Colombo Private Day Tour

$100 / Per person

Overview Colombo Private Day Tour 

Colombo, the vibrant heart of Sri Lanka, is a city of intriguing contrasts, where modernity meets history in a harmonious blend. As you embark on a Colombo private day tour, you’ll be introduced to the city’s rich cultural heritage, from colonial-era architecture to contemporary skyscrapers. The iconic Galle Face Green, a picturesque oceanfront promenade, is an ideal spot for a leisurely stroll, offering spectacular views of the Indian Ocean.

A Tapestry of Experiences with our Private Day Tour!

Colombo boasts an array of markets, with Pettah being a true kaleidoscope of goods and a vibrant hub of commerce. Exploring its bustling alleys is a delightful way to immerse yourself in local life. Culinary enthusiasts will be delighted by the flavors of Sri Lankan cuisine at local eateries, where you can savor dishes bursting with exotic spices. Don’t forget to explore cultural gems like the National Museum and the Gangaramaya Temple, each offering a unique glimpse into the city’s rich heritage.

Gateway to Sri Lanka

Colombo’s dynamic atmosphere, friendly locals, and cultural treasures make it a captivating starting point for your journey through Sri Lanka. From here, you can explore the rest of the island, uncovering its diverse landscapes, rich traditions, and the warmth of its people. A Colombo private day tour promises an immersive experience that serves as a perfect introduction to the wonders that await in the Pearl of the Indian Ocean. Visit Go Tours Lanka Travel Blog to read more about Colombo. and read our tour reviews on Tripadvisor 

  • 8 Hours
  • Age 15+
  • Colombo

Tour Plan

We frequently collect clients from hotels, the airport, or Colombo port. To ensure a seamless pick-up and drop-off experience, kindly inform us in advance about your preferred location for pick-up.


: Visit to Sri Ponnambalawaneswaram Kovil

Sri Ponnambalam Vanesar Kovil, situated at the heart of Colombo, is a revered Hindu temple constructed entirely from granite. Its intricate grey granite architecture draws devotees from across Sri Lanka who come to worship Lord Shiva. Evening prayers are enhanced by the melodious tunes of the Nadaswaram (long flute) and Thavil (percussion instrument). While cameras are prohibited inside, visiting this temple in Colombo is a must-experience spiritual journey.

  • Proper dress code appreciated!
  • No filming or photos inside the temple.
  • No shoes & Slippers inside the Temple premises.

: Kelaniya Buddhist Temple

The Kelaniya Buddhist Temple, located near Colombo, Sri Lanka, is a sacred and historic site. It is renowned for its vibrant and intricate murals, depicting the life of Lord Buddha. Pilgrims and tourists alike are drawn to the serene ambiance and rich religious significance of the temple. The stupa, adorned with intricate carvings and surrounded by a scenic garden, adds to the spiritual atmosphere. This temple holds a special place in Buddhism and offers a tranquil escape for those seeking spiritual solace and cultural immersion in Sri Lanka.

  • Proper Dress code highly appreciated!
  • No shoes & Slippers inside the Temple premises.

: Local fruit, vegetable market and local bazzar

(walking tour)

The Colombo Pettah Local Fruit, Vegetable Market, and Bazaar offer a sensory-rich walking tour experience in the heart of Colombo, Sri Lanka. This bustling market is a vibrant tapestry of colors, sounds, and aromas. Stalls brim with fresh, exotic fruits, vegetables, spices, and local delicacies, providing a glimpse into Sri Lanka's culinary diversity. Amid the energetic haggling and commerce, visitors can explore the narrow alleys, discovering a treasure trove of clothing, electronics, and trinkets at the local bazaar. Navigating this lively, chaotic market is an immersive cultural experience that showcases the authentic, everyday life of Colombo's residents.

  • Walking tour
  • Local culture & Daily Sri Lankan life experience.
  • Taste local fruits

: Red Mosque - Colombo

The Red Mosque, officially known as the Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque, is an iconic architectural gem nestled in the heart of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Its stunning red-and-white candy-striped facade is a testament to the city's rich Islamic heritage. Built in 1908, the mosque's unique design combines Indo-Islamic and Moorish influences, making it a captivating sight. The interior is equally impressive, featuring intricate patterns and vibrant colors that add to its grandeur. Its distinctive minarets grace Colombo's skyline, and the mosque is a symbol of religious harmony and cultural diversity in the city. Whether viewed from the outside or explored within, the Red Mosque is a must-visit attraction for its historical significance and striking architecture.

  • Proper Dress code highly appreciated!
  • No shoes & Slippers inside the Mosque premises.

: Colonial buildings (walk or Drive through the buildings with explanation)

Colombo boasts a collection of captivating colonial buildings that reflect its rich history under various European powers. These architectural marvels transport visitors back in time, offering glimpses of bygone eras. Our experienced guide will unveil the hidden stories and myths behind these colonial buildings, enriching your journey with fascinating historical insights and tales that breathe life into the architecture of a bygone era.

  • Live Guide explanations & stories about these buildings.
  • Visiting buildings available on request due to privacy & permits for each tour.

: Modern buildings, (Drive through the buildings with explanation)

Colombo, Sri Lanka, has witnessed significant modern architectural development in recent years. These modern buildings represent the city's evolving skyline and contemporary design.

  • Live Guide explanations & stories about these buildings.

: Gangarama Buddhist Temple

The Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple, nestled in the heart of Colombo, Sri Lanka, is a mesmerizing blend of spirituality, culture, and architectural splendor. Established over 120 years ago, it offers a serene escape from the city's hustle and bustle. Visitors are greeted by a striking fusion of architectural styles, from traditional Sri Lankan to Chinese, Indian, and Thai influences. The temple complex encompasses a museum, library, and a sacred bo tree. A highlight is the vibrant annual Navam Perahera, a grand Buddhist procession celebrated with colorful parades and traditional music. Gangaramaya Temple stands as a cultural oasis, embodying Sri Lanka's rich Buddhist heritage.

  • Proper Dress code highly appreciated!
  • No shoes & Slippers inside the Temple premises.

: Galle Face Green & Port City

(explanation with relaxing walk along the beach side )

Galle Face Green, an iconic urban park along the Colombo shoreline, is a beloved gathering place for locals and tourists alike. This picturesque promenade stretches over a half-kilometer and offers stunning views of the Indian Ocean. Families picnic, friends fly kites, and street vendors offer delicious snacks, creating a lively atmosphere. Adjacent to Galle Face Green, the Colombo Port City is a modern marvel in the making. It's a vast, ambitious development project comprising skyscrapers, hotels, parks, and entertainment venues. This new city within a city promises to be a global business and leisure hub, enhancing Colombo's skyline and attracting investments and visitors from around the world.

  • Live Guide explanations & stories as walk.
  • Explanation about way of life in Colombo, culture, customs and traditions.
  • Shopping visits based on clients interest!
  • Tour Ends!

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We have an exciting tour planned for you in Colombo, carefully curated to explore both popular and lesser-visited gems. Our itinerary is designed to provide a comprehensive view of the city’s diverse attractions, ensuring you don’t miss out on any of Colombo’s unique charms.

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