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Colombo City Tour by Tuk Tuk provided by Colombo Urban Adventures

Colombo City Tour by Tuk Tuk

Colombo City Tour by Tuk Tuk
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Recommended by 94% of travelers
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Tour snapshot
Nip, dive, and weave through Colombo’s traffic in a tuk-tuk 3-wheeler
Duration:
4h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
8
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Explore Colombo like a local—in a tuk-tuk 3-wheeler—on this fun small-group tour. There’s no need to worry about negotiating the fare or planning the route: Your guide does all the work. See sights from Colombo Harbor to the President’s House; shop for snacks and bargains at Pettah’s market stalls; and admire Wolvendaal Church, Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple, and the Temple of Sri Kailawasanathan Swami Devasthanam Kovil.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Explore heritage sites, back alleys, markets, and even Bera Lake
  • Sample Sri Lanka’s favorite king coconut, a super-sweet variety
  • Capped at 12 travelers—in multiple tuk-tuks—for a more personal adventure
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Explore heritage sites, back alleys, markets, and even Bera Lake
  • Sample Sri Lanka’s favorite king coconut, a super-sweet variety
  • Capped at 12 travelers—in multiple tuk-tuks—for a more personal adventure
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 30348P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Tuk Tuk fare
  • Bottled water
  • Taste of King Coconut.
  • Entry/Admission - Colombo
  • Entry/Admission - Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Exclusions
  • Food and drink
  • Items of personal nature
  • Gratuities
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Dutch Hospital - Shopping Precinct, Hospital St, Colombo 00100, Sri Lanka
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A maximum of 12 people per booking
  • As the tour visits temples, please do not wear shorts or sleeveless tops. Given the climate in Colombo, light, breathable clothes and fabrics are recommended.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Effective Sept 1, 2021, travellers 18+ must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Children 6-17 must present a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or lateral flow) conducted maximum 72 hours prior, proof of recovery dated up to 9 months or proof of vaccination. View full policy at urbanadventures.com/vaccine.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Inclusions
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Tuk Tuk fare
  • Bottled water
  • Taste of King Coconut.
  • Entry/Admission - Colombo
  • Entry/Admission - Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Exclusions
  • Food and drink
  • Items of personal nature
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Dutch Hospital - Shopping Precinct, Hospital St, Colombo 00100, Sri Lanka
Duration
4h
Return details
  • World Trade Center, 1 Bank of Ceylon Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A maximum of 12 people per booking
  • As the tour visits temples, please do not wear shorts or sleeveless tops. Given the climate in Colombo, light, breathable clothes and fabrics are recommended.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Effective Sept 1, 2021, travellers 18+ must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Children 6-17 must present a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or lateral flow) conducted maximum 72 hours prior, proof of recovery dated up to 9 months or proof of vaccination. View full policy at urbanadventures.com/vaccine.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Oct 5, 2021
A note from Colombo City Tour by Tuk Tuk
Effective Sept 1, 2021, travellers 18+ must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Children 6-17 must present a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or lateral flow) conducted maximum 72 hours prior, proof of recovery dated up to 9 months or proof of vaccination. View full policy at urbanadventures.com/vaccine.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Dutch Hospital - Shopping Precinct
    Hospital St, Colombo 00100, Sri Lanka
    See address & details
  • 1
    Port of Colombo කොළඹ වරාය கொழும்பு துறைமுகம்
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Pettah Market
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Christian Reformed Church of Sri Lanka
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    ஸ்ரீ கைலேஸ்வரம் கோவில் - Sri Kaileswaram Temple - ශ්‍රී කෛලේශ්වරම් කෝවිල
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 6
    Independence Square
    Stop: 35 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    World Trade Center
    1 Bank of Ceylon Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka
    See address & details
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

