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Colombo Tour Packages

The long list of Colombo tour packages will not only keep you occupied throughout your holiday, but will also enlighten your knowledge in any fields. Colombo is rich in its history, culture and nature, making it a famous spot for different kinds of travellers. The city thrives in history due to its colonization in the past by the Dutch, Portuguese and British. There are still strong traces and stamps of the cultures of these countries in Colombo reflected by its architecture, colonial buildings and heritage monuments. While history is a major flank of the tourism in this city, the nature reserves and spots contribute equally to the tourism industry. Not only has Colombo preserved its natural sites but has also been hosting a varied range of animals giving them protection and survival. The city is clearly a dream destination for history buffs and nature lovers. The locals of Sri Lanka are extremely friendly and that makes the place feel like home for travellers flying in from all over the world. The country’s tourism has been thriving over the years and all these factors mentioned owe to its growth.

 

Although, Colombo has stuck to its past and basks in history and culture, it has equally managed to develop simultaneously in terms of trends and overall economy. The city is seen to have some high-raised westernised buildings and extremely good shopping places to visit. Thus, it offers a perfect combination of ancient and upcoming culture making it a place for everyone to enjoy. With so much of details and the best Colombo tour packages, it is not very easy planning a quality trip to this place. To help you with planning your trip to Colombo, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions to give you a clear idea of what to look out for. Hope this helps:

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    Blue Whale Watching Tour in Bentota and Koggala
    h8 Hours

    About the Activity: Delight in this amazing Blue Whale watching tour, witness these huge sea animals leaping out of the water in an experience like never before.Get picked up from your hotels at around 6 AM and reach the Mirissa Harbor from where at around 6.30 AM t...

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    Scenic Tour of Colombo in Air Plane
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    About the Activity:Escape from the monotony of everyday life and explore the magical beauty of a paradise island with Cinnamon Air Scenic Flights in Sri Lanka. Enjoy a bird’s eye view of some of the most iconic cities and towns of the island as you soar with us on a jour...

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    Elephant Safari and Village Tour in Habarana
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    Habarana
    h4 Hours

    About the Activity:Habarana, located 210 km north east from Colombo is the transit point for the large herds of wild elephants at the National Parks of Minneriya and Kaudulla. Get ready for an amazing elephant safari as you enthrall in this 4 hour activity, starting at...

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    Sabaragamuwa
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    About the Activity: Embark on a day tour to Sinharaja rain forest reserve to see the nature's gifts being lulled and preserved.Get picked up from your hotels in Sabaragamuwa at around 6 AM and start your tour by taking a walk in the tea plantation estates and delight ...

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    Colombo
    h15 Hours

    About the Activity:The exciting tour of exploring south of Sri Lanka starts as you get picked up from your hotel in Colombo at around 07:30AM to go towards Galle and then onwards to Hikkaduwa.At Hikkaduwa, embark on a boat ride to see the marine life of the reefs.Ther...

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    About the Activity:Get picked up from your hotel in Colombo at around 7 AM in an air conditioned vehicle to roam around the ancient places Dambulla and Sigiriya.First, indulge in an amazing excursion that will take you to Dambulla and explore its beautiful place adornin...

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    Galle
    h11 Hours

    About the Activity: The journey of a sightseeing tour through coastal Sri Lanka begins as you are picked up from your hotel in Colombo at around 7 AM and proceed towards the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery that aims to protect the sea turtles and their eggs where you can wi...

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    Kegalle
    h11 Hours

    About the Activity: Embark on this amazing tour and visit the highlands of Sri Lanka, which include, Pinnawala, Kandy and Peradeniya.Get picked up from your respective hotels at around 6 AM and start your exploration trip. First stop will be the Pinnawala Elephant Orp...

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    Kandy
    h12 Hours

    About the Activity: Indulge in an enthralling Kandy day tour, have a sight at the major tourist spots in Kandy to know more about Srilanka.Get picked up from your hotel in Kandy at around 5 AM and start your amazing journey.Begin your excursion with a visit to pineapp...

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    Udawalawe
    d1 Day

    About the Activity: If you are looking for a tour to explore the beautiful Udawalawe in Sri Lanka, this tour is a perfect fit for you.Get picked up from your hotels early morning at around 4.30 AM  in Udawalawe, and continue your drive while you relish the scenery tow...

