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Colombo Guided Sightseeing And Food Tour

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Start time

    4:45pm

  • Duration

    3 hours

Inclusions
Local English-speaking guide Food and refreshment Bottled water

Key Highlights

  • Dig into Colombo’s street food scene and eat, eat, eat your way through the city like a local!
  • Sample Colombo’s unique mix of Sinhala, Muslim, Tamil, and Malay cuisines
  • Explore the busy streets of Pettah and witness the hustle and bustle of the local markets
  • See iconic sites like Fort Station, the Red Mosque, and the Khan clock tower
  • Hang out on the strip where locals like to chill out after a busy day
  • Both printed or smartphone vouchers accepted

Overview

Discover Colombo’s iconic sites while tasting typical Sri Lankan street food like hoppers, wadai, and kothu from the places where locals love to snack! Wander past the busy markets and down a street that’s full of little shops and vendors selling everything from saris to leather bags and even fake branded watches! Soon it’ll be time for your first food stop! Visit a popular local eatery, where you’ll get to sample some traditional cuisine, including hoppers and savory snacks. Head next to the famous Red Mosque, which is a revered place for Colombo’s Muslim community. Men on the tour may venture inside for a peek, but unfortunately women are not allowed. From there, it’s back to the treats! Colombo’s main street is home to the famous Bombay Sweet House, known for its falooda and saruwath drinks as well as its sweets. Further down the street you’ll stumble across some achcharu (pickle) carts with different kinds of pickles. The Sri Lankan pickle is typically very spicy so test to see if you can handle the heat! Also see several shops selling varieties of what the locals call murukku and are crunchy, flavored, fried bits of flour or chick peas. Pass by the Khan clock tower where all road distances in Colombo are measured from this tower, the harbour, and the old colonial buildings such as the Grand Oriental Hotel and the Cargills building. We’ll stop at the Old Colombo Dutch Hospital which is now a renovated complex and hosts some 5-star restaurants, fancy shops, and some decent bars and pubs. Those who want can stop for a quick beer or drink here. Continue your Colombo food walk toward the Galle Face Green, passing many street food shops and stopping to sample local snacks such as prawn and crab wade along the way. Your final stop will be the famous Nana’s kothu shop, where you can have dinner and experience the Sri Lankan kothu (a Sri Lankan roti of vegetables or meat and spices). The Galle Face Green is where locals come to relax after a busy day, and you’re likely to see families and couples playing, flying kites, or just enjoying the cool evening breeze. About The Supplier: Urban Adventures are a handpicked network of 150+ global destinations, locally owned and operated by professional and passionate urban explorers. Collectively they create and run 1000's of fun and unique day tour itineraries that support local communities and help travelers uncover the local side of a city. Urban Adventures has a team of passionate guides who are the heart and soul of the tours and guarantee a great time.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Start time

    4:45pm

  • Meeting Point

    Make you way to the Sir Henry Steel Olcott statue, located in front of Colombo Fort Railway Station (Colombo 01). The railway station is very easy to find and all the tuk-tuk drivers know it.

  • Ending Point

    Tour ends at Galle Face Hotel, Colombo 03, located at the south end of Galle Face Green

Inclusions & Exclusions

Local English-speaking guide Food and refreshment Bottled water
Local English-speaking guide Food and refreshment Bottled water

Please note

Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Pick up times are approximate. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organized activity to reconfirm.

So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 15 mins early.

Please wear light, but modest clothing.

If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides a tip — though not compulsory — is appropriate.

Our supplier can allow maximum of 6 people on the tour to go ahead.

Please mention in the special request section at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6.

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