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A guided tour of the Botanical Gardens with a botanist

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The Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens is the largest of the botanical gardens of Sri Lanka and the finest of its kind in Asia. In the Mediterranean climate of Kandy, the gateway to the central highlands, the Gardens lies at an elevation of 460 meters above sea-level, tightly bounded on three sides by the loop of the River Mahaweli (Great Sandy River), Sri Lanka’s largest river. During WWII the gardens were the headquarters of the allied command for the pacific.

Experience Overview

Your guide will buy your entrance. Your chauffer guide will wait for you in the vehicle outside. It’s a leisurely walk in a circular fashion. Our expert in Botany is a walking encyclopedia. Even if you have very little interest in Botany he makes the visit interesting and insightful with plenty of quirks and little side stories. For some it’s the best visit of them all in Sri Lanka.

Includes:  - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style

We provide a guide, water, tea and vehicle.

Duration:  - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style

1.5 hours.

Difficulty:  - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style


Suitable for children:  - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style
Suitable for children:

Yes, the wide open spaces are great for kids who love to explore

Meeting time:  - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style
Meeting time:

8:30am, 10am, 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3pm

What to wear or bring along:  - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style
What to wear or bring along:

Light, cool clothing, sun cream or a hat are recommended. Bring a camera along too!

Important to know:  - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style
Important to know:

The walk through the Botanical Gardens is suitable for people of all ages. There are rest rooms inside the gardens and there is a cafeteria as well. Please do take water from the vehicle. You may need to take an umbrella to either protect you from the sun, or the rain.

Private or not?  - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style
Private or not?

The visit is private. That said, there may be other people around at the site.




Managing Expectations

It is important to remember that, whilst they are experts in their field, the people who run or host our experiences are not necessarily used to working in the tourism industry and may not offer the level of service you would find at a five-star hotel. For example, instead of a formal lecture, you may get a relaxed conversation where open discussion is encouraged. All of our hosts are, however, extremely engaging, knowledgeable and passionate about educating visitors about their chosen subject and we have worked with them to ensure that they deliver worthwhile, fulfilling experiences. We welcome feedback, so please let us know what you thought and if you think any improvements could be made to the experiences we offer.

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