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    Colombo
    h4 Hours

    About the Activity:Take a short drive from Colombo at around 10:00 AM, to a family-owned tea workshop that harvests luxury flavors.If you are a tea enthusiast, then this tour will enable you to witness the beautiful and refreshing tea estates and workshop that is owned ...

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    Nuwara Eliya
    d5 Days n4 Nights

    About the Activity:Get an amazing experience of sightseeing and adventure by indulging in a 5 D/4 N tour in Hatton and Kandy in Sri Lanka.Stay in Tea Hills bungalow in Hatton for two nights and enjoy the scintillating view of two major water falls.Indulge in a trekking a...

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    Dambulla

    About the Activity:Escape from the monotony of everyday life and explore the magical beauty of a paradise island in an air plane around Sigriya. Enjoy a bird’s eye view of some of the most iconic landscape of Sigiriya as you soar on a journey to remember. This scenic fli...

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    Galle
    h12 Hours

    About the Activity:If you are looking for some amazing and adventurous cycling trip, this tour is a perfect fit for you. Your trip begins at 07:30 AM, by meeting at Sri Lanka Bicycle Trips shop and proceed to Galle Fort, from where the cycling trip will startCycle alon...

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    Kandy
    d2 Days n1 Night

    About the Activity:Travel from Colombo to Kandy on a 25 min luxury air charter over the lush green mountains and tiered paddy lands of Sri Lanka.Upon reaching Kandy’s Polgolla Reservoir you will be transfered to your hotels and your afternoon will include a visit to th...

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Attractions

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Galle Face Green Beach

Situated in the middle of the busy stretch of Galle Road and the Indian Ocean, this open space, established during 1859 on 5 hectares, is a huge hit among tourists of all age groups. During weekends, the place is abuzz with vendors who attract kids with their bright toys and bubbles. This area is open all through the year. Entry into the park is free.

While you are here, do not miss to taste the lip-smacking delicacies that are prepared by street vendors.



Location: This is located right next to the famous Galle Beach.

Highlights:
 The magical and golden rays of sunset, fresh air and the positive ambience of the place make Galle Face Green one of the must-visit places in Colombo. The place is currently taken care of by the Sri Lanka’s Urban Development Authority. 

Timings:
This park is open 24/7 all through the day.

Price: Entry into this park is free of cost.
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Mount Lavinia Beach

Mount Lavinia is a heritage hotel, which was predominantly a huge place during 1806. There are various ocean view rooms up for taking here, provided you book early. During special festivals and peak tourist seasons, the heritage hotel offers great deals for the benefit of tourists.



Location:
 With a spending view of the Laccadive Sea, Mount Lavinia offers luxurious services and facilities for its guests. It is located in close vicinity to the National Zoological Gardens. 

Highlights: Sunset deals, wedding packages, national holiday deals, offers on cards of certain banks etc. are some of the promotional offers advertised by Mount Lavinia throughout the year.

Timings: The hotel is open all through the year. It also has a children’s park, where children are treated to a variety of outdoor sports till 4PM.

Price: 
Approximate price starts from 1000 LKR
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Gangaramaya Temple

Gangaramaya Temple is not only one of the most beautiful but also one of the most iconic Buddhist temples in Sri Lanka. It is more than a century since this temple was constructed; however even today, the temple doesn’t stop to surprise tourists and devotees. The pathways and doors that lead into the main sanctum sanctorum contain intricately carved sculptures that are simply breath-taking.

Highlights: The ceilings and walls contain pictures and miniature paintings that explain stories from Buddhism religion. In the main sanctorum, a huge Buddha statue exudes a brilliant sense of calmness in the devotees. Built in a mix of various architectural styles including India, Burmese, Thai and Chinese, this temple also houses a museum.



Location: The temple is located right on the Jinaratana Road in the heart of Colombo city.

Timings: The temple is open from 5.30AM to 10PM.

Price: Entry fee is LKR200 per adult.
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Dehiwala Zoo

Dehiwala Zoo or the National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka was set up during 1936 with the sole ambition of providing ultimate protection to a wide range of wild animals and birds. . When you are here, do not miss the impressive performances from elephants, chimpanzees and sea lions.

  

Location: This zoo is located at 
Anagarika Dharmapala Mawatha, Dehiwala.

