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Meet your guide at your Colombo hotel, cruise port, or airport, and settle into your private, climate-controlled vehicle. Then, let your guide know what you want to see before heading into the bustling streets. As your tour is private, your itinerary can be tailored around you.

Pass markets and monuments as you hear about Colombo’s ancient and colonial past, and gain insight into its cultural and religious mix. See Independence Memorial Hall and Cinnamon Gardens and take photos of sights such as the Old Parliament, Lighthouse Clocktower, harbor, and more.

Opt to visit the National Museum to chart Sri Lanka’s history and explore the Gangarama Seema Malakaya temple on Beira Lake. Plus, if you wish, shop for souvenirs at malls and handicraft emporiums, and enjoy an optional food break (own expense) to sample local cuisine.

Your tour finishes back at your hotel, the port, or airport.
Locations visited
Colombo National Museum
Seema Malakaya Temple
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Explore Colombo the way you want without needing to research your itinerary or arrange transportation on this private half-day tour. Meet your private vehicle at your hotel, Colombo port, or airport. Decide your sightseeing plan with your guide’s assistance and discover Sri Lanka’s capital. View the Lighthouse Clocktower, Old Parliament, and more. Learn about the city’s history and daily life and choose to stop for shopping and food when you wish.
  • Experience the best of Colombo as you wish on a private half-day tour
  • See the Parliament, Clocktower, temples, and hear their history via a guide
  • Opt to shop, eat, and visit museums, with food and tickets at own expense
  • Suits first-time visitors, with hotel, port, and airport transfers included
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

I love this temple!nice place. it's close to the Fort area you should definitely go there. i think every indian peoples must visit this.very easy to find .

2  Thank rajesh Y
Reviewed 7 May 2018
excellent tour for a short stay

I booked using viator and had deshan from Santa walkers pick me and my mom from the hotel Galle face at Colombo. It was a Toyota Prius which was comfortable for her . She is 83 and requires assistance to walk and design was helpful...More

3  Thank rkmenon
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile
Kumar is the Best

We didn’t have much time, however Kumar made out time very memorable! He was on time and got us back to the airport in ample time to catch our flight!

2  Thank Tasha R
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile
Private half day tour

Tour operator are not trust worthy. Do not leave any valuables in the car/ van operated by tour operator even if you're going out for a minute. Ensure that you carry a print out of the hotel booking indicating room booked with breakfast and airport...More

4  Thank Sridharan A
Pathum_Rodrigo, Director of Sales at Sri Lanka by Car Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Dear Mr. Sridharan from India We have a focus on ensuring we provide a great service to all our customers and and we are one of the sought after tour operators. However I must point out the following, You have booked a Colombo city tour...More

Reviewed 10 April 2018
Driver did not turn up

We searched for our driver but could not find him. We did not receive a call or an email, even though all contact details were entered when we booked. I ma now seeking a refund as we had to book another driver.More

1  Thank Tony W
Pathum_Rodrigo, Director of Sales at Sri Lanka by Car Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Dear Tony, We extend our sincere apologies for what has happened. Your assigned guide had a funeral in family that very morning. We trust in your common sense of understanding these type of situations. We have tried calling your number but it wasn't working. You...More

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Satheesh R
11 September 2018|
Response from Pathum_Rodrigo | Property representative |
Dear Satheesh Please WhatsApp or email us. Best
Azrini A
15 August 2018|
Response from Pathum_Rodrigo | Property representative |
Dear Azrini Yes. We can schedule a custom itinerary and provide you the 2 way transfer Best regards Pathum
27 April 2018|
Response from Pathum_Rodrigo | Property representative |
Yes. We do. It starts at 6 pm. Best regards
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