Colombo Guides

Why be part of a large group while touring a city when you can explore Colombo with a private local guide? Exploring Colombo is best done with a local who has knowledge of the culture, food and most importantly knows the best way to get around the city. Check out below the benefits of having a local guide in Colombo by your side!

Withlocals experiences in Colombo are

100% With locals

Who you see is who you get.
The Withlocals host you book is the
host that welcomes you.

100% Private

All Withlocals experiences
are private, meaning exclusively
for you.

a 100% taste of the city

From city highlights to hidden gems.
From food essentials to home dinners.
Our hosts share it with you.

Guides in Colombo

With so many things to do, being accompanied by a private guide in Colombo can be extremely helpful as the tours would be tailored based on your liking and interests. Your guide should also be able to advise you on how to avoid the crowds and traffic and take off-the-beaten routes that will help you save time on the road too. What better way to get around Colombo than with a local around you, right?

Colombo’s history and culture are deeply embedded in the city’s attractions and can only be properly discovered with the help of a private guide. The history dates backs to more than a millennium and surely large tour groups will not cover every aspect of it. But with a Colombo private guide around you, you can question them and get real answers to truly understand the hidden gems surrounding each site. Who knows, they might even be able to share some of their personal stories relating to an attraction.

Top personalized tours in Colombo

Your Magical Sri Lanka Personalized Tour - 3 days

NEW! WITHLOCALS ORIGINALS

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€91.00 p.p.

Your Magical Sri Lanka Personalized Tour - 10 days

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€300.00 p.p.

Your Magical Sri Lanka Personalized Tour - 7 days

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from

€240.00 p.p.

Other reasons to go for a local guide in Colombo

Also, Colombo has plenty to offer in terms of local street food, so why not get your private guide to take you to some of the best street food joints in the city. It’s a must-try! Based on their recommendations you can be fully confident that you have savored the most authentic Sri Lankan food in the capital city of Colombo. Just let your private guide know your preferences in terms of the types of food you want to try, and you can then prepare yourself for a treat.

Make sure you let your local guide know about your travel preferences so they can tailor the itinerary accordingly. Your guide should therefore be able to accommodate to almost any request that you make including the type of transport you prefer, the type of food and also places you would like to stay in. Your private guide in Colombo would also know what type of clothes you should wear or avoid depending on the tour. This can be especially important when visiting religious sites, so you can be respectful and be allowed inside these places.

This is what guests are saying about our hosts

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D Prasanna
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Colombo to Kandy in 1 Amazing Day with a Local

Arranged a 1D personalised Colombo-Kandy tour with Prasanna, who was at the airport waiting for us even though our flight landed early. It was a comfortable drive to Kandy and we appreciated the historical sharing as we visited sites around Kandy. Prasanna even did an impromptu stop at a roadside fruit stall to allow us to sample durians, which were in season! Thanks for the intro to Sri Lanka, Prasanna!

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Julie Ann Krishani
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A customized trip with Krishani

Krish and her partner Sanka spoiled me with a lot of authentic local foods. Krish has a vast of knowledge about the history, floras and faunas of sri lanka. If you like an authentic local experience then Krish is the best option you have.

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Levien Charith
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Thrilling Canyoning Adventure in Kitulgala

We asked Charith for a special trip to Kitalgula and he did not let us down!
We are a family of four and enjoyed the day in and on the water! Rafting and canoying and rafting again, and also a delicious lunch. We had two guides and they were very good, especially with our kids (age 9 and 12)
We felt save during the whole activity.