top5 Shopping in Colombo

Colombo is a bustling city and when it comes to shopping, it has plenty of options to buy exotic items such as clothing, souvenirs and handicrafts that won’t cost an arm and a leg. Colombo shopping is best experienced with a local guide as they can teach you the art of haggling at some places (though not all!) to get the best deals. To many locals, shopping in Colombo is more about the experience than just a pastime. Below is a list of 5 of the best places to shop in Colombo.

Withlocals experiences in Colombo are

100% With locals

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The Withlocals host you book is the
host that welcomes you.

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are private, meaning exclusively
for you.

a 100% taste of the city

From city highlights to hidden gems.
From food essentials to home dinners.
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Top shopping Experiences in Colombo

The Pulse of Colombo: A Complete City Tour


€40.00 p.p.

City Tour with a Licensed Tour Guide


€30.00 p.p.

Street Food Tour of Colombo: the 10 Tastings



€14.00 p.p.

This is what guests are saying about our hosts

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Audrey Duneeshya

Best Cooking Lesson in Sri Lanka

Duneeshya’s cooking class was great! We prepared some dishes we already had during our trip and some new ones. It turned up to be one of the best meals of the trip. I also love how she talked about Sri Lankan food culture and its many influences.
I would definitely recommend the class.
We took an Uber there from Colombo Fort and the place was very easy to find.

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清志 Duneeshya

A customized trip with Duneeshya

Thank you Duneeshya.
I had a great experience in your cooking class.
Especially, to cook three different type of curry is very interesting to me.
I’d like to introduce you to my friends in Japan.

Thank you.

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Withlocals host
Gaylor Prasanna

Colombo to Kandy in 1 Amazing Day with a Local

I only had a short trip to Sri Lanka and i was glad that i took Prasanna's tour to Kandy. He is a knowledgeable guide and drives really well. If you're pressed for time and would like to see the beautiful sights around Kandy, i'd recommend this tour.