The Last Kingdom Private Day Tour in Kandy

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The Last Kingdom Private Day Tour in Kandy
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This tour covers some very important attractions in Kandy city. The city lies in the midst of hills in the Kandy plateau, which crosses an area of tropical plantations, mainly tea. Kandy is both an administrative and religious city and is also the capital of the Central Province. During this visit you will visit the Spice Garden at Mawanella, Tea factory in Giragama, Temple of Tooth Relic, Market Square, Upper Lake Drive, Gem Lapidary, and the Wood Carving Center in Kandy with Lunch at Oak-ray restaurant. 
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In Brief

Location:
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Country:
Sri Lanka
Duration:
14 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Family friendly
All entrance fees included
All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
Buffet lunch included
Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
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Itinerary
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Stop At: New Luckyland Spice Garden, New Luckyland No100 ,Kandy road , Hingula, Mawanella 71520, Sri Lanka

You will be picked up around 6 am from your hotel in Colombo, Mount Lavinia or Negombo and then proceed to Kandy, en route visit Spice Garden in Mawanella and a Tea Factory in Giragama. 

For centuries, spices have been one of Sri Lanka’s most celebrated exports and are used for medicines and cosmetics as well as to flavor foods. You will sample scents and flavors such as cinnamon, ginger, pepper, vanilla and cardamom. Batik is the ancient art of mixing colors using wax as the main component and Sri Lanka is one of the world’s leading exponents. Examples range from simple, single-colored designs to multi-colored masterpieces.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Geragama Tea Factory, Geragama Estate Rd, Pilimathalawa, Sri Lanka

On arrival at Giragama, you will visit a tea plantation 1,673 feet (510 meters) above sea level. Tea was first planted in Sri Lanka in 1824 at the Botanical Gardens at Peradeniya, when a few plants were brought from China. Your will spend an hour exploring the the plantation and factory before leaving for Kandy which is approximately 30 minutes away.

Duration: 1 hour

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

Kandy, the hill capital, is another World Heritage Site. It was the last stronghold of the Sinhalese Kings during the Portuguese, Dutch and British rule and finally ceded to the British in 1815 after an agreement. To the Buddhists of Sri Lanka and the World, Kandy is one of the most sacred sites as it is the home of the “Dalada Maligawa” - Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha. Close by are the remains of the Royal Palace (“Maha Wasala”), “Palle Wasala”- where the Queens stayed-now used for the National Museum, “Meda Wasala” where other close relatives lived, Audience Hall, Natha Devala and Vishnu Devala are situated close by. The Bathing Pavilion (“Ulpenge”) is by the Lake and in the Center of the lake is the Island called “Kiri Samudraya” (Milk white ocean) used by the kings as the summerhouse. Today it is the center of Buddhism, Arts, Crafts, Dancing, Music and Culture.

Do the city tour of Kandy including a visit to the temple of the sacred Tooth Relic, upper lake drive and market square, Gem Lapidary and Wood Carving center.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Oak Ray Handcrafted Wood Carvings, 9 Deveni Rajasinghe Mawatha. Gatembe, Kandy 20000 Sri Lanka

Wood Carving Center.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Oak Ray Regency Hotel, Deveni Rajasinghe Mawatha, Kandy, Sri Lanka

During the city tour you will enjoy your lunch at Oakray Restaurant.

Duration: 1 hour

Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off by an air conditioned vehicle in Colombo, Mount Lavinia or Negombo
  • All sightseeing tours with the service of an English Speaking chauffeur guide
  • Lunch at Oakray restaurant
  • Entry/Admission - New Luckyland Spice Garden
  • Entry/Admission - Geragama Tea Factory
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of the Tooth
  • Entry/Admission - Oak Ray Handcrafted Wood Carvings
  • Entry/Admission - Oak Ray Regency Hotel

Exclusions

  • Any video / still camera fee to the monuments and places of visit
  • Tips to guides and restaurants. Tipping is expected.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section

Departure Point

1: Colombo, Sri Lanka
2: Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka
3: Kalutara, Sri Lanka
4: Negombo, Sri Lanka

Traveler pickup is offered
All hotels and places in Colombo, Mount Lavinia, Negombo and Kalutara,

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Group discount price is available for group size 7 or more
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.07 out of 5 based on the last 15 recent reviews

