Adult : 4000 LKR
Children below 12 : 1500 LKR
*all packages include breakfast or a light meal depending on the timing
To begin with you will have to take few steps forward on our tour in order take a step back and re-visit the birth of Colombo.
There are very few people who would know the beginnings of Colombo or as us Sri Lankans say ‘Kolamba’.
The hustle and bustle of city life creates an environment in which time seems to pass quicker. Progress and Economic Development slowly but steadily hide the true essence and character of a city and before you know it the history, culture and architecture that a great city was built on is soon forgotten. We at Colombo Walks plan to keep this rich heritage alive!
The tours start daily at 6.45AM, 11AM, 4PM at the entrance to the old Dutch Hospital precinct.
Capture the essence of Colombo as the sun rises at the Colombo Lighthouse. Learn about the Arab, Portuguese, Dutch and British Colonizations, all of whom foresaw the potential of Colombo with its own natural harbour and of course the strategic location of Sri Lanka as a major shipping route between the east and west with its close proximity to India. Each of these colonies left a part of history behind in Colombo like the Lady Ward Clock Tower and Fort Railway Station.
Taste a freshly cut King Coconut or ‘Thambili’ as its locally known and engulf yourself in the sights, sounds and smells of the Pettah Bazzar while you walk down Main Street and see the morning come alive as people set up shop. Visit curiosities like the Largest Chandelier in South East Asia and view some of the ancient coins of Sri Lanka.
The Grand Red Mosque better known as Jami Ul Alfar Mosque or the Wolvendaal Church seem to truly transport you to another time.
These are just a few of the stops we make on our tour.
Finishing up the walk is just as exciting as starting the walk. A hearty Sri Lankan breakfast or light meal awaits and you would have a few more memories to hold onto.
We Love Colombo - so for the people of Sri Lanka let us continue to remember the beginning of our vibrant city and its heritage. And for our guests from around the globe spread the word and share what you learn with the world.
Some would say that Colombo Walks is a journey of discovery and others a journey of re-discovery.