Kandy, Sri Lanka

Kandy tours, things to do and tickets

Private

City Escape: Nuwara Eliya Day Trip

(424)
Duration: 10 hours
Enjoy your trip to the max experiencing the treasures of Nuwara Eliya. Explore the region's beauty and be delighted by the different highlights and hidden gems that you'll encounter along the way. Forget about hopping on a tourist bus and let a local take you through Nuwara Eliya; your way! Now you can spend the day discovering what other highlights lie outside Kandy - trust us; they are worth the visit! As your knowledgeable host takes you on a fascinating road trip where the route is as scenic as it gets, you'll make frequent stops to check out the surprises this area has to offer. See from Nuwara Eliya, Pedro Tea Estate and Ramboda waterfall, plus many spectacular views along the way. And with a convenient pick-up and drop-off, all you have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride! To make the trip even more enjoyable, you can choose your local host for the day. Each of the hosts available for this day trip will take you on a unique journey based on their passions and expertise, and of course, also taking into consideration your interests. Our local hosts are natural storytellers, each with a different background ranging from arts and history to real foodies. They can't wait to share some of their unique stories and let you connect with their culture in an enjoyable and inspiring way! Feel like changing the route a bit? No problem, the hosts will be happy to personalize the tour to your wishes.
$150.02*Per person

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Sri Lanka’s Best Treasures: Sigiriya Rock & Dambulla Caves

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Duration: 10 hours
Journey into the center of Sri Lanka and uncover ancient creations that will leave you awestruck. Explore two of Sri Lanka’s UNESCO-listed highlights on a privately guided day trip to Dambulla and the Sigiriya Rock. Admire a ruined fortress, see temple-style caves of murals and get under the skin of Sri Lanka’s history. Your private Sri Lankan history adventure begins when your friendly local guide picks you up from your hotel. Enjoy the scenery on your way to Dambulla and make a stop at a stunning Hindu temple. Admire its colorful statues, spot the Hindu people lifestyle and get intriguing facts from your local guide. Enter the historic caves of the Golden Temple of Dambulla and get ready to be mesmerized by ancient murals, hundreds of figurines of Buddha and other goddess scattered throughout the five main caves. Walk to the caves as your guide tells how Valagambahu carved them into temples and adorned them with murals and Buddha statues. Before taking off for Sigiriya, take a stroll through a wholesale market. See locals selling their goods, take in the spices smell, pass by stalls filled with fresh vegetables and colorful exotic fruits. The market stall keepers are happy to mingle with the travelers, so be ready to experience the local lifestyle and get to know more about the local culture. Feeling hungry? Enjoy a typical Sri Lankan lunch at Hela Bojun Hala, a food court with open kitchens serving mouthwatering traditional dishes. Sour fish curry, kottu roti or hot hoppers… what’s on your wishlist? Don’t know what to choose? Your favorite local can give you recommendations based on your preferences. Rising from the central plains, the iconic rock of Sigiriya is perhaps Sri Lanka's single most dramatic sight. Walk through the entrance framed by the paws of a lion, climb the steep staircase and admire the beautiful unfading murals that brought Sigiriya its fame. Walk through the tunnels leading to the palace as you get a feel for times long past. Take in the mystical vibe as your private guide outlines the rock’s history. Top off your private day trip with a visit to a temple built in the South Indian style. Enjoy the quietness of this place, admire the lake views around the temple and take a walk around to recharge your batteries after all the hustle & bustle. This truly local experience is full of interesting stories, a delicious local meal & countless breathtaking views. The best thing is that everything can be 100% personalized, just get in touch with your favorite local guide!
$242.34*Per person

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City Escape: Kandy Classics Day Trip

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Duration: 8 hours
Enjoy your trip to the max experiencing the treasures of Kandy. Explore the region's beauty and be delighted by the different highlights and hidden gems that you'll encounter along the way. Forget about hopping on a tourist bus and let a local take you through classic highlights; your way! Now you can spend the day discovering what other highlights lie outside Kandy - trust us; they are worth the visit! As your knowledgeable host takes you on a fascinating road trip where the route is as scenic as it gets, you'll make frequent stops to check out the surprises this area has to offer. See from Buddha statue of Bahirawa Kanda, Tea Plantation Rothschild and Temple of Tooth, plus many spectacular views along the way. And with a convenient pick-up and drop-off/ meeting point, all you have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride! To make the trip even more enjoyable, you can choose your local host for the day. Each of the hosts available for this day trip will take you on a unique journey based on their passions and expertise, and of course, also taking into consideration your interests. Our local hosts are natural storytellers, each with a different background ranging from arts and history to real foodies. They can't wait to share some of their unique stories and let you connect with their culture in an enjoyable and inspiring way! Feel like changing the route a bit? No problem, the hosts will be happy to personalize the tour to your wishes.
$140.12*Per person

