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Sri Lanka Cruise Handling

We offer special tours for tourists visiting Sri Lanka by cruise. We work with many agents for shore excursions for Colombo: Trincomalee and now even Hambantota. Here is an overview of cruise handling services we can offer. Please feel free to contact us for any shore excursion/tours or transfers for your tour group or for you as individuals. We are capable or receiving you at the cruise gate with our vehicles inside the passenger cruise terminals

Several international cruise companies are having stops in Sri Lanka. These companies Include P&O, Star Cruse etc, some of the ships which come to Sri Lanka are Ships MS Arcadia, MS Aurora and MS Queen Elizabeth

Cruise companies can prefer Sri Lanka for several good reasons. Following are some of them

Easy Port Clearance: Sri Lankan port Authority has made available easy port clearance for Ship as well as the passengers
Quality Transportation : The transportation at all 4 ports of Sri Lanka is of good international standard and available at highly competitive rates.
Shopping – Value for money: Sri Lanka has a variety of shopping to offer to the passengers from handicrafts, tea, cashew nuts to high end electronics items
Wide range of cuisine: The country offers foor from all corners of the world.
Friendly people: People of Sri Lanka are friendly and are always welcoming to the tourists

 

Ports in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has now 4 ports which handle cruise ships. The cruise companies can chose any of the ports to harbor here are some facts at a glance for cruise operators

Colombo Harbor

The largest and busiest port in Sri Lanka as well as in South Asia. Located in Colombo city, on the southwestern shores on the Kelani River, Colombo port is an important terminal in Asia due to its strategic location in the Indian Ocean. During the 1980s, the port underwent rapid modernization with the installation of Cranes, Gantries and other modern-day terminal requirements. Currently with a capacity of 4.1 million TEUs and a dredged depth of over 15 m (49 ft), the Colombo Harbour is one of the busiest ports in the world, and ranks among the top 35 ports. It is also one of the biggest artificial harbours in the world. The Port of Colombo is home to the second tallest building in South Asia and is the center for many commercial interests. The port offers excellent services for cruise operators. The city also offers a variety of services for passengers visiting the port.

Tours & Excursion for Colombo Harbor | Hotels in Colombo | Transfers to Colombo Harbor


Galle Harbor

Galle Harbor is a historical port situated on the southwestern tip of Sri Lanka, 119 km from Colombo. Galle the city is the fifth largest city of Sri Lanka.

Ibne Batuta who came here in 14th century called it Qali, it was also known as Gimhathiththa. During the Portuguese times (16th century) it was the main port of Sri Lanka. Galle reached the height of its development in the 18th century, during the Dutch colonial period. The major river in the area is the Gin River (Gin Ganga), which starts from Gongala Kanda and, passing villages such as Neluwa, Nagoda, Baddegama, Thelikada, and Wakwella, reaches the sea at Ginthota. The river is bridged at Wakwella by the Wakwella Bridge.

Galle is the best example of a fortified city built by the Portuguese in South and Southeast Asia, showing the interaction between Portuguese architectural styles and native traditions. The Galle fort is a world heritage site and the largest remaining fortress in Asia built by European occupiers. Other prominent landmarks in Galle include the city's natural harbor, the National Maritime Museum, St. Mary's Cathedral founded by Jesuit priests, one of the main Shiva temples on the island, and Amangalla the historic luxury hotel.

Tours & Excursion for Galle Harbor | Hotels in Galle| Transfers to & from Galle Harbor


Trincomalee Port

Trincomalee harbour is the second best natural harbour in the world. It has 10 times more water and land area then Colombo Harbor. Trincomalee was tentatively identified to cater for bulk and break bulk cargo and port related industrial activities including heavy industries, tourism and agriculture etc.

WORKING HOURS

The Port of Trincomalee works on, a 24 hours basis every day of the year except on May Day, with only day light navigation.

Tours & Excursion for Colombo Harbor | Hotels in Colombo | Transfers to Colombo Harbor


Hambantota

The Magampura Mahinda Rajapaksa Port's first phase was opened on 18 November 2010, with the first ceremonial berthing of the naval ship "Jetliner" to use the port facilities. Hambantota Port is built inland and operated by the Sri Lanka Ports Authority.

When completed it will be Sri Lanka’s largest port, after the Port of Colombo. The Port of Hambantota will service ships traveling along one of world's most busiest shipping lines - the east-west shipping route which passes six to ten nautical miles (19 km) south of Hambantota.

Tours & Excursion for Colombo Harbor | Hotels in Colombo | Transfers to Colombo Harbor

SHORE EXCURSIONS
From Galle :-
• Galle – Fort
• Folk Museum
•Tea Plantation
• River Cruise
•Beach

SHORE EXCURSIONS
From Trincomalee :-
Trincomalee City Tour
Polonnaruwa –World
Heritage Site
Sigiriya -World
Heritage Site
Dambulla -World
Heritage Site
Kandalama Experience
Elephant Back Safaries

OVERLAND TOURS
• Visit Four World Heritage sites and the famous Elephant
Orphanage in 04 Days.OVERLAND

OVERLAND TOURS
• Accommodation in Luxurious Kandalama Hotel &
Earl’s Regency Hotel

PRE / POST CRUISE TOURS
SRI LANKA EXPERIENCE
Visit Five World Heritage sites, the famous Elephant Orphanage and
the Tea Plantations within a week in Sri Lanka

Accommodation in Luxurious hotels.
The Colombo Hilton, Kandalama Hotel
& Earl’s Regency Hotel

Services for Turn Arounds are also
available in Colombo.