Excellent but long day trip Good driver and guide and amended itinerary to suit our requirements Kandy great small city
• Submitted 01 Jan 2019
Amazing! Highly recommended.
• Submitted 28 Dec 2017
Lovely trip and would recommend.Its a long drive but worth it. A highlight for us was the elephant orphanage, but lunch was terrific and the sights fantastic. The Temple of the Tooth was excellent and we also really enjoyed the spice garden. We were on a cruise so we only had one day, so we saw a huge amount on this trip.
• Submitted 02 Aug 2017
Great spot, exactly as explained - we thoroughly enjoyed it and our driver / resident expert was fantastic!
• Submitted 25 Jul 2017
Great spot, exactly as explained - we thoroughly enjoyed it and our driver / resident expert was fantastic!
• Submitted 25 Jul 2017
Loved this tour!!! Our tour guide, Damitha, was wonderful. He took us everywhere we wanted to see. The elephant sactuary was not part of the tour but after I requested it, he took us. Loved the elephants! The temples were gorgeous. The jewlery store we went to was so friendly and offered gorgeous items. The lunch provided was fabulous.
• Submitted 31 May 2017
Temple of the tooth is a must see. Excellent buffet, and shopping. Elephant orphanage was good, never seen so many. Our driver was great, local to Kandy so he knew so shopping places to go to, very good driver. Scenery was great.
• Submitted 10 Jan 2017
Fun day. Filled with numerous activities. Elephant orphanage was great. Kandy is a long but beautiful drive. Our driver, Savi, was great. We had him for all of our tours and looked after us very well. Lovely person. Our next trip to Sri Lanka from Australia will assure us to use the same driver.
• Submitted 13 Jan 2016
The tour was really worthwhile and we enjoyed much. The highlight was the elephant orphanage set in a beautiful natural surrounding. The guide was excellent and on time. The drive was a bit dangerous but the guide drove well and safe.
• Submitted 19 Aug 2015
The Buddhist temple is worth the long drive. We had lunch at Helga's Folly - a very unusual hotel/restaurant up the mountain. The chicken curry lunch was really great, and the atmosphere is beyond description.
• Submitted 27 Jul 2017
This tour was ok but the journey is far too long to do in one day. Spent most of the time on the road in pretty heavy traffiic. Kandy is quite an interesting town with an attractive lake. Palace and temple visit was interesting. From start to finish the tour seemed to be one long sales trip.
• Submitted 28 Mar 2018
Quite average. You get what is mentioned in the package. as you should, this is not a cheap tour. All very nice and delivered as expected. The only thing is the driver suggesting more tours only one hour into this one. It was ok and I am going to leave it with that.
• Submitted 31 Aug 2017
The trip was very disappointing. The guide was more of a driver than a guide and although answered some of the questions that we asked of him, he didn't volunteer any information, at least for the first part of the day. The tour was one of commercial enterprises/shops with tips demanded in most places regardless of the performance or enthusiasm of the local shop guides. The guide asked us what our itinerary was and as we didn't have one printed out we couldn't tell him. As he didn't have one, and didn't volunteer any information we found out which factory we were going to only after arriving there. In Kandy we were stuck in traffic for an hour so only saw the main temple. The guide simply showed us the door, and didn't offer any explanation for the temple or what it's history or significance was except to tell us it dated from the last king, which meant nothing to us. The provided lunch was average. The driver was courteous at all times and at the end of the day went out of his way to show us several gem shops which resulted in a good purchase. However, unless you are happy to see only spice, tea, batik etc shops and nothing of Kandy, best to avoid this commercial tour. It is long - 6am start and we got back to Colombo at 10.30pm.
• Submitted 24 Jan 2018
Your tour guide is less of a guide and more of a driver/wise guy shuffling you from one tourist trap to the next for his kick backs. Initially I was quite naive to this but toward the end of the day when taken to a tourist trap for traditional clothing that should have been inexpensive, I became alarmed and enlightenedno pun intended. The temple of the tooth is brilliant and I wish we had more time there. We ended up there toward the end of the day since we were delayed by all the traps and were too exhausted to enjoy it. The tea factory was actually just a shop and not a factory at all. The wood carving place was beautiful but also mainly a warehouse for shopping. The gem museum was also more store than museum. The buffet we were taken to was delicious. Our driver told us it was really cheap at 1000 rupees. If he only knew that our guide from the day before took us to a buffet for 200 rupees a person. After this tour my husband and I regretted traveling to Kandy at all and realized we actually did better shopping and touring on the days that we set out on our own or with the help of a local tuktuk driver. In fact, I probably won't use Viator again after this tour.
• Submitted 19 Sep 2017
Very very long day. Guide was ok just. It was the holiday there so we were stuck in traffic in Kandy for hours so missed a lot of the tour. So overall disappointing for us, check you dates before booking because there are a lot of religious days in Dubai where things shut down.
• Submitted 16 Dec 2015

In Brief

Location:
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Country:
Sri Lanka
Duration:
14 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Family friendly
All entrance fees included
All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
Buffet lunch included
Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver