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

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.

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



€16.00 p.p.

This is what guests are saying about our hosts

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
Julius Duneeshya

Best Cooking Lesson in Sri Lanka

We had an really nice evening with Duneeshya. She explained everything very well and the food was delicious. Would do it again at any time and can't wait to try everything at home. Thanks Duneeshiya from Hamburg.

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
Jess Krishani

Incredible Local Adventure: Hike the Bible Rock in a Day

From my very first inquiry to the adventure itself, Krishani and her team were amazing! She was incredibly accommodating, knowledgeable and pleasant from beginning to end. We only had one day to fit something awesome in before we had to fly back to the USA that same evening. We never thought we’d be able to take a short hike through rain forest and rappel down a waterfall! The entire experience was unforgettable; the food was authentic and delicious, the scenery breathtaking, the adventure thrilling and our adventure guides were top notch. We will definitely be calling on Krishani and Sanka for our next Sri Lanka trip!!!

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
Kulwant Prasanna

Colombo to Kandy in 1 Amazing Day with a Local

Thank you Prasanna for a delightful day trip to Kandy. We appreciated your punctuality and flexibility with the programme. Will definitely recommend you to anyone visiting Sri Lanka.

Best regards
Charanjit & Kulwant