"Pick-up from Colombo ports. Conducted by an experienced city guide!"
A specially crafted small group city tour in the capital to introduce Sri Lanka to cruise ship passengers. In this 4 to 6 hour tour you are taken on a fascinating journey through the vibes & sounds of a multicultural, multi-religion capital. Crowded street markets, slums and the emerging economy of the capital. We are taking you to witness Colombo as it is, through its Victorian architecture, its monasteries and Kovils. Bargain street markets and chic joints.
At the end of the tour you will be offered the option to either continue to Street Food Walking Tour then Mini Shopping tour. After this, we will take you back to the port for your departure
Below you find the outlined itinerary of the tour
The following itinerary covers all the major attractions of the city. But, we guarantee that our tour is more spicy with occational de-tours on off-the beaten paths & unconventional showing you even the miserable aspects of our capital.
The chaotic Pettah markets definitely worth a visit to see the ordinary disorderliness. Pettah market is an amazing experience for bargain shoppers. It's noisy, sticky, smelly, hot and crowded with it's narrow streets and shops and stalls of merchandise.
This 1600 Dutch built hospital is considered to be the oldest building in Colombo fort area. It's been used for several different purposes like fort's police station until 1990. Today this restored old building houses some of the Colombo's best caffe's and restaurants.
The Colombo Fort was once indeed a fort during the European era, today the central commercial district and administrative hub for government departments and cooperate offices. The fort area is a mixture of buildings from many eras of the cities past. The most notable of residences of the fort is the President's House, official residence of the President of Sri Lanka.
This 1887 built enormous cathedral is the Sri Lanka's biggest church (Open 5:30am - 12:00pm and 2:00pm to 7:00pm). The cathedral's outer looks are inspired by St. Peter's in Rome.
Gangaramaya Temple is the center for the most extravagant Vesak festivals in Colombo and Navam Perahara in February each year. Seema Malakaya Meditaion Center - Designed by the renowned architect Geoffrey Bawa and run by Gangaramaya Temple this small but eye catching meditation center is famous for it's bronze Thai Buddha statues.
Visit Premadas's for creative local merchandise mainly jewellery & gems.
Dear Pathum, I am writing to say how much we enjoyed our private tour round Colombo with Manjula Weeratunge. He picked us up from the ship at the correct time and introduced us to a wide range of interesting places. He was informative, very polite, patient and helpful in dealing with my not very mobile wife. At the end of the day, we both felt that we had had a great value for money experience. Yours D. Wood
An amazing trip both in sight seeing and knowlage of the tour guide which was just outstanding plus the ability of the driver to deal with what I would call craziness of the roads.
Best way to see Colombo is to book a private car. Takes you to the most interesting sights as well as others you'd like to see. We were very satifsied with our driver, excellent and clean car
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