Pearl of the Orient

GALLE

Explore the stunning town at the southern edge of Sri Lanka with fascinating colonial history evident at every turn through its eclectic assemblage of architecture

Level
Luxury $1,600
VIP $2,000
Season
All Year Long
Duration
4 Days 3 Nights
Theme
Couple / Group Friend
Product Code
SB005_1046

The Highlights of the Journey

  • Soaking up the unique atmosphere of Galle
  • Enjoy Madu Manga River Boat, wonderful way of seeing some of the hundreds of species of plants and animals
  • Visit The village of Meetiyagoda where moonstone is most commonly found

 

**Rates are per person based on USD and 2 people traveling together

Day 1 - 4

Galle | 3 Nights

Spend your days soaking up the unique atmosphere of Galle, a stunning town at the southern edge of Sri Lanka with fascinating colonial history evident at every turn through its eclectic assemblage of architecture. It’s walled and everything inside them is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with beautiful Dutch fusion architecture, a commanding Victorian lighthouse, grand churches and mosques, all in a sultry tropical setting.

Experiences, Madu Ganga River Boat It opens to the Indian Ocean Madu lagoon is a very wide and a beautiful lagoon in Sri Lanka. It is in the wet zone of Sri Lanka with a high bio-diversity. A boat trip is a wonderful way of seeing some of the hundreds of species of plants and animals – monkeys eat the fruit in the trees, a water monitor lizard glides slowly through the water, and cormorants, egrets, and kingfishers wait patiently on the banks, eyeing the water for prey. And also The village of Meetiyagoda near Ambalangoda is where moonstone is most commonly found, concentrated within an acre of land, believed to have been blessed by the moon. At Meetiyagoda you can see how the stones are actually mined. The miners climb down a 10-meter-deep shaft on a frame made of strong coconut wood. A machine pumps out water, but all the digging is done by hand. The buckets of soil that are wound regularly to the surface yield around 50-100 rough moonstones a day, though not all of them are saleable quality.