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: concierge@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 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)


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)

2 Galle Road, Colombo 3 – SRI LANKA

Tel: +94 11 754 1010
Email: information@gallefacehotel.com

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