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From Negombo: Southern Coast Highlights Private Day Tour – Southern Province, Sri Lanka

Tour some of the best attractions on the Southern coast of tropical Sri Lanka on a day tour from Negombo.

EXPERIENCE

Start your day tour with pickup from your hotel in Negombo at 6:30 AM. The first stop on your tour itinerary will be 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 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.

At approximately 12:00 PM you will stop for a lunch at your own expense in a place of your choosing, before reaching Galle at 2:00 PM. 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. Return to your hotel by 8:30 PM to complete the excursion.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

See the production of Virgin White Tea at the Handunugoda Tea Factory
Watch the ancient practice of stilt fishing at Ahangama
Discover the colonial city of Galle
Interact with turtles at the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery

 

 

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