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Whale Watching

Whale Watching

No one should skip on the chance to see the world largest, most magnificent creature in person. Take advantage of the opportunity of a lifetime with this early morning adventure and watch the giant Blue Whale glide by your boat off the coast of Galle. While there are many options for big ferries that take large groups to people to sight the mighty animals, The Postcard Galle organizes a private boat that offers a more intimate view. You might even see dolphins if you’re lucky! Please book your trip a day in advance.

Price: SLR 60,000 (for a speed boat)

Duration: 4–5 hours

Mangrove Safari

Nature lovers, rejoice. Sri Lanka’s mangrove forests are ecological wonderlands, brimming with life and energy. Explore the area with the guided Madu River Safari. With over 300 species of mangroves in the area, the forests play a huge role in preventing erosion and preserving nature of the island. Undiscovered species of flora and fauna die in the depths of these magical ecosystems, making them treasure troves for biologists, ecologists and anyone who appreciates the outdoors.

Price: SLR 4,000 per person

Duration: 2 hours

Mangrove Safari
Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery

Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery

Who would say no to hanging out with a bunch of baby turtles? The care centre at Kosgoda beach runs volunteer and awareness programs for local and international visitors, and functions as a hatchery and to increase the rate of hatching and survival of baby turtles. They also look after sick or injured adults - treating and releasing this endangered species back into the ocean. This is a hands-on, family friendly experience that’s a great way for all nature lovers to learn, have fun and get involved.

Price: SLR 500 per person

Duration: 1 hour drive

Sun and Sand

Bask on powdery sands in the beaming sun on of the many beautiful beaches that surround The Postcard Galle. A visit to this tropical island isn’t complete without a few dips in the ocean. We’ll be happy to help you arrange trips to the most pristine sands, viewpoints and eateries in the area. If you’re in the mood for some extra activity, Postcard also rents surfboards and our team can recommend the best places to catch some waves or snorkel. Pack a beach towel and some swimwear and remember not to forget the sunscreen!

Duration and price are variable according to your needs.

Sun and Sand
Architecture

Architecture

Galle’s unique façade is what makes this quaint little locale stand apart from Sri Lanka’s other cities. All you need to experience it is to go for a walk. The result of a varied history and rich colonial heritage, Galle’s peculiar buildings are an architecture and design enthusiasts delight. We’re stationed close to the creations of famed architect Geoffrey Bawa, the mystical Brief Garden and the Galle Fort, a UNESCO world heritage site. Ask our team for recommendations and assistance.

Duration and price are variable according to your needs.

Ambalagoda Mask Making Factory and Museum

These aren’t the kind of masks you cut out of cardboard in pre-school. Mask making is a centuries old artistic tradition in Sri Lanka that requires skill and years of practice. They are handcrafted by artisans and used for a number of traditional performances. Learn more about this ancient craft at Ariyapala and Sons: a landmark famed for its skilfulculture of mask carving and at the mask library. This one’s for the art and history lovers out there!

Price: Donation based

Duration: 2 hours

Ambalagoda Mask Making Factory and Museum
Handunugoda Tea Estate

Handunugoda Tea Estate

Tea: the quintessential Sri Lankan experience. It’s one of the country’s biggest exports and also plays a unique role in its history. The verdant Handunugoda Tea Estate is the best place to learn about the cultivation and culture behind Sri lanka’s favourite beverage. The estate is known for artisanal virgin white tea, which is completely untouched by human hands and does not involve a single machine in its journey from sapling to cup.

Price: Complimentary

Duration: 1 to 2 hours