Full-Day Kandy Highlights Tour
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Sri Dalada Veediya, Kandy 20000 Sri Lanka
the holding place of the sacred tooth relic of Buddha which has been enshrined on the island since the 4th century.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Kandy View Point, Rajapihilla Mawatha, Kandy 20000 Sri Lanka
you can see the amazing city view on this kandy view point.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya Road, Peradeniya 20400 Sri Lanka
The location of the finest of its kind in Asia Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens, the finest of its kind in Asia, the largest of the botanical gardens of Sri Lanka
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Kandy Lake Club - Cultural Dance Show, 7 Sangamitta Mawatha, Kandy 20000 Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka, a country rich with culture & tradition offers a very vibrant and unique show of Sri Lankan traditional dances, in the form of Kandy cultural show.
Duration: 1 hour
- Professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off in Kandy
- Transport by private vehicle
- Food and drinks
- Entry/Admission - Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
- Entry/Admission - Kandy View Point
- Entry/Admission - Royal Botanical Gardens
- Entry/Admission - Kandy Lake Club - Cultural Dance Show
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
- Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
The tour guide had difficulty with speaking English. He did not give us any guidance other than taking us a few touristic places. He took us to Botanical Garden and a private tea factory and left us there at the front door with no any information about the places. We could have taken the same tour with a taxi driver. The car was very old and dirty which we assumed was normal but we have found a much better car with our hotel for a cheaper price. We had to leave them in the middle of the tour since it was not making any difference making this tour with a guide who is no use.
Our guide was not the best at English or knowledge.We basically had to plan the tour for him. Botanical gardens the highlight.
This tour is excellent - you can't get a better guide than Priyanth. He knows exactly where to go and when to go, and is always smiling and joking and accommodating. We spent almost the whole day out, and had complete fun. The last stop was the Temple of Tooth which was brilliant, so were the dance performances and not forgetting the gigantic Botanical Gardens. Highly-recommended.
I highly recommend this tour. We almost covered everything in one day.
Tour could have been better coordinated. Our tour operator was not very communicative and did not describe the destinations properly. He did know some tricks on how to save us some money here and there. We did not like particularly the visits to gem and wood factory and spice gardens. As clearly these are tourist traps where if we buy something the tour operator along with his buddies get a commission for over priced items. Did not like the fact that we had to tip everywhere we go. I mean we are paying entrance fees or in case of Kandian Cultural show we paid 1000rupees and then they expect us to tip after we take a photo. i would have rather not taken the photo.....I would not recommend this tour operator.
All thanks to Priyank - the driver/guide, me and my mother had a wonderful experience of Kandy beginning the trip with a visit to Pinnawala and ending it with a lovely evening of Kandyan Cultural dances. The best part of the trip is the visit to the Botanical Gardens which is worth the money you pay to enter. The spice garden, the gem and tea museum can be given a miss. The Temple of the Relic was quaint, but crowded as it was during the time of the Esala Perahera. When in Kandy, take this trip. Priyank may not be very conversant in English, but is very influential, making the trip easy on your knees.