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Colombo City Tour by Tuk Tuk provided by Colombo Urban Adventures

Colombo City Tour by Tuk Tuk

Colombo City Tour by Tuk Tuk
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Last updated: 14 Oct 2020
A note from Colombo City Tour by Tuk Tuk
All tours follow the latest local health authority advice, including mask usage and social distancing. Urban Adventures has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which recognises companies that have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols.
What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Explore Colombo like a local—in a tuk-tuk 3-wheeler—on this fun small-group tour. There’s no need to worry about negotiating the fare or planning the route: Your guide does all the work. See sights from Colombo Harbor to the President’s House; shop for snacks and bargains at Pettah’s market stalls; and admire Wolvendaal Church, Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple, and the Temple of Sri Kailawasanathan Swami Devasthanam Kovil.
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.
Highlights
Nip, dive, and weave through Colombo’s traffic in a tuk-tuk 3-wheeler
Explore heritage sites, back alleys, markets, and even Bera Lake
Sample Sri Lanka’s favorite king coconut, a super-sweet variety
Capped at 12 travelers—in multiple tuk-tuks—for a more personal adventure
What to expect
Meet up with your group in the early morning at Colombo’s Water Fountain, Level 01, at the World Trade Center. Before boarding your tuk tuk for the day, take a short walk through the city’s central business district, where you’ll admire a number of colonial buildings. Continue aboard your motorized ride as you check out city sights like Colombo Harbour, the Fort Clock Tower, Colombo Lighthouse, and the President’s House. Then pass by Chatham Street, a now-trendy area that was off-limits for many years due to Sri Lanka’s civil war. Proceed from there to Pettah, a Colombo neighborhood that’s known for its diverse range of market stalls and the Red Mosque. Stop for 20 to 30 minutes to grab some street snacks or shop for bargains. As your nimble tuk tuk ducks and weaves in between people, buses and bikes, you’ll zoom onward to visit Wolvendaal Church, a colonial-era Dutch structure that dates back more than 360 years. Take a look at the church’s collection of old tombstones from the city’s historic Dutch governors and then have a talk with the church keeper, who can share insights into city history and culture. Head next to Sri Kaileshwarm Kovil (Captain’s Garden Hindu Temple), the main worship site for Colombo residents, and then proceed to Independence Square, the location where Sri Lanka proclaimed its independence from British rule in 1948. Make the last stop of the day at Gangaramaya Temple, one of the most important Buddhist temples in Colombo. Explore the architecture and paintings of this religious site before cross the street to Bera Lake, where you can learn more about the some of the contemporary issues like pollution facing city residents. Finish the trip with a drop-off back at your original starting point at World Trade Center.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 30348P1
Call +852 30184991
Important information
Inclusions
Local English-speaking guide • Tuk Tuk fare • Bottled water • Taste of King Coconut. • Entry/Admission - Colombo • Entry/Admission - Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Exclusions
Food and drink • Items of personal nature • Gratuities
Duration
4h
Departure details
Dutch Hospital - Shopping Precinct, Hospital St, Colombo 00100, Sri Lanka
World Trade Center, 1 Bank of Ceylon Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Inclusions
Local English-speaking guide • Tuk Tuk fare • Bottled water • Taste of King Coconut. • Entry/Admission - Colombo • Entry/Admission - Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Exclusions
Food and drink • Items of personal nature • Gratuities
Departure details
Dutch Hospital - Shopping Precinct, Hospital St, Colombo 00100, Sri Lanka
World Trade Center, 1 Bank of Ceylon Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Duration
4h
Return details
World Trade Center, 1 Bank of Ceylon Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Infants must sit on laps
Children must be accompanied by an adult
A maximum of 12 people per booking
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.
