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Anuradhapura : Ancient City TukTuk Tour

Anuradhapura : Ancient City TukTuk Tour

Unparalleled flexibility allows you to customise this tour to your interests. Immerse yourself in the tuktuk ride and stay informed with our informative Audio Guide tour app, which provides details about over 14 sites, such as historical facts, cultural insights, and interesting anecdotes. It's like having a local guide accompanying you. Experience the highlights of Anuradhapura in a fun and unique way, in your own private tuktuk. Explore renowned sites such as the World's oldest tree, the Kuttam Pokuna (bathing pools), and the Isurumuniya Temple, along with other World Heritage sites. Get picked up and dropped off at your hotel or any other location of your choice for added convenience. Our tuktuk drivers have over ten years of expertise with tuktuks and the highways they travel on. We have a 24-hour ambulance service to put you in safe hands in an emergency. Furthermore, it is how we keep the industry's highest client retention rate, as well as government-friendly tourism service. Don't miss out on this opportunity to book your tuktuk tour today and embark on a stylish journey through the ancient city of Anuradhapura!

Colombo: 3-Day Cultural Triangle 5 UNESCO Heritage Site Tour

Colombo: 3-Day Cultural Triangle 5 UNESCO Heritage Site Tour

Day 1: Colombo-Anuradhapura-Sigiriya Embark on an exciting and very rare 3-day cultural tour of Sri Lanka's holiest, the Cultural Triangle. Get picked up in Colombo and head to your hotel in Sigiriya, Mihintale, Aukana Temple, and Anuradhapura, the oldest city in Sri Lanka. The first activity of the 3-day tour is the hop-on, hop-off city tour of the historical city of Anuradhapura. The tour covers a large number of historical places, such as Buddhist temples, dagobas, palaces, gardens, and other remarkable structures in the city that testify to the grandeur of ancient civilization. The city tour also includes the most sacred 8 Buddhist sites in the city, better known as "Atamasthana," Jaya Sri Maha Bodhiya, Ruwanwelisaya, Thuparamaya, Lovamahapaya, Abhayagiri Dagaba, Jetavanarama, Mirisaveti Stupa, and Lankarama. Later in the day, settle in for a good night's sleep at your hotel in Sigiriya. Day 2: Sigiriya-Polonnaruwa-Sigiriya After breakfast, leave for the Sigiriya rock fortress, home to one of the oldest landscaped gardens in the world. Your Sigiriya tour starts early in the morning, allowing you to escape the mid-day heat. Climb the rock and reach the summit to see the site of the king's palace, swimming pool, and king's throne. Soak up the breathtaking scenery from the top of the pinnacle. Later visit Pidurangala temple. Later, drive to Polonnaruwa and see the dozens of ancient temples, Buddha statues, and many other ancient structures built by ancient kings. Witness massive stone-cut Buddha statues, dagobas, an audience hall, and much more at the cultural museum of Polonnaruwa. Later in the day, go on an off-road jeep safari to see the great gathering around Minneriya Lake. Enhance your experience with a wildlife safari at Minneriya National Park. Spot wild elephants, bears, wild boars, deer, buffalo, monkeys, and maybe even a leopard. Stay overnight in Sigiriya. Day 3: Sigiriya-Kandy-Colombo Depart early for Colombo via Kandy, visiting a spice/herbal garden en route. In Matale, spices and herbs are used for Sri Lankan cuisine and medicine. Hear about this history as you explore the site with your guide. Later, visit Dambulla Golden Temple and Tooth Relic Temple, which are sure to add another level of sacrosanctity to your experience. Dambulla hosts more than 150 Buddha statues and a large number of ancient murals. The next stop will be Kandy City. Today, Kandy is one of Sri Lanka's most important cities because of the presence of the temple of the sacred tooth of the Buddha. Thousands of devotees visit this temple every day, making it the most popular Buddhist shrine on the island. Return to your hotel in Colombo.

