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Day Trip to UNESCO City Anuradhapura From Colombo

Product ID: 183722
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Visit the first capital of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura.
About this activity
Duration 15 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation

Pick-up service

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Mihintale Buddhist Temple
  • See Jaya Sri Maha bodhi Buddhist Temple
  • Explore the heritage sites of Ruwanweliseya and Isurumuniya
Full description
Declared by UNESCO as a world heritage city, Anuradhapura is regarded as Sri Lanka’s first known kingdom and the capital of the island for many centuries. Being well known for cultural and religious value, the city attracts many local and foreign visitors who love to explore the ancient history of Sri Lanka.

See the remains of the Brazen Palace, which was once 9 stories high, and the Sri Maha Bodhi a Bo Tree, which is over 2000 years old and grew from the branch of the very tree beneath which the Buddha attained enlightenment. Visit the ruins of the Ruwanweliseya Dagaba. See the 2nd-century shrine containing the Buddha’s collarbone relic, the Abhayagiriya temple, and the Jetawanaramaya dagobas. 
Includes
  • Pick up and drop-off at your accommodation
  • English speaking driver
  • Bottled water
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees
  • Local Srilankan guide
  • Food or drink not detailed in the description
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• You must bring a current valid passport
• This trip is not recommended for those with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
• Please note that a moderate amount of walking is involved
• It is recommended to wear comfortable walking shoes
• You must remove your footwear and hat and cover your shoulders and knees when you visit a Buddhist or Hindu temple
• 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 and if it is canceled due to poor weather you will be able to attend on another date
Organized by

Apple Vacations

Product ID: 183722