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From Kalutara: Handungoda, Galle, and Kosgoda

1. From Kalutara: Handungoda, Galle, and Kosgoda

Immerse yourself in the coastal culture of southern Sri Lanka on this all-encompassing day trip. After getting picked up from your hotel in Kalutara, head to your first stop of the day, the Handunugoda Tea Factory and learn the history and production processes of the highly sought-after virgin white tea that this factory produces. Afterward, travel to Ahangama 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 location of your choice before heading to the coastal city of Galle. Visit Galle Fort, the Galle Lighthouse, the National Maritime Museum, the picturesque cobblestoned streets with their Dutch names, and many more colonial remnants. Finally, visit the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery. Spend some time learning about the 5 turtle species that visit Sri Lanka for nesting and get to see and touch baby turtles. Pay a visit to the turtle hospital where adult turtles get treated for injuries. At the end of your visit, get dropped off back at your hotel.

From Bentota: Balapitiya, Handunugoda and Galle Guided Tour

2. From Bentota: Balapitiya, Handunugoda and Galle Guided Tour

Start your sightseeing adventure with a convenient pickup from your hotel and head to your first stop for the day, Balapitiya. Enjoy a boat safari down the beautiful Madu River. Take a closer look at this wetland estuary and explore its lush mangrove forests, gliding under the canopy of the forest tunnels. Take in the unique biodiversity of this region, keeping an eye out for the crocodiles and water monitors that inhabit these waters. Stop at one of the many islands to witness the locals harvest cinnamon and end your boat safari with a visit to the fish spa. Your tropical tour continues after a short break for lunch. Head to Handunugoda to visit the local tea estate. Discover the tea that this plantation is famous for, Virgin White Tea, and learn how this luxury product is made on a tour of the plantation. Next, head to Ahangama for a truly unique photo opportunity. Watch as local fishermen demonstrate on-water stilt fishing, one of Sri Lanka's most interesting traditional fishing methods. Speak to one of the local fishermen and learn how they do it. The final stop on your Sri Lankan sightseeing tour is the old colonial city of Galle. Explore the Galle Fort, one of the best-preserved fortifications in Asia. Visit the Maritime Museum, the Galle National Museum, and the local lighthouse. Stroll down cobblestone streets as you learn the history of this port city, including the periods of Portuguese and Dutch rule.

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Christopher was a great Tour Guide and froher. The whole dax was fantastic