GalleGalle Fort Tour

Discover Sri Lanka's colonial history in the South Coast with a one-of-a-kind host.



Why should you book this trip?

  • Sri Lanka Day Tours gives you the opportunity to explore the “Ramparts of Galle”, the legendary Galle Fort, with a very interesting and resourceful character as your host
  • Admire the beauty of the colonial architecture and get a taste of the colonial history of the fort
  • Listen to the interesting back stories about Galle Fort
  • Amazing panoramic views on the top of walls, including an amazing sundowner on the fort
  • You are free to experience the Sri Lankan street food as well
  • Excellent photo opportunities
  • Exciting encounters with members of the local community
  • Opportunity to get an additional trip into the home of a typical middleclass Sri Lankan family for a Sri Lankan lunch/dinner experience
  • No tips and no tickets – what you pay is what it takes



 75 USD 

1 PERSON   - 75 USD                        


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(+94) 70 222 8 222

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  Quick Facts

  • Availability: Throughout the year
  • This tour will take approximately 2 ½ hours
  • Transfer arrangements to be picked up and dropped off to any preferred destination could be provided on request
  • Meeting point can be arranged upon discussion
  • Preferred starting times: Morning and evening (can be arranged)
  • You can witness sundown in evening tours
  • Lunch/dinner with a typical Sri Lankan family can be added at an additional price

You will meet


Shanjei Perumal

Shanjei Perumal, a former advertising executive from Colombo, who quit his job because he didn’t want to be confined to the concrete jungle of Colombo. He chose Galle Fort as he was obsessed with this fascinating living legend and became a full-time tour guide to assist the beautiful people who want to explore Galle Fort, differently.



Included in the price

  • Service of an experienced local guide
  • Thambili (King Coconut) water and bottled water during excursion
  • All applicable Gov. taxes


  • Transportation to and from starting point
  • Extra food and beverages consumed
  • Additional lunch/dinner
  • Any tips to the staff

Tour in brief 

This tour generally covers the whole Galle Fort area. This includes amazing views, knowledge on colonial history, interesting back stories, and detailed insights. You also get to know about the modern Sri Lankan culture and its connection with the colonial era. Finally, at the end of the tour you can enjoy the sundown (during the evening tour) in the horizon before you leave the fort premises.

Galle Fort

Galle Fort, is situated in the the Bay of Galle  on the south coast of Sri Lanka. It was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese, and then extensively fortified by the Dutch  during the 17th century from 1649 onwards.

The Galle Fort has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site  under criteria IV, for its unique exposition of an urban ensemble which illustrates the interaction of European architecture and South Asian traditions from the 16th to the 19th centuries.

Today, most of the properties are owned by the Sri Lankan Government and a few Dutch people who had the ownership from the beginning.



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