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Colombo City Highlights Half Day Tour by Tuk Tuk

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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.

  • 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


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.


  • Tuk tuk fare

  • General admission (all attractions included)

  • English-speaking guide
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Tuk Tuk Tour

Duration: 4 hour(s)
Available: Daily
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Inclusions: Tuk tuk fare / General admission (all attractions included) / English-speaking guide
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  • 08:15

    Check-in at Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct Entrance

  • 08:30

    Central Business District

    The half-day adventure starts with a short walking tour around the heart of Colombo's CBD to explore its historic colonial buildings. Learn about the story behind each structure from your local guide before boarding a tuk tuk for a fun-filled ride.

  • Tuk Tuk Ride

    Upon boarding the tuk tuk, embark on a journey throughout the city and stop at various iconic places including Colombo Harbour, the President's House, Fort Clock Tower, Colombo Lighthouse, Chatham Street and the busy streets of Pettah where you will see the Red Mosque.

  • Pettah District

    Discover the city's cultural diversity as you navigate through the vibrant streets of one of Colombo's most popular districts. Enjoy the district's unique vibe as sample street food, navigate through market stalls, visit the Red Mosque and much more.

  • Wolvendaal Church and Captain’s Garden Hindu Temple

    Discover the oldest Dutch reformed church in Sri Lanka, Wolvendaal Church, which played a significant role in the island nation's history. Then, continue to the Captain’s Garden Hindu Temple, also known as the Sri Kaileshwarm Kovil, the main place of worhip for Hindus in Colombo.

  • Independence Square and Gangaramaya Temple

    Ride the tuk tuk again to visit Independence Square where Sri Lanka claimed their independence from the British in 1948. Finally, stop at the majestic Gangaramaya Temple which heavily contributes to Buddhist education in the city.

  • 12:00

    Check-out at The Water Fountain, Level 01, World Trade Center

  • (For Check-In) Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct Entrance (Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, Hospital Street, Colombo, Sri Lanka) Time: 08:15:00

  • (For Check-Out) The Water Fountain (World Trade Center, Colombo, Sri Lanka) Time: 12:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct Entrance (Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, Hospital Street, Colombo, Sri Lanka) Time: 08:15:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) The Water Fountain (World Trade Center, Colombo, Sri Lanka) Time: 12:00:00

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Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • Walking shoes

  • Comfortable clothing

  • No sleeveless, collarless shirts or T-shirts

  • No mini skirts

  • No tight skirts

  • No flashy / gaudy clothing

Additional Note(s)
  • For your tour, you will be in a small group of a maximum of 6 passengers.

  • Gratuity is not included in the price.

Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
  • You can book a maximum of 10.

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  • Any cancellations made within 2 business days of your activity (after 16:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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