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Most travellers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Dutch Hospital - Shopping Precinct
    Hospital St, Colombo 00100, Sri Lanka
    See address & details
  • 1
    Port of Colombo කොළඹ වරාය கொழும்பு துறைமுகம்
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Pettah Market
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Christian Reformed International Church
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    ஸ்ரீ கைலேஸ்வரம் கோவில் - Sri Kaileswaram Temple - ශ්‍රී කෛලේශ්වරම් කෝවිල
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 6
    Independence Square
    Stop: 35 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    World Trade Center
    1 Bank of Ceylon Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka
    See address & details
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4.5
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Kerri M
Alice Springs, Australia125 contributions
History, culture and more
What a great way to spend my last day in Sri Lanka - fun exploring in a tuk tuk. I was fortunate to be the only one and thank you to Sujith for taking extra time to impart a wealth of knowledge. I truly valued the time at the Hindu temple. This is a great opportunity to see a lot in a short time.
Written 1 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for your wonderful review. We are glad to know that you have experienced our BEST DAY EVER program by Tuk Tuk. We hope to see you again soon.
Written 3 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Samantha W
Colombo, Sri Lanka136 contributions
Colombo by tuk tuk
A wonderful tour filled with history and culture. Our guide was very knowledgeable and explained things clearly and showed us places that were very interesting.
We were lucky enough to have the tour as just the three of us which made it personal and informative.
Our guide was clearly very knowledgeable about Colombo and knew many people which made the experience more enjoyable.
Written 23 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for your wonderful review. We are glad to know that you have experienced our BEST DAY EVER program by Tuk Tuk. We hope to see you again soon.
Written 26 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Maddie
12 contributions
What a great tour
Jul 2019 • Friends
We did the colombo city tour by tuktuk with our guide sujith. He did a great job and knows a lot about his city. He tooks us to the big sights in colombo. The drivers we're very friendly and safe in driving.
Written 10 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Madlaina, Thank you for taking part in our Colombo by Tuk Tuk tour and for the wonderful review you have presented us, Our guide did have a memorable day with all members of the group. We hope to see you again in any of our other adventures.
Written 10 July 2019
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Karen D
Longfield, UK29 contributions
A great snapshot
Mar 2019
We went around Columbo by Tuk Tuk and it was a great way to see the sights in a short space of time. Make sure you agree a price beforehand and specify exactly how much per person and how long your tour will be.
Written 6 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for your wonderful review. We are glad to know that you have experienced our BEST DAY EVER program by Tuk Tuk. We hope to see you again soon.
Written 24 June 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lora
Sydney, Australia5 contributions
explore the Colombo-fun way
Feb 2019 • Friends
It was really fun tour with the tuk tuk driver Kuma. He know where to go how to go..... very enthusiastic guy, and fun. This is the best way to explore any busy city-Tuk Tuk. We had real fun inside a Tuk Tuk for the first time. Local street markets and people very friendly. Wanna book again.
Written 29 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for this wonderful review. We are glad to have provided you with our BEST DAY EVER. We hope to see you again.
Written 30 April 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Steve Y
Portsmouth, UK95 contributions
THE best way to see Colombo.
Apr 2019
We booked a Colombo City Tour on our recent stay in the city.
Our safari guide Kavi (Short for Caviar) was the perfect host from the moment we met him! Witty, insightful, knowledgeable and so entertaining. Whether he was giving us details about a temple or simply chatting over dinner, he was the perfect host. Even when we had a minor Tuk-Tuk breakdown while Kavi was squeezing our way down an incredibly busy market street, he remained cool, calm and collected while he fixed it and got us back on the road.
If you’re thinking of booking a Tuk-Tuk Safari, just do it !!!
You’ll have such a good time and this is THE ONLY way to see Colombo! You’ll see things you’d never see on any other tour or by yourself!
Go on, treat yourself!
Written 18 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Shelli P.
34 contributions
Great introduciton to the city of Colombo
Feb 2019 • Couples
Our tour guide Rizak was wonderful. He was on time and wore an company logo'd t-shirt (which made it easy to follow him in the streets). Part of our tour was in the tuk tuk and part was a walking tour through the markets. Ended with a fantastic lunch at a local restaurant.
Written 22 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Shelli, It was indeed a great time with you and the rest. I am glad to have provided you with our BEST DAY EVER in Colombo. Thank you for your wonderful review and we hope to see you on another day. Cheers :)
Written 25 March 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Frass
Rye, Australia9 contributions
Great intro to Colombo
Great tour - would not have been able to walk it
Guide Suj (hope that’s correct) was fantastic, insights into culture, history and religions
Thoroughly recommend
Written 19 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for your wonderful review. yes, that's right. Sujith is a wonderful person to learn more of insights in Colombo and the country. We hope to see you again soon.
