Welcome you all to Sri Lanka. Your body and soul will be pierced by the warm Sri Lankan hospitality. You will be captivated by the scrumptious honor offers by the hotel you stay in Colombo. After picking up you from Colombo you will taste the beauty of Sri Lanka all along your way to Galle. You will have an opportunity to stop at several different fascinating places and immerse yourself with the exotic beauty of the island.
We will first stop at Bentota which is beautiful southern coastal city about 60 km from Colombo. First you can visit Bentota fish market and amble over the market seeing local fish and seafood varieties. Then proceed to visit Bentota beach which is simply stunning with a tropical lagoon. It is famous among local and foreign tourists with its scenic beauty and safe swimming conditions in the beach. As it is a famous destination for water sport, you can dive body surf, Jet Ski or wind surf over the sea waves while experiencing a unique and memorable adventure. You can have the same experience at the Bentota Water Sport Center as well a boat trip for sightseeing visit while feeling the amenity of lush tropical foliage bordering the coast.
We will continue our journey to Kosgoda turtle hatchery which operates to save Sri Lanka’s sea turtle from extinction. Fishermen live in the area collect turtle eggs from sandy beach and hatchery pays for them. You can see new born turtle hatchlings peregrinate freely in the huge water tanks. They are fed and released to sea, their native place when they are 2 to 4 days old. Even you can have that experience after taking them into sea shore. There’s never a dull moment on this beach.
From the turtle hatchery experience we begin our journey to Galle which is a main city rich in history. It is a World heritage site and well preserved colonial era city in Southeast Asia. 300 year old Dutch fort built by the European invaders is one of the prominent places in the Galle city and Dutch museum and Dutch church are also famous tourist attraction places.
The National Maritime Museum is situated within the Galle fort and you have an opportunity to visit the museum from 0900 to 0500 hrs from Wednesday to Saturday. It consists with nearly 800 years old nautical relics found by exploring underwater. Other than that it has exhibits of ancient earthenware, maps, models of fish such as whales and sharks and fishing boats and techniques.
Enjoy the Dutch atmosphere by walking through narrow historical streets endowed with colonial era historical buildings and houses. You can explore the famous majestic Dutch fort while breathing the air of Dutch city still remains in there.
Stroll leisurely in the busy and colorful market side with carnival-like atmosphere at all the time and on pavements with fancy arrays in the Galle city tasting the Sri Lankan circumlittoral culture. You can shop for leatherwork, lace and leather products, cotton and batik fabrics, jewellery, handicrafts and ebony wood carvings at negotiable price. Even if you want you can have hands-on approach to weave your own lacy wonder.
At the evening tour ends in Colombo.
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