Full Day Charming Private Kandy Tour: Highlights & Hidden Gems

Private & Custom Tours in Kandy

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Experience the irresistible charm of Kandy and discover this ancient royal city together with a local during 8 hours private experience. Admire lush nature, be amazed by a golden-roofed temple and get under the skin of Kandy’s history and culture during a full day private tour.
Discover the gorgeous city of Kandy and spend a relaxing day together with your favorite local. Visit temples, stroll through a local market, learn about spices and exotic vegetables… Everything you wish for can be included in this private tour created just for you. Start your day with a pick-up from your hotel and then proceed to Temple of the Tooth, the most important highlight of this charming city. With elegant pillars and arches, golden embellishments and beautiful paintings; the entire place is a work of art. Hear the story about this gorgeous temple and see how people bring flowers and pray in this sacred place.  Take a stroll to the Royal Forest Park of Kandy and enjoy the exotic vegetation around you. Do a city tour of Kandy and stroll along the lake side, pass by the colorful bus terminal and the vibrant local market. Get ready to check out the colorful, hand-painted buses, because they are true pieces of art!  Walk along the food stalls in the local market, enjoy the local vibe and have a delicious tasting. Mingle with the locals while admiring the variety of goods and exotic fruits. Curious to know more about the ingredients that local people use to prepare their food? Your local host can tell you all about the local cuisine and everything you’d love to know!  Time for a breathtaking view of this enchanting city! Take a ride to the Upper lake Viewpoint and enjoy a birds-eye view over the city. Feeling hungry? No problem! Your host can take you to a nice place to enjoy a local lunch and get a taste of the Sri Lankan cuisine.  Change the scenery and drive through the mountain range. Make a stop a tea plantation, learn how to pluck tea leaves, and listen to your private guide’s insights about the tea culture and its history.  Go off the beaten path and visit a true hidden gem: a beautiful secret temple famous for its 5th century paintings. Follow your favorite local and walk through a narrow pathway to get to this hidden place. A monk will wait for you to open the door and let you inside. Be amazed by the rock inscriptions that date back to the 6th century!  Ever wondered what that big Buddha statue on top of the hill is all about? You’ll have the chance to admire it from up close! Hear all about its legends, and admire the view. It’s the perfect way to conclude your tour! Before you say goodbye to your host, enjoy a chilled drink, and ask your local host for any recommendations on what to do next or places you shouldn’t miss.  Get ready to explore Kandy’s best highlights & hidden gems with a local!

What’s included

  • Local guide
  • Private tour
  • Private transport
  • King coconut tasting
  • Entrance ticket to Royal Forest park
  • Entrance ticket to the Temple of Tooth and Bahirawakanda Temple
  • 1 non alcoholic drink 
  • Hotel pick up and drop off

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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