Colombo & Negombo
Colombo is the capital of Sri Lanka, but unfortunately often left off many people’s tour of Sri Lanka. If you like bustling markets and colonial architecture then Colombo is well worth a visit. Historically, it was a melting pot of merchants from Europe, Arabia and the Orient, and with British and Dutch colonial influences, has made it somewhat of a cosmopolitan blend of everything you will see and do in Sri Lanka on a tour. Explore the vibrant Pettah Market and walk through the colonial districts seeing former Dutch mansions. Negombo is located close to the airport and is an hour’s drive north of the city, and as such many guests choose to begin or end a tour here, as you might well then continue north the following day to the Cultural Triangle.