One Day Tour to Kandy from Balapitiya/Ambalangoda to Watch Kandy Perahera Festival


    Tour Itinerary:

    Departure: Early Morning from your Beach Hotel in Balapitiya/Ambalangoda

    Stop 1: Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

    • Depart from your hotel and head towards Pinnawala.
    • Arrive at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, a sanctuary for orphaned and injured elephants.
    • Enjoy observing elephants bathing in the river and interacting with them.
    • Learn about the conservation efforts and rehabilitation programs for elephants.

    Stop 2: Lunch

    • Enjoy a traditional Sri Lankan lunch at a local restaurant on the way to Kandy.

    Stop 3: Kandy City

    • Arrive in Kandy, often referred to as the cultural capital of Sri Lanka.
    • Visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa), which houses the sacred tooth relic of Lord Buddha.
    • Explore the Kandy Lake and its picturesque surroundings.
    • Take a stroll around the city’s vibrant streets, markets, and shops.

    Stop 4: Kandy Perahera Festival

    • In the evening, witness the spectacular Kandy Perahera Festival, a grand procession featuring traditional dancers, drummers, adorned elephants, and religious relics.
    • Experience the cultural richness and vibrant energy of the festival as it winds through the streets of Kandy.
    • Immerse yourself in the traditional music, dance, and religious rituals.


    • After the festival, begin your journey back to your Beach Hotel in Balapitiya/Ambalangoda.

    Tour Inclusions:

    • Round-trip transportation from your hotel in Balapitiya/Ambalangoda and back.
    • Kandy Esala Perahera Viewing Gallery Seat for One person.
    • English-speaking guide.
    • Bottled water and refreshments during the tour.


    Tour Exclusions:

    • Personal expenses and souvenirs.
    • Entrance fees to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.
    • Traditional Sri Lankan lunch.
    • Any additional activities not mentioned in the itinerary.

    Please note that this itinerary is just a suggestion and can be customized based on your preferences and the availability of attractions. Also, make sure to plan your tour around the dates of the Kandy Perahera Festival to ensure you don’t miss this vibrant cultural event.


    One Day Tour to Kandy from Balapitiya/Ambalangoda to Watch Kandy Perahera Festival Price

    Group Size


    2 - 3 

    4 - 5

    6 - 8

    9 -12

    Kumbal Perahera

    21st - 24th August

    165 USD

    133 USD

    112 USD

    106 USD

    Final Kumbal Perahera
    25th August

    170 USD

    139 USD

    119 USD

    112 USD

    Randoli Perahera
    26th - 29th August

    170 USD

    139 USD

    119 USD

    112 USD

    Final Randoli Perahera
    30th August

    175 USD

    145 USD

    122 USD

    116 USD

    *Above price is per person.

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