Independence Square Tours

Colombo’s Independence Square is a top attraction for travelers looking for a taste of local life. That’s because this picturesque square is a gathering place for residents and visitors alike. With plenty of green, open space, historical buildings and quiet cafes, Independence Square is the ideal spot to spend a relaxing evening in Colombo. 

Visitors can wander the newly added Arcade, which showcases some of the city’s best local handicrafts and designer goods, or take an up-close look at the monument dedicated to the very first prime minister. Visitors to Independence Square will find locals taking a stroll, jogging on pristine paths or riding bikes over well-paved roads most any time of day.

Practical Info

Independence Square is easily accessible using a taxi or tuk tuk. Independence Memorial Hall, the national museum of Sri Lanka, is located near the square and worth checking out.
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Address: Colombo 07, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Colombo City Tour by Tuk Tuk

Get an intimate look at the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo during this 3.5-hour sightseeing trip by tuk tuk with a small group. Travel like Sri Lankan locals do as you weave through traffic, stopping to check out city landmarks like Colombo Harbour, the Pettah neighborhood, Wolvendaal Church, Independence Square, Gangaramaya Temple, and much more.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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US$55,00
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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US$55,00

Colombo City Day Tour

Enjoy a 6-hour city sightseeing tour of Colombo, the bustling capital of Sri Lanka. An informative guide takes you to major highlights such as the ocean-facing urban park of Galle Face Green; the Buddhist temples of Kelaniya, Gangaramaya and Seema Malaka; and the War Memorial, Independence Square and more. End your tour with some bargain hunting on a shopping excursion.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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US$40,00
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Private Tour: Night Cycling in Colombo

Explore Colombo’s historical streets on two wheels on this private 5-hour evening cycle tour. Pedal around illuminated squares, landmarks, and parks in the quieter atmosphere of dusk while learning about their history. View Independence Square and Gangaramaya Temple, check out lesser-known colonial-era sights, and visit Galle Face Green, the seafront green originally created by the island's Dutch rulers. Light snacks and refreshments, plus full cycling equipment included.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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US$92,00
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Private Colombo City Jeep Tour

Cruise through Colombo in an open-top vintage Jeep or Land Rover that lets you sunbathe and see your surroundings as you tour the city with a maximum of four passengers. Travel above the traffic and learn about Colombo’s key attractions like the National Museum, Colombo Town Hall, and more from your private guide.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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US$181,00
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  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Shore Excursion Colombo Port Terminal To Colombo City Tour Highlights

Go on a comfortable and in-depth exploration of Colombo from your cruise ship on this shore excursion tour. Depart from the port in an air-conditioned vehicle with a driver and learn about the history of the city. Spot many of the city’s highlights, including the National Museum,Old Parliament, Independence Memorial Arcade, Beire Lake, and more.
  • Duration: 4 to 6 hours
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US$7,00
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  • Duration: 4 to 6 hours
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Private Custom Colombo City Tour

Get to know Colombo, Sri Lanka’s vibrant capital, on a private 6-hour tour. Traveling between the sights by air-conditioned vehicle with your own chauffeur-guide, make the most of a customizable itinerary, tailoring your sightseeing around your personal preferences. Visit top Colombo attractions such as the National Museum (own expense), soak up the Indian Ocean views along Galle Face, dive into bustling Pettah Market, admire the Gangarama Temple (own expense) and more. As you explore, ask your guide for insider tips on tucked-away attractions, including great shops and restaurants often missed by visitors.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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US$37,00
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Private Tour of Colombo in a World War II Jeep

See the sights of Colombo, the largest city in Sri Lanka, on this 3-hour private tour in a World War II–era Jeep. You'll explore both on- and off-road to check out top attractions such as Old Parliament Building and Viharamahadevi Park and visit a bird sanctuary just outside of the city. Hotel pickup, beverages, and a snack are included. Choice of morning or afternoon departure time.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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US$65,00
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Colombo City Tour

Sightseeing in Colombo can be stressful if you’re using cabs or the often-crowded buses. Check out the city’s attractions in one smooth, easy trip on this private tour, with a guide to fill you in on the sights. Traveling by private air-conditioned vehicle, view Beire Lake, the Lighthouse-Clocktower, and more; and tailor the duration and itinerary to suit your personal wishes. Central hotel pickup and drop-off are included for convenience.
  • Duration: 4 to 8 hours
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US$7,50
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  • Duration: 4 to 8 hours
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Private Colombo Tea & Herb Tour

All-inclusive tea tour near Colombo, with a sneak-peek into the nitty-gritty and the secrets of the tea journey; includes an introduction into different flavors of Ceylon tea, a blind tea tasting competition, High-tea with delicious food and desserts and a chance to make your own tea mix to take home. 
  • Duration: 4 hours
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US$89,00
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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US$89,00

2 Days Private Vehicle With Driver -Explore Sri Lanka By Your Own Plans

Enjoy your 02 days holiday in Sri Lanka with ease by booking this product. Your friendly and professional, Experienced Chauffeur Guide will greet you upon your arrival and guide you throughout your holiday in the comfort of a private, air-conditioned vehicle. It’s that easy.
  • Duration: 2 days
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US$17,00
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  • Duration: 2 days
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Round-Trip Private Transfer from Bandaranayake Airport

Appreciate this private arrival transfer from Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) to your hotel in the selected city to begin your vacation in Sri Lanka on the right foot. When you arrive at the airport, your professional driver meets you and takes you directly to your hotel. Relax, during 1 hour, an air-conditioned vehicle and arrive at the hotel safely and efficiently. This is limited to a maximum of 15 travelers.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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US$5,00
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  • Duration: 1 hour
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Colombo To Bandaranayake International Airport Transfers (BIA)

Pre-book this private arrival transfer from Colombo City hotels  to your Bandaranayake International Airport (CMB) to ending your vacation in Sri Lanka . When you ready at Hotel Lobby, your professional driver meets you and takes you directly to Airport. Relax in your private, air-conditioned vehicle and arrive at Airport safely and efficiently.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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US$6,00
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  • Duration: 1 hour
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7 Days Private Vehicle With Driver -Explore Sri Lanka By Your Own Plans

Enjoy your 07 days holiday in Sri Lanka with ease by booking this product. Your friendly and professional, Experienced Chauffeur Guide will greet you upon your arrival and guide you throughout your holiday in the comfort of a private, air-conditioned vehicle. It’s that easy.
  • Duration: 7 days
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US$61,00
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  • Duration: 7 days
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Colombo Tuk Tuk Safari

This 4-hour private tour takes you to some of the most popular seasonal destinations in the capital of Sri Lanka. Get a 360-degree view of Colombo while traveling in a modified tuk-tuk. Ride past famous monuments in the city, and complete an entertaining evening with all the best sights and lights of Colombo
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
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US$35,00
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  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
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Private Colombo City Tour with Traditional Srilankan Lunch

Explore the city of Colombo in the comfort of an air-conditioned car or van on this private tour. Depart from your hotel and visit many of the city’s highlights, including the National Museum,Old Parliament, the Independence Memorial Arcade, Beire Lake, Colombo Harbor, and more. Enjoy a traditional Sri Lankan lunch.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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US$25,00
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Colombo Day Tour

Colombo the capital of Sri Lanka located on west coast. The city blends together with old colonial type building, high-rise commercial buildings and hotels.You will be able to visit most famous tourist attractions in the city including old colonial heritage places, temples, local markets, Galle face green, national museum and Viharamaha Devi park withing 5 hours time.
  • Duration: 4 to 6 hours
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US$26,99
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  • Duration: 4 to 6 hours
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