Colombo City Tour by Tuk Tuk Morning & Evening ( Private )

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From $35.00

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 4 hours

Departs: Colombo, Colombo

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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We offer several city tours of Colombo daily. Traveling via a tuk tuk by experienced and expert tour guides/drivers gives you the opportunity to sit back, soak in the culture of this exciting bustling city. Our company offers some of the cheapest rates! We want our customers to get the best experience for a reasonable cost. Book today and make beautiful memories you will never forget.

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What's Included

Bottled water


Fuel surcharge


Private transportation



What's Not Included

Gangaramaya buddhist temple chargers exclusion ( Sri Lankan rupee per person 400.00 )

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 6 - 15
  • ADULT: Age: 16 - 75

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Temple of Sri Kailawasanathan Swami Devasthanam Kovil
Built during the latter part of the 1700s, the Kovils at Captain’s Garden, Maradana are believed to be the oldest in Colombo. The area had been an island with the waters of the Beira Lake surrounding it. Devotees had travelled by boat to reach the temples to worship and make vows. During the Dutch period Captain’s Garden was known as ‘Cilamagoda’ and was an area of great economic activity since the warehouses for cinnamon, pepper, coconut, oil and coir were located in this vicinity.

Today, the Beira Lake no longer surrounds the Kovils, but the railway tracks that are constantly busy with trains. Yet, the environs of the Kovils are peaceful and only the sounds of the poojas can be heard. The elaborately decorated Gopurams reflect the main deities of the respective abodes, Lord Shiva and Lord Ganesh. The interior is beautiful and spiritual, with sculptures and motifs depicting Hinduism and culture. The two premises are connected by a central courtyard where you can worship both.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque
The Jami – Alfar Mosque on 2 nd Cross Street is painted with red and white stripes, similar to an old –fashioned, candy-striped barber’s shop. Its col – our scheme makes its very hard to miss amongst all the other rather shabby Pettah buildings. Over a 100 years old , the mosque was constructed in 1908. Just inside the entrance , the inscription reads the architect was H.L.Saib Lebbe. A friendly security guard may allow you inside ( even if you are a women ) to view the washing ponds and the rear view of the mosque’s clock tower . Women’s are not permitted to go inside the prayer halls . The mosque is soon to undergo expansion to make it into a four – storey complex catering foe between 7,000 – 8,000 worshippers at one time . However , the façade will retain its current character . Avoid visiting on Fridays when it is at busiest.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Pettah is a neighborhood in Colombo, Sri Lanka located east of the City centre Fort. The Pettah neighborhood is famous for the Pettah Market, a series of open air bazaars and markets. It is one of Sri Lanka's busiest commercial areas, where a huge number of wholesale and retail shops, buildings, commercial institutions and other organizations are located.

The main market segment is designed like a gigantic crossword puzzle, where one may traverse through the entire markets from dawn till dusk, but not completely cover every part of it.

Pettah is derived from Tamil: Pettai, an Anglo-Indian word used to indicate a suburb outside a fort. Today, the Sinhala phrase, pita-kotuwa (outside the fort) conveniently describes the same place.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Old Town Hall
The building is right smack in the middle of all the little shops and street stalls of Pettah. It's all arches, needle point columns, crumbly yellow walls and creaky staircases - it's got the making of a haunted mansion so it might be a fun visit with friends later in the day rather than sooner. There is no entrance ticket, you just walk inside and ask somebody near the main staircase if you can check out the building. There's a random little museum of cool old stuff next to the building that you can check out too.Sugath is the caretaker these days and will take you up some creaky wooden steps to a musty floor upstairs. Next to the door to this 'museum' are some ordinary well-kept rooms with many chairs and wooden tables that look like they are still used today - Sugath says these spaces are sometimes used for official meetings.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Independence Memorial Hall
The foundation stone of the independence hall was laid by the first prime minister of srilanka, D.S .Senanayake on the 4th February, 1949, for the first anniversary of the independence. It was designed by Tom Neville Wynne-Jones, the then architect of the public works department. It is entirely made out of reinforced concrete, even the roof, which were at that time an advanced tech technology and an unusual practice. No wood was used in its construction.

The style is inspired from the ancient audience hall in Kandy.

Special ceremonies and important national events are held in this building symbolizing the freedom, the hopes and pride of a nation.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Viharamahadevi Park
Formerly called Victoria Park, this expanse of vegetation in the heart of the city used to stretch uninterrupted from the town hall to Alfred Crescent .the Ceylon Agricultural Society held shows there in the area to the rear of the museum (now Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha). Today the park is multifunctional. At the western end is the War Memorial (where the November 11th Armistice Day parade happens).

