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

€28.57 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
Withlocals host
about
Cara Chaminda Roshan
Rating

Amazing Waterfalls Day Trip by Tuk Tuk including Lunch

The day we spend with Roshan was breathtaking! We spend our day with him and his tuktuk in the knuckels range, the most beautiful viewpoints ever. Sometimes we stopt to hike to amazing waterfalls where Roshan talked about the plants and its function: limon grass, peper, coffee, tea. No tourist, only local people what made it so special. He let us show the beauty of Sri Lanka in Kandy what nobody sees. We had an amazing swim, a lovely diner made by his wife and a amazing time. We were back so much later than expected, he didn't look at the time what was even more amazing. We will never forget this trip and our lovely host Roshan. You have to do this!!!!

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
about
Jacqueline Deshan
Rating

Hiking Experience - Two Magical Days in Ella

We had only 2 days to get a taste of the hill country and Deshan made the very best out of our limited time, even though we booked super last minute. Wonderful views, great hiking trips, good local food and of course the tea, the trip included everything what we hoped for.
Deshan is a really likable, friendly and caring and had answers for all our questions. He took care of everything e. g. train tickets and hotel in Ella. We would definitely recommend him as a guide for your trip to Sri Lanka.
Anna & Jackie

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
about
Ida Vishwa
Rating

Mountain Bike Adventure Outside of Kandy

Me and my husband had a great, fun and sportive morning in this mountainbike trip with Vishwa! Very good quality bikes in good shape, thick tires and a high frame (for tall people). It was a beautiful (also challenging) ride, through the mountains with spectacular views of Kandy, and through villages. Vishwa was very focussed on giving us a good time, adjusting the route to our skills and interests. He can make it an easier ride or more challenging if you wish. He brings drinks and snacks and can tell a lot about the plants, birds etc. It was a great workout and Vishwa is a wonderful guide!