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Excursions

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Colombo City Tour

Most people know Colombo only as the former capital of Sri Lanka, and/or just a hub for business, nightlife or shopping. But Colombo has much, much more to offer, having been a Port where many cultures met, and with beautiful Colonial architecture around the city, some which goes back at least 300 years.If you are a little more curious, we can take you to the outskirts of Colombo, to the “not much talked about” secrets of the Kotte Kingdom…. For inquires and further information contact us on holidays@eastwest.lk.

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Visit to the Galle Fort – Best-Preserved Fort in Asia

Although the more documented history of Galle is only for the last 500 years or so, legend has it that Galle was “Tarshish” mentioned in the Bible during the reign of King Solomon. Famous for it's natural harbour and centre for trade for centuries, it is now a city with a wonderful mesh of many ethnic groups found within Sri Lanka, making it a quaint town with oodles of unique charm. Enjoy a wonderful walk around the town observing its architecture, culture, cuisine and characters. For inquires and further information contact us on holidays@eastwest.lk.

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Journey to the Hill Country

Sri Lanka is renowned for its World Famous “Ceylon” Tea, and here is a wonderful opportunity for you to see how the tea-leaf ends up in the cup. While you are there have a look around the beautiful Hill Capital, which was the last kingdom of Sri Lanka, and go on to see the areas of Ramayana Fame....such as Ravana Falls, Seetha Eliya, Hakgala Gardens and Hanuman Temple…and watch the tale unfold. For inquires and further information contact us on holidays@eastwest.lk.

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A Temple Tour around Gampaha

This tour which not many people know about, and is one of our best kept secrets. There is a trail of temples along the Kandy Road, including the Historical Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya which are famous amongst the locals. The Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya is one location supposedly visited by Lord Buddha, long before Buddhism the Anuradhapura Kingdom. Perfect if you do not want to venture too far from the city. For inquires and further information contact us on holidays@eastwest.lk.

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White Water Rafting In Kitulgala

Want to exhilarate your senses while being around water and nature? Then this is the perfect trip for you. If you have some additional time to spare, walk into the wilderness around the Kitulgala area, and observe some of the exotic flora and fauna. For inquires and further information contact us on holidays@eastwest.lk.

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Churches in Negombo

Negombo is famous for it’s beautiful churches, and has been aptly dubbed “Little Rome” by many. A commercial hub during Colonial Times, you may still observe their footprint in every area of the city. Of course, there is also the beautiful beaches and scrumptious fresh seafood…and you may get to pick the lobster you wish to have prepared from the tank itself…cooked according to your fancy!

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Cycling

If you are an independent fitness buff who likes to be outdoors, we can arrange bicycles to be rented out for you to explore either on your own, or even as a guided tour as a group. For inquires and further information contact us on holidays@eastwest.lk.

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Boat rides

Colombo has a large lake and many waterways such as canals, which go back to Colonial Periods. They were mainly used for transporting goods from the ports towards the outskirts of the city. These waterways are not used for transportation anymore, but they prove to be an interesting way to see the city, from a completely different perspective. Whether it’s a simple ride on a swan paddle-boat or a tour around the city with on the naval ferry, we can do it for you! For inquires and further information contact us on holidays@eastwest.lk.

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Beach

The beauty of the Mount Lavinia beach has been internationally known by foreign visitors for more than 200 years. Fortunately unlike back then it will not take a whole day to travel, but can be reached in less than ½ an hour, as it is only 7-8 km away. Enjoy the beauty of the famous “Golden Mile” while sipping a drink or having a dip during sunset. Day visits can be arranged with lunch at a restaurant of choice. For inquires and further information contact us on holidays@eastwest.lk.

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Horseback Riding

Whether you are an experienced equestrian or horse-riding newbie, we are sure you will enjoy some fun being atop these wonderful creatures. Whether you need just some exercise for a few hours, or would like to get away for a few days’ excursion, we can arrange a memorable trip for you…to see Sri Lanka…Equestrian Style! For inquires and further information contact us on holidays@eastwest.lk.