Your day-by-day itinerary

The coastline in Galle

Day 1

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.

The coastline in Colombo

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.

White lighthouse and palm tree

Day 2

Departure from Colombo

This morning you’ll have breakfast at your hotel, before you’re whisked back to Colombo airport in time for your flight home….unless you’re lucky enough to be continuing your holiday elsewhere!

Switch to our relaxing special stay option

Escape Colombo's busy streets

  • Special stay accommodation near Colombo
  • Pool at the special stay near Colombo
  • Special stay accommodation near Colombo

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

Add to my Travel Plan

Combine this trip with...

Where to next? This trip goes together perfectly with these:

Palm trees on a beach

Turquoise Bay at Unawatuna

Duration 3 days / 2 nights (flexible)

Duration Unawatuna

View trip Add to cart
Beach and turquoise ocean of Hanimadhoo Island in the Maldives

Daydreaming on Coral Island – Maldives

Duration 5 days / 4 nights (flexible)

Duration Maldives

View trip Add to cart

Combine this trip with

David on a rickshaw

Speak to our Sri Lanka specialist, David

“There’s nowhere like Sri Lanka. Having travelled all over the country, it wasn’t long before I fell completely in love with its beaches, tea hills, wild rainforest and national parks. Oh, and did I mention the spicy curries? They knocked my socks off!”

Recently Viewed