Southern Coast Highlights from Kalutara
(SKU: LK60160600) 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 the city of Galle and visit the famed Galle Fort. Enjoy playing with adorable baby turtles in a turtle hatchery. This is a tour for all ages.
- Only Tea Factory situated by the sea and produces white virgin Tea
- Pictures Stilt Fisherman.
- The Old Colonial City of Galle.
- Transport throughout the tour with an air-conditioned vehicle.
- Service of an English-speaking chauffeur guide.
- 1 Liter of bottled mineral water per person.
- Hotel pick-up & drop off from your hotel in Kalutara.
- All taxes & service charges.
- Entrance tickets. (Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery).
- Food and drinks.
- Gratuities (Optional).
- Expenses of personal nature
What to Expect
You will be starting your tour at 0830 hrs from your hotel, where you will be picked up by your chauffeur. Ensure that you bring a packed breakfast with you if you are unable to have your meal at the hotel.
The first stop on your tour itinerary will be the Handunugoda Tea Factory which you will reach by approximately 1000 hrs. 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 within the Handungoda premises, you will be getting to see how this mysterious process takes place to create one of the topmost luxury teas of the world.
At 1130 hrs you will be traveling to Ahangama to observe the stilt fishermen, who are one of the most iconic figures of Sri Lanka. You will be able to see them fishing and learn how they do it by speaking to one of the fishermen.
At approximately 1230 hrs you will be having lunch at a place of your choice (At your own expense) and reach Galle by approximately 1430 hrs.
This coastal city has withstood three foreign invasions; during which time, it grew from a bustling port which was the main stop for ships traveling east, to a fortified and yet beautiful city with many monuments which have withstood the ravages of time. 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 1600 hrs.
Finally, you will be going to the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery. You will get there by approximately 1700 hrs and spend an enjoyable half-hour more about the 5 types of sea turtles that visit Sri Lanka for nesting, and how the nests are protected. You will be able to see and touch baby turtles and view some of the fully-grown turtles that are getting treated for injuries.
You will be returning to the hotel after this and completing your excursion by 1730 hrs to 1830 hrs.
Comfortable walking shoes recommended for this tour. Drive time may change due to unpredictable road traffic. Photography stops on the way can be arranged but within locations with reasonable parking areas.