Market Tour, Traditional Sinhalese Cooking Class and Meal with a Local Family

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From $94.00

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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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Shasikala’s family runs a catering business specialized in traditional Sri Lankan, Sinhalese village, Jaffna style, and western cuisines. This is a family business run by her mother, aunt and uncle. 

Shasikala will welcome you into her family's simple, modest home with a warm smile. While you sip on milk tea or fresh juice, she will introduce you to the entire family. Her family has a wealth of knowledge on Sri Lankan food, local produce and cooking styles. Visit a nearby market to buy ingredients for your cooking class, then learn to cook three Sinhalese dishes and later sit down with the family to enjoy a meal you helped prepare.

What's Included

All taxes, fees and handling charges




Non-alcoholic beverages

Private market tour + cooking class + lunch or dinner with your host Shasikala

What's Not Included

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 4
  • CHILD: Age: 5 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Fully refundable up to 48 hours prior to experience; since our hosts begin preparing for your experience up to 2 days in advance, we cannot offer a refund for cancellations made within 48 hours of the experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • If any travelers in your party have any allergies, dietary restrictions or cooking preferences please advise at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Private, personalized experience
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Menu may vary depending on the season
  • Please note, this is not a commercial cooking class, rather this experience is a visit into a Colombo home to meet a local who is an expert cook, and share Sri Lankan culture and cuisine together
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Shasikala can offer vegetarian, vegan and halal meals on request, please advise at time of booking if required

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.

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