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Colombo Holiday Packages

The natural harbour in Colombo, Sri Lanka, made it a top trade spot for Greece, India, Persia, Rome and China for centuries, but we think it’s time for you to become familiar with this country’s largest city.

With all the deals in Colombo we have available, you can stay on the waterfront, downtown or in the smaller Capital Zone suburbs. Toss on your travel cap and go now.

Things to Do in Colombo

Kick off your Colombo holiday package the moment you land. Make your way to the Indian Ocean on the border of the Galle Face Green for a refreshing dip. The green is a great place to relax in between swimming and people-watching. Families like to bring the kids down for kite flying, pick-up soccer matches and to purchase various goods from the vendors who crowd the area. When your time at the green is up, get a feel for the city’s history at the National Museum of Colombo. Some of the most important items of Sri Lanka’s past are housed here, such as the crown and throne of the Kandyan monarchs. Are you looking for inner peace? Pay a visit to the Gangarmaya Temple, one of the most important Buddhist shrines in the country.

Want to explore beyond the city limits? Wotif’s Colombo car hire options are perfect for getting you to the Capital Zone suburbs. Places like Nawala, Nugegoda and Rajagiriya are where you should head if you want to escape the busy city for a day. But if you want even more seclusion, check out our Maldives holiday packages to spend time on distant islands.

Shopping, Dinning & Nightlife

Sri Lankan cuisine is more than delicious, and there’s no better place to discover this than at the Pagoda Tea Room. Remember the Duran Duran video for ‘Hungry Like the Wolf’? That was filmed here. Of course, the tea is good, but wait until you try the rice and curry. Three or four specially made curries of the day should make their way onto your rice mountain, leaving you stuffed. Ah, the joys of eating on Colombo holidays.

Are you ready to walk through Colombo’s main market and experience everything from Tamil to Muslim cultures? The streets of Pettah Market are where you go to find more electrical goods than an electronics store, Ayurvedic medicine that may or may not cure all, and jewellery shops selling sapphires so cheap you’ll pinch yourself. Sorry, these aren’t included in Colombo packages.

This is a city full of excitement, so naturally there’s plenty to do when the day turns to night. Head over to the QBaa, which is generally considered one of the best places to view live music in the city. Sangria and champagne cocktails flow like raging rivers. If you pick the right night, you’ll be able to groove to some of the popular local bands.

What’s Next?

Now it’s time for you stop reading and start booking. With Wotif’s packages to Colombo, you’ll be able to reserve accommodation anywhere—so stop dreaming and start packing!

Things to do in Colombo

Fired up for your next getaway? With all those epic experiences awaiting you, it's no surprise!

Don't finalise your Colombo holiday itinerary just yet. Check out our recommendations and add in a couple more activities:

Top Colombo Hotels

Marino Beach Colombo

Marino Beach Colombo

590 Marine Drive, Colombo, WP
    5.0 out of 5.0
     
     
    5.0 out of 5 (2 reviews)

    Located in Kollupitiya, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Marino Mall and Bellagio Casino. Galle Face Beach and Galle Face Green are also within ...

    from NZ$100

    Galadari Hotel

    Galadari Hotel

    64, Lotus Road, Colombo
      4.0 out of 5.0
       
       
      5.0 out of 5 (2 reviews)

      Located in Fort, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Galle Face Green and Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct. Dutch Period Museum and Colombo City Centre ...

      from NZ$61

      Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo

      Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo

      1 Centre Road, Galle Face, Colombo
        5.0 out of 5.0
         
         
        5.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

        Located in Kollupitiya, this luxury hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Galle Face Green, Colombo City Centre and Gangaramaya Temple. Bally's Casino and Pettah Market ...

        from NZ$273

        Ocean Edge Suites & Hotel Colombo

        Ocean Edge Suites & Hotel Colombo

        Marine Drive (Kollupitiya), 10th Lane, No.24, Colombo
          4.0 out of 5.0
           
           
          3.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

          Located in Kollupitiya, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Marino Mall and Bellagio Casino. Galle Face Green and Galle Face Beach are also within ...

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          Mövenpick Hotel Colombo

          Mövenpick Hotel Colombo

          24 Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo, Western
            5.0 out of 5.0
             
             
            4.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

            This luxury hotel is located in Colombo (Kollupitiya), close to Liberty Plaza, United States Embassy Colombo and Galle Face Beach. Also nearby are Dutch Hospital ...

            from NZ$164

            Mandarina Colombo

            Mandarina Colombo

            433, Galle Road, Colombo
              5.0 out of 5.0
               
               
              4.5 out of 5 (14 reviews)

              Located in Kollupitiya, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Marino Mall and University of Colombo. United States Embassy Colombo and High Commission ...

              from NZ$105

              Galle Face Hotel

              Galle Face Hotel

              2 Galle Road, Colombo
                5.0 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                4.4 out of 5 (18 reviews)

                Located in Kollupitiya, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within 1 mi (2 km) of Galle Face Green, Crescat Shopping Mall and Colombo City Centre. ...

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                Hilton Colombo Residence

                Hilton Colombo Residence

                200 Union Place, Colombo
                  5.0 out of 5.0
                   
                   
                  4.5 out of 5 (2 reviews)

                  This family-friendly Colombo hotel is located in the business district, within a 10-minute walk of Colombo City Centre and Nawaloka Hospital. Galle Face Green ...

                  from NZ$218

                  Hilton Colombo

                  Hilton Colombo

                  2 Sir Chittampalam A Gardiner, Colombo
                    5.0 out of 5.0
                     
                     
                    3.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

                    This family-friendly Colombo hotel is located by the ocean, within a 10-minute walk of Old Parliament Building, Galle Face Beach and Galle Face Green. Bally's ...

                    from NZ$164

                    Go Outdoors Motor Home - Caravan Park

                    Go Outdoors Motor Home - Caravan Park

                    82/1A, Stratford Avenue, Colombo 06, Colombo
                      2.0 out of 5.0
                       
                       

                      Located in Wellawatte, this campsite is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Park Hospital and within 3 miles (5 km) of Mount Lavinia Beach and Bellagio Casino. New Delmon Hospital ...

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                      ^Savings based on all package bookings made with Flight + Hotel on Wotif.co.nz from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019, as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.

                      *Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
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