Updated: Feb 25, 2022
GALLE TOUR (2 DAYS /1 NIGHT)
DAY 1- Arrival at colombo air port - Kosgoda turtle hatchery- mask museum ambalangoda - hikkaduwa city and beach tour - stay night in hikkaduwa
Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery
Kosgoda is famous for its turtle hatchery- Visitors can see huge tanks filled with new born turtle hatch-lings. After being fed, the baby turtles are taken to the sea and released when they are 2-4 days old, usually during the safer hours of darkness. Although October to April is the main laying season, some eggs can be found at Kosgoda throughout the year.
Mask Museum in Ambalangoda
The town is renowned for the manufacture of wooden masks and puppets. The hand carved and hand painted masks in traditional dance dramas are both vibrant and colorful. Masks are created for three different types of dancing rituals: ‘Kolam’, which tell mocking stories of traditional Sri Lankan colonial life; ‘Sanni’, or devil dancing masks, used in a type of exorcism ceremony to heal people of persisting illnesses believed to be inflicted by demons; and ‘Raksha’ masks, which are used in festivals and processions. The Naga Raksha (Cobra demon) mask of the ‘Raksha Kolama’ (demon dance), consists of a ferocious face with bulging, popping & staring eyes, a bloodthirsty carnivorous tongue lolling out of wide mouth armoured and armed to the hilt with set of fanglike teeth, all topped by a set of cobra hoods.
Sri Lankas one of the most beautiful, enchantment city is Hikkaduwa and is the island’s most developed beach resort. It has a range of accommodation, good restaurants and pleasant cafe-lined beaches .Hikkaduwa is surrounded lot of natural resources and her beauty has attracted so many local and foreign visitors through the year.
Hikkaduwa is a small town on the south cost of Sri Lanka and located in the southern province about 20 Km north-west of Galle. It comprise with beach resort and restaurants, shops guesthouses accommodation, travel arrangements and far more facilities for you. The city is perfect for holidays with exciting opportunities to holiday for weekends.
The coral sanctuary found on the coast of Hikkaduwa is a large shallow body of water enclosed by a reef, decorated with layers of multi colored corals, witch is home to countless number of colorful fish. Off the beach there is a collection of tine islets surrounded by beautiful coral formations. Many species of fish and large turtles are found here. There are more than four different shipwrecks for diving enthusiasts to explore along with dive shops offering PADI courses and equipment.
Stay Night in Hikkaduwa
DAY 2 - Hikkaduwa - Galle Ducth Fort and city tour -Colombo- Colombo city tour - Departure
Galle’s earliest historical existence is traced to Ptolemy’s world map of 125–150 AD when it was a busy port, trading with Greece, Arab countries, China and others. Its mention as a “port of call of the Levant” is made in the cosmography of Cosmas Indicopleustes. This is the harbor where the Portuguese, under the leadership of Lourenço de Almeida, made their first landing in 1505 on the island and caused a notable change in developments on the island with their close friendship with Dharmaparakrama Bahu (1484–1514), the then king of the country.
In 1640, the events took a turn with the Dutch entering the fray joining hands with King Rajasinhe II to capture the Galle Fort. The Dutch, with a force of some 2,500 men under Koster, captured the fort from the Portuguese in 1640 itself. Although not an ideal situation for the Sinhalese, they were instrumental in building the fort as seen in its present form in the Dutch architectural style. Fortifications were added up to the early 18th century. The establishment consisted of public administration buildings, warehouses and business houses and residential quarters.
A drive through the city will take you to Fort and Pettah – the commercial area of the city and tree-lined Colombo 7 – Cinnamon Gardens. Colombo 3, 4, 5 & 8 are the prime residential areas of the City. The Hindu Temple at Sea Street – lined with goldsmith shops, the Dutch Church at Wolfendhal dating back to 1749, the historic Devatagaha Mosque, Independence Square, BMICH, Gangaramaya Temple and Colombo Museum are some of the attractions in Colombo.
Transfer to Airport for departure flight.
Note- Tour Package Exclude
- Air Tickets
- Entrance Tickets