Southern Coast Sightseeing Tour

The southern coast of Sri Lanka is one of the best kept secrets in Asia. This one-day tour offers you the opportunity to tour the best attractions on the Southern coast of tropical Sri Lanka. Sail along the southern coast of Sri Lanka, stopping along the way at the old trading fort of Galle, remote beach towns, and the fishing village of Koggala to capture some amazing photographs with the Stilt Fishermen.
• Hassle free hotel pick up and drop off
• Hear commentary from an expert guide
• Tour the best sightseeing attractions in the Southern Coast

per adult from

$174

NZD

Duration

11 to 13 hours

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Private transportation
    • Bottled water
    • Lunch
    • All entrance fees
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Entry/Admission - Brief Garden - Bevis Bawa
    What's excluded :
    • This is a typical itinerary for this product

      Stop At: Brief Garden - Bevis Bawa, Kalawila Village, Beruwala 12070 Sri Lanka

      Brief Gardens is the former home of Landscape Architect Bevis Bawa, brother of popular architect Geoffrey Bawa. Located about 20 minutes from Aluthgama town, Brief has a sprawling garden and a diverse collection of art. You can reach Brief after passing many paddy fields and narrow country lanes. At the entrance to the garden there are two statues with flower for hats. Among the attractions at Brief the most noteworthy are the homoerotic sculpture and the magnificent mural resembling the style of Marc Chagall. The garden is a much loved place of architects, especially those interested in landscape design. There are over 100 different kinds of trees in this garden. The seats in the Gardens allow visitors to relax and enjoy a few minutes admiring the landscape and the well landscaped designs.

      Duration: 2 hours

      Stop At: Ariyapala Mask Museum, 426 Main Street, Ambalangoda 80300 Sri Lanka

      Ambalangoda Ariyapala Mask Museum is an established mask craft center and sales outlet for wooden masks worn during ritual folk dances and operas, however, are presently produced for home decorations and exportation. All masks are associated with legends and depict humans, demons and animals such as birds or snakes. This institution which has remained in the Wijesuriya family for five generation serves as a cultural center with a small library, mask workshop and mask museum. The center was named after one of the Wijesuriya family ancestors Ariyapala Wijesuriya Gurunnanse who was one of the most famous master craftsmen of Sri Lanka.

      Duration: 45 minutes

      Stop At: Stilt Fishermen Sri Lanka, Koggala Sri Lanka

      Stilt fishing is a method of fishing unique to the island country of Sri Lanka. In local language of Sinhala, stilt fishing is known as ‘Ritipanna.’ The origins of stilt fishing is unknown although many believe that it was introduced by traders to merchants who have witnessed these traders coming from sea with mesh bags filled with fish. Therefore this hereditary practice was passed down from generation to generation. Stilt fishermen rely on this method of fishing when they do not have access or the means for advanced fishing equipment for this technique requires only a stilt made with two wooden poles, where one long thin pole of 3 or 4 metres is tied to a wooden stick which is nailed into the sea bed in shallow waters of the ocean and the other pole is erected as a crossbar which functions as a seat for the fishermen to sit, perched on these vertical poles for several hours waiting to capture fish by using their fishing rods made out of Bamboo or kithul wood.

      Duration: 1 hour

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

      The Galle Fort is a magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site and is a living monument, inhabited by a bustling community, within the great ramparts, massive bastions and pepper pot towers. Initially built by the Portuguese in the 16th century during their conquests, the fort was later fortified and conquered by the Dutch in the 17th century, until it later fell to the might of the British. The old town of Galle was once used as a trading port for spices and other goods for over 200 years. However, today, the fort has been transformed into a place of history, romance and beauty where travelers are warmly welcomed to dive head first into the exotic stories and be a part of this heritage site.

      Duration: 2 hours

    • Departure Point :
      Traveler pickup is offered
      We pick up from all places in Negombo and Colombo Airports
      • Bandaranayake Intl Airport, Colombo Sri Lanka
      Departure Time :
      7:00 AM
      Return Detail :
      -
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • Infants must sit on laps
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
      • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
      • Face masks required for guides in public areas
      • Face masks provided for travelers
      • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
      • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
      • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
      • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
      • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
      • Guides required to regularly wash hands
      • Regular temperature checks for staff
      • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
      • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    Language

    English

    Age Req.

    -

    Fitness Req.

    None

    Group Size

    4

    Organised by Wander-Lush Travels

    Activity ID: V-211823P235

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