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2 Days Ancient Wonders Tour

Ancient Wonders 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. 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. Finally, you will get to explore the Sacred City of Anuradhapura, which is considered one of the most sacred cities among Buddhists all over the world. Much like the previous two ancient cities, Anuradhapura also has a history dating back several centuries and is one of Sri Lanka’s prime examples of ancient culture and heritage.
Explore and live what Sri Lanka has to offer with its History, Wildlife & Culture on this short tour

per adult from

$351

AUD

Duration

2 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Private Air Conditioned Vehicle
    • Professional English Speaking Chauffer Guide
    • All Local Taxes & Charges
    • Driver Accomodation
    • Fuel Charges
    What's excluded :
    • Food & Drinks
    • Accomodation
    • Entrance Fees
    • Gratuities
    • Entry/Admission - Dambulla Cave Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Polonnaruwa
    • Entry/Admission - Minneriya National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress
    • Entry/Admission - Mahamevnawa Dhammachethiya Buddhist Monastery Anuradhapura

  • Day 1: Colombo - Dambulla - Habarana - Polonnaruwa - Sigiriya

    Stop At: Dambulla Cave Temple, Jaffna Hwy, Habarana 50150 Sri Lanka
    Meet & Greet your Professional Guide at Bandaranayake International Airport (CMB) or your Hotel and head towards Dambulla,

    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: 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: 2 hours

    Stop At: Minneriya National Park, Maradankadawala-Habarana-Thirukkondaiadimadu Highway, 50150 Sri Lanka
    Experience a Jungle Safari at Minneriya National Park on 4WD Jeep in search of Herds of Elephants and many wild animals
    Duration: 2 hours

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

    Day 2: Sigiriya > Anuradhapura > Colombo

    Stop At: Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress, Sigiriya 21120 Sri Lanka
    Start your day in the morning and visit the World Unesco Listed Lion Rock,
    Sigiriya is one of the most valuable historical monuments of Sri Lanka. Referred by locals as the Eighth Wonder of the World this ancient palace and fortress complex has significant archaeological importance and attracts thousands of tourists every year. It is probably the most visited tourist destination of Sri Lanka.

    The palace is located in the heart of the island between the towns of Dambulla and Habarane on a massive rocky plateau 370 meters above the sea level.

    Sigiriya rock plateau, formed from magma of an extinct volcano, is 200 meters higher than the surrounding jungles.

    Its view astonishes the visitors with the unique harmony between the nature and human imagination.

    The fortress complex includes remnants of a ruined palace, surrounded by an extensive network of fortifications, vast gardens, ponds, canals, alleys and fountains.

    The surrounding territories of Sigiriya were inhibited for several thousand years.

    Since 3th century BC the rocky plateau of Sigiriya served as a monastery. In the second half of the 5th century king Kasyapa decided to construct a royal residence here.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Mahamevnawa Dhammachethiya Buddhist Monastery Anuradhapura, Watawandana Rd, Anuradhapura 50000 Sri Lanka
    Walk through the ancient ruined city of Anuradhapura, which was the capital for over a millennium until the 10th century AD. View the pagodas, monastic buildings and ponds that are scatter all over the vast area. Visit important landmarks such as Jetavanarama, which was one of the tallest buildings of the ancient world, the Sri Maha Bodhi and the ruins of the huge Abhayagiri Monastery. Gain more knowledge about Sri Lanka's history as you walk in the footsteps of Kings.

    After visiting the Heritage Sites you will be taken back to Colombo or Airport and end the tour
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    All Hotels in ColomboAll Hotels in NegomboAll Hotels in GalleAirports
    • Bandaranaike International Airport, Canada Friendship Rd, කටුනායක 11450, Sri Lanka
    Ports
    • Colombo Port
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide, English - Written, English - Audio

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by KINGFISHER TOURS SRI LANKA

Activity ID: V-104893P67

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