Being one of the most popular and busiest cities of Sri Lanka, Colombo’s fame dates 2000 years back, due to the natural harbor and its strategic position making it an ideal location for ancient traders and travelers. Some famous landmarks of Colombo include Independence Square, Galle Face Green, Gangarama Temple, Viharamahadevi Park, Colombo Race Course, National Museum and the new additions such as Nelum Pokuna Theatre and Colombo Lotus Tower which is still under construction.
02 Day Weekend Getaway takes you through the modern city of Colombo to explore its glorious monuments from the past to the present.
Welcome to Sri Lanka!
Upon arrival be met by your chauffeur guide and head off to Colombo.
This metropolitan city is a combination of colonial architectural buildings along the backdrop of urban development.
Even if you are on a tight schedule, Colombo has its own way of catering to a diverse range of interests with its variety of markets, gardens and beaches.
In the afternoon take city tour in a tuk tuk. When you visit Sri Lanka, Tuk Tuks might be one of the very first things you see, as these are three- wheelers which can escape any traffic and make you have a face full of wind even in the hottest days.
Starting off with a visit to Gangarama Temple, one of the oldest temples in the Colombo city, Viharamadevi Park, Town Hall, Independence Square, National Museum of Colombo, Wolvendaal Church, Old Parliament Building and to end the tour with a scenic sunset over the Indian Ocean at the Galle Face Green.
Tip: Check out some delicious street foods along your way..
It’s time to head back home.
You will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.
Tip: Colombo has an array of finest shopping outlets with great collections. If you have some spare time before the flight, explore Colombo’s arcades showcasing both local and foreign brands.
This itinerary is ideal for travelers who are looking for a short holiday to relax and enjoy on weekend or has got one or two days leave before getting back with the daily chaos.
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