After breakfast at the hotel transfer from Galle / Ahungalla to Colombo and visit Kosgoda turtle hatcheries en route. This vibrant tourist destination sitting on the southern coast of Sri Lanka has been recognised by the Wildlife Protection Society with a Sea Turtle Conservation Project which operates on a large scale today.
Continue on to Colombo and explore the city sights and shopping malls before checking in to your accommodation.
Colombo is the country’s commercial capital and engine room of the national economy, contributing over 50% of Sri Lanka’s GDP. Drive along the clean streets edging the crystal white Race Course – a horse racing hub in 1893, then a World War II airstrip, and today the first rugby union field in Sri Lanka, with a main pavilion filled with lavish clothing food & tea boutiques. Next head to Pettah & experience the Floating Market – an offbeat shopping experience. Later, head along Bauddhaloka Mawatha towards ‘Arcade’ facing the historic way-post, Independence Square. The designer boutiques, top-notch cuisine outlets and even a ‘walk-over fish tank’ have revamped this colonial masterpiece into one of the trendiest shopping and hangout zones in Sri Lanka. Have a chilled drink at the Dutch Hospital while gazing through windows showcasing the best fashion, jewellery & handicrafs. Smell the aroma of incense while listening to the chiming bells of Gangarama temple. During the evening, jazz things up with Colombo’s night life. If you’re lucky, head into an exhibition at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) before swaying your head to an opera or play at Nelum Pokuna.
Once you have had your fill of all that Colombo has to offer, return to your hotel. Overnight in Colombo.