Colombo to Sigiriya and Hiriwadunna Private Full-Day Trip

Cultural & Theme Tours in Sigiriya

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During this full day tour to Sigiriya, you will visit a renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site! Enter into a kingdom hailed as one of the greatest in Sri Lanka’s history. Start your journey at the Sigiriya Rock Fortress also known to be the world’s 8th wonder, and spend time exploring archaeological history. Later, visit Hiriwaduna Village and enjoy the traditional way of living in Sri Lanka and village culture. After the formalities you will be escorted to your vehicle and proceed as per the itinerary to Sigiriya
You will be starting your tour at 6:00am from your hotel in Colombo, where you will be picked up by your chauffeur. Ensure that you bring a packed breakfast with you if you are unable to have your meal at the hotel.The first stop on your itinerary will be the Sigiriya Rock Fortress which you will reach approximately 10:30am.  (Travel Time 3 ½ to 4 hrs)Rising from the central plains, the iconic rocky outcrop of Sigiriya is perhaps Sri Lanka's single most dramatic sight. Near-vertical walls soar to a flat-topped summit that contains the ruins of an ancient civilisation, thought to be once the epicentre of the short-lived kingdom of Kassapa, and there are spellbinding vistas across mist-wrapped forests in the early morning.Climb the 5th century AD rock fortress, Sigiriya, where the King Kasyapa ruled. Walk through the entrance framed by the paws of a lion that is quite appropriate for its name, ' the Lion Rock'. View the beautiful unfading murals that brought Sigiriya its fame. Climb the steep staircase to see the terraced gardens and still-working cisterns.  Walk through the tunnels leading to the palace as you get a feel for times long past.Thereafter proceed to Sigiriya at approximately 1:30pm to experience a village tour. (Travel Time 20 to 30 mins)The trek begins with an awesome walk along a bund of a “Wewa” or man-made reservoir. Thereafter you will enjoy a bullock cart ride while enjoying sightseeing of the rural village life. Your next phase of adventure will be a “catamaran safari” (double-paired canoe joined together with seating facility) at the scenic lake.Finally, enjoy traditional lunch at a local house prepared by the village women (at your own cost). This is arranged on a typical & traditional buffet style (clay pots – buffet) served on a lotus leaf and a cane thatched flat holder. You will also have the opportunity to witness the traditional meal preparation methods by the local women and to partake on the preparation of a curry. At the end, visitors will be having a tuk-tuk (three wheeler) tour back to the starting point. The total tour will be 8km.Later that evening you will be finishing the tour at 6:00pm and returning to your hotel in Colombo by approximately 9:30pm. En-route you may stop at restaurant at your choice and have dinner (at your own cost).SKU: LK60010700

What’s included

  • Transport throughout the tour with an air-conditioned vehicle,
  • Service of an English-Speaking Chauffeur Guide,
  • 1 Village Tour with Traditional Village Lunch.
  • 1 Liter of Bottled Mineral Water Per Person,
  • Hotel Pick & Drop,
  • All Taxes & Service Charges.
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Sigiriya

What’s not included

  • Meals where not specified,
  • Gratuities
  • Expenses of Personal Nature.

Highlights

  • Instant Confirmation
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Lunch included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
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