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Colombo’s Culture Walk - Private Tour

A walking tour of Colombo’s key cultural and religious sites

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Colombo’s Culture Walk - Private Tour

A walking tour of Colombo’s key cultural and religious sites

Host

Born and bred in Colombo, your host previously worked at a jungle eco resort in Yala National Park before developing his walk in the city to share his passion for developing authentic and soulful experiences. 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$ 47.00

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  • Seema Malaka, Colombo,
  • 2 Hours / 30 Mins
  • Child Friendly, Senior Friendly

Highlights

  • Wander around vibrant streets fringed by flower garlands and fruit sellers

  • Visit an array of religious buildings illustrating Colombo's diverse culture

  • Explore the lively streets of Pettah and learn about its colonial past

  • This experience is private

Host

Born and bred in Colombo, your host previously worked at a jungle eco resort in Yala National Park before developing his walk in the city to share his passion for developing authentic and soulful experiences. 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

  • Wander around vibrant streets fringed by flower garlands and fruit sellers

  • Visit an array of religious buildings illustrating Colombo's diverse culture

  • Explore the lively streets of Pettah and learn about its colonial past

  • This experience is private

US$ 47.00

Book Now
  • Seema Malaka, Colombo,
  • 2 Hours / 30 Mins
  • Child Friendly, Senior Friendly

Details

Meet at the floating Gangarama Buddhist temple, Seema Malaka on Beira Lake. Travel by tuk tuk to Sri Ponnambalam Vanesvar Kovil, an intricately carved granite Hindu temple, followed by a short walk to St. Anthony's Shrine, a national Catholic monument where you can hear the story of Anthony of Padua. Follow a chain of flower garland kades (shops) into the cacophony of Pettah. Pass by the Old Town Hall, an eye-catching neo-gothic building, and Kayman's Gate, a Dutch bell tower, before finishing your walk outside Jami Ul-Afar Mosque, the famous Red Mosque.


What to bring:

  • Conservative dress

  • Flip flops


What we’ll provide:

  • Host

  • Sarongs/ shawls

  • socks

  • Drinking water

  • Refreshments

  • Entrance tickets


Instructions on getting to Location

Your host will meet you at the Seema Malaka temple on the lake

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