Galle Day Trip: an Exotic Escape!

Galle Day Trip: an Exotic Escape!

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( 38 reviews ) star Day trip Colombo 1 - 8 watch_later 10 hours
  • Enjoy a river safari through mangroves
  • Get a blessing from a monk at a local temple
  • Enjoy the refreshing national fruit: king coconut
  • Visit the nostalgic bus & train station
  • Stroll through a lively local market
  • 100% private, just for you!

You will be picked up anywhere in: Colombo

What you can expect

Want to unwind from the busy city life of Colombo together with a private local guide? Then this is the tour for you! Simply take a relaxing day trip to charming Galle, known for its tranquility, stunning colonial buildings, secluded beach and scenic nature!

Haven’t had breakfast yet? No worries, Sri Lankans love to start their day with their bellies filled. Your host can show you the best place to grab a quick bite before heading on a river safari!

On this 1.5 hr boat ride, you can put your mind at ease as you sail through shady, lush mangroves and islands. It’s a wonderful way to see nature, the occasional iguana sleeping on a tree, and monkeys eat fruit. There’s even a fish spa!

Marvel at a very beautiful and quiet temple where a monk can give you a blessing. Hop on your boat and pass a hut in the middle of the river where locals love to quench their thirst with Sri Lanka’s national fruit: a refreshing king coconut.

Back on land, it’s time to head to jungle beach! This small and less touristy beach is the ideal place to chill out, enjoy the sun, have a cold drink and relax in tranquil nature. Feeling peckish after all that relaxing? Your host can show you a local favorite place to grab a bite for lunch. Here you can enjoy the seaside, feel the wind in your hair and watch surfers catch waves.

The Galle city bus and railway station are hotspots that can’t be missed. It’s the place to watch local life buzz by. Breathe in the nostalgic air as you see friendly conductors manually changing the information on the boards. Admire the colorful buses as you wander past the hustle and bustle of the local market.

Head to the Galle Fort and Old Dutch City, as the icing on the cake. With its beautiful colonial architecture, trendy shops, a lighthouse and the sea on three sides, this is the most romantic spot to top off your tour with a beautiful sunset!

The local hosts on your private tour are all eager to share their insights with you. Ask as many questions as you want. Take a look at the videos and choose the local you like the most. Want to adjust your private experience to your preferences? No problem, just let your host know!

This is the plan

Your local host will pick you up form the hotel
Stop 1
Start with a local breakfast to kickstart your day!
Stop 2
Have a unique experience on a Boat Safari on Madu River! Enjoy mangroves, fish therapy and visit a serene temple
Stop 3
Step into the exotic paradise of the Jungle Beach! Relax with a drink and enjoy the sand and sea
Your host will recommend you a great local place to have lunch
Stop 4
Go the local way and explore the bus station and railway station of Galle
Stop 5
Stop at the local market and learn all about local vegetables and fruit
Stop 6
Stroll through the picturesque streets of Galle Fort and enjoy the beautiful architecture
Stop 7
Admire the elegant Light House and relax on the promenade; see an incredible sunset!
Head towards Colombo, and get ready to say bye bye to your host!

Feel free to personalize this offer with the host of your choice

Day trip details

Private Day trip
Mode of transport
Car (cost included)
10 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 8 persons
Meeting point
Guest pick-up
included (free of charge)
instant confirmation
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
checkEntrance tickets
checkPrivate guide
checkA/C Car
checkBoat Safari Experience
Not included
Breakfast and lunch costs

about Withlocals Originals

  • Experience the heart
    of the city

  • With the host of
    your choice

  • Private. Affordable.
    And 100% You.


How it works:

  1. 1 Choose the theme of your tour.
  2. 2 Pick your favorite local as your private guide.
  3. 3 Let your guide personalize anything you like.


Now you can enjoy the true heart of the city in the most personal and unique way.