Galle, Madu river and Hikkaduwa beach tour from Negombo
Activities

Galle, Madu river and Hikkaduwa beach tour from Negombo

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 12 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Visit a sea turtle hatchery and rescue center
  • Visit Moonstone Mine
  • Discover Galle Dutch Fort, Unesco World Heritage Site
What to expect

This tour will start with your hotel pick-up Negombo. Continue to Balapitiya for a boat safari down the Madu river which is home to different species of plants and vertebrate 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 Heirtage 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 to Hikkaduwa for bathing then back to Negombo.

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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
    • Lunch
    • Guided tour
    • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicle
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    Reduced price
    • Children (age 3-12)
    • Infants (age 0-2): free admission
    Where
    Meeting point:

    Pick-up available from city hotels in Negombo. You will receive our local supplier's contact details after booking

    What to remember
    • Please contact our local provider at least 48 hours before the tour to schedule your pick-up time and location
    • Minimum age: 5 years old
    • It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen and a sunhat
    • You will need to present a valid Passport or ID card
    • This tour is not recommended to pregnant women or people with limited mobility
    • Pets not allowed
    • Heavy luggage not allowed

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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 1 day before the experience begins.

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