Full Day Charming Kandy Tour: Highlights & Hidden Gems

Full Day Charming Kandy Tour: Highlights & Hidden Gems

Spoken in: English, Sinhala, العربية, Hindi

( 72 reviews ) star Day tour Kandy 1 - 8 watch_later 8 hours
  • Enjoy a birds-eye view over the city
  • Find out more about the tea culture
  • Admire the beauty of the Temple of Tooth
  • Have a yummy tasting at the local market
  • Visit the main attractions of the city
  • Privately guided by your favorite local

You will meet here: Kandy

What you can expect

Discover the gorgeous city of Kandy and spend a relaxing day together with your favorite local. Visit temples, stroll through a local market, learn about spices and exotic vegetables… Everything you wish for can be included in this private tour created just for you.

Start your day with a pick-up from your hotel and then proceed to Temple of the Tooth, the most important highlight of this charming city. With elegant pillars and arches, golden embellishments and beautiful paintings; the entire place is a work of art. Hear the story about this gorgeous temple and see how people bring flowers and pray in this sacred place.

Take a stroll to the Royal Forest Park of Kandy and enjoy the exotic vegetation around you. Do a city tour of Kandy and stroll along the lake side, pass by the colorful bus terminal and the vibrant local market. Get ready to check out the colorful, hand-painted buses, because they are true pieces of art!

Walk along the food stalls in the local market, enjoy the local vibe and have a delicious tasting. Mingle with the locals while admiring the variety of goods and exotic fruits. Curious to know more about the ingredients that local people use to prepare their food? Your local host can tell you all about the local cuisine and everything you’d love to know!

Time for a breathtaking view of this enchanting city! Take a ride to the Upper lake Viewpoint and enjoy a birds-eye view over the city. Feeling hungry? No problem! Your host can take you to a nice place to enjoy a local lunch and get a taste of the Sri Lankan cuisine.

Change the scenery and drive through the mountain range. Make a stop a tea plantation, learn how to pluck tea leaves, and listen to your private guide’s insights about the tea culture and its history.

Go off the beaten path and visit a true hidden gem: a beautiful secret temple famous for its 5th century paintings. Follow your favorite local and walk through a narrow pathway to get to this hidden place. A monk will wait for you to open the door and let you inside. Be amazed by the rock inscriptions that date back to the 6th century!

Ever wondered what that big Buddha statue on top of the hill is all about? You’ll have the chance to admire it from up close! Hear all about its legends, and admire the view. It’s the perfect way to conclude your tour! Before you say goodbye to your host, enjoy a chilled drink, and ask your local host for any recommendations on what to do next or places you shouldn’t miss.

Want to adjust the route a bit? No problem - your host can fully personalize the tour to your preferences! Take a look at the videos and choose the local you like the most and get ready to explore Kandy’s best highlights & hidden gems!

This is the plan

Meeting point
Your guide will pick you up at your hotel, if it's situated within Kandy.
Stop 1
Discover the breathtaking Temple of Tooth and it's unique architecture
Stop 2
Enjoy the peaceful surroundings of an exotic forest and learn all about the Sri Lankan vegetation
Stop 3
Explore Kandy city with a local: the very authentic bus stop and local market
Stop 4
Stroll alongside the lake and listen to stories about princesses and hidden treasures!
Take a rest and eat a very local and delicious lunch at a restaurant recommended by your host
Stop 5
Be surprised by a true hidden gem: a Rock Cave temple with stunning paintings dating all the way back to the 6th century
Stop 6
Dream about being a Sri Lankan student while discovering their magical University Domains
Stop 7
Take a one-of-a-kind selfie with a giant and very old Java Fig Tree
Stop 8
Find out what lies behind the Big Buddha statue you can spot on the hilly side of Kandy
Stop 9
Return to the city and say goodbye to your host :)

Feel free to personalize this offer with the host of your choice

Day tour details

Private Day tour
Mode of transport
Car (cost included)
8 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 8 persons
Meeting point
Guest pick-up
instant confirmation
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
checkEntrance tickets
checkPrivate guide
checkA/C Car
checkKing Coconut Tasting
checkTicket to Royal Forest Park
checkTickets to Temple of Tooth and Bahirawakanda Temple
check1 non alcoholic drinks

about Withlocals Originals

  • Experience the heart
    of the city

  • With the host of
    your choice

  • Private. Affordable.
    And 100% You.


How it works:

  1. 1 Choose the theme of your tour.
  2. 2 Pick your favorite local as your private guide.
  3. 3 Let your guide personalize anything you like.


Now you can enjoy the true heart of the city in the most personal and unique way.