12 Hours Culture tour itinerary for Negombo, Galle & Koggala: Partake In Southern Coastal Highlights Day Tour
Negombo, Galle, Koggala
Sail along the southern coast of Sri Lanka, stopping along the way at the old trading fort, remote beach towns, and the fishing village to capture some amazing photographs with the Stilt Fishermen. The southern coast of Sri Lanka is one of the best-kept secrets in Asia. This one-day tour offers you the opportunity to tour the best attractions on the southern coast of tropical Sri Lanka.
Southern Coastal Highlights Day Tour
Start your tour with pickup from your hotel in Negombo at 6:30 AM.
Come to the first stop on your tour itinerary at the Handunugoda Tea Factory which you will reach at approximately 9:30 AM. The Handunugoda Tea Factory reawakened the ancient Chinese tradition of creating Virgin White Tea, which is untouched by human hands during the manufacturing process. During the one-and-a-half-hour tour of the factory, see how this mysterious process takes place to create one of the top luxury teas in the world.
Travel next to Ahangama to meet the amazing and skilled stilt fishermen, who are one of the most iconic figures of Sri Lanka. Learn how they practice this unique and intricate fishing technique from a local practitioner of this ancient tradition.
Have lunch and proceed to Galle. This coastal city has withstood three foreign invasions; during which time, it grew from a bustling port which was the main stop for ships travelling east, to a fortified and yet beautiful city with many monuments which have withstood the ravages of time.
See the Galle Fort which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Galle Lighthouse, the National Maritime Museum, the picturesque cobblestoned streets, and many more colonial remnants.
Leave Galle at 3:30 PM to visit the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery, a journey that takes approximately 1 hour.
Learn about the 5 types of sea turtles that visit Sri Lanka for nesting, and how the nests are protected. You will be able to see and touch baby turtles and view some of the fully-grown turtles that are treated for injuries and ailments.
Be dropped back to your hotel where the tour gets completed.
All entrance fees
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Southern Coastal Highlights Day Tour: The southern coast of Sri Lanka is one of the best-kept secrets in Asia. This one-day tour offers you the opportunity to tour the best attractions on the southern coast of tropical Sri Lanka. Sail along the southern coast of Sri Lanka, stopping along the way at the old trading fort of Galle, remote beach towns, and the fishing village of Koggala to capture some amazing photographs with the Stilt Fishermen.
Negombo, Galle, Koggala
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