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Full Day Trip To Explore Colombo, Kandy & Pinnawala
  • Tour Category

    Group Tour

  • Tour Types

    Nature, Sightseeing, Eco Tourism

  • Duration

    1 Day

  • Activity Level

    Easy

  • Language

    Arabic, English, Hindi

Description

Observe, experience and appreciate the typical aspects of Sri Lanka's culture and nature. Visit the baby elephants at Pinnawalla, pay your respects at the Sacred Tooth Relic Temple in Kandy, explore tea gardens, cashew farms and pineapple plantations. And finally, relax by the Kandy lake.

Highlights
  • Cashew nut village
  • Spice garden
  • Tea factory
  • Royal Botanical Garden
  • Tooth Relic Temple
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    • Leave from Colombo to Kandy, early in the morning.

    • Enroute, visit pineapple growing area and cashew nut village.

    • Visit the baby elephants at Pinnawalla.

    • Go hiking in the spice garden.

    • Visit the tea factory.

    • Stroll in the Royal Botanical Garden.

    • Pay obeisance in the Tooth Relic Temple in Kandy.

    • Spend some quiet moments near the Kandy lake.

What's Included
  • Driver

  • Car

  • Guide

  • Fuel

  • Insurance

  • Wifi 

  • Child seat

What's Excluded
  • Entry permits

  • Tips

  • Your meals

Meeting Point

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Price Details
The group size and price
1 To 6USD 85 Per Group

This is a group tour

Tour Reviews
  • Katya

    Unfortunately Sisira switched us to another guy called Shanta. 

    Pluses: 

    - nice guy with good English;

    - comfortable car;

    - punctuality.

    Minuses:

    - absence of history and area knoledge.  No knoledge of the view pionts, route structure, schedule and best timing to do the things, restaurant recommendation. It seemed that the guy was doing the tour for the first time;

    - we had a car accident. The bus scratched our car and for 5 km our dricer was trying to chase the bus, breaking all the speen limits and road rules, overtaking all the cars and causing dangerous situations on the road. That was very scary.

    - several times Shanta ordered the food or drinks in the cafe and escaped when it was the time to cover the bill.

    Sri Lanka is beautiful. Make sure that you will enjoy it with the right person.

  • Melissa

    Well we didn't have sisira with he foynd us a lovely man i guess he was busy. But he did meet up with us twice on are trip to see how things were going.

  • Cathy

    We had a wonderful tour with Sisira in Trincomalee.  We toured Fort Fredrick and saw much more.  I would highly recommend Sisira for all your touring adventures.

  • Brittany

    I highly recommend this tour group. Sisira promptly responded to all of my emails, answered all questions and recommended some things to see.  Our driver, Navin, was fantastic! He arrived early every morning. He was a safe driver and was easy to communicate with. He also had a great sense of humor. We Only had three days in Kandy, but Navin went out of his way to show us things in the area that were fascinating, fun and informative. I really feel like I learned a lot about Sri Lankan culture. We will surly miss him. Thanks again for everything. 

  • Tuhinanshu

    The moment we came out of the airport, we were greeted with a smile.

    Sisira is a through gentleman and a great companion on the move.

    We had a smooth ride and entries to the tours with him.

    Ask as many questions as you want, you will get all the answers with a smile.

    Sisira is the man you want woth you while exploring Sri Lanka.

  • Stephanie Alfred

    We are a couple (34 and 28) that really wanted to see what Sri Lanka had to offer. We crammed a lot into 2 weeks and Sisira helped us with the arrangements and itinerary from the start. Sisira was not only able to draw up an itineray for us but was able to outline the costs for all activities we wanted to partake in ahead of time, this was really useful in organising how much money we would need for the trip. Sisira took care of booking all activities for us along the way, giving us peace of mind that everything was taken care of along the way. 

    Not all drivers go the extra mile for you. Sisira was right there with us climbing every mountain (way ahead of us all the time!) - it must be noted here that not many drivers do this at all - taking us through every site and answering every question we had. Sisira possesses a wealth of knowledge, providing us with all the history and culture of every site we went to. He joined us in every activity we partook in, jumping into jeeps with us and boarding boats in rough seas. He was never late, always early and very accommodating. 

    Sisira is a good natured and laid back individual, very kind-hearted and not too pushy, he was also one to give you your space as tourists and as a couple travelling together. There was no pressure to do anything we didn't want to and he always catered to our needs, he always gave us the opportunity to decide on how the day panned out and made sure we were ok with it. 

