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

from

€91.00 p.p.

Your Magical Sri Lanka Personalized Tour - 10 days

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from

€300.00 p.p.

Your Magical Sri Lanka Personalized Tour - 7 days

NEW! WITHLOCALS ORIGINALS

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

Withlocals guest
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Chris Duneeshya
Rating

Best Cooking Lesson in Sri Lanka

Duneeshya is a friendly host and more than just cooking, her class is a great intro into the place of food in the culture and history of Sri Lanka. And delicious!

Withlocals guest
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francis Prasanna
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Colombo to Historical Galle City in 1 Day

Prasanna was excellent. We met at the port gate exactly on time, once introductions were over he listened to what we want of the day , agreed on a plan and off we went , nice very clean vehicle and a good driver very informative pleasant man, he knows Sri Lanka and kept us entertained, nothing was too much trouble. We asked to eat at a sea side fish restaurant he found the perfect place 10 out of 10. He picked us up at 8.30 am and delivered us back to our ship about 8pm a very full and enjoyable day. Cost £87 this trip was so under-priced, Our ship Splendida wanted several hundred pounds for the same day out.

This was the first time we have used Withlocals, the first of many in the future.

Thanks again Prasanna. Francis M

Withlocals guest
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James Prasanna
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Colombo to Kandy in 1 Amazing Day with a Local

Four of us took the Kandy tour with Prassana in his Toyota Hi-ace. The vehicle was very comfortable for such a long journey. Collection from our hotel was prompt. The tour itself was good even though it was very busy owing to it being a bank holiday. We ate local food at a local restaurant which was very nice. Prassana was knowledgeable, polite and a good and safe driver. The journey back was very long because of the traffic. The only suggestion would be to include more of a walk around the old town to fully take in the town's character.