We begin across the harbor & take a heritage walk through Colombo Fort. Discover the story of Colombo and its ancient seafaring trade. Learn about the Fort's colonization & hear the stories of its inhabitants throughout the ages as you walk along age-old streets & witness the heritage and architectural remnants of the past. Next, we cross a canal to reach Pettah, a trade district selling goods of every description. Wander through a maze of streets & alleyways, & uncover hidden historical landmarks & cultural gems within the hustle & bustle. Walk through a farmer's market & discover a variety of local produce. Finally, escape the madness in Pettah by visiting a beautiful sacred and spiritual space. Grab an insight on one of the world's oldest religion and culture. Next, we head to Slave Island, a place shrouded in history. Hear its interesting stories as we walk along a lake towards another stunning sacred space designed by Bawa, renowned Sri Lankan architect and father of Tropical Modernism. Grab some awesome city scales and witness the transformation of Colombo into a megapolis. Finally, we'll explore the Cinnamon Gardens to unravel a couple of Victorian-era monuments, wonder at grandeur architecture of administrative buildings and private mansions, walk through a historic park & browse through local art works before ending at a place of cultural significance.
Il tuo host
I'm Rushad - a wanderlust soul, lover of all things wild, student of knowledge, self-taught historian and a craftsman of travel. After 5 years in the travel industry playing different roles and a degree in Hospitality Management, I quit corporate life to start-up my own travel venture. Now, I'm on a mission to help people embark on their odyssey to connect with a destination, it's culture, history and people through the power of 'experiential travel'. My experience aims to offer fellow travelers an insightful, soulful and immersive walk through historic and contemporary Colombo.
Che cosa è incluso
Tuk rides to transfer us from district to district in case u get tired of walking
Old photos The excursion will be punctuated by old photos of the city to show you contrast from from the older days.
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Dove ti troverai
1. Colombo Fort, an ancient seafaring trade port & mighty fort encompassed with buildings of colonial heritage. 2. Pettah, a maze of bazaars lined with several hidden gems waiting to be discovered. 3. Slave Island, home to the historic Beira Lake, interesting stories, harmonious neighborhoods & beautiful sacred spaces. 4. Cinnamon Gardens, an affluent district dotted with historical and cultural monuments.
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Termini di cancellazione
È possibile cancellare e ottenere il rimborso totale di qualsiasi esperienza entro 24 ore dall'acquisto.
Termini di comunicazione
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Requisiti degli ospiti
Possono partecipare fino a 8 ospiti di almeno 14 anni. The guided heritage walk requires that your fit to stroll on foot in the tropical weather. But don't worry, we can move at your own pace & have plenty of breaks in between to replenish or hop in a…
• Please do inform me of dietary needs or any other special needs • You required to remove footwear, caps and head scarves at most temples. •
Colombo Heritage Walk
A partire da 28€ a persona
A partire da 28€ a persona