Colombo City Tour by Tuk Tuk

Highly recommended fantastic overview of Colombo! Not just the main sights but also some local areas and with a wonderful guide full of knowledge of the history and culture of Colombo and Sri Lanka.Steve T., USA – See more reviews
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Navigate the vibrant streets of Colombo by tuk tuk!
Navigate the vibrant streets of Colombo by tuk tuk!
Colonial Buildings of Colombo
Colonial Buildings of Colombo
Busy Streets of Colombo Bazaar
Busy Streets of Colombo Bazaar
Paintings and Statues (Gangaramaya)
Paintings and Statues (Gangaramaya)
Buddha Statues (Gangaramaya)
Buddha Statues (Gangaramaya)
Independence Square
Independence Square
Inside the old dutch church
Inside the old dutch church
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What To Expect

Navigate the vibrant streets of Colombo by tuk tuk! Head down the narrow paths, see spectacular landmarks and monuments and discover some of the city's most significant spots, exploring the way locals get around.

Highlights

  • Navigate the streets of Colombo by tuk tuk and experience being a local for a day

  • Zip through the busy streets and markets of the Colombo Fort and Pettah Bazaar

  • Visits the Dutch Reformer Church, the Red Mosque and Buddhist and Hindu temples

  • Visit the Independence Square, the CBD, Colombo Town Hall and so much more

Specifications

Type:
Tours around Colombo
Departs From:
Colombo
Meeting Point:
World Trade Center
Duration:
3 hours and 30 minutes
Availability:
daily at 8:30 AM
Product Code:
14772
Voucher info:
Paper voucher printout not required for this activity. You may show e-voucher from your mobile device.
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Description

Enjoy a brief walk through the heart of the city's CBD and its old colonial buildings at the start of the tour. After a quick history lesson from your local guide, hop on a tuk tuk and hit the road! Also known as a rickshaw, tuk tuk is a common mode of transportation in Asia, including Sri Lanka.

Pass by the President's House, the Fort Clock Tower and the Colombo Lighthouse on your way to your first stop, the Colombo Harbour. Then, see the vibrant Chatham Street and take a quick stop at the former passenger terminal gate in Colobo Harbour.

Continue to the busy streets of Pettah and visit the Red Mosque and several market stalls. Meander around, sample local food and drinks or go shopping for some lovely souvenirs.

Hop back on the tuk tuk and continue your journey and proceed to the 360-year-old Wolvendaal Church, the oldest Dutch reformed church in Sri Lanka. Stroll through the church and see old tombstones of Dutch governors and maybe even have a chat with the church keeper.

Your tour continues along the Captain's Garden Hindu Temple, aka the Sri Kaileshwarm Kovil and the main place of worship for the many Hindus of Colombo. Walking around the temple, marvel at the colorful paintings and murals and have a chance to meet the devotees.

Then, see the Independence Square on your way to your last stop, the famous Gangaramaya Temple. One of the main Buddhist temples in Colombo, the cool, calming Gangaramaya is known for its architecture, paintings, and collection of artifacts from various historical eras. The temple sits across the road from the man-made and heavily-polluted Bera Lake. If time permits, we can take the bridge that leads to the temple on the lake, Seema Malaka.

From there, your Colombo tuk tuk tour will come to an end as we head back to the World Trade Center.

Includes

  • English-speaking guide

  • Tuk-tuk fare

  • Entrance fees to monuments

Excludes

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • This tour is approximately 3.5 hours long.

  • Children below 6 years are not allowed on this tour.

  • As this tour visits religious sites, modest clothing is strongly recommended. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Loose, light, and long clothing is both respectful and convenient in the predominantly warm Asian climate.

  • This tour operates as a guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 6 participants.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 3 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 2 days or less prior to date of activity.

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