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Tours in Colombo

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Bus Tours
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Car Tours
10–12 hours
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AU$110.71
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Shore Excursions
4–5 hours
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City Tours
4 hours
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Bus Tours
6–9 hours
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AU$64.95
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Adventure Tours
3–4 hours
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AU$91.33
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City Tours
3 hours
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AU$41.65
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Luxury Car Tours
5–10 hours
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AU$206.67
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Cooking Classes
5 hours
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AU$75.58
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Bus Tours
10–12 hours
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AU$135.81
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Bus Tours
3 days
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  • Blend Balisany
    Erbil, Iraq10 contributions
    The Hello Travel agency where very professional. They organized the trip, booked hotels, arranged the transports and scheduled the visits according to my time of travel.

    Without them I could not see all these places in Sri Lanka within one week.

    Mr Dhanuka took care of everything very well. He advised me through all the necessary documents before travel and took my feedback every day for the convenience of the trip. He was so responsive if I ever needed to change anything in the plan.

    Mr Thushara, the driver and the guide, was best of his kind. He was a gentle, professional, humble driver. He had a tremendous amount of knowledge about the places that he takes me. He explained about the history, traditions, atmospheres, geography,…,etc. He was so kind and very respectful man.

    I definitely recommend them for travel and I will surely hire them again for my trip to Sri Lanka.
    Written 5 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Michelle L
    Pitstone, UK18 contributions
    The day starts really early - 4am, but this is neded as you travel quite a way - you are also able to sleep while your driver takes you; which is a plus!!
    A jeep is waiting for you at the meeting place which will take you for your safari. During our trip it rained most of the day, but this does not deter the driver or the guide as they want to give you the best trip possible. Even though it was raining (quite hard I might add) we managed to see 2 leopards, water buffolo out in the lake as well as a crocodile, an elephant walking by himself as well as a small herd. Once finished we were taken back to the meeting point to have lunch and to meet up with our own driver.
    On our way back to the hotel our driver also took us to a local turtle santuary - which was just amazing.
    Our driver, Danish, was just outstanding. With his knowledge and guidance of the trips and Sri Lanka made every trip/day just outstandingly amazing.
    Written 10 November 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • somersetgirl011
    Taunton, UK66 contributions
    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 and his team were very informative and refreshments were included throughout the tour. There were a couple of stops, first at a very prominent Buddist temple and later a small shopping arcade for those seeking souvenirs. Seeing the city from the top deck gave one a totally different perspective from being at ground level and was not rushed so it was well worth the charge of about £25. If you only have a day or two in Colombo this is well worth it.
    Written 11 June 2018
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Sophia R
    2 contributions
    We had an amazing trip! Our tour guide, Aaron, listened to what we wanted to do, which gave us a very personalized experience. We were even able to add a safari on to our trip! It was a long day 5a-10p, but Aaron was attentive to our needs, making the experience very enjoyable. We had such a good day that we booked additional tours through Apple Vacations. I would recommend them!
    Written 6 November 2021
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  • linnmaren98
    Tynset, Norway2 contributions
    We booked the trip the night before, with good help from the advicor on the site. Our driver picked us up at the hotel and customized the tour for what we wanted to do. The hotels we stayed at was also really nice, with good food.
    We got the most out of the three days and are so happy with our choise. Would definitly recommend!
    Written 14 April 2022
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  • Lucy
    1 contribution
    Our driver was so lovely and new so much about the area. He was really flexible which meant we could spend as long as we wanted to on different activities. The turtle conservation is a must and absolutely amazing to see- they’re doing such amazing work. To be honest every park of the day was amazing and unforgettable. I can’t recommend this tour enough. It’s well worth the money!
    Written 9 April 2022
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  • Happiness327986
    United Kingdom1 contribution
    We cannot rate this company more than this! A fantastic tour by Kingfisher Tours to explore and get the best sights covering in one day

    Our driver mohammed was super knowledgeable and he knows about his country very well

    Our Safari Drive at Minneriya National is fantastic, We spotted a lot of Elephants and many birds

    Highly Recommend!
    Written 5 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Mikkaau
    Newcastle, Australia172 contributions
    What a great way to see the sights in a short amount of time.

    My driver, Shan, was ready and waiting for me at my hotel and we headed off to explore the city.

    All the major sights were covered during the four hour trip..we also had a mango smoothie and did a little tea tasting too. Not forgeting the tasty coconut juice to start the trip!

