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Airport Layover Colombo City tour provided by Sri Lanka by Car

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Airport Layover Colombo City tour

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2 adults
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Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Pettah
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 2
    Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 3
    Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 5
    St Lucia's Cathedral
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
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  • 6
    New Kathiresan Kovil
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by
    Galle Face Green
  • 7
    Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 8
    Old Kathiresan Temple
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
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Important Information
Duration
4h
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • WiFi on board
  • Airport pickup & drop off
  • Entry/Admission - Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
  • Entry/Admission - St Lucia's Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - New Kathiresan Kovil
  • Entry/Admission - Old Kathiresan Temple
Exclusions
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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João Carlos F wrote a review Nov. 2019
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We had a great time with Shimaz and the "Sri Lanka by Car" tour. It was a wonderful experience and I would recommend them to anyone visiting the country.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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jpeyco wrote a review Aug. 2019
Tokyo, Japan61 contributions65 helpful votes
With a 16-hour connection at Colombo airport, I wanted to do a day tour around Colombo and Sri Lanka by Car customized an excellent itinerary. Starting with airport pickup at 6 am, we stopped for a local breakfast before going to Negombo to see local fishermen returning from sea
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Gregory K wrote a review Mar. 2019
Port Saint Lucie, Florida68 contributions30 helpful votes
The driver was late costing us a 45 minute delay by the time we found him. The restaurant stop became a fiasco when Mohammad, our guide, told us, after we were ordering, that he had paid almost the equivalent of $200 to book a table so that we needed to pay him in cash at the
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WindsorTenor wrote a review Nov. 2018
Windsor, Canada1,172 contribution132 helpful votes
We arrived by cruise ship and were promptly picked up at Gate 1 by Dulshan. Dulshan was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and eager to share his love of Colombo. A perfect combination of driver and tour guide, he showed us all the sites we wanted to see and tailored the day for us.
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Date of experience: November 2018
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somersetgirl011 wrote a review Jun. 2018
Taunton, United Kingdom66 contributions74 helpful votes
Colombo is one of the busiest cities we have ever visited. The driving is absolutely bonkers so taking a tour in an open topped double decker bus is probably the safest way to get an overview of this fascinating place, taking in historic buildings, temples and parks. The guide
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Date of experience: May 2018
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About the operator

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By: Sri Lanka by Car
Z1327RLdaves
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Refund not coming for a pre-booked tour.
This is more of a response to the Covid-19 event and the lack of being able to contact this company and to receive
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r4m
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Does the job
We had a car which took us on a tailored pre agreed itinerary over several days. The cars were modern and in good c
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travelingal51
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We had a ball with Winodan Dias in Galle
We were nearing the end of a 45 day trip when we arrived in Galle on our ship. He was early to meet us, ready to g
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731PaulW731
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Excellent guide/driver. Good value
We took a half-day tour. Our guide / driver, Asif was excellent and his knowledge of Colombo and Sri Lanka was com
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Traveler51022
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A long and tiring trip
it was a fantastic,but a very tiring excursion also.We left the hotel at 07:00 in the morning and returned at 10:00
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Fearless09469990351
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Awesome tour
Great intro tour for first timers! Great communication, excellent service, we had fabulous day exploring Colombo! T
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Torontofrequentflyer
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Colombo worth visiting but ...
This tour was disappointing. Our driver was punctual. The guide who joined us was ok, a bit difficult to understand
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Laura D
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Phenomenal!
Really great tour! Really enjoyed it. Lots of great sites and history, culture. Amazing pictures. Guide was very k
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Cpena969
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Great experience
Fantastic time. Knowledgeable tour guide. Tailored the time for our experience and interests. Let us know about oth
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manjit n
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Service Par Excellence
Kanishka picked us up from Galle to Colombo where we embarked on a half day city tour. Very informative guide. Supe
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216berniep
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Private Half Day Tour Colombo Sri Lanka
Chandana was waiting for us at the Cruise Port. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour. The car was comfortable & cool. Cha
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robinbM9380CZ
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Great day trip from kandy to sigiriya
Had a great trip to include dambulla caves and a spice garden. We have had 4 different drivers out of kandy for var
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vlw_12
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Perfect Private Tour
Our driver, Winodan was waiting for us as we exited the cruise ship. He took us to the major points of interest to
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Treasure21
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Nice way to see the city
Despite some initial hick ups with being picked up from the port (a security incident the night before at the port)
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401lynleym
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Dambulla and Sigiriya
A long day due to the distance and traffic but well worth it to view these fascinating sites. Excellent Driver and
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Key Details
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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