"The island of Ceylon is a small universe; it contains as many variations of culture, scenery, and climate as some countries a dozen times its size. What you get from it depends on what you bring; if you never stray from your hotel bar or the dusty streets of westernized Colombo, you could perish of fulminating boredom in a week, and it would serve you right. But if you are interested in people, history, nature, and art - the things that really matter - you may find, as I have, that a lifetime is not enough." - Sir Arthur C. Clarke
So, using Colombo as your base, explore the island's rich culture and breathtaking landscapes. Use our suggestions as a rough guide to help you choose places you want to visit, how long you plan to stay, and how to get there.