Day trip

Sri Lanka: Full-Day Tour to Kosgoda, Balapitiya & Unawatuna

Sri Lanka: Full-Day Tour to Kosgoda, Balapitiya & Unawatuna

From £61.92 per person

Enjoy a full-day private tour to Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery, Balapitiya, Unawatuna, and Galle.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Private group


  • VIsit the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery
  • Relax on Unawatuna beach
  • Enjoy a boat cruise down the Madu River
  • Explore the city of Galle
Full description
Be picked up at your accommodation in Bentota and travel for 10 - 15 minutes to Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery. Spend 30-minutes at Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery and see where five endangered sea turtle species lay their eggs. Learn about the turtles’ life cycle and see how Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery protects the eggs and baby turtles. See some of the newly hatched turtles and possibly a fully-grown turtle. Head to Balapitiya, where you’ll enjoy a 20 - 30 minute boat cruise on the Madu River. Travel through secretive waterways created by mangroves and see tiny islands with temples and cinnamon pluckers, who you can buy fresh cinnamon from. After your boat cruise, travel for 1-hour to Unawatuna. Relax on the beach for an hour and choose a hotel to have lunch (at your own expense). Drive for 25 - 30 minutes to the city of Galle. View various attractions in the colonial-era city. See the Galle Fort, the Galle Lighthouse, the National Maritime Museum, and the Dutch Reformed Church, Depart Galle at 5:00 PM and be dropped off at your accommodation in Bentota around 6:00 PM.
  • Private tour in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local guide
  • 1-liter of bottled water per person
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees for Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery and Madu River Boat Safari
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
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Product ID: 253037