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Best of Colombo - Private Guided City Tour
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Best of Colombo - Private Guided City Tour

By SriLankan Chic Holidays
Recommended by 100% of travelers
100% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
This finely crafted city tour is the best way to explore Colombo & learn about the local culture. Our well-experienced, friendly tour guides will make the tour even more interesting. We are very flexible with timing and your needs so even though you're exploring a busy city, you will still feel very relaxed and safe.
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Ages 0-80
Duration: 3–4 hours
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  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • Bottled water
  • Entrance ticket to Gangaramaya Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
What's not included
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Pick up from, BIA Airport, Negombo, Katunayake
  • Entry/Admission - Colombo


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • It is possible to combine this tour with a transfer to Negombo / BIA Airport & Around / Katunayake / Ja Ela or any location with an additional charge. Please note Bandaranayake International Airport (Colombo Airport) is not located in Central Colombo, It is located 30Km away from Colombo hense additional charges apply for pickups or drops.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Airport pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
      • Ratmalana Airport, Colombo Sri Lanka
      Port pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
      • Colombo Harbour, WRRV+6CF, Colombo, Sri Lanka
      • Passenger Terminal - Port of Colombo, WRRV+FR6, Colombo, Sri Lanka
      • Cruise terminal, Fort Railway station, Colombo, Sri Lanka
      • Cruise Pier Colombo, WRRV+JVH, Unnamed Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Stroller accessible
        • Near public transportation
        • Infants must sit on laps
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 233457P1

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
        • Most travelers can participate
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 233457P1

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        About the operator
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        • SriLankan Chic Holidays
          28
          Colombo, Sri Lanka
          Joined in January 2020
        • juliakF5632MA
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Chic trip to Sri Lanka
          I've just came back from the tour on Sri Lanka arranged by SriLankan Chic Holidays. It was one of my best trips ever! I crossed the island from West to East, and back. SLCH team designed such an interesting tour for us! Thanks to them I've been to Buddhist temples, I climbed on Sigiriya rock, I went to jeep safari to see the elephants, I saw how spices grow in a spices garden, I made a boat tour and went to a traditional dance performance in Kandy including fire walking. Not to mention that I was travelling with my two kids. SLCH made the tour so comfortable for us - we had a very careful and thoughtful guide. We stayed at wonderful hotels, all of them had big swimming pools which was highly appreciated by kids. And we had a good combination of lazy beach rest with active sightseeing. Thank you, guys!!!
          Written August 21, 2023
        • palashpalash
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Phenomenal
          This was one of my most memorable trips and the best food trip of my life. Maleen is one of the best hosts / organizers and ensured everything we asked for was taken care of. The villa he had booked was very private with a really good chef and we barely ate outside. The whale watching was the highlight of the trip next only to the food
          Written January 30, 2022
        • bishwamonghosh
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          8D/7N - Panoramic Srilanka - Private guided tour
          A well crafted tour plan, a near perfect balance between actitvity and relaxation and with such decent pricing, Srilankan Chic Holidays have nailed it and I would like to take a moment to thank them for their impeccable hospitatility and service. Maleen De Silva, who helped set up the itinerary invariably gets a special shout out for his personal touch along with professional service. Maleen is calm, understanding and provides realistic suggestions as a local. I would like to provide a quick overview of the trip - We started our journey with a day in the hustle bustle of Colombo, to 2 days of serene Nuwara Eliya, then to a days stopover by Ella, as we head on to Bentota where we spent the next 2 days whnich also included the NewYear's eve and then for a night to Negombo in order to make it back to the Airport hassle free. All the hotels/ villas/ homestays were not only luxorious to the right extent but also had wonderful views, this made our stay in the country an enjoyable experience. Transit is a key aspect of such long tours, our car was clean, comfortable and perfectly air-conditioned for the climate. Our wonderful tour guide and chauffer - Lalith Jayasurya was very paitent and helpful. Complimentary water was provided in the car, which is a very thoughtful gesture from the tour agency. Overall, I appreciate all the efforts put in by Srilankan Chic holidays and I would definitely recommend them to anyone for a safe and organised trip of the wonderful island nation - SriLanka!
          Written January 6, 2022
        • Deepak B
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Holiday in Srilanka for seven days.