    During our trip, there was an accommodation that didn't quite pan out and Sisira was happy to assist us in finding an alternative accommodation very late at night in Sigiriya. 

    We wanted to catch the beautiful train from Nuwara Eliya to Ella; we had booked tickets ourselves online months in advance, but sadly the pre-bookable tickets sold out early due to the school holidays. When we met up with Sisira he went out of his way on several occasions to check at different train stations to see if there were any unreserved tickets available. He even went to the train station the morning of in the pouring rain at 8am! Whilst we were still in bed in freezing Nuwara Eliya. 

    Sisira knew the best places to eat in every city we went, pointing out the best eateries serving traditional Sri Lankan foods. 

    Sisira is a driver that goes above and beyond for you. He possesses a great character and personality and made us feel comfortable along the journey. He knew where to buy specific souvenirs and even helped us bargain! We had many a great laugh and by the end of the trip he felt like family. In short Sisira took care of us. 

    He played a huge part in our holiday and will never be forgotten! Would definitely recommend Sisira to anyone who wants to see the beauty, history and culture that Sri Lanka has to show. 

  • Bhuvan

    We booked Sisira 4 months back for a travel in August and our trip started with a surprise. He sent a driver to pick us up and were told that Sisira had a family urgency due to which he couldn't join us for the trip. Later we found out that he is attending a family marriage, something which cannot be urgently planned. The driver knew the route and places well but he was not a tour guide and didn't show any interest in explaining us about the places of interest and was more concernced about his own convenience.  Our second surprise was waiting for us in Ella where Sisisa made the booking for us in a so called best view hotel , which had the shittiest of rooms . Unfortunately, we couldn't find any other place at the last moment and had to spend our nights  in rooms with no AC or fans, thanks to this con.  Don't trust this person as  he can con you with his humble behaviour and you end up spoiling your whole trip like he did with us. To get more details, please reach out to me at libranbhuvan@gmail.com.

  • Alexei

    Сисира профессионал своего дела! Это лучший водитель и гид, которого мы встречали за все годы наших путешествий! Мы проехали с ним 7 дней, больше тысячи километров, посетили Pinnawala ( купание слонов), Sigiriya ( горы Пидурангала и Сигирия), Medirigiriya ( храмы), Polonnaruwa ( храмовый комплекс), Nuwara Eliya ( водопад Рамбода, чайная фабрика Blue Fields, плато Хортон, Lipton,s seat), Ella ( Пик Адама, 9-ти арочный мост, водопад Равана), Dikwella, много храмов по пути. Мы ни разу не пожалели, что выбрали его. Честный, вежливый, пунктуальный и заботливый человек, аккуратный водитель, знает все достопримечательности (стоимость билетов, время работы и т.д.), дороги, города. Он ни разу не заблудился в поисках гестов, хотя мы бронировали их сами заранее. Он сопровождал нас на горы Пидурангала и Сигирия, малый пик Адама и плато Хортон ( кто в теме, это пеший путь на 2 часа. А мы прошли его в сплошной дождь) был с нами везде и всегда. Исполнял все наши желания: найти магазин, кафе, обменник, остановиться у красивого места по пути. Предлагал что то сам. В Нувара Элии, остановился в центре, чтоб мы прогулялись по центру пешком. Там много зданий колониального времени. Потом провез нас по всему городу, провел обзорную экскурсию. Он не завозил нас на свои магазины и фабрики, как делают многие водители, за свой откат, естестсвенно. Мы не имели проблем с его размещением. Он всегда ждал нас утром в обозначенное время. Каждый раз, когда мы размещались в новом гесте, он спрашивал нужен ли он чтоб свозить на ужин или еще куда. И только после этого мог уехать. У него комфортный автомобиль минивэн. Боялись что будет укачивать, ничего подобного. Каждое утро он вытряхивал грязь и песок с ковриков, протирал пыль снаружи и внутри. Мы спокойно оставляли вещи в машине. О плюсах Сисиры можно писать бесконечно. Рекомендую двумя руками! Спасибо большое, Сисира! 

