top5 Best Markets in Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan markets have predominantly been street markets where locals bring out their fresh produce to sell to the public. However, in the recent past, there have been some very interesting flea markets that have been organized. They feature an expanded range of items available for the locals and visitors. Below are some markets, which have caught our attention.

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Street Food Tour of Colombo: the 10 Tastings

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The Pulse of Colombo: A Complete City Tour

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€57.00 p.p.

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Sacred Day Trip to Anuradhapura with a Local

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€37.34 p.p.

Best Day Trip to Kandy: Nature & Culture

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€74.00 p.p.

Amazing Waterfalls Day Trip by Tuk Tuk including Lunch

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€35.00 p.p.

Top food experiences in Sri Lanka

Locals' Favorite Food Tour: the 10 tastings

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€13.00 p.p.

Street Food Tour of Colombo: the 10 Tastings

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€16.00 p.p.

Flavors of Colombo: Tasty Food Tour

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€52.50 p.p.

Top cultural tours in Sri Lanka

Galle Day Trip: an Exotic Escape!

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€49.00 p.p.

Incredible Day Trip to the ancient city of Polonnaruwa

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€39.00 p.p.

Beautiful Coexistence: Temples of Colombo Tour

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€50.00 p.p.

Top original tours in Sri Lanka

Street Food Tour of Colombo: the 10 Tastings

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€16.00 p.p.

Best Day Trip to Kandy: Nature & Culture

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Sri Lanka’s Best Treasures: Sigiriya Rock & Dambulla Caves

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Florence Chandika
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A customized trip with Chandika

You must book with Chandika, he was very efficient and had a good vehicle with air con. He kindly waited with us for our train tickets when the shop owner was out of town and we needed them to return.

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Sacred Day Trip to Anuradhapura with a Local

Overall very, very good. Dushan arrived spot on time in a clean, up to date, air conditioned vehicle. We reviewed the itinerary and set off. Along the way there were stories and explanations to enhance our time. Dushan has a lot of enthusiasm for his country and monuments and it shows. It was the New Year time when we went but Dushan could adjust timings and routes to take best advantage of traffic flow. He was sensitive to our desires and we saw the highlights but at 37° Dushan kept us cool by avoiding the less important sights.
We did a little shopping and he pointed out certain local things and explained how things were made.
Despite the long drive from Kandy the day was worthwhile and all the more so because of Dushan's professionalism and flexibility.
Anuradhapura and Mihintale are places not to be missed and Dushan is a top guide to get you there and back.

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Amazing Waterfalls Day Trip by Tuk Tuk including Lunch

Chaminda is a really lovely guy, nothing was too much trouble, and he was keen to make sure we had a good time. The lunch cooked by his wife was Delicious and we ate it at a waterfall in the mountains with nobody there but us. Awesome!

This is a full day tour and you will be shaken about in a tuk tuk for many hours, but we didn't mind it, in fact the breeze was better than air conditioning in a taxi and we certainly got to see things close up. Chaminda took us to places tourists don't normally go, in fact we only saw one other tourist all day and she was only there because her driver was lost! We went on a Sunday which might be a good idea as the traffic was a lot less than it would be during the week, and everyone was in their Sunday best looking very glamorous.

We got to see four waterfalls but the star was really the countryside and the local people, mostly people who work at the tea plantations in the mountains. It was interesting to see how they live. We also went to see people working the rice paddies and that was fascinating too. It was a hot day but we got to swim in a waterfall pool which was lovely.

Safety: I think it is only fair to mention that getting to the waterfalls involved some pretty dangerous clambering over rocks and climbing steep hills etc. We are 58, and overweight, but we work out so are fitter than some people our age, and we struggled a bit at times. My wife twisted her ankle slipping on a rock and there are places where you could get badly hurt if you fell. It did add some adventure to the day, but if you are unsteady on your feet you might not see as many waterfalls as you would like. To be honest, in the dry season they are not so spectacular anyway, but it's worth taking the tour for the countryside.