Southern Coast Highlights from Balapitiya
(SKU: LK60390300) This one-day tour offers you the opportunity to tour the best attractions on the Southern coast of tropical Sri Lanka. Visit a tea factory to discover the mysteries of tea-making. Marvel at the skill of the stilt fishermen. Learn with a cooking demonstration of local food and spices. Relax with a fresh seafood lunch. Tour a city of Galle and visit the famed Galle Fort. This is a tour for all ages.
- Transport throughout the tour with an air-conditioned vehicle.
- Hotel pickup and drop-off.
- 1 Liter of Bottled Mineral Water Per Person.
- Service of an English-Speaking Chauffer Guide.
- Lunch at a Local Restaurant.
- Entrance tickets.
- Food or Drinks.
- Gratuities (Optional).
- Expenses of Personal Nature.
What to Expect
Among the foothills of Ahangama rises the famous Virgin White Tea Factory, Handunugoda. Surrounded by an evergreen forest in the Southern Province, Handunugoda Tea Estate is the only estate and factory in the coastal belt of Sri Lanka. They have much known as artisanal producers of luxury teas. In addition to the Signature Virgin White, the factory is also known for other award-winning teas such as Ceylon Souchong, Saphire Oolong, and Flowery Camellia. The teas are exclusively created and handmade by the sole proprietor Herman Gunaratne; using tried and tested orthodox methods to produce exquisite whole-leaf teas that can be brewed several times.
The Galle Fort, or Dutch Fort as it is also known, is a fortification first built by the Portuguese 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 illustrate 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 criterion number four for such recognition.