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Highlights & Hidden Gems of Kandy

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Duration: 3 hours
Kandy, is a magical place! And with the local host of your choice, you are going to experience it all. So get ready; culture, history, and local lifestyle await! Dive into the origin of Kandy as you see the city’s main landmarks like Buddha statue of Bahirawa Kanda, Kandy Lake, and the Temple of Tooth. And how about the hidden gems? Oh, you’re in for a surprise! Every host has its own story to tell, so pick your favorite, and you’ll discover the city through their eyes. Experience their Kandy to the max based on their passions and expertise. They’ll make sure you have fun enjoying a unique and local perspective of Kandy. Want to take a break? Leave it up to your host! This is the perfect opportunity to visit that special eatery where only the locals come and your chance to enjoy a local treat hand-picked by your host. Feel free to ask your host more about their life in their city or get recommendations about the top things to do in Kandy. Remember, the locals know best. The best part of any city tour is definitely the unique stories. Everybody has a story to tell, especially your host. Each one of the local hosts has a different background ranging from arts to history. They can’t wait to share their knowledge with you and exchange ideas and perspectives! Feel like changing the route a bit? No problem, the hosts will be happy to personalize the tour to your wishes and make their Kandy, your Kandy!
$92.32*Per person

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SriLankan Cooking Class- fun hands in cooking

(189)
Duration: 3 hours
Join me and my family at our cottage in the suburbs of Kandy, away from the hustle & bustle of the city, for a real local experience. Cook together with your family and take home unforgettable memories together plus some tasty recipes. To start with a bang, let's first visit the local market full of activities and get intoduced to what you will be cooking along with me. Want to cook on your own any special local cuisine? Why don't we stop and buy! Let's see the huge buddha statue and the folk lore behind it! You can see the panoramic view of quirky Kandy city in the broad day light! Let's have a refreshing coconut drink and head our way to next stop if you like and time permits; A Tea plantation, just a five minutes drive from my cottage in Pilimathalawa, where you will have the chance to see tea being plucked,processed and even you can taste them and if you have kids they can play about in the plantation full of tea bushes and friendly lady pluckers with me while you engage in listening to the guide provided by the plantation to your language need. Our comfy house is in a beautiful, peaceful village surrounded by green nature and you will have a chance to explore the place,trekking a bit as it infact a constant trekking trail👍 And those are infact in addition to the cooking and would surely take additional hours😊❣ Now, get ready for your fun hands-on cooking what you really looking forward to: the local cooking class!which lasts for 3 hours!to cook to learn to serve and to eat amids fun hands! All of the courses will be traditional Sri Lankan cuisines taken from my mother's secret recipes. And of course, tons of different curries! The kids will enjoy a different main course, as the curry might be too spicy for their taste. Enjoy the fruits of your labor and taste the delicious food you just made with a fresh glass of king coconut juice. We will have more than enough time for interesting conversations, story sharing and of course you can ask me or my family anything you wish to know regarding our culture, habits or any recommendations you might need. Also, my sons Mandil and Sandul will be more than happy to make their new friends feel like home and tell them everything about their interests and habits or have a football match in the garden. You don't have to feel limited by the menu, please contact me and let me know what else you want to add to our class and what to take out if you have any diet restrictions. I can always personalize the class 100% for you and your family. Kids under 10 years old join for free!
$169.7*Per person

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The 10 Tastings of Kandy: Street Food

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Duration: 3 hours
Fall in love with the flavorful Sri Lankan cuisine on this delicious food tour in Kandy! Enjoy a selection of 10 food and drink tastings hand-picked by your foodie local host, just for you. From yummy must-tries like king coconut to unique dishes typical of the city such as chicken or veggie kotu; you’re in for a treat, so bring your appetite. This culinary tour in Kandy is a cultural journey that takes you further than the food you’ll eat. As you enjoy authentic local bites ranging from savory, sweet as well as drinks, you’ll also discover the city and its highlights. Stop to admire the Old Prison, Buddha statue of Bahirawa Kanda, and Kandy Lake and hear about their local relevance from your host as you hop from one food hot spot to the other - what can be better than that? Want to know what this food tour has in store for you? Your local foodie has you covered! And because sharing is caring, you and your group will get to try bites of famous dishes. Each of the hosts has carefully selected the tastings you’ll enjoy during this food tour. All of them passionate about food and their city, know the best spots to get the most authentic and typical bites. Pick your host according to your interests and you’ll be a part of a unique and flavorful experience catered to your taste buds. Looking for a vegetarian alternative? It’s possible! The tour has been created with alternative tastings to fit your preferences. Just let your host know! The foodie locals are ready to take you on the best food tour in Kandy. All you have to do is check out their profiles and pick your favorite local for a delicious culinary experience. This Kandy food tour can be 100% personalized to match your diet and allergies.
$65.94*Per person

