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Private Tour: Night Cycling in Colombo

Private Tour: Night Cycling in Colombo - Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Duration: 5 hours
Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka

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$92.00

Cycle through the charming city of Colombo at dusk, as you visit some of its most iconic landmarks and learn its hidden secrets. Learn more about the history of the city and the stories behind it ... More info ›

Cycle through the charming city of Colombo at dusk, as you visit some of its most iconic landmarks and learn its hidden secrets. Learn more about the history of the city and the stories behind it. See Colombo from a different perspective. Catch a quick break with some light snacks & refreshments.


The tour begins at 5:30 pm at D.S.Senanayake statue in Independence Square where you will get familiarized with your bikes and listen to the safety briefing. You will also be provided with helmets, safety glasses, and reflector jackets, to ensure safety and comfort.

The route that you will be taking is as below:

  • Independence Square: The Independence memorial hall is a National monument in Independence Square. It was opened in 1953. The memorial hall is based on the architecture of the Audience Hall of the royal palace complex (which now houses the Temple of the Tooth Relic) in Kandy.
  • Race Course: Opened in 1893, the race course was used as a temporary airfield during World War II. It went on a decline after the war. In 2014, it was converted to Sri Lanka's first International Rugby Ground with an attached shopping complex.
  • Victoria Park and the Municipal Building: Victoria Park is the largest and oldest park in Colombo. It was built during the British era and was named after Queen Victoria. Today the name has been changed to Viharamahadevi Park to commemorate the mother of the famous ancient Sri Lankan King Dutugamunu.
  • Gangaramaya Temple: Gangaramaya Temple is an eclectic mix of modern architecture, due to its redesign by the famous architect Geoffrey Bawa, and cultural essence. Located in what once a swamp adjoining the Beira Lake, this temple is a one of the land marks of the city.
  • Slave Island: A suburb of Colombo that was once a place of horror where African slaves were held during the Portuguese and Dutch rule of Sri Lanka. Some of the residents still have traces of African ancestry.
  • Dutch Hospital: It was built in 1681 in the Dutch Colonial era. With time it was used for various purposes. Now it has been lavishly restored and is home to some of the best cafes, restaurants and shops in Colombo.
  • Grand Oriental Hotel: A 19th Century Colonial Building converted into a hotel, it has a scenic view of the Colombo Harbor and Galle Face Green.
  • Old Colombo Light House: The old lighthouse is an important part of the city and has a history that dates back to the 19th It now functions as a clock tower.
  • The Prison of the Last King of Ceylon: A historical icon of Colombo, the prison cell of the last king of Sri Lanka, Sri Vikrama Rajainghe, is located opposite the Bank of Ceylon headquarters.
  • Galle Face Green and Galle Face Hotel: A long stretch of coastal land cleared by the Dutch to put up the canons of their fort. The original green was a larger area than it is today.

After viewing these places you will be cycling back to Independence Square and finish the tour there at 10:30pm

SKU: LK60011000

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Private Guided Walking Tour of Galle Fort

Private Guided Walking Tour of Galle Fort - Galle, Sri Lanka

Duration: 90 minutes
Location: Galle, Sri Lanka

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$45.00

Walk through the old fortifications of Galle, and hear the stories of times past from a local guide whose family has resided there for generations. Visit the museums with their memorable treasures and the lighthouse which was once an indispensable asset of the area ... More info ›

Walk through the old fortifications of Galle, and hear the stories of times past from a local guide whose family has resided there for generations. Visit the museums with their memorable treasures and the lighthouse which was once an indispensable asset of the area. Wander around the maze of cobblestoned streets with their picturesque houses and Dutch names. Relax with a cup of Ceylon Tea or fresh King Coconut. A tour of immense charm to one of the best preserved colonial forts in Asia.

SKU: LK60040100

You will start your tour at the entrance to the Fort, where you will be met by your host at 4:30pm. Your guide and host is a local who has been a resident of Galle his whole life, along with his ancestors. His masterful knowledge of the town and its history will show you the layers below the colorful beauty of Galle.

