Kandy and Spice Garden Private Full-Day Tour from Colombo

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 12 hours

Departs: Colombo, Colombo

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

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You will be starting your tour at 6:00 am from your hotel in Colombo. If you bring a packed breakfast you will be able to eat along the way.Experience Sri Lanka’s old hill capital of Kandy on a privately guided, full-day trip from Colombo. Explore the Mawanella Spice Garden,Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens to see giant palms, orchids, and exotic flora. After free time for lunch (At your own cost) ,UNESCO-listed Kandy, with visits to the gold-roofed, UNESCO-listed Temple of the Tooth, Kandy market,Finish with a stop for dinner (own expense) on your return journey to Colombo.

Private day trip to Kandy from Colombo with a guide
Explore Spice Garden In Mawanella
Admire the world-famous Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, an oasis of exotic orchids, palms, and flora
Visit the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy, Sri Lanka's old hill capital Peruse the market, stroll by Kandy Lake
Receive full attention and personalized commentary from a private guide

What's Included

Bottled water

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Local taxes, parking and highway charges

Mavanella Spice Garden Visit

Private, air conditioned vehicle with English-speaking chauffeur guide

What's Not Included

Entrance Fees

Expenses of the excursions and sight seen not mentioned above


The personal spending (Tips, Laundry, Mini Bar, Telephone, Internet, Fax etc)

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 0 - 70

Additional Info

  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Each traveller is allowed a maximum of 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on bag. Oversized or excessive luggage (e.g. surfboards, golf clubs or bikes) may have certain restrictions, please inquire with the operator prior to travel to confirm if your excess luggage i
  • Not recommended for participants with back problems, heart complaints or other serious medical conditions & pregnant women
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • A significant amount of walking is involved
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking, however, Infant meals not included
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

The Island Spice Grove
Enjoy the Sri Lanka’s world renowned spices at their source. Visit a spice garden, where smells of cinnamons, pepper, cardamom, nutmeg and mace overwhelm the senses and the visitors are provided an insight into an age old industry of spice production, which attracted many a European and Asian merchants to the ports of ancient Sri Lanka.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
The Temple of the Tooth. The Sacred Tooth Relic of Buddha has had much importance throughout the history of Sri Lanka. Being able to protect it and enshrine it was not only regarded as a symbol of piousness; but also, a symbol of status that proved the worthiness of the ancient kings of the country. As such the relic was enshrined wherever the capital of the country was during the era of the kings. As the last kings made Kandy their capital, the relic was enshrined in the royal palace; where it remains to this day. You will be able to view the beautiful architecture of the palace and look at the many golden figurines in the shrine. There are many structures in the palace premises that you can visit.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Kandy Lake
At 12:00 am you will be going on technical tours to see the crafts of some of the traditional artisans of Kandy; such as the gem crafters, wood carvers and batik makers. You will get to see the process of how the they do their work, and will be able to purchase some great souvenirs (if you wish) too. You will finish these tours by 1:30 pm and break for lunch at a local restaurant (At your own cost)

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Royal Botanical Gardens
After an enjoyable meal at your own cost, you will be able to go on to the next leg of your tour at 2:30 pm. You will get to the Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya by 3:00 pm. 147-acre premises of the gardens hosts over 4000 species of plants; including an exclusive collection of orchids, spices and medicinal plants. Created early in the 19th century, the gardens have a significant amount of history that you will learn more about during your tour. You will also get to see famed plants such as the Cannonball Tree, the Giant Javan Fig tree, and the 40m tall Burma bamboo. You will complete your tour of the botanical gardens by 5:00 pm, and will then be returning to your hotel in Colombo; completing your tour.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Not Included

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