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Colombo City Tour with a Local Guide

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Stop At: Galle Face Green, Galle Road, Colombo Sri Lanka

Galle Face Green is a half kilometer promenade in the heart of Colombo and was initially laid out in 1859 by Sir Henry Ward, Governor of British Ceylon. The stretch of land was used for horse racing and golf and was known as the Colpetty Race Course.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, 61 Sri Jinaratana Road, Colombo Sri Lanka

The temple's architecture demonstrates an eclectic mix of Sri Lankan, Thai, Indian, and Chinese architecture.

This Buddhist temple includes several imposing buildings and is situated not far from the placid waters of Beira Lake on a plot of land that was originally a small hermitage on a piece of marshy land. It has the main features of a Vihara (temple), the Cetiya (Pagada) the Bodhitree, the Vihara Mandiraya, the Seema malaka (assembly hall for monks) and the Relic Chamber. In addition, a museum, a library, a residential hall, a three storeyed Pirivena, educational halls and an alms hall are also on the premises.

Most notable for tourists is the architecture of the Simamalaka Shrine, which was built with donations from a Muslim sponsor to the design of Geoffrey Bawa.


Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, Hospital Street Galle Fort, Colombo 00001 Sri Lanka

The Old Colombo Dutch Hospital (known as The Dutch Hospital) is considered to be the oldest building in the Colombo Fort area dating back to the Dutch colonial era in Sri Lanka. It is now a heritage building and a shopping and dining precinct

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Pettah Floating Market, Bastian Mawatha, Colombo Sri Lanka

Barter yourself to a bargain at the colorful markets of Pettah.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Arcade Independence Square, 7 Colombo, Colombo 00700 Sri Lanka

The Arcade Independence Square is a shopping complex in the city of Colombo in Sri Lanka, housed in a group of renovated buildings including the former Jawatta Lunatic Asylum (later known as the Auditor General's building) and the former Western Provincial Council Building. It was built as a part of the Independence Square Redevelopment programme initiated by the Sri Lankan Government.

Duration: 1 hour
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from any hotel or guest in Colombo

Ports
Colombo Port
Departure Time
8:00 AM
Duration
8h
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Galle Face Green
  • Entry/Admission - Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct
  • Entry/Admission - Pettah Floating Market
  • Entry/Admission - Arcade Independence Square
Exclusions
  • Entry/Admission - Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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