Colombo by tuk tuk

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Colombo is a vibrant, compact and interesting city, rich in culture, history and heritage. There is so much to see and do! The city traffic, however, can be a little unruly at times and the best way to get around the chaos is by taking a tuk tuk. The three-wheeled taxis, fondly known by locals as ‘tuk-tuks’ for the sound of their sputtering little engines, are notoriously fast, easy to park, and can maneuver through the tiny streets of this compact city with ease, making it a great way to experience Colombo’s disorderly charm.

Experience Overview

Is this Experience for you?

Colombo by tuk tuk is about offering travelers the exhilarating experience of riding a tuk tuk within a safe environment assisted by trained, English-speaking drivers. It is easily, the most fun way to have your own local friend and guide to show you around with their own stories and inherent knowledge of the city. As part of the standard itinerary, a list of ‘non-touristy’, rather rare and quirky recommendations will give you a current and honest sneak-peek into Colombo life.

Includes:  - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style
Includes:

A guided tour of Colombo, all entrance tickets, bottled water and refreshments, transport by tuk tuk.

Duration:  - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style
Duration:

2.5 hours

Difficulty:  - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style
Difficulty:

Easy

Suitable for children:  - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style
Suitable for children:

This experience is great for children, and not recommended for kids under 5.

Meeting time: morning:  - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style
Meeting time: morning:

9.00 AM or afternoon 4.00 PM. Please consult with your guide.

What to wear or bring along: - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style
What to wear or bring along:

Light, cool clothing, a hat. It gets pretty humid and, during the monsoon, a little messy.

In the know: - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style
In the know:

Bring a large shawl or sarong to cover your knees and shoulders at religious places.

Private or not? - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style
Private or not?

The excursion is private.

About the Host

Your tuk tuk guide is an authentic tuk tuk driver by profession and English is his second language. However, he is conversant in English so feel free to ask him whatever you need to, he has been doing this for a while!

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Managing Expectations

It is important to remember that, whilst they are experts in their field, the people who run or host our experiences are not necessarily used to working in the tourism industry and may not offer the level of service you would find at a five-star hotel. For example, instead of a formal lecture, you may get a relaxed conversation where open discussion is encouraged. All of our hosts are, however, extremely engaging, knowledgeable and passionate about educating visitors about their chosen subject and we have worked with them to ensure that they deliver worthwhile, fulfilling experiences. We welcome feedback, so please let us know what you thought and if you think any improvements could be made to the experiences we offer.

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