Explore the hill capital of Sri Lanka and visit most of the major sights in and around the city. To the Buddhists of Sri Lanka and the world, Kandy is one of the most sacred sites as it is the home of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha.
About this activity
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Duration: 11 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
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Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

At your accommodation in central Kandy.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about Sri Lankan tea production at the Giragama plantation
  • Marvel at the orchids housed at the Peradeniya Botanical Garden
  • Watch a performance of the traditional Sri Lankan dance
  • Visit an apparent relic of Lord Buddha at the Temple of Tooth
Full description
Be picked up from your accommodation at 8:00 AM. Your first stop will be the Giragama Tea Factory. Here, you will see the sorting, grinding, and drying tools and then the packaging machines. Learn how tea is processed from shiny green leaves to the contents of your tea bag. After enjoying a cup of high grown processed tea, set out to explore the plantation. 

Continue your tour and head to the Botanical Garden of Peradeniya, which is renowned for bundles of varieties of plants including orchids, spices, medicinal plants, and palm trees. Then, visit the Bahirawakanda Buddha statue known as big Buddha, which is one of the most scenic places in the city.

At 1:00 PM, take a break to enjoy lunch at Oak Ray restaurant. After Lunch, visit the wood carving factory and gem lapidary. Then, be driven to Kandy Lake, which was built by King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe in 1807. It is one of the major highlights in the city and the drive is a scenic and memorable ride. 

At 4:00 PM, witness a cultural show in one of the many theaters available in the Kandy city. Then, visit the Temple of the Tooth. To the Buddhists of Sri Lanka and around the world, Kandy is one of the most sacred sites as it is the home of the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha. You will be returned to your hotel for 7:00 PM.
Includes
  • Pick up and drop-off
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking driver
  • Entrance fee to the Botanical Garden, Bahirawakanda Temple, Cultural Show, and Kandy Temple
  • Lunch at the Oak Ray restaurant
  • All government taxes
What’s Not Included
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (recommended)

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Pick up and drop-off is available from centrally located accommodation in Kandy
• You must wear clothing that covers your shoulders and knees when visiting sacred or holy places

From £66.52 per person