Day trip

From Colombo: Full-Day Pinnawala and Kandy Tour

From Colombo: Full-Day Pinnawala and Kandy Tour

From US$ 123 per person

Spend some time feeding and playing with baby elephants in the Pinnawala elephant orphanage, visit the Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya. Enter the highly historic royal palace complex of Kandy, where the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is housed.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 13 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pick you up from your Colombo Hotel
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Spend some time feeding and playing with baby elephants in the Pinnawala elephant orphanage
  • Visit the Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya.
  • Enter the highly historic royal palace complex of Kandy, where the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is housed.
Full description
Start your journey at 0600 hrs from Colombo and proceed to Kandy, pausing at Pinnawala for a visit to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. This is the home for young elephants who have been displaced from their natural habitat at Pinnawala village in the Sabaragamuwa province of Sri Lanka. Now housing 70 elephants, Pinnawala is home to the largest group of captive elephants in the world. Next, visit Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya, renowned for its variety of ornamental, decorative & medicinal plants, more than 4000 species. This garden is best known for its collection of orchids, the largest in Asia. Thereafter, visit the Temple of the Tooth, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, built in the 16th century as the place of veneration and protection for Lord Buddha’s sacred tooth. Walk through the beautifully embellished passageways and elaborately painted halls. Lounge among delicately carved pillars and be amazed by the beautiful golden statues. Followed by a lunch break at a location of your choice. Cultural Dance Show - Be escorted to a performance of the traditional Kandyan dance, accompanied by tumultuous drumming. Dances include the cobra dance, mask dance, the Ginisisila, showing power over fire. This entire frenetic and colorful spectacle climaxes with the amazing fire-walking act. Finally, you will begin your journey back to your hotel in Colombo at approximately 1930 hrs. En-route, you will stop at Ambepussa (restaurant of your choice) and have dinner.
Includes
  • Transport throughout the tour with an air-conditioned vehicle
  • All entrance fees (Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Royal Botanic Garden, Temple of the Tooth, Kandy Cultural Show)
  • Service of an English-speaking chauffeur guide
  • 1 Liter of bottled mineral water per person
  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off
  • All taxes & service charges
  • Food or Drinks.
  • Tips (Optional).
  • Personal expenses
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You must present a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
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Product ID: 255062