Sigiriya Lion's Rock Fortress Day Tour And Polonnaruwa from Kandy

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  • Free Cancelation - 48 Hrs Notice
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  • 12 Hrs Duration
  • English
  • Private Group
  • Hotel Pick Up
  • Go on the adventure of a lifetime with a visit to Sigiriya or Lion's Rock Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Enjoy the gorgeous scenery as you are driven to Sigiriya inside a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle
  • See this "Eighth Wonder of the World", an ancient palace and fortress complex with significant archaeological importance
  • If you're up for it, climb up 1,200 steps to see the magnificent views that this Lion-like structure has to offer!
  • Visit Polonnaruwa, the second capital of Sri Lanka and an ancient kingdom that has been ruled by many kings

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  • Group of 4-7 (Price per Person)

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    Inclusive Of:

    • Private tour
    • Transportation by air conditioned car
    • English speaking driver/guide
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Insurance provided by operator
    • Bottled water
    • Traditional lunch with locals
    • Entrance fees to Sigiriya
    • Village experience at Polonnaruwa

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    • Alcoholic beverages
    • Tips and gratuities (optional)

    US$ 50.00

    80.00

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    • Transportation by air conditioned car
    • English speaking driver/guide
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
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    • Bottled water
    • Traditional lunch with locals
    • Entrance fees to Sigiriya
    • Village experience at Polonnaruwa

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    • Alcoholic beverages
    • Tips and gratuities (optional)
  • Group of 2-3 (Price per Person)

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    • Private tour
    • Transportation by air conditioned car
    • English speaking driver/guide
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Insurance provided by operator
    • Bottled water
    • Traditional lunch with locals
    • Entrance fees to Sigiriya
    • Village experience at Polonnaruwa

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    • Private tour
    • Transportation by air conditioned car
    • English speaking driver/guide
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Insurance provided by operator
    • Bottled water
    • Traditional lunch with locals
    • Entrance fees to Sigiriya
    • Village experience at Polonnaruwa

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    • Alcoholic beverages
    • Tips and gratuities (optional)
  • Solo Adult Traveler

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    • Private tour
    • Transportation by air conditioned car
    • English speaking driver/guide
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Insurance provided by operator
    • Bottled water
    • Traditional lunch with locals
    • Entrance fees to Sigiriya
    • Village experience at Polonnaruwa

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    • Alcoholic beverages
    • Tips and gratuities (optional)

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    • Private tour
    • Transportation by air conditioned car
    • English speaking driver/guide
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Insurance provided by operator
    • Bottled water
    • Traditional lunch with locals
    • Entrance fees to Sigiriya
    • Village experience at Polonnaruwa

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    • Alcoholic beverages
    • Tips and gratuities (optional)
What To Expect

It's time to head out of the city and go on an incredible journey to what locals call the Eighth Wonder of the World: Sigiriya, or Lion's Rock Fortress. Your driver guide will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the heart of the island, between the towns of Dambulla and Habarana, on a massive rocky plateau 370 meters above the sea level. From the main entrance, walk to a series of charming symmetrical water gardens, including curved tanks, bathing pools, little islands with pavilions that were used as dry-season palaces, and landscaped borders. You can either spend a couple of hours here just taking in this marvelous sight, or, should you feel up to the task, begin your 1,200 step climb up to the top of the fortress. Halfway up the Sigiriya rock, an open-air spiral stairway leads to a long, sheltered gallery in the sheer rock face, with the paintings of the buxom, wasp-waisted women are popularly believed to represent either apsaras (celestial nymphs) or King Kasyapa’s concubines. At the top, take in the awesome view of the surrounding area, before you begin your descent to Polonnaruwaa, an ancient capital and home of kings. In the company of the villagers, you'll savor a delicious lunch. You'll get to see some of the incredible archaeological treasures of this area, allowing you a glimpse back into ancient times when the kings ruled. Once you're done, you'll pack up for the day and head back to the city, where you'll get dropped off back at your accommodation.

sigiriya lion's rock
See the incredible Lion's Rock in Sigiriya
sigiriya lion's rock
Up for the challenge? Try climbing the 1,200 steps!
Polonnaruwa
Walk to ruins and temples from the time of kings in Polonnaruwa
Polonnaruwa
See the archaeological wonders of Polonnaruwa
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  • Car (up to 3 people): Toyota Axio, Prius Hybrid, Premio/Honda Fit Shuttle or similar
  • Mini Van (4-7 people): Toyota KDH/Nissan Caravan or similar
Itinerary

Itinerary:

  • 6:00am hotel pick up from Kandy
  • 9:00am arrive at Sigiriya
  • Walk from the Sigiriya main entrance to the rock to pass by water gardens, including curved tanks, bathing pools, little islands with pavilions and more
  • If you should opt to climb, begin your 1,200 steps up to the top of the rock itself. View the incredible gallery of female figures in the halfway mark
  • 12:00pm make your way back down
  • 12:30pm proceed to Polonnaruwa and break for traditional lunch with villagers
  • 2:00pm post lunch, witness archaeological treasures that give an idea of how the city looked in the past, visit ruins and temples
  • 3:00pm make your way back towards Kandy
  • 6:00pm approx. drop off at your respective hotel
Insider Tips

Insider Tips:

  • Please carry your own bottle of water for the climb up to Sigiriya as it may not be readily available around the fortress
Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • Child ticket: Age 4-11
  • Children aged 0-3 can join the tour for free provided they do not occupy an additional seat
  • Comfortable walking shoes, light and comfortable clothing, sunglasses/sunscreen are highly recommended
  • The climb up the steps is not required and is an optional activity in the tour
  • This tour is not recommended for pregnant women, guests with heart problems or other serious medical conditions and those with walking disabilities or guests who will need use of a wheelchair
  • A good amount of walking and climbing is required for the tour
  • The itinerary sequence may change depending on the time and weather conditions
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Hotel Pick Up:

  • Once your booking has been confirmed, the operator will contact you to reconfirm pick up address and time
  • The driver will pick you up directly from your hotel. Please be at the hotel lobby 10 minutes prior to pick up time
  • Please be patient in cases of unforeseen delays due to peak traffic time on certain routes
Cancelation Policy
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