See the main attractions of Kandy on a private day trip from Colombo and marvel at the temples, shrines, and other historical monuments. Meet local craftsmen and go for a walk in the Royal Botanical Gardens.
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Starting time 6:00 AM
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Pickup included

Pickup from your hotel in Colombo.

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  • See the sacred tooth relic of Buddha at the Temple of the Tooth
  • Walk among the orchids and spice plants of the Royal Botanical Gardens
  • Get panoramic views of Kandy from above the city
  • Tour a tea factory
Full description
Benefit from pickup at your hotel in Colombo, and then relax in air-conditioned comfort on the journey to Kandy. Visit the Temple of the Tooth on arrival to see the sacred tooth of Buddha, a symbol of status that proved the worthiness of the ancient kings of Sri Lanka. Admire the beautiful architecture of the palace and look at the golden figurines in the shrine.

Then, explore some of the ancient crafts by traditional artisans, including gems, wood carving, and batik. Watch craft demonstrations and buy souvenir gifts before lunch at a local restaurant at your own expense.

Continue to the Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya, and go for a stroll in the 147-acre grounds. See over 4,000 different species of plants, including an exclusive collection of orchids, spices, and medicinal plants. Learn the history of the 19th-century gardens, and see famous plants such as the cannonball tree, giant fig tree, and 40-meter tall Burma bamboo.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Water bottle
What’s Not Included
  • Temple of Tooth entrance fee (USD $10)
  • Royal Botanical Garden entrance fee (USD $10)
  • Food and drinks
  • Optional gratuities
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Confirmation will be received at time of booking
• Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
• Suitable clothes with sandals or flip flops are recommend for the Temple of the Tooth Relic and all other religious sites

From US$ 50 per person

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