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Polonnaruwa + Sigiriya Tour from Dambulla

Product ID: 90999
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Discover the ruins of the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, the second Kingdom of Sri Lanka, and explore the wondrous Sigiriya Rock fortress. This tour will give you an opportunity to dig into the history of these magnificent UNESCO world heritage sites.
About this activity
Duration 10 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Ruins of the Second Kingdom of Sri Lanka
  • See the Sigiriya Rock fortress
  • Professional English/German speaking guide during the sightseeing
  • Tasty lunch included
Full description
First of all you'll be picked up from your hotel in Dambulla, Sigiriya or Habarana and driven to Polonnaruwa, before arriving at Polonnaruwa ancient city to discover the ruins.
Polonnaruwa is the ancient heart of Sri Lanka, and an important royal capital with its well-preserved 12th century ruins and impressive stone culture. Although nearly 1,000 years old, it is much younger than Anuradhapura - Sri Lanka's first capital - and generally in better repair. The monuments are arranged in a reasonably compact garden setting and their development is easier to follow.

Afterwards, you will arrive at New Sigiri Restuarant for lunch, before exploring
the wondrous Rock Fortress of Sigirya. This place is famous for its toadstool of golden-hued granite, protruding into the searing blue sky from a hot, flat wilderness of scrubland, which is transformed in the rainy season to a water garden. In the 5th century, King Kashyapa domesticated the Lions Rock, by building a palace atop its summit. Sigiriya commemorates some of the turbulence of Sri Lanka’s history.

Thereafter, you will be dropped off at your hotel in Dambulla/Sigiriya/Habarana .
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off by an air-conditioned vehicle
  • English/German Speaking chauffeur guide during sightseeing tours
  • Entrance fee to Polonnaruwa ancient city and Sigiriya Rock Fortress
  • Lunch at New Sigiri restaurant
  • All government taxes
What’s Not Included
  • Tips to guides and restaurants (tipping is expected)
  • Any other expenses not mentioned

When you get there

Know before you go
• All visitors to Buddhist and Hindu temples are expected to remove footwear and hats. Shoulders and knees should also be covered