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From Colombo: Day Trip to Galle City, Koggala and Unawatuna – Southern Province, Sri Lanka

Enjoy a day trip to the famous city of Galle, get the chance to see the historic Galle Fort, marvel at the skill of the stilt fishermen at Koggala and finally relax on the white sands of Unawatuna.


Discover southern Sri Lanka’s coastal culture on this day trip. After getting picked up from your hotel in Colombo, head to the seaside city of Galle. Stop for breakfast at the restaurant of your choice before your walking tour of the city begins. Enjoy a guided tour of Galle’s renowned fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site which dates back to the Dutch colonial era. Later, wander through the maze of narrow cobblestone streets lined with colonial period buildings and old merchant houses where generations of Moorish families still live. Visit colonial period churches, a lighthouse, and several museums. Along the way, stop by for a cup of Ceylon Tea or fresh king coconut. 

After your tour of Galle, travel to Koggala to observe the stilt fishermen, who are one of the most iconic figures in Sri Lanka. Watch them as they fish and get the chance to learn how to fish for yourself from one of the fishermen. Stop for lunch at the restaurant of your choice before continuing to Unawatuna.

Spend some time soaking up the atmosphere of the palm-fringed bays and picturesque coves of Unawatuna. Take a dip in the bay’s crystal-clear waters or relax on white-sand beaches before beginning the journey back to Colombo in the evening.



Discover Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Meet the local stilt fishermen in Koggala
Relax on white-sand beaches in Unawatuna



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