Kandy Guides - Explore Kandy

Withlocals experiences in Kandy are

100% With locals

Who you see is who you get.
The Withlocals host you book is the
host that welcomes you.

100% Private

All Withlocals experiences
are private, meaning exclusively
for you.

a 100% taste of the city

From city highlights to hidden gems.
From food essentials to home dinners.
Our hosts share it with you.

Private Guides in Kandy


The locals at Withlocals know all about Sri Lanka. How amazing would it be to explore Kandy under the guidance of a local, or to eat a local family’s home? Imagine sharing stories and meeting new friends while tasting the delightful home-made ingredients of a real beetroot vegetable curry. They can show you the places tourists normally never come. This way, you will get an ultimate experience you will never forget and learn something about the local way of living!

  • Think about meeting a local who can tell you everything there is to know about …
  • The ingredients for an extra twist in your spicy meat curry
  • The local cooking skills in preparing pastry snacks
  • The way to steer a decorated elephant through the festivities of the Esala Peradhera Festival
  • The stories behind the graves to be found at the British Garrison Cemetery

Best tours in Kandy

Private Driver for a Day & Airport Pick-up

from

€25.00 p.p.

Kandy’s Best Kept Secrets: Highlights & Hidden Gems

NEW! WITHLOCALS ORIGINALS

from

€25.00 p.p.

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

NEW! WITHLOCALS ORIGINALS

from

€83.00 p.p.

This is what guests are saying about our hosts

Withlocals guest
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Abel Deshan
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Hike the Adam's Peak and Catch the Sunrise

For a good price we had an amazing tour with our guide Deshan. He really made an effort to show us the real Sri Lanka. Also he listens very good to his customers demands. Overal we had a perfect organised two day tour. He is friendly and also important; he speaks very good English. So for everyone who is going to Sri Lanka and need a good tour guide: Book with Deshan. Thanks again from The Netherlands!

Withlocals guest
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Finley Chaminda Roshan
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Amazing Waterfalls Day Trip by Tuk Tuk including Lunch

We waited to review the trip with Roshan until we got back to Australia to be sure we could do it justice. Because it really was that amazing.
An entire day of waterfalls hidden away in secluded villages, with not a tourist in sight. The swimming hole at the end of the trip was a perfect way to finish it off and cool down after a morning of hiking to each fall, with crystal clear water and a lunch which was the best meal we ate on a 22 day 2 country trip.
Roshan was a fantastic driver and guide, and he had a great eye for spotting plants as well- we found all the ingredients for a curry, nutmeg, pepper, lemongrass, cinnamon, and dessert too, with local oranges, tea and cocoa! The walk through the rice paddies of Roshan's village was beautiful, and by the end of the day, we were wishing we had chosen the longer trip which involved a homestay. If we ever make it back to Sri Lanka we will be booking again, as this was the highlight of our trip and I cannot recommend it highly enough.
A word of warning though, wear long pants, bug repellent and sturdy shoes- getting to the falls involves some rough tracks, and one of those had a thriving community of leeches. Don't let this put you off at all though, the waterfall at the end of the path is without a doubt worth it, as is the swim, lunch, and all the sights along the way.
Thanks again Roshan for an absolutely wonderful time.

Withlocals guest
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Hedda Buddhima
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Fun Cooking Class for the Whole Family

We had such a great day with Buddhima and her family. They took us to the Elephant Orphanage where we had a great time and good guiding,despite the rain . Then we drove through the most beautiful landscape before we arrived at her family 's house. All of her family were great, very welcoming and sweet! And the food was smashing!!!!! And love the trip to the lake 😊 Thank you!