Day trip

From Kandy: The Temple Run Tour

From Kandy: The Temple Run Tour

From US$ 92.40 per person

Visit 5 of the best historic Buddhist Temples of Kandy, followed by an exploration of the sprawling palace-like Temple of the Tooth in the afternoon.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 9 hours
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Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup from your hotel in Kandy.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Admire Embekke Temple's delicate and detailed wood-carved panels
  • See the giant golden Buddha statue at Gadaladeniya Vihara
  • Head into the Degaldoruwa Cave Temple full of Buddhist paintings
  • Explore the Temple of the Tooth, where Buddha's tooth is housed
Full description
Spend a day immersed in Sri Lankan history: see a series of very different temples in the morning, followed by a visit to the sacred Temple of the Tooth. After pickup from your hotel at 8:00 AM, head to your first stop: Embekke Temple. Admire the exquisitely-carved wood panels that cover the pillars, walls, and roof of this unique temple. Then, leave for Gadaladeniya Vihara, a temple built just before Embekke in the early 14th century. Feast your eyes on the magnificent giant golden Buddha statue. Your next stop will be Lankatilaka Temple, built in the same period as the Gadaladeniya Temple by the same king. Admire the temple's palace-like architecture; the image house is especially beautiful.   Next, head to Degaldoruwa Cave Temple, a temple built into a cave in a large rock. See the colorful Buddhist paintings from the Kandyan era which entirely cover the inside of the temple. After soaking in these fascinating and beautiful temples, head back to Kandy City at around 1:00 PM. Back in Kandy, break for lunch at the restaurant of your choice. Afterward, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Temple of the Tooth. This temple was once a royal palace complex and houses what is said to be a tooth of Buddha. Discover the complex's royal roots with white, gold, and wooden architecture. Get dropped off back at your hotel at 5:00 PM, just in time for dinner.
Includes
  • Entrance fees to Temple Of the Tooth, Degaldoruwa, Lankathilaka, and Gadaladeniya
  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • 1 liter of bottled mineral water per person
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • All taxes and service charges
  • Food or drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Shorts
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • You must remove your shoes in the temples and places of worship.
  • It is recommended to pack a breakfast with you if you are not able to have breakfast at your hotel before pickup.
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Product ID: 251657