Located on the island country’s west coast, experience the lively capital of Sri Lanka. Colombo is laden with colonial architecture, temples, museums, parks, and beaches. See the eclectic Gangaramaya Temple, the famous Buddhist temple Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara, and the city’s oldest church Wolvendaal Church built in 1749. Stroll around Viharamadevi Park, or glimpse at the relics at the National Museum of Colombo, and Dutch Period Museum. Enjoy a wide range of activities including whitewater rafting, kayaking, rock climbing, mountain biking, horse riding, trekking, and bird watching. Shop for local handicrafts and taste some authentic Sri Lankan cuisine. The gateway to Sri Lanka – Colombo.
Further afield, discover Sri Lanka’s West Coast. Located north of Colombo, Negombo is a quiet beach town just 10 kilometres from the airport. Unwind on the beaches in Tangalla, Beruwala, Mirissa, Bentota and Unawatuna. Savour delicious prawns and other fresh seafood. Watch the local fisherman at work as they stilt fish, the only place in the world where this traditional fishing is done. Pamper yourself at a spa. Visit the historic16thcentury Galle fort in Galle, a UNESCO World Heritage site, on the southwest coast and wander around amid old colonial buildings. A land of beauty and calm – Sri Lanka’s West Coast.