          Extremely happy with the way the seven days trip was organised The owner Malin and the guide Sajith was extremely courteous well behaved and their company gave us lot of comfort. The trip was well planned. The hotel Cinnamon bey at Bentota was very good .Had enjoyed the new year bash in the said hote.Started with Galadari at Colombo ,which was a wonderful hotel.The home stay at Newera Eliya ,Hamlin gave privacy and we had the previlage of dancing,drinking for two days. The stay in Ella edge resort was a experience with panaromic view of the entire valley.One can confidently engage the service of this tour operator for Srilanka tour. The guide Sajith was one of the best tour guide I came accross.Going back to India with sweet memories.
          Written December 31, 2021
        • Salani O
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Trip to Dabulla and Galle
          Sri Lankan Chic holidays (Maleen) is the best person to contact to plan and have a memorable trip around the country. From hotels to transport everything is done very well. We just had to get into the vehicle and he made sure we had a great time during our trip. Thank you for making our trip a success.
          Written December 28, 2021
        • Gawthi
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Highly recommended
          I would highly recommend reaching out to Maleen to customize your unique traveling experience.... I've heard so many positive feedback from my friends who have used his tour services before and it never missed the mark..
          Written October 31, 2021
        • ElizabethH2583
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great, safe, personalized tour
          Our driver and tour guide Sampath was fabulous. He recommended interesting sites and drove us all over the central island phoning ahead to arrange entry. A highlight was a village farmers lunch where they prepared a whole range of delicious vegetable curries without chili so our family could sample them all. We hadn’t seen anything much of Sri Lanka and got a great week of adventures in our own mini van. We loved all the archeological sites and the elephant safari was magic. Can’t recommend highly enough.
          Written December 19, 2020
        • davidoZ2588XH
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Unforgettable Family Holiday in Sri Lanka
          My family came to visit us from America, 15 people total, including my parents, brother, sister and their families. My parents had visited Sri Lanka ten years prior but it would be the first time for the others. We had a pretty good idea of what we wanted to do and see, but arranging lodging and transportation was more than I wanted to deal with. I wanted to get one of those small busses, so the entire family could be in one vehicle with room to move about and visit with each other to make the most of our time together. I contacted Maleen with Chic Holidays and explained my situation ... "I'll take care of you, no problem!" was his response. He was able to adjust our schedule to include everything we wanted, and a bit more ... a Sri Lankan Village Experience was something he felt we would enjoy. something I was not even aware of. It was a wonderful experience, so glad he recommended it. The bus and driver were TOP NOTCH (and that is important in Sri Lanka). The hotels were very nice, with a swimming pool for my brother-in-law to stretch out his back after the travels. Maleen had included several "breaks" in the driving to see things such as a spice garden, tea estate, gem shop (my American family REALLY liked this), wood carving shop, etc. A most excellent trip, my family was so impressed with my setting it up for them ... it was all Maleen. :) Maleen at Chic Holidays was very easy to work with, and has the experience to coordinate transportation and lodging and tours and anything else you may require. If you are interested in some help with a Sri Lankan holiday, give Maleen a go and see what he can do for you. You will not be sorry. :)
          Written February 18, 2020
        • SamanthaTate
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Best travel company in SL!
          Chic Holidays provided us with a new, clean van, as well as an experienced driver/guide. Service was professional and speedy. Our driver was knowledgeable, kind, understanding, and fun! Even when we had to make quick changes in plans Chic Holidays accommodated our needs. I will continue to support this reputable company! Thank you guys for everything.
          Written January 22, 2020
        • 820gautamb
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Outstanding!!!!
          Went with my parents to Colombo, Hikkaduwa, Unawatuna and Galle. Maleen helped in arranging the transport from Colombo to Hikkaduwa and Unawatuna to Colombo as well as the Whale watching tour including the transport to Mirissa. We could easily locate the chauffeur at the airport and it was a smooth and comfortable drive to our hotel in Hikkaduwa. Similar was the ease with which we got back to Colombo. The staff was friendly, could communicate well and we faced no problem whatsoever. Maleen went the extra mile to check on us to see how we were doing, whether we were having fun and also gave recommendations on what to do, where to eat etc. Most tour companies would not care after receiving their money but Maleen was in touch throughout our stay in Sri Lanka and available 24X7. Not to forget the whale watching tour arranged by Maleen was a beautiful experience and we ended up spotting a fair few blue whales, sea turtles, dolphins and sting rays. With Srilankan Chic Holidays it was more about the experience and enjoying their beautiful country at your pace and leisure tailor made to your requirements. Truly impeccable service from the start till the end.
