Madu River boat cruise and Galle city private tour from Bentota region
Activities

Madu River boat cruise and Galle city private tour from Bentota region

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 12 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Go on a private boat safari and discover the Madu river, admire its rich ecological and aesthetic diversity
  • Visit a sea turtle hatchery and rescue center
  • Explore a moonstone mine and Galle Dutch Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
What to expect

This tour will start with your hotel pick-up from Bentota. Continue to Balapitiya for a boat safari down the Madu river which is home to different species of plants and animals. This boat ride is a great chance to explore this complex wetland ecosystem with its rich ecological, biological and aesthetic diversity.

Continue your trip with a visit to a turtle hatchery where you can see baby sea turtles as well as fully mature sea turtles. Lunch at a local restaurant will follow before you transfer to Meetiyagoda, famous for its moonstones mines. Here, you will learn more about the moonstones and the mining process. Towards the end of your tour, you will visit the Galle Dutch Fort, built in 1588 by the Portuguese. The fort has a colorful history and consists of a multi-ethnic and multi-religious population. It has been listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites because of its unique urban ensemble which illustrates the interaction of European architecture and South Asian traditions.

At the end of your tour, you will be transferred back to Hotel.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • What's included
    • Government taxes
    • Entrance fees
    • Lunch
    • Guided tour
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Transportation
    What's not included
    • Additional food and drinks
    • Tips (optional)
    Reduced price
    • Children (ages 3-11)
    • Infants (ages 0-2): free of charge
    Where
    Meeting point:
    Bentota region includes hotel pickups in Bentota, Beruwala, Kalutara, Kosgoda, Ahungalla, Balapityia, Madampe Beach, and Hikkaduwa. You will indicate your pickup location at checkout and verify your pickup time and location directly with the local operator. You will find the contact details on the voucher after booking.
    What to remember
    • This tour is not recommended for pregnant women, people with limited mobility, people with back problems, heart complaints, or other serious medical conditions
    • Please contact the local tour operator at least 48 hours before the tour to verify your pick-up time and location. You will find the contact details on the voucher after booking
    • It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes, sunglasses, and a sunhat
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    Aitken Spence Travels
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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