Explore the Beauty of South Coast in One Day

Duration: 5 to 7 hours
Destination: Sri Lanka, Southern Province, Galle
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Galle
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  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

I am Bhathiya Chamal.I am Chauffeur Tourist Guide Lecturer. I have gained a fair knowledge about my country travelling around Sri Lanka I have around 17 years experience in tourism industry. I have very good well experience group of Chauffeur Guides & fully insured different kind of vehicles.
If u select/choose my service to travel in Sri Lanka I will participate/join enthusiastically as a chauffeur guide, driver. From the beginning and until end of the tour you may have my hundred present honest service and the protection.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Madu River, Nilwala River Safari, Bridge View, Custom Road, Balapitiya , Sri Lanka 941906362 Call And Contact, Balapitiya 80550 Sri Lanka

Explore the Madu River Boat Safari (International Ram Sa Wetland)

The Madu River Safari(Mangroves) area surrounding the river are all swampy marshlands covered in mangrove forests.The forest covers over 61 hectares, that is over 150 acres. 14 of the 24 species of mangroves are found in this area.
It is interesting to note that mangroves play a huge part in preventing erosion.
The value of the mangroves was understood in December 2004, during the devastating tsunami, when forest acted as a natural barrier protecting the region.
The large growths of mangrove trees have caused a chain of ecological gain. The soil protected by the mangrove trees is very fertile. This has caused a rich growth of other wetland plants.
Over 300 species, 19 of which are endemic, have been discovered so far.
The region continues to be a treasure trove to biologists and ecologists with many undiscovered species in the unreachable depths of the mangrove forests.
The plantlife in turn have supported a large number of wildlife that depends on them.
The largest animal in the region is the wild boar. There are other smaller animals such as monkeys, a variety of squirrels, etc.
When it comes to birds, cormorants and kingfishers are a common sight. For avid bird watchers, the mangrove forests are a dream coming true. There are over 111 bird species identified to inhabit the region.
There are 31 types of reptiles, namely snakes, lizards and crocodiles.
There are also over 50 kinds of butterflies and 25 kinds of molluscs found in the Madu River zone.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project, 13A Galle Road, Kosgoda 80570 Sri Lanka

Kosgoda is famous for its sea turtle conservation project operated by the Wild Life Protection Society of Sri Lanka. It was established in 1988 to protect Sri Lanka’s turtles from extinction. Since then it has released about 3.5 million baby turtles into the wild.
The hatchery pays fishermen for eggs that they collect at night along the long sandy beach. Although October to April is the main laying season, some eggs (mostly green turtles) can be found at Kosgoda throughout the year.
The hatchery buries the eggs in sand, and when they hatch around 50 days later the baby turtles are released into the sea at night. Only about one in 1,000 turtles survives to maturity.
kosgoda turtle hatchery also has tanks for injured or disabled turtles, including albino turtles that would not survive in the wild.
Kosgoda is famous for its sea turtle conservation project operated by the Wild Life Protection Society of Sri Lanka. It was established in 1988 to protect Sri Lanka’s turtles from extinction. Since then it has released about 3.5 million baby turtles into the wild.
The hatchery pays fishermen for eggs that they collect at night along the long sandy beach. Although October to April is the main laying season, some eggs (mostly green turtles) can be found at Kosgoda throughout the year.
The hatchery buries the eggs in sand, and when they hatch around 50 days later the baby turtles are released into the sea at night. Only about one in 1,000 turtles survives to maturity.
Kosgoda turtle hatchery also has tanks for injured or disabled turtles, including albino turtles that would not survive in the wild.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Hikkaduwa Beach, 7585995399 Sweetcash //Customer //Care// Number 7585995399 //sweetcash //customer //care// Number, Hikkaduwa 80240 Sri Lanka

The beach of Hikkaduwa is situated 98 km from Colombo towards the south of Sri Lanka. This fun coastal town, 14 km away from Galle was the first (1960’s) of Sri Lanka’s beautiful beaches to be discovered by tourists. Snorkelling and diving in the clear waters are a major past-time along this stretch and is the most environmentally friendly way to see the colourful fish that dart around. The coral sanctuary found along the coast of Hikkaduwa is a large shallow body of water enclosed by a reef, decorated with layers of multi coloured corals, and is home to countless numbers of vibrantly coloured fish. Off the beach there is a collection of small islets surrounded by beautiful coral formations.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Galle Fort, Church Street, Galle 80000 Sri Lanka

Galle Dutch Fort, in the Bay of Galle on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese, and then extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onwards. It is a historical, archaeological and architectural heritage monument, which even after more than 423 years maintains a polished appearance, due to extensive reconstruction work done by Archaeological Department of Sri Lanka. The fort has a colorful history, and today has a multi-ethnic and multi-religious population. The Sri Lankan government and many Dutch people who still own some of the properties inside the fort are looking at making this one of the modern wonders of the world. The heritage value of the fort has been recognized by the UNESCO and the site has been inscribed as a cultural heritage UNESCO World Heritage Site under criteria IV, for its unique exposition of "an urban ensemble which illustrates the interaction of European architecture and South Asian traditions from the 16th to the 19th centuries. The Galle Fort, also known as the Dutch Fort or the "Ramparts of Galle", withstood the Boxing Day tsunami which damaged part of coastal area Galle town. It has been since restored. You can walk around as they wish on top of Dutch fort and can do the shopping in Old city.

Duration: 2 hours

Inclusions
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Madu River
  • Entry/Admission - Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project

Exclusions
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

1: Bhathiya Tours, 10C Station Rd, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
2: Galle, Sri Lanka
3: Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
4: Unawatuna Beach, Sri Lanka
5: Ahungalla, Sri Lanka
Traveler pickup is offered


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

5 to 7 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

darrenfH2424DD

28 Aug, 2022

Had an amazing day out with my wife, bhathi was really friendly and full of information on the area.

B4243CWrebeccaf

28 Aug, 2022

We had the most amazing time with Bhathi seeing the sites of eastern Sri Lanka! Sea turtle hatchery, Madu Ganga River safari and moonstone mines. What an excellent tour guide and super informative too! Ask Bhathi anything - his knowledge of the country, heritage and culture is extensive! Thank you for making our trip so enjoyable!

DerbyTonyB

09 Apr, 2022

This was actually a half day trip. Bhathiya met us on time in his posh car and his wife had kindly made us the most moist lemon cake you’ve ever tasted. First we drove to the Madu river for a two hour boat trip through the mangrove swamps. On route, Bhathiya taught us lots about Sri Lankan history and culture as well as the current political situation. On the boat trip we saw plenty of wildlife with an eagle, land monitor, cormorants, kingfisher, black faced monkeys and jellyfish. We stopped at Cinnamon Island and sampled cinnamon tea while watching a guy make cinnamon sticks by hand. From there we stopped at a Buddhist temple on another island for a brief lesson in Buddhism where the monk gave us a bracelet for long life. A short drive up the road took us to a turtle hatchery where they buy the eggs from fishermen and release the baby turtles back into the wild. When fully grown they will be 2 metres but these were tiny. We got to hold several. A great day out, recommended

36vadimt

07 Feb, 2022

Great fella! We have a really comfortable tour for 1 day and feels care for all time! Thank you so much! 100% recommended

Kevin_P

24 Nov, 2021

The river ride was incredible, a world you wouldn't know was there. Dozens of islands within the river delta, with everything from a cinnamon shaman to a Buddhist temple tucked onto little islands. The turtle sanctuary was fantastic also.

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