Galle Day Tour From Riu Ahungalla,Galle Day Tour with River Safari & Stilt Fishermen From Ahungalla & Kosgoda hotels.
Experience the charms of galle and southwest cost of Sri Lanka on a day trip from RIU Ahungalla or Heritance Ahungalla hotels. View endangered sea turtles hatchery, see the still fisherman at weligama and Explore UNESCO Listed Galle fort Where 17 th century ramparts enclose colonial buildings, museum and shops. Learn about Galle’s maritime history and visit Talawatta’s simple burt moving tsunami photo museum to chart the impact of the 2004 disaster before returning Ahungalla, discover Induruwa beach and the river Madhu where maze like mangrove provide a heaven for wildlife.
• Tour the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Galle Fort
• Visit the Kosgoda turtle hatchery
• Discover Sri Lanka's biggest moonstone mine
• Visit Stilt fisherman
Enjoy a beautiful boat ride in the Madu lake
Glimpse through the Galle Dutch Fort
Try stilt fishing
Interact with turtles
Begin at the Kosgoda turtle hatchery, home to seven species of marine turtles & other wild sea life. This is where sea turtles are preserved in Sri Lanka. It is a non-profit organization maintained to preserve sea turtles for the coming generation.. You can spend time seeing and understanding how turtle eggs are saved from beaches and hatchery is helping in the conservation of this species.
Then you could enjoy Madu river safari. It is located in the south of Sri Lanka near Balapitiya. The water of the river is dotted with small islands and the banks are all covered with lush mangrove forests that are home to dozens of incredible animal species. Enjoy hundreds of vibrant tropical birds and a few crocodiles if you’re lucky enough. These creatures are pretty rare and don’t like crowds.
Galle Fort, is situated in the the Bay of Galle on the south coast of Sri Lanka. It was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese, and then extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onwards.
The Galle Fort has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site under criteria IV, for its unique exposition of an urban ensemble which illustrates the interaction of European architecture and South Asian traditions from the 16th to the 19th centuries.Today, most of the properties are owned by the Sri Lankan Government and a few Dutch people who had the ownership from the beginning. Galle Fort is a trendy place to enjoy the architecture, history, shopping and taste some best food and wine in the road side cafes
Peraliya Tsunami Memorial is situated in the coastal Peraliya village close to the Hikkaduwa town. It is built in a small island in the middle of a pond located close to the railway track which was affected by the Tsunami tragedy in 2004. This is a very stunning scene that has attracted the hearts of many.
Stilt Fishing is a traditional style of fishing practised by local fishermen in Sri Lanka, especially on the southern coast. With a perfect balance and an insurmountable amount of patience, fishermen perch themselves on cross-shaped beams and wait for their catch of the day.
Walking through Galle Dutch Fort
Sri Lanka’s best seafood
Touch the Sri lankan beaches
We heard of Tonys Tours through the facebook page and contacted him through there to arrange airport pick up and a Galle all day tour. Airport pick up was smooth and we were greeted with garlands at the airport.
The Galle tour was fantastic and Tony tailored it to our needs, for us it included the following:-
1. Visit to the Turtle hatchery at Kosgoda where the guide there made the visit informative and interactive. We handled turtles and were fortunate enough to be able to release baby turtles onto the sea
2. Madhu River Safari.....a 2 - 3 hour boat trip on Madhu river seeing the wildlife (fruit bats, water monitor lizards, crocodile, monkeys to name but a few), a Buddhist Temple and Cinnamon factory, worth the trip in it's own right.
3. Moonstone mine where you can see the semi precious stones being mined, washed, polished and sold if you wish to buy, but no pressure to do so.
4. See the stilt fishermen in Weligamma and have a go yourself.....see photos
5. Galle fort - have a stroll around the fort and take in the history and stop off a a fruit market to buy Rambutans or Mangosteens if you wish.
6. Photo stop at the site of TV's "Good Larma Hospital".
7. Visit the Tsunami photo centre and appreciate the impact the Tsunami of 2004 had on the area.A visit to a mask factory can also be included but we decided to miss this out given time constraints at our wnd, although Tony would happily have obliged.
8. I have never come across a more accommodating guide than Tony. He will do anything to help and make the tour interesting end ensure you enjoy you day.
9. Tours are in modern airconditioned vehicles and are tailored specifically to you, no strangers just you. Price is very good and I can whole heartedly recommend this guy and his business.
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