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Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems: Best of Colombo Private Tour provided by Withlocals

Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems: Best of Colombo Private Tour

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Recommended by 94% of travellers
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AU$44.58
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 01/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 01/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Independence Square
    Independence Square, Colombo 00700, Sri Lanka
    Independence Square in front of the plaquette
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  • 1
    Independence Square
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 2
    Viharamahadevi Park
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 3
    Colombo Municipal Council
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 4
    Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 5
    Pettah Floating Market
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 6
    Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 7
    Sri Ponnambalam Vanesar Kovil
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 8
    Colombo Lighthouse
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 9
    Galle Face Green
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    Baladaksha Mawatha
    Baladaksha Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka
    Enjoy a prawn cake tasting and stroll down the seaside at Galle Face Green, locals' favourite hangout spot. Time to say goodbye to your local host!
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Important Information
Departure Point
Independence Square, Colombo 00700, Sri Lanka
Duration
3h
Return Details
Baladaksha Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Private tour
  • Exotic bananas tasting
  • Prawn cake tasting
  • Hoppers tasting
  • Entrance tickets
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Extra Food and Drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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.
35Reviews
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IntrepidGal wrote a review Mar. 2020
NYC17 contributions9 helpful votes
The day after my wife and I arrived in Colombo, we were led on a four-hour walking tour by Chinthaka, a very personable and knowledgeable guide. Having grown up in Colombo, he knows the city quite well and his English language skills are terrific as he went to university in
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Carolynne B wrote a review Mar. 2020
Civitavecchia5 contributions1 helpful vote
We arranged to meet Chinthaka at the port gate and it was great. A good mix of culture information, walking, tuk tuk ride and visiting the market. We tasted different types of bananas, vegetable crisps cooked in the street and had tea with the locals. Great host would recommend
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purplepurchaser wrote a review Mar. 2020
Annapolis, Maryland24 contributions12 helpful votes
We met our guide, Ishaan at Independence Square. It was confusing because we didnt have an exact location to meet. Fortunately, a police officer assisted us with a telephone call to Ishan and directed us to the meeting spot. Ishan was a fantastic host. His English was great,
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Date of experience: February 2020
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JSBroker wrote a review Feb. 2020
Flein, Germany66 contributions38 helpful votes
Priyantha was a perfect guide for us. He picked us up an drove us with his car all around Colombo with many, many interessting information about the City and Buddishm. He is friendly and very polite. But the best was at the end. We asked him not to bring us back to the staring
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prasanna wrote a review Jan. 2020
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Exciting day with Prasanna. Nice guy with history knowledge and we recommend to use his services. Prasanna picked us with his Toyota from the Cruise ship on time, 4-5 hours tour of Colombo.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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About the operator

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By: Withlocals
WingsNBings
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A Sri Lankan Holiday from our Home
Our evening with Dulshan was amazing! Dulshan was warm, welcoming and a great chef! Not only did he teach us a wond
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230maddyk
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Sri Lankan culinary magic!
Dulshan was a delightful teacher. We had a fun and informative time making a chicken curry and a potato curry. The
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Michael C
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Delicious Sri Lankan cooking
Second cooking class we have taken with Dulshan! This time we made devil chicken and tempered rice. The food was de
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Stephaniewallbank
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Virtual curry cooking class
A great birthday iso present for my husband- we both enjoyed it very much! Dulshan is a very warm, funny chef with
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dvanotterdijk
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Lovely experience
Great experience! Dulshan is a really nice and funny person. It really felt like we were in the same room with him.
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tomhM9370LF
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Amazing experience
We cooked remotely for my sisters birthday, our guides were incredible, the food was amazing and the experience was
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cindycar123
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Must do
Had the most amazing experience Dulshan was lovely and funny. He was entertaining and also patient and felt like he
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karenjI9611RO
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Fun in Sri Lanka
He was a greater instructor, patient took us step By step and very entertaining and friendly- gave us tidbits abou
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MMBH30
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Waste of money. Never got an experience ar all. Inable to change datecandctome as promised and was called st wrong time:
Allow customer to change date. Ensure communication with provider works and you are xalled at correct time.
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Sooziesus
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Fantastic coking class and delicious curry!
Fantastic cooking class with Dulshan! He provided a fun, informative class and the curry was delicious! Seriously o
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burtandsarah
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Sri Lankan curry cooking class and culture with Dulshan
Dulshan taught and entertained a group of about nine of us with humor, facts, demonstration, cooking tips and endle
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789sallys
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Terrific!!
My first time cooking a curry dish and it turned out great! The class was such fun. Dulshan managed our group with
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318SamR
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Delicious
A small group of us met virtually in Dulshan's kitchen, as a chance to meet across London, Kent and Sydney. It work
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R8396GOsamb
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Best COVID-19 night in ever.
Such a brilliant experience. Us in our kitchen in Manchester and our incredible host from her kitchen with the powe
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Shanita_05
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Great experience!
We loved the class with Dulshan and the food was super tasty at the end - it was a very enjoyable experience!
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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