Your day of sightseeing in the central highlands of Sri Lanka begins with a pick up from your Kandy hotel, where you guide will first take you to see the biggest Buddha in Asia, the Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue. Head to Katukithula, and learn about tea and tea processing, from picking picking the leaves at the plantation to rolling, fermentation, and sieving at the Glenloch Tea Factory. You will learn all about tea, sampling different types of leaves that make different types of tea and try a refreshing cup of tea with the option of buying some to take home. You then head to the view point, where you will see breathtaking panoramic views of the city of Kandy. Form there, you will head to Pussellawa to see the famous Ramboda waterfalls, one of Sri Lanka's highest. You could take a short hike up to get closer to the falls (at your own risk!) and take a dip in the water if you wish! You can sample delicious local cuisine at a nearby restaurant before you head to Nuwara Eliya itself to see the famous and beautiful Gregory Lake, giving you stunning views of the mountains at one side and the city on the other. You can take a stroll around the city with your guide to explore the beautiful region at your own pace, and even opt to do some adventures such as a short boat ride at the lake (at own expense). It's a relaxing end to the tour before you head back to your hotel in Kandy.
Your sightseeing adventure around Kandy's most noteworthy stops begins with a pick up from your hotel. With an English speaking guide, your tour will begin at the incredible Royal Botanical Gardens where you can see and learn about its famous orchids. In Bahirawa Kanda, you'll walk right up to giant Buddha statue, one of this holy city's most famous icons. You will see the Temple of the Tooth Relic, which has held the sacred tooth of Buddha for centuries. You will head to Kandy View Point afterwards, where you can take the most beautiful panoramic photographs of the city. You can enjoy a lunch of local cuisine at a restaurant afterwards, and learn more about local food and drink at the Tea Factory in Giragama Estate and the spice garden in Mawanella. Your tour ends with a drop off back at your hotel.
Nestled in central Sri Lanka is Kandy, an incredible mountainous area that this home to stretches of tea plantations and biodiversity. Explore this green land of beauty through a scooter tour that takes you on a full day or half day tour of exploration, uncovering local history and culture as you go. Your English speaking guide will take you on a scooter ride that heads to the sacred Temple of Tooth, the Royal Botanical Garden, and the Bahirawakanda Temple. View the spectacular surroundings when you head to Wales Park's viewpoint and Kandy Lake, and meet the locals in Kandy Market. There's more marvels hidden in Kandy than meets the eye, so don't miss the opportunity to see the most of it.
A bit of confusion at the start, but this was down to lack of communication between our hotel and us. Driver arrived promptly but the hotel did not advise us, so we were busy messaging Klook trying to find our driver when all this time our driver was waiting outside.
The tour was nice, good mix of local activities and waterfalls. Our driver was accomodating, despite the day not being that great weather wise we did enjoy it.