- Immerse yourself in colonial Colombo
- Explore the city by tuktuk, our local transport
- Be amazed by stunning architecture
- Drink in the amazing view over the city from a viewpoint
- Private experience
- Duration: 3 hours
Hi, I am Raconteur and together we will immerse ourselves in my hometown Colombo where we will discover its hidden gems both past and present.
I will meet you at independence square, a historic backdrop to begin the experience. From here we will travel by Tuk Tuk through winding streets that reflect both the bustling city that exists today and its colonial heritage.
We will visit the colourful Gangaramaya temple where you can marvel at the granite structure of Sri Ponnambala Vanneswarar Temple. You will learn about the influence of Buddhism and Hinduism and how they influence one another.
After you travel through some of modern day Colombo we will reach Pettah. I will walk you through the bustling streets of this merchant city. By far the most stunning landmark in this area is Jami Ul-Alfar, a red and white brick mosque built in 1909. Marvel at its detailing before we hit a side road out of the hustle of Pettah to refresh yourself in a colonial hotel.
We will travel a short distance to climb to a viewpoint unparalleled in the city. A 360 degree view awaits you. From port and sea to city views, take your time to drink in an often overlooked and underappreciated Colombo.
9am or 3pm
To be discussed
- Local guide