Galle Tour from Colombo by Train


Galle Tour from Colombo by Train


Multi-Day Trip, Breakfast included, Dinner included, All entrance fees included


This 2-day journey in Sri Lanka will give you different views of traveling along the coastline from Colombo to Galle by train. Meet with local people and visit attractions with your guide by private car. Experience the Galle Fort where has a lot of treasures to be visited and is ideal to stroll around the ramparts and also go to the Traditional Mask Factory in Ambalangoda and the Turtle Hatchery in Koskoda!

What You Can Expect

Day 01

Colombo – Galle (approx. 3.5 hrs) [D]

Upon arrival at Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo, your guide will pick you up. Hotel pickup in Colombo is also available. After pickup you will be transferred to the Colombo Fort Railway Station and take a train to Galle.

Heading south from Colombo to the southern Capital of Galle is another scenic journey. The train follows the coastal line darting in and out of the thick pine jungle that is ubiquitous on the west coast of the island. The slow crawl out of Colombo is the perfect way to witness the locals’ daily life in Sri Lankan.

Galle, the epic Southern capital, is the intersection where classic Dutch architecture meets a tropical setting creating a vivid atmosphere in beauty. Its original ramparts and bastions preserved up to date showcase evidences of a heritage preserved for more than 3 centuries. However, its hallmark stands a reality where the Dutch fort remains a working community with its usual buzz of administrative offices, court complex, commercial buildings, churches and Southern folks frequenting its streets bracing the air of the Elysium of architecture. Visit the Ramparts, Renovated Galle Dutch Hospital, Fort Museum and Dutch Church. Enjoy a tour around the fort with your guide by tuk tuk. Dinner and overnight stay at Lady Hill Hotel, Galle.

Day 02

Galle – Ambalangoda – Kosgoda – Colombo (approx. 2 hrs) [B]

Leave Galle and visit a traditional mask factory in Ambalangoda and the Turtle Hatchery in Kosgoda en-route. The masks that carved into perfection on solid wood and painted cobra hoods are common sites for a wanderer across the seaside suburb of Ambalangoda. Conversely, this is a masker’s bliss! Walk into the gallery of folk dances and mask making – the Mask Museum – or simply take a look at a hut busy cutting, molding and painting masks. You might be able to tune into the mysteries that surround Ambalangoda’s heritage of mask making, that acts as the backdrop of folk dances and rituals staged across the pearl of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka.

Continue to Kosgoda to visit the Turtle Hatchery. Both locals and international volunteers battling it out for ”Sea Turtles’ Sake” is a common sight at Kosgoda. This vibrant tourist destination sitting calm along the Southern coast of Sri Lanka – apart from its traditional industries of fisheries and cinnamon cultivation – was later recognized by the Wildlife Protection Society who studded the region with a Sea Turtle Conservation Project which operates on a formidable scale today. After the hatchery, you will return to Colombo and be dropped off at the airport or your hotel in Colombo.

Important Information

Departure Point
Bandaranaike International Airport or your hotel in Colombo
Departure Time
9:00 AM
Return Details
Bandaranaike International Airport or your hotel in Colombo

  • Overnight accommodation
  • One-way train ticket from Colombo to Galle
  • Hotel/Airport pickup and drop-off in Colombo
  • Entrance fees
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Local guide
  • Transport by private vehicle


  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (recommended)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee

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