The True Essence of Colombo:Private Highlights & Hidden Gems
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- Duration: 3 hours
- Private group
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As a widely world travelled explorer of over 35 years I can say this tour has been one of my very best experiences. Be aware this is an extensive and varied tour itinerary but that is exactly what I wanted as I was time limited to take in as much sightseeing and activities as possible. I experienced so much of Srilanka’s rich culture, heritage, incredible wildlife, stunning landscapes , streetscenes, tasty cuisine and was able to frequently interact leisurely with the islands wonderfully friendly gentle folk. My tour guide Sanjeewa Padmal was excellent...very knowledgable, professional, friendly, highly articulate in English, good company and drove extremely safely in an air-conditioned large sized modern saloon. The overnight hotel was luxury standard with a beachfront. What I especially liked was Sanjeewa’s keenness for me to enjoy the tour and leaving me to decide on the time spent on each iternary event. This is the first time I’ve used GetYourGuide. Highly recommended.
The guide and driver were very kind to drive us in heavy traffic to St Anthony's Church even though it was not on the itinerary but it should be as this is the most important site in Colombo for Christian westerners so that we could pay our respects after the atrocities by Islamic suicide bombers at Easter. The Christian worshippers are still very noticeably traumatised and our hearts went out to these tragic people. God bless them and may they be allowed to live in peace by these evil Islamic fanatics. Just totally heartbreaking but we were so glad that we got to visit this sacred church now protected by armed soldiers to show our support for them and Christianity. May these innocent souls rest in peace x
My husband and I had a wonderful guided tour of Colombo with Chinthaka. He has a genuine interest in imparting his knowledge of Sri Lanka and Colombo. The day of our tour fell on a public holiday and Chinthaka was innovative in revising our itinerary to ensure we were still able to see all the sights. He was interesting and engaging throughout the tour. Chinthaka was attentive to our needs and happily answered all our questions. We would definitely recommend him. He is an excellent guide.
The tour was good, I liked all the activities and sites that were included. My guide was on time, effective, and did a fine job. The tour was as promised. I save my 5-star ratings for tours where the guide is really enthusiastic, tells great stories, creates connection, entertains, and educates. It's a high bar, but some guides manage it. This tour did what it promised, though - got me out to see the sights of Colombo and gave me an overview.
A fun way to get a feel for Colombo and experience the cultures, Tour includes Temples, Dutch Church and major sites and good balance between entertaining Tuk Tuk ride and walkabout sections. 1 to 1 with Guide was great really knowledgeable and helpful. Good value and only half a day. Recommended.