The natural harbor of Galle was famous as far back as 1400 BC. At that time it was one of the main ports in the world from which cinnamon was exported. The arrival of the Portuguese marked a change in the history of the town. They made Galle their headquarters and destroyed many important monuments which were in the area. The initial earth and palisade fort built by the Portuguese was expanded on by the Dutch, after their takeover of the Portuguese assets in the 17th century. The Dutch Fort was highly advanced with high stone ramparts and many bastions. They also built many other buildings for administration and residency. The Dutch made renovations to the streets and added advancements such as storm water drains.

Today much of the Dutch fort still stands, contradicting the ravages of time. The history seeped streets of Galle retain their life and originality. You will be able to climb up to the ramparts of the fort, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and walk through the streets. The delicate filigreed roofs and old street signs with Dutch names add to their character. Your host will also take you on a tour to the museums which have many antiquities relating to the history of Galle and its harbor. Your walking tour will also take you to the Galle lighthouse which was built by the British. Along the way you will take a break with a cup of fine Ceylon Tea or a refreshing drink of King Coconut milk.

Your walk will be completed back at the Dutch Fort at 6:00pm.

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Polonnaruwa Ruins Ride Cycling Tour from Polonnaruwa

Polonnaruwa Ruins Ride Cycling Tour from Polonnaruwa - Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka

Duration: 2 to 3 hrs
Location: Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka

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$122.00

The tour gives you the wonderful opportunity to enjoy viewing the remnants of the ancient Kingdom of Polonnaruwa. Wander amongst the ruins of the second largest kingdom of old and get to know more about them ... More info ›

The tour gives you the wonderful opportunity to enjoy viewing the remnants of the ancient Kingdom of Polonnaruwa. Wander amongst the ruins of the second largest kingdom of old and get to know more about them. Cycle to the beautiful Parakrama Samudra (Sea of Parakrama) and listen to its history. View the clean green countryside of Polonnaruwa and feel more relaxed. Finish off with a refreshing king coconut drink.

SKU: LK60120100

You will be starting your cycling tour 9:00 am at the entrance of the old city of Polonnaruwa. The city carries a history from over millennia ago. Though it existed on a smaller scale before; the city truly flourished between the 11th century and 13th century AD, when it was the capital of the country. The city was architecturally advanced and the ruins found in this UNESCO World Heritage Site today rival that of ancient cities such as Angkor and Egypt.

You will be starting your tour with a visit to the ruins of King Parakramabahu I's Palace which was a magnificent 12th-century edifice that rose to seven stories. You can still see the remains of the central wall which supported over 40 interconnected rooms and the bottom section of the structure.

In line with this monument is the Council Chamber built by the same king, who was an amazing engineer. The perfectly designed Chambers had such good acoustics that you could hear the speaker in any corner of the room. The base of the chamber and some of the pillars still stand, and you will be able to observe the fine stone craft used on the outer wall carvings.

You will also view the mysterious Satmahal Prasada (otherwise known as Seven Storied Edifice), whose makers are unknown. The stepped pyramid style building bears resemblances to Mayan and Angkor stepped pyramids. The Atadage and Hatadage, the first and second Sacred Tooth Relic Shrines of Polonnaruwa, will also be places you will pass on your bike.

The Gal Vihara Rock Sculptures are a very important destination of your tour which displays some of the best artistry of the Polonnaruwa period in its three giant statues; the standing, seated and reclining Buddhas which were carved from solid granite. The carvings were so beautifully done, with detailed expressions that stone crafters afterwards were unable to match the perfection of these statues.

Some of the other things you will get a chance to see are the vaulted halls of the wonderfully preserved Thuparama; Rankoth Vihara which is the biggest pagoda in Polonnaruwa; the Shiva Temple built by the Cholas who invaded in the 10th century; and the famous Vatadage of Polonnaruwa with its circular structure, embellished guard stones, carved balustrades and central stupa surrounded by Buddha statues at the cardinal points.

After viewing the ruins in the old city, you will be pedalling to the Parakrama Samudra, again a creation of the formerly mentioned illustrious monarch. The vast reservoir which was built to preserve and make use of 'every drop of rain', still remains an extremely impressive feat even today. The reservoir boasts some wonderful views that you can enjoy while visiting it. Later you will pedal back to your starting point enjoying the green countryside and many toque macaque monkeys that live in the area. You will finish off your tour by 12:00 pm with a fresh and cooling king coconut drink.