4.5
35 reviews
Excellent
30
Very good
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Samantha W
Melbourne, Australia136 contributions
A wonderful tour filled with history and culture. Our guide was very knowledgeable and explained things clearly and showed us places that were very interesting.
We were lucky enough to have the tour as just the three of us which made it personal and informative.
Our guide was clearly very knowledgeable about Colombo and knew many people which made the experience more enjoyable.
Written January 23, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you for your wonderful review. We are glad to know that you have experienced our BEST DAY EVER program by Tuk Tuk. We hope to see you again soon.
Written January 26, 2020
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Kerri M
Alice Springs, Australia128 contributions
What a great way to spend my last day in Sri Lanka - fun exploring in a tuk tuk. I was fortunate to be the only one and thank you to Sujith for taking extra time to impart a wealth of knowledge. I truly valued the time at the Hindu temple. This is a great opportunity to see a lot in a short time.
Written February 1, 2020
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Thank you for your wonderful review. We are glad to know that you have experienced our BEST DAY EVER program by Tuk Tuk. We hope to see you again soon.
Written February 3, 2020
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bhrose
Alexandria, VA11 contributions
Couples
Our guide took great care of us and gave a thorough introduction to the city. We visited Hindu and Buddhist temples, a Dutch church, and a bustling bazaar. One highlight was drinking a refreshing King Coconut with a straw. Great day!
Written November 27, 2017
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Asiya O
5 contributions
Couples
In short, in general, guys, do not get fooled by this bunch of positive reviews and do not take this product. Colombo is quite a comfortable and safe city with reasonably normal people to visit all interesting places simply with the help of TripAdvisor and the locals.

The excursion was boring, the guide muttered to himself a patter of facts at a glance, which were even less interesting and informative than a Wikipedia article. It was all without a soul and on the run. No welcome royal coconuts stated in the description and many other things. About the city itself and the places where we walked the guide began to tell only when we stopped him and asked, otherwise he just wandered forward.

In this way all these places can be visited independently, taking ANY driver of a tuk-tuk as such a guide. And Google to help. And the tour will be no less interesting.
At the tuk-tuk, which the guide took for the tour, the counter worked all the time and counted for all 3 hours of trips 1,300 rupees (about 8 dollars). At the end of the road we arrived at Independence Square, about which we were only told that it was such a beautiful place and that's all, good-bye. The guide just paid off the driver at the end of the journey and at this inadequate price for the tour, at the end of everything he began to tell us that it would be nice to give another tip to the driver at least 500 rupees!

I understand that the price also includes entrance fees to the temple (2500 r) and the salary of the guide, but the total price of the excursion and its quality is ridiculous

You might think that I'm capricious. But there was another Australian couple with us who was also upset about such an excursion and a waste of money.
Written January 28, 2019
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ReadingandTravelling
1 contribution
Friends
Although a knowledgeable tour guide, this tour is inaccurately titled. We were hoping to see the various aspects of the city and spend time at the markets. This ended up being a tour of religious sites and a 30-minute section was dedicated to discussing Hinduism. Although interesting, it was not the tour we were hoping to embark on. With regards the markets, we literally powerwalked past it. The title and information for this tour need to be rewritten.
Written February 2, 2019
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rspltd
Southampton, UK2 contributions
Couples
I was about to post a review when I read some of the wonderful reviews that concerned Sujith and the tour by Tuk Tuk. I can do no better than to say that everything that was written was accurate - his driver was courteous, patient, hardly used his horn and missed every pothole. Sujith was both informative but also realistic about his country but nevertheless proud. It was a pleasure to spend the morning with them. You can do no better than to book the tour.
Written October 20, 2018
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Thank you for your wonderful review. We are glad we provided you with our BEST DAY EVER. We hope to see you again.
Written October 21, 2018
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sue nasar
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia14 contributions
Our guide Sujit was so informative of Sri Lankan history, politics etc. He was so accommodative of us as well, because we arrived later than our scheduled time.

