Kandy Day Tours

KANDY Day Tours can include:

  • 1 – The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. Watch the babies taking milk and the great herd river bathing!.
  • 2 – The Peradeniya Botanical gardens – world famous, exotic tropical park & garden with exceptional Orchid houses.
  • 3 – The Temple of Buddha’s Tooth.
  • 4 – Traditional Cultural Dance and Firewalking show (1 hour daily at 5pm).
  • 5 – The old colonial cemetery, Tea Factory museum & the Gem museum.
  • 6 –   Kandy town shopping including the vibrant and colourful market, traditional clothing, crafts and semi-precious gems.
  • 7 –  The three ancient and serene Buddhist Temples near Kandy – Lankatilaka/Embekka/Gadaladeniya.
  • 8 – By appointment (2 to 3 hours) visiting the stunning hilltop studio of one of Sri Lanka’s most celebrated artists. A tea-time special for those genuinely interested in art and leading edge thinking to exchange/share ideas & experiences with the internationally acclaimed Rahju and his daughter. Guided tour through the beautifully located and newly built “Jungle Gallery” – with no obligation to buy!
    See Father & Daughter pic: http://www.youtube.com/user/rmpwow + www.facebook.com/rahjuwow
    A rare visual treat watching Rahju applying his skills to a canvas over a 9 month period http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9n8NXxeoDc (44 mins)
    Other Links:  www.facebook.com/missceylon, www.twitter.com/missceylon, www.rudranidevidas.com

 

UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE “GOLDEN TRIANGLE” SITES – FULL DAY TOURS (North of Kandy).

  • 1 – The Dambulla Rock Cave Buddhist Temple.
  • 2 – Sigiriya’s “Lion Rock” palace/fortress.
  • 3 – Fascinating archeological remains of the former capital city of Polonnaruwa.
  • 4 – Spice Garden visit to learn about natural Ayurvedic medicine still widely practiced on the island. NB. All 3 sites can be combined in a rather long day (7am to 7pm) – though most omit Polonnaruwa on this day trip.
  • 5 – “The Rose Quartz” mountain, nr Dambulla. Largest such mountain range in Asia set in the biggest Iron Wood forest in Sri Lanka – plus ancient remains of a former civilisation. “an extraordinary experience in Nature”. Website: www.jathikanamaluyana.com

 

HILL COUNTRY Day tours can include:

  • 1 – To Nuwara Eliya (south of Kandy) – the former British Tea Planter’s capital – including the Ramboda water fall, visit to a working Tea factory and a city sightseeing drive around, including the traditional old British “Hill Club”.
  • 2 – Full day to Kitulgala for “White River Rafting” – long day! (west of Kandy).
  • 3 – Visit the ancient, aboriginal “Wedda” peoples in their Reservation, passing breathtaking scenery along the Victoria dam and with time at one of the island’s most celebrated Buddhist Temple shrines in Mahiyanganaya (East of Kandy).

 

We can also book your hotel in Kandy – a wide variety of accommodation is available to suit all budgets. 

Please advise what combination of locations you prefer and we’ll suggest suitable itineraries and give quotes.

Pinawella elephant orphanage herd river bathing

Pinawella elephant orphanage herd river bathing

Rose Quartz mountain near Dambulla

Rose Quartz mountain near Dambulla

Temple of Tooth in Kandy

Temple of Tooth in Kandy

Peradeinya Botanical Gardens

Peradeinya Botanical Gardens

Dambulla Rock Cave Temple

Dambulla Rock Cave Temple

Lions Rock - Sigirya

Lions Rock – Sigirya