A towering metropolis on the coast of the Indian Ocean, Colombo has many sides to discover. From the lively exchanges seen at the bazaars of Pettah to the sunkissed beaches of Mt. Lavinia, you will be enchanted by this dynamic and ancient trading city.
What to Expect
Situated on the west coast of Sri Lanka, Colombo is said to be the traditional gateway to the Orient. It is the largest city of the island and due to its vital role in the east-west sea trade dating as far back at the 5th century, it is possible to see the remnants of Moorish, Portuguese, Dutch, and British settlement throughout the city. On this full-day tour, you will be given an insiders view to the bustling metropolis and discover the many layers, which form its colorful character.
During the day you will have the opportunity to visit sites including the mile-long promenade of Galle Face Green, the exclusive district of Cinnamon Gardens where you will find Independence Hall, the vibrant bazaars of Pettah, and the pristine beaches of Mt. Lavinia. Your journey will be enhanced by the many religious sanctuaries, which manifest in their variety, the peaceful tolerance of the city’s diverse inhabitants. There will also be time to investigate Colombo’s National Museum and get a real taste of the ancient, colonial and modern influences, which make up the city.
To keep you refreshed and revived, there will be a delectable lunch overlooking the sea at the Galle Face Hotel and an afternoon tea in the unlikely restaurant of Colombo Fort, which was once a Dutch hospital.
- An english-speaking tour guide with intimate knowlegde of the city
- Transportation for the duration of the tour
- All entrance fees
- Pick-up and Drop-off where requested
What's Not Included
- Additional refreshments
- Items of a personal nature
- Charges for the photography or filming conducted at tourist sites
Pick-up and Drop-off can be oragnized to include most major hotels, the airport, and other well-known landmarks.