Private tour

From Kandy: Panduwasnuwara & Yapahuwa Guided Tour

Activity provider: Lakpura LLC

From Kandy: Panduwasnuwara & Yapahuwa Guided Tour

Activity provider: Lakpura LLC

From US$ 87 per person

Journey into the past and visit historic sites from the ancient cities of Panduwasnuwara and Yapahuwa on a 7-hour guided tour with full transport.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Your hotel in Kandy at approximately 7 am.
Private group


  • Visit the rock fortress of Yapahuwa
  • See the ruined city of Panduwasnuwara
  • Take in fantastic views from on top of the Ethagala Rock
Full description
Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your hotel in Kandy at 7 am. Drive for 2.5 hours in an air-conditioned vehicle to Panduwasnuwara. Arrive at Panduwasnuwara at 9:30 am. Explore the ruins of Panduwasnuwara. Discover the ruins of this ancient kingdom which flourished between 504 BC and 474 BC. See the magnificent royal palace. Gaze at the legendary 297-foot wide tower, notable for its extremely thick walls. Enter the restored Temple of the Tooth Relic. Learn about Panda Wewa, and what is believed to be the first irrigation system in the world. Next, drive to Yapahuwa, a 2.5-hour journey. Discover Yapahuwa’s 13th-century rock fortress. When the Dravidians invaded, this fortress was crucial during King Bhuvenakabahu’s last stand. Here the dramatic story of how the king attempted to save the Holy Tooth Relic of Buddha. After the fall of the Kingdom, the fortress was used as a monastery by Buddhist monks. Admire the remains of the monk’s stupa, which can still be seen on the summit of the rock. The stupa also contains paintings and Buddha statues from the Kandyan era. At 2 pm, stop for lunch at a place of your choosing (at your own expense). Afterward, depart for Kandy at 3 pm and arrive at your hotel at approximately 6 pm.
  • Transport throughout the tour with an air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking chauffeur/guide
  • 1 Liter of Bottled Mineral Water Per Person
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • All taxes and service charges
  • Food or drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Personal expenses
  • Entrance fees for Yapahuwa and Dambadeniya
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
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

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Shorts
  • Smoking
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • Please note, you must remove your shoes in the temples and places of worship.
  • Please ensure that you bring a packed breakfast with you if you are unable to have your meal at your hotel.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 2 reviews

Review summary

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  • Transportation
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It was a very rainy day... But all was wonderful. The places are not so popular for tourists but they are really handsome. (I prefer Yapauwa more than sigirya). The driver-guide follow us in everything we have done and was so kind with us... We also brake his umbrella :(((((. The tour was not like the other touristic tours that takes you in other places you don't want to go. SO.... REALLY RECOMMENDED!!!!!! 5 STARS <3 <3 <3

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October 24, 2019


Interesting insight into history - beautiful landscape- very knowledgeable guide

November 5, 2019

Product ID: 251482