The Last Kingdom Private Day Tour in Kandy - Reviews

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Rita P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2017

Amazing! Highly recommended.

lgaston

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2017

Lovely trip and would recommend.Its a long drive but worth it. A highlight for us was the elephant orphanage, but lunch was terrific and the sights fantastic. The Temple of the Tooth was excellent and we also really enjoyed the spice garden. We were on a cruise so we only had one day, so we saw a huge amount on this trip.

Megan H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2017

Great spot, exactly as explained - we thoroughly enjoyed it and our driver / resident expert was fantastic!

Megan H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2017

Great spot, exactly as explained - we thoroughly enjoyed it and our driver / resident expert was fantastic!

Sabrina W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2017

Loved this tour!!! Our tour guide, Damitha, was wonderful. He took us everywhere we wanted to see. The elephant sactuary was not part of the tour but after I requested it, he took us. Loved the elephants! The temples were gorgeous. The jewlery store we went to was so friendly and offered gorgeous items. The lunch provided was fabulous.

william g

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2017

Temple of the tooth is a must see. Excellent buffet, and shopping. Elephant orphanage was good, never seen so many. Our driver was great, local to Kandy so he knew so shopping places to go to, very good driver. Scenery was great.

Dermie

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2016

Fun day. Filled with numerous activities. Elephant orphanage was great. Kandy is a long but beautiful drive. Our driver, Savi, was great. We had him for all of our tours and looked after us very well. Lovely person. Our next trip to Sri Lanka from Australia will assure us to use the same driver.

Krishna Ganesh G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

The tour was really worthwhile and we enjoyed much. The highlight was the elephant orphanage set in a beautiful natural surrounding. The guide was excellent and on time. The drive was a bit dangerous but the guide drove well and safe.

David

4 star rating: Recommended
July 2017

The Buddhist temple is worth the long drive. We had lunch at Helga's Folly - a very unusual hotel/restaurant up the mountain. The chicken curry lunch was really great, and the atmosphere is beyond description.

Anette R

3 star rating: Worth doing
August 2017

Quite average. You get what is mentioned in the package. as you should, this is not a cheap tour. All very nice and delivered as expected. The only thing is the driver suggesting more tours only one hour into this one. It was ok and I am going to leave it with that.

Ilmar T

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
January 2018

The trip was very disappointing. The guide was more of a driver than a guide and although answered some of the questions that we asked of him, he didn't volunteer any information, at least for the first part of the day. The tour was one of commercial enterprises/shops with tips demanded in most places regardless of the performance or enthusiasm of the local shop guides. The guide asked us what our itinerary was and as we didn't have one printed out we couldn't tell him. As he didn't have one, and didn't volunteer any information we found out which factory we were going to only after arriving there. In Kandy we were stuck in traffic for an hour so only saw the main temple. The guide simply showed us the door, and didn't offer any explanation for the temple or what it's history or significance was except to tell us it dated from the last king, which meant nothing to us. The provided lunch was average.

The driver was courteous at all times and at the end of the day went out of his way to show us several gem shops which resulted in a good purchase. However, unless you are happy to see only spice, tea, batik etc shops and nothing of Kandy, best to avoid this commercial tour. It is long - 6am start and we got back to Colombo at 10.30pm.

Geeta M

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
September 2017

Your tour guide is less of a guide and more of a driver/wise guy shuffling you from one tourist trap to the next for his kick backs. Initially I was quite naive to this but toward the end of the day when taken to a tourist trap for traditional clothing that should have been inexpensive, I became alarmed and enlightenedno pun intended. The temple of the tooth is brilliant and I wish we had more time there. We ended up there toward the end of the day since we were delayed by all the traps and were too exhausted to enjoy it. The tea factory was actually just a shop and not a factory at all. The wood carving place was beautiful but also mainly a warehouse for shopping. The gem museum was also more store than museum. The buffet we were taken to was delicious. Our driver told us it was really cheap at 1000 rupees. If he only knew that our guide from the day before took us to a buffet for 200 rupees a person. After this tour my husband and I regretted traveling to Kandy at all and realized we actually did better shopping and touring on the days that we set out on our own or with the help of a local tuktuk driver. In fact, I probably won't use Viator again after this tour.

Breda R

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
December 2015

Very very long day. Guide was ok just. It was the holiday there so we were stuck in traffic in Kandy for hours so missed a lot of the tour. So overall disappointing for us, check you dates before booking because there are a lot of religious days in Dubai where things shut down.

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