Food tasting and History Tour to Colonial Monuments in and around Colombo

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From $20.00

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 2 hours

Departs: Colombo, Colombo

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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A tour where Food Tasting and History of independence comes together. The tour covers Colombo in full !

You will taste all sorts of street food, and have dinner with a local experience, but at a selected place ensuring decent standards. Street foods are naturally spicy and come in small portions to try, but I ensure dinner to be edible by anyone and a standard portion.

You will listen to the story of independance while visiting the places in the chronological order. I use maps and diagrans to explain the places which are related to our story.

Visitors of any age can join this, and Im flexible to adjust depending on their specific requirements. (Ex. if you do not wish to have street food, lets replace that with some traditional dessert).

You may take photographs as much as you want.

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

Sri lankan style String Hoppers with white curry, Kottu Roti or Rice options. Spicy options are available on request

Upto 6 snacks at selected locations including "Isso Vade" (Deep fried prawns on bread crust), Hoppers with sambol, Vegetable or Fish Rotti (Savory), Badapu Kadala (Savory), Bombai Motai (a mild sweet)

Use of bicycle

What's Not Included

No insurance for riding a bike. You may do at your own risk. First-aid available.

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 16 - 70

Additional Info

  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Specialized infant seats are available

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

Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Visit Gangaramaya Temple. Listen to brief history of Sri Lanka till independence. Visit the temple at the side of the lake.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Old Parliament Building
Listen to the story if how Sri Lanka initiated the process of gaining independence.

• Admission Ticket Free

Galle Face Green
Visit the old armoury at Galle Face. Listen to the story of how Sri Lanka was ruled by Portugese, Dutch and British. Taste a savoury snack made of prawns

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Old Town Hall
Listen to the story of Old Town Hall and how was established by the colonial British government

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Colombo Fort Railway Station
Listen to the story of how British established a estate based economy in sri Lanka, and how they developed Rail and Road to transport products. Taste hoppers with spicy sambol and plane tea.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Independence Square
Listen to the story of how Sri Lanka gained independance. Visit the statue of Hon. D S Senanayake, father of the nation.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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