One Day Tour to Kandy from Galle/Unawatuna Beach Hotel for Kandy Perahera Festival and Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

Duration: 1 Day

Departure: Early morning from your Galle/Unawatuna beach hotel.


  1. Departure from Beach Hotel:
  • Your private chauffeur-driven vehicle will pick you up from your hotel in Galle/Unawatuna early in the morning, ensuring a comfortable and convenient start to your day.
  1. Visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage:
  • Enroute to Kandy, you will stop at the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, where you can witness these majestic creatures in a semi-natural environment. You’ll have the opportunity to watch the elephants being bathed in the river and learn about the orphanage’s conservation efforts.
  1. Lunch Break:
  • Enjoy a delicious Sri Lankan lunch at a local restaurant on your way to Kandy.
  1. Visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic:
  • Arrive in Kandy and head straight to the sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa). Explore the temple’s intricate architecture and learn about its historical significance as a place where a tooth relic of Buddha is enshrined.
  1. Explore Kandy City:
  • Take a leisurely stroll around Kandy’s bustling streets, maybe even do some souvenir shopping or try local street food.
  1. Kandy Perahera Festival:
  • The highlight of your tour will be attending the Kandy Perahera Festival. This annual procession features elegantly adorned elephants, traditional dancers, drummers, and various performers parading through the streets of Kandy. It’s a unique opportunity to witness a vibrant display of Sri Lankan culture and spirituality.
  1. Dinner:
  • Enjoy a scrumptious dinner at a local restaurant, savoring authentic Sri Lankan flavors.
  1. Return to Beach Hotel:
  • After a fulfilling day of exploration and cultural immersion, your chauffeur will drive you back to your beach hotel in Galle/Unawatuna.


  • This itinerary is just a suggestion and can be customized according to your preferences and the actual schedule of the Kandy Perahera Festival, as it takes place on different dates each year. It’s recommended to check the festival dates in advance and plan your tour accordingly.


  • Private chauffeur-driven vehicle
  • Kandy Esala Perahera Vieiwng Gallery Seat.
  • Traditional Kandyan dance performance and Perahera festival viewing


  • Personal expenses
  • Entrance fees to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and Temple of the Tooth Relic
  • Lunch and dinner at local restaurants
  • Any items not mentioned in the inclusions

Please remember to check the availability of tickets and accommodations in advance, especially during the Kandy Perahera Festival, as it’s a popular event that attracts a lot of visitors.


Tour Price

Group Size


2 - 3 

4 - 5

6 - 8

9 -12

Kumbal Perahera

21st - 24th August

171 USD

137 USD

116 USD

109 USD

Final Kumbal Perahera
25th August

178 USD

144 USD

122 USD

115 USD

Randoli Perahera
26th - 29th August

178 USD

144 USD

122 USD

115 USD

Final Randoli Perahera
30th August

181 USD

147 USD

126 USD

119 USD

*Above price per person.

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