Handunugoda and Galle Highlights from Colombo

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 11 hours

Departs: Colombo, Colombo

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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An independent day trip to Galle from Colombo means a long train, bus, or cab ride, and the problem of getting around once there. Make the most of UNESCO-listed Galle Fort and the round-trip journey on this private day trip. Travel by private vehicle, delve into the colonial-era fort as your guide shares its history, and tour a tea factory on route. Lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off are included.

What's Included

1 Liter of Bottled Mineral Water Per Person.

All Taxes & Service Charges.

Hotel Pick & Drop from Colombo Hotels.

Lunch at a Local Restaurant.

Service of an English-Speaking Chauffeur Guide.

What's Not Included

Expenses of Personal Nature.


Meals where not specified.

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 7 - 80

Additional Info

  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Handunugoda Tea Estate
You will be picked up at your hotel in Colombo at 0700 hrs. Ensure that you bring a packed breakfast with you if you are unable to have your meal at the hotel. You will reach your first destination, Handunugoda Tea Factory by approximately 0930 hrs. (Travel Time 1 ½ to 2 hrs) Handunugoda Factory is famous for its Virgin White Tea, which is one of the most expensive teas in the world. The tea is plucked and made without being touched by humans, partially following an ancient Chinese tea plucking ritual. You will be guided around the factory and given an opportunity to try and buy Virgin White Tea, along with many other tea types. Handunugoda is also one of the only tea factories in Sri Lanka which is close to the coast.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Not Included

Galle Fort
Galle’s natural harbour has long been a hub of trade dating back to ancient times.The accidental arrival of the Portuguese Lorenzo de Almeida in 1505,when his fleet of ships steered off course following a storm at sea,changed the history of this island nation.The Portuguese were followed by the Dutch and then the British in 1796.With each occupation,Galle’s landscape changed and the cultural influences remained.Galle Fort covers nearly four sq. km's and is protected by 12 bastions and connecting ramparts. Wander the maze of narrow cobblestone paved roadways lined with colonial period buildings still in use and old merchant houses where generations of Moorish families still live.Take a walk along the sturdy ramparts looking out to sea and visit colonial period churches,the lighthouse,and museums.Along the way, stop by for a cup of Ceylon Tea or fresh king coconut.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

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