On arrival at the airport, you’ll be met by one of our representatives outside the exit gate. Just keep a look out for a friendly man holding a placard with your name on it. The representative will take you to your car, from where you’ll be whisked off to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to do with as you please. Full Day Colombo City Tour (Colombo) Colombo like many capital cities in developing countries is fast changing its face. Almost overnight, skyscrapers arise from where old buildings once stood. Yet in some parts, the old world charm is retained. For example, there is a 100-year-old clock tower and several British built colonial buildings. Other places of interest are the Pettah bazaar - where one can shop for bargain, a Hindu and a Buddhist temple, residential areas - where you find stately homes of the affluent and the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH)- an outright gift to Sri Lanka from the People's Republic of China.
The driver will take you to Bentota ( 1 Hr 30 Mins / 66 Kms approx.). Along the way you’ll have the opportunity to take breaks for refreshments and photography.
Morning enjoy a boat ride on the Madu river in Balapitiya. Return to hotel. En route visit the Turtle Hatchery in Kosgoda.Overnight stay at hotel.
The driver will take you to Colombo ( 1 Hr 30 Mins / 66 Kms approx.). Along the way you’ll have the opportunity to take breaks for refreshments and photography.
Half Day Shopping tour of Colombo (Colombo)
This tour will include visits to:
Pettah, where you can experience the open air bazaars
Sea Street, where you’ll find the Goldsmiths’ Quarters
Cinnamon Gardens, a tree-lined residential area.
A Hindu Temple
The Dutch Church of Wolfendhal which dates back to 1794
Dewatagaha Mosque, a 150 year old shrine
The National Museum of Colombo
You’ll also have the opportunity do some shopping. The driver will take you to the kinds of shops that will suit your needs – depending on what kind of souvenirs or handicrafts you’d like to buy.
Cities covered: Colombo, Bentota