Galle is one of the island’s great mini destinations, with a wealth of experiences and attractions to enjoy within a relatively small area. Right on your doorstep is Galle Fort, whose treasure trove of colonial antiquities, shops and cafes are all easily explored on foot, either with an informative local guide or on your own. We can help you enrich your fort experience with a gem session hosted by one of the fort’s foremost jewellers or a mask-making workshop with a local craftsman.
There are numerous beaches nearby, including the surfing hotspots of Midigama and Weligama, while whale watching cruises embark from picturesque Mirissa. Exploring Galle’s verdant inland hinterland rewards with glimpses of rural villages, oceans of paddy fields and temples, and is best enjoyed on a guided bicycle ride or you could savour the serenity with a jungle yoga class. Close to Koggala Lake is a lowland tea plantation, which offers absorbing estate tours.