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Private Day Tour: Coastal Ride to Galle from Colombo
"Colombo - Bentota Leave your hotel at about 7am. 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.At approximately 9am you will visit the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery. Kosgoda Turtle Care program aims to protect sea turtle eggs and increase hatching rates to prevent the species from becoming endangered. Afterward engage in a 15 minute drive to Madu Ganga where you will enjoy a River Safari at Madu Ganga for 1.5 hours.Take an hour break for lunch (at own cost) at about 12pm.Balapitiya – Hikkaduwa Sri Lanka is an island floating in the blue a World Heritage Site and one of best preserved Dutch forts of Asia. Originally built by the Portuguese and fortified by the Dutch the fort was well used by the British for their administrative purpose of the Galle district.At about 6pm you will begin your way back to Colombo."""
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Private Day Trip: Explore Bentota from Colombo
"Your vehicle will pick you up from your hotel at 7:30 am. It will take approximately 1-1.5 hours to reach Bentota so you will arrive there before 9:00 am. The first item in your itinerary will be Bawa’s estate in Lunuganga. Sir Geoffrey Bawa the much renowned lawyer turned architect made the estate his country home from 1947 till his death in 1998. During his sojourn there he used the place as his experiment lab and made many architectural and interior additions. While visiting the estate you will get to see the beautifully designed gardens that are now open to the public. Some of the buildings of the estate are also now a arriving at 11:20 am. Here you will be spending an hour getting to know about sea turtles and their conservation. The best part of the hatchery is the touch pools deep tubs of seawater with baby sea turtles swimming in them. Visitors are allowed to pick up and handle then to some extent. There are also fully matured sea turtles of different kinds
From $57.00
 
Southern Sri Lanka Sightseeing Private Day Trip
"You will be picked up from your hotel in Negombo Colombo or Mount Lavinia and then transfer to Galle and visit Dutch Fort. The fort is a historical archaeological and architectural heritage monument which even after more than 423 years maintains a polished appearance thanks to extensive reconstruction work done by Archaeological Department of Sri Lanka.Next stop is Ambalangoda known for its exquisite collection of native masks
From $65.00

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Buses between Hikkaduwa and Galle

During our visit to Sri Lanka in March 2014, we stayed in the beach resort of Hikkaduwa on the island's south-west coast, about 2 hours south of Colombo. Whilst there, we were keen to visit the nearby...
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Jump on the bus.

Whilst I had arrived in Galle on the train (see separate tip), I departed by bus and took a couple of daytrips by bus when I was there. Galle Bus Station seems to be slightly more organised than the...
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Let the train take the strain.

I have no doubt that the bus from Colombo is faster and certainly much more frequent than the train but it is no secret here on Virtual Tourist that I love train travel and so that is what I did. The...
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Bus

The Bus Station is in the Central part of Galle, close to the train station.I took a intercity bus to Colombo from there, and also used an intercity from Matara to Galle.These are very comfortable...
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Train and bus stations

The train and bus stations are next to each other near the cricket ground, with the fort about a ten-minute walk away on the other side of the cricket ground. There is a Food City supermarket just in...
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Bus to Colombo

You can choose either public slow big bus or express private mini van to colombo from Galle. The journey for minivan was 3 hours. It gets very crowd and there is no place for the lugguage. So you have...
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Train Station

All you can found in Galle Train station. I found the manual train departure chart is interesting. See more pics.
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Tuk Tuk

We went Galle in A Tuk Tuk from Beruwela. Very Cheap, it is quite a slow way to travel so Ideal for taking photos along the way
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No: 288 Galle Road, Dadella, Galle, 80000, Sri Lanka
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Koggala, GALLE, Sri Lanka, LK
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Niyagama, Akmeemana, 0911
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812 Matara Road, Thalpe, Galle, Sri Lanka
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Top Things to Do in Galle

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Walking

Galle was founded by the Dutch 1636, today streets with cobblestones, colonial houses with wooden decorations, antique shops, small jeweler shops and cozy cafes, churches. The place is small enough to...
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planxty

"World Heritage Wonderland."
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jungles

"Colonial Galle"
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Charlie_UK

"It aint half hot mum!"
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cachaseiro

"Cultural gem in southern Sri Lanka."
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PierreZA

"Galle & the beautiful coast"
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