Colombo, Sri Lanka Cruise Port

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About Colombo, Sri Lanka

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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The capital of Sri Lanka so you would expect this city to be inviting and it was. Very easy to get around with an experienced cab driver. Saw & visited all the major sites in one day. Overall quite a good stop over.


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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We have been here before so we took the 9-hour Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage tour. It was a long ride out here & back to the ship. You can take a train or a motor Coach to get here. What fun to have the elephants come right over to us searching our pockets and bags for food. It was fun watching the elephants playing & bathing themselves and we were invited to feed them bottles of milk later. We enjoyed a buffet lunch riverside.

Visited: Jan 04, 2018

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Definitely get off the ship! Colombo is lots of fun. The people are AMAZING. As another reviewer mentioned, be careful of the Tuk Tuk drivers. They can be dishonest. We have used the same guide for all 3 visits. Dilhan Suraweera. This guy is great. +94 71 300 1374.

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