Polonnaruwa day-trip from Negombo
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Attractions & guided tours

Polonnaruwa day-trip from Negombo

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Daily
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: from 12 hours to 15 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Explore the ruins and highlights of the glorious ancient capital of Polonnaruwa
  • See the many monuments of Buddhist and Hindu religion
  • Unique experience - definitely something to write home about
What to expect

Polonnaruwa is the second most ancient city in Sri Lanka and has been recently declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. Today, this city remains one of the best archaeological relic sites, a great testimony of the discipline and greatness of the kingdom's first ruler.

This ancient city was also chosen as the location for the Duran Duran music video, featured in the film Save a Prayer in 1982. The Toque Macaques is a golden-brown colored monkey which is another highlight of the city They are known as the 'Rilawa' by the locals. They can be easily recognized as they have a toque-shaped swirl of hair on the top of its head.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • What's included
    • English speaking driver
    • Entrance fees
    • Lunch
    • Guided tour
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    What's not included
    • Additional food and drinks
    • Tips (optional)
    Reduced price
    • Child (age 5-12): reduced
    Where

    Negombo, Sri Lanka

    Meeting point:

    Pickup available for city area hotels in Negombo (pick-up at 5:00am), Waikkal (pick-up at 5:30am) and Marawila (pick-up at 5:30am)

    What to remember
    • Please contact our local provider at least 48 hours before the tour to schedule your pick-up time and location
    • Minimum age: 5 years old
    • It is recommended to wear hiking shoes, sunglasses and a sunhat
    • It is recommeded to wear non-transparent clothing that covers your shoulders and legs
    • Please note, a moderate amount of walking is involved
    • This trip is not recommended for those with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
    • Please note that the duration of transfers are approximate and the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
    • Please note the trip is subject to favorable weather conditions
    • Please bring your water
    • Luggage not allowed
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    When
    • This tour is available every day starting at 5.00am
    • Pickup available for city area hotels in Negombo (pick-up at 5:00am), Waikkal (pick-up at 5:30am) and Marawila (pick-up at 5:30am)
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    Provider
    Aitken Spence Travels
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the experience begins.

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