Half Day

BACK STREETS OF SLAVES ISLAND WALK

 

The richness of this experience is, further, embellished by the host’s background. Of Dutch Burgher and Sinhalese origin, his family once occupied a part of Slave Island. Numerous are the tales he recounts during the Slave Island Walk, which were once narrated to him by his mother and grandparents. This highly personal perspective affords him the ideal lens to bring to light the numerous sides that Slave Island has to offer.

Mini 2 pax

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Day 1 Picked up from your hotel in Colombo by 8.15am (morning walk) or 3.45pm (evening walk) to live in this 2hrs experience fluidly combines some of the most interesting, yet unknown, sides of Colombo. The capital city is a densely packed metropolis with influences, both, local and colonial. The walk focuses on the economic, colonial, cultural and religious history of Colombo, with a particular emphasis on the famed area of Slave Island. This alternate, walk-centered experience commences at the Inn On The Green, a pub reminiscent of what one might come across in the UK where the food and drink is stellar and the ambience is influenced by the aspirations of modern-day Sri Lankans, then continue the other side sits the Galle Face Green, a lush, seafront promenade and urban park frequented by locals leads us to the Galle Face Court. You will encounter a network of intricate ferry lanes and canals criss-crossed this area not too long ago where tributaries of the Beira Lake snaked across Slave Island, and the ferry was the main mode of transport. The Slave Island Railway Station, which it still functions normally but, today, it is restricted to the passage of commuters to and from Colombo. Slave Island was, once, the economic center of all-Colombo, as you navigate through the old ferry lanes, you will inch closer and closer to the very heart of Slave Island. All these elements are brought into view within the course of a riveting, two hour-long walk which will be add with numerous tales spell by your guide. Transfer return back to your hotel around 10.30am




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What is Included? Return land transfers from Colombo, your host & any snacks & drink during the walk What is Excluded? Alcoholic & non alcoholic Drinks




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What to Bring? Mosquito repellent, sunscreen, change of clothes, comfortable walking shoes or sleepers. Camera to capture all of the sights, Some extra ca­sh if you want to purchase souvenirs, Hat, Sunscreen) Departure Daily based on a minimum booking of 2 pax per departure. Single supplement applies for solo travellers. Guide Mindful & passionate individual guide





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