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Colombo City Day Tour provided by Lanka Tour Host

Colombo City Day Tour
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Recommended by 94% of travellers
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
6h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
20
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 13348P3
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel or port pickup and drop-off in Colombo
  • Local taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Seema Malakaya Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Negombo or any other area pickups (required, extra charges)
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Meet your cruising excursions representative who will be holding a small sign board of your name near the Gangway. Please do not move out of the meeting area after the Gangway. do not take the shuttle bus and go out of the port promises.
  • Ports:
  • Colombo Port
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Dress code is formal
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Recommend for pregnant travelers.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Inclusions
  • Hotel or port pickup and drop-off in Colombo
  • Local taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Seema Malakaya Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Negombo or any other area pickups (required, extra charges)
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Meet your cruising excursions representative who will be holding a small sign board of your name near the Gangway. Please do not move out of the meeting area after the Gangway. do not take the shuttle bus and go out of the port promises.
  • Ports:
  • Colombo Port
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Dress code is formal
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Recommend for pregnant travelers.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 17 Feb. 2021
A note from Colombo City Day Tour
When you get the Visa you should pay 12$ for Covid 19 Insurance and 40$ USD for PCR Test. Any further information Please contact us.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Seema Malakaya Temple
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Galle Face Green
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Independence Square
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
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devesh G
Pune, Maharashtra, India49 contributions
Couples
I did a Colombo city tour from Cruise as I had just 6-7 hours of transit in Sri Lanka and I must say the tour was more than just fantastic. Once I contacted them via whatsapp on their official number, they co ordinated me really well, sent me car, driver pictures one day before with exact timing and plan.

The driver was before time waiting for us, and he was really polite and giving all information and made our short time in Colombo very enjoyable.

The prices they have are I guess cheapest you can get in Colombo without compromising quality of tours. Recommended 100%
Written 19 February 2020
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Linda D
1 contribution
Excellent, Prompt customer service and personalised approach. Prices were really competitive. We would certainly book again Lanka Tour Host and recommend to friends and family. Thank you very much Chamika for your all arrangements.
Written 30 June 2022
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JuAbirached
Rio de Janeiro, RJ272 contributions
We were on a cruise stop. Our guide was amazing, was waiting for us at the port, took us to all the places we'd ask, and had so many knowledge to share. Also had a side job as our photographer. :) The car was new, clean, had bottled water and even wi-fi. Couldn't recommend more.
Written 4 January 2020
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Philip M
Melbourne, Australia63 contributions
Couples
As we only had the one day in Colombo, this was a great tour to see the sights of Colombo & get a feel for the city. We booked the tour online, with a significant cost saving compared to our ship's shore excursion options. We were picked up directly from the port, right alongside our ship. With approx. 20 people on the tour, we were able to move around quite quickly.
Written 6 February 2018
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nylizva
Cochrane, Canada9 contributions
Couples
Though we were picked up at our ship on time (9am), our tour did not get properly underway until 9:50 am as we spent 50 minutes hunting down 2 other tourists who went to the incorrect meeting place. Never found them, and bad decision by tour guide to delay the rest of us with little explanation. What was advertised as a 6 hour tour was no such thing. We were back at our shop just before 2 in the afternoon. DC, our guide, gave little commentary on the bus as we drove from site to site, to the point where we had to ask where we were when we arrived at one of the temples. He actually "took a vote" about whether to visit the fusion temple. Majority ruled and we did not, another poor decision in my view on the part of the guide. We went to a Ceylon Tea Factory and were told that we would sample their tea. That did not happen for the majority of the guests. Our guide parked himself at a table near the entrance and only 4 of 22 tour guests who happened to be seated at the table with him got samples of Ceylon tea. After the tea stop, we were advised that the tour was over in spite of the fact we were only a bit over 3 hours in from our delayed start time. When some on the bus wanted a shopping stop, DC initially balked, saying it would be hard for him to find everyone afterwards. Bad choice of words, it seemed as though he just wanted to finish his day as quickly as possible. As a result of this disappointing tour, my partner and I came away with a dim view of Colombo. I would caution any who book this tour to print out the promised itinerary and make sure it is met. If not, get an explanation and a substitute activity.
Written 27 April 2018
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CathrinaNZ
14 contributions
Couples
We were picked up at our hotel and shown around the highlights of the city. The driver was informative, the car was clean and air conditioned. We were able to drop some of the activities on the itinerary and substitute with others.
Written 26 August 2018
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Vijay G
Navi Mumbai, India9 contributions
Couples
I connected with Sanota Walkers through internet and i found the team very trust worthy. Mr Chamika provided us all logistics supports in time and with English speaking knowledgeable drivers with nice Cars / Vans as asked. I highly recommend Sanota walkers to all my friends. All Best Mr Chamika :)
Written 26 November 2017
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Alliedkb1
Fort Lauderdale, FL202 contributions
Couples
Wow. Colombo sure has some incredible temples to see and this tour was just perfect for the day that we had here. My significant other and I were very pleased and def give it 5 stars. Could not have been better, and so convenient too by booking direct on here. As soon as we exited our ship, our driver named Dejean, was there waiting for us with sign in hand. We spent the next four hours in a comfortable, air conditioned car sightseeing the best sights in Colombo and some incredible temples too. We were able to capture some of the best pictures on this visit here too, and this was well worth the price and comfort. We had no plans to do this tour, but so glad we did. You will not be disappointed.
Written 24 December 2019
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fsdukejr
Federal Way, WA2,168 contributions
Couples
We were picked up in an air-conditioned Toyota Prius beside the ship on time at 9AM. For most other tours you must walk out of the port. Our driver / guide Chamika Mahasinghe provide a typed itinerary at the beginning and offered bottled water. His English was excellent and he seemed genuinely interested in explaining what we were seeing. I made the mistake of wearing shorts to enter temples so Chamika provided a wrap around skirt to make me "legal". The temples were fascinating and took most of the time. We have seen dozens of Hindu and Buddhist temples before but these were well worth visiting. The town hall was a drive-by and Independence square was just a short stop. We made an obligatory stop for bathroom and tea at a fancy gem shop but did not want to buy anything. My wife did some shopping at Odel's department store. It was a lot like Macy's with much better service and they accept credit cards. We have been on several private city tours on this trip and this one was by far the best with the most knowledgable guide. We saw all the places listed on about 3 of the ship tours for less than the price of one of the ship's tours..
Written 9 February 2019
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Renjith Kumar P
Secunderabad, India13 contributions
We had a great tour guide who was patient and helpful during the Colombo city tour. Nadeeka our guide was very cooperative and ensured we had our own time in completing the visit. He was in no hurry to rush through the trip.
Written 2 January 2019
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Great day
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Great day
Picked up on time from our hotel, though we had woken up late so didn't have time for breakfast. Fortunately our ac
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Must do, even in lockdown.
Amazing tour with Chamika. Though some places are closed because of lockdown, Chamika ensured we went to the sites
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