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The True Essence of Colombo: Private Highlights & Hidden Gems Tour

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    What to Expect
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    Stop At: Independence Square, Independence Avenue, Colombo 7 Sri Lanka

    Meet your host at the Independence Square. Admire the authentic architecture of the Independence Square Memorial Hall

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Viharamahadevi Park, Colombo Sri Lanka

    Taste the famous Sri Lankan Hoppers while relaxing in the most beautiful park of Colombo

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Colombo Municipal Council, C W W Kannangara Mawatha, Colombo 00700 Sri Lanka

    Get surprised by a replica of the White House and admire a Golden Buddha statue

    Duration: 20 minutes

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

    Discover the famous Gangarama Lake temple and its Buddhas museum

    Duration: 20 minutes

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

    Explore the very local Pettah market and have a taste of 3 different kinds of bananas!

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque, Second Cross Street, Colombo 01100 Sri Lanka

    Get amazed by the impressive architecture of the Jami Ul Alfar Mosque

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Sri Ponnambalam Vanesar Kovil, Kotahena, Colombo Sri Lanka

    Visit a beautiful and quiet Hindu temple

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Colombo Lighthouse, Chaithya Rd, Colombo 00100, Sri Lanka

    Have a look at the Light House Tower and hear all about the new constructions in Sri Lanka

    Duration: 20 minutes

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

    Enjoy a prawn cake tasting and stroll down the seaside at Galle Face Green, locals' favourite hangout spot.

    Time to say goodbye to your local host!

    Duration: 20 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Independence Square, Colombo 00700, Sri Lanka
    Return Details
    Baladaksha Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka
    • Local guide
    • Private tour
    • Exotic bananas tasting
    • Prawn cake tasting
    • Hoppers tasting
    • Entrance tickets
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Extra Food and Drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Muditha is a wonderful tour guide who is knowledgeable about the city, it’s history and culture. He is also a terrific photographer who knew where and how to take best pictures for capturing memorable moments. Highly recommended!
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    My partner and I only had one day in Colombo and decided a tour would be the best way to see all the essentials. So glad we decided to go with The True Essence of Colombo! Our tour guide was Muditha. Pros: - Muditha was awesome! So knowledgable about Colombo and Sri Lankan
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    I intentionally did a stopover in Sri Lanka. Chinthaka was such an amazing guide. I'm so happy that I found him to show me in around as I only had a few hours. I was able to experience a little bit of everything the historic sites, religious sites, the cuisine, and riding in the
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    We had an amazing experience with Chinthaka as our guide on 4/11/2019.He was knowledgeable and articulate providing a local's perspective of the history of Colombo and its prospects for the near future. I learned more about the various religious customs than i could have
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    Our 4 hour tour of Colombo was brilliant - Chinthaka spoke excellent English and offered a comprehensive, lively tour. He met us at the cruise port gate - the tour was a combination of walking and tuktuks through the market and to all the key sights. it's a spread out city and
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    Key Details
    • Duration: 3h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Languages Offered: English
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