We found 9 things to do in Colombo! In the 19th century, Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, was dubbed the "Garden City of the East" by the the colonial British, the result of comprehensive urban planning that positioned parks and greenery throughout the city. Today, the legacy of the colonial days remains, not just in what's left of the urban planning after Sri Lankan independence, but also due to well-preserved historical buildings.

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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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Tours in Sri Lanka from Colombo

Colombo, Sri Lanka

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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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3 hours

Day Tours in Colombo

Colombo, Sri Lanka

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Galle Day Tour with Hikkaduwa Coral Reef Cruise

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Galle Day Tour with Hikkaduwa Coral Reef Cruise

Break out of the city confines and take a day trip to Galle from Colombo! Visit Ambalangoda, where t...

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12 hours

Tours around Colombo

Colombo, Sri Lanka

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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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12 hours

Tours around Colombo

Colombo, Sri Lanka

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Get picked up at the airport

Save vacation time! Don't wait in line for taxis.

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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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12 hours

Tours around Colombo

Colombo, Sri Lanka

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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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4 days / 3 nights

Tours in Sri Lanka from Colombo

Colombo, Sri Lanka

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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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8 days / 7 nights

Tours around Sri Lanka from Colombo

Colombo, Sri Lanka

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Sinharaja Rain Forest Day Tour with Lunch from Colombo

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Sinharaja Rain Forest Day Tour with Lunch from Colombo

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

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12 hours

Tours in Sinharaja from Colombo

Colombo, Sri Lanka

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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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4 hours

Tours in Muturajawela

Colombo, Sri Lanka

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About Colombo
In the 19th century, Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, was dubbed the "Garden City of the East" by the the colonial British, the result of comprehensive urban planning that positioned parks and greenery throughout the city. Today, the legacy of the colonial days remains, not just in what's left of the urban planning after Sri Lankan independence, but also due to well-preserved historical buildings. The city often serves as a point of transition for travelers on their way to other Sri Lankan provinces, but there is more to the city than meets the eye. See what lies beneath the surface of Colombo with our tours and activities in 2015.

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. Visit the Fort, where the Portuguese and Dutch once held a military position. Go to the Pettah Market, dominated by Muslim vendors who sell all sorts of goods, from jewelry to handicrafts, and where a steam engine exhibit can also be found.

After exploring Colombo, travel to Kandy, often referred to as the last capital of the ancient kings. Start with a trip to the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, where you'll get to witness elephants bathing in the Pinnawela River, then go to a tea factory at Giragama. Start your tour in earnest as you visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic, where Buddha's tooth relic was said to be rescued from the flames more than 2500 years ago.

Marvel at the country's largest tropical wet evergreen forest at the Sinharaja Rain Forest Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site of nature, where you'll board an all-terrain jeep to begin a wildlife adventure through a great national park and hotspot of biodiversity. Witness many species of trees, insects, amphibians and birds as you pass through the rainforest.
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