Kandy Day Tour
On this Kandy sightseeing tour, you'll visit several highlights of the UNESCO-listed city with Tony. Kandy, better known as the hill capital of Sri Lanka, is an attractive tourist destination. Its history dates back to the 15th century, when it was the country's last royal capital.
The city is located 115 km from Colombo and is the second largest city in Sri Lanka. Kandy has a wealth of culture around it; the Temple of the Tooth is the most popular attraction.
The center of the city lies in a valley that lies at 600 m above sea level. Kandy Lake is a man-made creation of one of the previous rulers and is now a picturesque focal point of the city.
Kandy is also home to an international cricket stadium and attracts thousands of cricket fans. Sports, religion, history and culture, Kandy has it all!
A day tour of Kandy should not be missed on your tour of Sri Lanka.
At a glance
What you will experience
Visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
See Royal Botanical Gardens
Blessings in the Temple of the Tooth
Experience how tea is picked and processed.
Visit a spice garden
Length of the tour
Please contact us
Best time for this tour
What do you need on this tour
-Comfortable and airy clothing, including clothing that covers your shoulders and legs when visiting the temples,
- Insect repellent
From the hotel to the tour attractions and back to the hotel
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, founded in 1975, is a sanctuary for wild Asian elephants. The goal of the orphanage is to protect and care for the island's orphaned elephants. Since they are no longer able to live in the wild for various reasons, the elephant orphanage offers them a home. The elephants are provided with a natural habitat where they are taken to the river twice a day and elephants under the age of three are bottle fed by volunteers.
Royal Botanic Garden
The Botanical Gardens in Kandy are known for their beautiful flowers and trees; especially orchids. The title "royal" comes from the fact that it was once only available to the Kandyan royalty. Covering 80 hectares of land, this is Sri Lanka's largest and most impressive botanical garden.
The Temple of the Tooth
Sri Dalada Maligawa, also known as the Golden Temple or Temple of the Tooth, is a revered Buddhist place of worship as it houses the sacred tooth relic of Lord Buddha. A striking feature of the temple is the golden canopy, which makes it easy to spot from a distance.
Enjoy Sri Lanka's world-famous spices in a garden fragrant with cinnamon, pepper, cardamom, nutmeg and mace to steal your senses!
Kandy city tour
Kandy is the cultural center of Sri Lanka and is known for its natural beauty and traditional ways. Kandy is definitely one of the biggest highlights of Sri Lanka. Take a sightseeing tour of the beautiful city and treat yourself to fantastic views of the heart of Kandy including the viewpoint.
Tea plantation and factory
On the way you will visit a tea plantation and a tea factory where the best tea in the world is produced. You will learn everything about the tea production process. You can also see how tea is rated. Try a cup of pure Ceylon tea at the factory.
What you can't miss
Souvenirs from Kandy
Walk around Lake Kandy
Watch elephants bathe
Good to know
There are many recommended local cafes and restaurants where you can have a snack or lunch.
This tour has a water flat rate, we provide you with an unlimited amount of water bottles.
The Sri Lankan rupee. You may want to bring a small amount of local currency for drinks, meals, tips, and souvenirs.
Real people, real experiences
How they experienced it
We arranged to meet up at the hotel when we had settled in. Tony's son met us and arranged our tours.
Our first trip was the Madu river safari which was excellent. Tony is a very knowledgeable man and explained a lot about Sri Lankan culture. We released the turtles into the sea and adopted some eggs. Hopefully there will be survivors from this.
The prices of the trips were affordable and good value for money.
Please ensure you have Sri Lankan currency for your trips as you pay out tips.
We also went on the Kandy tour. This again is excellent. The elephants to the Temple of the tooth were all memorable trips that are precious memories.
Tony does look after you and wants you to enjoy the tours. Which we did. They are worth the money you pay. We would have done more tours but they were all day and we were very tired afterwards. (We are in our 50's)
It was my birthday on the Kandy tour and Tony had the minibus decorated and bought a little birthday cake for a treat. He made it special.
Excellent tour guide and he has a heart of gold.
A lovely man. Nothing is too much trouble.
Thank you 🙏🏻