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Sri Lanka 2 days tour to Sigiriya and Polonnaruwa


Venture on this fascinating Sri Lanka 2 days tour to Sigiriya and Polonnaruwa to explore Sri Lanka's cultural triangle, discover the remains of Polonnaruwa, the second kingdom of Sri Lanka, and spend two days exploring the magnificent Sigiriya Rock castle and magnificent golden temple from the first century BC. You will have the chance to delve further into the past of these stunning UNESCO World Heritage Sites with this tour.

First, our guide will take you up early in the morning from your hotel in Negombo, Bentota, or Colombo and transport you to Sigiriya.

Today, you will be touring the well-known tourist destinations of the Dambulla temple and the Sigiriya rock castle. This location is well-known for its golden-hued granite toadstool, which rises into the scorching blue sky from a hot, flat scrub-land wilderness and becomes a water garden during the rainy season. King Kashyapa domesticated Lions Rock in the fifth century by erecting a palace atop its peak. Sigiriya honours a portion of Sri Lanka's turbulent past.

On the second day, after breakfast, you will go to Polonnarue. Polonnaruwa, with its spectacular stone culture and well-preserved 12th-century remains, is the ancient heartland of Sri Lanka and an important royal city. Though it is almost a millennium old, it is younger than Sri Lanka's first capital, Anuradhapura, and generally in better condition. The monuments are grouped in a manageably small garden setting, making it simpler to follow their progression. A safari to Minneriya National Park later in the day.

On the second day of the trip, visit the Pinnawala elephant orphanage en route to your hotel in Colombo after visiting Polonnaruwa.


Is Sri Lanka 2 days tour to Sigiriya and Polonnaruwa right for you?

  • All transfers and sightseeing are private, and the only people on the tour are you and your companions.
  • This short excursion covers a lot of ground. This is one of our shorter tours in the original style, so it's ideal for people who are pressed for time but yet want to get as much done as possible.
  • The cultural triangle cities of Sri Lanka, including Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa, and Dambulla, are the focal points of the visit. Throughout the journey, you will stop frequently to see dozens of temples, monuments, animal sanctuaries, and many other sites.
  • It can get very hot in Sri Lanka throughout the summer. Although we try to do our walking tours and city excursions in the morning and evening, there are times when we have to conduct them in the middle of the day. In these situations, please remember to stay hydrated and to pack any sun protection you may need, such as a hat, sunscreen, a long-sleeve shirt, and water.
  • Travelling with Seerendipity involves honouring the customs and sensibilities of the places you visit. In this manner, you maximise the benefits of your encounters with locals and their settings. During this trip, we visit several temples, all of which need clothing that covers the wrists and below the knee.

Activities included in the Sri Lanka 2 days tour to Sigiriya and Polonnaruwa

  • Touring the important monuments in the cultural triangle of Sri Lanka
  • Trekking to the Sigiriya rock fortress
  • Visiting Dambulla golden cave temple
  • A walking tour of the Polonnaruwa ancient city
  • Visiting Tea factory and walking in a tea garden
  • Visiting Pinnawala elephant orphanage
  • Witness elephant bath
  • Walking tour of the spice garden (1 hour)

Highlights of Sri Lanka 2 days tour to Sigiriya and Polonnaruwa

  • Ruins of the Second Kingdom of Sri Lanka
  • See the Sigiriya Rock fortress
  • Witness the Golden cate temple of Dambulla
  • Professional English speaking driver/guide (please inquire for other languages)

Trip includes

  • Accommodation on Double sharing basis 4-star hotel
  • 1 breakfast and 1 dinner
  • Transport in an air-conditioned vehicle with an English speaking driver-guide.
  • Entrance fees for the following site.
    • Sigiriya rock fortress
    • Dambulla cave temple
    • Polonnaruwa historical site
    • Spice garden
  • Meeting arrangements at the airport on arrival and departure.
  • All government taxes

Trip excludes

  • Expenses of personal nature such as tipping, porters, laundry, telephones, etc.
  • Wildlife safari Minneriya national park

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Reserve your tour now and pay when you meet us. Send us the duly filled tour booking form, we will arrange your tour and you can make the payment as you meet us on the first day of the trip.


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Itineraries

Day 1

Time : 7:00 am

COLOMBO / DAMBULLA / SIGIRIYA

After saying hello to the personnel of "Seerendipity Tours," head to the hotel in Sigiriya.