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Kandy: Sigiriya Fortress & Cave Temple All-Inclusive Tour

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Duration: 12 hours
Visit the UNESCO World Heritage monuments of Sigiriya on a guided tour of the rock fortress and amazing Dambulla cave temple complex. Stop at a spice garden in Matale and more.
$140*Per person

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Day tour to Sigiriya & Dambulla from Kandy by Aaliya Tours

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Duration: 10 hours - 12 hours
Our driver collect you from the hotel in Kandy(city limited hotels) as earlier as possible ( around 8 am or before)

 transfer to Sigiriya – Approximately 2-3 hours drive before go to the Sigiriya a short visit Matale Hindu temple, one hour drive to Dambulla  for Visiting Dambulla cave Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site which Lord Buddha’s life is painted on the walls of the cave which is believed to be done during the 2nd century.

After visiting cave temple, Lunch at a recommended restaurant after having lunch,Visit the Sigiriya Rock Fortress at evening
$85*Per person

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Pinnawala & Kandy Day Trip from Colombo

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Duration: 12 hours
See the main attractions of Pinnawala and marvel at the temples, shrines, and other historical monuments.
$70*Per person

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Tours and Transportation in Sri Lanka

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Duration: 2 days
We offer incredible customized tours by combining your creativity with our travel experience, we warmly welcome your suggestions and are flexible in adding unique activities and inclusions to the existing itineraries or creating a whole new one according to your preferences.So do not hesitate to contact us and work together to make your holiday perfect.
$48*Per person

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Kandy to Sigiriya Day Tour and Dambulla cave temple with private vehicle

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Duration: 9 hours - 12 hours
Summary of the Sigiriya Day Tour (1 Day)

During this 1 Day Tour we will be sight-seeing must visit areas in Sigiriya.

During this tour we will be going to the following destinations - Matale Hindu Temple / Spice Garden / Sigriya Rock Fortress / Dambulla Cave Temple

The guests will be provided with good quality, comfortable vehicles (vehicle type depends on the number of people) with a driver-guide to help with your tour to Sigiriya.
$50*Per person

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Kandy to Ella Train Tickets - Reserved Seats

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Duration: 3 hours - 7 hours
Famous Blue Train Journey from Kandy to Badulla (Ella) is considered as one of the most beautiful train rides in the world. Beautiful landscaping, Scenic beauty of the country, waterfalls and tea estates etc adding so much colors to this unforgettable ride.
Train times :
8.47 am
11.03 am
You will receive reserved seats and seat number will be mentioned in the ticket. (Seats will be issued from 2nd or 3rd class compartments based on availability. )
You can choose the train time. We will try our best to provide the ticket from the particular one. We will inform the time in advance.
Also we can arrange transport to the railway station from your hotel at a reasonable rate.
Please note that it's very important to let us know the name of your hotel for the ticket delivery. You can send us a message through viator or sms or whatsapp with the name of the hotel you are staying.
$22.5*Per person

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All About Curry - Private Cooking class

(90)
Duration: 3 hours
What no one understands is that curry is not one ingredient that you can buy, it is the perfect combination of different spices and aromas. Join me in my kitchen for a private curry cooking class where I will share with you my grand mother's recipe for the perfect curry! I'll pick fresh vegetables, meat or fish, or any other ingredients you prefer to eat the most delicious curry! Take a refreshing homemade lime juice and get ready to start your cooking class! I will show you how to prepare different kinds of curries so you will have a variety to choose & pick your favorite. During the private class, I will share with you all the small details that takes to make a delicious curry and of course anything else you are interested to know regarding Sri Lankan cuisine. If you have any other suggestions regarding the menu, please share them with me and I will make sure to take them into consideration for the class. Can't wait to teach you how to make a real curry!
$67.73*Per person

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Good Morning Sri Lanka! - Traditional Breakfast Cooking Class

