The capital city of Sri Lanka is often a transition point for travelers going to other provinces, but there is more to the city than meets the eye.

Explore the multicultural heritage of Colombo on a city tour and visit the Portuguese and Dutch-influenced temples and mosque. See important historic landmarks like the Wolfendhal Dutch Church, the residential area of Cinnamon Gardens, the Independence Square and the Bandaranayake Memorial.

After exploring Colombo, travel to Kandy which is referred to as the last capital of the ancient kings, and visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic where Buddha's tooth relic was said to be rescued from the flames back in 543 BC. En route to Kandy, you will also get the chance to see elephants bathing in the Pinnawela River.

See the other side of Colombo and explore its marine life on a Hikkaduwa coral reef cruise. You can also explore the country's largest tropical wet evergreen forest at the Sinharaja Rain Forest Reserve - a UNESCO World Heritage listed site, or the wetland sanctuary at Muturajawela Marshes.
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Sri Lanka Highlights Tour - 6 Days / 5 Nights

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Sri Lanka Highlights Tour - 6 Days / 5 Nights

Take a comprehensive tour covering Colombo city, Sigiriya (the literal fortress in the sky), Dambull...

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Colombo City Tour

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Colombo City Tour

Take a sightseeing tour of Colombo that takes you to the Fort, the oriental bazaar at Pettah, various temples and mosques, and much more!

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Galle Day Tour with Hikkaduwa Coral Reef Cruise

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Galle Day Tour with Hikkaduwa Coral Reef Cruise

Visit Ambalangoda, where the famous "devil masks" are made. See the coral formations at Hikkaduwa fr...

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Kandy Day Tour with Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage

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Kandy Day Tour with Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage

Discover one of Sri Lanka's most charming cities. Visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic, meet local craftsmen at the Kandyan Arts and Crafts Center and explore the Royal Botanical Gardens.

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Ratnapura Water Fall, Gem Mines and Saman Devalaya

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Ratnapura Water Fall, Gem Mines and Saman Devalaya

Explore the famous gem mines of Ratnapura. Visit the Sama Devala, a shrine devoted to the guardian of Ratnapura.

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Ancient Capital - 4 Days / 3 Nights

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Ancient Capital - 4 Days / 3 Nights

Catch a glimpse of the ancient glory and experience the cool and freshness of the beautiful hill cou...

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Sri Lanka Round Island Tour - 8 Days / 7 Nights

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Sri Lanka Round Island Tour - 8 Days / 7 Nights

Discover Sri Lanka on this 8-day tour and get to know its most well known ancient sites. Tour its la...

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Sinharaja Rain Forest

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Sinharaja Rain Forest

Explore Sinharaja Rainforest, Sri Lanka's largest primeval rainforest.

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Muturajawela Marshes and Wetlands

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Muturajawela Marshes and Wetlands

Explore Muturajawela's marsh and see a variety of landscapes and ecosystems.

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