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Private Tour: The Sacred City of Anuradhapura Cycling Tour

Private Tour: The Sacred City of Anuradhapura Cycling Tour - Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Duration: 3 hours
Location: Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

From USD
$122.00

This tour takes you the oldest city of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura. Feel the weight of two millennia in the ruins of the city, which was grand in its heydey ... More info ›

This tour takes you the oldest city of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura. Feel the weight of two millennia in the ruins of the city, which was grand in its heydey. Hear the local legends and stories about Anuradhapura. Cycle by the beautiful Tissawewa reservoir. View the majestic Jetavanaramaya, which was one of the tallest monuments in the Ancient World. See Anuradhapura as you have never seen it before.

SKU: LK60130100

Your tour will be starting at the embankment of Tissa Wewa, at 8:00 am. You will be met by your cycling guide and provided with bicycles and helmets as well as refreshments for the ride. The artificial reservoirs were created in the 3rd century BC by King Devanampiyatissa and are the third oldest manmade reservoir in Sri Lanka. The embankment of Tissa Wewa is 2 miles long and 25 feet tall. You will be able to cycle along the embankment enjoying the view.

From Tissa Wewa you will be biking to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Anuradhapura City, where all the ancient monuments and ruins are. Your guide will tell you many native stories and legends about Anuradhapura along the way. En route to the city, you will be stopping by the Isurumuniya Temple which was also built by King Devanampiyatissa in the 3rd century BC. This temple is the location of many famous stone carvings that you will get to see; including the Isurumuniya Lovers, the Royal Family, and the Elephant Bathing carving by the pond outside. The carvings range from various centuries, showing this to have been a place where art and religion combined.

Once you get to the Anuradhapura Ruins you will first view the Abhayagiri Stupa, which was part of massive Abhayagiri Monastery.The Stupa was the second largest brick structure in the world after Jetavanaramaya. You will be able to see the elaborate moonstones and the reclining buddha. You will also be able to see the famous giant Samadhi Buddha statue and the beautifully designed Twin Ponds (Kuttam Pokuna) which were also part of the Abhayagiri Monastery.

Another important part of the Abhayagiri Monastery that you will be seeing is the Lankarama Stupa. The ancient ruins show that it would have been a vatadage, based on the evidence of pillars and a stupa house. Nothing else is known about this stupa that was built in the 1st century BC. You will see the site marked by a small stupa built fairly recently.

After the Abhayagiri monastery area, you will be visiting Jetavana Pagoda. Jetavanaramaya was built in the 4th century AD and was the largest brick structure of the ancient world. Jetavana remains an impressive sight with carved bas-reliefs, high arches and beautifully shaped lotus pedestals.

The next sight to see is the Ruwanwelisaya Pagoda which was built in the end century BC. It was the second largest stupa after the above mentioned two stupas. The pagoda is the oldest that is still in use, and you can see pilgrims worshipping here. You will see plenty of elephant sculptures here; from the full sized elephant sculptures in the outer wall to the old stone elephants in the bas of the stupa.

There are also many other monuments that you may visit in Anuradhapura based on time constraints. Your tour will be concluded outside the ancient city by 12 pm.

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Private Cycling Tour: Padavigampola Village Cycling Tour

Private Cycling Tour: Padavigampola Village Cycling Tour - Pinnawala, Sri Lanka

Duration: 7 to 8 hrs
Location: Pinnawala, Sri Lanka

From USD
$35.00

This tour takes you cycling through the ancient forests of Sri Lanka to the rural village of Padavigampola. Cycle from Pinnawala to Padavigampola ... More info ›

This tour takes you cycling through the ancient forests of Sri Lanka to the rural village of Padavigampola. Cycle from Pinnawala to Padavigampola. Discover the hidden historical treasures surrounding it. Learn more about the trade, traditions, and culture of the village. Walk through the paddy fields and get to know more about the methods used. Try out the delightful local crops in a village lunch cooked over wood fires. This is a tour filled with fun and adventure for everyone

SKU: LK60190400

Your tour will start at approximately 0800 hrs from Pinnawala town where your guide will meet you. He will bring the necessary equipment such as the bicycles, First aid kit for emergencies, bicycle chargers and etc. You will then be biking cross country through the woods to Padavigampola. You will be traveling along lush green paths to the village. The route is full of nature and extremely beautiful. You will get there within an hour or two; depending on the rest stops you take along the way.

