Make you way to the Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct entrance (opposite World trade center), Bank of Ceylon Mawatha, Colombo 01
Tour ends at World Trade Center
Head down narrow streets, past monuments, and into Colombo’s most significant spots, exploring the way locals get around — by tuk tuk! Your first stop will be the Colombo harbour, and en route you’ll swing past the President’s House, the Fort Clock Tower, and the Colombo Lighthouse. From there, pass through Chatham Street, which keeps adding new restaurants, pubs, and bars to its scene. This section of Colombo is particularly fascinating given that it was closed to the public for more than 30 years due to civil war and security considerations. Stop briefly in front of the former passenger terminal gate in the Colombo harbour before moving on to the heart of the trading district in Colombo — the busy streets of Pettah.
You can hop off the tuk tuk and spend 20–30 minutes exploring the busy streets of Pettah on foot from the Red Mosque to the market stalls. Meander around, sampling local food and drinks, or shopping in the colourful shops of the market. If you’re unsure where to start, your local guide will happily point you in the right direction. Finally hop back into the tuk tuks and begin navigating the narrow streets of Pettah. Discover the beautiful Wolvendaal Church, which, at more than 360 years old is the oldest Dutch reformed church in Sri Lanka. Head next to Captain’s Garden Hindu Temple, aka the Sri Kaileshwarm Kovil, and the main place of worship for the many Hindus of Colombo. Walk around the temple, marveling at the colourful paintings and murals, talk to devotees, and witness a special blessing (if you’re lucky!).
Back in the tuk tuks, set off for Independence Square, where Sri Lanka claimed independence from the British in 1948. The monument and park here are of great significance to Sri Lankans. Your last stop of the day will be the famous Gangaramaya Temple known for its architecture, paintings, and collection of artifacts from various historical eras. If time permits, you can take the bridge that leads to the temple on the lake across the temple, Seema Malaka. From there, your Colombo tuk tuk tour will come to an end as you head back to the World Trade Center.
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.
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.
As the tour visits temples, please do not wear shorts or sleeveless tops. Given the climate in Colombo, light, breathable clothes and fabrics are recommended.
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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