From Anuradhapura: Ancient City of Anuradhapura by Bike

From Anuradhapura: Ancient City of Anuradhapura by Bike

08.00 am: Embark on a bike adventure as you are picked up from your Anuradhapura hotel. 08.30 am: Begin your city tour of the ancient city of Anuradhapura, a Unesco World Heritage Site and one of the world's oldest inhabited towns. Immerse yourself in the rich history and significance of Anuradhapura, which was once the center of Theravada Buddhism. Explore the well-preserved historical ruins dating from the centuries between the 4th century BC and the 11th century AD. During this comprehensive city tour, visit prominent relic chambers such as Ruwanveliseya, Abhayagiriya, and Jetavanaramaya, known for being the world's largest man-made brick buildings. Admire the Moonstone and Guard Stones, and explore the iconic landmarks of Thuparama and Lankaramaya Dagobas, the Brazen Palace, Twin Ponds, Samadhi Buddha Statue, and the remarkable rock carvings at Isurumuniya Temple. Find solace and tranquility under the shade of the sacred 'Sri Maha Bodhi' tree, believed to have grown from a branch of the tree under which the Buddha attained enlightenment 2500 years ago. The 'Sri Maha Bodhi' is revered as the world's oldest human-planted tree. 11.30 am: At the completion of your city tour, return to your hotel in Anuradhapura, reflecting on the fascinating history and cultural heritage you have experienced.

Anuradhapura Private Ancient City Day Tour

Anuradhapura Private Ancient City Day Tour

Book this private day tour of the Anuradhapura city region to get a full, guided tour of the most famous sites. This would be difficult on your own, without a guide and transportation. This tour provides private transportation, your own personal guide, and a half day of touring all the must-see spots in the area. Below you can see what we see during tour * Bhodi Tree ( Oldest tree in the world ) * Brazon Palace * Ruwanweli Stupa * Jethawanaramaya Stupa * Twins pond * Samadhi buddha statue * Abayagiri Stupa * Refactory * Elephant pond * Moonstone * Guardstone * Thuparamaya stupa

Anuradhapura Moonstone: Our most recommended tours and activities

Anuradhapura : Ancient City TukTuk Tour

Anuradhapura : Ancient City TukTuk Tour

Unparalleled flexibility allows you to customise this tour to your interests. Immerse yourself in the tuktuk ride and stay informed with our informative Audio Guide tour app, which provides details about over 14 sites, such as historical facts, cultural insights, and interesting anecdotes. It's like having a local guide accompanying you. Experience the highlights of Anuradhapura in a fun and unique way, in your own private tuktuk. Explore renowned sites such as the World's oldest tree, the Kuttam Pokuna (bathing pools), and the Isurumuniya Temple, along with other World Heritage sites. Get picked up and dropped off at your hotel or any other location of your choice for added convenience. Our tuktuk drivers have over ten years of expertise with tuktuks and the highways they travel on. We have a 24-hour ambulance service to put you in safe hands in an emergency. Furthermore, it is how we keep the industry's highest client retention rate, as well as government-friendly tourism service. Don't miss out on this opportunity to book your tuktuk tour today and embark on a stylish journey through the ancient city of Anuradhapura!

Colombo: 3-Day Cultural Triangle 5 UNESCO Heritage Site Tour

Colombo: 3-Day Cultural Triangle 5 UNESCO Heritage Site Tour

Day 1: Colombo-Anuradhapura-Sigiriya Embark on an exciting and very rare 3-day cultural tour of Sri Lanka's holiest, the Cultural Triangle. Get picked up in Colombo and head to your hotel in Sigiriya, Mihintale, Aukana Temple, and Anuradhapura, the oldest city in Sri Lanka. The first activity of the 3-day tour is the hop-on, hop-off city tour of the historical city of Anuradhapura. The tour covers a large number of historical places, such as Buddhist temples, dagobas, palaces, gardens, and other remarkable structures in the city that testify to the grandeur of ancient civilization. The city tour also includes the most sacred 8 Buddhist sites in the city, better known as "Atamasthana," Jaya Sri Maha Bodhiya, Ruwanwelisaya, Thuparamaya, Lovamahapaya, Abhayagiri Dagaba, Jetavanarama, Mirisaveti Stupa, and Lankarama. Later in the day, settle in for a good night's sleep at your hotel in Sigiriya. Day 2: Sigiriya-Polonnaruwa-Sigiriya After breakfast, leave for the Sigiriya rock fortress, home to one of the oldest landscaped gardens in the world. Your Sigiriya tour starts early in the morning, allowing you to escape the mid-day heat. Climb the rock and reach the summit to see the site of the king's palace, swimming pool, and king's throne. Soak up the breathtaking scenery from the top of the pinnacle. Later visit Pidurangala temple. Later, drive to Polonnaruwa and see the dozens of ancient temples, Buddha statues, and many other ancient structures built by ancient kings. Witness massive stone-cut Buddha statues, dagobas, an audience hall, and much more at the cultural museum of Polonnaruwa. Later in the day, go on an off-road jeep safari to see the great gathering around Minneriya Lake. Enhance your experience with a wildlife safari at Minneriya National Park. Spot wild elephants, bears, wild boars, deer, buffalo, monkeys, and maybe even a leopard. Stay overnight in Sigiriya. Day 3: Sigiriya-Kandy-Colombo Depart early for Colombo via Kandy, visiting a spice/herbal garden en route. In Matale, spices and herbs are used for Sri Lankan cuisine and medicine. Hear about this history as you explore the site with your guide. Later, visit Dambulla Golden Temple and Tooth Relic Temple, which are sure to add another level of sacrosanctity to your experience. Dambulla hosts more than 150 Buddha statues and a large number of ancient murals. The next stop will be Kandy City. Today, Kandy is one of Sri Lanka's most important cities because of the presence of the temple of the sacred tooth of the Buddha. Thousands of devotees visit this temple every day, making it the most popular Buddhist shrine on the island. Return to your hotel in Colombo.

