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Formerly known as Ceylon, Sri Lanka means "Resplendent Land," an apt description for this beautiful island. Sri Lanka lies fifty-five miles north of the equator, just off the southern tip of India. With its unique beauty, warm climate and near-perfect beaches, Sri Lanka is one of Asia's most adored destinations. Since the sixteenth century, the Portuguese, Dutch and British have all left their architectural and cultural marks in Sri Lanka's capital of Colombo. Yet despite its colonial architecture, Sri Lanka has always remained Oriental in spirit, with colorful bazaars, dancing elephants, graceful women in saris, and many Buddhist shrines and temples.

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33 Colombo, Sri Lanka Port Reviews

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by plantycat

What a difference, much cleaner than the Indian ports of call. Visited a tea plantation, saw the tea pickers and saw how the tea was processed in the factory.

Visited: Jan 05, 2019

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by halk

Our excursion was private and we went out to the Pinwala Elephant Preserve and had a blast. Even got to feed the elephants. They would walk right up to you if you had fruit in your hands. Last trip we did Colombo, so we want to get out of town and worth it.

Visited: Jan 22, 2019

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by Yikes

The tuk tuk drivers at the gate were less than honest. They told us we needed to be at another gate to return to the ship. We ignored them...and the bus to the ship was waiting for us at this gate. Our private excursion was good.

Visited: Feb 24, 2018

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