          Written January 15, 2020
        • ahujashradha
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Friend's Bachelor party
          We were a group of 13 travelling for four days. Everything was very well organised from stay to transport, sight seeing and activities at the villa. We were put up at a gorgeous private villa at Galle with warm and welcoming staff. Fresh made to order delicious food! Not to mention the coconut water server fresh from the trees in the villa. Adorable pet dogs with perfect environment and activities organised. They have an eye for detail and every small nuances from being welcomed with garlands to being seen off with lovely souvenirs was immensely admirable. Srilanka chic holidays will plan and execute the perfect holiday for you according to your taste and preferences. Way to go!! @Maleen De Silva
          Written January 13, 2020
        • IrinaK2089
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          The best travel experience ever
          First time, when we came to Sri Lanka we asked our local friends to recommend travel agency mostly hot transportation around south coast of the country. We had amazing experience with the chauffeur guide. We had just 5 days unfortunately. Next year we came back and ask them to make 2 weeks trip Around the country. We have started from Colombo to Jaffna, then Trincomali, National parks, Nuwara Ellia and down south. Easy to fall in love with this amazing country when you have professional guide and comfortable driving. Thank you very much
          Written January 7, 2020
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        5.0
        5.0 of 5 bubbles16 reviews
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        Maria V
        6 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2024 • Couples
        Thank you very much for the wonderful transfers around Sri Lanka. Bandara was very helpful and arrived always on time, car clean, air conditioning always working. We booked a Colombo tour through the guys but they ended up organising all the transfers around the island for us. Thank you! Recommended!
        Written January 11, 2024
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        Greetings from SriLankan Chic Holidays! Thank you for taking your valuable time to share your experience & thoughts with other travelers. We are Extremely happy to hear that you have enjoyed the transfers and day tours organized by us. We hope you would travel with us again and we are looking forward to taking you on more tours around this magical island of Sri Lanka. SriLankan Chic Holidays will always assist you with having the perfect holiday getaway in Sri Lanka!
        Written January 31, 2024
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Jason
        Sydney, Australia9 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2023 • Friends
        We had an exciting and unforgettable private half day driver/guided tour of Colombo.Maleen was our guide and I highly recommend him. Maleen is very knowledgeable and went to great lengths to look after us. He is an exceptional and professional guide. I have no hesitation in recommending Maleen/Srilankan Chic Holidays.
        Written November 17, 2023
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        Greetings from SriLankan Chic Holidays Thank you for taking your valuable time to share your experience & thoughts with other travelers. We are Extremely happy to hear that you and your family have enjoyed the best of colombo city tour with us. We hope you would travel with us again and we are looking forward to taking you on more tours around this magical island of Sri Lanka. SriLankan Chic Holidays will always assist you with having the perfect holiday getaway in Sri Lanka!
        Written November 20, 2023
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Krista M
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2024 • Solo
        I was blown away with my tour of Colombo with Bandara. He was on time and the car was clean. He took me to so many places and made sure I saw what I wanted plus more! I was a little worried to do this tour alone but he made me feel very safe. He escorted me in and out of every stop and was very professional. He also took photos for me which was amazing! He took his time to make sure I saw everything and I am very grateful for him. I highly recommend this tour!
        Written July 8, 2024
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        Lizbeth34
        Bedford, UK74 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mr Kamal delivered a great tour, showing us the key highlights of Colombo in a short time. He had lots of knowledge of the city, and took time to explain things. He was very calm and kind. The car was basic, but did the job. We loved our tour!
        Written August 12, 2023
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        Greetings from SriLankan Chic Holidays Thank you for taking your valuable time to share your experience & thoughts with other travelers. We are Extremely happy to hear that you have enjoyed the colombo city tour with us. Yes Kamal is one of our best tour guide. We hope you would travel with us again and we are looking forward to taking you on more tours around this magical island of Sri Lanka. SriLankan Chic Holidays will always assist you with having the perfect holiday getaway in Sri Lanka!
