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Major Colombo Highlights In 8 Hours
  • Tour Category

    Group Tour

  • Tour Types

    Culture, History, Sightseeing

  • Duration

    8 Hours

  • Activity Level

    Easy

  • Language

    English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian

Description

Go on a fascinating journey in the capital of Isle Paradise to taste its cultural texture, witness its noisy streets, bargain in its markets and relax watching the uprising urban lifestyle of the capital. Explore the port city favoured by merchants of the ancient era. Visit the commercial and the administrative hub of the country. See a blend of cultures, religions and classes, blessed hinterlands and betrayed slums. 

Highlights
  • Visit the Gangarama Seema Malakaya, mainly for meditation and rest
  • Explore Beire Lake, surrounded by many giant business houses
  • Walk-through the Cinnamon Gardens, home to embassies and official buildings
  • Go to the Colombo Harbour, the most important ports of Sri Lanka
  • Colombo, Just in 8 Hours expand_more
    • Get picked up from the airport, hotel or pre-established meeting point.

    • With the following sites with a Colombo guide visit:

      • Gangarama Seema Malakaya, one of the most important temples of Colombo, an eclectic mix of Sri Lankan, Thai, Indian, and Chinese architecture. 

      • National Museum, established on 1st January 1877 by Sir William Henry Gregory, boasts of being the largest museum in the country. 

      • Old Parliament Building, housing the Presidential Secretariat of Sri Lanka, is a Neo-Baroque-style building that has held Colombo's legislature for 53 years.

      • Independence Memorial Arcade & Independence Square, a national monument, houses the Independence Memorial Museum.

      • Beire Lake, located in the centre of the city, has many intricate canals which have aided in transporting good waterway. 

    • Have authentic traditional Sri Lankan lunch.  

    • Further on the tour:

      • Go for Odel Shopping, the first public retail company in Sri Lanka. 

      • Visit the Cinnamon Gardens, an affluent neighbourhood in Colombo.  

      • Shop at Laksala state-owned Handicrafts Emporium, an authentic place to pick up some popular Sri Lankan handicrafts and products. 

      • See the Lighthouse and clock tower, built on 25 February 1857, designed by Emily Elizabeth Ward, wife of Governor Sir Henry George Ward. At 29-meter-high (95 ft), it was the tallest building at that time.  

      • Explore the Colombo Harbour, the largest and the busiest port of Sri Lanka, it serves as an important terminal in Asia. 

      • Go to BMICH, the very first purpose-built convention center in Asia, it combines the best professional conference facilities. 

What's Included
  • Complete freedom

  • Experienced chauffeurs

  • Air-conditioned vehicles

  • Pick up from the location

  • English-speaking local tour guide

What's Excluded
  • Meals

  • Snacks

  • Expenses of personal nature

  • Tips

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Starting From

From

USD USD---- 20.00
USD 20.00 / adult

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