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Colombo's History Walk

A guided walk through the city's historic Fort and Pettah districts

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Colombo's History Walk

A guided walk through the city's historic Fort and Pettah districts

Host

Born and bred in Colombo, your host began developing his walk in the city to share his passion for developing authentic and soulful experiences after working for a jungle eco resort in Yala. With a passion for giving back to the community and for travel, when not curating experiences for visitors he either volunteers at the National Institute of Mental Health where he conducts art therapy, or hops on his motorbike to a secluded spot to camp and read in solitude.

US$ 24.00

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  • All Saints Church, Colombo.,
  • 2 Hours / 0 Mins
  • Child Friendly, Senior Friendly

Highlights

  • Walk the streets of the often overlooked city with your local host

  • Mingle with local life on Pettah’s streets, passing buildings steeped in history

  • Witness the changing face of Colombo from the past, present and to its future

  • Stop by at the harbor room over looking the Colombo Port for refreshments

  • This experience is not private

Host

Born and bred in Colombo, your host began developing his walk in the city to share his passion for developing authentic and soulful experiences after working for a jungle eco resort in Yala. With a passion for giving back to the community and for travel, when not curating experiences for visitors he either volunteers at the National Institute of Mental Health where he conducts art therapy, or hops on his motorbike to a secluded spot to camp and read in solitude.


Highlights

  • Walk the streets of the often overlooked city with your local host

  • Mingle with local life on Pettah’s streets, passing buildings steeped in history

  • Witness the changing face of Colombo from the past, present and to its future

  • Stop by at the harbor room over looking the Colombo Port for refreshments

  • This experience is not private

US$ 24.00

Book Now
  • All Saints Church, Colombo.,
  • 2 Hours / 0 Mins
  • Child Friendly, Senior Friendly

Details

Meet your host in front of the All Saints Church. Hear of the colonial powers and Arab traders who visited “the pearl of the Indian Ocean” and put this lesser known city on the map from the 14th century onward. Much of Colombo's architecture is an intriguing memento of the past, whether this be a Mosque or old Dutch Bell Tower out of sight along vendor-lined streets or the renovated statement buildings in a recently re-opened part of town. Glimpse the future of Colombo as you arrive at the Dutch Hospital, surrounded by high rise buildings, new hotels and café culture


What to bring:

  • Light clothes

  • Walking shoes

  • Hat or umbrella as preferred


What we’ll provide:

  • Drinking water

  • Drinks served at the refreshment stop


Instructions on getting to Location

Your host will meet you in front of the All Saints Church in Pettah. The address All Saints Church, 170, Gas Works Street, Colombo 11.

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