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Experiences in Colombo

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Sri Lanka’s thriving capital which blends old and new.

Colombo, Sri Lanka’s lively capital city, has grown expansively in recent years and is now a thriving metropolis home to a variety of international brands, shopping centers, and restaurants selling cuisine from across the globe, as well as smaller local shops and traditional bazaars. The areas around Colombo also saw a considerable improvement in infrastructure after the end of the civil war, particularly in terms of roads, helping to make Sri Lanka’s capital more accessible and attractive to tourists. Colombo is much more than a convenient first or last stop on your tour – it is an exciting city which offers travelers many fascinating experiences.

Colombo first functioned as the capital of Sri Lanka when the European colonial powers used it as a key trading port for produce such as tea, rubber and spices. Their influence on the city can still be seen in the local architecture, which can be explored during our walking tour of Colombo Fort and the Pettah markets. We offer a range of other city tours, including an alternative walking tour, night cycling and city tours by tuk tuk.

Quite apart from exploring the international cuisine on offer here and sampling local delicacies found at areas such as Galle Face Green, a large green with a beautiful seafront and small street food stalls, travelers can enjoy our range of exclusive culinary experiences, such as artisanal tea tasting with a tea expert, or a private cooking class at a beautiful home on the outskirts of Colombo.

Hosted Experiences

Accompanied by a trained, English-speaking driver, explore the streets of Colombo in the most exhilarating and authentic way possible – by tuk tuk!

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An insightful guided walk through some of Colombo’s most historically and culturally rich areas.

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Learn how to cook like a Sri Lankan with a no-fuss approach that allows you to whip a range of well-loved local dishes thanks to your helpful host.

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Guided by a knowledgeable and engaging host, discover some of the works of iconic architect Geoffrey Bawa and explore the life he led in Colombo.

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Explore Colombo’s cultural diversity with a host as he takes you to a variety of religious sites in the city which has shaped the island’s identity.

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Explore the busy streets of Colombo and try out a range of street-eats unique to the different communities that live in this part of island.

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Spend an evening with an internationally acclaimed artist in her home in Colombo and explore Sri Lanka’s identity through her eyes, art and experience

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Be a part of a sensory journey of Sri Lanka and experience a series of relaxation practices when you visit the home of a yoga teacher in Colombo.

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Savor the flavors of Jaffna cuisine and learn about Maniumpathy, the setting of this experience which reflects the northern peninsula’s heritage.

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Explore Colombo by foot to discover a haven for hidden architecture and experience the changing landscapes of this bustling city.

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Individual Experiences

One of the best ways to take in Colombo is by exploring at night. Go on a cycling adventure through the streets, guided with the utmost safety.

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Get an insight into Sri Lanka's booming and historic tea industry by taking a guided tour of one of the oldest tea factories in Sri Lanka.

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