Southern Coast Highlights From Negombo (Private Day Tour) - Galle

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    7:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your Hotel in Negombo
  • Return Details :
    Your Hotel in Negombo
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

This tour has 2 of the unique experiences in the south coast of Sri Lanka. The tour of Handunugoda Tea Factory which is one the only tea factories in Sri Lanka that is located closer to the beach and a guided tour of the Fort of Galle, its ramparts and parts of the original town that have importance; An original experience with a local resident whose family has lived and worked in Galle for generations.
SKU: LK60050800

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You will be picked up at your hotel in Negombo at 0730 hrs. Ensure that you bring a packed breakfast with you, if you are unable to have your meal at the hotel.

You will reach your first destination, Handunugoda Tea Factory by approximately 1030 hrs. (Travel Time 2to 2 1/2 hrs)

Handunugoda Factory is famous for its Virgin White Tea, which is one of the most expensive teas in the world. The tea is plucked and made without being touched by humans, partially following an ancient Chinese tea plucking ritual. You will be guided around the factory and given an opportunity to try and buy Virgin White Tea, along with many other tea types. Handunugoda is also one of the only tea factories in Sri Lanka which is close to the coast.

After Handunugoda you will be leaving for Galle city by approximately 1230 hrs. Once you reach Galle, at 1315 hrs. you will be having lunch at a restaurant of your choice (At your own cost).

By approximately 1500 hrs Join a local resident whose family has lived and worked in Galle for generations, on a guided walk through Galles historic 17C Dutch Fort - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Galles natural harbour has long been a hub of trade dating back to ancient times. The accidental arrival of the Portuguese Lorenzo de Almeida in 1505, when his fleet of ships steered off course following a storm at sea, changed the history of this island nation. The Portuguese were followed by the Dutch and then the British in 1796. With each occupation, Galles landscape changed and the cultural influences remained. Galle fort covers nearly four sq. kms and is protected by 12 bastions and connecting ramparts.

Wonder the maze of narrow cobblestone paved roadways lined with colonial period buildings still in use and old merchant houses where generations of Moorish families still live. Take a walk along the sturdy ramparts looking out to sea and visit colonial period churches, the lighthouse and museums. Along the way, stop by for a cup of Ceylon Tea or fresh king coconut.

This fascinating excursion will give you a memorable glimpse into life within Galle fort one of the best preserved Colonial Forts in Asia. After a nice 2 hours spent experiencing its glory, you will be leaving Galle at 1700 hrs.

You will be taking two and a half hours to return to Negombo Your vehicle will drop you off at 1900 hrs. at your hotel in Negombo completing your tour.

Inclusions

Transport throughout the tour with an air-conditioned car,

Service of an English-Speaking Chauffer Guide,

1 Liter of Bottled Mineral Water Per Person,

Hotel Pick & Drop,

All Taxes & Service Charges.

Fuel surcharge

Landing and facility fees

Exclusions

Food or Drinks

Gratuities

Expenses of Personal Nature

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Comfortable walking shoes and hats recommended.

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate