GALLE FORT, MADU RIVER, STILT FISHERMEN AND TURTLE HATCHERY DAY TOUR TO GALLE
Pick up from Colombo hotel and transfer to Balapitiya – Approximately 1 hour drive
Boat ride down the beautiful Madu River, a wetland estuary spreading over 900 hectares of which 770 hectares is covered with water and inhabited with 64 islands. The boat ride is a wonderful way to take a closer look at this complex wetland ecosystem; a world heritage site protected by the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands being one of the last wetlands in Sri Lanka to contain a pristine mangrove forest.
Transfer to Galle – 1 hour drive approximately
Visit a Turtle Hatchery to see various verities of Sea Turtles and possibly release a baby turtle to the Ocean
Lunch at a recommended restaurant
Witness the skills of stilt fishermen who wait for the day’s catch sitting on a stick perched on shallow waters of the Indian Ocean
Visit bustling Galle market and see the fishermen sell their daily catch by the road side.
Visit Galle Fort - Galle Fort is a trendy place to enjoy the architecture, history, shopping and taste some best food and wine in the road side cafes.
Transfer back to Colombo – 2 hours drive approximately