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Private Tour of Colombo in a World War II Jeep

Colombo, Sri Lanka

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


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.
  • 3-hour private Colombo city tour by Jeep
  • Enjoy cruising around town and off-road in a vintage vehicle with just your party
  • See sights such as Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre, Viharamahadevi Park, and Town Hall
  • Visit Attidiya Bird Sanctuary
  • Snack, beverages, and hotel transport included
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Transportation by World War II jeep
A very skillful driver/guide
Bottled water, soft drinks and juices, a snack
A memorable photograph of your tour
Expenses of personal nature

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Hotels in Colombo or Mount Lavinia

After hotel pickup in Colombo or Mount Lavinia, your private tour starts as you hop aboard your World War II–era Jeep, part of a classic fleet that gets plenty of attention on the streets of Colombo.

Enjoy a drive around the city to see landmarks, cultural sites, historical buildings, and more. Such attractions include Galle Face Green, the Dutch Hospital, Old Parliament Building, the Lighthouse, Colombo Harbour, the Slave Island area, Gangarama Temple, the War Memorial, Colombo Public Library, Colombo National Museum, Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre, Viharamahadevi Park, Town Hall, the race course shopping area, Independence Square, Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall, and a replica of the Aukana Buddha statue.

Then head outside the city to Attidiya Bird Sanctuary, a wetlands area where birds thrive. During your tour, you are welcome to drive the Jeep yourself, if you want, either in the bird sanctuary or in the city. Bottled water, juice, soft drinks, and a snack are included, and you'll be provided with a tour video clip as a souvenir, filmed in high definition, before your tour ends with hotel drop-off.
Stop At:  
Galle Face Green
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Independence Square
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Old Parliament Building
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The Lighthouse
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Beyond Escapes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Price is fixed per jeep
  • One jeep can carry up to 3 passengers
  • If there are 4 passengers, two jeeps should be booked and similarly for 7 passengers 3 jeeps should be booked.
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Beyond Escapes

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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Don’t normally do reviews - but in...
Martin S
, Apr 2018
Don’t normally do reviews - but in this case an exception bcs. this was really excellent. If you get Manju as your driver and you book the afternoon tour you will get a very special experience. This guy was very enthusiastic and friendly which helped to make the trip memorable.
Awesome trip, the Jeep was lots of...
, Feb 2018
Awesome trip, the Jeep was lots of fun and our guide Sisira was great, very knowledgable and made the tour heaps of fun. Thanks Sisira Andrew and Cheryl from Melbourne.
This is a unique and amazing way to...
Luanne M
, Jan 2018
This is a unique and amazing way to see the city! One of the best experiences we had in Colombo with Sisira as our guide in a 1942 Jeep. He was full of interesting trivia about the lesser known sights of Colombo, very accommodating and it was a very enjoyable time with him. For those interested in actually driving the jeep, you can do so on the river banks while he points out the beautiful birds. Sisira also helped us arrange transport the next day and overall we found him to be an excellent guide. Highly recommend Colombo by Jeep if it's the only guided tour you take in Colombo!
Super fun and the open top jeep...
Paul M
, Apr 2017
Super fun and the open top jeep keeps you cool especially as the guys provide parasols. A great and alternative way to visit the fantastic city of Colombo. The nest thing was just driving through the outer part of the city en route to the bird sanctuary and witnessing daily life.
We had a fabulous day with Nish...
Christine B
, Apr 2017
We had a fabulous day with Nish after a very bad start due to our ship docking at the wrong terminal which resulted in us arriving very late and very hot at our designated meeting place. Once we had cooled down with a cold beer and THE most delicious prawns we were driven around Colombo. We were also taken to see his family home where we had lunch and met his charming family and saw his amazing collection of jeeps. After lunch we went on a great trip to a river bank where we saw many beautiful birds, huge Monitor lizards and buffalo after which Nish managed to get us back to the correct dock to pick up our ship. We have many happy memories of our day in Colombo but not least was getting to know just a few of the kind and hospitable people who live there. Thank you for looking after us so well Nish. You are a credit to your city.
An incredible experience, and well...
Georgina S
, Nov 2016
An incredible experience, and well worth doing. We got to see the whole of colombo in one day, have a lovely lunch by the river and see everything the area had to offer. Nish was knowledgeable and tailored the tour to what we wanted to do and see, so we didnt waste time seeing parts that didnt interest us. He went above and beyond, and then helped us organise other trips during our stay, as well as giving us restaurant recommendations and information of drivers who charge a lot less than the hotels do. Would 100 recommend it to other tourists looking to do everything in a day, with a friendly guide who isnt trying to flog you stuff and make an extra buck.

Product code: 8021P24

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