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Pinnawala, Peradeniya and Kandy day tour

Take a journey from Colombo to Kandy, the last capital of the ancient kings’ era of Sri Lanka, visiting Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage en route and come back to Colombo in the evening. Visit famous Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya. The journey to Pinnawala from Colombo takes approximately 2 ½ hours where you can have your breakfast while viewing the bathing Elephants. When you are inside the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage you will be able to feed them with milk (Milk feed start at 9.15 AM every day). From Pinnawala to Kandy drive will take only one hour and we recommend you to have your lunch in Kandy city, our driver will recommend you a good restaurants in Kandy city. After lunch you can visit the Temple of Tooth Relic followed by Kandy museum visit and a leisurely walk by the Kandy Lake Drive. At about 5 pm we will start the return ward journey which takes 3 ½ hours to reach Colombo. En route you can visit Pilimatalawa Tea Factory.


Visiting Kandy during day tour of Kandy

Kandy is one of the most beautiful cities of Sri Lanka that is known for its scenic beauty and rich cultural value. Spread over an area of around 1940 square kilometres, it is counted amongst the world heritage sites of UNESCO. The city promises a number of tourist attractions that include the Old Royal Palace and the famous Temple of Tooth. Kandy is the home of The Temple of the Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa), one of the most sacred places of worship in the Buddhist world. Other holy spots in Kandy include the Gadaladeniya Temple and the Lankathilake Temple.

Kandy offers an exciting shopping experience with souvenirs ranging from precious stones and handmade laces to stone and wooden carvings. If you visit the city in the month of August, you can get a taste of Kandy Esala Perehera, an annual ritual of the Sacred Tooth Temple. Thus, your vacation can be an enriching and cultural uplifting one if you choose this sacred and beautiful city.


Visit to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage during day tour of Kandy

See baby jumbos wondering around their cramped foster home or bottle fed and bathed by their human foster fathers at Pinnawala, about 90Km from Colombo towards Kandy is the home to some 70 or more elephant orphans. A place you will really enjoy and never forget. Most orphans are accustomed to their curious human visitors are harmless. Started in 1972 the Elephant Orphanage was relocated to at the present site in 1975 Bathing time at Ma Oya just in front of the orphanage is sharp at 10.00am and 2.00pm. Feeding time is about hour earlier.


Visit to Peradeniya Botanical Garden during day tour of Kandy

Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens, the finest of its kind in Asia, the largest of the botanical gardens of Sri Lanka, couldn’t be better located. In the Mediterranean climate of Kandy, the gateway to the Central Highlands, the Gardens, at an elevation of 500 meters above sea-level, were tightly bounded on three sides by a loop of River Mahaweli (Great sandy river), the largest river of Sri Lanka.

We suggest you to start the Day trip at 06.00 HRS (AM).



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Pinnawala, Peradeniya and Kandy Day Tour  Prices
  • Journey Start and End from Colombo  :  160$
  • Journey Start and End from Airport or Negombo :  195$
  • Journey Start and End from Wadduwa : 210$
  • Journey Start and End from Bentota or Beruwala : 230$


  • Service of English speaking Chauffeur guide
  • Chauffeurs Meals
  • Fuel cost for Car


** Please note that above price is based on Travel by 2 People car and You can have Discounted Price if travel more people with you.

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