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Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Kandy and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Kandy activities? We have 26 tour ideas.


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City Tours

Kandy City Walks Relaxing City Tour

Kandy, Sri Lanka
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 14.00


This relaxing and fun filled Kandy city walking tour includes a visit to the famous 'Dalada Maligawa' (Temple of the Tooth Relic), the main Kandy Market, gem shops, handy craft shops and other interesting places. We will take you on a walk arround the beautiful Kandy Lake which is located close to the Temple.

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Cultural Tours

Viewing of Kandy Esala Perahara

Kandy, Sri Lanka
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 108.75


Enjoy a viewing of Kandy Esala Perahera, held annually in August on days fixed by the Diyawadana Nilame (Chief Lay Head or Trustee) of the Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic) each Year. Its origin, as one writer on Ceylon describes it, is 'lost in the mists of centuries' and is one of the grandest festivals in Sri Lanka.

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Cultural Tours

Private Day Tour: Hanthana Tea Plantation Cycling Tour

Kandy, Sri Lanka
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 60.00


This tour takes you through the Hanthana Tea Plantation and allows you to learn more about the history of Tea in Sri Lanka. Get a chance to visit the Ceylon Tea Museum with its tea related artefacts. Cycle through Hanthana Tea Estate and watch the tea pluckers at work. Enjoy marvellous... Read More

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Cultural Tours

Experience An Artist’s Life In Sri Lanka

Kandy, Sri Lanka
Duration: 1 to 3 hrs
Priced From: USD 40.00


Spend an evening with Rahju at his serene hilltop cottage overlooking the Hunas range with unparalleled access to his studio. You will get a chance to discuss the themes that inspire his art such as mysticism, religion, and the cosmos and even chat about how his work has evolved over the years. You will also be able to have an exclusive private viewing of his breathtaking art and meet his artist daughter, Rudrani, who will... Read More

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Day Trips

Polonnaruwa Unesco Heritage Tour from Kandy Dambulla Sigiriya or Polonnaruwa

Kandy, Sri Lanka
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 67.00


Visit Polonnaruwa, the most ancient and historical city of Sri Lanka and a declared UNESCO site. This tour is conducted by an English speaking professional chauffeur.

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Day Trips

Water Falls Hunt

Kandy, Sri Lanka
Duration: 1 day
Priced From: USD 67.00


By 07.00am we will pick you at your location in Kandy<br />Lunch and snacks will be provided on your preferences. 7USD/Head<br />End of the day you will be accompanied back to your location by our chauffeur.

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Full-day Tours

Full-Day Kandy Highlights Tour

Kandy, Sri Lanka
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 30.00


Your full-day tour will visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, spice gardens and the Royal Botanical Gardens. You will receive an Ayurvedic treatment in the morning and after lunch reach the Kandy viewpoint and its surroundings. In the afternoon, you will visit the Gem Museum, wood crafting work shop and view a cultural dance. <br /><br />Please inform us of any special requests and we will try to accommodate... Read More

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Hiking & Camping

Private Guided Hike Through Riverston

Kandy, Sri Lanka
Duration: 9 hours
Priced From: USD 80.00


This hike offers you the opportunity to spend a day hiking through the Riverston area in Sri Lanka. The place boasts spectacular view of the highlands around it. The misty peak of Riverston, ends in a sharp 300 m drop from which you can see the surrounding countryside including Thelgamuwa Valley with its terraced fields and the Knuckles range of mountains.Trek through the jungle to Sera Ella... Read More

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Private Day Trips

Secrets of Sri Lanka: Private Day Trip to Matale Including Cooking Class and Lunch

Kandy, Sri Lanka
Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 47.00


The Secrets of Sri Lanka 10.5-hour tour takes you to three lesser known, but amazing, locations in the area of Matale. You will first view the beautiful, historic and completely mysterious Nalanda Gedige. Then you will have a fun-filled visit in the form of the Euphoria Spice and Herbal Gardens in... Read More

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Private Day Trips

Private Day Trip: Nuwara Eliya from Kandy by Train

Kandy, Sri Lanka
Duration: 12 hours
Priced From: USD 47.00


The Nuwara Eliya Tour from Kandy gives you a very special chance to spend a spectacular day in the 'Little England' of Ceylon, Nuwara Eliya. Enjoy the views of rolling green fields of tea as you travel in a scenic train journey from Peradeniya to Nanu Oya. Travel up the tightly winding mountain roads to the City of Nuwara Eliya. Go on a tour of this city that was once the holiday resort town of the British. See the... Read More

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Private Day Trips

Private Day Trip to Twin Kingdoms from Kandy

Kandy, Sri Lanka
Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 27.00


This full-day tour gives you the unique opportunity to visit the ancient cities of Yapahuwa and Panduwasnuwara. Climb the rock fortress of Yapahuwa and see its beautiful architecture. Visit the sprawling ruins of Panduwasnuwara and marvel at their detail. See the splendor of Panda Wewa, which is believed to be one of the first irrigation reservoirs in the world. See the remains of two kingdoms, from two... Read More

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Private Day Trips

Private Day-Tour: Highland Highlights from Kandy

Kandy, Sri Lanka
Duration: 12 hours
Priced From: USD 23.00


Explore the gorgeous highlands of Sri Lanka and take in spectacular mountain views on this 12-hour private tour from Kandy. Witness the rich heritage of tea-making by visiting tea estates and working tea factories and get hands-on experience on the art of making tea. Visit the Hakgala Botanical Gardens and admire the enchanting flowers of the region. Stop by the serene Lake Gregory and listen to the hypnotic lapping... Read More

