Tales of Ancient Ceylon from Hikkaduwa (2 Days)

(SKU: LK10013900) Tales of Ancient Ceylon is a short, single night, 2-day tour into the heart of Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle. Visit multiple UNESCO World Heritage sites beginning from the historical Dambulla Golden Cave Temple complex that once served as both an ancient kingdom as well as monastery for Buddhist monks and pilgrims. This site dates back to the 1st Century BC and has a mesmerizing story to tell. Climb the Sigiriya ‘Lion Rock’ Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This ancient fortification of stone was home to King Kasyapa during the 5th Century AD. The ruined city of Polonnaruwa is the next site on the list and has a history dating back as far as the 10th Century AD. It is considered one of Sri Lanka’s prime examples of ancient culture and heritage. You will also go on a Wildlife Safari in Minneriya National Park.

per adult from

$253

NZD

Duration

2 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Transport in a Private Vehicle, Fuel, Parking & Highway tolls.
    • Service of English-Speaking Chauffeur Guide.
    • All prevailing taxes and service charges.
    • 2 x 500ml Water Bottles per Person per Day.
    • Entry/Admission - Dambulla Royal Cave Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Minneriya National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress
    • Entry/Admission - Polonnaruwa
    What's excluded :
    • Hotel Accommodation and Meals.
    • Entrance fees to the respective sites.
    • Chauffeur Guide's Accommodation.
    • Expenses of personal nature.
    • Visa and Related Expenses.
    • Tips & Portages.

  • Day 1: Hikkaduwa > Dambulla > Minneriya

    Pass By: Lakpura, Colombo Sri Lanka
    Lakpura LLC

    Stop At: Dambulla Royal Cave Temple, Kandy - Jaffna Highway, Dambulla 21100 Sri Lanka
    Enter the historic caves of the Golden Temple of Dambulla, dating back to the 1st century BC. View the ancient murals depicting the life story of Lord Gautama Buddha. Look at the hundreds of figurines of Buddha and other deities scattered throughout the five main caves. Visit the Cave of the Divine King, Cave of the Great King and the Great New Monastery. See the giant golden Buddha Statue just a little distance outside the cave complex
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Minneriya National Park, Maradankadawala-Habarana-Thirukkondaiadimadu Highway, 50150 Sri Lanka
    This safari takes you on a ride through the Minneriya National Park. Enjoy the sight of over 150 elephants congregating in one place during the famous Great Elephant Gathering, which happens in the dry season between May to October. In addition to elephants, get a chance to also see many mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians in the scrublands, forests and other areas
    Duration: 3 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: Sigiriya > Polonnaruwa > Bentota

    Stop At: Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress, Sigiriya 21120 Sri Lanka
    Climb the 5th century AD rock fortress, Sigiriya, where the King Kasyapa ruled. Walk through the entrance framed by the paws of a lion that is quite appropriate for its name, ' the Lion Rock'. View the beautiful unfading murals that brought Sigiriya its fame. Climb the steep staircase to see the terraced gardens and still-working cisterns. Walk through the tunnels leading to the palace as you get a feel for times long past
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Polonnaruwa Sri Lanka
    Visit the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, which was the second major capital of Sri Lanka. Walk through the ruins of the city that flourished between the 10th to the 13th century AD. View important monuments such as Gal Vihara, Vatadage, the lotus bath, Lankathilaka Temple and the statue of King Parakramabahu whose reign was considered the golden age of Polonnaruwa. Get to know more about Sri Lanka's ancient history.
    Duration: 3 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Hikkaduwa, Hikkaduwa, Galle District, Southern Province
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up you from your Hotel in Hikkaduwa area
    Departure Time :
    Van (Standard) with A/C 2/21/2020 - 2/17/2022
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Van (Large) with A/C 2/21/2020 - 2/17/2022
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Bus (Standard) with A/C 2/21/2020 - 2/17/2022
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Comfortable clothes and hats recommended.
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Lakpura LLC

Activity ID: V-16052P332

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