COLOMBO

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COLOMBO, SRI LANKA

Solo Tour Guides

Book a Solo Tour Guide, your private friendly tour guide to fully get the most out of your stay in Colombo. He will plan an itinerary specifically tailored to your requirements. As well as looking after your safety and welfare at all times.

Nelson

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On completion of his studies, Nelson went to work in the Middle East for 8 years. He started working in Dubai in the Middle East a jewellery designer for 2 years. He returned to Sri Lanka as a merchandiser managing supplies of noodles and chilli powder. Following that, Nelson was a delivery guy for a fast food company in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia for a year. Then the urge to work in the Middle East happened again. In Qatar he ended up working in construction for over two years. When his contract terminated, he returned to Sri Lanka. Through his brother, he then obtained work as a tour guide since the beginning of 2019. Like most Sri Lankans, Nelson’s hobby is playing cricket. However he does enjoy a spot of fishing now and again, and watching movies.

Nelson is 29 years old, a non smoker and speaks English, Sinhala and Tamil.

Total cost for the guide services of Nelson for one day (8 hours) = a non refundable deposit of USD 45 by paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) PLUS USD 50 in cash to Nelson after his services. Total 95 US dollars.

Similarly the total cost for the guide services of Nelson for half a day (4 hours) = a non refundable deposit of USD 20 by paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) PLUS USD 30 in cash to Nelson after his services. Total 50 US dollars.

This does not include transport, entrance fees or any food & beverage costs.

Nelson has an air-conditioned car. If you would like Nelson to use his car then there is an additional USD 20 for 8 hours, and USD 10 for 4 hours.


Anushan

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Anushan is a born and bred Colombo guy! He completed his masters in Engineering. Thereafter he obtained a post as an engineer in a world class project in Colombo port. A passionate traveller, he loves to meet new people. He declares that may be the craziest person you ever meet! Most of his free time is spent on riding his super bike, but he does have access to a sedan car too. Game of Thrones and Prison Break aside, Anushan is a super fan of Super Heroes. Avengers included! A young fun educated guy, Anushan looks forward to showing you Colombo.Anushan is 24 years old, smokes occasionally and speaks English, Tamil and Sinhala.

Total cost for the guide services of Anushan for one day (8 hours) = a non refundable deposit of USD 45 by paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) PLUS USD 50 in cash to Anushan after his services. Total 95 US dollars.

Similarly the total cost for the guide services of Anushan for half a day (4 hours) = a non refundable deposit of USD 20 by paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) PLUS USD 30 in cash to Anushan after his services. Total 50 US dollars.

This does not include transport, entrance fees or any food & beverage costs.

If you would like Anushan to use his own air-conditioned sedan car then please add on an additional USD 20 for 8 hours, and USD 10 for 4 hours.


Vimukthi

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Vimukthi is one of those guys who recovers debt. Since September 2014 he has worked for an audit firm as a Recovery Office and then joined another company as a Recovery Executive. Vimukthi is also a bit of a sportsman. Cricket is his passion.  He has played for various teams in different age groups throughout his teenage and young adult years for a few  clubs. Not withstanding on the work front he has completed a diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management. Hoping to put theory into practice, Vimukthi would love to be your tour guide.

Vimukthi is 26 years old, is a non smoker and speaks English and Sinhala.

Total cost for the guide services of Vimukthi for one day (8 hours) = a non refundable deposit of USD 45 by paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) PLUS USD 50 in cash to Vimukthi after his services. Total 95 US dollars.

Similarly the total cost for the guide services of Vimukthi for half a day (4 hours) = a non refundable deposit of USD 20 by paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) PLUS USD 30 in cash to Vimukthi after his services. Total 50 US dollars.

This does not include transport, entrance fees or any food & beverage costs.


Suren

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Suren is a techie. He was the senior marketing director for an IT solutions provider for 6 years. Currently he works for an Indian printing solutions company. One of the new tech savvy generation but what makes Suren stand out from the rest is that he loves to socialise. Indeed he calls himself “a party animal”.  An articulate confident person who relishes challenges and loves travelling. Also an adrenaline junkie. Seeks adventure and loves exploring. Suren also says he has a great passion for food. If you are looking for a young techie foodie guy with a sense of adventure to show you around, then book Suren.Suren is 28years old, smokes occasionally and speaks English, Tamil and Sinhala.

Total cost for the guide services of Suren for one day (8 hours) = a non refundable deposit of USD 45 by paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) PLUS USD 50 in cash to Suren after his services. Total 95 US dollars.

Similarly the total cost for the guide services of Suren for half a day (4 hours) = a non refundable deposit of USD 20 by paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) PLUS USD 30 in cash to Suren after his services. Total 50 US dollars.

This does not include transport, entrance fees or any food & beverage costs.

If you would like Suren to use his own Toyota Tank air-conditioned car, please add an additional USD 20 for 8 hours, and USD10 for 4 hours.


Wangchuk

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Wangchuk originally comes from Bhutan. Hence why he speaks such languages as Dzongkha and Nepali. However he has lived in Sri Lanka for six years. He is currently an undergraduate at the University of Moratuwa, just south of Colombo.  His subject is a BSc. in Engineering. Work wise Wangchuk  works for a company based in the United States as a dispatching supervisor. His level of English is excellent. For hobbies, he loves reading and travelling. A worldly individual you will find Wangchuk a joy to speak with. Moreover you will see Colombo through the eyes of a foreign student as opposed to a local. Simply a different and interesting point of view.

Wangchuk is 28 years old, is a non smoker and speaks a variety of languages – English, Sinhala, Dzongkha, Nepali and Hindi.

Total cost for the guide services of Wangchuk for one day (8 hours) = a non refundable deposit of USD 45 by paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) PLUS USD 50 in cash to Wangchuk after his services. Total 95 US dollars.

