Colombo City Tour By Tuk Tuk
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Colombo City Tour By Tuk Tuk

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Stop At: World Trade Center, 1 Bank of Ceylon Mawatha, Colombo Sri Lanka

Meet up with your group in the early morning at your Hotel,

Before boarding your tuk tuk for the day, take a short walk through the city’s central business district, where you’ll admire a number of colonial buildings. 

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Pettah, Colombo Sri Lanka

Continue aboard your motorized ride as you check out city sights like Colombo Harbour, the Fort Clock Tower, Colombo Lighthouse, and the President’s House. Then pass by Chatham Street, a now-trendy area that was off-limits for many years due to Sri Lanka’s civil war. Proceed from there to Pettah, a Colombo neighborhood that’s known for its diverse range of market stalls and the Red Mosque. Stop for 20 to 30 minutes to grab some street snacks or shop for bargains. 

As your nimble tuk tuk ducks and weaves in between people, buses and bikes, you’ll zoom onward to visit Wolvendaal Church, a colonial-era Dutch structure that dates back more than 360 years. Take a look at the church’s collection of old tombstones from the city’s historic Dutch governors and then have a talk with the church keeper, who can share insights into city history and culture. 

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Temple of Sri Kailawasanathan Swami Devasthanam Kovil, Colombo District Hindu Temple No.11/15, Kovil Street, Captain's Garden, Maradana, Colombo-10, Colombo 01000 Sri Lanka

Head next to Sri Kaileshwarm Kovil (Captain’s Garden Hindu Temple), the main worship site for Colombo residents, and then proceed to Independence Square, the location where Sri Lanka proclaimed its independence from British rule in 1948.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Gem Museum, 43 Ananda Coomaraswamy Mw, Colombo 00300 Sri Lanka

Srilanka has its finest Gem Industry and the Island was called "Island Of Gems" at Ancient times.

You will be taken to a Gem Museum to see the History of Gem with Cutting and Polishing experience

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Bluefield Tea Gardens, #54, Haig Road, Colombo Sri Lanka

Head to a Tea Factory where you can get the experience of pure Ceylon Tea with tasting it (Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry) are very famous flavours among them

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, 61 Sri Jinaratana Road, Colombo Sri Lanka

Make the last stop of the day at Gangaramaya Temple, one of the most important Buddhist temples in Colombo. 

Explore the architecture and paintings of this religious site before cross the street to Bera Lake, where you can learn more about the some of the contemporary issues like pollution facing city residents. Finish the trip with a drop-off back at your original starting point.

Duration: 1 hour

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  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Tuk Tuk fare
Not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Sri Kailawasanathan Swami Devasthanam Kovil
  • Entry/Admission - Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • As the tour visits temples, please do not wear shorts or sleeveless tops. Given the climate in Colombo, light, breathable clothes and fabrics are recommended.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Susan S
5 | 2019-08-12

We took this morning tour as an introduction to Colombo as we just moved here for a year. Quick response from the company when I had questions about a pick-up place since we were not at a hotel. Our guide, Shiyam, was awesome. Pick-up was right on time. He explained sites as we drove by and was an excellent guide when we went into temples, quietly explaining the traditions, etc. We did not feel rushed and he said several times that he could take us to other places of interest if we wanted. He is an experienced driver (20+ years) and we felt safe as he weaved in and out of traffic along with the rest of the tuk tuks and cars. It was enjoyable to talk with him about many things throughout the morning. He also bought us a bottle of water, refusing payment, when we mentioned we were getting thirsty. I highly recommend this tour!

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