Day Excursions in Sri Lanka

Colombo City Tour

8 am: After breakfast Colombo city tour

Locations

  • Galle face Hotel
  • Galle face green
  • Taj Samudra Hotel
  • Shangri-La Hotel Construction site- 7 star hotel
  • Old Parliament
  • Jail for King Sri Wickrama rajasinghe
  • World Trade Centre
  • Hilton and Galadari hotels
  • Chatam Street Clock tower
  • Queen’s House
  • GOH building
  • Colombo Port
  • Main street/pettah
  • Wolfandhal church
  • New Parliament of Sri Lanka
  • Nelum Pokuna Theater
  • Independence Square
  • BMICH

 

Lunch

 

Shopping at Laksala, Lakmadura, Romafour

 

The name “Colombo”, first introduced by the Portuguese in 1505, is believed to be derived from the classical Sinhalese name Kolon thota, meaning “port on the river Kelani”.Today, Colombo is the commercial capital of Sri lanka. Home to all trades, the old parliament, purposely built hotels, religious sites, schools, and universities. The Administrative capital is at Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte, it is a few miles away from Colombo. Many gem shops, tea and spice shops, Handicrafts, Branded clothes and many recreational paths made for the health conscious souls is an interesting phase in Colombo.

 

Return to pick up point

 

Colombo to Bentota

6 am : After breakfast transfer to Bentota for water sports

Activities

  • Banan ride/ sofa ride
  • Jet Ski
  • Tube ride
  • Canoeing
  • Wave surfing
  • Deep sea fising
  • Lagoon fishing
  • Snorkeling
  • Speed boat cruise
  • Diving
  • Water skiing/ Mono Skiing
  • Wake Boarding

 

Lunch at restaurant/ hotel

 

 

Bentota, is located in the southern coast of Sri Lanka. It was the first declared tourist resort in sri lanka. Today, it is a popular for its beach and water sports: Deep sea fishing, wind surfing, water skiing, jet skiing, Banana ride, and snorkeling. If you wish for a calm and serene holiday, you can experience a tranquil environment at the local herbal spas and experience the  ancient art of healing called Ayurveda, Indegeneious medicine. If you wish to taste the local alcoholic beverage , which is 100% free from methanol and made of only coconut nectar, the ideal time is to have at dawn or dusk.

 

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Colombo to Kalpitiya

5.30 AM : After breakfast leave to Kalpitiya

ACTIVITIES

Dolphin watching

Kite surfing

Fishing

Kalpitiya

 

 

Despite its natural beauty, the western peninsular area of KALPITIYA in the Puttalam district of Sri Lanka is remarkably untouched by tourism.  Kalptiya is approximately 167 Km from Colombo. With the small close-knit fishing community dominating the lives of the local people, visitors can get a real insight into working life away from the city.  After watching the night fishing boats return in the morning, a visit to one of the fish markets offers the opportunity to choose the evening meal direct from the fresh catch!  The Dutch Fort and St Peter’s Kerk church in the town itself are interesting examples of Sri Lanka’s rich history and colonial past.  Leisurely boat rides up the lagoon and canoe trips down the river are a pleasant way of exploring the coastline, whilst 4WD jeep rides along the deserted sand dunes between the ocean and the lagoon offer a unique way of watching the colorful evening sunsets. For those interested in whale and dolphin watching, Kalpitiya is the ideal location. Best time to visit is from November to April.

5.30 pm: Return to pick up point

 

Colombo to Kandy

 

6 am: After breakfast leave to Kandy

9.15am Reach Pinnawala elephant orphanage for milk feed

Visit Peradeniya botanical gardens

Lunch at restaurant

Visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

Visit the silk factory and batik factory, on the way visit the spice garden

After 8 pm return to pick up point

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colombo to Dambulla

6 am: After breakfast leave to Dambulla

Stop for tea in Kurunegala

Proceed to Dambulla

Lunch at restaurant/ Hotel

Visit the Golden rock cave temple of Dambulla

Dambulla

 

Major attractions of the city include the largest and best preserved cave temple complex of Sri Lanka,. Ibbankatuwa prehistoric burial site near Dambulla cave temple complexes is the latest archaeological site of significant historical importance found in Dambulla, which is located within 3 kilometers of the cave temples providing evidence on presence of indigenous civilizations long before the arrival of Indian influence on the Island nation. and the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, famous for being built in just 167 days. The city also boasts to have the largest rose quartz mountain range in South Asia, and the Iron wood forest, or Namal Uyana. The dedicated economic center which functions all year around can be sited in Dambulla.

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