Project Description


Explore Negombo with a local guide. Go to the local places where life happens. Hear the stories of places and people. Take a bite/zip of what you like. Freely talk to any locals, make a photo with them! The tour is recommended for any time of the year. 

DURATION; 3.00 Hours (Morning/Evening)

Day excursion


(By air conditioned car)


You will start off with a 30 minute site seeing drive in the urban outskirts of Negombo. You will drive along the Islam and Bhuddist neighborhoods and will pass the Grand mosque and Angurukaramulla temple in this route. You will then pass the Negombo administrative area where life is quite streamlined. Then you’ll enter the main street from Koppara Junction. The main street is where people do their day to day shopping. You will then pass Negombo railway station and arrive at the heart of Negombo.

-30 minutes drive 

Your first stop will be in the middle of the town and there your guide will take you on a 30 minutes walk through different markets in the town including the daily fair and the fruits & Vegetables market. You will taste at least three different fruits at the market.

-30 minutes walking

You will cross over the Dutch canal to enter the Sea street. You will be able to picture the elegance of some of the iconic Roman catholic churches in this stretch up to the old Negombo Fort area. You will also drive through the Tamil neighborhood in Negombo along this stretch. You can visit the churches and Hindu Kovils depending on the time.

-20 minutes drive

Negombo was a major trading fort during the colonial times, your next stretch is through some of the colonial houses in the old fort area up to the old Negombo Dutch fort which is in a corner where small boat fishing happens. You will do a short walk around this area exploring the dry fish industry and the central fish market. There you will enjoy a King coconut/Young coconut drink and refresh before you move on.

-20 minutes drive

Your next stretch is from Kothalawala bridge to the fishermen’s church (Our lady of good voyage church) in Pitipana village by the Indian ocean. You will make stops to observe and photograph lagoon based fishing activities including rod fishing at the Pitipana bridge. You will also pass multi day fishing boat yards and Lellama (A major fish trading port).

Then you will cross over to the other side of Negombo where you will find the sandy golden beaches. You will visit Negombo beach park with your guide and call off the city tour. You may enjoy the rest of the day in this lively touristic area before you call the day off.


Locals love to show their territory to tourists because they know inside and out! When you have a local guide that understands the love of cultural diversity of a tourist, that makes this tour a feast! You would   Explore Negombo with a local guide. Go to the local places where life happens. Hear the stories of places and people. Take a bite/zip of what you like. Freely talk to any locals, make a photo with them!

  • Travel by AC car, get down and go there when it’s time to visit
  • Hear what you don’t see, ask your local guide, tell him how you feel
  • Taste what is on street and drink King coconut/Young coconut
  • Smell Negombo in all forms in different places
  • Free Pick up and drop off within Negombo city limits


You can couple this up with an evening lagoon tour. Or you can ride in a Catamaran with real fishermen on the next day morning! If you have an additional day, try our Experiential Kayaking with your loved ones to explore the true beauty of the lagoon!

Simply send us an inquiry or write an email. You can also whatsapp us on 0094777449844. Most of the time, we can arrange this within few hours notice. You can book this tour every day. We recommend 8.00 AM and 2.00 PM to start the tour.

*We will pick you up from your hotel/Airport and drop you back for free.

You can make a direct bank transfer or we can consider accepting cash payments depending on the situation.

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The weather in Sri Lanka is based on the two rainy seasons; Yala (Little rain) season and Maha (Big rain) season. Over the years, these seasons are known to have arrived early or run late but the good thing is these seasons have sunny and bright hours, days and weeks in-between.

From December until April, Monsoon winds do not blow. And in July & August.

The South-Western Monsson (Yala) will blow from May to June and will tail off in July-August. Colombo and the South seas (Mirissa, Galle…) will be rough during this time. This is the time to visit the Eastern beaches of Sri Lanka (Nilaveli, Trincomalee). The cultural areas and the Central highlands are still great to visit!

The North-Eastern Monsoon (Maha) will blow from September to November and will tail off in December. This season brings a lot of rain to all parts of the island but luckily The sunny and bright hours, days and weeks in-between is common to this season too. Land slides, train breaks and floods are quite common during September, October and November and quite likely in the first half of December if the tail end of the Monsoon blows stronger!

Maha is the season of best deals, so it’s still great to consider for that kind of a holiday!