1. Sri Lanka
  2. Central Province, Sri Lanka
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Kandy and Nuwara Eliya: 2-Day Tour from Colombo

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If you have a limited amount of time to see the sights of Sri Lanka, this 2-day tour will take you to Kandy and Nuwara Eliya, and to some of the country’s most popular attractions. Visit the cultural city of Kandy, the Temple of the Tooth Relic, and more.
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Duration: 5 hours - 2 days
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  • Walk around the Gregory lake and enjoy the beautiful surroundings
  • Visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy
  • Explore the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, the largest in Sri Lanka
  • Tour a tea plantation and factory in Nuwara Eliya
Full description
Travel inland from Colombo to Sri Lanka’s hill country on this 2-day tour that highlights the ancient capital of Kandy and the English colonial hill station of Newara Eliya.

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1: Colombo – Kegalle – Kandy
You’ll depart Colombo after breakfast and make a stop at a spice garden on the way to Kandy. See the trees and plants that produce the hundreds of spices grown in Sri Lanka. 

Kandy was the last kingdom of ancient Sri Lanka, and is the most picturesque city on the island, nestled in the mountains and surrounded by tea plantations.

Of Sri Lanka’s 3 botanical gardens, the gardens at Peradeniya are the largest, spread over 60 hectares and featuring more than 8,000 different species of trees and plants.

After, visit the Temple of Tooth Relic in Kandy and enjoy dinner and a typical Sri Lankan Cultural Show of Drum Dancing music and fire walking. Overnight in Kandy.

Day 2: Kandy – Nuwara Eliya – Colombo
After a leisurely breakfast you’ll begin the journey back to Colombo via Nuwara Eliya.

You’ll have a chance to appreciate the awe-inspiring scenery on the way to Nuwara Eliya, as you travel through valleys, into the mountains, and past beautiful patches of forest.

Nuwara Eliya is the highest of Sri Lanka’s 3 hill stations, situated at over 6,000 feet above sea level. Known as Little England, it is where the British colonists built themselves a home away from home.

Follow the winding road that leads to the hill country through tea plantations, beside the waterfalls that cascade down the hills, and into misty valleys.

You’ll have the opportunity to visit a tea factory and sample a cup of unblended, fresh Ceylon tea, before continuing back to Colombo.
  • 4-star hotel accommodation (half-board basis)
  • Transportation by air-conditioned car or van with English-speaking driver/guide (or language you prefer)
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees as per the description
What’s Not Included
  • Compulsory hotel supplements (if applicable)
  • Meals and drinks not included in the description
  • Optional activity costs
  • Tips

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Meeting point

Galle Face Hotel, 3, 2 Galle Main Rd, Colombo 00300, Sri Lanka

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From US$ 150 per person

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Product ID: 39443