    Sisira is a professional! This is the best driver and guide we have met for all the years of our travels! We drove with him for 7 days, more than a thousand kilometers, visited Pinnawala (elephant bathing), Sigiriya (pidurangala and Sigiriya mountains), Medirigiriya (temples), Polonnaruwa (temple complex), Nuwara Eliya (ramboda waterfall, Blue Fields tea factory, Horton plateau, Lipton, s seat), Ella (Adam's Peak, 9-arch bridge, Ravan waterfall), many temples On ways. We have never regretted that chose him. Honest, polite, punctual and caring person, careful driver, he knows all the sights (the cost of tickets, time, etc.), roads, cities. He never got lost looking for the guest houses, although we booked them ourselves in advance. He accompanied us to the mountains Pidurangala and Sigiriya, little Adam's peak and Horton plains ( who in the subject, is a foot path for about 2 hours. And we over his in read rain) was with us everywhere and always. Fulfilled all our desires: to find a shop, cafe, exchanger, stay at a beautiful place along the way. Offered that the himself. In Nuwara Eliya, stopped in the center, so we walked through the center on foot. There are many buildings of the colonial time. Then he took us all over town on a sightseeing tour. We had no problem placing it. He always waited for us in the morning at the designated time. Every time we were in a new gest, he asked if he wanted to take us to dinner or something. And only after this could leave. He has a comfortable car minivan. Every morning he was shaking the dirt and sand off the mats, wiping the dust outside and inside. We quietly left things in the car. About the pros Sisira can write endlessly. I recommend two hands! Thank you very much, Sisira!

  • Ying

    Sisira was very familier wiht the sight seeing points and nature of Sri Lanka, and provided his best advise and guiding on our trip, Thanks a lot to him.

  • Marco

    Sisira è un autista calmo, pacato e preciso, e grazie a lui abbiamo vissuto una splendida vacanza in Sri Lanka.

    Ci ha accompagnato in lungo e in largo attraverso il paese, salendo assieme a noi fino alla Rocca di sigiriya, accompagnandoci in cima a Minthale, conducendoci ad Uda walawe o fin sopra il little adam's peak, accompagnandoci sempre in tutte le bellissime visite.È un ottimo autista, molto abile, e con la sua Toyota hiace a 7 posti vi farà sentire sicuri e comodi attraverso le difficili strade del paese.Il suo inglese è molto buono e vi racconterà con piacere aneddoti e dettagli dei posti che state visitando.Sisira non vi spingerà mai a fare nulla forzatamente, ma resterà sempre al vostro servizio per darvi i suggerimenti migliori, e per adattare i suoi orari alle vostre esigenze o al clima della giornata.Dopo i bellissimi 10 giorni di tour che abbiamo fatto con lui abbiamo sentito la sua mancanza ed abbiamo avuto sicuramente qualche difficoltà in più ad arrangiarci in autonomia.Grazie Sisira, la nostra vacanza con te è stata è perfetta!!! All the best!!

    Sisira is a calm driver, serious and precise, and thanks to him we had a wonderful holiday in Sri Lanka.He guided us far and wide across the country, going with us up to the Rock of Sigiriya, atop Minthale, leading us to Uda Walawe and up to the Little adam's peak in Ella, explaining us the details of Polonnaruwa, always coming with us on all the beautiful visits.

    It is a great driver, very skilled, and his 7 seats Toyota Hiace will make you feel safe and comfortable through the difficult roads of the country.His English is very good and he will tell you with pleasure anecdotes and details of the places you are visiting.

    Sisira will never push you to do anything you don't want, but will always be at your service to give you the best tips, and to adapt his schedule to your needs or to the temperature of the day for assuring the best from every viisit. 

    After our beautiful 10-day tour with him, we missed him and we definitely had a bit more difficult to get by on our own.

    Thank you very much Sisira, our holiday with you has been perfect !!! 

    All the best !

    Marco & Giovanna

  • Alex

    Наша встреча состоялась в аэропорту.  О нашем маршруте, месте встречи, стоимости тура и прочих нюансах мы договорились заранее на сайте. Сисира - замечательный человек. Приветливый, пунктуальный, тактичный, опрятный, вежливый, образованный, разносторонний, заботливый.... Его качества можно перечислять бесконечно. Опытный водитель. Передвигаться с ним на автомобиле (микроавтобус) было очень комфортно, учитывая то, что мою любимую обычно укачивает в длительных поездках. Автомобиль всегда был чистый, аккуратно убраный салон. Сисира всегда был рядом. Ненавязчивый. Но его опека ощущалась постоянно. Он как заботливый отец, соблюдая комфортную дистанцию приглядывал за нами. Отзывчивый, готовый сейчас же решить любую вашу проблему. Также Сисира - прекрасный гир - который расскажет вам о достопримечательностях Шри Ланки, подскажет, что посмотреть и поможет составить маршрут, выбрать лучший отель и где вкусно поесть. Ещё хотелось бы сказать о его порядочности: мы без проблем оставляли наши вещи в машине и всё было в сохранности. Вместе мы провели три дня, следуя по пути: Коломбо-Сигирия- Дамболла-Пинавелла-Элла-Велигама. Это было замечательное, комфортное и насыщенное путешествие в обществе Сисиры. Мы несомненно рекомендуем Сисиру. Это добрый, радушный и очень милый человек.  

