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Colombo's Street Food and Street Shopping Culture (Half-day tour)

The streets and markets here are lively; brimming with a colorful assortment of fruits, vegetables, vivid fabrics, sweet-smelling spices, aromatic scrumptious street-food and more. Among these, the vibrant streets of Pettah are the most popular, with ceaseless shops, bargainers and travellers along its bustling boulevards. Colombo’s streets are certain to awaken the explorer in you, compelling you to seek its secrets and wander its intriguing paths.

The pulsating metropolis of Colombo is an enthralling concoction of innovation, street-culture, fashion, urbane art and antiquity, that savours its rich history whilst simultaneously evolving in pace with the contemporary world. Colombo encompasses an extensive area that houses a wide array of captivating attractions and activities.

per adult from




6 to 9 hours


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • WiFi on board
    • Private transportation
    • Guided walking tour of Pettah Markets
    • Snacks - Local delicacies at a sweet shop
    • Guide + Driver + Transport
    • Jami-Ul-Alfar Red Mosque
    • Pettah Floating Markets
    • Colombo City Attractions
    • Sunset dinner at Galle Face Green
    • Parking Fees
    • Entry/Admission - Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque
    What's excluded :
    • Airline tickets
    • Tips
    • Visa Fees
    • Entry/Admission - Dutch Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Colombo Fort
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Pettah, Colombo Sri Lanka

    The tour is a half day in Pettah taking you through an eclectic experience of different cultures, the top landmarks of the area and of course plenty of time for shopping and bargain hunting.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque, Second Cross Street, Colombo 01100 Sri Lanka

    In the midst of chaos in Pettah, the oldest commercial hub of Colombo, tall minarets and domes of red and white rises out of the clustered streets. A striking architectural wonder, a sacred place of worship, Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque, commonly known as Red Mosque, is remarkable and simply stunning.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Dutch Museum, Prince Street, Colombo 01100 Sri Lanka

    The Colombo Dutch Museum is a museum that covers the history of the Dutch colonial rule in Sri Lanka.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Independence Square, Independence Avenue, Colombo 00700 Sri Lanka

    Independence Memorial Hall is a national monument in Sri Lanka built for commemoration of the independence of Sri Lanka from the British rule with the restoration of full governing responsibility to a Ceylonese-elected legislature on February 4, 1948.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Beira Lake, 02 Colombo, Colombo 01200 Sri Lanka

    Stroll around the Beira Lake and see the temple in the centre which is a place of serenity

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Colombo Fort, Galle Buck, Colombo Sri Lanka

    Visit Colombo Fort where you will witness stunning old colonial-era architectural masterpieces such as the old parliament.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Viharamahadevi Park, Colombo Sri Lanka

    Visit the Viharamahadevi Park, the largest and best park in Colombo. Walk down local street art vendors with beautiful paintings that are unique to Sri Lanka.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Pettah Floating Market, Bastian Mawatha, Colombo Sri Lanka

    Pettah in the old district of Colombo, is a a street market and wholesalers hub that symbolises beautiful chaos. The area is one of the most crowded in Colombo from Monday to Saturday. The streets of Pettah are certainly not for the fainthearted; and people either love Pettah or hate it.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Galle Face Green, Galle Road, Colombo Sri Lanka

    Wind-down and enjoy the sunset along the coast line of Galle Face Green, a wide stretch of greenery. A popular park for its wide range of mouth watering street food, flying kites, exercise or simply relaxing spending evenings with family and friends with the sunset alongside the Indian Ocean.

    -Popular for street food, especially the famous ‘isso vade’, deep fried prawns on spicy lentil hot cakes
    -At night, vendors sell Sri Lanka’s signature street food – ‘kottu roti’ and other specialties drawing many a crowd

    Duration: 2 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Colombo City Centre, City Centre, 137 Sir James Pieris Mawatha, Colombo 00200, Sri Lanka
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Once the booking is confirmed, the driver will contact the clients to get more detailed information about the pick-up details.
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by HTCey Leisure

Activity ID: V-211316P17

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