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Colombo City Tour

Colombo City Tour - Colombo, Sri Lanka

Duration: 6 hours
Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka

From USD
$82.00

Colombo (derived from Sinhalese name Kola-amba-thota which means "mango harbour" altered by the Portugese to honour Christopher Columbus, is the cultural  capital and largest city and commercial center of Sri Lanka. The new administrative capital of Sri Lanka is Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte ... More info ›

Colombo (derived from Sinhalese name Kola-amba-thota which means "mango harbour" altered by the Portugese to honour Christopher Columbus, is the cultural  capital and largest city and commercial center of Sri Lanka. The new administrative capital of Sri Lanka is Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte. the Tour will take you along the ancient building , architecture temples and and a drive along the residential area of Cinnamon Garden.

We will pick you up at the hotel in the morning or afternoon. Tour will begin from the Fort area of Colombo which has been named fort because it was a ford during the Portugese and Dutch. You will drive thru the commercial areas and drive past Pettah, a colorful Oriental bazaar with a mix of people , ancient vehicles , bargains , mosques and temples. You have a change to see a Hindu Temple in Colombo and Main Temple in Colombo. We will stop for lunch and have extra time for some shopping. 
Continue your Tour of Colombo and drive along the residential area of Cinnamon gardens, and also visit the Independence Square,national Museum,National Zoo and Bandaranayake memorial International Conference Hall.

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Private Colombo City Tour

Private Colombo City Tour - Colombo, Sri Lanka

Duration: 3 hours
Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka

From USD
$70.00

The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city. Sightseeing in Colombo takes in the colonial British buildings dotted across town, as well as the towering skyscrapers in the business districts, and the modern developments along the waterfront ... More info ›

The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city. Sightseeing in Colombo takes in the colonial British buildings dotted across town, as well as the towering skyscrapers in the business districts, and the modern developments along the waterfront. The older quarters offer interesting antique shops and eateries, a number of public parks and gardens harking back to the city's colonial past, and new shopping districts that house a number of stylish restaurants, cafes, and malls.

Get in-depth knowledge about the city of Colombo, in Sri Lanka from your private guide. Avail pick-up and drop-off facilities from your hotel or any desired place through a luxury car. During this personalized short tour you can enjoy leisure walk at the sea-shore and feel the breeze. Also relish mouth-watering seafood and local cuisine of this island country. 

Your private tour will include visit to the Gangarama Temple located at the center of a lake, Vihara Maha Devi Park, New parliament of Sri Lanka in Jayawardenapura, Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya, a Gem mining center, Laksala Handi Crafts Centre and many more. You can also go for shopping and collecting souvenirs from the famous markets located in the city.

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Kandy Highlands Full Day Tour

Kandy Highlands Full Day Tour - Colombo, Sri Lanka

Duration: 10 hours
Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka

From USD
$113.00

In the morning do the  city tour of Kandy town and the surrounding areas and visit the sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic.

Later we will continue to Kandy this royal city, sheltered by the hills and looped by the Mahaweli the longest river of Sri Lanka. We will take you straight to the temple of the tooth relic ... More info ›

In the morning do the  city tour of Kandy town and the surrounding areas and visit the sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic.

Later we will continue to Kandy this royal city, sheltered by the hills and looped by the Mahaweli the longest river of Sri Lanka. We will take you straight to the temple of the tooth relic. Later you will visit the botanical gardens of Kandy and spice and fruits market.

While visiting Royal Botanical Gardens located at Peradeniya you may like to stop at the University of Peradeniya - the spacious green campus laid out near the banks of the Mahaweli is a must for any visitor to Kandy.

Take a journey from Colombo to historical city of Kandy  and come back to Colombo in the evening. Visit famous Royal Botanical gardens  in Peradeniya. This is an ESSENTIAL day trip when holidaying in Sri Lanka.Kandy - (the Sacred City of Kandy) - is a city in the centre of the island. It lies in the midst of hills of rare vegetal species. The Kandy Valley crosses an area of tropical plantations. The monumental ensemble of Kandy is an example of construction that associates the Royal Palace and the Temple of the Tooth.   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 few 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. At about 5 pm we will start the return ward journey which takes 3.5 hours to reach Colombo.  

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Negombo and Colombo City Tour with Home made Fresh Seafood Lunch

Negombo and Colombo City Tour with Home made Fresh Seafood Lunch - Colombo, Sri Lanka

Duration: 10 hours
Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka

From USD
$100.00

  • 08:00 am pickup from Colombo Hotels and Colombo Port
  • Visit Negombo Whole sale fish market 
  • Visit Negombo Retail fish market 
  • Visit St Marry Church
  • Visit Hotel area and Negombo Beach
  • Home made fresh seafood Lunch
  • Independence Squire Colombo
  • BMICH Building 
  • Replica of Awcana Statue 
  • Lotus Pond theater 
  • 06:00 p.m. Drop-off to the Hotel or Port

Pickup From the Hotel in Colombo or Colombo Port at 08:00 a.m ... More info ›

  • 08:00 am pickup from Colombo Hotels and Colombo Port
  • Visit Negombo Whole sale fish market 
  • Visit Negombo Retail fish market 
  • Visit St Marry Church
  • Visit Hotel area and Negombo Beach
  • Home made fresh seafood Lunch
  • Independence Squire Colombo
  • BMICH Building 
  • Replica of Awcana Statue 
  • Lotus Pond theater 
  • 06:00 p.m. Drop-off to the Hotel or Port

Pickup From the Hotel in Colombo or Colombo Port at 08:00 a.m. Proceed to Negombo though the Colombo Negombo Express way. Visit Negombo whole sale Fish Market and Retail Fish Market. Proceed to visit St. Marry's Church in Negombo. Then Proceed to visit Negombo Hotels area and Negombo Beach. After visit Negombo Town and  proceed to Home Made fresh seafood Lunch. You can taste Lobsters, Fish, Crabs, Prawns with rice. After the Lunch proceed back to Colombo. Visit Town Hall Building, Lotus Pond theater, Independence Squire and Replica of Awcana statue. Shopping at the one stop with a Complimentary Tea brake and back to Hotel or Port.

