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Colombo Stopover

Duration
3 Days
Prices From:
US$ 526

This busy city influenced by the Portuguese, Dutch and British has many interesting aspects including the famous Colombo Fort, an oriental bazaar, Hindu and Buddhist temples and beaches.


Sri Lanka is a tropical nation and has a multi-cultural society with very hospitable people. Colombo is the capital and has a selection of museums and art galleries to visit go to Pettah Market for every kind of merchandise and the Zoological Gardens. An outstanding landmark is Galle Face Green Promenade which stretches along the Indian Ocean.

During your stay, you will have a half day sightseeing tour which will include Galle Fort which has both Portuguese and Dutch influences, Pettah Market which offers every kind of merchandise and is very colourful with its noisy atmosphere, a Hindu temple, a Buddhist temple and the interestingly designed Jami-ul Alfar Jumma Mosque.  Continue to the WolvenhalDutchReformChurch, the Hultsdorf Law Courts and the CinnamonGardens. Nearby also visit Independence Square and the NationalMuseum.

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Duration
3 Days
Prices From:
US$ 526

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Colombo

Upon arrival in Colombo,you will be met by a Goway's local representative and transferred to your hotel.

Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Hotel Sapphire

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    Hotel Sapphire



    Hotel Sapphire is centrally located between the capital's cosmopolitan array of shops, offices and the golden beaches. A warm welcome to all, to The Gem in the City. Where you could relax in a cozy and homey atmosphere that you are bound to appreciate from ...

    Hotel Sapphire is centrally located between the capital's cosmopolitan array of shops, offices and the golden beaches. A warm welcome to all, to The Gem in the City. Where you could relax in a cozy and homey atmosphere that you are bound to appreciate from the moment you enter the gates of The Hotel Sapphire you will experience a unique brand of typical Sri Lankan hospitality, laced with a warm friendly attitude and a sparkling service that's excellent.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service

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Day 2

Colombo

Today you will explore Colombo, capital and major port of Sri Lanka! A fascinating city that links the past with the present, its tangible history is a unique mix of relics of Portuguese, Dutch and English settlement, blended with Indian influences. Drive past the commercial district of the city, and through the Pettah bazaar area. Crowded narrow streets teeming with people, is the perfect introduction to Pettah Bazaar. Tiny little shops with goods piled high, street stalls filled chaotically and vending carts complete the picture.

In Sri Lanka Hindu Temples are known as kovils. Visit the oldest and largest kovil in Colombo - Sri Kailawasanathar Swami Devasthanam. Stop at the active Gangarama Temple, which is the nicest and most intimate of all Colombo's Buddhist temples.

Enjoy a glimpse of the Jami-Ul-Akbar Mosque, a red and white shrine that resembles a raspberry layer cake with candy minarets. Your tour takes you through the Wolvenhal Dutch Church and Hultsforf Law Courts to the residential area of Cinnamon Gardens and on to the Independence Square and the Convention Center (BMICH) and the National Museum.

Delve deeper into this culture at the elegant, white, colonnaded National Museum. View the fascinating and sometimes scary mask collection!, Other exhibits include Hindu and Buddhist bronzes and a collection of the regalia of the King of Kandy.

The Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) built between 1970 - 1973, is a convention centre and a gift from the People's Republic of China in memory of Solomon Ridgeway Dias Bandarnaike, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka (Ceylon) from 1956 to 1959.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 3

Depart Colombo

After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transfered to the airport for your onward travel.

Meal Plan Breakfast

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Daily.

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 2 nights' accommodation
  • Transfers to/from airport
  • Half day city tour
  • Meals as indicated

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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