Kandy Shore Excursion from Colombo Port

$From 150 USD / Per person

Kandy Shore Excursion from Colombo Port:
A Day of Cultural Splendor

Overview of Kandy Shore Excursion

Embarking on a Kandy shore excursion from Colombo Port is a captivating journey that unfolds Sri Lanka’s cultural riches and natural wonders. This well-planned day trip guarantees a fulfilling and memorable experience, showcasing key attractions such as the Temple of the Tooth Relic, a revered spiritual site. Explore the local market for a taste of authentic Sri Lankan life and stroll through the lush oasis of the Botanic Garden. To savor the essence of Sri Lanka, don’t miss the tea estate and factory tour, where you’ll delve into the art of tea production.

Seamless Travel Experience

Your adventure commences with a seamless pick-up from the port, ensuring your every moment is well-organized and rewarding. However, it’s essential to note that the journey between Colombo and Kandy involves approximately 3.5 hours of driving each way. To maximize your enjoyment, we recommend that your ship docks in Colombo early and departs late. This will provide you with ample time to savor the cultural delights and scenic beauty of Kandy without feeling rushed, making your Kandy shore excursion an unhurried and enriching experience.

Cultural Enrichment and Natural Beauty

Kandy, with its rich cultural heritage, is the ideal destination for those seeking to delve into the heart of Sri Lanka. The Temple of the Tooth Relic, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, invites you to explore its sacred treasures. Stroll through the vibrant local market and experience the pulse of daily life in Sri Lanka. The Botanic Garden is a serene oasis for nature enthusiasts, and the tea estate tour offers an opportunity to understand the art and science behind Ceylon tea. Your Kandy shore excursion promises to be a harmonious blend of culture, nature, and unforgettable moments in the Pearl of the Indian Ocean.

Read more about this Kandy Shore Excursion  on our Travel blog https://gotourslanka.com/blog and learn more about Kandy https://www.kandycity.org

Destination: Colombo
Start time: Flexible
End Time: Flexible
Language English
  • Licensed Guide
  • Private car with AC
  • Entrance fees
  • Personal Expenses.
  • Food & Beverages

Tour itinerary

Please check out the plan below. We can adjust it more to match your needs, including pick-up and drop-off times. Our guides are experts in shore excursions, so you can relax knowing we'll get you back to your ship on schedule.


Port Pick-Up and Journey to Kandy:

Our journey begins as we collect you from the Colombo Port, and we'll whisk you away to Kandy, a city steeped in history and nestled amidst the emerald hills of Sri Lanka's central region.

  • Pick up from the ship
  • Live Guide explanation about way side attractions

Tea Factory in Pilimathalwa:

Our first stop takes us to the picturesque town of Pilimathalwa, home to a charming tea factory. Here, you'll delve into the world of Ceylon tea, discovering how the lush tea leaves are cultivated and transformed into the flavorsome brew that Sri Lanka is renowned for. It's a chance to savor freshly brewed tea while surrounded by the rolling tea plantations.

  • Tea making process
  • Tea shopping

Botanic Garden Peradeniya:

Next, we'll immerse ourselves in the tranquil beauty of the Royal Botanic Garden in Peradeniya. Explore the lush gardens, fragrant flower beds, and stately trees that grace this idyllic landscape. A stroll through this enchanting garden offers moments of serenity and an opportunity to appreciate the diverse flora of Sri Lanka.

  • 1 hour walk
  • Lunch at the Garden

Temple of the Tooth Relic Visit:

Our cultural journey leads us to the revered Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy. This sacred shrine houses the sacred relic of Lord Buddha's tooth and is a center of devotion for Buddhists worldwide. Here, you'll witness the captivating rituals and intricate architecture that make this temple a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Kandy Local Market and City Walk:

Kandy's bustling local market offers a glimpse into the vibrant daily life of the city. As you explore its colorful stalls, you'll have the chance to engage with locals, savor delicious street food, and perhaps pick up a souvenir or two. Afterward, a leisurely city walk through Kandy will acquaint you with its captivating history and the enchanting blend of tradition and modernity.

  • Local market walk though
  • City walk

Return to Colombo via Kurunegala Expressway:

As the day draws to a close, we'll ensure you return to the Colombo Port on time via the efficient Kurunegala Expressway. Your Kandy shore excursion will come to an end, leaving you with cherished memories and a deeper understanding of Sri Lanka's rich heritage and natural splendor.

    With our well-planned itinerary, you'll not only experience the cultural treasures of Kandy but also savor the picturesque landscapes and the warmth of its people. This Kandy shore excursion promises a memorable and enriching day, ensuring you make the most of your time in Sri Lanka. - TOUR ENDS -

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