Expeditions

Colombo, Bentota, Sigiriya, Ella and any of the ancient cities of Sri Lanka are within easy reach through our Galle Face Hotel Expeditions Team. Bespoke arrangements by the team ensure a seamless experience.

Contact: expeditions@gallefacehotel.com

colombo city

With the local hustle and bustle just around the corner, enjoy the Colombo bazaar (Pettah), the Red Mosque, a range of shopping centers and restaurants at your fingertips just a tuk-tuk ride away.

Sigiriya rock fortress

Referred to as the world’s 8th wonder by locals, Sigiriya Citadel Rock, the fortress designed in the form of a huge stone lion originating from the word Sihagri, i.e., Lion Rock, thus named this place. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1982 and is within one mile of our sister property, EKHO Sigiriya.

Distance from Colombo: 178km (3hrs 30mins)

Polonnaruwa ancient city

This contentious capital resembles a cosmopolitan blend of South Indian Hindu and Sinhalese Buddhist cultures; was the throne of the Parakramabahu I the Great (1153-1186 AC) who captured Polonnaruwa and ruled the entire island, then a flourishing commercial and religious center. This ancient city is located within a few miles of EKHO Lakehouse, our luxury sister property overlooking the largest man-made reservoir in the country.

Distance from Colombo: 230km (4hrs 15mins)

Bentota

Bentota is a perfect getaway from the busy city life, particularly for enthusiasts of water sports, and the broad beach is inviting; In the turtle hatchery in Kosgoda, discover how the tiny turtles are secured until these endangered species leave the shores.

Distance from Colombo: 60km (1hr 30mins)

yala national park

Yala National Park, bordering the south-west coastline, is a world famous national sanctuary, home to Sri Lanka's large population of majestic elephants and graceful leopards. A safari through the park is a must-do excursion when visiting Sri Lanka.

Distance from Colombo: 290km (4hrs 30mins)

ella

Popular among both foreign and local backpackers and tourists, Ella has grown to be a vibrant hotspot for kicking back and enjoying the stunning views of the vast mountain ranges towering the central lands of Sri Lanka. EKHO Ella is a perfect location to wake up to a misty sunrise with the view of the Ella Gap. The train ride to Ella has been named the most scenic in Asia.

Distance from Colombo: 330km (4hrs 50mins)

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2 Galle Road, Colombo 3 – SRI LANKA

Tel: +94 11 254 1010
Fax: +94 11 254 1072
Email: information@gallefacehotel.com