Find a unique way to discover Sri Lanka? Let this Colombo shore excursion deliver you to the iconic Stilt Fishermen and Galle Fort including Turtle hatchery, Madu Ganga river safari, Mask Museum Ambalangoda, Moonstone mines, Tsunami Museum, and Hikkaduwa Marine Sanctuary.
 

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Duration: 1 Day
Start/End: Colombo port/Colombo port
Highlights: Stilt fishing, Turtle hatchery, Madu Ganga river safari, Mask museum Ambalangoda, Moonstone mines, Tsunami Museum, Hikkaduwa Marine sanctuary
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Tour Category: Colombo shore excursions

 
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Your guide and driver pick you up at port and depart to Galle Fort for a sightseeing day tour. Meet stilt fishermen doing their job to sit on a stilt, hold a fishing rod, and wait until fish biting. This is the traditional way to catch fish in Sri Lanka. Although it is so obsolete and normally they catch just little fishes, stilt fishing is still performed for curious travelers as an iconic image of Sri Lanka.

stilt fishermen - Colombo shore excursionsThen, visit Turtle hatchery where is home to various kinds of turtles well-preserved from natural disasters or human destruction. Hop on a boat ride through Madu Ganga River, witness the massive mangrove biodiversity with special plants and rare animal species including birds, fishes, reptiles, and mammals.

Madu Ganga River - Colombo shore excursionsNext, go to Ambalangoda Mask Museum where still remains and exhibits the traditional mask culture of Sri Lanka although this treasure nearly disappeared due to lack of interest in traditional Kolam and Devil Dance. Move to Moonstone Mines well-known for producing the best moonstones in the world said by gem experts. Miners have dug through layers of Earth as deep as 10 to 20 meters to find the most precious stones.

Ambalangoda Mask Museum - Colombo shore excursionsAfter that, visit Tsunami museum to get an emotional feeling through photographs and documents about the area destroyed by the terrible tsunami happened in 2004. Continue on to Hikkaduwa Marine sanctuary where is home to a shallow fringing reef could be admired by snorkeling just a few meters under the water surface. Finally, trip ends with a drive back to the port.

Hikkaduwa Marine Colombo shore excursions

What’s included?

  • English-Speaking-Guide (licensed)
  • Port pickup and drop-off for cruise ship passengers by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fee for included attractions
  • Lunch
  • Light refreshment & Water

What’s excluded?

  • Other Drinks
  • Tips for Guide and Driver