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Viewing of Kandy Esala Perahara

Viewing of Kandy Esala Perahara - Kandy, Sri Lanka
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Duration: 4 hours
Location: Kandy, Sri Lanka

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$138.00

Enjoy a viewing of Kandy Esala Perahera, held annually in August on days fixed by the Diyawadana Nilame (Chief Lay Head or Trustee) of the Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic) each Year. Its origin, as one writer on Ceylon describes it, is "lost in the mists of centuries" and is one of the grandest festivals in Sri Lanka.

SKU: LK70010000

The Esala Perahera in Kandy is celebrated to honour the Sacred Tooth Relic and the four ‘guardian’ Gods Natha, Vishnu, Kataragama and Goddess Pattini ... More info ›

Enjoy a viewing of Kandy Esala Perahera, held annually in August on days fixed by the Diyawadana Nilame (Chief Lay Head or Trustee) of the Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic) each Year. Its origin, as one writer on Ceylon describes it, is "lost in the mists of centuries" and is one of the grandest festivals in Sri Lanka.

SKU: LK70010000

The Esala Perahera in Kandy is celebrated to honour the Sacred Tooth Relic and the four ‘guardian’ Gods Natha, Vishnu, Kataragama and Goddess Pattini. The Kandy Maligawa Perahera is followed in order by those of the Natha, Vishnu, Kataragama and Pattini ‘Devales’ (Temples dedicated to these Gods) which are situated in the vicinity of the Kandy Maligawa (Temple of the Tooth).

After the Kandyan Kingdom fell to the British in 1815, the custody of the Tooth Relic was handed over to the Buddhist Clergy. In the absence of the King, a lay custodian called the Diyawadana Nilame was appointed to handle routine administrative matters. The purpose of the Kandy Esala Perahera Procession is to beseech blessings of the gods to obtain rain for the cultivation of crops and to enrich the lands of the kingdom.

This ritual is performed by carrying the sacred tooth relic of the Buddha through the streets of the Kandy city which is done with exceptional panache. This is considered as one of the most beautiful festivals in Asia.

The parade is split in 2. The Kumbal Perahera and the Randoli Perahera. 

The Kumbal Perahera takes place during the first 5 days of the festival. This gorgeous parade starts here exactly at the auspisious time set for that day. Legend has it that the first Kumbal Perahera is shown to infants to drive away any evil spells or spirits. In tradition the Kumbal Perahera does not expect a presence of the Nilame and the Tooth Relic (custodian of the Sacred tooth Relic), however the drummers and tuskers take part without any ceremonial costumes.

The Randoli Perahera takes place during the last 5 days of the event. The Sacred Tooth Relic can be seen kept on an elephant back protected by the custodian during all 5 days of the parade. There are 4 main events dedicated to 4 hindu gods that takes part in the parade. This cannot be seen during the Kumbal Perahera. All the elephants are colorfully dressed and all the events take place through the night on the designated route around the Kandy City.

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Hanthana Tea Plantation Private Cycling Tour

Hanthana Tea Plantation Private Cycling Tour - Kandy, Sri Lanka

Duration: 4 hours
Location: Kandy, Sri Lanka

From USD
$59.00

This tour takes you through the Hanthana Tea Plantation and allows you to learn more about the history of Tea in Sri Lanka. Get a chance to visit the Ceylon Tea Museum with its tea related artefacts ... More info ›

This tour takes you through the Hanthana Tea Plantation and allows you to learn more about the history of Tea in Sri Lanka. Get a chance to visit the Ceylon Tea Museum with its tea related artefacts. Cycle through Hanthana Tea Estate and watch the tea pluckers at work. Enjoy marvellous views of the landscape as you pass by. An incredible journey to remember.

SKU: LK60021600

Your tour starts at 8:30am at the entrance of the Ceylon Tea Museum, located in Kandy. You will be joined by an experienced cycling guide who will explain the attractions during the tour. Mountain bikes and helmets, as well as a bottle of water for the ride, will be waiting for you at the startup point. 

Before starting your ride, explore the Ceylon Tea Museum (entrance ticket at your own expense), founded in an abandoned tea factory built in 1925. As a joint effort of the Sri Lanka Tea Board and the Planters' Association of Ceylon to spread knowledge about the history of Ceylon tea, the museum has been quite successful. You will be able to see two floors full of tea processing machinery and other relics used through the ages in Sri Lanka. The third floor has a library where you can read up on the history of Ceylon tea. You can finish off with a cup of hot fresh tea sold at the Tea Cafe (own expense).

After this, embark on your bike down a trail that winds through the Hanthana tea plantation. The trail is of average difficulty and is mostly gravel with no proper road. The entire trail is approximately 34 miles (55 km) and will take you four to five hours to traverse, including the time spent at the museum.

See various types of tea that your guide will help you identify, and observe tea pickers around the plantation, who you can meet and speak to. Get to know more about tea plucking and the work of tea pluckers as your guide translates for you.

In addition to this, the trail provides you with some wonderful views of bright green carpets of tea, distant purple mountains, and much more.

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