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Day Tour Galle

Galle is a city on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka. It’s known for Galle Fort, the fortified old city founded by Portuguese colonists in the 16th century. Stone sea walls, expanded by the Dutch, encircle car-free streets with architecture reflecting Portuguese, Dutch and British rule. Notable buildings include the 18th-century Dutch Reformed Church. Galle Lighthouse stands on the fort’s southeast tip.

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. 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 colourful 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.

Turtle hatchery

One of the most important activities of the day tour is turtle hatchery. Within the sanctuary of the project, collected and rescued eggs can hatch safely away from predators before being released into the sea. In addition, a certain number from each hatching are kept back for a short period for 'headstarting' before release.

The hatchery program is designed to maximise the number of hatchlings reaching the sea and surviving through the critical stages of their early life.

Only a few hatchlings from each batch will ever make it to adulthood. Therefore every nest-ground, every egg, every hatchling and every turtle is crucial to the survival of the species. Unfortunately, sea turtles face many dangers.

The project's work relies on fundraising and grants. Every year, the project helps clear and maintain the local beach, protecting vital nesting-grounds (particularly important after the devastation of the Tsunami) and releases thousands of hatchlings. When you consider how long the project has been going, you can begin to understand the impact the project has!

Attractions

• Meet our Company representative (Driver or Guide)
• Travel to Galle
• En-route visit the Turtle Hatchery
• Boat Safari at Madu River
• Visit the Hikkaduwa Corals
• Lunch at Galle
• Visit the Galle Dutch Fort
• Visit the Colonial Buildings and Lighthouse
• Visit the Stick Fishermen
• Drive back to Hotel or Airport

Included with

• Pick and Drop off to selected hotel or Airport
• Clean and Air-Condition Luxury Private Tourist Vehicle ( Japanese Car or Mini Van)
• Private Tourist Driver or Guide
• Entry Fee at the Visiting sites
• Mineral water bottle through the tour
• Service Charge