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Experience hosted by Atheeq

90 mins
Includes food
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

The Portuguese, Dutch, and British occupied the Galle Fort at various points during Sri Lanka’s colonial history, and they have each left a unique imprint on its fabric. As you navigate through the fort’s charming alleyways at a leisurely pace, a fascinating blend of local design traditions and European colonial influence become evident in the architectural style of its many interesting structures. The Galle Fort Walk is peppered with interesting facts, numbers, stories, and myths, all interwoven by the unique perspective and narrative of my self, who knows this terrain as well as the back of my hand.
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Galle Fort is a Beautiful town where i grew up, what ever i am today has a lot to do with this charming old citadel. looking forward to meeting you.
The Portuguese, Dutch, and British occupied the Galle Fort at various points during Sri Lanka’s colonial history, and they have each left a unique imprint on its fabric. As you navigate through the fort’s charming alleyways at a leisurely pace, a fascinating blend of local design traditions and European colonial influence become evident in the architectural style of its many interesting structures. The Galle Fort Walk is peppered with interesting…

Atheeq's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Food
    or a good cup of tea
From $90
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Atheeq

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 1 Review
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I am a budding Travel Photographer and a fifth-generation member of a prominent gem trading family from Galle. I started off in 2010 wishing to promote an attitude of simplicity through my various efforts. I will comment on the sights that the Galle Fort Walk affords while guiding you through it gently, to supplement the richness of this novel, alternate experience. Simplicity, in the form of maintaining this micro-economy by firmly supporting locals, their ideas, and their businesses, is one aspect that I wants to reinforce through this walk.
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Where you'll be

We will be exploring and walking around the fort siting the black fort, the law courts square, the dutch warehouse, the old harbour, The Dutch reform church, the amangalla former NOH hotel, Fort Clock tower, The dutch dungeons and over the ramparts in to the streets etc etc

1 review

Sahiba
August 2018
I would highly recommend a tour with Atheeq if you are on a short trip to Galle. He really knows the area. He took us various spots and shared interesting facts and stories. The experience ended up with a super awesome scoop of ice cream which definitely shouldn't be missed (my all time favourite is the coconut flavour).
I would highly recommend a tour with Atheeq if you are on a short trip to Galle. He really knows the area. He took us various spots and shared interesting facts and stories. The ex…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 8 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

camera

dress in light clothing