2 Nights 3 Days Package Colombo

Colombo as a Holiday destination

A tour package to Colombo offers the traveller a window to the essence of southern Asia. Magnificent tooth temple of Kandy is unrivalled, and beyond the rich legacy ancient city of Anuradhapura is fast-developing 21st-century metropolis Colombo, more than 1300 km of pristine beaches with crystal clear water, the mighty Mahaweli river, fascinating culture and some of the friendliest people on in the world. Your 2 nights 3 days package Colombo is packed with surprises, so pack it up for the adventure.  

When is the best time to travel to Colombo, Sri Lanka?

Sri Lanka is a year-round holiday destination. However, due to 6 months changing monsoon pattern, you should be careful if you are venturing on a beach tour package of Sri Lanka. The monsoon wind makes the rough sea and heavy rain over the regions, where it is the abode. Choose west and south coast for unforgettable beach tour from October to April and head on to east from May to October for a beach tour not interrupted with rain.

2 nights 3 days package Colombo during the peak holiday season

November to April is the peak holiday season in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The greatest number of foreign travellers are attracted to the island during this period. Weather-wise it is very favourable for outdoor activities in Colombo, and humidity and rainfall are relatively low. 

2 nights 3 days package Colombo during the off-peak holiday season

A tour package to Colombo can be costlier from November to April compared to the rest of the year, due to the high demand. During the peak holiday season, hotels are also usually fully packed and it would be a daunting task to get a room without advance reservation.

From May to October, the low-tourist season Colombo is ideal for bargain hunters. The cost of holiday package during the offseason may decrease between 25%-50% compared to the cost of the peak holiday season. Travelling off-season is also god for those who keen escape the crowd. However, there can be heavy rain without any prior notice during this period, they mostly come in the evening.

Getting around Sri Lanka: 2-night 3 days package Colombo

Getting around Sri Lanka is relatively easy, except major cities due to the heavy traffic. The large cities such as Colombo, Kandy tend to demand more of your time while places outside of cities have relative traffic congestion. Generally, the road network is well maintained in Sri Lanka and roads are largely empty outside of cities. It is recommended to hire a private vehicle with a local driver-guide in order to make your 2 nights 3 days package Colombo a success story.

Using Public transport on Colombo tour

Public transport such as bus and train cannot be recommended as it sucks your time. Usually, the public buses are behind the schedule and so is the trains. They take a lot more time than other transport to travel between cities. Since you have only 3 days for your Colombo trip is really necessary to save every time and should avoid time waste all possible means.

Travelling by private vehicle on Colombo tour

Hiring a private vehicle with a driver is the most common practice among foreign travellers. Travelling by private vehicle allows you to reach the destination you wish in within a short period of time. Travelling by a cor van is also safe.

Preparation is very important for planning accommodation, sightseeing and travel routes in advance. If you are planning a to visit remote areas on your 2 nights 3 days Colombo package, however, the wet season makes for tough travel.

In this article, we discuss 3 options with regards to the 2 nights 3 days Colombo package. Each Colombo package packed with sightseeing and activities in order to cater to different taste.  

  1. 2 nights 3 days package Colombo -south coast, wildlife and gem pit
  2. 2 nights 3 days package Colombo-Kandy, hill country, ancient temple
  3. 2 nights 3 days package Colombo-Kandy with ancient cities
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Option 1: south coast, wildlife and gem pit

This 3 days tour of Colombo scratches many important places in southern Sri Lanka. The tour package has a fascinating blend of nature, culture and history and tossed with beach scenery.

Day1: 2 nights 3 days package Colombo-south coast, wildlife and gem pit

The tour starts in Colombo; however, the starting point is flexible as this is a private tour. The Sri Lanka tour can be started from Negombo, Colombo or any other beach resort on the west coast. You will be travelling southward from Colombo and the first stop will be at the Madu estuary for a 2 hours boat tour. After visiting Madu River estuary head on to sea turtle conservation project to witness and learn about 5 species of endangered sea turtle species existing on the shoreline of Sri Lanka. Afterwards, visit Hikkaduwa beach. After having done earlier mentioned 3 activities you will be arriving at Hikkaduwa for the lunch break. Later in the day walking tour of Galle Fort and the city to absorb the architectural brilliance of Galle.

