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2 Days City and Wildlife Cycling Tour in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Villa Ivy Crest, 1013 B120, Colombo, Colombo District, Western Province, Sri Lanka

Exciting Sri Lanka Cycling Tour

Get the unique experience of both city and wildlife in one single tour. During these two days, learn the local food culture, try some home cooking, enjoy mouthwatering street food, get to know the historical evolution of Colombo city, experience the way of life of locals, and be surprised at the urban wildlife. Not to worry all the transportation charges and meals are included in the price.

Key information

  • Trip type: Guided
  • Terrain: Paved
  • Total distance: 6 kilometers
  • Difficulty level: Moderate
  • Lodging: Center-based
  • Bike: Mountain Bike Included in the package

Highlights

  • 2-day cycling activity
  • Colombo city and wildlife tour
  • Chance to spot a wide variety of birds
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 1 night's accommodation
  • Tea and coffee

Styles


2 days with instruction
The maximum participants in the group is 10
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
14:30
Check-out Time:
11:00

The cozy villa is located in the capital of Sri Lanka. A walking distance to Sri Lankan democratic parliament, immigration office, and beautiful Diyawanna Lake. You will be free from hustle and bustle of the city while you will be listening to the birds singing. The villa is located in the green belt of Colombo, nine kilometers from city center and at the exit of the expressway to the Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) and you will be accommodated in a deluxe double room.

Program

Check-in at the Villa Ivy Crest by 14:30 on the first day where you will be spending the night. Enjoy the refreshment and ready for the evening city tour starts at 15:00.

While the evening sunset in the western sky, take a ride to the city center with the guide. you will walk towards Vitoria Park while watching uniquely designed “Nelum Pokuna” theatre which has the shape of the lotus flower, inspired by the 12th century Lotus Pond in Polonnaruwa.

You will browse around the national museum, street painting, independence square, and more. Stop at a must-see place in Colombo, Gangarama temple at the ritual time. Continue to Galleface before the sundown. Taste some street food sitting on a bench, relaxing, and enjoying the cool sea breeze. Continue to other English and Dutch period structures and handmade signature product shops. Finally, you come to Pettah market and English outer fort.

Head up towards The Dutch Hospital shopping complex, where you will have the dinner at a colonial restaurant while enjoying the Jazz music. In the end, you will be back to your cozy villa for the overnight stay.

Next day, wake up to the dawn chorus of early birds and get ready for the five-hour urban wildlife cycling tour. The expert guide will ride you to the urban wetland park and start the tour by showing you a wide variety of birds, busy catching their breakfast. You will be going all around the wetland park looking for wildlife and then to another wetland park close by.

Here, you can expect to see several species of birds including some endemic birds such as Sri Lankan green pigeon, Sri Lankan barbet, greater Sri Lankan flame back, Ceylon hanging parrot and other animals. Take the lunch at a local restaurant overlooking the beautiful Diyawanna Lake while giving your feet a good rest and refresh yourself. Get back to the Villa Ivy Crest. You will be refreshed, you will pack for the departure.

Location

This tour will take place in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Nearby places

  • Colombo city center, 9 kilometers

Food

During this holiday, you can taste a local beer and mineral water, dessert, tea / coffee, and super tasty buffalo curd with honey / tropical fruit. For other options, you can choose one of delicious Sri Lankan rices:

  • White rice
  • Yellow rice
  • Brown rice

Delicious Sri Lankan traditional curries:

  • Sri Lankan Chicken Curry
  • Sri Lankan Dhal curry
  • Sri Lankan Coconut Sambol
  • Sri Lankan Potato Curry
  • Fried Mushroom

Choose one of delicious Sri Lankan Mallum (leafy salad):

  • Gotukola
  • Mugunuanna
  • Gova Mallum
  • Kankun Mallum
  • Aguna Kola Mallum

Enhancers:

  • Papdum

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

While Fort is the commercial city of Colombo, Sri Jayawardhanapura, the capital of Sri Lanka, is the administrative district of Colombo, and the area with the highest bio-diversity in Colombo. Sri Jayawardhanapura, which housed the Royal Palace, Royal Flower Garden , Royal Paddy Field, and Reservoirs of the ancient Kingdom of Kotte. With all the history, archaeology, mythology, wildlife, and cultural wonders, you will always find your taste through a cycling, trekking, bird watching, shopping or academic activity. Therefore, when you are touring this great city, all you need to do is tune your ears to the frequency of the bird songs, let your body feel the warmth of the water lakes, and open your sensors to let the lush greenery dazzle your soul.

What's included

  • Cycling activities
  • City tour
  • Urban wildlife walking
  • Bird checklist
  • Services of a personable tour guide
  • 1 night’s accommodation
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Welcome refreshment

What's not included

  • Activities not mentioned
  • Food not mentioned

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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