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Pinnawala to Kandy

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Pinnawala to Kandy

Hi, we will be staying in Pinnawala and the other day in Kandy. We would like to have a tour on that day, visiting ideally some spice garden, cocoa plantation or other local places (i.e. to avoid tourist scams). We are a group of 3 adults and 3 kids, do you suggest to book anything in advance or can we just find some driver when staying in Pinnawala? I have already approached some tour agencies, but got no response. Thanks a lot.

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1. Re: Pinnawala to Kandy

Hi there,

Just get a driver, for one-way transfers it's useless to prebook with agents as all would have to send a driver from Colombo at your cost. Spice gardens are solely tourist scams when one gets seduced to buy anything there, as a display of plants they're quite useful.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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2. Re: Pinnawala to Kandy

Thank you Erik. Can you may be recommend us some interesting local and no tourist scam place to visit near Pinnawala/Kandy? Thanks

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3. Re: Pinnawala to Kandy

Hi again,

Just pick any spice garden but use it "as a display of plants". For buying all of them are scams, simply write down the herbs you're interested in and buy at the local selfservice fixed-price supermarkets.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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4. Re: Pinnawala to Kandy

Pinnawala, you mean:

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The elephants are made custom to tourists: http://phajaan.webs.com/

Please see the elephants in the wild NP's: Kaudulla, Minniriya, Udawalawe and the ETH (Elephant Transit Home) which release the orphans back in the wild! Pinawella takes them from the wild.

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