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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
USD 55.00
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.
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1 - 5 of 11 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Best Day Ever! Colombo by Tuktuk with Urban Adventures

Colombo Urban Adventures should last for around 3.5 to 4 hours. Meeting place is at the Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct. Colombo by Tuktuk should take you to at least 5-6 places for the day, going around mostly historic and religious landmarks around Colombo. What I...More

Thank kpunzal
colombourbanadventur, Manager at Colombo Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful review and we hope to see you again. :)

Reviewed 26 May 2018
A great morning introduction to Colombo

This was the first of many business-related visits to Colombo, and took a free morning for a Tuk Tuk tour guided by Sujit (and a trusted driver). He did a *great* job of first giving an overview of Sri Lankan history, and then we were...More

1  Thank Ken O
colombourbanadventur, Manager at Colombo Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018

We are glad you experienced your BEST DAY EVER. we hope to see you again. Thank you for your review. :)

Reviewed 2 May 2018
Only way to travel

A fabulous full morning you will love this trip. Our host Sujithkanth was a great ambassador, full of knowledge showing us the main sights with a bit of history to every place we went. All from the thrilling seat in a tuk tuk in which...More

1  Thank samdaisytoby
colombourbanadventur, Manager at Colombo Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

We are glad you enjoyed our BEST DAY EVER !! Thanking you for your review. We are looking forward for your next trip. :)

Reviewed 1 May 2018
Thanks for the memories

Our guide for the day was on time, polite,and very knowledgeable. I had the time of my live, infact every time I see a picture of a tuk tuk it makes me smile and laugh, the places they took us and told us about was...More

Thank kim l
colombourbanadventur, Manager at Colombo Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Hi Kim, Thank you for your review. Much appreciated :)

Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile
Friendly informative city tour by tuk tuk

Only two of us with local guide Kiesho and his (cousin) driver who looked after us exceptionally well. Kiesho was punctual, easy to understand, very informative and a very nice person. He was able to give us detailed explanations on the Hindu and Buddhist Temples...More

Thank lpl51
colombourbanadventur, Manager at Colombo Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Thanks for your response. we are glad we were able to give you the BEST DAY EVER!!

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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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