Day Tour to Polonnaruwa Heritage Site


Day Tour to Polonnaruwa Heritage Site

Spoken in: English, Sinhala

( 116 reviews ) star Day trip Kandy 1 - 7 watch_later 11 hours
  • Sri Lankan style home made lunch - middle of the paddy field / with a nice view
  • Some recreational segments through the tour.
  • Relaxed program with enough breaks to enjoy the surroundings
  • Taste Sri Lankan fruits/snacks on the way

You will be picked up anywhere in: Kandy

What you can expect

If you would like to visit one of the most ancient and historical city in Sri Lanka, then the first city that should pop up in your mind is no other than Polonnaruwa!

Today the ancient city of Polonnaruwa remains one of the best planned archaeological relic sites in the country, standing testimony to the discipline and greatness of the Kingdom's first rulers. Its beauty was also used as a backdrop to filmed scenes for the Duran Duran music video Save a Prayer in 1982. The ancient city of Polonnaruwa has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO!

Check out the following highlights:
Kandy- Aluvihara Monastery - Spice/Herbal Garden - Polonnaruwa Ancient/Sacred city - Wood Carving area - Matale Hindu Temple.

This is the plan

Tour schedule
7.30 am
Driver pick you up from Kandy and drives to Matale
9:00 am
Visit Aluvihara Monastery, The caves are ornamented with hand-painted frescoes and coloured statues of devils and sinners showing you various forms of punishment in the afterlife (Entrance 2 USD/person)
Visit Spice and Herbal Garden
Drive to Polonnaruwa
Tour schedule
Lunch at a restaurant with the nice view of paddy-fields (Buffet 10 USD/person)
Visit ancient city of Polonnaruwa the second Capital Of Sri Lanka (Entrance 25 USD/person)
Visit wood carving area, men at work and the working place. Drive back to Kandy
Tour schedule
Drop off at Kandy / If there is any possibility, see the Traditional Kandyan Dance (Entrance 5 USD/person) or Visit Temple of sacred tooth relic (Entrance 10 USD/person)

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Day trip details

Private Day trip
Mode of transport
11 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 7 persons
Meeting point
Guest pick-up
included (free of charge)
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What's included
Not included
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116 reviews

My name is Dushan, but everyone just calls me Platy. I was born in 1983, married with Sonali. My wife is working for the Government. My daughter Thinuri was born in 2013. I am a practicing Buddhist from Kandy, the world heritage city.

In 2002 I started my hospitality career with a diploma from the Ceylon Hotel School & School of Tourism. I worked for 7 years in the guest service sector in Sri Lanka and abroad in the United Arab Emirates.

I am a tourist-driver for more than 5 years. I have a lot of experience in driving through Sri Lanka and I know all interesting and secret places in my country. It would be my pleasure to be your personal guide to Sri Lanka!"

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