Immerse yourself in Colombo's vibrant and unique culture with this fun walking tour of the bustling city! Meet up with your guide at the entrance of entrance of Galadari Hotel for a brief introduction to the city, then begin exploring the city's engaged streets. In the outer streets of Pettah, you'll see the market district where the streets are full of a variety of goods, from textiles to electronics, to spices and souvenirs. From there, head to the Old Dutch museum where you can feast your eyes on the pristine architecture of the mansion that was built in the latter parting of the 17th century. Learn about the city's fascinating history and colonial past from your local, English-speaking guide, as you explore the area. Head to Colombo's busiest districts, and see Fort, the Old Dutch hospital, and numerous high end restaurants, bars, and shops. Head to the lighthouse and enjoya few moments of quiet as you get an awesome view of the city, before you stop by a local restaurant to enjoy a delicious meal! Once you're done, you'll walk back to the meet up point with your group, before the tour concludes.
Sri Lankan cuisine is unique, tantalizing, and a colorful journey that seems impossible to cover in a day, but this two and a half hour tour will get you to the tastiest morsels right away! Meet your food guide outside Colomobo's Galadari Hotel and begin a food walk around the city that will tease your taste buds and leave you hungry for more. You'll be visiting local street vendors, restaurants, and even get to observe food being prepared street side so you can discern how they are made. It's an eye opening tour not just about the food, but also about the culture within the city that is reflected in its food. You'll learn about Sri Lankan culture, norms, and its cuisine, as you taste hoppers, pickles, try drinks like the King Coconut drink, and more. You'll discover the characteristics that make Sri Lankan cuisine set apart from the others, such as their variations in rice and curry, local favorites on cooking methods and spices, and more. After sampling the snacks, you'll sit down to a good lunch or dinner to truly get a great taste of the cuisine. You'll return to your hotel with local sweets and vivid memories of the delectable tastes of Sri Lanka.
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What people are saying about Walking Tours in Colombo
Colombo street food can be a bit a mystery to outsiders. But once you know where to look, it's a very savoury and unique cuisine built from some many cultures. The tour lets try the best local treats and entrees without worry. The operator is VERY helpful...willing to customise for any request so you can learn as much as possible about the culture and cuisine. I can't recommend this tour enough to friends travelling the Sri Lanka for the first time. Amazing tour with a local.