Sri Lanka ancient kingdoms and Buddhist temples 4-day tour from Kandy
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Sri Lanka ancient kingdoms and Buddhist temples 4-day tour from Kandy

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 96 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Tour and stay overnight at Polonnaruwa, Anuradhapura, and Kurunegala
  • Visit Aluviharaya Rock Temple, Dambulla Cave Temple, and hike Sigiriya Rock
  • Visit Athugala Elephant Rock, an iconic site in the royal capital of Sri Lanka
  • Learn about the biological hotspots, medicinal plants, and ponds at the archeological site in Arankele
  • See Yapahuwa Rock Fortress a palace and military center to protect against foreign invaders
What to expect

You will be picked up at 7.00am to go to Aluviharaya Rock Temple. Continuing on with your learning journey, you will climb the Dambulla Cave Temple which takes about 30 minutes. It is the largest and best preserve cave temple complex in Sri Lanka with five caves that contain statues and paintings. After lunch, you will check in to the hotel, and at 3.00 p.m you will start climbing up and down the Sigiriya Rock that will take about 3 hours. Then to end your first day, you will stay overnight in Sigiriya.

On day two, you will go to Polonnaruwa at 9.00 a.m Polonnaruwa, where there was the second ancient Kingdom of Sri Lanka. After a four-hour tour there, you will continue with lunch and continue to Anuradhapura and stay overnight. The next day, you will visit the ancient monastery and kingdom Anuradhapura, an important early kingdom in the principal city of Sri Lanka. After touring for 5 hours, go to Kurunegala and stay there overnight.

On the final day, you will leave the hotel at 7.00am to go to Atugala Temple, also known as Elephant Rock, a prominent venue in the royal capital of Sri Lanka that is 325 meters from the ground in a gigantic shape of an elephant with a Buddha statue on the top of the rock. Afterward, you will proceed to Arankele, an archeological site with biological hotspots, medicinal plants, and ponds. This site dates back 800 years ago when Arahant Maliyadeva the last Arahant of Sri Lanka, spent his time meditating at Arankelle, making it an important place for ruins of an ancient forest monastery. After lunch, you will proceed to Yapahuwa, the capital of Sri Lanka in the 13th century that is built on 90 meters high rock boulder. End the tour at the Yapahuwa Rock Fortress a palace and military center to protect against foreign invaders. Finally, return to Kandy around 6.00pm.

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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
    • Entrance fees
    • Lunch and water
    • Guided tour
    • Accommodation
    • Transportation
    Reduced price
    • Children (age 3-11)
    • Infants (age 0-2): free admission
    Where
    Meeting point:

    Pick-up from your hotels in Kandy. You will indicate your pickup location at checkout and confirm your pickup time and location directly with the local operator

    What to remember
    • This activity is not recommended for those with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions, pregnant women, people with back problems, or with limited mobility
    • Please bring your passport or ID
    • Please wear comfortable shoes, bring your sunglasses and sun hat. When you visit the temples please wear clothes that cover your knees and shoulders, no transparent clothes
    • Please confirm your pickup time and location with the local operator prior to the tour. You will find the contact details on the voucher after booking
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
    • Please wait in the hotel lobby 5 minutes before the pickup time
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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 activity begins.

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