You will be starting your tour at 6:00 am from your hotel in Colombo. If you bring a packed breakfast you will be able to eat along the way.
What Are the Places You Can Expect on this Tour?
- Geragama Tea Plantation & Tea Factory
The Geragama Tea Estate is not too far from the center of Kandy, which was already on our route. While it isnt in the heart of picturesque tea country, its an ideal place to visit if you also arent able to spend time in in the mountains. Once you arrive at the estate, go up the stairs on the left side of the building into the tasting room. The room is decorated nicely with dark polished wood, glass tables, and a windows that open out onto the tea field. Once youve checked in with the front desk, youll be able to take a tour of the processing facility for free. The tour guides work on tips though so make sure to tip them well! Youll see the sorting tools, the grinding tools, drying tools, and the packaging machines in addition to learning how tea goes from shiny green leaves to the bits in your tea bag. (Entrance Free)
you will be going on technical tours to see the crafts of some of the traditional artisans of Kandy; such as the gem crafters, wood carvers and batik makers. You will get to see the process of how the they do their work, and will be able to purchase some great souvenirs (Entrance Free) if you wish too.
You will finish these tours by and break for lunch at a local restaurant. After an enjoyable meal at your own cost you will be able to go on to the next leg of your tour the Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya
3.Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya
Acre premises of the gardens hosts over 4000 species of plants; including an exclusive collection of orchids, spices and medicinal plants. Created early in the 19th century, the gardens have a significant amount of history that you will learn more about during your tour. You will also get
to see famed plants such as the Cannonball Tree, the Giant Javan Fig tree, and the 40m tall Burma bamboo. You will complete your tour of the botanical gardens (Entrance Direct PayPal)
4.Temple of Tooth
To the Buddhist of Sri Lanka and the World, Kandy is one of the most sacred sites as it is the home of the Dalada Maligawa - Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha. Close by are the remains of the Royal Palace (Maha Wasala), Palle Wasala- where the Queens stayed-now used for the National Museum, Meda Wasala where other close relatives lived, (Entrance Direct PayPal)