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Colombo: Kandy & The Elephants

1 day  |  06:30 in Colombo to 18:00 in Colombo  |  from USD $299  |   Guaranteed Departure 

Visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage; stroll through the Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya; explore the laid back hill city of Kandy; and visit the revered Temple of the Sacred Tooth, alleged to house a tooth of Buddha himself, on this Sri Lanka Day Tour.

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Day 1

We set off for Kandy early in the morning making a stop off at the Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawala en route. First established in 1975, the centre provides care to abandoned and orphaned Indian elephants, many of which come to the orphanage as calves. Watch as baby elephants are bottle-fed by handlers, and follow the herd to a nearby river to see the magnificent creatures splashing and rolling in the water during bath time. Leaving Pinnawala behind we continue on to Peradeniya where we visit the flourishing Royal Botanical Gardens. Sprawling over 147 acres the gardens boasts a colourful collection of plants and herbs, including an impressive variety of orchids which can be seen in the Orchid House.

Following the Botanical Gardens we proceed on to the laid back hill city of Kandy. Brimming with history, culture, and sacred sites this wonderful place was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988, and is considered the last capital of the Sri Lankan Kings. Go on a lapidary drive around Kandy Lake, built by King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe back in 1798, stroll through the town, browse the bazaar, and pay a visit to the arts & crafts centre and gem museum. Lastly visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth, alleged to house a tooth of Buddha enclosed within Seven Jewelled Golden Caskets, which was taken prior to his cremation back in 543 B.C., and brought to Sri Lanka in the 4th century.


Trip Highlights

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage - provides care to abandoned and orphaned Indian elephants
Kandy - UNESCO World Heritage Site brimming with history, culture and sacred monuments
Royal Botanical Gardens - boasts an impressive collection of plants and herbs
Temple of the Sacred Tooth - alleged to house a tooth of Buddha himself

Included

Transportation in a private air-conditioned vehicle
Listed entrance fees and sightseeing
Chauffeured by English-speaking guide

Not Included

Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow $7-8 USD per day per traveller. Tipping yor guide is an entirely personal gesture
within the Colombo City Limits (Colombo 1 to 13 Zones)
International flights and visa

The 'per person' price is based on 2 persons or more undertaking the day tour together. If you are travelling solo and booking this tour on your own the 'Single supplement' needs to be added to the 'per person' price.

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All our day tours are guaranteed to depart when bookings are made more than 96 hours prior to departure.

Tour Details
Starts
06:30 in Colombo
Ends
18:00 in Colombo
Departs
Any day of the year
Hotel Rating
Not applicable
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
Yes - for all included sightseeing
Meals
None Provided
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