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5 Hour Colombo City Tour With Ceylonese Culinary
  • Tour Category

    Private Tour

  • Tour Types

    Food and Drink, Culture, Sightseeing

  • Duration

    5 Hours

  • Activity Level

    Easy

  • Language

    English, Spanish

Description

Visit Colombo, Sinhala's capital city and understand the true essence of the island nation. Explore this commercial capital and absorb the fascinating blend of the eastern and western world. As an added bonus, get a chance to taste some authentic Ceylonese food.

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    • 2.30 PM: Start your tour with a visit to the Parliament House. The building was designed by the legendary architect Geoffrey Bawa. The Parliament House is a living proof of the active political scenario in Colombo.

    • Visit Cinnamon Garden- One of the most the affluent neighborhood in Colombo. There used to be a big cinnamon plantation here during the Dutch days. Most of the embassies and cricket grounds are located in this region. 

    • Explore the Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple. It is one of the oldest Buddhist temples demonstrating an eclectic mix of Sri Lankan and Thai architecture. 

    • Take a stroll along the promenade at Galle Face Green. This long open space traditionally faced a narrow beach and the sea. It was cleared by the Dutch to give the cannons of Fort a clear line of fire. Today it is the largest open space in Colombo maintained by the Urban Development Authority of Sri Lanka (UDA).

    • 6.30 PM: End your tour with an authentic Ceylonese meal at a local house.

What's Included
  • English-speaking tour guide
Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

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

    The urban night wildlife safari was an unforgettable experience for us, thank you very much for the memorable tour. The tour has been organised professionally and efficiently by selecting right locations on right time. Our tour guide, Nim always explained valuable things and shared information about nocturnal animals with us. We never tired during the visit but surprised to see such a range of wild animals in the middle of a capital city.

  • soophiejansen

    We had a pre -booked full day tour. We dropped few mails & He was high responsive to the mails. we could learn the evaluation of the city, colonial architecture, traditional paintings,museum. most fascinating part is evening rituals of the devotees & way of life of city -dwellers & street foods. Nim brought us to better restaurant to see the sunset & take photographs. they extremely knowledgeable of Sri Lanka. We learned so much.Thank you!!

  • nicolawatts89

    For me, it was a struggle to distinguish the different south Asian Cuisines, until I took this activity. There wasn’t any part of the activity that wasn’t full of fun and educational. The guide (Nim) is priceless. He and the chef explained the how comprehensive Sri Lankan cooking artistry is. Would love to do it again and stay in their Villa once more….

  • tobiaswimmer81

    I stayed in Villa Ivy Crest for 3 nights and it was an awesome time. they served us really well from the check-in it self and their food is the best food we had during our stay in Sri Lanka. they have several different tours and we took the cooking tour which was one of the best experiences in my travelling life. It was a well planned tour and we got the opportunity to engage from the very beginning of shopping vegetables and other items to cooking. Going to local market and buying the things we wanted to eat ourselves was an unique experience as we were able to get close to the local culture. How they select the better one of each item is something very interesting. After the shopping tour their chef got us involved in every step of cooking; cleaning the vegetables, chopping them, preparing spices, etc. Of course they take relatively a longer time than us Europeans to prepare a meal but you will never regret the time you spent if you taste their food. I believe coconut milk is the secret behind their mouthwatering food. If you want to experience the local culture to the maximum you MUST take their cooking tour

Starting From

From

USD USD---- 95.00
USD 95.00 / adult

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