From Dambulla: Sacred City of Anuradhapura Private Day Tour

From Dambulla: Sacred City of Anuradhapura Private Day Tour

From $128 per person

Enjoy a walk through the ancient ruined city of Anuradhapura, which was the capital for over a millennium until the 10th century A.D. Whilst there, view the pagodas, monastic buildings, and ponds that are scattered all over the vast area.

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Free cancellation
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Your accommodation within 5 kilometers of the central Dambulla area.
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Walk through ancient kingdoms`
  • Visit the sacred city of Anuradhapura
  • Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Marvel at the Buddha statue
Full description
Your tour begins at 8:00AM from your hotel in Dambulla, from where you will be taken to explore the most cultural sites in Anuradhapura. Ensure that you bring a packed breakfast with you if you are unable to have your meal at the hotel. Anuradhapura was first settled by Anuradha, a follower of Prince Vijaya and the founder of the Sinhala Race. It was later made the capital by King Pandukabhaya in about 380 B.C. Whilst there you will visit important landmarks such as Jetavanarama, which was one of the tallest buildings of the ancient world. You will also discover the Sri Maha Bodhi, as well as the ruins of the huge Abhayagiri Monastery. At approximately 12:00PM, you will enjoy lunch at a place of your choice (at your own expense), after which you will take a 30-minute drive to Mihintale, one of the most significant sites in the cultural triangle. Mihintale is a mountain peak near Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka, and is believed by Sri Lankans to be the site of a meeting between the Buddhist monk Mahinda and King Devanampiyatissa. You will eventually finish your tour at 3:00PM, at which point you will return to your hotel in Dambulla where you will arrive by 4:30PM.
Includes
  • Transport throughout the tour with an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Service of an English-speaking chauffeur/guide
  • 1 liter of bottled mineral water per person
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • All taxes and service charges
  • Entrance fees
  • Food or drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Personal expenses
Covid-19 precautions

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

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • 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 must fill out a travel information form
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
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