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The Last Kingdom Private Day Tour in Kandy

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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
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    Reviewed January 4, 2019 via mobile

    This tour included many stops and is well worth the money! I encourage anyone to ask questions, as there will be lots to see and experience. I was able to purchase tea, items from the spice garden and enjoy a local meal. I was amazed...More

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    Reviewed January 2, 2018 via mobile

    Nearly a 3hr drive from Colombo. I think this is the only main attraction to see in Kandy, and the temple with the Buddha on the Hill... again, foreigners must pay 1500, were the locals enter for free. The main temple idol was closed-apparently it...More

    21  Thank PayalJugroop
    Reviewed November 1, 2017

    I would call this less of a guided tour, and more of a chauffeur to various attractions and shopping opportunities. The process that occurred was that the driver would take us to a location and hand us off to one of the employees at the...More

    Date of experience: October 2017
    15  Thank JC2W
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