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Temple Run Tour from Kandy

Kandy, Sri Lanka

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icon10 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Visit five of Kandy’s most important Buddhist temples on a private full-day tour. With a personal driver-guide, travel out of town to the medieval masterpieces of Embekke and Gadaladeniya, and view the grand architecture of Lankatilaka and artworks of Degaldoruwa cave temple. After lunch (own expense) in Kandy, visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth, the gilded former royal palace housing a revered Buddha tooth relic. Private air-conditioned transport and hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Private full-day Kandy temples tour
  • Visit five great Buddhist temples, including the wooden 14th-century Embekke and Gadaladeniya
  • Explore the grandiose Lankatilaka Temple and art-covered cave temple of Degaldoruwa (own expense)
  • Tour Kandy’s UNESCO-listed Temple of the Sacred Tooth, home to a tooth relic of Buddha (own expense)
  • Break for lunch (own expense) at a Kandy restaurant of your choice
  • Private air-conditioned transport and hotel pickup and drop-off included
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Hotel pickup and drop-off from your hotel in Kandy.
Transport throughout the tour with an air-conditioned vehicle.
Service of an English-speaking chauffeur guide.
Water bottle (per-person).
Entrance tickets to the visiting sites.
Food and drinks.
Gratuities (optional).

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Your hotel in Kandy

Departure Time

8:00 AM
After early pickup at your Kandy hotel, set off by private, climate-controlled vehicle with your personal driver-guide.

Leave town and stop at the wooden Embekke Temple, built in 1371 by King Wickrama Bahu III. Admire the intricately carved pillars, roof, and walls, and hear about the temple’s history before heading to the hilltop temple of Gadaladeniya, another early 14th-century place of worship.

See the main and four satellite stupas and view the large Buddha statue and murals as your guide uncovers their past. Next, visit Lankatilaka Temple, a grandiose palace-like complex laced with artwork. Admire its elaborate design and wall paintings before continuing to Degaldoruwa, a magnificent cave temple coated in colorful Kandyan murals.

Following lunch (own expense) at a restaurant of your choice in Kandy, visit the beautiful UNESCO-listed Temple of the Sacred Tooth. This former royal palace houses a sacred tooth relic of Buddha, and consists of ornate white, gold-trimmed, and wooden shrines.

After admiring this richly ornamented complex, choose to end your tour with a hotel drop-off, or continue to a gem museum.

See Sri Lanka's precious gemstones being crafted and polished and perhaps purchase souvenirs (own expense) before your tour finishes with a drop-off at your hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Embekke Devalaya
The woodworking of Embekke is unique and perfectly done and several detailed woodcarving panels decorate the pillars, walls and roof.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Temple of the Gadaladenia
Gadaladeniya Temple was built just before Embekke in the early 14th century. It was the creation of a South Indian architect, and the magnificent giant golden Buddha statue, slightly worn but still visibly detailed sculptures and paintings and the interesting main stupa structure with its four satellite stupas are a historic feast for your eyes.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Lankatilaka Temple
Lankatilaka Temple was built by the same king who built Gadaladeniya Temple during the same period. The temple was built on uneven bedrock with a granite foundation. It originally had four stories, only some of which are accessible today. The entire temple has a somewhat palace-like architecture, and the image house is especially beautiful.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Degaldoruwa Temple
This temple was built in a cave dug into a large rock. You will get to see the colorful paintings on Buddhism in the Kandyan era, which cover the insides of the temple entirely.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic a UNESCO World Heritage Site which was built in the 16th century as the place of veneration and protection for Lord Buddha’s sacred tooth. Walk through the beautifully embellished passageways and elaborately painted halls, done in red, cream and black. Lounge against delicately carved pillars and get amazed by the beautiful golden statues. Get an unforgettable experience of history and art.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Hats and comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Lakpura LLC

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Temple Run Tour from Kandy?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Temple Run Tour from Kandy.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Temple Run Tour from Kandy?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Temple Run Tour from Kandy.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Temple Run Tour from Kandy?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Temple Run Tour from Kandy.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Temple Run Tour from Kandy?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Temple Run Tour from Kandy.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Temple Run Tour from Kandy?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Temple Run Tour from Kandy.

Product code: 16052P180

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