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Colombo City Half Day Tour

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  • Free Cancelation - 24 Hrs Notice
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  • English
  • Private Group
  • Hotel Pick Up
  • Explore the vibrant colonial city of Colombo and visit its best and most popular sightseeing destinations!
  • Visit the beautiful Galle Face area and marvel at your luxurious surroundings as you walk around
  • Stop by the Town Hall, one of Colombo's landmarks along with Viharamahadevi Park and Independence Square
  • Drop by the floating market of Pettah, where you can check out and buy some of the awesome wares
  • explore the Sri Kaileswaram Hindu Temple, the oldest in Colombo, known for its vibrant ceiling artwork
  • Marvel at the beautiful Dutch-built churches with the magnificent and intricate carvings
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  • 24 Mar 2018
    Very informative and spend a whole day visiting thr old and new areas of Colombo. Even though they arrived late bcz of the traffic, they compensate it in the afternoon. The guide was speaking proper English

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  • Group of 4-7 (Per Person)

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    • Private tour
    • Transportation by air conditioned mini van
    • English speaking driver/guide
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Bottled water
    • Lunch
    • Entrance fees to Gangaramaya Temple

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    • Tips and gratuities (optional)

    US$ 12.00

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    • Entrance fees to Gangaramaya Temple

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  • Group of 2-3 (Per Person)

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    US$ 20.00

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    • Entrance fees to Gangaramaya Temple

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    • Entrance fees to Gangaramaya Temple

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    • Other meals and beverages
    • Tips and gratuities (optional)
What To Expect

Explore the bustling city of Colombo and see all of its best sights, all in half a day, with this fun and exciting tour! Get picked up at your hotel/accommodation, then head to the first stop of the tour, Sri Kaileswaram Hindu Temple, the oldest and largest temple in Sri Lanka. Marvel at its ornate architecture and intricate carvings as your guide tells you all about its history and significance, before you travel to the Galle Face, an area in the city known for its upscale and luxurious vibe. Breathe in some fresh air as you wander around the Town Hall, Viharamahadevi Park, and Independence Square, surrounded by lush greenery and vibrant flowers. Take a quick break for lunch with a stop at a local restaurant, where you'll get to savor authentic Sri Lankan flavors, then make a stop at Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple, with huge collections of fascinating artifacts, lavish architecture, and statues showing different artistic styles. Your last destination for the day is the floating markets at Pettah Market, where you'll get to see an awesome variety of local wares and a chance to interact with the locals! Spend some time perusing the products and looking for cool souvenirs, before you pack up and get dropped off back at your hotel.

colombo
Explore the vibrant city of Colombo for half a day with a local, English-speaking guide!
colombo
Marvel at the intricate carvings and lavish architecture as you explore temples in the area
railway station
Check out the Dutsch-style architecture of the buildings in the city
Independence Square
Visit Independence Square, surrounded by lush greenery and blooming flowers
pettah market
See some awesome local wares at the floating markets of Pettah Market
Activity Information
Confirmation

Confirmation:

  • You will receive a confirmation email and voucher instantly after booking
  • In the event that you do not receive an email from us, please check your Spam folder or notify us via email
Package Options

Pick Up Schedule:

  • 9:00am hotel pick up from within Colombo city limits

Vehicle Options:

  • Car (up to 3 people): Toyota Axio, Prius Hybrid, Premio/Honda Fit Shuttle or similar
  • Mini Van (4-7 people): Toyota KDH/Nissan Caravan or similar
Itinerary

Itinerary:

  • 9:00am hotel pick up in Colombo
  • 9:15am visit the famous Sri Kaileswaram Hindu Temple and the beautiful church
  • 10:15am proceed to the city's most famous Galle Face area and its luxurious surroundings
  • 11:15am visit Town Hall, Viharamahadevi Park and Independence Square
  • 1:00pm approx. break for lunch at a local restaurant
  • 2:00pm visit the famous Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple
  • 2:30pm make a stop at the floating markets in Pettah District, Colombo’s most important bazaar district
  • 3:00pm approx. drop off at hotel
Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • Children aged 0-3 can join the tour for free provided they do not occupy an additional seat
  • Child ticket: Age 4-11
  • The tour does not include a visit inside the Town Hall as it's a government building and entry is not permitted to outsiders
  • Ladies are required to cover up to enter the temples. Please wear long pants to cover your knees and a long-sleeved shirt or bring something to wrap around you to cover your shoulders. A scarf is also recommended for places that require you to cover your hair
  • Footwear must be removed before entering the temple, but socks may be worn
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • The itinerary sequence may change depending on the pick up location
How To Use
  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity
  • The voucher is valid only on the date and time specified

Hotel Pick Up:

  • Once confirmed, the operator will be in contact with you to reconfirm the pick up time and itinerary
  • The driver will pick you up directly from your hotel or specified pick up point. Please be at the pick up location 10 minutes prior to your scheduled pick up time
  • Please be patient in cases of unforeseen delays due to peak traffic time on certain routes
Cancelation Policy
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 24 hours prior to the activity
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Reviews (2) 4.0
  • Kobus 15 Aug 2018
    The trip was good, unbelievable how busy Colombo can get. Driving through the city was great while enjoying the architecture and sights.
  • Huseyin 24 Mar 2018
    Very informative and spend a whole day visiting thr old and new areas of Colombo. Even though they arrived late bcz of the traffic, they compensate it in the afternoon. The guide was speaking proper English
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