We can appreciate Sri Lanka so so so much more, knowing the cultures and different religions from Sujit.
Written September 23, 2018
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Thank you for your wonderful review, we are glad we provided you the BEST DAY EVER.we hope to see you again. Cheers :)
Written September 24, 2018
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Shelli P.
34 contributions
Couples
Our tour guide Rizak was wonderful. He was on time and wore an company logo'd t-shirt (which made it easy to follow him in the streets). Part of our tour was in the tuk tuk and part was a walking tour through the markets. Ended with a fantastic lunch at a local restaurant.
Written March 22, 2019
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Hi Shelli, It was indeed a great time with you and the rest. I am glad to have provided you with our BEST DAY EVER in Colombo. Thank you for your wonderful review and we hope to see you on another day. Cheers :)
Written March 25, 2019
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Townriders
Dubai, United Arab Emirates56 contributions
We organised a private version of this tour to accommodate a later start time (having arrived late the night before). Our guide Suj and two drivers were really knowledgable and passionate about giving us an overview of the city, Sri Lanka’s history and the prevalent religions of the country. They chatted to us constantly, answering any and all questions, and cared about what we wanted to see. They were kind enough to make a detour so we could collect train tickets at the station too. Great to do at the beginning of your time in Sri Lanka to give some background to the country before you set off to explore further. Highly recommended.
Written February 16, 2019
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Hi there, Thank you for your wonderful review. Sujith is indeed a very knowledgeable guide and I will make sure this will be passed on to him. We are glad to have provided you with our BEST DAY EVER and we hope to see you again.
Written February 19, 2019
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GeorgieB3
Melbourne, Australia48 contributions
Solo
This was a really good trip. Whilst some of the reviews are mixed. I really enjoyed the tour. We were able to explore Colombo and it's rich cultural history. Whilst this tour has a strong emphasis on religion and politics. These are the fundamentals of Sri Lanka. This tour helps you understand Colombo and Sri Lanka. The Tuk Tuk's are great and the guide is super knowledgeable. We saw several different sights and I really had a good time. Just do it! You will enjoy it:)
Written February 9, 2019
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Hi there, Thank you for taking your time in leaving us a wonderful review. Colombo by Tuk-Tuk tour covers the best of highlights in Colombo which includes religious sights as well. We are glad you experience our BEST DAY EVER and we hope to see you again in another urban adventures tour. :)
Written February 20, 2019
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Fantastic
An excellent gastronomic walking tour of Colombo. You visit areas you wouldn’t necessarily head to on your own, wit
22Groover
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Tantalising tastes of Sri Lanka
What a wonderful introduction to Colombo and Sri Lanka. Thanks to Sujith for the great walking tour combining inter
niroshib
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Foodie tour of Pettah
We booked a walking tour of Pettah with a foodie flavour. Although we have visited Colombo many times, we were keen
LeonJo_21
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Amazing Experience around the Fort & Pettah Area
Being in Sri Lanka all my life I as a Sri Lankan didnt know the history of the building and streets and the depth o
Flospeth
Flospeth
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Eat, Eat, Repeat
A wonderful taste of real Sri Lankan. Our guide Suj, was informative and friendly and took us to many food stalls a
suepritt
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Five star
Would recommend as a beginners guide to Colombo street food and the historic building, also some history lesson on
BenjaminGomez5
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Amazing tour
I did the tour by myself with Dileepa and had an amazing time. A perfect way to be introduced to the city, delicio
mipooch
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Eat Eat Repeat Food Tour
We took the urban adventures “eat eat repeat” food tour in Colombo on our 2nd day in Sri Lanka, and it was a really
898namita
898namita
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More than just a food tour!
This tour was excellent, our tour guide was very knowledgeable and quite nice, he introduced us to the many Sri Lan
Jesm28
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Don’t miss this fantastic way to explore Colombo
This amazing street food tour of Colombo was our first activity on our first day and I can’t recommend it enough! I
Sazma81
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Sri Lankan Food Experience
We spent our first night in Colombo / Sri Lanka on the food tour with Suj which was a great introduction to Sri Lan
3dkhurram
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Excellent And Friendly
If you are in colombo , you must book your tour with this co. Very professional and Friendly. HIghly recommended
Len  F
Len F
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Great Walking Tour & Food Experience
We did this walking tour as an introduction to Sri Lanka . Our guide Suj was informative and very knowledgeable abo
smcr2017
smcr2017
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Our Introduction to Hoppers
We spent our 2nd night in Colombo with Sujith early in June and had a wonderful food experience . It was a fantasti
KSNT
KSNT
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Good way to learn about local food and culture
We chose to do this tour on our first day in Sri Lanka to learn about the local food and culture so that we could i
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