Ancient Cities Tour
3 Days /2 Nights
The journey of your tour starts from your Hotel in Colombo or Bandaranayake International Airport (CMB) & short tour of 3 days is specially designed for a quick yet descriptive overlook of the great history of Sri Lanka. Explore the ruins and highlights of the glorious ancient capitals of Sri Lanka where you would see the pure reflections of the proud Sri Lankan history.
Day 1COLOMBO - POLONNARUWAStop At: Bandaranaike International Airport Meet and Greet your Chauffer guide from Bandaranayake Inertnational Airport or your Hotels in Colombo and Head to Polonnaruwa.Polonnaruwa is one of the must most important archaeological sites in Sri Lanka and many tourists visit the city during their holidays. Most monuments in Polonnaruwa are closely related to two religions, Buddhism and Hinduism. The Royal Palace, Lankatilaka Gedige (Temple), Gal Vihara (Temple), Demala Maha Seya (Temple) & ThuparamaOnce you completed the 1st Day of your tour you will be Overnight stay in Polonnaruwa Hotel.
Day 2Anuradhapura the capital of Sri Lanka from the 05th Century B.C. to the end of the 10th Century A.D. was the most celebrated of Sri Lanka’s ancient ruined cities.The city’s most renowned relic is the sacred Bo Tree, which is said to have grown from a branch of the tree under which the Buddha gained Enlightenment. It was planted 2250 years ago and is the oldest historically authenticated tree in the world. (Mihintale, Jaya sri maha Bodhi, Isurumuniya, Ruwanwelisaya)
Sigiriya, Central ProvinceOnce you completed your tour in Anuradhapura after check in at your hotel In Sigiriya (2Hrs Drive) for Overnight stay.No meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.
Day 3Sigiriya Rock Foreigners EntranceEarly morning your 1st destination will be the SIGIRIYA ROCK- The name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 meters (660 ft) high. After that will be going on technical tours to see the crafts of some of the traditional artisans of Sigiriya such as the woodcarvers and batik makers. You will get to see the process of how they do their work and will be able to purchase some great souvenirs (if you wish) too.
Pidurangala Rock, Sigiriya, Central ProvinceYour 2nd destination will be a Pidurangala Rock a massive rock formation almost directly opposite Sigiriya. Pidurangala has an equally majestic view as the former of rolling lake-and-land vistas. Short of viewing it through drone footage, the summit of Pidurangala is also the best possible place to get an eyeful the rock fortress itself.
Dambulla Cave Temple, Habarana, North Central Province After Lunch proceed to Sri Lanka's Largest Rock Dambulla Cave Temple built on a 600 feet high Rock Located at an elevation of 1118 feet from the sea level rises a massive rock from the surrounding plains of Dambulla of 600 feet high and over 2000 feet in length.
It is home to the World's most acclaimed Cave complex of magnificent Buddha Images and Rock Paintings of vivid colors and shapes constructed and painted from around 2nd Century BC (Anuradhapura era ) and continued up to the Kandyan era of the 18th Century.
Colombo Fort Police StationOnce you completed your Ancient Capital 3 Days tour you will be safely returned back to your Hotel in Colombo.No meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.