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Southern Coast Highlights and River Safari from Balapitiya

Southern Coast Highlights and River Safari from Balapitiya

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Southern Coast Highlights and River Safari from Balapitiya

(SKU: LK60390500) 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 Manufacturing. Marvel at the skill of the stilt fishermen. Relax with a fresh seafood lunch. Tour a city of Galle and visit the famed Galle Fort. This is a tour for all ages. Go on a lovely Boat Safari in Madu River.

Includes

  • Transport throughout the tour with an air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Hotel Pick & Drop off from a hotel in Balapitiya.
  • 1 Liter of Bottled Mineral Water Per Person.
  • Service of an English-Speaking Chauffer Guide.
  • Lunch at a Local Restaurant.

Excludes

  • Entrance Fees. (Boat Safari in Madu River)
  • Food or Drinks.
  • Gratuities. (Optional)
  • Expenses of Personal Nature.

What to Expect

You will be starting your tour at 8:00 am from your hotel in Balapitiya, where you will be picked up by your chauffeur. The first stop on your tour itinerary will be the Handunugoda Tea Factory which you will reach by 10:00 am. Ceylon Tea has been highly sought after for centuries. However, this tea factory is famous for a different reason. The Handunugoda Tea Factory has reawakened the ancient Chinese tradition of creating Virgin White Tea which is untouched by human hands during the manufacturing process. During the one-and-a-half-hour tour of the factory, you will be getting to see how this mysterious process takes place to create one of the topmost luxury teas of the world.

Balapitiya is a little southern town lying in marshy wetlands. The area is a high biodiversity zone that relies on the lagoon created by Madu River as it flows into the Indian Ocean. Your safari will take you on a ride down the river. You will get to see the dense mangrove forest that grows along the marshy banks of the river and the forms of wildlife that call the roots home. Your guide will also take you some of the larger free-standing islands on Madu River. On one such island, you will find an old Buddhist monastery. Cinnamon harvesting is the main employment of the people of this area.

You will be able to view the Galle Fort which is a World Heritage Site, the Galle Lighthouse, the National Maritime Museum, the picturesque cobblestoned streets with their Dutch names, and many more colonial remnants. You will be finishing your city tour by approximately 1630 hrs and you will be returning to the hotel after this and completing your excursion by 1700 hrs.

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