Incredible Day Trip to the ancient city of Polonnaruwa


The Warm Local Expert

Incredible Day Trip to the ancient city of Polonnaruwa

Spoken in: English, Sinhala

( 125 reviews ) star Day trip Kandy 1 - 7 watch_later 11 hours
  • Taste Sri Lankan fruits/snacks on the way
  • Visit the ancient city of Polonnaruwa
  • Enjoy a Sri Lankan style home made lunch
  • Knowledgeable local private driver & guide
  • 100% personalized experience just for you
  • Discover the Aluvihara Rock Temple

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!

Enjoy of an incredible day discovering the ancient city of Polonnaruwa plus other hidden gems along the way!

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 has been used as a backdrop on several places like movies and music videos and I will tell you all about it! The ancient city of Polonnaruwa is also declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO, so it's definitely worth a visit!

During your trip, I will be your private driver and guide and I will inform you and make stops along the way to discover more unique places on this route. Stop at the Aluvihara Rock Temple, where its caves are ornamented with hand-painted frescoes and colored statues of devils and sinners showing you various forms of punishment in the afterlife. Intrigued?
Also, visit the Spice and Herbal Garden and later enjoy a traditional Sri Lankan lunch with an incredible view of the paddy fields.

If there is enough time and you want to add another interesting stop on your day trip, back in Kandy I can take you to see the traditional Kandyan dance or the Temple of the sacred tooth relic.
Let me know how I can personalize this experience for you!

See you soon!

This is the plan

Meeting point:
Pick up from Kandy and drive to Matale
Stop 1:
Pay a visit to the Aluvihara Rock Temple
Stop 2:
Go to the Spice and Herbal Garden
Stop 3:
Drive to Polonnaruwa
Stop 4:
Lunch at a restaurant with a nice view of the paddy fields
Stop 5:
Visit the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, the second Capital Of Sri Lanka.
Stop 6:
See the locals in action at a wood carving area
End of Tour:
Drive back to Kandy

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Day trip details

Private Day trip
Mode of transport
11 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 7 persons
Meeting point
Any place in Kandy, Kandy
Guest pick-up
included (free of charge)
instant confirmation
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
Not included
closeEntrance tickets
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The Warm Local Expert

125 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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