Cannon pointing towards the sea in Colombo

Colombo Tours and Travels

About Colombo

Capital of Sri Lanka, Colombo is a dynamic city filled with good hotels, restaurants, shopping and the charming legacy of colonial beginnings. Just off the north end of Galle Road, the city's main road and centre of activity, is the Fort, once a colonial stronghold but now the site of many government buildings. To the south is Galle Face Green, a seaside expanse where informal cricket games are played out amongst city folk. Just east of the Fort is the Pettah, the traditional bazaar where you can enjoy a colourful retail experience.

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Colombo Tours

Here are some popular itineraries that include a visit to Colombo

Colombo | Sri LankaTailored To Suit You

Curious about Colombo

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Dambulla Rock Temple | Sri LankaTailored To Suit You

Teardrop Isle

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Swimming Pool | Royal Palms | Sri LankaTailored To Suit You

Royal Palms 5 Star Beach Break

6 Days FROM $1,129
Train to Nuwara Eliya | Sri LankaExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Colombo, Caves & Kandy

8 days FROM $1,265
The Kandy Festival | Sri LankaExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Colombo Caves & Kandy Festival

8 days FROM $2,075
Colombo Festival | Sri LankaExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Colombo Festival

8 days FROM $1,795
Leopard | Yala NP | Sri LankaExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Go Wild in Sri Lanka

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Nuwara Eliya | Sri Lanka Tailored To Suit You

Go Sri Lanka

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Leopard | Yala National Park | Sri LankaExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Wild About Sri Lanka

10 days FROM $1,795
Beach and culture holiday | Sri LankaExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Buddha and Beach

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Katurogoda Ancient Vihara in Jaffna | Sri LankaExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Sri Lanka Northeast Explorer

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Polonnaruwa | Sri LankaExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Delhi to Colombo

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Beach and culture holiday | Sri LankaTailored To Suit You

Sri Lanka Unplugged

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Colombo Hotels

If you are planning a Colombo holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:

Casa Colombo Colombo

Our Category: Lavish   |   Regional Category: Luxury Boutique Hotel

Set in a 200 year old moorish mansion, Casa Colombo is a luxury boutique property with just 12 suite rooms. Every suite offers high levels of elegance, luxury and exclusive room amenities including a personal concierge service. The Casa has a number of excellent restaurants and bars including ZAZA Bar - a curious glass cube that contains and ultra chic luxurious setting. Why not head to the relaxing Poolside Lounge for cocktails at sunset? A great way to end the day. Perfectly located in Bambalapitiya in Colombo 4, the heart of Colombo’s business district.

Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

Voted one of the best 5 star hotels in Colombo, the Cinnamon Lakeside is the perfect urban getawary with elegant and spacious rooms and excellent facilities. All guestrooms have a spectacular view of either the city's skyline or the tranquil waters of the Beira Lake and feature a pillow menu for the ultimate night's sleep and WiFi. The Azmaara Spa offers a tantalizing range of treatments administered by Balinese therapists. The resort also houses ten different restaurants, considered the best in Colombo, including the specialty lounge bar, 7 Degrees North.

Galle Face Hotel Colombo

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Built in 1864 and a popular haunt for royalty, world leaders and celebrities alike, the Galle Face Hotel is an icon on the Colombo seafront. Elegance and tradition walk hand in hand here with rooms beautifully furnished and all affording spectacular views of the Indian Ocean. Sipping a cocktail on the Veranda is a great way to enjoy a glorious sunset. Perfectly located on the seafront in central Sri Lanka.

OZO Colombo Colombo

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

OZO Colombo is a modern and stylish hotel, with sweeping Indian Ocean views from its rooftop infinity pool and many of its rooms. There's free WIFI access throughout the hotel and the guestrooms are bright and airy with all modern amenities. OZO is centrally located on Marine Drive, near Galle Road and just a 10 minute drive from the city centre.

The Ocean Colombo Colombo

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Located in the heart of Sri Lanka's capital, the Ocean Colombo hotel consists of 49 rooms, each commanding staggeringly beautiful views out over the Indian Ocean. The rooms are decorated with neutral whites and beiges, accompanied by rich mahogany and kitted out with plush furnishings. Guests can feast in style at the various dining options within the hotel, whether it be a breakfast buffet, quick sandwich or sumptuous dinner under the stars. For those in need of some relaxation, the hotel has a roof top plunge pool and a spa.

Accommodation on Tour

For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Simple
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

Colombo Tailor made suggestions

Here are some of the recent tailor made itineraries we have created for our clients which include a visit to Colombo.

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Tailored To Suit You OTG Independent
Tailored To Suit You

On this range you won’t be joining other travellers, but will be on your own private itinerary. Accommodation, pace of travel and the style of trip is tailored to your individual needs. From pre-priced packages available off the shelf to fully curated tailor-made holidays, this range also includes our selection of one-night stopovers, day-tours and short breaks.

The OTG Independent range gives you all the great service aspects of our Signature range with the flexibility to create a truly unique and bespoke holiday or adventure to a variety of destinations around the world.

Exciting Days, Comfortable Nights OTG Signature
Exciting Days, Comfortable Nights

On The Go's Signature group tours place local interaction and authenticity at the heart of your cultural travel experience. Upping the comfort stakes, this range is a clear cut above our OTG Adventure range.

Appealing to a wide age demographic from the 20s to 60+, we maximize your days with excitement and awe and then bring you home to a comfortable 4* hotel with western amenities, air-conditioning, WiFi and, where appropriate, a swimming pool. Hotels can sometimes be of 3 or 5 star standard too, ensuring you get the best value for your holiday.

Visiting all the main attractions you’ll be accompanied throughout by our highly qualified English-speaking local guides too. Group size is typically 18 with a maximum for 28, apart from festival tours, where group sizes can be larger due to the one-off nature of these events.

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