Colombo's Street Food and Street Shopping Culture (Half-day tour)

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From $75.00

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person


Departs: Colombo, Colombo

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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The streets and markets here are lively; brimming with a colorful assortment of fruits, vegetables, vivid fabrics, sweet-smelling spices, aromatic scrumptious street-food and more. Among these, the vibrant streets of Pettah are the most popular, with ceaseless shops, bargainers and travellers along its bustling boulevards. Colombo’s streets are certain to awaken the explorer in you, compelling you to seek its secrets and wander its intriguing paths.

The pulsating metropolis of Colombo is an enthralling concoction of innovation, street-culture, fashion, urbane art and antiquity, that savours its rich history whilst simultaneously evolving in pace with the contemporary world. Colombo encompasses an extensive area that houses a wide array of captivating attractions and activities.

What's Included

Colombo City Attractions

Guide + Driver + Transport

Guided walking tour of Pettah Markets

Jami-Ul-Alfar Red Mosque

Local delicacies at a sweet shop

Parking Fees

Pettah Floating Markets

Private transportation

Sunset dinner at Galle Face Green

WiFi on board

What's Not Included

Airline tickets


Visa Fees

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 4
  • CHILD: Age: 5 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 100

Additional Info

  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible

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.

What To Expect

The tour is a half day in Pettah taking you through an eclectic experience of different cultures, the top landmarks of the area and of course plenty of time for shopping and bargain hunting.

3 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque
In the midst of chaos in Pettah, the oldest commercial hub of Colombo, tall minarets and domes of red and white rises out of the clustered streets. A striking architectural wonder, a sacred place of worship, Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque, commonly known as Red Mosque, is remarkable and simply stunning.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Dutch Museum
The Colombo Dutch Museum is a museum that covers the history of the Dutch colonial rule in Sri Lanka.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Independence Square
Independence Memorial Hall is a national monument in Sri Lanka built for commemoration of the independence of Sri Lanka from the British rule with the restoration of full governing responsibility to a Ceylonese-elected legislature on February 4, 1948.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Beira Lake
Stroll around the Beira Lake and see the temple in the centre which is a place of serenity

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Colombo Fort
Visit Colombo Fort where you will witness stunning old colonial-era architectural masterpieces such as the old parliament.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Viharamahadevi Park
Visit the Viharamahadevi Park, the largest and best park in Colombo. Walk down local street art vendors with beautiful paintings that are unique to Sri Lanka.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Pettah Floating Market
Pettah in the old district of Colombo, is a a street market and wholesalers hub that symbolises beautiful chaos. The area is one of the most crowded in Colombo from Monday to Saturday. The streets of Pettah are certainly not for the fainthearted; and people either love Pettah or hate it.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Galle Face Green
Wind-down and enjoy the sunset along the coast line of Galle Face Green, a wide stretch of greenery. A popular park for its wide range of mouth watering street food, flying kites, exercise or simply relaxing spending evenings with family and friends with the sunset alongside the Indian Ocean.

-Popular for street food, especially the famous ‘isso vade’, deep fried prawns on spicy lentil hot cakes
-At night, vendors sell Sri Lanka’s signature street food – ‘kottu roti’ and other specialties drawing many a crowd

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

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