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Colombo Half Day Tour - City Highlights in Sri Lanka

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This half-day tour allows you to explore Colombo’s highlights. You’ll be able to tour the Fort and Pettah area, where you can see the main highlights: old colonial structures, a busy main street, beautiful religious places of worship, commercial areas, and administrative areas.


08:00 AM

Meeting Point

Colombo - at your hotel or a pick-up point

08:00 AM

Pick-up point in Colombo to Colombo 01 (Fort)

I will meet you at your hotel or another agreed-upon location in Colombo and drive you to Fort (Colombo 01). You can see the old clock tower, Galle Face Green, the old parliament building, the Presidential House, the Colombo Port, and many colonial constructions

08:40 AM

Colombo 11 (Pettah) and Colombo 13

We will stop in Pettah, where you can see Main Street and the Red Mosque (Colombo 11). You can take half an hour of free time to take photos in the bazaar or market area (Colombo 11). Continue towards Wolvendaal Reformed Church (Colombo 13), and en route, you can see a few colorful Hindu temples and the famous St. Lucia's Cathedral (Colombo 13).

10:00 AM

Colombo 01, Colombo 02, Colombo 07

We will continue the sightseeing tour. You'll be able to see the Fort Railway Station, which is another colonial structure. The first stop is at a Hindu temple (for 15 minutes), then we visit the Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple (for 45 minutes).

11:00 AM

Colombo 07 (Colombo National Museum)

We will stop at the Colombo National Museum (one-hour visit).

12:20 PM

Colombo 07 (Town Hall, Independence Square)

We will proceed to Town Hall (photo stop), which is a significant colonial structure. Afterward, we will proceed to Independence Square (stop for 15 minutes). You can also see the residential area on the way.

12:50 PM

Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte

We will reach the new Parliament area and surroundings.

01:10 PM

Colombo 05 (Ashokaramaya Buddhist Temple)

Afterward, drive towards Ashokaramaya Buddhist Temple (stop for 20 minutes) to see an amazing Buddha statue.

01:30 AM

Galle Road

May stop for lunch where we can assist you in finding good local rice & curry, vegetarian, seafood, or Indian Restaurants as per your choice. We will drop you off at the hotel or drop-off point after lunch. If you are not taking lunch en route, we can straight off proceed to your hotel (for lunch) or drop-off point in Colombo.

Ending Point

Colombo - at your hotel or a drop-off point

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Inclusions & Exclusions

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What‘s included

1) Transport in an air-conditioned vehicle with fuel

2) 01 Ltr bottle of water per guest

3) Parking charges

4) Shoe keepers charges at Buddhist & Hindu temples

5) Fees for Guide service in English or French language as per your request

6) Hand sanitizers in the vehicle

7) Wi-Fi facility in the vehicle


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What‘s not included

1) Lunch

2) Entrance fees to Colombo National Museum, Hindu Temple, Wolvendhal Church, Ashokaramaya & Gangaramaya temples.

3) Tips

4) Video/camera permits (where applicable)


Tour Important Information

1) Please bring your caps/hats/Sunscreen etc.

2) All the entrances/visits/activities payments will be directly done by you,

3) Camera with a full charge,

4) To enter Buddhist & Hindu temples, you have to remove shoes & wear decent attire that covers your shoulders and knees.

5) If you are in short casual attire, like shorts & sleeveless T-shirts, keep an extra cloth just to cover up when entering religious places.

6) Colombo National museum is closed on Public Holidays.

7) Liquor & Alcohol are not served in hotels, restaurants, or any public places on Full Moon Poya holidays.

8) Smoking is prohibited in religious places & public areas.


Only available on prior request (3 days minimum).

Important message from the guide

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Being a National Tourist Guide Lecturer, my capacity is ‘all-island’ guiding. I am available throughout the year on prior request.

Cancellation Policy

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$122/ per group

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