Day trip

Kandy: Day Trip from Colombo

4.9 / 5

8 reviews

Kandy: Day Trip from Colombo

From US$ 45 per person

See the main attractions of Kandy on a private day trip from Colombo and marvel at the temples, shrines, and other historical monuments. Meet local craftsmen and go for a walk in the Royal Botanical Gardens.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Valid 1 day
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup from your hotel in Colombo.
Small group
Limited to 5 participants


  • See the sacred tooth relic of Buddha at the Temple of the Tooth
  • Walk among the orchids and spice plants of the Royal Botanical Gardens
  • Get panoramic views of Kandy from above the city
  • Tour a tea factory
Full description
Benefit from pickup at your hotel in Colombo, and then relax in air-conditioned comfort on the journey to Kandy. Visit the Temple of the Tooth on arrival to see the sacred tooth of Buddha, a symbol of status that proved the worthiness of the ancient kings of Sri Lanka. Admire the beautiful architecture of the palace and look at the golden figurines in the shrine. Then, explore some of the ancient crafts by traditional artisans, including gems, wood carving, and batik. Watch craft demonstrations and buy souvenir gifts before lunch at a local restaurant at your own expense. Continue to the Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya, and go for a stroll in the 147-acre grounds. See over 4,000 different species of plants, including an exclusive collection of orchids, spices, and medicinal plants. Learn the history of the 19th-century gardens, and see famous plants such as the cannonball tree, giant fig tree, and 40-meter tall Burma bamboo.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Water bottle
  • Temple of Tooth entrance fee (USD $10)
  • Royal Botanical Garden entrance fee (USD $10)
  • Food and drinks
  • Optional gratuities
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  •  Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  •  Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Suitable clothes with sandals or flip flops are recommend for the Temple of the Tooth Relic and all other religious sites
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 8 reviews

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Excellent excursion with aaron. Very punctual, kind guide who made us visit all the important corners of kandy. We left at 6 am this morning and returned at 8:30 pm because he really took the time to explain and show us around. Kandy is a must in srilanka that I advise you to do with this tour operator. Look forward to seeing you again tomorrow for our next Aaron excursion.

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January 9, 2020

Organization perfect, seen and experienced a lot

It was a risk to book a tour from Colombo to Kandy via GETYOURGUIDE via app, but the driver was punctual in front of the hotel. All goals were approached, the guide was very new and inexperienced, but went to great lengths and nobody lost sight of. Everyone starts. For the road chaos, nobody knows what, so the extension of the tour was okay. Overall, a positive experience for Sri Lanka.

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February 7, 2019

Need to walk barefoot on the hot ground as shoes have to be removed before entering. It is recommended to wear socks.

November 10, 2019

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