Colombo Sightseeing and Food Adventure Walking Tour

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Have a taste of authentic Sri Lankan cuisine on this evening food tour around Colombo. See several city landmarks while tasting delicious street food like hoppers, wadai, and kothu from the places where locals love to snack.

Highlights
  • Dig into Colombo’s street food scene and eat your way around the city like a local!
  • Sample Colombo's unique mix of Sinhala, Muslim, Tamil and Malay cuisines
  • Explore the busy streets of Pettah and witness the hustle of the local markets
  • See iconic sites like Fort Station, the Red Mosque and the Khan Clock Tower
  • Hang out on the strip where locals like to chill out after a busy day
  • Guaranteed small group tour to ensure authentic cultural and more intimate experience

Description

After meeting your guide, wander past the busy markets finishing up at the end of the day and down a street that's full of quaint shops and vendors selling everything from saris to leather bags to fake Tag watches.

Continue to a popular local eatery, where you'll get to sample some traditional cuisine, including hoppers, egg hoppers and other local savory snacks. Then. proceed to the famous Red Mosque, which is a revered place for Colombo's Muslim community.

From the mosque, head to the famous Bombay Sweet House, known for its falooda and saruwath drinks as well as its sweets. Further down the street, stumble across some achcharu (pickle) carts with different kinds of pickles. See several shops selling varieties of what the locals call murukku. These are crunchy, flavored, fried bits of flour or chick peas.

During the tour, pass by the the Khan Clock Tower. Colombo Harbour and old colonial buildings such as Grand Oriental Hotel and the Cargills Building. Take a quick stop at Old Colombo Dutch Hospital, which is considered to be the oldest building in the Colombo fort area. Since the area is now a renovated complex that hosts some 5-star restaurants, fancy shops and some decent bars and pubs, you may also stop for a quick drink here.

Continue to Galle Face Green, passing many street food stalls and stopping to sample local snacks such as prawn and crab wade. Last stop will be at Nana's, a well-known eatery where you will taste the Sri Lankan kothu, a roti of vegetables or meat and spices.

The Galle Face Green is where locals come to relax after a busy day. Your tour will finish here, but you're free to spend more time at the Green or wander on to the many pubs or clubs that are easily accessible from the area.

Includes

  • Food and refreshment samples

  • Bottled water

  • English-speaking guide
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Colombo Sightseeing and Food Adventure Walking Tour

Duration: 3:30 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Food and refreshment samples / Bottled water / English-speaking guide
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Schedule

  • 16:30

    Check-in at Sir Henry Steel Olcott Statue

  • 16:45

    Sightseeing and Markets

    Upon meeting your foodie guide, embark on a food adventure and wander around the bustling markets of Colombo. Visit a famous local eatery where you will savor local cuisine including egg hoppers and other traditional snacks. Afterwards, visit the famous Red Mosque.

  • Bombay Sweet House and Pickle Carts

    Continue to the second stop, the famous Bombay Sweet House where you will delight in the local falooda and saruwath drinks. Then walk to the nearest achcharu (pickle) carts to sample these delicacies.

  • Historic Landmarks

    Explore more shops that sell exceptional local snacks before walking past the historic Khan Clock Tower, Colombo harbour, Grand Oriental Hotel, Cargills building and the Old Colombo Dutch Hospital, deemed to be the oldest building in the Colombo fort area.

  • Galle Face Green

    Reach the Galle Face Green where you will find yourself surrounded by various street food shops. Sample several snacks including the prawn and crab wade along the way.

  • Nana’s Kothu Shop

    Finally, visit the famous Nana’s kothu shop where you may savor the Sri Lankan kothu, a local roti of vegetables or meat and spices.

  • 19:45

    Check-out at Galle Face Hotel

  • (For Check-In) Sir Henry Steel Olcott statue (Fort Railway Station, Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka) Time: 16:30:00

  • (For Check-Out) Galle Face Hotel (2 CGHW Hwy Colombo 0300 Sri Lanka) Time: 19:45:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Sir Henry Steel Olcott statue (Fort Railway Station, Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka) Time: 16:30:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Galle Face Hotel (2 CGHW Hwy Colombo 0300 Sri Lanka) Time: 19:45:00

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Notes

Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • Cash

  • Walking shoes

  • Comfortable clothing

  • No clothing that exposes a large amount of skin

Additional Note(s)
  • Gratuity is not included in the price.

  • Drinks and meals are available for purchase

Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
  • You can book a maximum of 12.

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Cancellation Policy

  • 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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