Travel & Culture operates many different type of tours in Sri Lanka. We offer short half day tours of Colombo and full day excursions and long haul 3 - 15 days tours with English Speaking guides and air-conditioned vehicles. We offer special rates for groups and also cater for travel agents and tour operators as the most trusted DMC in Sri Lanka.

For More details or booking requests please contact us


Colombo Adam's Peak Tour :  Reach the Sri Pada the mountain of faiths climb the history and visit the most climbed mountain in the world.

Full Day Anuradhpura Tour : 2 days Historical Excursion

Sri Lanka Whale Watching Tour : Whale Watching daily departure from Colombo

Sri Lanka Hotair Balloon Safari Tour : See Sri Lanka's beauty from air

Full day Ratnapura Gem Discovery tour : Visit Ratnapura gem mines and waterfalls

Voyages to Antiquity, MV Aegean Odyssey
Voyages of Discovery, MV Voyager
Regent Seven Seas, Seven Seas Voyager
Oceania Cruises, Oceania Nautica
Oceania Cruises, Oceania Nautica
Royal Caribbean (RCL), RCL Legend of the Seas
Costa Cruises, Costa Atlantica
Azamara Club Cruises, Azamara Journey
Princess Cruises, Dawn Princess
Princess Cruises, Dawn Princess
Princess Cruises, Dawn Princess
Princess Cruises, Ocean Princess
Princess Cruises, Ocean Princess
SeaDream Yacht Club, SeaDream II
Azamara Club Cruises, Azamara Journey
Regent Seven Seas, Seven Seas Voyager
Voyages to Antiquity, MV Aegean OdysseyVoyages to Antiquity, MV Aegean Odyssey
Regent Seven Seas, Seven Seas Voyager
Regent Seven Seas, Seven Seas Voyager
Voyages of Discovery, MV Voyager
Princess Cruises, Ocean Princess
SeaDream Yacht Club, SeaDream II
Azamara Club Cruises, Azamara Journey
Regent Seven Seas, Seven Seas Voyager
Voyages to Antiquity, MV Aegean Odyssey
Voyages to Antiquity, MV Aegean Odyssey
Regent Seven Seas, Seven Seas Voyager
Regent Seven Seas, Seven Seas Voyager
Voyages of Discovery, MV Voyager
Holland America (HAL), HAL Amsterdam
Holland America (HAL), HAL Amsterdam
Seabourn, Seabourn Sojourn
Seabourn, Seabourn Sojourn
Costa Cruises, Costa Deliziosa
Silversea, Silver Whisper
Oceania Cruises, Oceania Nautica
Oceania Cruises, Oceania Nautica
Oceania Cruises, Oceania Nautica
Holland America (HAL), HAL Rotterdam


Sri Lanka Full Length Tours

Colombo Highlights Tour : 2 Nights/ 3 Days Explore the highlights of Sri Lanka combine this tour with any tour of Sri Lanka to get close to the heart of Colombo

4 Days Kandy Colombo Tour : 03 Nights/ 04 days tour of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Jeep Safari : 7 days Jeep Safari to see Elephants + Jeep Safari to see Leopards + Water sports or relax  An adventure tour of Sri Lanka

7 Days Sri Lanka Tour : Sri Lanka the Small miracle tour visit this magic island in 7 days.

8 Days Sri Lanka Tour 8 Day tour of Sri Lanka

8 Days Luxury Tour Stay at botique hotels in Sri Lanka while enjoying the scenery culture with luxury and care.

11 Days Luxury Tour 11 Days of luxury in Sri Lanka

Hill Country Tour 5 Days tour of mountains of Sri Lanka breath taking scenery and friendly culture tour

Exotic Ceylon Tour 6 Days classical tour of Sri Lanka

Off The Beaten Track Tour 9 days tour of Sri lanka offerred by no other operator.

Kandy Bentota Tour 5 Days Sri lanka tour visit the hills of Kandy and beaches of Bentota.

Bentota Katargama Tour 5 days Beach & historical tour of Sri Lanka

Kandy Nuweraeliya Bentota Tour 6 days Kandy Nuwraeliya Bentota Tour

Kandy Nuwraeliya Tour 6 Days tour of Kandy & Nwra Eliya the hills wraped in tea plantation

Kandy Nuweraeliya Colombo 4 Days short tour of Sri lanka

Negambo Kandy Tour 4 days tour of Sri Lanka starting from Negambo and visiting Pinnawala & Kandy

Sigiriya Kandy Nuwraeliya Colombo 6 Days historical tour of Sri lanka visiting Sigiria.


Testimonial:-Hi Kosala,

This was one of our most memorable trips. totally enjoyed the high quality service provided by your company and we have travelled aroudn the world and used various tour operators in different countries, but teh way we were taken care of your company from teh Minute we landed at the airport - was unbelievably pampering!! Great work. 
-Prasanna


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