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Forgotten Colombo

history walk

Forgotten Colombo

5 reviews
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Drinks
Hosted in
English
history walk

Forgotten Colombo

history walk

Forgotten Colombo

5 reviews
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Drinks
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

An Evening stroll through the forgotten streets of Colombo- the commercial capital of the country. Amidst the skyscrapers and upcoming international branded projects, there is still undiscovered parts of Colombo which remain very rich in history. Explore the city’s overlooked fort area, hustling markets of Pettah and its bustling streets alongside some of the countries oldest buildings where they still remain intact. This is a great tour for those with a keen interest in history, culture,architecture and photography. The walk begins from a historical area near the fort and will cover some of the oldest buildings in the city, with visits to ancient churches and central landmarks in the city. Off course the best part remains last, where you will top it off with a chilled refreshment at one of the only remaining dodgy bars in Colombo.

Your host

Learn more about Dilshan

Dilshan

Im the founder of an experience based venture called " Kochi Miris" that specializes in curated travel experiences in Sri Lanka. Born and bred in Colombo, I began developing this walk in the city to share my passion for developing authentic and soulful experiences. Eventhough the city is developing fast, there is a soft spot in me for the overlooked forgotten parts of the city which still remain very much historical. Come join the experience of seeing Colombo through a local’s point of view with me

What's included

Drinks

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Where you'll be

The walk will cover the forgotten areas of Colombo and Pettah Markets. Couple of the places that we will be covering would be the ones mentioned below. Lighthouse with clock tower, First Departmental Store in Sri Lanka, Last King of Sri Lanka prison cell, The Dutch Hospital Complex, The Oldest Hotel in Sri Lanka, The Dutch Gate and off course topping it off with a visit to a local bar.

This experience is available starting May 01, 2020

To protect the health and safety of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused through April 30, 2020 due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Sunglasses

More tips

Try to dress in the most comfortable clothing as possible. Its a walking tour so make sure to bring your sun block and hat along. Since there wont be any temple visits shorts and skinnies are more than welcome. Most of all come in a cheerful spirit to discover the Forgotten Areas of the city.

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Dilshan
Forgotten Colombo
5 reviews
From $30/person
5 reviews
From $30/person