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Colombo City Tour by Tuk Tuk

Highlights
  • Explore Colombo's top attractions during a city Tuk Tuk tour
  • Weave through Colombo's notorious maze of alleys, pedestrians and buses aboard your nimble ride
  • Visit Colombo monuments like Wolvendaal Church and Independence Square
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Colombo City Tour by Tuk Tuk
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Colombo City Tour by Tuk Tuk
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Overview
Get an intimate look at the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo during this 3.5-hour sightseeing trip by tuk tuk with a small group. Travel like Sri Lankan locals do as you weave through traffic, stopping to check out city landmarks like Colombo Harbour, the Pettah neighborhood, Wolvendaal Church, Independence Square, Gangaramaya Temple, and much more.
What to Expect
Meet up with your group in the early morning at Colombo’s Water Fountain, Level 01, at the World Trade Center. 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.

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.

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. 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 at World Trade Center.
Reviews (20)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great way to see Colombo

I had a fantastic tour with Sujith, it gave me a great snapshot of Colombo in the limited time I had there. Sujith was an excellent guide! Professional and a pleasure to spend a few hours with. He is really knowledgeable and gave us good...More

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Scenic823136, Manager at Colombo Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you for your wonderful review. We are glad we provided you with our BEST DAY EVER. We hope to see you again. :)

Reviewed 1 November 2018
Excellent Guide and wonderful way to see Colombo!

We so enjoyed Sujith and found that the Tuk Tuk Adventure was a wonderful way to see all the sites of Colombo. Sujith was very knowledgeable and friendly.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Scenic823136, Manager at Colombo Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Hi, Thank you for your wonderful review. We are glad we provided you with our BEST DAY EVER. We hope to see you again. :)

Reviewed 20 October 2018
Colombo by Tuk Tuk

I was about to post a review when I read some of the wonderful reviews that concerned Sujith and the tour by Tuk Tuk. I can do no better than to say that everything that was written was accurate - his driver was courteous, patient,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Scenic823136, Manager at Colombo Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are glad we provided you with our BEST DAY EVER. We hope to see you again.

Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile
So informative!

Our guide Sujit was so informative of Sri Lankan history, politics etc. He was so accommodative of us as well, because we arrived later than our scheduled time. We can appreciate Sri Lanka so so so much more, knowing the cultures and different religions from...More

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colombourbanadventur, Manager at Colombo Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review, we are glad we provided you the BEST DAY EVER.we hope to see you again. Cheers :)

Reviewed 9 September 2018
Great introduction to Colombo

Had a very enjoyable morning getting around Colombo with Sujith, and his trusty tuk tuk driver. He was so knowledgeable about the city and .local customs. As we had already seen the Buddhist temple Sugith adapted the itinary to include other attractions we may be...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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colombourbanadventur, Manager at Colombo Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review, we are glad we provided you the BEST DAY EVER.we hope to see you again. Cheers :)

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Quy L
6 November 2018|
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Response from Scenic823136 | Property representative |
Hi, unfortunately any outsiders are not allowed to enter into the ports. however please send us an email to direct you to our starting point which would be just a few minutes of walk away from the ports.
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suenasar
8 September 2018|
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Response from kim l | Reviewed this property |
Hi I don't know as we wasn't staying there we was on a criuise we got a taxi to our agreed meeting point sorry I can't help.
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PrustDavies
15 July 2018|
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Response from kim l | Reviewed this property |
I would ask the company even though I think they will be booked up by now we booked well in advance but you never know they are well worth it if they can fit you in they are very knowledgeable, but 2 hours is not a lot of... More
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