Colombo Day Excursions

Departure Date

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Duration

1 Night 2 Days

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The commercial capital of Sri Lanka, Colombo is bustling with activity and noise. The ideal base for starting your journey on the island, Colombo is the ideal place for entertainment, shopping, sightseeing and just enjoying city life. A jarring mix of old buildings blending with new skyscrapers and hotels, the city’s multicultural population adds the right amount of vibrant colour to Sri Lanka and gives it the true charm of the island. Stroll through the street markets, admire the colonial era buildings, visit museums and art galleries or stand in awe at the beautiful shrines of the island, be it the church, mosque, temple or kovil. Located on the west coast, the city is approximately 30 minutes from the international airport.

Gangaramaya-Temple

Journey Includes

AC Transport
Refreshments
Breakfast
All tickets
Tour guide
Travel Insurance

Tour Overview

Activity 01

Walking tour in Pettah (AM or Evening after 3.00 PM)

Colombo Fort is located in the heart of Colombo, bordering Colombo Harbour and the Beira Lake. During the Portuguese invasion, they built a fort around the area before it was invaded by the Dutch and then the British. Today, within the demolished walls of the fort, the city’s commercial and financial buildings are located here, along with international hotels and the seat of government. The bustling street market of Pettah is situated on the east side of Fort and is great for a day of exploring and observing the local way of life!
Activity 02

Galle Face green

An expansive stretch of bare land with the bustling city on one side and the endless sea of blue on the other, Galle Face Green is the perfect place to admire a stunning sunset or the rapidly developing Colombo Port City. Enjoy the salty sea breeze as you stroll along the boardwalk, while trying out the local street food, especially a fried delicacy known as isso wade. Towering skyscrapers and hotels on the other side add the perfect light to the city’s skyline.
Activity 03

Night cycling

As night falls, the city lulls down to a quiet slumber. Explore the city at your own pace while enjoying a night cycling ride.
Activity 04

Colombo by Jeep or tuk tuk (Evening 3.00 pm)

Explore the bustling city on a jeep or a speedy tuk-tuk. Dodge through the rush hour traffic and explore Colombo in a different way!
Activity 05

Royal Colombo golf club

Embark on a playful round of golf at the local golf club. Tee off with your friends and family or join one of the other guests for a fun round.
Activity 06

Colombo shopping tour

Whether you’re looking for souvenirs to take back home of the tropical island or buy a heap of Ceylon tea before your flight back home, there are a number of boutiques, shops and malls for you to browse through for your needs!
Activity 07

Colombo nightlife and Casino

Experience the vibrant nightlife of Colombo - go dancing at the most popular clubs, spend a night of thrilling fun at one of the famed casinos or enjoy a sundown cocktail at a rooftop bar.
Activity 08

Beddagana Wetland Park (AM / After 3.30 PM)

A treasure trove of colourful birds, the Beddagana Wetland Park is buzzing with activity and life. Follow the marked nature trail that will take you through shrubs, vines, and even a treehouse; which is great for observing the spectrum of endemic and migratory birds. Don’t forget your binoculars as this place is ideal for nature lovers!
Activity 09

Gangaramaya buddhist temple

The Gangaramaya Temple is located in proximity to the Beira Lake and the complex consists of the Seema Malaka, which is perched on stilts on the lake, the main temple and a museum. Known to be over 120 years old, the temple lit up during the annual Nawan Perehera and should not be missed!
Activity 10

National museum

The National Museum is a treasure trove of artefacts, sculptures, monuments and relics that date back to the pre-colonial era when Sri Lanka was ruled by kings and queens. The National Museum was founded in 1877 and is located in the heart of the city. Be sure to visit all the sections of the museum in order to truly understand the history, culture and heritage of the land.
Activity 11

Independence memorial hall

Colloquially referred to as Independence Square, this national monument in Sri Lanka marked the day, time and place when Sri Lanka signed their declaration of independence from the British rule on 4th February 1948. A statue of the first prime minister stands guarding the front entrance of the monument. Though unknown to many, be sure to visit the hidden museum located under the memorial hall.
Activity 12

Colombo dutch museum

The Colombo Dutch Museum was built during the 17th century as the official residence for the Dutch East India Company’ governor, Count August van Ranzow. It is one of the last remaining buildings that survived over the years. At present, this colonial house is a museum displaying a collection of weapons, portraits, pottery, furniture and coins from the period.
  • Children 4 Years +11 months and younger are complimentary when accompanied by a paying adult.
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • This activity is subject to cancellation based on inclement weather. Activity can be rescheduled or the payment could be refunded.
  • Within 24 hours prior to the scheduled starting time: 100% Cancellation Fee.
  • No Shows – 100% Cancellation Fee.

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