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The city of Colombo is rapidly becoming one of the most popular cities to visit in the Eastern World. It's starting to be known as the "garden city of the East" and there are so many wonderful sights and adventures to explore while you're in the capital of Sri Lanka. Once you have booked your Colombo flights, you'll find that the colonial architecture, outdoor markets, and cosmopolitan flair of the city will consume you and make for an inspiring visit.
Once you have checked into one of the best hotels in Colombo, you can wander around the streets and get your fill of the stylish eateries, galleries, and museums in the city. Sri Lankan food is one of the main delights in visiting Colombo, so don't hesitate to try as much of the local cuisine as possible. You can find great deals on Colombo vacation packages on Travelocity so you can save your dollars for yummy meals and adventures.
After you've booked your flights to Colombo, you can start getting excited about the many events in store for you. One of the biggest festivals in Colombo is the celebration of Buddha's birth. In May, hordes of Sri Lankans flock to the city to take part in the festivals that go on for the entire week and feature lantern competitions, delicious food, and many kinds of endless entertainment. In the summertime, you can take part in a 10-day festival season called Esala, which features dancers, processions, torchbearers, and animals. It's one of the best ways to see the city and experience the real culture of the beautiful area of Colombo.
It's easy to find cheap flights to Colombo on Travelocity and you can save up to $537 when you book a hotel and flight at the same time.
Airfares offered on Fridays tend to be the cheapest, according to flight demand on Travelocity.ca in 2019. Purchasing your airfares on a Monday or Tuesday can also provide better value, however our advice if you’re looking to save money is to avoid booking on a Saturday. Our data shows, the start of the weekend has the highest ticket values on average, so keep this in mind if you’re browsing flight deals on a weekend.
Frequent travellers may already know this, but earlier in the week is often the cheapest time to fly. Flights departing on a Tuesday are the cheapest of the week. Since weekend flights tend to be more popular, this causes the prices to rise which is why on average, airfares booked on Travelocity.ca in 2019 were most expensive for Saturday departures.
Here’s the deal: It is typically possible to start comparing international airfares on Travelocity.ca up to 12 months in advance. However, it does depend on the carrier as not all airlines release their prices that far out. According to our 2019 flight demand trends, last minute planners can still bag a bargain with some of the cheapest fares appearing 1-2 weeks prior to their travel dates.
We'll let you in on a secret...You can save big on flights if you mix and match your airlines and fare types. In fact, travellers who booked flights on Travelocity.ca in 2019 saved close to 55% when their return flights consisted of two different airlines or fare types.
*According to flight demand on Travelocity.ca from January to December 2019. Savings are subject to change and may vary depending on selections made.