Your day-by-day itinerary
Galle & Colombo
Your journey back to Colombo begins with a stop in Galle, where you’ll recognise the influence of the Portuguese, British and Dutch settlers. You’ll be shown around by a local guide, who’ll explain some of the history of this attractive colonial city as you explore on foot. After around an hour and a half, you’ll wave goodbye to your guide and continue north to Colombo, around 2.5 hours away.
Sri Lanka’s capital may not be the most attractive place in the country, but it’s a buzzing city with some great restaurants and shops, as well as an interesting history. As you enter the city your driver will show you some of the highlights, before you stop for a traditional high tea, which will be pretty welcome after your journey. You’ll spend the night in a stylish boutique hotel located by the lake in Colombo, and set a little away from the bustle of the commercial district.
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Escape Colombo's busy streets
If Colombo’s hustle and bustle isn’t your ideal final stop on a tear-drop island, we’ve found a great escape for you. Surrounded by exotic gardens, this secluded hotel might be just what you need to unwind and reflect on your adventure. Closer to the airport than the busy capital, it is ideally located for a first or final night in Sri Lanka, and its restaurant serving Asian fusion is well-known well beyond the hotel’s gates. Chill by the pool, order a SPA treatment or simply enjoy your book in one of the hidden nooks of the huge garden. There are no activities booked for you here – this place was created for relaxation.
Prices from: £ 265 - per person - special stay accommodation
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