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Kandy and Nuwara Eliya: 2-Day Tour from Colombo

Activity provider: Seerendipity tours

Kandy and Nuwara Eliya: 2-Day Tour from Colombo

Activity provider: Seerendipity tours

From US$ 195 per person

If you have a limited amount of time to see the sights of Sri Lanka, this 2-day tour will take you to Kandy and Nuwara Eliya, and to some of the country’s most popular attractions. Visit the cultural city of Kandy, the Temple of the Tooth Relic, and more.

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Duration 2 days
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Colombo or any other location on the island. There may be additional charges if the meeting point is not located in Colombo. Please inquire after booking.
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  • Walk around the Gregory Lake and enjoy the beautiful surroundings
  • Visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy
  • Tour a tea plantation and factory in Nuwara Eliya
  • Explore the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, the largest in Sri Lanka
  • Experience breathtaking scenery on the hill country blue train journey
  • Enjoy the hill country on the blue train journey from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya
Full description
Travel inland from Colombo to Sri Lanka’s hill country on this 2-day tour that highlights the ancient capital of Kandy and the English colonial hill station of Newara Eliya. Detailed Itinerary Day 1: Colombo – Kegalle – Kandy You’ll depart Colombo after breakfast and make a stop at a spice garden on the way to Kandy. See the trees and plants that produce the hundreds of spices grown in Sri Lanka.  Kandy was the last kingdom of ancient Sri Lanka, and is the most picturesque city on the island, nestled in the mountains and surrounded by tea plantations. Of Sri Lanka’s 3 botanical gardens, the gardens at Peradeniya are the largest, spread over 60 hectares and featuring more than 8,000 different species of trees and plants. After, visit the Temple of Tooth Relic in Kandy and enjoy dinner and a typical Sri Lankan Cultural Show of Drum Dancing music and fire walking. Overnight in Kandy. Day 2: Kandy – Nuwara Eliya – Colombo After a leisurely breakfast you’ll begin the journey back to Colombo via Nuwara Eliya. You’ll have a chance to appreciate the awe-inspiring scenery on the way to Nuwara Eliya, as you travel through valleys, into the mountains, and past beautiful patches of forest. Nuwara Eliya is the highest of Sri Lanka’s 3 hill stations, situated at over 6,000 feet above sea level. Known as Little England, it is where the British colonists built themselves a home away from home. Follow the winding road that leads to the hill country through tea plantations, beside the waterfalls that cascade down the hills, and into misty valleys. You’ll have the opportunity to visit a tea factory and sample a cup of unblended, fresh Ceylon tea, before continuing back to Colombo.
  • 4-star hotel accommodation
  • All-inclusive Hill Country Blue Train journey
  • Entrance fees and guided tour for Royal Botanical Garden, Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Kandyan Cultural Show, Tea factory, Gregory Lake esplanade
  • Train ticket from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya
  • Compulsory hotel supplements (if applicable)
  • Meals and drinks not included in the description
  • Optional activity costs
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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  • Sleeveless shirts
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5 /5

based on 6 reviews

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Our guide Sunny was great and made sure that we felt safe and comfortable at all times. Not only the sights in the program were in the foreground, as soon as Sunny saw something interesting on the way, he stopped and provided exciting stories about it. All in all, we would do the tour exactly the same way again. Thanks sunny!

March 15, 2018

Excellent - a very full itinerary and caring, well informed guide

Terrific. We saw so much and the driver was very happy to stop as we liked. Day 1 was very full and the elephant orphanage was amazing, with the Buddha Tooth Temple also a real highlight. A guide made all the difference at both sites. The Herb Garden was not worth the time - very uninterested formulaic delivery by the site's guide and a very hard sell. I would recommend this be withdrawn from the program (check out reviews of this place on tripadvisor) or a better garden sourced. We have visited similar in India and found them more "genuine". Tea factory was very good. Driver navigated the chatoic roads and heavy Xmas traffic well and was awlays early. Hotel accommodation was also excellent. Well worth doing. Thank you!

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December 23, 2016

ultimate two day experience

This trip was perfect for us as we only had 2 days to experience Sri Lanka. Our driver, Ranga, was amazing, very knowledgable and excellent English which helped massively. He let us move at our own pace and even stopped the bus if we wanted a break or to take photographs. Would highly recommend anyone who is going to Sri Lanka to do this trip. It is really worth every penny. P.s thank you Ranga for making our trip even better.

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July 16, 2016

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