Padavigampola is a little hamlet surrounded by the ancient tropical forests of Sri Lanka. This tranquil village holds monuments dating back to the Stone Age and Neolithic Era (4000 BC to 3000 BC). The most valuable archaeological monument of this village is the Gal Massa (Dolmen) - a type of single chamber megalithic tomb that usually dates from the Neolithic era and consists of two or more vertical megaliths supporting a horizontal capstone. The dolmen at Padavigampola is the only known such example in Sri Lanka. There is also a large rock face near the village with caves tunneled into it during the time of the ancient king Walagamba. Your guide will take you on a detailed tour, where you will get to see all these and more. These historical marvels will give you a better understanding of the ancient heritage of Sri Lanka.

Afterwards, you will visit one of the local farmers who will take you on a visit to his paddy fields. He will explain more about rice cultivation and you will also get to know more about the other crops planted locally. Once you get back you will find a delicious indigenous herbal meal waiting for you. You will find that the entire wholesome meal comprises of the harvested rice, local produce, and fish from the river nearby. Slow cooked over a wood fire the food is infused with a wonderful smoky flavor and is served on lotus leaves over a woven tray.

After a relaxing meal, you will have a sometime left when you can find your own entertainment. There are activities galore for you to do. You can go for a short bike ride or hike, or simply sit down and start a conversation with a villager with the assistance of your guide. There may be singing and dancing as evening falls too.

At approximately 1530 hrs you will be leaving the village and cycling back. Your guide will drop you off back at the town.

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Private Cycling Tour: Padavigampola Cycling Tour with Cooking Demonstration

Private Cycling Tour: Padavigampola Cycling Tour with Cooking Demonstration - Pinnawala, Sri Lanka

Duration: 7 to 8 hrs
Location: Pinnawala, Sri Lanka

From USD
$82.00

This tour takes you on a cycle ride through the old history seeped woods of Sri Lanka to the rural village of Padavigampola. Cycle from the town of Pinnawala to Padavigampola Village ... More info ›

This tour takes you on a cycle ride through the old history seeped woods of Sri Lanka to the rural village of Padavigampola. Cycle from the town of Pinnawala to Padavigampola Village. Discover the veritable mine of ancient archaeological treasures hidden amongst the wilderness. Walk through the paddy fields and get to know more about the cultivation methods used by the locals. Watch a cooking demonstration on traditional Sri Lankan meals. Have a wonderful and nutritious village lunch. This tour has something for everyone.

SKU: LK60190400

Your tour will start at approximately 0800 hrs from Pinnawala town where you will be met by your guide. He will bring the necessary equipment for the tour such as the bicycles, First aid kit for emergencies, bicycle chargers and etc. You will then be biking cross country and traveling along lush green paths to the village. The route is filled with natural beauty; complete with many gushing streams, fauna, and flora.  It will take approximately an hour or two to get there.

Padavigampola is a little hamlet surrounded by the ancient tropical forests of Sri Lanka. This tranquil village holds monuments dating back to the Stone Age and Neolithic Era (4000 BC to 3000 BC); including the Gal Massa or dolmen - a type of single chamber megalithic tomb that usually dates from the Neolithic era. The dolmen at Padavigampola is the only known such example in Sri Lanka. There is also a large rock face near the village with caves tunneled into it during the time of the ancient king Walagamba. Your guide will take you on a detailed tour, where you will get to see all these and more.

Afterwards, you will visit one of the local farmers who will take you on a visit to his paddy fields. He will explain more about rice cultivation and you will also get to know more about the other crops planted locally. Once you get back you will be meeting up with the farmer’s wife who will demonstrate Sri Lankan traditional cooking in clay pots over a wood fire. You will learn more about the spices and condiments used as well. Once you have helped her prepare your meal you will sit down for lunch.

You will find that the entire wholesome meal comprises of the harvested rice, local produce, and fish from the river nearby. Dessert will probably be buffalo curd with treacle. After a relaxing meal, you will able to go for a short bike ride or hike, or simply sit down and start a conversation with a villager with the assistance of your guide.

At approximately 1530 you will be leaving the village and cycling back. Your guide will drop you off back at the town of Pinnawala.

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