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Colombo

Overview

As the arrival and departure point for all visitors, everyone will see at least a little of Colombo. You can spend a day here visiting the Dutch Museum, watching people fly kites at Galle Face Green and browsing the many boutiques. The city has a growing number of stylish restaurants to choose from, all serving a high standard of international, traditional and modern dishes. Colombo is located right on the coast and the airport is to the north, a 45 minute drive away. Whether you start or finish your tour here, you will find it a welcoming city. While in Colombo we recommend taking a cruise along the historic Hamilton Canal through the heart of old Negombo to observe the traditional fishing boats among the coconut palms, mangrove forests and varied bird and marine life.

Hotels

Hotel

Galle Face Hotel
Heritage

Prices on request

Colombo, Sri Lanka
The Galle Face Hotel has been an institution in Colombo since opening its doors in 1864 and no visit to Sri Lanka would be complete without staying at this elegant hotel.

Holidays

Tailor-made Holidays

Hidden Highlights of Sri Lanka

13 night low season price from£3,789

Bentota, Sri Lanka
This classic journey around Sri Lanka is ideal for first time visitors as well as having many gems to discover for those returning several times. After a night to acclimatise outside Colombo, immerse yourself in the Cultural Triangle, staying in view of the majestic Sigirya Rock, on which your guide will accompany you as high as you are comfortable climbing.

Featured Tours

Cultural Tours & Music Holidays

The Heart of Sri Lanka

13 nights from £4,210

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Located off the southern tip of India, the island of Sri Lanka combines ancient temples and palaces, ornate Buddhist shrines, and charming colonial architecture, but it is the warm welcome and delicious cuisine – tropical fruits, coconut curries, fiery sambals, and fresh seafood – which linger in the memory.

Accommodation options in Colombo

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