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Kandy Day Trips From Colombo

Kandy Day Trips From Colombo

Just a few hours’ drive from Colombo, the hill town of Kandy is a must-visit for travelers eager to experience Sri Lanka’s heartland. Framing a lake and surrounded by rainforest-clad hills, the Unesco World Heritage Site warrants an outing. Here’s what to expect from a Kandy day trip.

 

Highlights

  • Visit the Temple of the Tooth, Kandy’s 17th-century Buddhist shrine and royal palace to see its sacred tooth—said to have belonged to Buddha himself.
  • Chart Kandy’s history as Sri Lanka’s hill capital and its time as an independent kingdom until 1815.
  • Admire Kandy Lake, a beautiful artificial lake in the city center, framed by rainforested mountains.
  • Stroll the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens to see exotic plants, towering palms, and trees hung with fruit bats.
  • Watch a Kandy cultural show featuring Sri Lanka’s traditional dances, ceremonial drumming, and fire-walking.
  • See Kandy’s woodcarvers at work and perhaps buy some Sri Lankan gemstones at the city’s gem galleries.

Things to Know

  • Kandy lies 78 miles (126 kilometers) northeast of Colombo, a 3.5- to 4-hour drive.
  • Day trips are typically private and include round-trip air-conditioned transport, a driver-guide, and, occasionally, a buffet lunch.
  • Kandy’s attractions are quite dispersed, so you need transport around the city to explore them in a day.
  • Excursions usually take about 12 hours, including travel time; and 14 hours if they visit other attractions en route.
  • Tours often include stops at the nearby Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, as well as tea factories and spice gardens.
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Private Kandy Day Tour from Colombo

Private Kandy Day Tour from Colombo

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Get an in-depth exploration of Kandy on this full-day private tour from Colombo with a round-trip transfer. Depart from your Colombo hotel and head to the Temple of the Tooth, which contains the Sacred Tooth Relic of Buddha. Explore the Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens and admire its wide array of orchids, spices, and medicinal plants.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$53.34
Price varies by group size
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$53.34
Price varies by group size
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Sri Lanka Tour Package For 4 Nights

Sri Lanka Tour Package For 4 Nights

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Unless you take a self-drive trip, visiting Sri Lanka’s interior highlights in four days is impossible alone. This 4-night tour delivers, making it ideal for travelers with limited sightseeing time. Visit UNESCO-listed Kandy, Dambulla, and Sigiriya Rock, and experience Ella, tea estates, and a Yala National Park safari. The tour includes UNESCO-site guiding for added insight, flexible accommodation options, breakfasts, and Colombo airport or hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 5 days
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$1,583.40
Price varies by group size
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$1,583.40
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Kandy Day Tour from Colombo

Kandy Day Tour from Colombo

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This day trip from Colombo to World Heritage-listed Kandy takes you to many popular attractions in the region. Learn about Ayurvedic medicine at the New Paradise Spice and Herbal Garden in Mawanella, see the Temple of Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa), and visit a batik factory and the Gem Museum. Lunch and round-trip transportation from your hotel or cruise port are included.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$100.00
Price varies by group size
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$100.00
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Kandy City Tour from Colombo

Kandy City Tour from Colombo

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Experience Sri Lanka’s old hill capital of Kandy on a privately guided, full-day trip from Colombo. Explore the Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens to see giant palms, orchids, and exotic flora. After free time for lunch (own expense), spend the afternoon in enchanting, UNESCO-listed Kandy, with visits to the gold-roofed, UNESCO-listed Temple of the Tooth, Kandy market, and a cultural show. Finish with a stop for dinner (own expense) on your return journey to Colombo.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$112.00
Price varies by group size
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$112.00
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Colombo Hotel to Kandy Hotel Transfer

Colombo Hotel to Kandy Hotel Transfer

• Sit back and relax as you enjoy a transfer from Colombo City Hotel to Kandy Hotel (According to package you choose drop-off point will be). • Enjoy scenery without having to worry about traffic or maps • Travel to Kandy Hotel and Others city as per package knowing that a Punctual and safe trip to your destination awaits you Enjoy a private transfer from Colombo Hotel to Kandy Hotel. Begin your trip in a safe, convenient, and easy way in a private vehicle. The transfer length is around 3 to 4 hours and is available year-round, 24-hours a day.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$61.50
Price varies by group size
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$61.50
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Private Day Trip to Kandy from Colombo

Private Day Trip to Kandy from Colombo

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Sri Lanka’s picturesque old capital and cultural sanctuary, Kandy, brings a fascinating experience to visitors. Situated on the banks of a delightful, tree-lined lake with green wooded mountains as a backdrop and the magnificent golden-roofed Dalada Maligawa as the centerpiece, Kandy has its own irresistible charm. We will pick you up from Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport or anywhere around Colombo at 8 am and will be transferred to Kandy.
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  • 11 to 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$185.91
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From
$185.91
per group