Best Private Day Trip to Kandy: Nature & Culture

Day Trips & Excursions in Colombo
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Tour description

Would you like to seize the day by seeing the very best of Kandy and its surroundings all in one go? Escape the tourist traps and immerse yourself in Sri Lanka’s rich culture, history, and lush nature, together with your private local host!

Escape the hustle and bustle of Colombo and get ready for a picturesque 4-hr drive to Kandy together with your private local guide! This relaxing day trip takes you to the cultural heart of Sri Lanka known as the “hill capital” and last city of the island’s ancient kings. Inhale country breezes, and admire colorful Kandyan architecture, while hearing all about the city’s vibrant cultural life!  There’s no better way to start the day than with a delicious paratha with curry! Sri Lankans love to start the day with a full belly! Do as the locals do and your host can show you a local favorite restaurant for a delicious breakfast. Sri Lanka’s most important Buddhist relic awaits inside the Temple of the Tooth. Regarded as a symbolic representation of the living Buddha, did you know that worshipping at the temple is believed to improve your karma? Your local guide can tell you all about its history, so feel free to ask any questions! The Kandy market and bus station are local hot spots that can’t be missed! Experience what a small city vibe is like and take in the lively atmosphere of the local market. See where locals buy their favorite ingredients and watch colorful busses come and go.  Stroll through the main street where friendly locals chat over breakfast. Make your way towards the lake that’s surrounded by lush nature, picturesque houses and hills. Wander through the forest, that’s so tropical it feels like a jungle! Here you can marvel at super tall trees and exotic vegetation that can only be found here. Time for a break and a typical local lunch before heading to a quiet temple where locals love to pray. Your local host can tell you all about Buddhism and its rituals.  Always wanted to find out how tea is produced? A visit to a local tea factory will answer all your questions! See how locals work in the factory and admire the breathtaking view of the tea plantation.  Top off your tour with a visit to an elephant orphanage that’s home to 93 elephants! Watch the elephants enjoy themselves while bathing in the river and see how they are well looked after.  The local hosts on your private tour are all eager to share their insights with you. Ask as many questions as you want. Enjoy Kandy like a local!

What's included

  • Local guide
  • Private tour
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Private transport

What's not included

  • Lunch
  • Breakfast