Overnight stay in Galle

Day 2: 2 nights 3 days package Colombo-south coast, wildlife and gem pit

After the leisurely breakfast, leave for Tissamaharama, which is the gateway to Yala wildlife reserve. Check-in the hotel and leisure. In the afternoon safari at Yala national park.

Overnight stay in Yala

Day 3: 2 nights 3 days package Colombo-south coast, wildlife and gem pit

After the breakfast hit the road and take the cross-country road trip, that takes you to the Sri Lanka gem city or “Rathnapura”, Make a stop at a gem pit and gem museum. Evening return to Colombo.

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Option 2: Kandy, hill country, ancient temple

2 night 3 days Colombo tour crafted with intention of providing best experience os Sri Lanka’s hill country. Sri Lanka hill country with mountains, peaks, valleys, tea gardens and cascading waterfall is simply irresistible for nature lovers.

Day 1: 2 nights 3 days package Colombo- Kandy, hill country, ancient temple

The tour starts in Colombo as usual, however, this day’s tour is also a private tour means you are provided with a private vehicle and a local driver/guide; therefore, the pick timing and the location is very flexible. There can be a supplement charge for the transportation if you are based in the faraway destination from Colombo.

On the first day of the trip, you will be heading to Kandy from Colombo. There will be 2 major stops before reaching Kandy, one is at the Pinnawala elephant orphanage and the second stop will be at the spice garden. According to our estimation will be reaching Kandy for lunch.  You will be spending about 4 hours on the road as you journey from Colombo to Kandy and you will spend about an hour each place you stop on the way.

You can opt for the lunch break on the way if you wish or take the lunch at the hotel after check-in. The program does not include the lunch, therefore you are free to decide on it.

The second portion of the day’s program starts at 04.0 PM and the guests relax until then or just jump into the hotel swimming pool and have to swim. Your hotel is located very close to the city and therefore you can even have a stroll in the nearby city. In the afternoon visit Kandyan cultural show and tooth relic temple.    

Overnight stay in Kandy

Day 2: 2 nights 3 days package Colombo- Kandy, hill country, ancient temple

The tour starts at 8.00 AM after lunch, and you will be heading to hill country holiday resort, Nuwara Eliya. Nuwara Eliya most popular in Sri Lanka for its healing climate. Nuwara Eliya sits 180 meters above sea-level and the drive from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya takes around 1 hour (without stops).  However, today you will be stopping many times on your trip to Nuwara Eliya from Kandy.

The first stop will be at the Peradeniya botanical garden to explore Sri Lanka’s biggest and most visited botanical garden. The second stop will be in Pussellawa, about halfway on the journey to witness a tea factory and sample a cup of CEYLON Tea.

We have planned only two stops on the journey to Nuwara Eliya from Kandy, However, I’m pretty sure that you will be making a few more stops. Because the breathtaking sceneries in Sri Lanka’s hill country are simply irresistible. Well maintained tea gardens with green-capped mountains in the backdrop, cascading waterfalls, patches of forests, terrace rice fields, shining gigantic reservoirs and religious monuments are some of the things that you can’t simply ignore on this route.

In the afternoon walking tour of Nuwara Eliya to see the gorgeous Gregory lake, Victoria Park, Nuwara Eliya golf course and Theodor styled mansions built by rich British planters in the 18s.

Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya

Day 3: 2 nights 3 days package Colombo- Kandy, hill country, ancient temple

After the breakfast leave for Colombo via Kitulgala. Rugged terrain, green-capped mountains, waterfalls, rivers and streams make Kitulgala one of the best places on the island for adrenaline-pumping activities. You will cut through the beautifully landscaped tea plantations, mountain and valleys. Your guide might stop at 2 wayside waterfalls, Devon fall and St. Clair’s waterfalls. After lunch in Kitulgala proceed to Colombo.

