Kandy City Tour (Private Day Tour)

(SKU: LK60020800)
Kandy City Tour (Private Day Tour)

Your tour will be starting at 8:30 am, when you get picked up from your hotel in Kandy. Your first stop will be the Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya. You will get there by 9:00 am. The gardens have a long history dating back to the British era. One of the most important roles that the gardens played was when it was used as the Allied Forces Headquarters for the Asian region during World War II. Now it’s a botanical garden with the thousands of plant species adding to its beauty. You will spend approximately three hours going around the vast gardens and increasing your botanical knowledge.

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Highlights

  • Last Kingdom of Sri Lanka.
  • Visit a UNESCO world heritage site.

Includes

  • Transport throughout the tour in an air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Service of an English-speaking chauffeur.
  • Hotel pickup & drop-off from/to Kandy.
  • 1-Liter of bottled mineral water per person.
  • All taxes & service charges.

Excludes

  • Food or drinks.
  • Gratuities (Optional).
  • Expenses of personal nature.

What to Expect

Your tour will be starting at 8:30 am, when you get picked up from your hotel in Kandy. Your first stop will be the Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya. You will get there by 9:00 am. The gardens have a long history dating back to the British era. One of the most important roles that the gardens played was when it was used as the Allied Forces Headquarters for the Asian region during World War II. Now it’s a botanical garden with the thousands of plant species adding to its beauty. You will spend approximately three hours going around the vast gardens and increasing your botanical knowledge.

From the botanical gardens, you will be traveling 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.

Once you get there you can have lunch at a place of your choice in the vicinity of Kandy. At 2:00 pm you will be visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Temple of the Tooth Relic. The temple has a burgeoning history spanning several centuries and is the home of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Buddha. It is placed in the former royal palace complex of the Kandyan kings. The beautiful buildings of the complex still show their royal roots in their architecture.

After spending an hour sightseeing the Temple of the Tooth, you will be going to see some technical presentations on the gem industry and wood crafting. After attending both presentations you will be attending the Kandy Cultural Show at 5:00 pm.

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.

Additional Note

Comfortable walking shoes and hats recommended for this tour.

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