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Colombo Vacations

Experience a mixture of Indian, Dutch, and British cultures during Colombo vacations. The capital of the tiny island nation of Sri Lanka, off the southern coast of India, features ancient culture with modern touches just waiting to be explored.

Major Attractions

Colombo vacation packages give you many cultural places to experience. Start your tour at the National Museum of Colombo, where you can see artifacts dating back millennia. If contemporary art is more your style, tour local galleries in the city center. Visit the Gangarama Vihara Temple to explore stone carvings and brass Buddhist art. There are numerous churches and temples here to tour, with unique examples of architecture pulling from the different cultures that have occupied the island. Gambling is legal in here, so stay in inexpensive hotels in Colombo to have plenty to spend at the baccarat table. Nature lovers will want to visit Dehiwala Zoological Garden, which has over 30 acres of local flora and fauna.

Recurring Festivals and Events

Celebrating is commonplace in a city of over five million people. There are many festivals to take part in all year. May brings Vesak, Buddhists' biggest festival honoring Buddha's birth, enlightenment, and passing into Nirvana. Streets are adorned in color, and you can enjoy free food from local vendor booths. In August, be sure to check out Colombo rental cars to visit the Kataragama Esala Festival in the south. Over two weeks are spent honoring Shanda, the son of Shiva, on chariots, in water ceremonies, and on a fire walk. In November, you can watch a parade of vintage vehicles, European luxury cars, mounted horses, and festively decorated elephants during the Nalanda Walk, a parade to celebrate the educational endeavors of students.

Book your packages to Colombo with Travelocity and you can save up to $537 when you book a hotel and flight at the same time. From historic sites to the colorful world of Sri Lanka, Colombo will leave you wanting more.

Tours and Activities in Colombo

The awesome thing about traveling is that you don't always need to chase after new experiences — they're right in front of you! So unpack your bags, kick back and prepare to make some amazing new memories.

You'll never be at a loss for things to do in Colombo. If you need help deciding on what to do, here are some suggestions:

Frequently asked questions

How much are vacation packages to Colombo?
Your vacation fantasies can come to life in Colombo from an impressive . Our vacation packages include flights and hotels, so you’ll find booking is a breeze. The only thing you’ll have to worry about is what amazing attraction you’ll head to first.
How long should my Colombo vacation be?
Typically, 3 nights is how long most people spend familiarizing themselves with Colombo. Worried you won’t have sufficient time to cross everything off your must-do list? Stay a few more nights so you won’t miss a thing.
Where can I get the best vacation package deals for Colombo?
You’ll discover a terrific range of Colombo package deals on Travelocity. With no less than 400 air carriers and 665,000 worldwide properties, crafting your ideal getaway will be a breeze.
Why should I book my Colombo vacation package with Travelocity?
From exciting destinations to memorable experiences, we have everything you need to satisfy your wanderlust. Our friendly 24/7 customer support will also ensure you’re being well taken care of while you’re on your vacation. And don’t fret if you notice a lower price on your reservation, we’ll match it. That’s our Price Match Guarantee.
Can I save on my Colombo car rental if I combine it with hotels and flights?
With a Colombo vacation package, you can combine your flight, car and hotel bookings and save a tidy sum. If you’re in the mood to explore the best of this wonderful location, why not make a beeline for Ancient City of Sigiriya? This well-known sight is 93 mi from Colombo. With your own rental car, you’ll be there in a flash.
What is the best time of year to go to Colombo?
Go in if you want to be in the thick of the action. While they’re the busiest few months, the buzz associated with the peak season is tough to resist. If you’re looking for a more chilled pace, will appeal to you more. Don’t want to pay a fortune for a place to stay? Try to avoid booking in , when rates generally skyrocket. Search for something cozy and cheap in instead.
Which airport is best for Colombo?
The primary airport is Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.). Collect your luggage, head out of the terminal and you’ll be 19 mi from central Colombo.
What is there to do in Colombo?
Don’t miss the great photo opportunities at Galle Face Green, one of the most popular attractions in Colombo. There’s plenty more to discover in this exciting city, so give yourself enough time to experience some of its lesser-known gems.
Where should I stay when visiting Colombo?
You have lots of options, with Thimbirigasyaya and Colombo 03 being the more well-known neighborhoods among travelers. If the former suits your Colombo itinerary, check out the rates at the OZO Colombo Sri Lanka (4.0 stars) and the Jetwing Colombo Seven (5.0 stars). If you decide on the latter, we’d suggest the Taj Samudra (5.0 stars) or the Hilton Colombo (5.0 stars).

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