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Coastal Ride to Galle from Colombo Pivate Tour

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    Stop At: Madu Ganga Biodiversity Area, Balapitiya Sri Lanka

    Maduganga. 11/12/03; Southern Province; 915 ha; 06 18'N 080 03'E. A mangrove lagoon joined to the sea by a narrow canal and containing 15 islands of varying size, some of which are inhabited. It is formed of two shallow waterbodies, Maduganga and smaller Randombe Lake, connected by two narrow channels. On the islands and shores relatively undisturbed mangrove vegetation contains a rich biodiversity qualifying the wetland for 7 Criteria of International Importance. Many globally/nationally endangered, endemic and rare species - e.g. Shorea affinis, an endemic and endangered plant, Mugger (Crocodylus palustris) vulnerable (IUCN Red Book) and CITES-listed Purple-faced Leaf Monkey (Trachypithecus vetulus), endangered, Estuarine Crocodile (Crocodylus porosus), Flapshell Turtle (Lissemys punctata), Indian Python (Python molurus) find shelter here. The lagoon provides the breeding, spawning and fattening ground for many fish species and supports 1.2 % of the Little Green Heron biogeographical population. The cultural heritage is very prominent, with numerous ancient temples in the area and on the islands. Maduganga helps in flood control by storing water during monsoon rains and retains nutrient run-off from nearby cinnamon plantations. The major occupation of the local people is fishing and agriculture (cinnamon and coconut). Poaching of wild animals and waterfowl is unfortunately increasing, and extensive use of fertilisers and consequent abundant growth of invasive species, e.g. Najas marinas or Annona glabra, are factors of concern. Part of a Coastal Resources Management Project funded by the Dutch Government - ADB, with a management plan expected in 2006. Ramsar site no. 1372. Most recent RIS information: 2003.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Galle Fort, Church Street, Galle 80000 Sri Lanka

    The Galle Fort, or Dutch Fort as it is also known, is a fortification first built by the Portugese on the Southwestern coast of Sri Lanka. The initial fortifications, which were built in the late 16th century, were quite basic. However the fort underwent extensive modifications in the 17th century by the Dutch, making it one of the most important archeological, architectural and historic monuments to illutrate the European influence in South East Asia between the 16th and 19th centuries. According to a statement by UNESCO the site was recognized as a World Heritage Site for its unique exposition of an urban ensemble which illustrates the interaction of European architecture and South Asian traditions from the 16th to the 19th centuries which is the criteterion number four for such recognition.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Hikkaduwa Beach, Hikkaduwa 80240 Sri Lanka

    Visit the lovey beach

    Duration: 30 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your Hotel in Colombo
    Departure Time
    7:00 AM
    Duration
    10h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle.
    • Service of an English Speaking Chauffeur Guide.
    • Hotel Pick Up and Drop Off.
    • 1 Boat Safari in Madu River.
    • 1-Liter water bottle per person per day.
    • Entry/Admission - Madu Ganga Biodiversity Area
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Fees for the optional scuba diving, snorkelling or surfing
    • Expenses of personal nature
    • Entry/Admission - Galle Fort
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Hats and comfortable walking shoes are recommended
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    I did a solo day trip to Galle with my guide Rajitha. It was a great experience and well organized. Thanks!
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    Response from Binupa T, Public Relations Manager at Coastal Ride to Galle from Colombo Pivate Tour
    Responded 5 Mar 2019
    J19189 Thank you so much for taking your time to share an insightful review of your safari experience and our service. We are thrilled to hear the lasting impression the experience has left on you, Your wonderful comments and positive feedback is a great incentive for us to further ensure and enhance our level of service for the future as well. Hope to have you again here in Sri Lanka.
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    Eranga picked us up on time, we had changed the time of our pick up, so that we could leave at 8am but he had not got the message so arrived at 7am for our trip to Galle and waited patiently for us to come out of our hotel. We went to a turtle hatchery at Kosgoda and met
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    Response from Binupa T, Public Relations Manager at Coastal Ride to Galle from Colombo Pivate Tour
    Responded 9 Feb 2019
    J18976 Thank you so much for taking your time to share an insightful review of your experience and our service. We are thrilled to hear the lasting impression the experience has left on you, Your wonderful comments and positive feedback is a great incentive for us to further ensure and enhance our level of service for the future as well. Hope to have you again here in Sri Lanka.
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    This is a great way to spend a day whether by bus or car or Tuk Tuk. Stunning scenery lovely beaches passing through small villages and larger towns. Friendly people as are all in Sri Lanka. The old a Dutch Fort is incredible and definitely worth a couple of hours with it’s old
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    Our chauffeur Hasith was an excellent guide for the day. He was very knowledgeable about Sri Lanka, very friendly and able to answer all our questions. We had an enjoyable day going from Colombo to Galle, and return, seeing a lot of nice attractions along the way. The schedule
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    Response from Binupa T, Public Relations Manager at Coastal Ride to Galle from Colombo Pivate Tour
    Responded 2 Aug 2018
    J17934 Hi Trent P, Thank you so much for taking your time to share an insightful review of your experience and our service. It was an immense pleasure to have arranged your tour to down south of Kosgoda, Balapitiya, and Galle. We are thrilled to hear the lasting impression the experience has left on you, Your wonderful comments and positive feedback is a great incentive for us to further ensure and enhance our level of service for the future as well. Hope to have you again here in Sri Lanka.
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    This trip is must do! The Colombo to Galle trip was a private tour guided drive that covers a lot all in one day. The trip began by by visiting the Turtle Hatchery that sits facing a beautiful protected beach for the purpose of protecting this Island's endangered turtles. We
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    Response from Binupa T, Public Relations Manager at Coastal Ride to Galle from Colombo Pivate Tour
    Responded 17 Apr 2018
    Ref: J17521 Hi Tamiko, Thank you so much for your wonderful review of your experience and the service that Lakpura offered you. It was my pleasure to make the necessary arrangements and organize the perfect tour for you. Our main objective was to ensure that you will had a truly memorable time. Your valuable feedback is a big incentive for us in going forward and will help us further ensure and enhance the quality of our service. Hope to have you again here in Sri Lanka
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