Tours made for you
Dutch history, canals, a bustling fishing port and calm serence enclaves
Negombo city is a large and bustling city in Sri Lanka, an important commercial hub and an administrative centre. Located just north of Colombo, Negombo carries much of the vibrant culture and energy that can be found in the capital, but with its own distinctive characteristics and arguably slower pace of life. There’s a rich Dutch heritage here which can be seen in the canals and the remains of the 17th-century Dutch Fort, which in recent years became a prison.
The region is punctuated by palm groves and luscious landscapes, which offer the perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of the big cities nearby. Hugging the coastline and separated by a thin stretch of land where one palm-fringed road leads to small shops, restaurants and beachside hotels, is the Negombo Lagoon. The lagoon is used for fishing, agriculture and is home to a variety of different wildlife, in particular birds. Look out for cormorants, herons, egrets, gulls, terns and other waders among the mangroves.
Travel inland to tranquil coconut palm estates for peace and relaxation.
Watch fisherman on the Negombo Lagoon and learn about their way of life
Relax on palm fringed beaches and take a stroll at sunset
Learn about the picturesque Dutch canals that run along the coast
This is the perfect spot to end or start a trip. Conveniently close to the international airport, within easy reach of the capital and with it's own energetic city and port. Away from the hustle and bustle there's still plenty of opportunity to simply relax and soak up some beautiful Sri Lankan sunshine.
15 Day trip
13 Day trip
15 Day trip
13 Day trip
Whatever you want from your Sri Lanka tour, our team of expert travel designers are ready to help.
Discover more of Sri Lanka
Hot and busy, recent years have seen Colombo gradually transform from a place visitors could not avoid to a fascinating destination well worth exploring.Discover more
A world of ancient kings, ornate temples, lush gardens and vibrant traditions – Kandy is the second largest city in Sri Lanka and its cultural capital.Discover more
Dotted across lush ranked fields, women quickly but meticulously harvest leaves by hand, baskets slung across their backs. Stretching across the island’s midsection, this is Sri Lanka’s tea country and quite possibly the origin of your favourite morning cuppa.Discover more
Galle is a stunningly atmospheric town at the southern edge of Sri Lanka with fascinating history evident at every turn through its eclectic assemblage of architecture.Discover more
A meandering stretch of rugged cliffs and beautiful sandy bays on Sri Lanka’s southern coast, all protected by a vast enclosing reef, you’ll find a collection of the island’s best beaches and a small collection of blissful resorts west of Tangalle.Discover more
Yala National Park
Occupying the south-eastern corner of the island, the vast Yala National Park is Sri Lanka’s second largest national park and also its most popular.Discover more
Meet your Indian Subcontinent team
When to visit
Sri Lanka‘s tropical climate means the country sees warmth and sunshine throughout the year. The north and east of the island make up the dry zone, while the western slopes of the central highlands are the wettest part of Sri Lanka.
May - October
November - March
Plan your trip to
Whatever you want from your adventure in Sri Lanka, our team of expert travel designers are ready to help.
Why book with Jacada?
We’ll plan your trip around your specific interests, tastes and preferences, providing helpful tips and honest advice based on first-hand knowledge of the destination.
Our expert guides and brilliant travel concierges are hand-picked to provide a genuine experience, bringing your destination to life with care and passion.
Our luxury trips are designed with responsible travel principles that prioritise travel experiences that are both good for you and good for the planet.
Plan with peace of mind
When you book a trip in today’s world there’s a lot to think about. But with the right advice and expert planning, you can do it with confidence.
If you book to travel with us but your plans are impacted by circumstances you can’t control, we’ll change your reservation or cancel your booking for a full credit towards future travel.