Colombo Day Experience

Colombo | Diyatha | Kelaniya | Galle Face
  • Duration

    5 Nights / 6 Days

  • Tour Type

    Guided

  • Group Size

    Min 2 People

  • Languages

    English

  • Guide Price From£200

    per person

  • Request a Quote

    Call Expert 078 284 4452

  • Tour Overview

  • Colombo is a melting pot of trade and commerce and lively city with a great history. In the past, it was visited often by Arab sailors to trade with Portuguese, Dutch and British colonialists who occupied Colombo and maritime areas of Sri Lanka. So, Colombo has traces of everyone who ruled Sri Lanka in the past. If you drive through city’s commercial center you can see many colonial era buildings beside modern hotels and offices. Colombo is Sri Lanka’s largest and most populated city situated on the west coast with Buddhist Temples, Hindu Kovils, Churches and Mosques scattered all over the city, an epitome of culture, history and tradition. Sri Lanka’s main harbor is situated in Colombo and the local bazaar and trading area is situated in Pettah. There are stately bungalows of affluent people in prime residential areas. There are many important places in Colombo such as the National Museum, Folk Art Center, Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH), Independence Square, The Archives as well as modern buildings such as the Ceylon Ceramics Corporation with its prestigious ceramic ware brand “Noritake”, popularly clothing store ODEL, modern architectural marvel Lotus Pond and refurbished Arcade Independence Square which tourists can visit.

  • Tour Itinerary

    Behind the scenes of a traditional dance company
  • Dance & Culture - (Chitrasena Dance Company)

  • Description of the Location:

    Chitrasena Dance Company, the oldest and esteemed dance company in Sri Lanka was established in 1940s by Guru Chitrasena. He brought Sri Lanka’s traditional dances which emanated from village rituals to the modern stage.  He started expressing his ideas of these rituals in dance form on stage through the Dance Company. With the setting up of the Dance Company, the dance theatre of Sri Lanka transformed a lot. Today, the dance school and the Company are led by Chitrasena’s wife Vajira and daughter Upeka who have nurtured his legacy with a lot of love and respect for him. Chitrasena and Vajira are renowned as pioneers and revolutionists in Sri Lanka’s dance realm as they have not only performed on stage but also experimented without compromise. By using traditional dance language as well as the form they have been able to create a cutting-edge contemporary dance theatre in the country.

     

    Description of the Activity:

    Visitors are shown two main experiences of dance form offered which display varied aspects of the traditional dance of Sri Lanka ranging from interactive sessions to behind the scenes sneak previews with each experience bringing out fitness, rhythm, and skills of dancers while meeting living legends of Sri Lankan dance.

    Tuk Tuk City Safari
  • City Safari - (Colombo)

  • Description of the Activity:

    You can travel in a tuk-tuk and experience Colombo which is an exciting experience. These drivers unlike ordinary tuk-tuk drivers are well trained and speak English and are passionate about their job. Your driver will act as your local friend to show you around the capital city with numerous stories and their experience about Colombo City life while taking you around the city. The itinerary in this Activity will have non-touristic experiences with up to date and honest insight into the life in Colombo.

    Tuk Tuk food safari
  • Food Safari  - (Colombo)

  • Description of the Activity:

    This Safari is “Colombo’s best food tour” covering hotspots in Colombo and several authentic and favorite food stops located in Colombo. In this Food Safari, you can experience the best local cuisine in Colombo.

    Warning:

    This tour is not for faint-hearted as you will be taken to numerous street food outlets. But don’t worry we have many options in store if you don’t like these places where we can accommodate anybody with any kind of taste for local food. We have options for vegetarian too. So, please let us know your preferences in advance. So, we can arrange what you need. You can bring your refreshments and stock up the cooler with whatever you need. Alcohol is also encouraged.

    Colombo by Segway
  • City Tours - (Colombo City)

  • Description of the Activity:

    You can glide along Colombo’s bike paths watching Colombo’s Green Path where there are restored Colonial Buildings and monuments of Cinnamon Gardens with many photo opportunities en route. This is an exciting experience which begins at Viharamadevi Park and passes through various important landmarks such as Town Hall, Cenotaph War Memorial, Nelum Pokuna, Colombo Race Course, Independence Memorial Hall as well as Arcade Independence. You can also practice how to ride your Ninebot Self Balancing Scooter in a safe traffic-free area in Colombo which is specially designed to learn about road safety. Once you know the basics of it, step on to your Ninebot and explore the attractive sights.

    Dinner at the Ministry of Crab
  • Food & Drink - (The Old Colombo Dutch Hospital)

  • Description of the Location:

    Dutch Hospital is a hospital from the Dutch Colonial era and it is the oldest building in Colombo Fort which has been renovated as a shopping and dining quarter.

     

    Description of the Activity:

    Ministry of Crab is a high-end restaurant located in Dutch Hospital popular for its mouthwatering crab cuisine, in fact, the best in Sri Lanka. As the place is very popular and crowded with local and foreign tourists, there are seating times which have to be booked in advance.

    Dodgy Bar Tour
  • Food & Drink - (Colombo City)

  • Description of the Activity:

    During this tour, we will visit five ‘dodgy’ bars with a different atmosphere each time. This tour will offer the opportunity to experiment with different liquor at each place. You can venture into the busy streets of Fort and experience its bar culture. You can also learn quirky facts relating to the origins and history of each bar as you visit one bar to the next. During this tour, you can sip local varieties of beer or arrack in five unique bars.

    Night cycling tour in Colombo
  • Cycling Tour - (Colombo City)

  • Description of the Activity:

    There are two options which are available for you, the 10-15 km stretch, about an hour’s ride or the 20-30 km stretch, which lasts for about two hours. You will be accompanied by the host and he will set the pace and take you through the safest routes at night.

    Royal Colombo Golf Play
  • Sports - (Royal Colombo Golf Club)

  • Description of the Location:

    Royal Colombo Golf Club, the oldest Golf Club in Sri Lanka located in a residential area in Colombo. Established in 1880, it is a haven although surrounded by residential and commercial buildings with a scenic landscape and rare fauna and flora. As it is situated in a 96-acre former model farm it has a pastoral environment. This is the second oldest Golf Club outside the United Kingdom with a wide range of gold memorabilia in the clubhouse.

    Description of the Activity:   You can participate for a one-day Golf course at Club and there are rules which all visitors must obey.

    Dress Code:

    • Golf/ Regular sports shoes
    • Dress Shorts/Long trousers
    • Log/short sleeved shirts – with collars
    • No Round Neck T-shirts or vests (Beach shorts or running shorts are not permitted)

    Tea Tour Colombo
  • Food & Drink - (Heladiv Tea Club at Dutch Hospital, Colombo)

  • Description of the Activity:

    It’s high time for Tea Literature 101! You can learn the science behind the assortment of tea and taste tea from various regions in Sri Lanka. You could also visit the HVA Foods Head Office, a functioning factory and do a bit of tea tasting. Thereafter, you can enjoy a sunset high tea at Heladiv Tea Club! The club also offers an affordable range of mouthwatering waffles, tasty sandwiches, and delectable tea.

     

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