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Private Day Trips

Private Day Trip to Hiriwaduna Village and Sigiriya from Kandy

Kandy, Sri Lanka
Duration: 12 hours
Priced From: USD 95.00


Explore the culture and heritage of Sri Lanka on this full-day private tour. Stroll through a typical Sri Lankan village with a local guide, then take a boat and a bullock cart to a village house for lunch. Then visit Sigiriya, a UNESCO World Heritage site often referred to as the... Read More

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Private Day Trips

Private Tea Tour to the James Taylor’s Loolkandura Estate from Kandy

Kandy, Sri Lanka
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 95.00


Enjoy a historical tea experience in the Loolkandura Estate where the very first patch of tea was planted in Sri Lanka. During this 6-hour private tour, visit the tea plantation, James Taylor Seat , Tea Tree, James Taylor Statue, the Loolecondera Tea Factory, James Taylor Log Cabin and... Read More

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Private Day Trips

Private Kandy Tour

Kandy, Sri Lanka
Duration: 13 hours
Priced From: USD 133.92


Sri Lanka's picturesque old capital and cultural sanctuary Kandy brings a fascinating experience to a visitor. Situated on the banks of 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.<strong><br /></strong>

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Full Day Tour: The Kandy Temple Run Tour

Kandy, Sri Lanka
Duration: 10 hours
Priced From: USD 18.00


This 10-hour private tour takes you to five of the best historic Buddhist Temples of Kandy, along with an optional gems and crafts tour. You will get to see the woodcarving wonder Embekke Temple; Gadaladeniya Vihara with its South Indian design; Lankatilaka Vihara with its epic architecture; Degaldoruwa Cave Temple with its beautiful Kandyan artwork; and most importantly The Temple of the Tooth Relic.

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Full-Day Tour of Kandy Sights Including Kandy Cultural Dance Show

Kandy, Sri Lanka
Duration: 10 hours
Priced From: USD 14.00


This 10-hour tour allows you to visit the historic city of Kandy and its surrounding areas. Visit the botanical gardens of Peradeniya (own expense) and broaden your horizons on plant life. Enter Kandy City and see sights such as the majestic Sri Maha Bodhi Vihara and the... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour: Kandy Crafts and Spices

Kandy, Sri Lanka
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 19.00


This tour gives you an opportunity to visit a spice garden in Matale and the craft workshops in Kandy. Grab this chance to see how batik fabrics are made and how woodcarving is done. Get to know more about gems and jewelry in a gem museum tour. This entire tour is a unique chance for the creative-minded and shopping lovers.<br /><br />

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Day Tour: Meemure Cycling Tour

Kandy, Sri Lanka
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 119.00


This tour will take you to the beautiful rural village of Meemure in the mountains. Enjoy the cycling over the challenging terrain that leads to Meemure. Watch the beautiful plantations of tea pass by. Go on an en route hike to the Mini World's End, and see some amazing views. Bike into the untouched village of Meemure, surrounded by nature. Get to know the lifestyle of these isolated and completely self-sufficient... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Day Tour: Kandy To Nuwara Eliya Cycling Tour

Kandy, Sri Lanka
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 102.00


This tour gives you the opportunity to go on a cross-country cycling tour from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya. Challenge yourself with this difficult 60 km cycling route.  Enjoy the beautiful landscapes that spread before you. Breathe in the chill fresh breeze and feel healthier. Feel your... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Day Tour: Kandy City Streets Walking Tour

Kandy, Sri Lanka
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 35.00


This tour takes you on a jaunt through the lively streets of Kandy with their bright colours, delicious foods and deep history. Explore Kandy's most important monuments. Try out yummy Sri Lankan street food installs. Enjoy watching garland makers ply their trade. Visit a beautiful Hindu Temple. Go on a short but fun three wheeler ride.

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Kandy Tour by Air-Conditioned Car: Do it All in One Day

Kandy, Sri Lanka
Duration: 11 hours
Priced From: USD 63.00


Enjoy a private tour of Kandy by an air-conditioned car. On this 11-hour excursion, you will visit some of Kandy's must-see attractions including the tea plantation in Giragama, the Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya, the Bahirawakanda Temple and Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. Cap it off... Read More

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Walking Tours

Kandy: Private Full-Day Tour

Kandy, Sri Lanka
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 148.70


See the sights of Sri Lankas picturesque old capital on a 12-hour private tour of Kandy. Go to the Botanical Gardens to see gardens of herbs and spices. Visit an elephant orphanage and learn more about the captive breeding program.

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Airport Departure Transfer: Kandy Hotels to Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB)

Kandy, Sri Lanka
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 75.00


Book this high quality professional airport departure transfer from your hotel in Kandy to Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB).<br><br>

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Private Arrival Transfer: Colombo Bandaranayake International Airport CMB BIA to Kandy City

Kandy, Sri Lanka
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 103.75


Start your Sri Lanka vacation with ease by booking this private arrival transfer from Colombo/Bandaranayake International Airport (BIA/CMB) to your hotel in Kandy. Your friendly and professional driver will greet you upon your arrival and drive you directly to your hotel in the comfort of a... Read More

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Private Departure Transfer: Kandy City to Colombo Bandaranayake International Airport CMB BIA

Kandy, Sri Lanka
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 103.75


End you Sri Lanka vacation with ease by booking this private transfer from your hotel in Kandy by standard A/C car to the Bandaranayake International Airport (BIA/CMB) in Colombo. Our friendly and professional driver will drive you directly to the airport in the comfort of a private,... Read More

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