        Written August 14, 2023
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        david
        Oaxaca, Mexico3 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2024 • Solo
        An excellent one-on-one tour with my guide, Vipula. Pickup and drop off to the cruise terminal was seemless. He covered all of the expected sites and because I was the solo tourist, he made adjustments taking my interests into account such as the tour of the Red Mosque and visit to the sprawling market. I would definitely recomment Vipula for this tour.
        Written March 25, 2024
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        Greetings from SriLankan Chic Holidays! Thank you for taking your valuable time to share your experience & thoughts with other travelers. We are Extremely happy to hear that you have enjoyed the Colombo City tour with us and yes Vipula is a great tour guide! We hope you would travel with us again and we are looking forward to taking you on more tours around this magical island of Sri Lanka. SriLankan Chic Holidays will always assist you with having the perfect holiday getaway in Sri Lanka!
        Written April 5, 2024
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Jessica S
        Milan, Italy9 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Best way to discover and comprehend Colombo and Sri Lanka history. Mr Kamal and Maleen will explain you all with great passion and culture. At the end of the tour you’ll even appreciate the chaotic soul of Colombo!
        Written August 16, 2023
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        Greetings from SriLankan Chic Holidays Thank you for taking your valuable time to share your experience & thoughts with other travelers. We are so happy to hear that you have enjoyed the colombo city tour with us. We hope you would travel with us again and we are looking forward to taking you on more tours around this magical island of Sri Lanka. SriLankan Chic Holidays will always assist you with having the perfect holiday getaway in Sri Lanka!
        Written August 17, 2023
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        BERTA K
        10 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great tour. Our guide Maleen was wonderful. Spoke perfect English, knowledgeable, friendly and very accommodating. Highly recommend
        Written April 14, 2024
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        Greetings from Srilankan Chic Holidays! Thank you for taking your valuable time to share your experience & thoughts with other travelers. We are Extremely happy to hear that you have enjoyed the tour organized by us and the places you visited. We hope you would travel with us again and we are looking forward to taking you on more tours around this magical island of Sri Lanka. Srilankan Chic Holidays will always assist you with having the perfect holiday getaway in Sri Lanka!
        Written June 4, 2024
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Voyagers05
        Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2024 • Family
        Great tour and very comfortable for the children. The tour guide is very knowledgeable of the city. The van was nice and clean. Highly recommend taking this tour.
        Written March 6, 2024
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        Greetings from SriLankan Chic Holidays! Thank you for taking your valuable time to share your experience & thoughts with other travelers. We are Extremely happy to hear that you and your family have enjoyed the tour organized by us and the places you visited ! We hope you would travel with us again and we are looking forward to taking you on more tours around this magical island of Sri Lanka. SriLankan Chic Holidays will always assist you with having the perfect holiday getaway in Sri Lanka!
        Written March 14, 2024
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        callumx
        London, UK974 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2024 • Couples
        Our guide, Kamal, was friendly and informative. The visit gave us a good introduction to the city and to Sri Lanka. We saw all of the sights listed in the itinerary and enjoyed the visit.
        Written February 29, 2024
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        Greetings from SriLankan Chic Holidays! Thank you for taking your valuable time to share your experience & thoughts with other travelers. We are happy to hear that you have had an informative city tour around Colombo with our guide Kamal. We hope you would travel with us again and we are looking forward to taking you on more tours around this magical island of Sri Lanka. SriLankan Chic Holidays will always assist you with having the perfect holiday getaway in Sri Lanka!
        Written March 3, 2024
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Debbie A
        6 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Although the boat arrived 3 hours late, our guide was super accommodating, showing us as many sites as possible. Then the rain hit....
        Good informative local knowledge. No hesitancy in recommending
        Written November 20, 2023
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        Greetings from SriLankan Chic Holidays! Thank you for taking your valuable time to share your experience & thoughts with other travelers. We are Extremely happy to hear that you and your family have enjoyed the best of colombo city tour with us. Rain or sunshine our team will do their best to show you around Colombo. We are very flexible with last minute delays from Cruise/Flights and we try our best to somehow do the tour and offer our best service! We hope you would travel with us again and we are looking forward to taking you on more tours around this magical island of Sri Lanka. SriLankan Chic Holidays will always assist you with having the perfect holiday getaway in Sri Lanka!
        Written November 22, 2023
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