Private tour

Anuradhapura: Archaeological Site Guided Tuk-Tuk Tour

Activity provider: Beyond Escapes

Anuradhapura: Archaeological Site Guided Tuk-Tuk Tour

Activity provider: Beyond Escapes

From US$ 76 per person

Take a tuk-tuk tour of the Anaradhapura archaeological site and experience some Buddhist history. See stupas, irrigation works, palaces, monasteries and the sacred Bo tree.

About this activity

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup is available from most centrally-located hotels in Anuradhapura.
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Feel inspired by the ancient Buddhist pilgrimage sites around Anaradhapura
  • Visit the sacred Bo tree, where the Buddha is said to have attained enlightenment
  • Stroll among ancient Buddhist sculptures and other impressive artwork
  • Visit the Ruwanvelisaya Stupa, home to a variety of important Buddhist relics
  • Learn interesting facts about the long history of Anuradhapura from your guide
Full description

Admire the wonders of the Anuradhapura archaeological site on a guided tuk-tuk tour. See palaces, religious sites, artwork, and more.

Get picked up at your hotel in Anuradhapura and take a tuk-tuk to the archaeological site. Explore this sacred pilgrimage spot and admire the monuments.

See the sacred Bo tree, where the Buddha is said to have achieved enlightenment. It was brought to Sri Lanka by a princess in the year 228 BC.

Next, visit the Ruwanvelisaya stupa, which houses many Buddhist relics. After, see the Abhayagiri Vihara monastery and Thuparamaya Temple.

Learn about the craftsmanship and artistry that went into creating the palaces and works of art and have a look at the impressive irrigation system that once served Anuradhapura. Get dropped off back at your hotel at the end of your tour.

Includes
  • Round-trip transportation to and from your Anuradhapura hotel via Tuk-tuk
  • Guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Refreshments
  • Meals
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants 12 and older must present physical or digital proof that they've been fully vaccinated with a FDA or WHO-approved vaccine administered at least 14 days before the performance date. Children between 5-11 years old must present proof that they've received at least one dose of a FDA or WHO-approved vaccine and be accompanied by a vaccinated adult meeting the theater's entry requirements. Guests whose last vaccine dose (excluding boosters) was fewer than 14 days before the performance date must also present either a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the performance starts or a negative antigen test taken no more than 6 hours before the performance starts

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  • Alcohol and drugs

Product ID: 410771