Today you head to the capital of city Colombo for your final two-night stay. En route, we recommend that you visit the historic 17C Galle Fort. Explore the maze of narrow cobblestone streets lined with thriving colonial era buildings, sturdy ramparts looking out to sea, the lighthouse, and a growing collection of art galleries, museums, shops and several boutique hotels.
Colombo is a compact, easily-explored city, smarter by the month, and if its collection of boutique shops, bars and restaurants is not huge, this is more than made up for by their quality, atmosphere, friendliness and great value. You will leave with a few stray specks of sand still in your toes and, one trusts, some money left in your pocket. Who knows, when you return, as surely you must, you will wish to venture further afield.