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Kandy City Tour

Kandy, Sri Lanka
Kandy City Tour

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
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Get under the skin of Kandy’s history and culture on a full-day private tour. Explore the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, visit the lakeside Temple of the Tooth, admire aerial views of Kandy from the Sri Mahabodhi Vihara Buddha statue, and more. Plus, break for lunch (own expense) and experience a Kandy Cultural Show: a celebration of traditional Kandyan song, music, fire acts, and masked dance. Private guide, private air-conditioned transport, and hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Private full-day Kandy tour and cultural show
  • Explore the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens to see tall palms, giant bamboo, orchids, and more
  • Visit the gold-roofed Temple of the Tooth, home to a relic of a tooth of Buddha
  • Asborb stellar views of Kandy from the giant Buddha at Sri Mahabodhi Vihara
  • Enjoy traditional songs, dances, and fire acts at a Kandy Cultural Show
  • Stop for lunch (own expense) and visit a gem factory and woodcarving workshop
  • Private air-conditioned transport, private guide, and hotel pickup and drop-off included, with entrance fees at own expense
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Hotel pickup and drop-off from your hotel in Kandy.
Transport by air-conditioned vehicle.
Service of an English-speaking chauffeur guide.
Entrance fees to the visiting sites to Temple of Tooth, Royal Botanical Garden.
Water bottle (Per person).
Food and drinks.
Gratuities (optional).
Expenses of personal nature.

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Your Hotel in Kandy

Departure Time

8:30 AM
Depart your Kandy hotel and set off on your city tour by private air-conditioned vehicle with a private driver-guide.

Stop first at Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens, a 147-acre (59-hectare) plant-filled park dating to the British colonial era. Head inside (own expense) to stroll the lawns and avenues, seeing highlights like towering coconut palms, giant bamboos, and the orchid house while expanding your botanical knowledge.

After three hours here, continue to the Sri Mahabodhi Vihara in Bahiravakanda, a hill monastery with a colossal Buddha statue. Climb to the top for bird’s-eye views over Kandy, and after lunch (own expense) at a restaurant of your choice back in town, visit the world-famous Temple of the Tooth.

Enter (own expense) this gold-roofed lakeside temple, a former royal complex of Kandy’s kings, and home to a relic of a tooth of Buddha. Spend an hour admiring the shrines, and after calling at a gem crafting and woodcarving workshop, take a seat for a Kandy Cultural Show.

Enjoy the displays of Kandyan song and dance by richly costumed artistes, and be swept up by highpoints such as the masked demon dances and fire acts.

Your tour then concludes with a hotel drop-off.
Stop At:  
Royal Botanical Gardens
Visit the famous Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya, which were formed in the early 19th century. Walk through the vast area containing over 4000 species of plants. Enjoy the learning more about the orchids, spices and medicinal plants. Wander down avenues shaded by large and rare trees, or bordered by flowering plants. Enjoy seeing the cannonball tree, walking over the wobbly suspension bridge and through the short hedge mazes or even climbing the twisty trees that make wonderful jungle gyms.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Bahirawakanda Vihara Buddha Statue
From the botanical gardens, you will be travelling on to visit the Sri Maha Bodhi Vihara in Bahiravakanda. This monastery placed on a hill is used as a meeting center for National and International Buddhist Relations. The monastery boasts a giant Buddha statue that can be seen from all over Kandy. You will be able to climb up outside to reach a viewpoint that gives you the ultimate scenic views of Kandy. You can take some good photographs there. You will finish viewing it by 12:35 pm and move down into the city.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Kandy City Center
See how complex batiks are created in a batik factory. Watch master craftsmen create intricate designs from scratch in the woodcarving center. Go to the gem museum to gain more knowledge on jewels and how they are crafted. Make purchases that will be great additions to your home or as a gift to a friend.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Kandy Lake Club - Cultural Dance Show
This famous show will give you the opportunity to watch various traditional Kandyan dances and acts, such as the Kandyan dance, the demon dance, the fire dance, and much more. Once the show is complete you will be returning to your hotel in Kandy at 6:00 pm, completing your tour.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic a UNESCO World Heritage Site which was built in the 16th century as the place of veneration and protection for Lord Buddha’s sacred tooth. Walkthrough the beautifully embellished passageways and elaborately painted halls, done in red, cream, and black. Lounge against delicately carved pillars and get amazed by the beautiful golden statues. Get an unforgettable experience of history and art.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Kandy City Tour?
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during Kandy City Tour?
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Kandy City Tour?
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Kandy City Tour?
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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What is the maximum group size during Kandy City Tour?
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

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