Highlights:
 This place is one of the members of WAZA (World Association of Zoos and Aquariums). In order to encourage breeding, this zoo is actively involved in animal exchange programs. The place is known for its exotic varieties of mammals, birds, fishes, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies and marine invertebrates

Timings: The zoo is open from 8.30 AM to 6:00 PM on all days.

Price: 
Approximate price starts from 100 LKR for adult and 30 LKR for child, for foreigners 500 LKR for adults and 250 LKR for child.

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National Museum

If you are a history lover and have a keen eye for architecture, the National Museum is probably one of the first few places that you need to visit, when you come to Colombo. Established during 1877, this is the biggest museum in the island nation and is undoubtedly the pride of Sri Lanka. The place houses some of the best and personalised collections of the ancient Kandyan dynasty rulers.



Location:
 The museum built in Italian architecture style, is located right in the heart of the Colombo city. 

Highlights:
 The museum’s library deserves special mention as it contains rich manuscripts in palm leaves in languages like Burmese, Sinhala, Telugu, Tamil and much more. 

Timings:
The museum is open on all days except national holidays from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Price:  Approximate price for local adults and kids are 35 LKR and 20 LKR respectively, whereas, for foreign adults and kids, the prices are 600 LKR and 300 LKR respectively.
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Viharamahadevi Park

Named after Queen Viharamahadevi, this park is the largest and probably the only public park in Colombo. It is one of those places that never cease to excite you irrespective of the number of times you come here.

Highlights: There are lots of places to visit here like the aquarium, mini zoo, children’s play zone, war memorial, lake and the dangerous-yet-adventurous suspension bridge above it. When you and your kids are tired of running round the park, you can just relax on the cool resting places on the park, eating local delicacies like candy floss, corn and ice-creams from the sellers here. A canopy of green trees lends a beautiful ambience to this place.



Location: The Park is located right next to the famous National Museum in the heart of Colombo.

Timings: This Park is open all through the year.

Price: Entry into the park is free of cost.
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Old City Hall

This is definitely a place that will interest any architecture or history lover. Constructed over two centuries ago, the Old City Hall is one of the brilliant architectural marvels from the bygone British era. The months of January, February, March, November and December are the best when it comes to visiting Colombo. The entry price is free of cost.


 
Locati
on: The hall can be found on Main Street in Colombo amidst various famous tourist spots.

Highlights
: There are a few attendants working in the hall, who will gladly take you around the building, provided you tip them a reasonable amount of money. The hall is literally a treasure island that contains old government equipment, transport machinery and other council chambers that were present during the earlier times.

Timings: The place is open from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM ll days of the week except Sundays.
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Dutch Period Museum

During the period between 1656 and 1796, Dutch rulers ruled over Sri Lanka. The Dutch Museum which tourists get to watch today was once the official residing place of Thomas Van Rhee, the former Dutch Governor of Sri Lanka.

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Location
: The place is located at Prince Street in the city

Highlights
: The museum contains two floors and it houses around 3000 personal collections of Dutch rulers who reigned over the place. This place was converted into a public museum during 1977, thanks to the able support rendered by the Government of Netherlands.

Timings: The museum is open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM from Tuesday to Saturday.

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What You Should Know More About Tours in Colombo

  • What are the top attractions on a sightseeing tour in Colombo?

    Colombo has quite a lot of tourist attractions to keep your itinerary packed. Some of the top tourist attractions in Colombo are:

     

    • National museum – a place for history lovers and architectural junkies
    • Dehiwala Zoo – also known as National Zoological Gardens of Srilanka, can witness a range of protected animals like elephants, chimpanzees and sea lions.
    • St Anthony’s Church – famous church of Colombo
    • Attidiya Bird Sanctuary – provides shelter to more than 50 different bird species alone
    • Mount Lavinia – the sunset views from this heritage hotel is unbeatable
    • Traditional Puppet Art Museum
    • Dutch period museum
    • Old city hall – an architectural marvel left over by the British Era
    • Beira Lake – duck paddle boats, picnics and adventure at this lake are common activities.

  • What are the most romantic things to do on a honeymoon in Colombo?

    Although Colombo is low key with its activities, the city has some lovely things to do with your partner during your honeymoon. Here are the most romantic things to do on a honeymoon in Colombo:

     

    • Ride on a hot air balloon and enjoy a bird’s eye view of the beautiful city in the silent skies with your loved one.
    • Enjoy a candlelight beach dinner
    • Take a private cruise on sailboats or catamaran rides during sunset
    • Have a romantic tree top dinner
    • Experience a tented camp amongst the wildlife of Sri Lanka
    • Snorkel with your partner in Pigeon Island

  • Where can I go on a whale watching tour in Colombo?

