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
resident's 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
Your tour starts at 0730 hrs when you will be picked up from your hotel in Colombo and then head to the South West coast of the country. Ensure that you bring a packed breakfast with you if you are unable to have your meal at the hotel.
The first stop on your itinerary will be the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery Which you will reach by approximately 0830 hrs. (Travel Time 45 mins to 1 hrs)
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.
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.
At approximately 1300 hrs you will have lunch at a place of your choice (At your own expense) and reach Galle by 1500 hrs and visit Old Colonial City. (Travel Time 45 mins to 01 hrs)
Discover the city of Galle, where the Portuguese and Dutch made their headquarters, and it's 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. Walkthrough the cobblestoned streets with their Dutch names as you learn more about their histories.
You will be finishing the tour at 1730 hrs and returning to your hotel in Colombo by approximately 1930 hrs.
Comfortable walking shoes recommended for this tour. Drive time
may change due to unpredictable road traffic. Photography stops on the way can
be arranged but within locations with reasonable parking areas.