Similarly the total cost for the guide services of Wangchuk for half a day (4 hours) = a non refundable deposit of USD 20 by paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) PLUS USD 30 in cash to Wangchuk after his services. Total 50 US dollars.

This does not include transport, entrance fees or any food & beverage costs.


Nishara

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Nishara is an undergraduate, studying at a university in Colombo. He works in the customer service department of a multi-national company. His roles have included procurement, deliveries planning, ordering & forecasting products, negotiation market research and management. In addition to this Nishara has had experience of complaint handling. As well as first aid and safety procedures. His gentle nature,  big smile and gregarious behaviour has helped him make many friends in many places. If you are looking for a guide who will go out of his way to ensure you get the best deal with a smile, then Nishara is your guy.Nishara is 29 years old, a non smoker and speaks English and Sinhala.

Total cost for the guide services of Nishara for one day (8 hours) = a non refundable deposit of USD 45 by paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) PLUS USD 50 in cash to Nishara after his services. Total 95 US dollars.

Similarly the total cost for the guide services of Nishara for half a day (4 hours) = a non refundable deposit of USD 20 by paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) PLUS USD 30 in cash to Nishara after his services. Total 50 US dollars.

This does not include transport, entrance fees or any food & beverage costs.

Nishara does have an air-conditioned car available. If you wish Nishara to use his car, the cost for 8 hours is an additional USD 20, and for 4 hours an additional USD 10.


Rimel

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Rimel describes himself as a simple and fun person. He has worked for a local TV channel as a video editor. Indeed images and image manipulation is his forte. No surprise then that he enjoys photography. But that he does as a hobby, not for commercial purposes. Coupled with photography is travelling. Rimel enjoys travelling to new places. One of his other hobbies is languages. He is currently studying Danish and French. To relax, he likes listening to duet melody songs,  so he must be a romantic at heart. A large built guy with an eye for what is beautiful, you may wish to consider Rimel as your young interesting tour guide.Rimel is 27 years old, a non smoker and speaks English, Sinhala, Tamil and Malayalam.

Total cost for the guide services of Rimel for one day (8 hours) = a non refundable deposit of USD 45 by paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) PLUS USD 50 in cash to Rimel after his services. Total 95 US dollars.

Similarly the total cost for the guide services of Rimel for half a day (4 hours) = a non refundable deposit of USD 20 by paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) PLUS USD 30 in cash to Rimel after his services. Total 50 US dollars.

This does not include transport, entrance fees or any food & beverage costs.


How To book A Solo Tour Guide

To book any of our Solo Tour Guides please go to the enquiry form.

Or send an email to info@solotourguides.com.

Alternatively whatsapp +94-75-225-0678.

Remember a Solo Tour Guide looks after your safety and welfare at all times.

 

Our other destinations in Sri Lanka are Galle, KandyNegombo and Sigiriya.

Make the most of your holiday, and select one or more of these amazing activities.


Highlights of Colombo

Colombo is a bustling cosmopolitan city, with over 5.5 million inhabitants. It also caters for high end clientele, as their hotel prices testify. The Galle Face is the beach area, and influences of British and Dutch domination can be seen around the city. Check out for example the statues in the Old Parliament gardens or the Old Dutch Hospital with its restaurants.

Typically speaking, Colombo is not a tourist destination. It is more the point of arrival and departure, but it does have a lot to offer. There is even a mental hospital turned into a high-end shopping arcade near Independence Square, the tea rooms at the old Racing Course Shopping Complex or the Gangaramaya temple, where believers walk in barefoot around the large central tree three times and sprinkle water for luck. Another must-see religious site is the Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara.

There are some high end restaurants too. Many of them are associated with five star hotels.  For example take the Tao Restaurant by the Cinnamon Grand Hotel. Alternatively Table One in the Shangri-La. However one stand out is The Ministry of Crab. Highly priced, requires advance bookings, the experience is outstanding in terms of food as well as service. And for our vegan friends there is the VOV in COlombo 6. Note Colombo is split into districts such as Colombo to Colombo 15 with Colombo 5 and 7 being the most exclusive. The business district with the World Trade Centre is Colombo 1.

iVisa.com Looking for some beach nightlife. Then try the Shore by O on Mount Lavinia Beach. Good music and drink available. They also do special promotions for different events throughout the year eg. Oktoberfest.

For museums the top preferred site by tourists is the Colombo National Museum. It is a museum of Asian civilisations. Other museums include the Central Bank Currency Museum and the Bandaranaike Museum. Bandaranaike was the fourth Prime Minister of Ceylon, leader of the left wing Sinhala Nationalist Sri Lanka Freedom Party. He became Prime Minister in 1956 but was assassinated in 1959 by a Buddhist monk. The national airport of Sri Lanka bears the Bandaranaike name in memory of the this leader. An additional museum that might peak your interest is the Traditional Puppet Art Museum.

As for art you may want to try the Ganeshism Studio, Saskia Fernando Gallery and the Lionel Wendt Memorial Art Gallery.

Looking for some beach nightlife. Then try the Shore by O on Mount Lavinia Beach. Good music and drink available. They also do special promotions for different events throughout the year eg. Oktoberfest.

Shopping is a must. In addition there are high quality home finishings that will dazzle you with their colour and ethnic look. For this try Odel, Barefoot or Paradise Road. Majestic City shopping city is also frequently visited for all types of shopping.


     

Worldwide Taxi Service

Find a comfortable and affordable transfer all around the world.

You can pre-order an inexpensive taxi transfer to the city centre or to the airport. A luxury transfer option is also available. The transfer cost is fixed at the time of pre-order and never rises regardless of how long the driver has to wait for you, stoppages and traffic jams.


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