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The True Essence of Colombo: Private Highlights & Hidden Gems Tour

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    Stop At: Independence Square, Independence Avenue, Colombo 7 Sri Lanka

    Meet your host at the Independence Square. Admire the authentic architecture of the Independence Square Memorial Hall

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Viharamahadevi Park, Colombo Sri Lanka

    Taste the famous Sri Lankan Hoppers while relaxing in the most beautiful park of Colombo

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Colombo Municipal Council, C W W Kannangara Mawatha, Colombo 00700 Sri Lanka

    Get surprised by a replica of the White House and admire a Golden Buddha statue

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, 61 Sri Jinaratana Road, Colombo Sri Lanka

    Discover the famous Gangarama Lake temple and its Buddhas museum

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Pettah Floating Market, Bastian Mawatha, Colombo Sri Lanka

    Explore the very local Pettah market and have a taste of 3 different kinds of bananas!

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque, Second Cross Street, Colombo 01100 Sri Lanka

    Get amazed by the impressive architecture of the Jami Ul Alfar Mosque

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Sri Ponnambalam Vanesar Kovil, Kotahena, Colombo Sri Lanka

    Visit a beautiful and quiet Hindu temple

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Colombo Lighthouse, Chaithya Rd, Colombo 00100, Sri Lanka

    Have a look at the Light House Tower and hear all about the new constructions in Sri Lanka

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Galle Face Green, Galle Road, 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!

    Duration: 20 minutes
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    Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

    My partner and I only had one day in Colombo and decided a tour would be the best way to see all the essentials. So glad we decided to go with The True Essence of Colombo! Our tour guide was Muditha. Pros: - Muditha was...More

    Thank 508Kay
    Reviewed 11 June 2019 via mobile

    I intentionally did a stopover in Sri Lanka. Chinthaka was such an amazing guide. I'm so happy that I found him to show me in around as I only had a few hours. I was able to experience a little bit of everything the historic...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Marqueeta H
    Reviewed 30 April 2019

    We had an amazing experience with Chinthaka as our guide on 4/11/2019.He was knowledgeable and articulate providing a local's perspective of the history of Colombo and its prospects for the near future. I learned more about the various religious customs than i could have anticipated....More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Paradise306715
    Reviewed 16 April 2019

    Our 4 hour tour of Colombo was brilliant - Chinthaka spoke excellent English and offered a comprehensive, lively tour. He met us at the cruise port gate - the tour was a combination of walking and tuktuks through the market and to all the key...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank annemarie123
    Reviewed 7 March 2019

    We had a great day touring Colombo with Prasana. His small A/C people carrier was spotlessly clean and the A/C was a huge bonus as it was a sweltering day ( 30*C ). We had our own itinerary which Prasana followed and he added a...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
    Thank 1NONLY
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    The Columbo port is controlled by the taxi union so the guide cannot pick you up at the port. We walked about 0.5 miles to the port entrance and that is where we met our guide. That is where we were dropped off at the end... More
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