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Alternative Galle Fort - walking tour

Galle, Sri Lanka

Experience hosted by Shanjei

90 mins
Includes drinks
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

If you like walking tours that are non traditional, quirky and has a touch of satire to it, then this is where you sign up. Galle Fort is a visual metaphor that brings to light the modern Sri Lanka that you have visited. My walking tours are an interactive and conversation driven experience where the participant can explore their interests in people, art, culture and history.
This is an insiders perspective of how you can best experience the Unesco World Heritage Site while also gaining clarity on your entire journey here in Sri Lanka.
Let me help you decode the magic and the mystery of Galle Fort.
Other things to note
If you are looking for a show and tell lectured tour - this is not for you.
If you like walking tours that are non traditional, quirky and has a touch of satire to it, then this is where you sign up. Galle Fort is a visual metaphor that brings to light the modern Sri Lanka that you have visited. My walking tours are an interactive and conversation driven experience where the participant can explore their interests in people, art, culture and history.
This is an insiders perspective of how you can best experience th…

Shanjei's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Drinks
    King Coconut
From $50
/ person
Thu, 15 Apr
$50 per person
$50 per person
Thu, 15 Apr
$50 per person
$50 per person
Fri, 16 Apr
$50 per person
$50 per person

Meet your host, Shanjei

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 23 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I'm Shanjei, I started Galle fort walks three years ago and this has become a shining brand in Lankan Tourism. My work has been featured in Conde Nast Traveller International and India. Traveller.com Australia, has named me the best walking tour in 2017 and also featured me as one of the 13 most inspirational travel personalities in the world. On paper what I do is walking tours, yet this has now evolved into more a walk that encapsulates the traveller's entire Lankan journey and gives more perspective to their trip.
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Where you'll be

This experience will start at the Sudarmalaya Buddhist Monastery (Google map 'prince of galle'). We will take a brisk walk around the many highlights of the Galle Fort and each one of them comes with an interesting story.
Toni
January 2020
The tour with Shanjei was excellent, he has great knowledge of the area and is a perfect host. He took me off the beaten track with a tour around the fish market and local street vendors which is right up my street. Thank you Shanjei 5 star
Rachael
January 2020
Shanjei was a fantastic host. Welcoming, informative and made us laugh along the way. A brilliant intro to Galle and couldn’t thank him enough!
Johannes
December 2019
Had a great time with Shanjei walking around Galle Fort! Listening to his perspective about life in Sri Lanka or anything else we asked about was very interesting. This is not a traditional walking tour, as it is more interactive which makes it more personal and oriented towards what you are interested in. Would definitely recommend!
Had a great time with Shanjei walking around Galle Fort! Listening to his perspective about life in Sri Lanka or anything else we asked about was very interesting. This is not a tr…
Artyom
December 2019
It was great, not your traditional excursion with pre-prepared speech, you could actually have a conversation and learn a lot about the fort.
Paul
November 2019
Had a wonderful tour of Galle Fort. As advertised, this was not the 'run of the mill' type of activity that points out the obvious. We were treated to insights of Galle Fort as a "living" community and all that goes along with that but also interesting history. From architecture to religion to colonial rule, Shanjei provided interesting perspectives in an entertaining manner. Highly recommend: I have done similar walking tours in Europe and this was by far the best!
Had a wonderful tour of Galle Fort. As advertised, this was not the 'run of the mill' type of activity that points out the obvious. We were treated to insights of Galle Fort as a…
Станислав
November 2019
It was a highlight of our stay at Unawatuna and the best AirBNB experience I've had to date. Shanjei knows his stuff, but not only history and places, but life and people around it. And the storytelling style is unique and really engaging. It's a terrific tour and that's what I'd really call experience - not a lecture. If you have a chance, I definitely recommend to book this one. Thank you so much!
It was a highlight of our stay at Unawatuna and the best AirBNB experience I've had to date. Shanjei knows his stuff, but not only history and places, but life and people around it…

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Things to know

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 3 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Hats, sun screen, umbrellas and ofcourse an inquisitive mind