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Airport Layover Colombo City tour provided by Sri Lanka by Car

Airport Layover Colombo City tour

Airport Layover Colombo City tour
4.5
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4h
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    4h
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Spending a long layover in the Colombo International Airport can be tedious. Leaving the airport to explore the city can be a much better alternative if you have enough time. Visa requirements aren't much hassle. With this private airport layover city tour, we take you to explore Colombo city with a certified tourist guide in a luxury air-conditioned car or minivan. Could be a great introduction to the country if you plan to visit on a later date.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 17652P34
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
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
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Airport immigration clearance requires at least 30 to 45 minutes after you have landed Your chauffeur will meet you at the waiting lounge, will be holding your name.
  • Airports:
  • Bandaranayake Intl Airport, Colombo Sri Lanka
Additional information
  • 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
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
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Airport immigration clearance requires at least 30 to 45 minutes after you have landed Your chauffeur will meet you at the waiting lounge, will be holding your name.
  • Airports:
  • Bandaranayake Intl Airport, Colombo Sri Lanka
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Pettah
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    St Lucia's Cathedral
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 6
    New Kathiresan Kovil
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Galle Face Green
  • 7
    Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 8
    Old Kathiresan Temple
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
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João Carlos F
3 contributions
Nov 2019 • Friends
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.
Written 1 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

jpeyco
Tokyo, Japan62 contributions
Jul 2019
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 to sell their live seafood in local markets. We then drove along the beautiful coastline with nice beaches and ocean views. We continued onto Colombo city to see churches and temples, hopped on local trains at the train station, and went to the Galle Face hotel and sea walk where locals walk along the shore. The tour ended back up at the airport comfortably for an excellent tour. Overall the people were very kind and everywhere felt safe. Thank you very much to Kumar for customizing a perfect tour based on my preferences and his blue car was very clean and easy to get around!
Written 10 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Gregory K
Port Saint Lucie, FL69 contributions
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 restaurant rather than using credit cards. This cost us at least 45 minutes more as not everybody had enough clean cash. We also spent 30 minutes driving around after the restaurant and then went back to the restaurant to pick up Mohammed. The delays resulted in a very brief stop at the local market. At the Buddhist temple,
the driver kept standing next to whatever we wanted to photograph resulting in pictures of him taking photos of us. The boat trip was great, and the restaurant food very good.
Written 13 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

WindsorTenor
Windsor, Canada1,184 contributions
Nov 2018 • Friends
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. His "private" tour of the Buddhist temple was a highlight as he completely understood and could explain his beliefs.

I would highly recommend Sri Lanka by Car and definitely would ask for Dulshan!

Thank you!
Written 14 November 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

somersetgirl011
Taunton, UK66 contributions
May 2018
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.

Ansley
5 contributions
Jun 2018 • Solo
Firstly the communications with the team was great to set up the tour. Kumar then took me around with lots of information about the city. He took his time to show me the place and was accommodating to my requests. Highly recommended and will join them for other tours the next time I am back in Sri Lanka.
Written 4 June 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

sparklessoft2015
Pakistan21 contributions
Jan 2018 • Family
Colombo city Tour was an excellent and Chauffeur was excellent and guided well. I was not aware about Colombo but Chauffeur expressed everything in detail and total 4 hrs was in my tour but I got 1 extra hr due to children as children was much exciting to know more so total 5 hrs we took and I was expecting Chauffeur will demand extra charge but

NO EXTRA CHARGES DEMANDED

and it was very very positive point that showcased hospitality of SiriLankan
Written 24 January 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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