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Southern Tour

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka

  • Activities

    Heritage-History Tour, Sightseeing

  • Price
    $130 USD per person
  • Duration

    1 day

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    Daily at 6:00 am

  • Starting Location

    Your hotel

  • Price Includes

    Guide fees, gate fees, transport charges.


  • Visit creators of devil masks used to tell stories through dance and ward off spirits in exorcisms.
  • Explore a fortified city which has been under several different governing rules over the past 500 years.
  • Tour a moonstone mine that produces the sacred gem that is believed to have similar qualities as the moon.




Trip Info

Get ready for a full day of a sightseeing adventure as you explore the history of the people of Sri Lanka.

On this tour, you will visit a mask factory. Ambalangoda is a large town near Galle that is known for devil masks and dancers. The notable masks line the roadway in displays by small shops. These various types of masks are used in exorcism practices and in storytelling through dance. It is also known for hand-woven cotton, wood-carved doors, screens and lintels. The town is filled with local produce stalls. The area is for exploring and adventures. You may want to take the time to visit the local beach where the worlds of seclusion and a bustling town collide. Enjoy discovering the daily life of Sri Lanka fishermen.

Going forth to Galle, you will discover one of the most famous tourist destinations in southern Sri Lanka. Learn of 500 years of history under Sinhala, Portuguese, Dutch and British rule at the fortified city.

On your return to the hotel, visit a turtle hatchery in Kosgoda established in 1981 by the Wildlife Protection Society. Their goal is to protect the sea turtles from extinction by providing a place for the eggs to be nurtured and born.

The Moonstone Mine in Meethiyagoda is a special place as the stone is a semi-precious gem. It is believed by locals the moonstones are blessed by the moon and hold unique qualities.

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