Colombo by Tuk-Tuk

A Pepper Experience

Immerse yourself Sri Lanka’s capital city, discovering its hidden gems both past and present.

  • Includes: guide, refreshments, tuk-tuk ride
  • Duration: 3 hours, 9am or 3pm
  • Children: 5+
  • To wear/bring: light clothes & walking shoes

Meet your host at Independence Square, an historic backdrop to begin the experience. From here you will travel by tuk-tuk through winding streets that reflect both the modern bustling city and its colonial heritage. Reflect in the gloriously colourful Gangaramaya temple and marvel at the granite structure of Sri Ponnambala Vanneswarar Temple. Here, you will learn about the influence of Buddhism and Hinduism in Sri Lanka. After you travel through modern-day Colombo, you will reach Pettah. Your knowledgable guide will walk you through the bustling streets of this merchant city, which dates back to 1656. 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 you hit a side road out of the hustle of Pettah to refresh yourself in a colonial hotel. From here, you will travel a short distance to climb to a viewpoint unparalleled in the city: a 360-degree view awaits. From port and sea to city views, take your time to drink in an often overlooked and under appreciated Colombo.

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