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Past to present walking tour with a 5th generation fort resident – Galle

Experience Overview

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Spend a morning or afternoon strolling around the Fort with a 5th generation Fort resident. First built in 1588 by the Portuguese, the Galle Fort was extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 on wards. Once a busy port, trading with Greece, China and Arab countries the Galle Fort is a historical, archaeological and architectural heritage monument – a living and breathing UNESCO Heritage site with a colorful history, and a multi-ethnic and multi-religious population.

EXPERIENCE DESCRIPTION: Your host is a fifth generation resident of Galle, who has spent much of his growing years learning about the ins and outs of the Galle Fort. A descendant from a family who have been welcoming travelers from all parts of the world to the island, your host has many tales to share about the past as well as the present. A charismatic personality with an eye for photography, he is fluent in all three languages of Sri Lanka, Sinhala, Tamil and English and is keen on helping people connect with the island.

YOUR HOST: Your host’s Moorish ancestors first arrived on the shores of Galle in the mid-17th century in one of the earliest waves of spice traders and gem merchants. Having being based in different parts of the island in the past, he now resides in Galle, exploring news ways to help people connect with Sri Lanka.

Includes: Host, cold towels, water, a vehicle.
Duration: 1.5 hours.
Difficulty: Easy
Suitable for children: Yes, your host will customize the walk for children.
Times: 8-9:30am and 4:30-6pm. The meeting place is always by the jetty.
What to wear or bring along? Cool, light clothing and a camera!
Private or not? The excursion is private.

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