Self-Guided Galle Fort-Maduganga River-Stilt Fisherman Day Trip from Colombo
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Self-Guided Galle Fort-Maduganga River-Stilt Fisherman Day Trip from Colombo

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Meet your guide at your Colombo hotel at 7am for a 12-hour day tour of Galle, 

Bring an enchanted boat ride down the lovely Madu River, a wetland estuary spreading more than 900 hectares of which 770 hectares is secured with water and possessed with 64 islands. The watercraft ride is a magnificent approach to investigate this perplexing wetland biological system; a world legacy site ensured by the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands being one of the last wetlands in Sri Lanka to contain a perfect mangrove woods.

Trip past huge mangrove timberlands, coast under the covering of the woodland burrows as they bend energetically towards the conduit. Take in the interesting biodiversity of the Madu River and its encompassing islands that gloats of several flying creatures, plants, fish and creator

Then proceed to Koggala to witness Sri Lanka's most photographed iconic stilt fishermen who sits on perched poles in the shallow water of the Indian Ocean waiting for their daily catch followed by a visit to Galle market and fishermen selling their daily catch by the beach in Galle town.

Finally we take you to a leisure stroll in the best preserved colonial fort in South Asia; relive a 500 year old history, be captivated by the glorious past!

This magnificent piece of architecture, a UNESCO World Heritage site was initiated by the Portuguese in the 16th century, seeing some of its best days during Dutch rule in the 18th century, until the British took over in 1796.

Watch the radiant working with its old stone dividers, the ramparts, Dutch colonial villas, the clock tower, the Old Dutch Hospital, Dutch period houses, the delightful Dutch and Reformed Church, thought to be the most established bread natural product tree in the nation.

The interest about the Country Side is that it is a living chronicled site and not simply one more all around saved bit of engineering. The Country Side covering 52 hectares of land is one of the busiest places in Galle with a multi-ethnic populace living inside its dividers. Stroll around the old town and the bulwarks; visit the Maritime Museum, Country Side Temple, Antique shops, Country Side Mosque and the numerous inns and eateries around. Appreciate the wonderful perspective of the Indian Ocean over the fort walls.
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  • Private Air Conditioned Vehicle with an English speaking chauffeur guide.
  • Fuel and Local assurance for the vehicle included.
  • Local taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • All parking and highway charge where applicable.
  • Fuel surcharge
Not included
  • The personal spending (Tips, Laundry, Mini Bar, Telephone, Internet, Fax etc)
  • Medical Expenses, Insurance, International Flights and Accommodation
  • Boat to visit Madu Ganga.
  • Koggala Stilt Fishermen Visit
  • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Meals and drinks, unless specified
  • Souvenir photos.
  • Any other services not specified above
  • Expenses of the excursions and sight seen not mentioned above
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking, however, Infant meals not included
  • A significant amount of walking is involved
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Not recommended for participants with back problems, heart complaints or other serious medical conditions & pregnant women
  • Not wheelchair accessible.
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Each traveler is allowed a maximum of 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on bag. Over sized or excessive luggage (e.g. surfboards, golf clubs or bikes) may have certain restrictions, please inquire with the operator prior to travel to confirm if your excess luggage is acceptable
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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