Galle Day Tour

Experience the charm of Galle and the southwest coast of Sri Lanka on a day trip from the RIU Ahungalla or Heritance Ahungalla hotels or any other hotel in the southwest.

See the nesting site of endangered sea turtles, observe the stilt fishermen in Weligama, and explore the UNESCO-listed Galle Fort.

Learn about Galle's maritime history and visit the Talawatta Tsunami Photo Museum to see the impact of the 2004 disaster before returning to your hotel.

At a glance

What you will experience

Enjoy a beautiful boat ride on the Madu River

Wander through the Dutch Fort of Galle

Experience the beaches of Sri Lanka

Meet sea turtles


Length of the tour

approx. 8 hours


Please contact us

Best time for this tour

All Seasons




What do you need on this tour

- Comfortable and airy clothing,

- If necessary, a change of clothing

- Suncream

- Insect repellent

- Sunglasses/hat

- Camera


From the hotel to the tour attractions and back to the hotel

Program Sequence

Boat trip on the Madu River

The famous unforgettable river boat safari in Madu River is a must! And yes, don't miss the Fish Spa, Temple Island and Cinnamon Island visit too! This boat trip is one of the best excursions you can take in Sri Lanka. This boat trip will give you the experience of a lifetime and you will be amazed at what Sri Lanka has to offer to every single nature lover.

Turtle hatchery

The Kosgoda Sea Turtle Hatchery is home to five species of sea turtles and other wild marine life.

Sea turtles are kept here in Sri Lanka. It is a non-profit organization that aims to conserve sea turtles for the coming generation. Since its founding in 1986, approximately 500,000 sea turtles have been released into the ocean.

Visit the Weligama stilt fishermen and the beautiful beach

Here you can observe the ancient and fascinating custom of using stilts for fishing. These fishermen can often be seen on the beaches at sunset, midday and sunrise. They enter the water with their sticks, attach them to the seabed and balance themselves on a crossbar attached to the stick.

Visit the Dutch city of Galle Fort

The Dutch Fort in Galle is one of the best-preserved sea forts in all of South Asia. UNESCO recognized it in the late 1980s as a unique example of an urban ensemble that was a fusion of European architecture and South Asian traditions between the 16th and 19th centuries.

What you can't miss

Walk through the Dutch Fort in Galle

Visit small baby sea turtles

Try your hand at stilt fishing

Good to know


Sri Lankan cuisine is rich in spices, fish and creamy coconut sauces. Flavorful curries are often served with rice or roti - a grilled flatbread. Ceylon tea is also grown around the island.

This tour has a water flat rate, we provide you with an unlimited amount of water bottles


The Sri Lankan rupee. You may want to bring a small amount of local currency for drinks, meals, tips, and souvenirs.

Real people, real experiences

How they experienced it

2 trips with Tony Sri Lanka Tours
We had booked 1 day trip « galle tour », it was so nice that we directly booked a second one « Bentota » where it was possible to see monkeys, snakes, crocodiles, lizards, birds, … , Tony and the captain of the boat did the maximum so we can see everything … the only thing what we doesn't saw is the snake, but we have given some food to the monkeys. We really want to thank you for these 2 amazing trips Tony! Also de van driver!
- Luca