Day Trip to the Ancient City of Polonnaruwa from Negombo

Day Trip to the Ancient City of Polonnaruwa from Negombo

From $120 per person

Explore the ruins and highlights of the glorious ancient capital of Polonnaruwa. See ancient Buddhist shrines, old Buddha statues, ruins of the ancient palaces, and other historical attractions within the ancient kingdom.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 15 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • See the Buddhist temples of Lankatilaka Gedige, Gal Vihara, and Demala Maha Seya
  • Explore the heritage sites of Thuparama and Topa Wewa Lake the Sea of Parakrama
  • See the many monuments of Buddhist and Hindu religion
Full description
Polonnaruwa is one of the must most important archaeological sites in Sri Lanka. The monuments in Polonnaruwa are closely related to two religions of Buddhism and Hinduism.  The eastern corner of the Cultural Triangle was the Silver Capital Polonnaruwa that followed Anuradhapura. Though it lasted only a few decades over two centuries, there are the colossal works of art and architecture, both of Buddhist and Hindu religion, including incredible image shrines. The stone carved Buddha icons of the Galvihara attract thousands of connoisseurs all year around. 
Includes
  • Pick up and drop-off at your accommodation
  • English-speaking driver
  • Bottled water
  • Entrance fees
  • Local guide
  • Food or drink
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • You must bring a current valid passport
  • This trip is not recommended for those with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
  • Please note that a moderate amount of walking is involved
  • It is recommended to wear comfortable walking shoes
  • You must remove your footwear and hat and cover your shoulders and knees when you visit a Buddhist or Hindu temple
  • Please note that the duration of transfers are approximate and the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Please note the trip is subject to favorable weather conditions and if it is canceled due to poor weather you will be able to attend on another date
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Product ID: 185253