Day trip

From Dambulla: Kandy Day Trip

From Dambulla: Kandy Day Trip

From US$ 95 per person

Explore the ancient royal city of Kandy and surrounding attractions on a day trip from Dambulla. Be impressed by sacred relics and gorgeous palaces, get a glimpse into the life of local artisans, and enjoy the serene atmosphere of a botanical garden.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup is available within 5-kilometers of the Dambulla area.
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • See a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
  • Marvel at the impressive giant Buddha
  • Watch traditional artisans working on their craft
  • Visit the Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya
Full description
Start your day trip with a pickup at 7:00 AM from your hotel in Dambulla. Bring a packed breakfast with you if you are unable to have your meal at the hotel. Reach Kandy by 9:30 AM and go to your first destination in the city, Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. Learn about the Sacred Tooth Relic of Buddha and its importance throughout the history of Sri Lanka. Also, view the beautiful architecture of the palace and look at the many golden figurines in the shrine. At approximately 11:00 AM go on a tour to see the crafts of traditional artisans of Kandy, such as gem crafters, woodcarvers and batik makers. You will get to see the process of how the artisans do their work and purchase some unique souvenirs if you'd like. Finish the tour by 1:00 PM and break for lunch at a local restaurant of your choice. After an enjoyable meal, head to the next leg of your tour at about 2:30 PM. Go to the Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya and explore the grounds hosting gardens of over 4000 plant species, including an exclusive collection of orchids, spices, and medicinal plants. Also, have the chance to see famous plants such as the Cannonball Tree, the Giant Javan Fig tree, and Burma bamboo. Complete your tour of the botanical gardens by around 5:00 PM and return to your hotel in Dambulla.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking chauffeur and guide
  • Entrance fees
  • 1-liter of bottled mineral water per person
  • All taxes and service charges
  • Food or drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

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

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • 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 must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

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

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • Please note that no meals are included on this activity
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Product ID: 256787