Day Tour to Galle
Galle, 119km from Colombo, is a major city situated at the tip of the South Western coast of Sri Lanka. Being a coastal area, it is quite hot and humid but has an abundance of beautiful beaches in every town that you pass while travelling from Colombo to Galle. The Galle Fort was built by the Portuguese, fortified later by the Dutch and is well preserved till today. In addition to the Portuguese and Dutch remains, you will also find many British mansions left behind. As for beaches, the Unawatuna Bay probably tops it all and is safe for snorkelling and swimming because a reef protects it. There you have it, a day tour of the city of Galle in a nutshell. In case there is a delay in your departure, try using the Southern Expressway, a recently built highway that can take you to Galle in half the time.
When Should I TravelAny time of the year
To WhomBeach lovers and for those who are interested in Dutch history of Sri Lanka.
Make the use of our Tailor Made Tours service. Customize This Tour
Things To Do
And places to visit
Galle fort in the Bay of Galle on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese, then extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onwards.
National Maritime Museum
The National Maritime Museum in Galle, Sri Lanka is situated within Galle Fort. It was first opened to the public on 9 May 1992 and is located in a 1671 Dutch Warehouse above the Old Gate of Galle Fort.
The Madu Ganga is a minor watercourse which originates near Uragasmanhandiya in the Galle District of Sri Lanka, before widening into the Madu Ganga Lake at Balapitiya. The river then flows for a further a 4.4 km before draining into the Indian Ocean.
Turtle Hatchery Farm
There are many around Galle.
Do not Miss
- Walking through Galle Dutch fort
- Enjoy the baby turtles activity
- Try stilt fishing!
- Capture the beauty of the coastline with your camera
- Bring cotton cloths, hats and caps with Sun Glasses.
- Sun tan lotion and hats are a must as protection from the sun.
- Drink water as much you can to avoid heatstroke
- Don’t wear fancy clothing and footwear if you intent to interact with the coastal areas.
- Don’t forget to pick up some souvenirs and the popular semi-precious stones for jewelry making.
- Do not sunbathe topless. It is prohibited.
A great tour starts with a good planning and contact. The management of aerizo tours ensured a professional communication so all our needs would be answered and everything would be... read more
We had a fantastic 14 day tour in Sri Lanka. Thanks to our driver Chanake we discovered a lot of nice places. Furthermore he is very clean, always on time... read more
Aerizo provided a great proposed itinerary which took a lot of the guesswork out of planning a trip like this but gave us lots of flexibility to customize and choose... read more
We are a family of 5 who visited Sri Lanka in July. We contacted Aerizo tours seeking a car and driver for a 4 day trip across different cities and... read more
Great experience, very good service and safe driving, very friendly Traveling with a group of 9 friends, had Chanaka as our driver, very happy with the service, will definitely recommend... read more
We're a group of 9 friends traveling Sri Lanka together and we were lucky enough to come across Aerizo Tours thanks to fellow travelers and trip advisor. Chanaka was our... read more
Always on time, very accommodating, excellent knowledge about the sights and sounds of the places. Gave very good suggestions for shopping, site seeing and especially restaurants. ... read more
Thisara was the kindest, loveliest gentleman, it was a pleasure having him as our driver. He was always so polite, funny and offered great advice. I had mentioned I loved... read more
We hired Aerizo Tours for a two week driving trip across Sri Lanka. We were extremely pleased with the service, especially our driver Chanaka. Chan was not only a safe... read more
We had a fantastic tour with our driver Sanjaya who was very kind and professional. He has a very good driving skills which is quite important on a busy roads... read more
Just returned to the uk with six other OAPs after a fantastic two week tour of Sri Lanka, we are all indebted to our guide Danushka and Sri Lanka's... read more
We are a group of older travellers and just spent a wonderful holiday touring SriLanka. It is thanks to Danushka (the owner) and Charnaka who is a wonderful driver that... read more
Dan of Aerizo Tours and his driver, Charnaka, were with us for a 2 week tour. They took care of every comfort and were very knowledgable about the history and... read more
Wow, what can I say. Thankyou to Danushka for sorting us at such last minute, the price was reasonable and the service exceptional. Our driver and guide was Thisara, and... read more
We were a group of 7 senior citizens and hired this company Aerizo Tours. We were met at the airport by Danuska and driver Charnaka. Both were extremely attentive to... read more
Lovely tour. The company were very efficient and on time. Collected us at the airport and chanaka the driver was very helpful and understanding. He tried his utmost to adhere... read more
I and some friends booked a week with Aerizo's driver Chanaka. All was very smooth with the booking, the staff were extremely responsive and gave all the details I requested... read more
Sanjay was our driver. He reached on time and was very kind and reliable. Car was clean, looked new. Communication was easy via what's app. Based on one experience with... read more
I traveled with my sister in Sri Lanka for one week with Chanaka. He has a big comfortable car with air condition and comfortable seats. Chanaka really made our Sri... read more
I got the recommendation of Aerizo from a friend, it definitely exceeded my expectations. Great vehicle with aircondition and a lot of space. Our driver (and as it turned out... read more
We booked with Aerizo on a friend's recommendation and Danushka was very responsive provided great recommendations and did not push us to buy any extra services (we booked our own... read more
As a family with young children, visiting Sri Lanka for the first time, we were unsure of the best option for travelling around Sri Lanka, Our decision to use a... read more
We spent 14 days in Sri Lanka with Aerizo tours which was a great choice. Our driver Chanaka was incredibly friendly and helpful, always going the extra mile to... read more
I booked Aerizo Tours for a 9 days trip to Sri Lanka. The vehicle was in excellent condition. Thisara is probably the most courteous and well-mannered driver I have ever... read more
We hired car from Aerizo for our 9 days tour to Srilanka and one of best thing that happened is having Pradeep from Aerizo as our driver for the entire... read more
We had an amazing trip. They were highly responsive on WhatsApp and patiently replied to all our queries before we reached Sri Lanka. We rec'd the driver details, contact no... read more
I brought my parents (aged 60+) to Sri Lanka with Aerizo tours, which I chose because of their good reviews and reasonable price. I really appreciated Dan's quick response to... read more
It's our first trip to Sri Lanka a short stay of 4 Days and really wonderful 4 days especially our Guide and Driver Chanaka who was like part of our... read more
The company was recommended to us by our friends that have used it two years ago. Our drivers Dan/Chanaka were amazing; always on time to pick us up, told us... read more
Highly recommend exploring Sri Lanka with Aerizo. Very friendly and helpfull drivers. Chanaka showed us lots of extra things on the way and made sure we are always happy and... read more
We traveled to Sri Lanka on a family vacation during Oct 2018 and arranged transportation through Aerizo Tours for the entire journey of 9 days. Mr. Dhanusha, the MD of... read more