Day trip

From Negombo: Dambadeniya, Yapahuwa, and Panduwasnuwara Tour

From Negombo: Dambadeniya, Yapahuwa, and Panduwasnuwara Tour

From US$ 104 per person

On this day trip, visit 3 ancient kingdoms of Sri Lanka, located in the Northwestern Province. See the royal palace complex of Dambadeniya. Visit the beautiful rock fortress of Yapahuwa. Explore the vast ruins of Panduwasnuwara.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Old Temple of the Tooth and royal palace complex ruins in Dambadeniya
  • See the elaborate rock fortress of Yapahuwa
  • View the many ruins from different eras in Panduwasnuwara
Full description
Following an early morning pickup at your accommodation, depart Negombo by a shared vehicle, in a small group, to explore three ancient kingdoms of Sri Lanka. First, see the kingdom of Dambadeniya, home to the peaceful King Parakramabahu II known for his epic poetic masterpieces 'Kavisilumina' and 'Visuddi Marga Sannasa.' Also see the recently excavated remains of the Old Temple of the Tooth and the the ruins of the royal palace complex. At the next stop, explore the giant rock fortress of Yapahuwa. Admire the beautiful stone sculptures and highly detailed carvings on the fortress as you climb your way to the top that showcases views of the stupa ruins and Buddhist shrine remains. Here, you can also spend some time having lunch at one of the restaurants in the area. Then, drive to the final destination, Panduwasnuwara, an ancient city from one of the first kingdoms of Sri Lanka. Explore ruins dating from the 5th century to the 12th century with notable sights like the artificial reservoir Panda Wewa, which is considered to be one of the earliest irrigation systems made by man. Visit the Panduwasnuwara Museum, home to many of the archeological finds from the region. After, start the journey back to your accommodation.
Includes
  • Transport throughout the tour with a chauffeur guide
  • 1 liter of bottled mineral water per person
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food or drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Expenses of personal nature
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
  • Masks are required while indoors

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  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Pets

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  • Ensure that you bring a packed breakfast or snacks.
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