    I highly recommend this great value tour. A memorable tuk tuk experience.
    Written 23 June 2022
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  • Amna Abu Jumaa
    2 contributions
    We came to Sri Lanka for our honeymoon, but we still wanted to see the other side of Colombo city, hidden places, true life in the capital.
    The tour was exceptional, the tour guide Sameer is super elegant, smart and knows how to treat the tourist, he knew exactly what we were looking for.
    He took us to the market to try fruits, coffee and local food, no additional fees were applied🥰🥰
    Written 5 June 2022
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  • Gaëlle Schauli
    8 contributions
    The staff made everything to make this tour possible and enjoyable. I discovered a lot of places that I wouldn’t see without them and I learnt a lot about the city. I highly recommend this tour!
    Written 23 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Sophia R
    2 contributions
    We had a really nice trip to Kandy! Our tour guide, Aaron, set up a tour of the Temple of the Sacred Tooth relic which was very informative. We also had a tour of a tea factory complete with tea tasting! And we made an impromptu stop at an elephant sanctuary. We had a really wonderful day thanks fo Apple Vacation and Aaron! Would recommend!
    Written 6 November 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Mzuribeachhhouse
    Hamburg, Germany1 contribution
    Danuka was great! Patient and went out of his way too to make sure I was comfortable. I would recommend him to anyone wanting to see Colombo and having a guide that cares about your experience
    Written 25 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Meander187604
    Berkhamsted, UK8 contributions
    I met Shiva at 10am having exchanged a few WhatsApp messages the day before. The tour was great - so many tastings of food ( depends how you count 11 - 20) and in places I would never have found for myself (7) . Shiva was friendly and informative and we went a variety of places.
    Highlights were an amazing samosa ( warm and moist and really tasty) at a popular short eats cafe, strange salty, sour and spicy fruits from a street vendor and the freshly made cassava chips at the market. The guy sliced the chips straight into a wok of oil. We finished the tour in a traditional restaurant where I was made to feel welcome by our lady host. A lovely Sri Lankan adventure.
    Written 29 March 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • bk_indigo
    Brooklyn, NY27 contributions
    I initially booked this trip with Apple Vacations Sri Lanka and they canceled without telling me! I was waiting in my hotel lobby for a full hour and they didn’t advise me my trip was canceled until 2 hours after that. Needless to say, I was disappointed as I’d wasted a full day and had to make last minute plans to compensate. I googled Mahaweli Tours and they had decent reviews so I thought I’d try them out—I was not disappointed. They were extremely responsive, accommodating and flexible and I was able to curate an itinerary similar to the one that Apple Vacations botched! The driver, Sanchitha, picked me up promptly and we were off to Dambulla. Sanchitha ensured I had money for the entry fee in rupees, advised me on temple protocols and on optimal times to conclude my visit. He was thoughtful with directions for Sigiriya and helped me navigate to avoid tourist traps (e.g. bogus guides that solicit at the base of the rock formation). I reached the summit in good time, had a nice beverage and then off to the Hurulu Eco Park to see wildlife. I think they should just call this place an elephant sanctuary as there really isn’t much to see but elephants. After seeing, over a dozen elephants, I was over it 45 minutes in. It was a 2 hour+ tour that I didn’t think was worth the $50 I paid for it. Still, it was nice to see—after, we headed back to Colombo in great time for me to run errands and eat dinner! All in all, Mahaweli met my needs and got me around safely with no issues. I’m grateful I went with them!
    Written 1 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Rod W
    Melbourne, Australia84 contributions
    Tuk Tu Safari is a MUST DO for those with little time to see Colombo. As a solo traveller, weaving my way through the city's notable attractions by tuk tuk was easy, fun and safe (and I'm sure couples and small groups would also have a great time). Pradeep and his colleague were great tour guides and while their business is still recovering from the impacts of the pandemic, I was made full aware of the little things that weren't yet available ie. the safari uniforms, branded tuk tuks, etc. A morning coffee at a local roaster was a great way to start the day. Temples and a fresh juice and fruit followed. Then came the markets and an impromptu stop at the Sinhalese Sports Club Cricket Ground where we snuck onto the ground. The tour finished with a traditional Sri Lankan lunch at a local cafe along the beachfront. I couldn't have asked for more. . .but I did, and the guys took me back the the market for more more photos before dropping me off at my hotel. Brilliant. Service above and beyond. Can't wait to do the sunset tour when I'm back in Colombo. Thanks guys!
    Written 30 April 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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