How Would You Spend 48 Hours in Colombo, Sri Lanka? – Share Your Tips to Win a Prize!

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I’m currently running a weekly competition where readers can win prizes (including the chance to win a Grand Prize of 2,000 Norwegian CashPoints worth ~£185) just for sharing tips on the InsideFlyer forum about destinations I’ll be visiting soon!

Week One was all about Madrid, Week Two focused on Shanghai, Week Three looked at how to spend 24 hours in Hong Kong, Week Four covered spending a week in Singapore, and Week Five hopped across to Kuala Lumpur – the advice offered really has been brilliant so far, so many thanks to everyone who has contributed!

I’ll be picking a winning entry from Week 5 later tonight (so you’ve still got a chance to enter if you haven’t already!), but won’t announce any winners until the end of the competition, so as not to discourage anyone from sharing tips about other destinations too (you can only win one week 😉 ).

All of which brings me to this week’s destination: Colombo, Sri Lanka – where I’ll  be spending about 48 hours.

Hilton Colombo Residences – where you can get a 3-bedroom suite for 40,000 Hilton Honors Points!

All tips are very welcome – but particularly things like:

  • Recommendations on what to see/do/eat/drink
  • Thoughts on the best hotels (particularly sweet spots using points)
  • Tips on how to get around
  • Best airport lounges and other airport info
  • Best ways to fly there using points/miles
  • Amusing/interesting stories about the destination/travelling there

Win Prizes

At the end of each week, I will pick my favourite comment from the forum thread (most useful, funniest, etc) and the author of that comment will win a small prize!* 

More excitingly, the winner from each week will also be entered into the Grand Prize Draw, where one of them will be randomly selected to win 2,000 Norwegian Reward Cashpoints (worth ~£185 off any Norwegian flight).

The destination for Week Six is Colombo – head over to the forum page now to help me, share your knowledge, and be in with a chance to win!

*Limited Edition InsideFlyer bag tags most likely, but possibly something else depending on what I can get my hands on.


  1. David says

    I believe colombo is a little full on. The one thing you must do there is have a dinner at the ministry of crab. Exceptional. I would then go colonial: the newish freeway will take you down to town of galle. You can get a taxi for next to nothing to take you the couple of hour journey. Stay at the galle fort hotel and drinks cocktails. Visit the only cricket ground on a UNESCO world heritage site before they force it to move on. Go to the market. One evening go east a few mins in taxi to talpe beach area and walk down the beach-pick any of the beach bbq restaurants to have the best giant (I mean giant) prawns you’ll ever have. Never had better crustacea and i’ve eaten a lot of crab and lobster.

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