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Market Tour and Hands-On Cooking Class Colombo provided by Rustic Tour Guide

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Market Tour and Hands-On Cooking Class Colombo

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Get insights into Sri Lankan food and culture that you won’t find in a guidebook on this private culinary experience. Shop spices, vegetables, and tropical fruits at a bustling local market, then learn the tricks of traditional tools and equipment as you prepare an authentic feast for lunch or dinner. Along the way, discover the ritual and etiquette required to eat like a local.
  • Learn the art of Sri Lankan cuisine on a private market tour and cooking class
  • Enjoy the meal you’ve prepared with water, tea, and snacks
  • Choose between morning or afternoon classes to suit your schedule
  • Private chef notices your interests and adapts to work around them
Important Information
Departure Point
Rustic Tour Guide, Cemetery Rd, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte 10100, Sri Lanka
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Afternoon tea
  • Bottled water
  • Buffet lunch
  • Light refreshments
  • Professional guide
  • Alcoholic drinks (Beers)
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Hotel pickup
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Please Contact us via Whatsapp to get the direction and more information
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Joe wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
Our market tour and cooking school was an amazing experience and one we won’t forget soon! The tour showed us the best of Sri Lankan produce and it was great to try some new ingredients. The school is very hands-on and takes place in a well-equipped kitchen and dining room. We
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Date of experience: March 2020
WolfAUT wrote a review Mar 2020
6 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a great time! Nim was a great host and a superb teacher!! +hotel pick-up +market tour +flexible menu +a lot of fun cooking in Nim's house (which is amazing) +best Sri Lankan food we've had +recipes to take home with us Aaand: a lot of fun, being welcomed and taken care
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Date of experience: February 2020
kwornds wrote a review Feb 2020
Toronto, Canada70 contributions30 helpful votes
I've done many a cooking class and this was one of the best. It started off with a wonderful market tour walking through the stalls and stopping to look at and taste some beautiful local produce. We shopped for the ingredients to make our meal and headed back to Nim's house
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Logan Walker wrote a review Feb 2020
Melbourne, Australia3 contributions
Initially This cooking class was not part of my Sri Lankan adventure. However, my friends told me about their terrific cooking experience. So, I decided to try it, and I’m very satisfied with the whole experience & I'm truly glad that i did not miss it. Nim is excellent in
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Caroline Cooper wrote a review Feb 2020
Houston, Texas2 contributions1 helpful vote
During our second day in Sri Lanka, we booked the evening cooking class. The entire cooking class experience was exceptional. It was our first time visiting a local market in a foreign country. We also gained a number of tips on how to choose the best ingredients , implement &
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Date of experience: January 2020
1 Helpful vote
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By: Rustic Tour Guide
Perfect way to spend a day in Colombo
It was an awesome tour with lots of different food. Everything was included and you can also suggest food that you
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Wonderful introduction to Sri Lankan cuisine
Our excellent food tour was good preparation for the rest of our holiday. We started at 4.00 pm, by which time it
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Jessica W
Great experience
Nim is very knowledgeable about the local cuisine. My family, including a 5 year old, took the market tour and cook
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Excellent Food Tour in Colombo
Excellent pre visit communication from our guide Nim who met us promptly where agreed. We spent a wonderful 5 hours
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Food Experience in a Great Neighbourhood
The tour guide, the activities, the place, the food, and the people - everything is great! The trip itinerary was i
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Very Good Experience
If you love cooking and visited Sri Lanka, this must be on your top list of places to visit. The cooking class was
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Fantastic Experience. Excellent guide, wide varieties of food and we loved seeing the neighborhoods too. By the end
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PERFECT Combination
We booked the morning tour with Nim. Every single food item we tasted was fantastic. Nim has really done a great jo
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All around great evening!
While in Colombo, my husband and I did a food tour with the Rustic team. We stopped several places and there are mo
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Come hungry and Leave happy
It was an excellent decision to join this tour. I actually wished I went on the tour on my first day instead of my
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We went hungry and left full !
Just did our second food tour in Sri Lanka. I would say this is the best in every aspect ! Nim is a talented, dedic
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Market shopping and cooking with Nim
Outstanding service provided by Nim from the pickup and return to our hotel in Colombo, shopping for the ingredient
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Beyond Expectation
Indeed, the tour went beyond our expectation. We walk through the city where local history was involved and tasted
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ALL kinds of delicious food
We thoroughly enjoyed the gourmet food walk with Nim and learned some interesting facts we hadn't known before. the
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A wonderful birthday present
My husband surprised me on my birthday with Colombo Gourmet food walk done by Rustic tour guide team. We had an exc
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  • Duration: 5h
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English, French
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