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Excursions

There is much to experience in and around Sri Lanka’s south coast and The Fortress Resort & Spa is perfectly placed within easy reach of the region’s many highlights. Intrepid travellers staying at our resort can look forward to a range of captivating day excursions; enjoy sightseeing in Galle amidst the city’s colonial charm, hike along trails deep inside tropical rainforests, head off on exotic wildlife safaris and spend time at cultural sites that provide a unique perspective of the island.

Visit Galle Fort and the Town

Explore a coastal fort and town full of old world charm

Madu River Safari

Experience the Turtle Hatchery

Get involved in hands-on marine turtle conservation efforts

Go scuba diving amongst the coral reefs in Unawatuna

Dive into a magical world deep beneath the waves

Blue Whale Watching Hub

An unforgettable adventure in search of majestic blue whales

Yala National Park

A Day Tour to Kalutota

An uncharted and exciting journey with The Fortress Resort and Spa

Koggala Folk Museum

Connecting with the past at the home of a great writer

National Sanctuaries and Sinharaja Forest Reserve

Wildlife encounters and journeys to tropical rainforests

Rumassala Hill

A hill steeped in folklore and set amidst amazing vistas

Cinnamon Plantation Visit Tour

Learn more about the Queen of Spices and its unique value.

The Koggala Lake

A captivating boat ride and visits to secluded islands

Yatagala Temple

A rock temple with hidden caves seemingly lost in time

Handunugoda Tea Factory

A unique chance to learn about Sri Lanka’s Virgin White Tea

Visit Yatagala Rock Cave Temple and Rumassala Peace Pagoda

Head to sacred sites amidst serenity & idyllic vistas

Explore the National Maritime Museum and St. Mary’s Cathedral

Gain an insight into the island’s rich colonial heritage

Enjoy the sun and sea at Unawatuna Beach and Mirissa Beach

Indulge in beachside bliss and laidback island living

Spice gardens and tea factory

Discover the secrets behind Sri Lanka’s famed spices & tea

See the largest herd of captive elephants in the world at the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

Unforgettable encounters with the gentle giants of Sri Lanka

Visit the Matara Fort and the famous Blow Hole

Traverse to an age-old fort & fascinating natural phenomenon