  • Muriel

    Siamo stati solo dieci giorni in Sri Lanka ma grazie alla spledida organizzazione della nostra guida siamo riusciti a visitare gran parte di questo magnifico paese! 

    Sisira è una persona molto professionale, gentile e disponibile che ci ha fatto apprezzare al meglio storia, culture e tradizioni della ricchissima "Perla dell'India".

    Grazie Sri Lanka, Grazie Sisira!

  • Reena
    Sisara was a lovely guide, cool, calm and collected. My husband Brij & I got very attached to him as he was like a humble fatherly figure. He looked after us and was there if we needed him anytime of the day or night. He ensured he took us to all the best spots around Sri Lanka on our 9 day tour, and went out of his way to shows us spots which were off the beaten track. A highlight for us was the day we asked Sisara to help us find a charitable cause in Sri Lanka. He introduced us to a handicap school in Ella, helped us go to the shops and buy playground equipment and we donated it together. It was extremely worthwhile and without Sisaras knowledge this would have not been possible. I would highly recommend Sisara to all visitors coming to Sri Lanka, he is reliable, gives you the right balance of knowledge without bombarding you and overall a nice humble man! If we visit again we will be sure to contact you! Thanks, Reena & Brijesh, UK, Sept 2014
  • Joe
    Sis iran was excellent from the time he picked us up at the hotel until he dropped us back after a 10 day tour around Sri Lanka. His character, willingness to accommodate our wishes, great attention on the road and taking no risks on some of the challenging Srilankan roads, can assure everyone that he is definetely a guide to take if he is available. Pleasant person, soft spoken with excellent manners.
  • zuzana
    We just came back from a fantastic 9 night trip to sri lanka. we went around the island in a private car with driver Mr sisira. we found him through a previous review on tripadvisor and he was every bit as good as the previous review stated. he was panctual friendly and a great guide as well. if you are going to srilanka and need a driver/ guide i would highly recommend him zuzane
  • Ferdinand
    Excellent guide. We had mr. Sisi as our driver for 14 days, travelling around Sri Lanka. He is always friendly, very patient, a good driver and can answer all question about the surroundings that you might have. He doesn't bring you to places, you don't want to be, which happens quite a lot around the world. So in short, Sisi is a pleasant guide to have on your trip. Especially because he is on the road with you for some time. If Sisi is available to you for booking, then I would recommend him highly! With kind regards, Ferdinand and Arjenne Netherlands
  • Howard and Heather
    We are a couple from the UK who have employed Sisira Chandrasekara as our driver/guide on 2 occasions - 2nd time by request. We have used a number of driver/guides while on holiday in India and SE Asia. Sisira is the best. He is always highly professional, punctual, polite, a good driver, smart in appearance and is capable of adjusting any itinerary to suit requirements. Sisira is very approachable. He is a pleasant person to travel with and has a wide knowledge of Sri Lanka. We have already recommended him to friends and have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone wishing to use his services.
  • nymoen
    we spent two weeks in srilanka in november doing a clockwise tour of the ancient cities hill country and east cost our driver sisira was relly good he locked after us like family he is very safe driver with a good car and he was allways happy to do whatever we wanted we absolutely recommend sisira
  • tony
    sisira was a perfect tour guide . he made our tour in sri lanka. extreamly fasinating and guided us with ressuring competence . he was very knowledgable on the history of his contry .WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM. TONYPLEMINE@GMAIL.COM
  • STEPHENO
    we made 12 day trip in sri lanka with sisira. he is a official licensed chauffur tourist guide from sri lanka tourist board . he shows us all around sri lanka. not only the main tourist sites.( village life,beachs,wild life etc.) he is a execlent driver. we felt very safe with him.I WOUlD HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM TO ANYBODY WHO VISIT SRI LANKA. STEPHENOTHORIERY@GMAIL.COM
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