(90)
Duration: 3 hours
We all know that breakfast is the most important of our meals and here in Sri Lanka, we take it to a whole new level. Don't believe me? I'll show you! I will pick you up from your hotel in Kandy and we will drive to my parent's house just 5 km out of the city's buzzing vibes. The road to the house is a beautiful and peaceful route between paddy fields and friendly local people working. All you gotta do at this time, is enjoy the views! To warm up and properly wake up, enjoy a local milk tea or coffee, then is time to put your apron on! I'll share with you the secrets of a successful milk rice with lunu miris or coconut fill. It's a Srilankan traditional tasting, which we use for all festivals and special occasions. It is cooked in coconut milk with salt until well cooked and slightly soggy. Locals eat this food with savory paste as well as with a sweet paste too. You can pick the one you want to try! It is also considered to be the right food option to celebrate a victory in the family or seal an important event successfully. And since you are visiting, let's celebrate! You will enjoy the fruits of your labor in the garden which is surrounded by beautiful trees and birds singing. Keep an eye on the monkeys, they like to steal food! We will have time to talk about anything from other different recipes on local delicacies to my island's culture and history, I do enjoy an open conversation with new friends. After we are ready and full, I will drop you off where you prefer so you can have an energetic and fun day in the city, great recommendations included. If you have any dietary restrictions or prefer to try something else from our rich cuisine please let me know and I will prepare a brand new menu for you !
$69.92*Per person

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Private Dambulla Sigiriya Tour from Kandy with Lunch

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Duration: 6 hours - 9 hours
Sigiriya Rock Fortress the 8th Wonder of the World is considered as a placed not to be missed by anybody who visits this beautiful Island. Pidurangala rock another historical place located next to Sigirya and has become a trending place with among both locals and foreigners. Dambulla Cave Temple is known as one of the oldest and biggest rock temples in the world. The Safari at Minneriya National Park will make your trip complete. This 04 hour off road trip will allow you to see hundreds of Elephants in their natural behavior at their own place. Tour in a traditional village is another interesting item you can add for the day.  These key places are located within close proximity. Situated in the Matale District, Central Province of Sri Lanka, situated 148 km (92 mi) north-east of Colombo and 72 km (45 mi) north of Kandy.

Note : If you are booking the 11.00 am starting time, we might not be able to do the safari tour at the National park or the Sigiriya rock due to the limited time.
$54*Per person

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Sri Lanka hill country train trip, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya 2-day

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Duration: 2 days
Enjoy the breathtaking Sri Lanka hill country scenery on your 3 hours train trip. Walk through the historical city of Kandy while visiting ancient temples, markets, and the Kandyan cultural shows.
$199*Per person

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Chauffeur guide and Tour organizer

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Duration: Flexible
we care about your safe, comfort while travelling with us while you enjoy your holiday at a relaxed pace.
$25*Per person

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kandy waterfalls Hunters

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Duration: 7 hours - 8 hours
Let me show the fascinating natural heritage of Sri Lanka! Join me for private one day trip that takes you to 3 beautiful waterfalls by tuk tuk. Let's hike on easy trails and swim under impressive waterfalls! First we will visit Huluganga Waterfall which is located in the Huluganga Town ( Need take a ticket). The height of the waterfall is approximately 75m and it truly offers a magnificent view of rushing water. We'll then explore the Lebanon Estate Waterfall, a 30 m high waterfall with a breathtaking view. Next stop is JoduElla Waterfall, a 45 m high waterfall that will make a strong impression on all of us. We're not done yet! It's time to swim under a waterfall.Then you will have a chance to taste the delicious homemade lump rice, which is rice wrapped with a banana leaf (The tuk tuk ride through tea plantations and terraced paddy fields and visit some of the small rural village communities. Panoramic views.)
$54.37*Per person

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Sri Lanka: eSIM Data Plan

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Duration: a few seconds
Enjoy the convenience of instantly available eSIM data plans for Sri Lanka. Choose from a variety of options and activate your eSIM anywhere on your Sri Lanka journey.
$8.43*Per person

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Kandy City Day Tour and trip private luxury car and van

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Duration: a day
Summary of the Kandy City Tour (1 day)

During this 1 Day Tour we will be exploring the Kandy City, one of the major cities located in the Central Province of Sri Lanka.

During this tour we will be going to the following destinations - Temple of the Tooth Relic / Bahirawakanda Temple / View Point / Ceylon Tea Museum / Kandyan Dance / Gem Museum / Tea Factory.

The guests will be provided with good quality, comfortable vehicles (vehicle type depends on the number of people) with a driver-guide to help with your tour to Kandy City.
$25.5*Per person

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