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Explore Colombo's Architecture, History, And More In 8 Hours
  • Tour Category

    Group Tour

  • Tour Types

    Culture, History, Sightseeing

  • Duration

    8 Hours

  • Activity Level


  • Language



Explore the largest city of Sri Lanka, situated on the west coast of the island: Colombo. This city tour will cover the suburbs, monuments, museums: the main tourist attractions of the Sri Lankan Capital.  This tour takes you to beaches, colonial buildings, religious centres, and other prominent attractions at Colombo. As per the travellers' request, we can adjust the schedule and duration, as well as the activities planned for the tour. 

  • Gallface Green

  • Independence Square

  • Tour of Colombo expand_more

    Colombo is a busy and vibrant city with a mixture of modern life, colonial buildings, and ancient ruins. 

    The city tour will take you to:

    • Beaches

    • Gallface Green

    • Colonial buildings

    • 3 Museums

    • Independence Square

    • Temples, Churches, and a Mosque

    • Major shopping area and complexes

    • Market Tour

    • Experience the way of life in Colombo; peoples' culture, customs, and traditions.

    • Lunch at Barefoot Garden Cafe.
What's Included
  • Meet and assistance at the Colombo Port

  • Transportation by an air-conditioned vehicle with Sri Lankan guide (myself) and driver

  • All fuel, insurance and license fees of the vehicle

  • All Entrance fees and tickets as per the itinerary

What's Excluded
  • Lunch

  • Extra expenses of the guests

Meeting Point

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Tour Reviews
  • Michaela

    Ruwan is the best guide in Sri Lanka. Always smiling, very friendly, excellent driver with luxury car... We have spent with him 1 week in April 2016 and can´t reccomend him enough!

  • Vera

    It was great tour with Ruwan. He showed us best places, some of them non touristic and we could see real local life in Sri Lanka. Good experience.

  • Dirk

    In July/August 2016, we, a family with two kids (16 y, 12 y), made a 3 week round trip in Sri Lanka. Shortly before our holiday, we contacted Ruwan and based on his very good recommendations and his competitice price, we have choosen Ruwan as our driver and tour guide. This was an excellent choice! First, Ruwan is a very good driver and we always felt save despite the hazardous traffic. Second, Ruwan is a fantastic tour guide with a very broad knowledge in topics as diverse as history, culture, religion, botanic etc. He also organized everything perfectly including safaries, train tickets etc. All of these aspects are important but even more important Ruwan is a very friendly, respectful and helpful person. Thanks to Ruwan, we enjoyed our holiday very much and experienced a wonderful time in Sri Lanka.

  • Stefan

    If you’re looking for a reliable, knowledgeable and respectful tour guide/driver, look no further! Ruwan has helped make our Sri Lankan holiday very smooth and memorable.

    He is knowledgeable not only in Sri Lanka’s ancient history, but equally so in many aspects of life in Sri Lanka today. We could ask him any question, and he was able to give us great insight, or if he was unsure, he told us as well!

    Ruwan has a great command of English and his sense of humour is simply superb. He’s very personable and very accommodating if we wanted some changes or extra sightseeing.

    If/when we visit Sri Lanka again, it will be with Ruwan!

  • Andreas
    We, a family of 4 with 2 small kids, were very happy with Ruwan. He is an excellent guide. We felt very safe and he has a braod knoweldge and gave us excellent advise. It all worked out fine. He organised a rather new minibus for us. The driver was very nice too and he was a very good driver, not driving dangerously fast, but comfortable for us. We really enjoyed the trip and can recommend Ruwan!
  • Matthias
    Our family (2 adults and 2 teenager girls) just finished a 17 days trip with Ruwan as our driver and guide. We covered a large part of Sri Lanka and would like to provide our sincere feedback about our experiences. To put it in one word: EXCELLENT! We have travelled extensively in Asia before and know how difficult it can be to find a person you can rely on when it comes to providing services for tourists. Very often commercial interests are mixed with genuine service delivery and it can be difficult to separate the sincere guys from the not so good guys. So looking for a good driver and guide in Sri Lanka is certainly not easy. There are dozens if not hundreds of offerings on the internet, and most of them are around USD 50.00 per day. We have been very fortunate to find Ruwan. He combines many important qualities that we expected for our vacation: he is a safe and cautious driver, is very knowledgable about the history, culture and nature of Sri Lanka (in addition to be our driver he also doubled up as official guide), speaks very good English, is always punctual, has a good sense of humour and has a very nice personality. Everything we had agreed on in advance worked out perfectly. Ruwan even phoned us a few days before our arrival to reconfirm that everything was still on schedule.The pick-ups from and to the airport worked well, we completed without stress our daily programs, we always got good advices about last minute alternative itinerary options and always got on time to the hotels we had reserved in advance. Running his own company, Ruwan is very attentionate to your needs, keeps his car in very good condition and is genuinely interested in providing good services. If we ever come back to Sri Lanka we would choose Ruwan's services again without hesitation. In that sense we recommend Ruwan 100%.
  • Scott
    My Wife and I enjoyed 11 days traveling around Sri Lanka with Ruwan as our Driver / Guide. We chose Ruwan from reviews we found online and we were extremely happy with our choice. We simply did all our own research online and booked all of our Hotel accommodation online and just emailed our itinerary to Ruwan. He was kind enough to share his local knowledge and make some alternative suggestions to our plans, when he noticed that we had arranged a day that would ultimately take about 12 hours of driving. We made a slight change, based on this advise. From the Moment he picked us up at the airport, to the end of our Holiday, Ruwan was always punctual, and informative about all the passing landmarks and the history of his Country. Ruwan is also an accredited Safari Guide and you'll enjoy his knowledge of the wildlife that you encounter when you do a Safari Jeep tour in some of the National Parks in Sri Lanka We found his pricing to be very fair and reasonable. His English was completely conversational. and he had a great sense of humor. His Driving was very good and his Car was very comfortable indeed. We recommend Ruwan from Ruwan Trips 100% for anyone thinking about visiting this amazing country Thanks Mate Scott & Stephanie
  • Alan
    We had a wonderful honeymoon trip with Ruwan. The communication via email from my initial contact was superb and Ruwan's service lived up to our wildest dreams. The transport (a Toyota Prius) was very comfortable at all times and Ruwan's local and historical knowledge are amazing. He made our trip in truth and we would have been lost without him and his superb service. If you ever visit Sri Lanka and need a tour guide, Ruwan is the only person to contact.
  • Catherine
    We had a wonderful tour of Sri Lanka with Ruwantrips. The transport was first class and Ruwan really was the perfect guide..he is very knowledgeable, courteous, always happy and smiling with a fabulous sense of humour. Cannot recommend highly enough!!
  • J
    Ruwan is an excellent tour guide with years of experience and hence vast knowledge about Sri Lanka. He was instrumental in making our Sri Lanka trip hassle-free right from airport pick-up to drop-off. His services are also very reasonably priced. I strongly recommend him as a tour guide for Sri Lanka.
  • linda
    This was a great tour. I would give it the highest rating, five. There were 8 of us and everyone was pleased. Ruwan is knowledgable and very interesting to listen to. His English is excellent. The van and driver was excellent too. One of the best port tours we have had on this cruise.
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