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Colombo Tuk Tuk Safari

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Colombo, Sri Lanka

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Combine food tastings with sightseeing on a private 4-hour evening tour of Colombo by tuk-tuk. Climb into a comfortable, customized tuk-tuk with a private driver-guide, and delve into Colombo’s bustling streets to enjoy the sights, culinary delights, and city lights. Ride by famous landmarks, explore the hottest entertainment spots, and make food stops to sample local staples and snacks. Enjoy the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks stowed inside your tuk-tuk cooler as you explore.
  • Private 4-hour Colombo tuk-tuk evening food tour
  • Ride a customized tuk-tuk around the bustling streets
  • Pass key landmarks and delve into Colombo’s lively entertainment spots
  • Sample local cuisine such as 'hopper' pancakes at different food stops
  • Enjoy chilled alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks in your tuk-tuk
  • Each 2-passenger tuk-tuk with cooler, 2-way radio, raincover, and sound system
  • Personalized attention from a private driver-guide, with hotel pickup and drop-off included
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Hotel pickup and drop-off from your hotel in Colombo.
Professional driver/guide.
Transport by private tuk-tuk
Lunch or dinner.
Entrance fees (if any).
Food and beverages where not specified.
Gratuities (optional).
Expenses of personal nature.

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Your hotel in Colombo

Begin your private tour with a late-afternoon pickup at your Colombo hotel.

Meet your driver-guide, and board your own customized, convertible tuk-tuk, each with seats for two passengers. These fun and comfortable motorized 3-wheelers feature all you need for touring: onboard drinks coolers, 2-way radios, and rain covers and umbrellas for rainy weather. You can even bring your own music to play on the high-end sound systems.

When you’re ready, set off through the streets with your driver-guide at the helm. Absorb Colombo’s hustle and bustle as locals head out to relax, and combine sightseeing with tastings of the city’s favorite foods and drinks.

Pass famous landmarks and monuments, and stay refreshed with the various alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks chilling in your tuk-tuk cooler, such as beers and juices.

Along the way, explore Colombo’s hottest entertainment neighborhoods, admiring the city lights and hopping out at different food stops. Sample staples like hoppers (rice and coconut milk pancakes) and more, and learn how Sri Lankan food fuses influences from Muslim, Malay, and Indian cuisine.

After about four hours, finish with a hotel drop-off or ask your driver-guide to leave you at any recommended nightspot to continue your evening independently.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
The Most Visited temple in the city, the Gangaramaya Temple which organizes Sri Lanka’s largest and the most colourful Vesak festival annually, has a history of 120 years. It was established in 1885 by Venerable Hikkaduwe Sri Sumangala Nayaka Thera at a time when Buddhist and cultural resurgence were much needed as the country was under the colonial rule. The area that was once a swamp beside the Beira Lake, has now turned to be an iconic complex which consists of the temple, the assembly hall in the breathtaking lake and the vocational training institute. Earlier, devotees had to cross the Beira Lake on a boat in order to reach the then small temple which was converted to what is today by the Devundara Sri Jinaratana Nayake Thera, a pupil of Venerable Hikkaduwe Sri Sumangala Nayaka Thera who appointed him as the chief incumbent of the temple.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Galle Face Green
The Galle Face Green, which is immediately south of Fort, is a long, thin park facing the Indian Ocean which fills up with food stalls and locals on weekday and weekend evenings as it is a popular meeting place to relax. A narrow arm of Beira Lake separates this district from Slave Island, a peninsula where the Dutch imprisoned slaves from their Asian colonies. Galle Road, Colombo’s long seafront boulevard runs south from Galle Face Green, eventually becoming the main coastal road to Galle and the Deep South. It’s always crowded with traffic and short on charm, but as the city’s main thoroughfare it also has some of the best shopping malls and a number of important buildings, including the official residence of Sri Lanka’s premier, the US Embassy, the British High Commission and some of the city’s top five star hotels.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Colombo Fort
Start your private tour in the late afternoon with pickup from your hotel in Colombo. Step into your specialized mode of transport: a convertible tuk-tuk, each holding up to two passengers. These comfortable three-wheelers include onboard coolers to store your snacks and drinks; two-way radios; and wet-weather covers and umbrellas provided for bad weather conditions. You can even bring music to plug into the high-end sound system. Your tour will take up to 4 hours to complete and combines sightseeing with food stops so that you can both see the city and taste its cuisine. The food safari comes with several perks, namely alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks within the tuk-tuk itself, and your guide will take you to the city's entertainment hotspots. Afterward, you will be dropped off at your hotel. Or, if you'd prefer to continue your evening, your driver-guide can provide you with information on the best venues and drop you off at your next destination.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • A maximum of 2 people per booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Lakpura LLC