Written 21 March 2019
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Clarene M
Irvine, CA87 contributions
Great guide and tour
Feb 2019 • Couples
This was such a fun way to get around the city. Our guide was very friendly and a plethora of all kinds of information. We thoroughly enjoyed this tour with our small group. Highly recommend.
Written 11 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi There, Thank you for your wonderful review. Colombo by Tuk-Tuk is a great way to explore the city with all religious and cultural sights. Glad you enjoyed it. we will in fact share this review with our guide as well. We hope to see you again :)
Written 12 March 2019
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Townriders
Dubai, United Arab Emirates55 contributions
Fabulous way to see and learn about Colombo
We organised a private version of this tour to accommodate a later start time (having arrived late the night before). Our guide Suj and two drivers were really knowledgable and passionate about giving us an overview of the city, Sri Lanka’s history and the prevalent religions of the country. They chatted to us constantly, answering any and all questions, and cared about what we wanted to see. They were kind enough to make a detour so we could collect train tickets at the station too. Great to do at the beginning of your time in Sri Lanka to give some background to the country before you set off to explore further. Highly recommended.
Written 16 February 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi there, Thank you for your wonderful review. Sujith is indeed a very knowledgeable guide and I will make sure this will be passed on to him. We are glad to have provided you with our BEST DAY EVER and we hope to see you again.
Written 19 February 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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By: Colombo Urban Adventures
HJGSJC
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Fantastic
An excellent gastronomic walking tour of Colombo. You visit areas you wouldn’t necessarily head to on your own, wit
22Groover
22Groover
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Tantalising tastes of Sri Lanka
What a wonderful introduction to Colombo and Sri Lanka. Thanks to Sujith for the great walking tour combining inter
niroshib
niroshib
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Foodie tour of Pettah
We booked a walking tour of Pettah with a foodie flavour. Although we have visited Colombo many times, we were keen
LeonJo_21
LeonJo_21
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Amazing Experience around the Fort & Pettah Area
Being in Sri Lanka all my life I as a Sri Lankan didnt know the history of the building and streets and the depth o
Flospeth
Flospeth
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Eat, Eat, Repeat
A wonderful taste of real Sri Lankan. Our guide Suj, was informative and friendly and took us to many food stalls a
suepritt
suepritt
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Five star
Would recommend as a beginners guide to Colombo street food and the historic building, also some history lesson on
BenjaminGomez5
BenjaminGomez5
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Amazing tour
I did the tour by myself with Dileepa and had an amazing time. A perfect way to be introduced to the city, delicio
mipooch
mipooch
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Eat Eat Repeat Food Tour
We took the urban adventures “eat eat repeat” food tour in Colombo on our 2nd day in Sri Lanka, and it was a really
898namita
898namita
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More than just a food tour!
This tour was excellent, our tour guide was very knowledgeable and quite nice, he introduced us to the many Sri Lan
Jesm28
Jesm28
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Don’t miss this fantastic way to explore Colombo
This amazing street food tour of Colombo was our first activity on our first day and I can’t recommend it enough! I
Sazma81
Sazma81
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Sri Lankan Food Experience
We spent our first night in Colombo / Sri Lanka on the food tour with Suj which was a great introduction to Sri Lan
3dkhurram
3dkhurram
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Excellent And Friendly
If you are in colombo , you must book your tour with this co. Very professional and Friendly. HIghly recommended
Len  F
Len F
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Great Walking Tour & Food Experience
We did this walking tour as an introduction to Sri Lanka . Our guide Suj was informative and very knowledgeable abo
smcr2017
smcr2017
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Our Introduction to Hoppers
We spent our 2nd night in Colombo with Sujith early in June and had a wonderful food experience . It was a fantasti
KSNT
KSNT
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Good way to learn about local food and culture
We chose to do this tour on our first day in Sri Lanka to learn about the local food and culture so that we could i
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