Further to the south is the Colombo Public Library building (accessible from outside the park on Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha).Along the southern perimeter (across from the Art Gallery and former Garden Club building), one or two elephants can often be seen either bathing in a small pool or munching branches and leaves. It is from here the elephants that feature in the GanagaramayaPeraheradepart. Elephants are brought to Colombo from all over the island specifically for the perahera (procession) help in February each year.

• Admission Ticket Free

Cargills Department Store
In 1844 British businessman William Milne started ‘Milne & Company' , general warehousemen, importers of oilman stores etc, with branches in Kandy and Galle. In 1850 Milne was joined by his friend, David Sime Cargill, and the firm became ‘Milne, Cargill & Co'.In 1860 Milne retired from business in Ceylon and moved back to England to form a company in Glasgow to look after the business of Cargill & Co. in the UK. Cargill became sole partner until he was joined by David MacKenzie and the name was changed to ‘Cargill & Co’. The company had a Colombo office at the intersection of Price and York Streets in Colombo Fort, a Kandy office at Upper Lake Road and an office in Galle Fortat 22 Pedlar Street. The Galle office was closed down in 1863.

• Admission Ticket Free

Galle Face Green
Galle face green has always played a special part in the lives of Colombo-dwellers, although it is the British who are credited with making it a place of social interaction, as it remains today.

In colonial times, the British embraced Galle face green as a leisure ground especially in the evening when elite ladies were said to promenade the length of the green. Active pursuits of cricket, football, polo and the famed horse races also took place on Galle face green. Horse-racing become popular in the 1840s and the Ceylon turf club was founded here sometime between the and 1860, although official records were not kept until 1866. The formal structure of the walk along the seaside was built during the period of governor ward in 1859. A plaque recognizes his achievement in providing a place where residents of Colombo could gather and socialize.

• Admission Ticket Free

The current 29-metre-high (95 ft) lighthouse was built in 1952 after the Old Colombo Lighthouse was deactivated when its light became obscured by nearby buildings as part of the Colombo Harbor Expansion project. It was opened by Rt Hon D.S. Senanayake, the first prime minister of Ceylon. Built on a concrete base which is 12 m (39 ft) high, it has four statues of lions at its base.

Due to the panoramic view of the Indian Ocean it offered, it became a city landmark. With the escalation of the Sri Lankan Civil War, public access to the site was restricted. This was due to its placement in a high-security zone as it is across the street from the Naval Headquarters and close proximity of the Port of Colombo.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Kayman’s Gate Belltower
Kayman's Gate was an entrance to the former Colombo Fort located at the foot of the Wolvendaal Hill in the Pettah district of Colombo, Sri Lanka. A historic free-standing bell tower still stands at the site, now at the intersection of Main and 4th Cross Streets.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Colombo Art Gallery
Green Path turns into an avenue for street artists and craftsmen to display their work. As such many abstract paintings, multi frame wall art, oil paintings and many such pieces of art brighten up the entire place. Woodworking and metal working craftsmen, with a number of other handcrafted item sellers, hawk their wares to passers by. Considering that the products here are original pieces.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Sambodhi Chaithya
Sambodhi Chaithya (also sometimes called Buddha Jayanthi Chaithya) is a stupa, a Buddhist shrine, built with reinforced concrete. The stupa is located in Colombo Harbour, Sri Lanka.

It was designed by renowned Sri Lankan engineer A. N. S. Kulasinghe and construction began in 1956 to commemorate the Sambuddhatva jayanthi by the Colombo Port Commission and completed by the Colombo Port Authority. Built on a platform supported by two interlocking arches, the stupa is place above the Marine Drive at the entrance of the Colombo Harbour. This main road leading to the harbour has since been renamed Chaithya Road after the stupa . The walkway has 123 steps.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Colombo Fort
The skyline of Colombo's Fort has changed through the centuries but vestiges of Colonial and local rule are still visible. Some of the largest, oldest and newest buildings are located here. The Clock Tower was a lighthouse over 150 years ago. The sprawling President's House carries the boulder engraved with the Portuguese Court of Arms in 1505. Most of the buildings, though refurbished by the British, have retained the aesthetic and architectural features inherited from the Dutch and Portuguese.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Gangaramaya Temple is one of the most important temples in Colombo, Sri Lanka, being a mix of modern architecture and cultural essence. Located on the Beira Lake, it was completed in the late 19th century.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

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