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Colombo Tuk Tuk Safari?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Colombo Tuk Tuk Safari.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Colombo Tuk Tuk Safari?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Colombo Tuk Tuk Safari.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Colombo Tuk Tuk Safari?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Colombo Tuk Tuk Safari.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Colombo Tuk Tuk Safari?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Colombo Tuk Tuk Safari.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Colombo Tuk Tuk Safari?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Colombo Tuk Tuk Safari.

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  • "If you only have four hours in Colombo, this is how you should spend it." See review
  • "Great little tour - perfect way to see the city!" See review

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So much fun!
Pioneer62098024327
, Apr 2019
Would highly recommend this experience. So much fun, our tuk tuk driver/guide had so much banter, so funny and we really had an amazing time! As well as seeing the main sights, he also took us through the little roads and we visited coffee, tea and spice markets. We ended with a taste of traditional Sri Lankan cuisine. This has been one of the highlights of my trip!
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Excellent way to see the city sites.!
romello_202
, Apr 2019
Fun times.! Excellent way to see the city sites.. music, drinks, good food and good times. A must do while in Colombo.
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Great little tour - perfect way to see...
Cherylyn Grace W
, Apr 2018
Great little tour - perfect way to see the city! Was a fun evening!
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We had an awesome tour with our...
Sysser Kiær A
, Mar 2018
We had an awesome tour with our competent drivers. We had already been on a sightseeing tour, but our drivers showed us some very different places - very fine service. Later we had dinner in a place you are not likely to find by yourself - what a very special, exciting experience. We can highly recommend this tour. Try it. Sysser and friend from Denmark
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Our guide did a fantastic job...
Kirsten P
, Feb 2018
Our guide did a fantastic job showing us the sites of Colombo and surrounds in his unique tuk tuk. We thoroughly enjoyed this tour, one of the best experiences we had on our trip overseas to Sri Lanka and couldnt recommend this tour more highly to everyone! A very pleasant experience! Thanks for such a great time!
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Really a lot of fun with our driver...
Michael M
, Dec 2017
Really a lot of fun with our driver Big Papa and Bob Marley. The food was great, and the trip through Colombo was amazing!
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Wow. Just brilliant. If you only...
Daniel C
, Dec 2017
Wow. Just brilliant. If you only have four hours in Colombo, this is how you should spend it. We had a fun and informative evening, TASTY too, with Big Papa, as we made our way around Colombo in his pimped out Tuk-Tuk learning about the sights of the city and tasting some of its delicacies. Faultless and a must do.
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Leonardo Dicaprio was our tour guide...
Laura
, Apr 2017
Leonardo Dicaprio was our tour guide and he was AWESOME! There was a mix-up with which tour we booked and he was told we were doing a city tour and not a food tour, but he quickly called and made the change with his management. Leonardo did take us sight-seeing around the city a little dropping us by a temple and then showing us a lot of the sites, before starting the food part of our tour. The tour began with coconut drinks in real coconuts and then we went to the outdoor market area and were served fresh mango drinks. We joined up with another small group, which was a lot of fun. We then went to a tea house and my brother bought some expensive white teas. After that we went to a restaurant and each got 3 egg hoppers sweet, spicy and plain. We were supposed to go somewhere next but got sidetracked when a motorcyclist crashed. The driver was okay, but our driver and my brother who I was traveling with got out to help. That was near the Arcade Independence Square - where a beauty pageant was being filmed for TV. When we were finished watching, we were supposed to go for dinner, but we were stuffed from the hoppers and a really bad rain storm had started and we were very nervous in the tuk tuk. Our driver was very confident in getting us around safely, but since we do not have that kind of storms back home, we begged to go back to our hotel. Leonardo felt terrible and offered to bring us our dinner to-go but we'd eaten enough and just wanted to get in from the rain. All in all, it was a fantastic experience!!
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