"The Icebear was ‘boutique’ before anybody had ever

invented the word to describe travel destinations”

(South China Morning Post)




Airport transport

IF YOU DON'T LIKE TO STRESS after a long flight at the sometimes a bit confusing Colombo airport better to ask for a personal pick-up and a 20-min-drive. We will send you one of our freelance drivers; he will welcome you in the public arrival hall, holding the blue Icebear board, even at night. Price is US$ 30, no matter whether passenger car or van.

(Of course transport from the hotel to the airport is available too, for US$ 20)

Island tours

FOR A TAILOR-MADE ISLAND JOURNEY, we’ll call one or two of our 7 English speaking freelance drivers to discuss tour and price directly, this is early enough after arrival. The Icebear Guesthouse is not a tour operator, but in service for you.

We can even connect you to helicopter flights, hot Air Balooning in the Cultural Triangle, and Negombo boat tours anyway!

We recommend to consult in advance one of the independent travel books - see citations in this website - and to pre-plan your journey.


Email: icebearhotel@yahoo.com

Phone: +94 31 2233862 and +94 71 4237755




Colombo city day tours

IT IS JUST 50 MINUTES from Negombo bus stand to Colombo by using the new high-way express bus, having a spectacular view to the Negombo lagoon (larger as expected). Or 60 minutes with an express private bus to the Pettah. Or 90 minutes by train. The capital is in a permanent beautification process and arises to one of Asia’s most pleasant metropolis.