Sri Lanka. Hotel Dhammika Magic Palace. Tour to Galle Fort
Dutch Fort at Galle is one of the best-preserved forts in South Asia. It was the former main port of the country and the outpost of the Dutch East India Company in spice trade. Originally established by the Portuguese in 1588, the Fort was completely reconstructed during Dutch rule in the 17th century and that is why known as Dutch Fort at Galle. Today the Fort represents a specific part of the city (Old Town) with its quiet and romantic atmosphere and well-preserved buildings in Dutch and British colonial style. While walking along the narrow streets of the Fort, you will feel the Old World charm.
Prices for the Galle-tour, depending on the start-point of the tour: Wadduwa $95; Kalutara $90; Bentota $85
This total price is valid for the group up to 7 people and includes transfer (comfortable minivan) and tour-guide services.
During the trip to Galle-Fort we will also visit:
– Ayurvedic and Spice Garden. We will see different types of Sri Lankan famous spices growing. Ayurvedic experts will tell us about main medicinal and culinary properties of spices and herbs.
– Moonstone Mine, where the most beautiful blue moonstones are mined. The moonstone is famous for its positive effects, for example, it brings good fortune in finding love. It is believed that single girls should always wear moonstone jewelry, because it will definitely attract attention of potential grooms. You will see the mining process and will be able to go down the shaft, if you like.
– Turtle Hatchery where we can see main types of turtles that live in the Indian Ocean. The Hatchery staff looks after injured turtles found in the ocean and also ensures safe conditions for baby turtles to grow up enough to be released into the ocean.
We will see turtle “kindergarten” and can take a picture with a huge ocean turtle or with newborn turtles.