Location > Colombo and suburbs
Suburbia cycling adventure surrounding wetlands and temples – Colombo Outskirts
- Colombo | - Cycling tours | - 4 - 5 hours
Colombo is the economic and administrative capital of the country and is growing as a tourist destination. What is so special about this great city is the diversity of its locales. From the hustle and bustle of the inner city to the peaceful contours of its outskirts, this city is fast becoming one of the most exciting places to visit in the world. There is perhaps no better way to explore the bordering areas of the city than to make your way through its suburbs on two wheels. You will be able to catch a glimpse of the bustling city’s outer limits while mingling and interacting with the locals and learning about their ways of life. You will cycle past the Diyawanna Oya (lake) which surrounds the country’s parliament complex. It is considered an important habitat for lowland birds, making it a popular attraction for visiting bird enthusiasts. Some of the birds commonly seen in this area include pelicans, kingfishers and cormorants. The Talangama wetlands are also located in the suburbs of Colombo, just a few kilometers away from the city. These wetlands serve as an important habitat for hundreds of species of birds, butterflies, dragonflies and other creatures including amphibians and mammals. The Talangama wetlands however is most known as a birdwatcher’s paradise housing exotic species such as waders, bee-eaters, watercocks, eagles, Lesser Whistling Ducks, Pheasant-tailed Jacanas and many more. It is also home to the Purple-faced Leaf Monkeys as well as a list of reptiles including the monitor lizard. The suburbs of Colombo are full of sights and sounds to be explored and enjoyed while its people are friendly and ever-willing to interact with visitors.
Starting From 30.00 USD
Exploring multi-cultural downtown on a bicycle – Colombo City
- Colombo | - Cycling tours | - 4 - 5 hours
Colombo is the commercial and cultural capital of Sri Lanka and is home to a mixture of cultures. An array of attractions lay strewn across Colombo amidst the hustle and bustle of a lively city. From ancient Arab traders who frequented these ports, to the Portuguese, Dutch and British colonists who occupied the city, Colombo is steeped in history. It boasts many historical and cultural sights waiting to be explored along with its vibrant society. Learn about the country’s past and its rich multi-cultural attractions while interacting with the locals. Experience the true warmth of the city and its people.
Starting From 32.00 USD
The birdwatchers quest: through the Swamp of Royal Treasure – Muthurajawela Wetlands
- Colombo | - Bird watching tours | - 2 hours
The Muthurajawela marsh is part of an integrated coastal wetland system of high biodiversity and ecological significance, which covers an area of 3,068 ha. It is located between 10-30 km north of Colombo in the Gampaha District. Together with the Negombo Lagoon (3,164 ha), Muthurajawela forms an integrated coastal wetland system of high biodiversity and ecological significance. The ecosystem is listed as one of 12 priority wetlands in Sri Lanka, and in 1996, an area of some 1,777 ha in the northern section of Muthurajawela was declared a wetland sanctuary. The wetland makes a natural habitat for hundreds of varieties of endangered species as well as endemic species. Due to the ecological and biological importance of this wetland sanctuary it was recently named a 'protected wetland of the world. It is considered one of most important places in Sri Lanka in terms of flora and is a hotspot for botanists and plan enthusiasts. The Bio diversity report says 209 fauna varieties were identified in the sanctuary, with 17 endemic types and 26 nationally threatened varieties.
Starting From 12.00 USD
Rock Climbing Adventures
- Horana | - Rock Climbing | - 3 - 4 hours
You will be able to experience a unique rock climbing session during your stay in Colombo The rock climbing site is only 40 minutes away from Colombo, which makes travelling more easy Every safety procedure including using safety harnesses, helmets, first aid and a safety briefing before climbing, will be followed Pre-site safety inspections and arrangements will be conducted to ensure your safety The rock climbing site is suitable to climb even in the middle of the day It’s a fun-filled adventure for an expert and even for an amateur to try his/her hand Various routes are available for both amateur and pro climbers to try You will be guided by an experience climber Our rock climbing site is a beautiful location with beautiful natural surroundings
Starting From 48.00 USD
Colombo by Jeep Tour
- Colombo | - City tours | - 3 - 4 hours
Travel in style – explore Colombo in restored jeeps with historical value (World War II Jeep 1942/Vietnam War Jeep 1945/Land Rover Series 1 Jeep 1948/Volkswagen Combi Camper 1977) Opportunity to visit around 20 archaeological and tourist attractions in and around Colombo during the tour You will be guided by a unique individual, who owns and operate these jeeps, and an ardent classic vehicle lover These open-air jeeps will give you an unobstructed 360 degree visibility which is most suitable for sightseeing and photographs Free-of-charge photography coverage of your tour by the host (softcopies will be provided) Self-driving facility to those who like to tick off “riding a war jeep” from their bucket list You can visit Attidiya Bird Sanctuary, which is a great opportunity for nature and bird lovers A great opportunity to get a feel of the bygone era while on holiday A great opportunity for vintage vehicle lovers to ride a vehicle from a rare collection