Galle – Hikkaduwa – Balapitiya – Kosgoda – Bentota
Drive to Galle in the new southern highway to explore the Dutch Galle Fort, an historical and architectural masterpiece built by Portuguese and later occupied by the Dutch. Galle Fort is a trendy place to enjoy the architecture, history, shopping and taste some best food and wine in the road side cafes. Take a stroll in the Galle town to experience the day to day life of typical Sri Lankans and visit the Galle fruit market and see the fishermen sell their daily catch by the road side.
After Galle proceed to Hikkaduwa, one of the most popular beach destinations in Sri Lanka and do some snorkeling and diving but this is seasonal also take a boat ride in the coral gardens. During the months of December to April the water is very clear and calm, making it an ideal waters to dive and snorkel. Try a mouthwatering freshly prepared seafood dish by a seaside restaurant.
On your way to Colombo stop in Balapitiya or Bentota for a boat ride on the Madhu River or Benthara river also not forgetting to pay a visit to a Turtle Hatchery in Kosgoda and then back to Colombo.
Suggested departure time of the day trip – 6 am from Colombo
Highlights of Hikkaduwa – Galle – Balapitiya – Kosgoda-Bentota day trip – Galle Fort, Snorkelling and diving, Seafood ,Kosgoda Turtles and Balapitiya or Bentota boat ride
What will be included in the day trip – Air conditioned car/mini coach, driver , driver’s meals and extra activities cost for Boat Rides,Snorkeling ,and Diving.
(Trip starts from Colombo City and ends in Colombo City)