HALF DAY COLOMBO CITY TUK TUK TOUR

Sri Lanka Wonder Of Asia

HALF DAY COLOMBO CITY TUK TUK TOUR

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Colombo City is the commercial capital of Sri Lanka and is fascinating as much as the interior hills, jungles, wilderness and beaches. With the main po of Sri Lanka being located in Colombo, there is vibrant trade in various commercial merchandises and therefore, Colombo becomes the main shopping hub of the Island with shops located within walking distances. The Dutch and English architecture of the ancient buildings in the City will also be of great interest to you. We have made this tour in the form of a 'romantic safari' and made it all the more interesting by arranging for you to tour the City in a 'Tuk Tuk' (three-wheeled taxi). There are many shops dealing in gems and jewelry as well as handicras, souvenirs, wooden carvings in plenty. The Government-run handicra shop Laksala is a 'must visit' place and you will be fascinated by the intricate wood, brass and metal carved items produced by very talented villagers. It is primarily to bring out the talent of such aists in backward villages and give them a hand to make a trade of their handiwork by providing a marketing outlet in the City of Colombo that the Government setup 'Laksala'.

Colombo

Colombo is the commercial capital of Sri Lanka. It is also the largest city of Sri Lanka. Due to its large harbor and its strategic position along the East-West sea trade routes, Colombo was known to ancient traders 2000 years ago. It was the capital of Sri Lanka when the Island was ceded to the British Empire in 1815. The name “Colombo” was introduced by the Portuguese in 1505. The British captured Colombo in 1796, but it remained a British military outpost until the Kandyan Kingdom was ceded to them in 1815 and they made Colombo the capital of their newly created Crown Colony of British Ceylon. The era of colonialism ended peacefully in 1948 when Ceylon gained independence from Britain. The influence of the Portuguese, the Dutch and the British is clearly visible in Colombo’s architecture, names, clothing, food, language and attitudes. Buildings from all three eras stand as reminders of the turbulent past of Colombo. Many historical monuments colonial architecture can be seen in Colombo.  A national monument in Sri Lanka is the Independence commemoration Hall at Independence Square (Torrington Square) which was built to commemorate the independence gained from the British on February 4th 1948. However, this monument was built long after Sri Lanka became independent. The Colombo Light House is another land mark structure which was built in 1860 as a clock tower with the lantern being added in 1865 thus transforming it into a light house. It was the same manufacturer of the “Big Ben” that built the clock which was replaced in 1913.  The Colombo National Museum is a very interesting place to visit which will give you a glimpse of so many eras gone by. It is housed in a colonial-type mansion of Italian architecture. It was founded by Sir William Henry Gregory who was the British Governor of Ceylon at that time.  Another most prominent awe-inspiring architectural masterpiece is the Cargills Millers building located in a most prominent place in the center of the City. It was established in 1844 by William Miller and David Sime during the British colonial rule.  The Colombo Dutch Museum which is a colonial mansion from the 17th century houses the Dutch Museum in the heart of Colombo. It was formerly the residence of the Count August Van Ranzo and has now been restored as a Museum with colonial artifacts, pictures, carvings and items of the colonial era. The Wolvendaal church was built by the Dutch in 1749 and is one of the oldest churches in Sri Lanka. It still houses the original interior décor with Dutch furniture and carved wooden pews, chairs, pulpit and lecterns. You can also see the tombstone of five Dutch governors including the oldest Dutch tombstone in Sri Lanka. Also the ancient church organ is still in its original condition. Two other ancient churches are the St. Peter’s Church near the Colombo Harbor Passenger jetty entrance which was the Dutch Governor’s Banquet Hall and later used as a Church in 1804. St. Andrew’s Scots Kirk church which was built in 1842 is another historical Dutch church situated on the Galle Road next to the Cinnamon Grand Hotel.  

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Full Moon Garden

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Ramada Katunayake

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Tamarind Tree

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Airport Garden Hotel

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Lespri Grand

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Heritage Hotel

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Palm Garden Village Hotel

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Rajarata Hotel

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Palm garden village

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Rajarata hotel

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Avasta Resort & Spa

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Forest Rock Garden

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Avasta hotel

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Forest rock garden

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Nuwarawewa lakeside

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Hotel girtale

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Royal lotus

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The lake house

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Heritage Anuradhapura

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Deer park hotel

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Sudu araliya

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The lake hotel

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Brook boutique

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Camellia resort

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Fresco water villa

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sigiriya village

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EKHO Hotels

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GIMANHALA

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Elephant corridor

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Heritance kandalama

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Signature by Amaya

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Anantamaa hotel

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Pigeon island resort

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Sea lotus

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Amaranthe bay resort

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Nilaveli beach resort hotel

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Trinco blu by cinnamon

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Hotel Hill Top

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Hotel Suisse

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Hotel Topaz

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Queens Hotel

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Serene Grand Kandy

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Nuwara Wewa Lakeside

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EARL'S REGENT

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Melheim kandy

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Ozo kandy

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Randholee resort

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Tourmaline

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Amaara sky

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Governor's chalets

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Jetwing St.andrew's

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Amaya hills

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Cinnamon citadel

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Earl's regency

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GRAND KANDYAN

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Hunas Falls

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Mahaweli reach

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Kandy luxury bangalow

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Madulkelle eco lodge

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Theva residency

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ROYAL HILLS

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Yoho Daffodil's Hotel

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Glendower Hotel

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Glenfall Reach Hotel

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The Hill Club

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The Hill Club

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Oak Ray Summer Hill Breeze

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The Water Fall Villas

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Unique cottages

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Araliya green hills

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Grand hotel

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Heritance tea factory

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Amaya langdale

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Jetwing warwick garden

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Tea Plant

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Elephant Safari Hotel

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Grand Udawalawe Resort

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Kalu's Hideaway Hotel

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Elephant safari

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Grand udawalawe

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Grand udawalawe

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Closenberg

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Koggala beach hotel

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Thaproban beach house

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Calamander unawatuna beach

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Galle

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Amangalla

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Fortress resort

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Jetwing lighthouse

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Coral sand

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Hikkaduwa beach hotel

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Citrus hikkaduwa

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Hikka tranz by cinnamon

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Lavanga resort

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Avani kalutara

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Tangerine beach

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Club Bentota

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Oasey Beach

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berjaya mount royal

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Heritance Ayurveda Maha Gedara

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Turyaa kalutara

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Blue water

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royal palms beach hotel

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Gold face Beach Hotel

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Wet water

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Ceylon city hotel

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Mirage hotel

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Cinoman red

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Mount lavinia hotel

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Pegasus reef hotel

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Galadari colomboo

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Taj samudra

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Camelot Beach Hotel

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Club Dolphin Hotel

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Paradise Beach Hotel

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Amagi Aria

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Goldi Sands Hotel

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The Beach All Suite

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Heritance Negombo

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Jetwing Beach

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Jetwing Blue

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Jetwing Sea

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Suriya Resort

Price & Travel

Description Price
US$ 60 Per person

Inclusions & Exclusions

The above cost includes

Transpot to Colombo in air-conditioned vehicle

Tuk Tuk three wheeler safari with English-speaking driver

Refreshments

The above cost does not include:

Payment Methods

Bank Transfer