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option 3: 2 nights 3 days package Colombo-Kandy with ancient cities

Venturing on this 2 night 3 days Colombo trip allows you to explore most important ancient cities of Sri Lanka. Cities such as Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Kandy, Dambulla have welcomed travellers from all around the world for many thousand years, these cities are still a hot destination for travellers with cultural and historical buff. The ancient cities are full of sprawling historical monuments.

Kandy is the last kingdom of Sri Lankan monarchy. The beautiful city nestled in the mountains, about 115 km from Colombo. Kandy is a city with a most sacred Buddhist temple in Sri Lanka, The tooth relic temple, which is rubbing its shoulders with Tooth relic temple.

Day 1: 2 nights 3 days package Colombo- Kandy with ancient cities

Rests in the north-central dry zone of Sri Lanka, the cultural triangle of Sri Lanka proudly holds many thousand years old monuments, many of them are UNESCO world heritage sites, to testify its rich historical past. Towns, cities, villages of this triangular-shaped area were in the hands of Sri Lankan kings from 3rd century BC to 1815 AD. Many hundred kings ruled the island from ancient cities in the dry zone of Sri Lanka and they have constructed an amazing irrigations system, gigantic Buddhist temple, palaces, garden, hospitals and many more.

Day 1: 2 nights 3 days package Colombo- Kandy with ancient cities

This a private tour starts in Colombo or any other designated place by you on the west coast of Sri Lanka, after the breakfast. Your driver-guide takes you to the most ancient city of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura, which is the first major site that you encounter on this 3-day trip. Hundreds of ancient monuments are sprinkled in the ancient city of Anuradhapura. The ancient city is believed to be more than 40 sq. KM during its heyday. Today much of the ancient monuments are partly damaged due to the vandalism, relic hunters, or due to thein the wrath of nature.

The tour of Anuradhapura starts after the lunch break and the tour takes around 3 hours. The city tour will be a Hop-On-Hop-Off type of trip, during the city tours, you will be visiting many interesting historical places such as Ruwanweli stupa, Sri Maha Bodhi, Thuparama, Jetawanrama, Twin pond etc.

Overnight stay in Sigiriya.

Day 2: 2 nights 3 days package Colombo- Kandy with ancient cities

After the breakfast leave for Sigiriya sightseeing and take the 2 hours trek at Sigiriya rock fortress. Later proceed to the historical city of Polonnaruwa, which is another ancient city, which had its heyday in the 10th and 11th century. Polonnaruwa hides a large number of ancient Buddhist, Hindu temples as well as gardens, palaces, lakes and a countless number of Buddha statues. Afternoon optional wildlife safari at Minneriya national park.

Overnight stay in Sigiriya.

Day 2: 2 nights 3 days package Colombo- Kandy with ancient cities

The last day of the 3 days Colombo package proceed to Kandy after the breakfast, enroot make a stop at Dambulla golden temple and Spice garden. Early afternoon visits tooth relic temple during the Kandy city tour. Later leave for Colombo vial Mawanella.

Golden temple of Dambulla and Tooth relic temple are also important historical monuments in Sri Lanka and both of the temples are UNESCO world heritage sites.  The history of Dambulla golden temple goes back to 1st century BC while tooth relic temple had been built in the 13th century.

The Kandy city tour lasts around 3 hours with visits to Tooth relic temple, Kandy downtown, Kandy viewpoint, Tea garden, Gem museum and Peradeniya botanical garden.

The last stop on this trip of Colombo is the Pinnawala elephant orphanage, located near Kegalle city.  Afterwards, proceed to hotel in Colombo.

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Above mentioned 2 nights 3 days package Colombo can be booked with Seerendipity tours.

Seerendipity tour is a fully locally owned travel company with a head office in Colombo. The highly experienced local staff is a key strength of Seerendipity tours and they can plan your dream holiday to Sri Lanka.

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