Now that you’ve landed in this tropical paradise, you’re looking for things to do in Sri Lanka, especially in its high-spirited commercial capital, Colombo. What is Colombo famous for, you wonder. Well, let us guide you. Here are a few things to look out for on your Colombo vacation.
Things to do in Colombo
Try the diverse Sri Lankan cuisine
Characterized by types of rice, curries, pickles, chutneys, sambols, and different sweetmeats, Sri Lankan cuisine is an explosion of spice and flavor brought on by the island’s cultural diversity. On your tour, discover countless places to eat, ranging from restaurants to street vendors, that offer delicacies with different cultural and ethnic origins.
Hit up the waves
It’s never a bad time to hit up the beach. Colombo boasts a number of beaches including Galle Face Green, Wellawatte Beach, Crow Island Beach, and Mount Lavinia Beach with your loved ones. Tap into your inner child while playing in the waves, or sit back and take in the views, watching local life unfold while enjoying local snacks.
Shop for authentic items
Being the commercial capital of a culturally rich island, Colombo has no scarcity of unique items, crafts, and souvenirs. Street shops that sell authentic local items crafted by local artisans are not difficult to find so you can support the local small business community by hitting up these wonderful shops on your Colombo tour.
In this bustling city, there is much to look and awe at. The Independence Memorial Hall, the Old Parliament Building, the National Museum of Colombo, the Gangaramaya Temple, the Viharamahadevi Park, the Jami Ul Alfar Mosque, the Pettah Floating Market, and the Wolvendaal Church are only a few of the magnificent locations that Colombo offers to its travelers.
Experience a Tuk Tuk Safari
So you’re planning to hit up Colombo. Tuk Tuk Safari has put together two thrilling fully inclusive, all-expenses-paid tours of the city that cover all things to do in Colombo from shopping and sightseeing to eating and partying.
The “Colombo Safari” rides through the early hours of the day as the city awakens and buzzes with business. Colorful textiles, spices, crafts, local food, and so much more will unravel as you take on this wonderous city in the morning. Beginning at 9 a.m., this tour will take you on an enthralling journey for 3.5-4 hours. So book your experience today.
Colombo Sunset Safari
Witness Colombo as the day gives way to the night with our “Colombo Sunset Safari”. When lights go on in every corner of the city, it changes from the bustle of daily trade to the buzz of fun, relaxation, and nightlife. Book your experience today and cruise through the streets of Colombo from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Create your own safari
While Tuk Tuk Safari knows all the top spots to hit up while riding through Colombo, you can definitely create your own safari with your favorite locations and we’ll show you a good time. Let us know on WhatsApp or via email if you would like us to arrange a special safari.