Private Day Trip to Kandy from Negombo

Take a fascinating stroll through the Sacred City of Kandy, now a popular UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore some amazing sights with your host as you amble through the corridors of time. Visit the Sacred Temple of the Tooth, situated in the Royal Palace Complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy, the Kandy Lake, Queen’s Bathing Pavilion and Royal Audience Hall among-st many other interesting sites. Drive up the mountain to the ‘View Point’, a breath-taking spot from where one can have a bird’s eye view of the city of Kandy and take some great photographs too. Finally head to witness a Cultural Show Show which stimulates showcase of Sri Lankan Arts, Dance and Cultural heritage coming together in a swirl of movements, acrobats and exotic colour to the sound of Kandyan music and drumming.

per adult from

$160

NZD

Duration

11 to 12 hours

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  • What's included :
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Private transportation
    • Lunch
    • Bottled water
    • All entrance fees
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Entry/Admission - Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
    • Entry/Admission - Kandy Lake Club - Cultural Dance Show
    • Entry/Admission - Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue
    What's excluded :
    • Restroom on board
    • WiFi on board
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Kadugannawa Tea Factory & Sales Center, Kadugannawa, Sri Lanka

    The Kadugannawa tea factory is not the prettiest or the finest of the tea factories in Sri Lanka, but if you are visiting Kandy, you absolutely must learn about tea, and if you are unable to get further afield into the tea region, then visiting a tea factory in Kandy is essential. There is a firm story to be uncovered here: of how a plant discovered by an Emperor in China 2700 years BC changed the world’s topography, demography and industrial markets irreversibly. Sri Lanka, as one of the world’s largest producers of tea, plays a vastly important role in this history and there’s a high chance that the tea you drink back home begins its life in Sri Lanka. Take a tour through this little factory to learn about the time-consuming production of tea and marvel at heavy machinery left over from British rule at the time of the Industrial Revolution. You will finish off the tour with a tea tasting.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Sri Dalada Veediya, Kandy 20000 Sri Lanka

    The temple of the Scared Tooth Relic or Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy is a vital place of worship for Buddhists across the world and by today has become an important tourist attraction. This palace is visited by Buddhist devotees from all part of the world. Many foreign tourists used to visit Kandy during the "Esala Perahara" time which usually schedule in July/ August Time. This is a colorful Buddhist cultural parade to tribute the Tooth Relic of Load Buddha and this event held for 10 days of time. Due to its cultural importance, this city was named as a "World Heritage Site" by UNESCO. Since ancient times the tooth relic, which was brought to Sri Lanka from India played a major role in the political scene of the country. It is documented that it was the prime duty of the then King to safeguard the tooth relic. Therefore it was protected by the many Sri Lankan Kings for centuries and centuries. Since the arrival of the tooth relic in Sri Lanka in the 4th century AD, it was taken to various temples under the various Kingdoms. However, the tooth relic is now safely placed in its final resting place at the sacred temple of the Tooth which was brought to Kandy by King, Vimaladharmasuriya I. The king also created a golden casket to place the sacred Tooth Relic which can be seen even today at the temple.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Kandy Lake Club - Cultural Dance Show, 7 Sangamitta Mawatha, Kandy 20000 Sri Lanka

    Kandy Lake Club Located 300m up Sanghamitta Mawatha, this place has arguably the best costumes of any of the venues staging traditional Sri Lankan dance shows. Performances often conclude with a 'fire walking' (stepping on burning coals) finale. With elaborate costumes, gyrating dance moves and show-stopping, fire-breathing stunts, a Kandyan dance performance is one of the defining experiences of a stay in Kandy. Calling it a traditional Kandyan dance performance is something of a misnomer as the shows are very much aimed at audience entertainment and contain dance routines and costumes from across the country, including the famous ‘devil’ dances of the west coast (which are very hard to see in their home region).

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue, Bahirawa Kanda Rd, Kandy 20000 Sri Lanka

    The Bahirawakanda Vihara Buddha Statue is situated on a hill named just 2 km from the Temple of the Tooth Relic. This beautifully sculptured white Buddha statue was built in 1972. Standing at 88 feet, it is considered as one of the biggest Buddha statues in Sri Lanka. There is a Buddhist temple located alongside the Buddha statue in the Bahirawa Kanda hill. The hill provides panoramic views of the Kandy city including the mountain range nearby and the Bogambara prison. Devotees can worship in the temple. The Bahirawakanda Vihara Buddha Statue displays Lord Buddha seated in the Nirvana pose and can be viewed from the entire city of Kandy. The best time to climb up the hill for spectacular views of the Kandy city is at night when the entire city is lit up with lights.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from any hotel in NegomboAirports
    • Bandaranayake Intl Airport, Colombo Sri Lanka
    Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

4

Organised by Wander-Lush Travels

Activity ID: V-211823P175

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