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"Private Tour of Pinnawala
"Private Tour of Pinnawala Kandy and Peradeniya ""You will be picked up form Colombo city or the Colombo International Airport (CMB) or your hotel in Negombo Kochchikada or Waikkal and then proceed to Kandy. En route visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage where elephants are well taken care of and being bathed and bottle fed. Later go to a Kandy; Kandy is the cultural symbol of Sri Lanka and you will visi Kandy Lake and Kandy market for handy-craft shopping. When it's lunch time feel free to ask your driver for some recommendations for local restaurants. After lunch visit the Gem Museums and see a cultural show that includes an exciting live fire walking performance. Also stop by the Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens that is re including of orchids
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Kandy Day Tour with Visit to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
"We will pick you up at 8:00 am and start heading towards Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. It was funded in 1975 by the Department of Wild Life Conservation on a 25-acre coconut plantation on the Maha Oya River. The orphanage was established to feed nurse and house young elephants found abandoned by their mothers. The best time to visit is the feeding time and the bathing time when all the elephants are taken to the river close by. On the way you can see the spice garden followed by Kandy Ro 147 acres in extent with more than 4000 species of rare and endemic trees and plants as well as flora from the tropical world. You do not want to miss the Orchid House that has more than 300 varieties of exquisite orchid from the rare indigenous Foxtail and Vesak orchids. You can also see g spice garden double coconut palms cacti
From $30.00
 
Private Day Trip to Kandy from Colombo
"For this tour you will be picked up from your hotel in Colombo or Negombo at 7am and visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage a nursery and captive breeding ground for wild Asian elephants located in the Pinnawala village. At 3pm you will proceed to Kandy and on your way will visit the Spice Garden. Upon arrival to Kandy you will have some time for shopping during a city tour and will also get a chance to watch a cultural show starting at 4:30pm. At 6pm
From EUR113.00

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Transportation

Bus from Airport

The 187 bus is now running via the new motorway to the airport, taking 40 minutes (but can take to the airport in the 6 pm rush hour 1.5 hours, the 3 km before the motorway are the problem) and 110...
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From the airport to Colombo.

I always try to avoid airport taxis as even the official ones always seem to be a rip-off. I suppose they work on the principle that they have a more or less captive audience. As there is no train...
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planxty
Mar 18, 2016

Round trip with a perfect driver guide.

My wife and me were in Srilanka for a 11 days holiday.In this trip we did drive about 1500 k.m. around the island called srilanka.this country is a amazing place with lot of nature,history,wild...
Giusto
Oct 04, 2015

Train

Train is another one of the best mode of transport in Sri Lanka. There are trains that runs in Colombo as well as to destinations around the country. The short distance run trains in and out of...
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Treshi
Dec 04, 2014

Buses

Buses in Colombo are also good to travel around Colombo and also for long distances. Long distances usage of buses can be very economical and you can find AC buses also for some destinations....
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Treshi
Dec 04, 2014

Tuk Tuk, the best way to travel around Colombo

Tuk Tuks, more often called as three wheelers in Colombo is a great way to travel around the city and short distances. Always ensure to take a metered tuk tuk in order to avoid any presidencies with...
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Treshi
Dec 04, 2014
 
 
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Awesome trip

“A wonderful trip - all due to the taxi-n-guide”The trip to Sri Lanka was a big success due to the wonderful trips arranged by our Taxi-Driver cum Guide Mr. Saman Jayamaha. A thorough Gentlemen - A...
MikkiS3
Sep 26, 2014

Taxi to Bandaranaike Airport

Colombo's Bandaranaike Airport is located some distance north of the city centre.We needed to get from our hotel, Casa Colombo in the city's Bambalapitiya district, to the airport on a Saturday...
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SWFC_Fan
Aug 23, 2014

Taxi from Hikkaduwa to Colombo

At the end of our stay in Hikkaduwa in March 2014, we needed to travel north to a hotel in Colombo's Bambalapitiya district.We ruled out public transport on the basis that the trains were too...
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SWFC_Fan
Aug 23, 2014

reliable driver in Sri Lanka

If you need a reliable and trustworthy driver in Sri Lanka to take you around this beautiful country, I recommend Jayasena Rasika (jocotours@yahoo.com)from Kandy. We did 1500km with him and were...
Traveller_123
May 10, 2014

Trains between Colombo and Mount Lavinia

During our visit to Colombo in March 2014 we were keen to make a visit to the beach suburb of Mount Lavinia.We were also keen to take a ride on the local trains – the journey would surely be a...
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SWFC_Fan
Apr 27, 2014

Tuk tuk from Colombo to Mount Lavinia

During our short stay in Colombo in March 2014 we were keen to pay a visit to the beach suburb of Mount Lavinia.We had intended to make this short journey by train. The staff at our hotel had...
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SWFC_Fan
Apr 27, 2014

Central Bus Station.

Rather confusingly, there are three main bus stations in central Colombo, all within close proximity at the edge of the Pettah (market area) just East of Fort train station. This tip deals with...
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planxty
Jan 23, 2014

Let the train take the strain.

If you are making any sort of train journey to or from Colombo, you will inevitably end up in Fort Station which is the hub of the entire system. The fabled hill line trains complete with observation...
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planxty
Jan 23, 2014

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Top Things to Do in Colombo

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Day Trip

As Treshi described, Apegama seems most interesting (better to start your trip than the old smelly zoo with its sad animals) Apparently the website is not apegama.lk but .com now. And it seems the...
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Temples

This floating temple in the middle of the Beira Lake can be seen from Sir James Peiris road and is a tranquil place to inspire meditation. Designed by Geoffrey Bawa an architect famous for his designs...
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Beaches

Although this is treacherous for swimming they have built some man made reefs which provide some shelter from the waves and you can swim. The beach is so long that you would have to set out in the...
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Shopping

I've been to Colombo on 2 occassions . Right now I am just gonna tell you something about shopping in Colombo. It is a very diverse City multicultural and the locals are so friendly , warm and...
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Zoo

The one thing that immediately put me off was the price, 2500 rupees compared to locals paying 50, a big discrepancy. At least they provide a map and numbers posted help you get around to see...
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Museums

In the centre of the bustling, noisy and marginally manic Pettah (market) area of Colombo stands the rather fine building you see in the main image which houses the Dutch Period Museum. It is a...
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Treshi

"Colombo, my favourite city in the Country"
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planxty

"A capital city in every sense."
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mafi_moya

"An Indian Ocean Melting Pot"
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srupesh

"Colombo the city where i live"
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"Colombo"
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