Experience Local Life in Kandy

3-Day Family Homestay & Culture Experience in Kandy - Sri Lanka

Prices from £265 pp

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Duration3 days / 2 nights (flexible)

LocationOutskirts of Kandy

Suitable for families

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Immerse your family in local village life with a couple of nights in a homestay on the outskirts of Kandy. Explore village life, learn about tasty local ingredients and whip up a fragrant Sri Lankan curry. This three-day trip packs a lot of punch and will keep the whole family busy as you learn about life in Sri Lanka from your hosts. Combining a city tour of Kandy, a cooking class and a cultural show at the Temple of the Tooth, this is a trip packed full of family-friendly activities.

What's included

  • Accommodation on a full board basis
  • Transport with private driver
  • Cooking Lesson
  • Cultural Show
  • City Tour

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Your day-by-day itinerary

Arrival at homestay & city tour

Today you will arrive in the area surrounding Kandy, a city nestled amongst tea plantations and mountains. Your home for the next couple of days is a welcoming homestay just outside the city, this is a great place to learn about local life and stay in a Sri Lankan home. This afternoon you’ll head out on a city tour to see the sights of Kandy, the Temple of the Tooth is a must!

Candles in a temple in Sri Lanka

Cooking lesson & cultural show

This morning you and your family will start the day with a stroll through the village before a hearty breakfast with your hosts. Afterwards, you’ll head to the market to pick up some tasty supplies and learn about the ingredients on offer here, taking in the colourful sights along the way. A local cook will teach you how to whip up a Sri Lankan curry using the fresh produce before you can tuck in and try the dish for yourselves.

Family cooking curry with local

This evening you will head into the city once again for a cultural show at the Temple of the Tooth. This is one of the most sacred places of worship in the Buddhist world and this evening you and your family will get to see the rituals and traditional cultural practices up close. There is drumming, acrobatics, fire-eaters and even walking over hot coals to marvel at, which should amaze all ages!

Sacred Tooth Ceremony, Sri Lanka

Departure from homestay

The following day you’ll wave goodbye to your host family and head off to your next destination on your family adventure through Sri Lanka.

Local food dishes
David on a rickshaw

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