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Food & Drink Tours in Colombo

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  • Katelyn M
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great Tuk Tuk tour that gives you the opportunity to try numerous dishes throughout the city of Colombo. Our driver picked us up from the hotel promptly and traversed the city with ease, shuttling us through bustling city markets. The food was delicious and versatile from a variety of restaurants. Highly recommend coming hungry though because it is a lot of food!!!
    Written 9 April 2024
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  • Nick L
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Everything was well organized and ran smoothly.
    Ashee arranged for us to be collected from our cruise ship and driven to the market to meet Nim.
    We wandered through the market and Nim introduced us to lots of new vegetables and fruits and spices. We got to try lots of things at the market and could decide what we wanted to cook that morning for our lunch.
    The people at the market were warm and friendly, and Nim shared his knowledge at every step.

    Next we took a TukTuk ride to Nims place. Away from the business of the city, with monkeys swinging in the trees, mongoos and other animals wandering around in the gorgeous surroundings outside his place.

    Then it was time to get to work. Nim gave us step by step instructions and what and why we were doing things.
    We cooked a jackfruit curry, an amazing fish curry, we made coconut sambal and coconut roti. All delicious!!! And washed down with a Sri Lankan beer.

    When it was time to get back to our ship, Nim had a car waiting to take us back on time for sailing.

    Really a wonderful day that gave us not just a taste of Sri Lankan food, but also the culture and the kindness.
    Written 16 February 2024
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  • Tour64064396771
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    great experience with super nice people in a real sri lankan home, we cooked a lot of different dishes. Its was my boyfriends birthday and our hosts even got him a small cake. You will not regret booking this.
    Written 14 April 2024
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  • Dale S
    Nonthaburi Province, Thailand8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Faizer met all our needs for transport and tour guide in one. Took us to all major sights, temples, tea house, and more. Flexible to take us where we wanted to go. Very kind, jovial, and polite. Highly recommended. Great value for money.
    Written 14 April 2024
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  • Stephany
    Hawalli, Kuwait11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wow! This was honestly the highlight of my Sri Lankan trip thus far. Kusal was a great guide; very informative, prompt and kind. He went above and beyond to make sure the tour was special from beginning to end. You can honestly tell he’s a genuine person and he loves his job. I’ve had countless tour guides around the world and he is literally the best one I’ve had. Book this excursion, guys. You won’t regret it.

    Thank you, Kusal! You deserve the best!
    Written 11 April 2024
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  • Allana
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Priyantha was an amazing guide and was very knowledgeable. The food tour was amazing. We got to try so many dishes which were all delicious!
    Written 13 January 2024
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  • Andrea B
    Singapore19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hi, I had an amazing time with Piumi at her place.
    She instructed me on how to cook authentic Sri Lankan food, she let me cook and followed step by step. We made a 6-meal course over 3 hrs but honestly I think we did even more! Such an interesting cruising, a mix of flavours and spices combined. Atmosphere was very friendly and genuine. Her parents (and dog!) were very interested too, so I guess I did everything properly!!

    Try and enjoy your own creations, dive into the Sri Lankan cuisine.
    Andrea
    Written 27 May 2022
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  • Kelly D
    Fuquay-Varina, NC15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nim was an excellent guide and cooking instructor. I had an absolutely mazing experience! I’m a professional chef myself and learned about so many new techniques, spices, aromatics and traditional cooking. He was a wonderful host in his kitchen and really enjoyed learning about this beautiful country and customs.

    I highly recommend attending a tour and class. You won’t be disappointed!
    Written 9 March 2024
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  • Ron67
    Sydney, Australia17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had the pleasure of meeting Schaffee Passela, the new restaurant manager at the restaurant of the Mandarina Hotel in Colombo. He looked after our needs all the time. We also had a lot of interesting conversations with him at breakfast and dinner times. The breakfast buffet was quite good and varied.
    We also would like to mention Mohamed Hiras, the F&B Executive, who was very pleasant to speak to.
    Written 22 March 2023
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  • Sharon S
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This trip was amazing would highly recommend . We were picked up from the meeting point , clear directions from the cruise ship which were easy to follow . It was a really fun day out from start to finish we saw so many places , we ate with the locals , drank fresh mango juice , went to a spice market . BRILLIANT DAY . Would recommend especially if you are on a cruise they guarantee to get you back on time
    Written 28 February 2024
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  • Meterc
    Celje, Slovenia20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This cooking class with the rustic tour guide was my birthday gift from my husband as he knows that I love different cooking experiences. It was one amazing experience with fun and knowledge. We visited Colombo’s biggest vegetable market as the first part of our tour to pick our own veggies. And that is the biggest market ever I have visited. Chef, Nim was a cool character with a great sense of humour and he did a great job in giving us the best experience. We cooked 3 curries with rice which turned out to be the most delicious local food we tasted. Nim, gave us some simple tips and techniques that we can follow when making Sri Lankan food at home. I would say this is the best birthday gift I got in years.
    Written 17 April 2019
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  • JOAN M
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The best rider and guide, clever, honest and fun. We recommend him , totally .We did a long tour around Colombo, stopping to take pictures , shopping all we needed
    Written 15 April 2024
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  • Nancy N
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We booked a van for 6 people and toured the sites and did some shopping as well. Our guide Khan was wonderful! He was charming, polite, friendly, and knowledgeable. He took us everywhere we wanted to go and stayed with us wherever we went to assist or answer any questions. The driver was great too. Whenever we came back to the van, he had already started it up so the a/c was flowing for our comfort. Khan's wife had just had a baby 12 hours earlier and he shared with us a photo of his beautiful little baby girl. He was a delight ,as was our entire day.
    Written 14 April 2024
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  • hpat
    London77 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We’ve just completed a 12day tour of Sri Lanka with Janaka, our driver/guide.

    From the moment we met to the moment we left to come back home to the UK, our experience with Janaka was great.

    A kind, charming and warm-hearted person that I would thoroughly recommend.

    Despite our flights being severely delayed, Janaka patiently waited for us and got us to our first destination safely.

    He is a safe, trustworthy and reliable driver. Our car was comfortable, spacious, and always kept clean.

    We had pre-planned our itinerary before we arrived and had booked our accommodation. Janaka arranged several great safaris for us. Doing this had benefits vs us booking it ourselves. For instance, Janaka came with us on the private safaris and was able to clearly communicate with drivers. This made for a better experience. We ended up seeing 50 elephants in our trip around Dambulla. And we were pleased to spot a leopard, bear, eagle and many animals at Yala national park.

    Our itinerary was 3nights Dambulla, 1night Kandy, 2nights Ella, 1 night Yalla, and 4nights at relaxing beach locations in the South.

    There were a few days where we didn’t need the car, but having one for the whole trip is very convenient.

    Janaka introduced us to several local fruits, stopped for photo opportunities and gave us suggestions for our itinerary.

    Communication through Whatsapp was great and easy.

    Overall, we had the best experience in Sri Lanka, and would recommend Janaka to anyone. We would love to return one day.
    Written 9 March 2024
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  • zafruddin s
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's so amazing holiday I had . I got more experience about ayurvedic learning. The guide also supported well. I'm thank for this tourism company. Wish Colombo travels.
    Written 31 January 2024
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