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ONE DAY EXCURSION TO KANDY

ONE DAY EXCURSION TO KANDY

Kandy and Peradeniya Botanical Garden Day Tour

Take a journey from Colombo to historical city of Kandy via Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and come back to

Colombo in the evening. Visit famous Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya. This is an essential day trip when

holidaying in Sri Lanka. Kandy drive will take only one hour and we recommend you to have your lunch in Kandy

city, our driver will recommend you few good restaurants in Kandy city. After lunch you can visit the Temple of

Tooth Relic followed by Kandy museum visit and a leisurely walk by the Kandy Lake. At about 5 pm we will start

the return ward journey which takes 3 ½ hours to reach Colombo.

Visiting Kandy during day tour of Kandy – Kandy is one of the most beautiful cities of Sri Lanka that is known

for its scenic beauty and rich cultural value. Spread over an area of around 1940 square kilometres, it is counted

amongst the world heritage sites of UNESCO. The city promises a number of tourist attractions that include the Old Royal

Palace and the famous Temple of Tooth. The latter consists of the sacred relic of Buddha’s tooth because of which

Kandy is regarded as one of the most sacred places by Buddhists. Other holy spots in Kandy include the Gadaladeniya

Temple and the Lankathilaka Temple.

Kandy offers an exciting shopping experience with souvenirs ranging from precious stones and handmade laces to stone

and wooden carvings. If you visit the city in the month of August, you can get a taste of Kandy Esala Perahera, an

annual ritual of the Sacred Tooth Temple. Thus, your vacation can be an enriching and cultural uplifting one if you choose

this sacred and beautiful city.

Visit to Peradeniya Botanical Garden during day tour of Kandy - Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens, the finest

of its kind in Asia, the largest of the botanical gardens of Sri Lanka, couldn't be better located. In the Mediterranean climate

of Kandy, the gateway to the Central Highlands, the Gardens, at an elevation of 500 meters above sea-level, were tightly

bounded on three sides by a loop of River Mahaweli (Great sandy river), the largest river of Sri Lanka. The town of Peradeniya

is located at a distance of 110km from Colombo and another 6km over the Peradeniya Bridge and you are at Kandy, home to the

sacred Temple of Tooth.

Typical Itinerary

  • Pick up from Colombo hotel and transfer to Kandy – 3 hours drive approximately
  • Visit Peradeniya Royal Botanical Garden. The groundwork for a botanical garden was formed by Alexander Moon in 1821 
  • during British colonial period. He used the garden for coffee and cinnamon plants. The garden includes more than 4000 
  • species of plants, including orchids, spices, medicinal plants and palm trees.
  • Lunch at a recommended restaurant
  • Visit Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy where Lord Buddha’s sacred tooth relic calls home. Kandy Temple of Tooth Relic 
  • is most sacred and venerated temple in Sri Lanka and is a must when visiting Sri Lanka.
  • Transfer to Colombo – Approximately 4 hours drive

For a car or minivan (maximum 6 passengers) US$ 160

Rate includes,

  • Air-conditioned vehicle with fuel
  • English speaking chauffeur guide
  • All parking and highway charge where applicable
  • All taxes

Rate exclude,

  • Entry fees for the mentioned attractions and activities
  • Meals or refreshments
  • Specialist site guide’s fee

Places of visit during this trip

  • Peradeniya Royal Botanical Garden
  • Kandy Temple of Tooth Relic

 

 We can tailor this trip to suit your requirements

For further assistance please contact Cyril

Email: [email protected]


Feedback from valuable clients + See all

    "We had a great time on last 10 days in on our honeymoon in beautiful Sri Lanka. Thank you very much for the stories, the explanations, driving, tips, care and always with a smile. Big thanks for you Cyril. We had an amazing honeymoon in this beautiful island! and you are the best guide and friend that we could have here!!! We will sure tell our friends and family about the trip and you!!! We will stay in touch and may be one day meet you again. Oded & Carol Israel 10 Oct 2014" Naim & Coral Fisher from Israel

    "I want to thank Mr. Cyril for this 17 days long tour. He is an excellent chauffeur guide, always on time with a car more than the clean. He knows all the places in the Island and organized very well. Most of all, he is very kind person, always with a smile and ready to help. I want to reccommond him to all my friends. Ria Deleu Belgium Travel period 25 Jan 2020 - 10 Feb 2020 ( 17 days)" Mrs. Ria Deleu from Belgium

    "11th April 2014 01 week tour around Sri Lanka A fantastic week was had by all with Cyril, exploring Kandy, Nuwaraeliya and Bentota. Your meaningful insights & excellent explanations of the Sri Lanka’s culture, nature and traditions were invaluable. Your smile and charm helped is feel related and comfortable. Not getting stressed once. With your guidance & tips, the holiday flew by with only one problem: it was very short! Your comprehensive list of talents ranges from findin..." Ian Price and family from UK

    "Dear Cyril, Thank you very much for wonderful holiday. Your attention to detail and care of your clients is extraordinary. We certainly hope to cross paths again and we will recommonding you to all of our friends and to family too. Many thanks again.     Paul nad Machelle Brisbane, Australia. Visited during 10/10/2012 - 26/10/2012" Mr. Paul and Mrs. Machelle from Australia

    "We had a fantastic holiday in Sri Lanka, thanks Cyril Tours, Our driver, Amiila, was brilliant and nothing was too much trouble for him. The places we visited were really interesting and we saw some lovely scenery.I would definitely recommend your company to other people. Emma - UK 2010 December " Emma Patterson

    "Cyril Tours is a very good agency. Because we did use it from 01st of March to 14 March 2013. From the start till end of our emails, he has (Mr.Cyril) given all required details. Also he send us very detailed itinerary with pictures. Actually no need guide after go through it.Cyril Tours is not a big agency. He was a guide in Sri Lanka more than 26 years. Many clients recommend him to their friends and to relatives who want to visit Sri Lanka.They asked from him to travel, that is why he be..." John and Mary from Canada

    "Hello, We had 2 weeks exploring Sri Lanka and for most of that time Cyril drove for usto various towns, sites of interest. Cyril wsa a very pleasant chauffeur. Always prompt and greeted us with a smile. He was well informed about the sites we visited and pointed out many interesting historical buildings en-route. We had a great 2 weeks in Sri Lanka and Cyril's plesant and helpful nature contributed to this briliant holiday. Thank Cyril Sara and Steve from Birmingham, England" Sara and Steve

    "Cyril was absolutly Fantastic,Veryhelpful, Patient and extremly knowledgable. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend and travel with him again. Whole tour was well organized and perfectly done. Kate Williams and family from UK 04th January 2015" Kate Williams UK

    "Dear Cyril, Thank you for truly amazing oneweek tour your beautiful country.We have seen so many amazing sites in such a short space of time. From Sigiriya to beautiful temples, Scenic tea gardens of Nuwaraeliya the colonial land ark hotel Mount Lavinia. We have seen so much more. You have made this an utterly memorable holiday with your expert knowledge, amazing, facinating stories, patience, careful+safe drivingand your unforgetable smile. We will cetainly recommonding your tours to all of fr..." Sara Kitson - UK

    "Dear Cyril, Here are some photos for you as we promised, and also little gift to you. Here is some photos of elephant boy which we were took on elephant ride. Please give to them when you go to Habarana again. We are very grateful to you for your services that you have done to make our holiday in this beautiful country. Still we are thinking over our nice trip with you. It was fantastic, really! Here in Holland, life is normal again. Greeting for your wife and daughter too. George and Cala ..." George and Cala

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