Colombo City Walk with a Local

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 3 hours

Departs: Colombo, Colombo

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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(SKU: LK61010700) This 3-hour tour takes you on interesting and healthy walk to see the most important landmarks of Colombo City. Have fun on the green spaces of Galle Face Green, with the sea close at hand. Walkthrough the bustling streets of Colombo’s central business district, and visit the old Colombo Fort Clock Tower. Tour the crowded market streets of Pettah with its many colorful street sellers. Stop by the Red Mosque, one of the oldest within the country. Pass by the colonial era Fort Railway Station that remain the Railway hub of Sri Lanka. Finish off with a visit to the holy edifice of Gangaramaya Temple.

What's Included

All Taxes and Service Charges

Service of an English Speaking Knowledgeable Guide

Snacks and Refreshments

What's Not Included

Expenses of Personal Nature

Food or Drinks

Gratuities (Optional)

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 5 - 80

Additional Info

  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • 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.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • 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

Galle Fort Lighthouse
(scheduled Timing 13:00 hrs to 13:25 hrs) Meeting at the Entrance and walk to Galle Buck Light House. Briefing about the Itinerary, A small Introduction about the Pearl of Indian Ocean

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Galle Face Green
(scheduled Timing 13:35 hrs to 14:15 hrs) Your first stop on your walk will be at Galle Face. This wide green space adjoining the beach lies close to several landmarks, including the Old Parliament and Galle Face Hotel. It’s used as an open-air venue for several major events. Continuing on your walk, you will pass into Colombo’s core business district. A place where millions and billions of Sri Lankan Rupees exchange hands. The buildings here mostly hail from the colonial era, a place of 'old money’. The Fort Clock Tower stands at a crossroad and tells the time to busy passers-by. During the time it was built in the 1800s the tower not only served as a clock tower but also as a lighthouse. But now only the Clock Tower function is in use.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

After weaving your way through busy office workers and seafarers in the business district, you will be walking through Pettah. Grime from centuries of trade coats the ground and walls of old dilapidated warehouses dating back to the colonial era. But then you come to the market zone, and your environment bursts into bright color, noise, and smells. Hawkers shouting, people chattering in droves, colorful wares stacked in small boxy stalls, larger shops, and even on the ground, little carts selling fragrant street food, etc. It is said that every product that comes to Sri Lanka from abroad, passes through Pettah. So you can find anything and everything there.

After the interesting sights of the Pettah Market, you will be visiting the century-old Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque on Second Cross Street, also known as the Red Mosque. The area is once again filled with olden day buildings. The Mosque gains its name from the Red and White striped paintwork of the Mosque. You will receive a brief tour here. Next, you will visit the main rail hub of Colombo, the Colombo Fort Railway Station. Constructed by the British during their invasion, the station celebrated its centenary anniversary recently.

• Admission Ticket Free

Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
The final stop on your tour will be the famous Gangaramaya Temple, which was built during the 19th century. This fully fledged hermitage is famous for its smoothly blending of modern design with classic Sri Lankan architectural style. Today the Temple serves multiple roles as a place of prayer, an institution of learning, an orphanage and more. After touring the Temple, you will return to your starting spot at the Dutch Hospital, completing your tour

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

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