    Colombo has a few unusual tours to offer to its tourists and whale and dolphin watching is definitely on top of this list. The top whale watching tours in Colombo are:

     

    • Mirissa Whale watching day tour
    • Raja and the Whales Tours
    • Dondra point is a popular spot for whale watching too

  • Which are the best tours to experience wildlife in Colombo?

    Although the island is small, it is warm enough to host a range of animals. Sri Lanka offers a variety of wildlife options and the best places to experience a wildlife tour are:

     

    • A safari to Yala
    • Kumana National Park
    • Wild world in a park
    • Wilpattu national parks
    • Uda Walawe National Park
    • Bundala National Park
    • Sinharaja Forest Park
    • Pigeon Island National Park

  • Which are the most popular areas to go for a shopping tour in Colombo?

    Colombo has an array of shopping spaces to indulge in some Quality shopping. Some of the top picks are:

     

    • Odel – high profile departmental store
    • Barefoot  - for designer shopping
    • Plate –great place to find antiques, old book collections, etc
    • Paradise road – variety of original home wares and designer items
    • Selyn – colourful and stylish local handlooms
    • House of Fashion – Outlet store with high quality textile at low prices
    • Dilmah Tea shop – an upmarket shop to buy some quality tea bags
    • Kala Pola Art market – display of local artworks
    • Laksala – government run arts and crafts shop
    • Arpico – Imported goods like gadgets, cosmetics, food and more
    • Gandhara – stylish designer shop, great shopping for luxury gift giving.

  • Which are the best museums to visit in Colombo?

    The city of Colombo has a rich history which is displayed through its museums. Museums tours in the city are great for history buffs and cultural lovers. Some of the must visit museums in Colombo are:

     

    • Colombo National Museum
    • The Dutch Museum
    • Independence Museum
    • Traditional Puppet art museum
    • National Railway museum
    • Geoffrey Bawa house

  • What are the places perfect for heritage tours in Colombo?

    Colombo has some extraordinary heritage sites that will be a treat to cultural and heritage lovers. Here are our top picks for a heritage tour in Colombo:

     

    • Sigiriya Rock Fortress
    • Dambulla caves
    • Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage
    • Nalanda Gedige
    • Viharamahadevi Park
    • Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara

  • Where can I go for a trekking tour in Colombo?

    Srilanka is great place for adventurous treks amongst the hills and especially the forests. Here are some popular places where you can go on a trekking tour in and around Colombo:

     

    • Dambulla – Sigiriya trek
    • Sinharaja Rain Forest walk – great for bird watching
    • Udawalawe Safari
    • Rainforest trek at Kitulgala Forest reserve
    • Waterfall trekking at Kitulgala
    • Galle Fort
    • Madu river
    • De-route and trek to Knuckles mountain range

  • Which are the top camping experiences in Colombo?

    With forests and plenty of nature filled spaces, Sri Lanka has numerous spots where you can experience the best camping at. The top camping sports would be:

     

    • Yala National Park Camping
    • Udawalawe National Park Camping
    • Wilpattu National Park Camping
    • Camping at Knuckles mountain range
    • Camp on the banks of Mahiyanganaya Sorabora Lake
    • Vaddar Village Camping

  • Where can I enjoy an elephant safari in Colombo?

    Colombo is home to some gigantic elephants and thus there are many adventurous elephant safaris being offered to the tourists. Some of the best places to experience an elephant safari near Colombo are: National Park of Minneriya and National Park of Kaudulla. However, Habarana is the transit point for herds of elephants moving into the parks and you can witness these herds from a distance.

     

  • Where can I enjoy the famous sea plane ride over Colombo?

    The Sri Lankan Air Taxi is the most famous sea plane ride to take anywhere in Sri Lanka. It covers many of the popular regions to the island to watch from a view. The usual routes are over to the towns of Galle, Tangalle and Kandy.

  • Which are the best day tours to do in Colombo?

    Some of the best day tours to experience in Colombo are:

    • Sigiriya Day tours
    • Pinnawala elephant orphanage
    • Peradeniya Botanical Garden Day tour
    • Sinharaja rainforest walk and bird watching day tour

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