its cinnamon harvesting natives. Enjoy the restorative qualities of the famous fish massage.
Thereafter proceed to Galle to and visit Old Colonial City. (Travel Time 40 to 50 mins)
Discover the city of Galle, where the Portuguese and Dutch made their headquarters, and its secrets. Visit the Galle Fort which is one of the best preserved fortifications in Asia. View the Maritime Museum, Galle National Museum and the lighthouse. Walk through the cobblestoned streets with their Dutch names as you learn more about their histories.On completion of the tour return back to your hotel in Colombo
- Comfortable Walking Shoes Recommended for this tour.
- Entrance Fees to Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery, Madu River Boat Safari, Hotel Pick & Drop, All Taxes.
- Food or Drinks, Gratuities (Optional), Expenses of Personal Nature
If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure,there is no
cancellation fee.If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled
departure,there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the
scheduled departure,there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.