From Anuradhapura: Ancient City of Anuradhapura by Bike

From Anuradhapura: Ancient City of Anuradhapura by Bike

08.00 am: Embark on a bike adventure as you are picked up from your Anuradhapura hotel. 08.30 am: Begin your city tour of the ancient city of Anuradhapura, a Unesco World Heritage Site and one of the world's oldest inhabited towns. Immerse yourself in the rich history and significance of Anuradhapura, which was once the center of Theravada Buddhism. Explore the well-preserved historical ruins dating from the centuries between the 4th century BC and the 11th century AD. During this comprehensive city tour, visit prominent relic chambers such as Ruwanveliseya, Abhayagiriya, and Jetavanaramaya, known for being the world's largest man-made brick buildings. Admire the Moonstone and Guard Stones, and explore the iconic landmarks of Thuparama and Lankaramaya Dagobas, the Brazen Palace, Twin Ponds, Samadhi Buddha Statue, and the remarkable rock carvings at Isurumuniya Temple. Find solace and tranquility under the shade of the sacred 'Sri Maha Bodhi' tree, believed to have grown from a branch of the tree under which the Buddha attained enlightenment 2500 years ago. The 'Sri Maha Bodhi' is revered as the world's oldest human-planted tree. 11.30 am: At the completion of your city tour, return to your hotel in Anuradhapura, reflecting on the fascinating history and cultural heritage you have experienced.

Anuradhapura Private Ancient City Day Tour

Anuradhapura Private Ancient City Day Tour

Book this private day tour of the Anuradhapura city region to get a full, guided tour of the most famous sites. This would be difficult on your own, without a guide and transportation. This tour provides private transportation, your own personal guide, and a half day of touring all the must-see spots in the area. Below you can see what we see during tour * Bhodi Tree ( Oldest tree in the world ) * Brazon Palace * Ruwanweli Stupa * Jethawanaramaya Stupa * Twins pond * Samadhi buddha statue * Abayagiri Stupa * Refactory * Elephant pond * Moonstone * Guardstone * Thuparamaya stupa

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What people are saying about Anuradhapura Moonstone

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The tour guide Chabby and the driver Nusri were super nice and accommodating. They always listened to our wishes and gave us suggestions about what we could do other than what we had planned. Chabby speaks German very well which was extremely helpful. He told us a lot about the history of Sri Lanka and gave us tips for our future vacation. For example, which places we shouldn't go. We only have two points of criticism: Unfortunately, for lunch you only go to special restaurants for tourists. There is local food there, but more expensive and always the same. But that is most likely due to the agency that plans everything. The entrance fees for the various attractions are much higher than we expected. (Maybe we just missed that in the description) That adds up to a few hundred euros for two people. (E.g. the safari 170€ for 2 people)

I would highly recommend this tour, it is packed with so many highlights. The itinerary is busy but definitely worth it. You could easily spend many more hours at some of the UNESCO sites but the tour does give you a good insight. The hotels were all fantastic. Our guide for the trip was AMAZING - Dilan - he was so knowledgable, passionate about Sri Lanka and looked after us incredibly well. We enjoyed the variety of activities - historic/wildlife/cultural and always welcomed by friendly and warm people. Everything was well organised and seamless.

We are two French couples and used Navin's services to visit the archaeological sites of the city of Anuradhapura, the capital of Sri Lankan Buddhism. The richness of Navin's explanations allowed us to immerse ourselves in Buddhist culture. We really appreciated his availability, his kindness and his good humor. After this great adventure, we shared a common meal. Besides, we booked a safari in Wilpattu for the next day. We recommend it without hesitation. Many thanks again Navin

I really enjoyed the tour, the guide was super helpful and attentive to our every need!! The hotel is very nice, with very helpful and very kind staff. I recommend it!!

Very well organized. Since you don't have a tour guide, the app should work. Then you get a lot of helpful information.