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Excursion Program 03

Excursion Program 03

Madu River Boat Ride /Galle Dutch Fort Visit /Visit Turtle Hatchery /Moonstone Mine Visit /Mask Factory Visit

Summary of the program

In the morning leave from hotel and visit Turtle Hatchery in Kosgoda. This place will bring you an unforgettable time with Sea Turtles.

Here you will find lots of information about Sri Lanka’s pioneering sea turtle conservation project – why Sri Lanka (and the village of Kosgoda in particular) is a prime turtle nesting site, why the conservation project is needed and how the project is operated by local people with the help of international volunteers.

On completion proceed to Balapitiya and have an amazing boat safari in world renowned madu river. During the boat safari you will enjoy nature flora and fauna.

Madu Ganga has high ecological, biological and aesthetic significance, being home to 303 species of plants belonging to 95 families and to 248 species of vertebrate animals. It might be one of the last remaining tracts of pristine mangrove forests in Sri Lanka.


On completion the safari leave for Galle Historical City en route visiting moonstone mines and mask factory in Ambalangoda.

Visit Dutch fort, Founded in the 16th century by the Portuguese, Galle reached the height of its development in the 18th century, before the arrival of the British. It is the best example of a fortified city built by Europeans in South and South-East Asia, showing the interaction between European architectural styles and South Asian traditions.