While travelling,

TEMPLE GOLDEN CAVE DAMBULLA
A South Indian invasion forced an Anuradhapuran king to flee the capital in the first century BC, and the king sought safety in the Dambulla caves. After 13 years, the king restored Anuradhapura and gave the Buddhist monks the caves, which were now a monastery.

The Sigiriya Rock
The rock of Sigiriya served as a shelter for a 5th-century patricidal ruler who wanted to avoid his half-brother, who was out for revenge. In addition to fortifying his stronghold, this prince Kasyappa by name enhanced its aesthetic attractiveness (designated a world heritage site by UNESCO).

Spend the night in a hotel in Sigiriya or Habarana

Day 2

Time : 7:00 am

SIGIRIYA / POLONNARUWA / COLOMBO

After breakfast at the hotel, depart for the historical site of Polonnaruwa. Later, transfer to Colombo, with a stopover en route.

The Mineriya National Park offers an optional safari and a spice garden.

POLANNARUWA
The second-most ancient city in Sri Lanka is Polonnaruwa. Following Anuradhapura, it was designated as Sri Lanka's capital. Given that the ruins in Polonnaruwa are far older than those in Anuradhapura, they are also in far better shape.

MINNERIYA SAFARI
This is an optional, at-your-own-cost activity. A safari tour in a car with a jungle tracker is part of this activity, where you can see animals in the Minneriya National Park. In the park, you can frequently encounter elephants, bears, wild boars, buffalo, monkeys, and, if you're lucky, leopards as well.

PINNAWALA ORPHANAGE OF ELEPHANTS
Approximately eight hectares of land in Kandy are home to an elephant orphanage that cares for approximately eighty elephants.

SPICE GARDEN
See a Matale spice farm where the herbs and spices used in Sri Lankan medicine and food are grown. The early seafaring merchants were drawn to Sri Lanka's spices, and they made the long journeys to buy this valuable merchandise.

End of the Tour

  1. Amaki:

    We had an incredible experience visiting the Sri Lankan cultural triangle. Kumara, our tour guide, was very professional and prepared! We visited many different places in the cultural triangle. Areas of the temples, palaces, and gardens, and had the chance to go on safari and see elephants. We were so lucky to encounter a couple getting married and we were invited to dance with them! This felt incredibly spontaneous and authentic! Highly recommended 👍🏾😎

  2. Nik:

    Seerendipity was really easy to communicate with before meeting . The tour was great and we enjoyed seeing the importnat historical monuments, wildlife parks. we were hot and tired having come off the plane that morning but jaya was very sensitive to that letting us slow the pace but making sure we saw plenty . We had the opportunity to see a large herd of wild elephants and it was a lovely highlight as well. Would definitely recommend.

  3. Staph:

    This tour covers most of Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle and temples. Our small group, guide, driver, and assistant were great. This tour covers most of Sri Lanka’s culture and food, thus I recommend it.

  4. Brremon:

    Very happy with the all arrangements

  5. Melly:

    Together with our chauffeur and tour guide Rohan, I and my family had a very wonderful Sri Lanak trip. During this trip, they were extraordinarily accommodating to all of our requirements and requests. Rohan provided insightful suggestions regarding nightlife destinations in the cultural triangle. When any of my acquaintances visit Sri Lanka, I will strongly endorse Rohan and his organization.

  6. Charlie:

    Trip is good but you need more time to see things

  7. Helan:

    The program is inetretsing and well-planned, however, we had to travel a lot in 2 days.

  8. Victoria:

    This is our first sightseeing tour in Sri Lanka during our beach holiday. Perfect trip with many iconic tourist attractions in cultural triangle, hill country and wildlife safari.

  9. Bernad:

    Ideal program to see lot of temple, historical monumets, Buddha statues

  10. Telma mendosa:

    It was a wonderful experience for me. We traveled to a lot of wonderful locations thanks to Malaka, who was an excellent driver and guide. Also, the hotels were significantly better than what was anticipated.

  11. Shevrand:

    Seerendipity went above and beyond to make sure I had a great trip! I came to Sri Lanka not knowing what to expect, but Gihan made me feel right at home. Gihan was so friendly, always on time, gave me all the help and information I needed, and even got me medicine when I was feeling ill. I definitely recommend this local comoany (seerendipity) if you want to get the best out of your trip to Sri Lanka! You can even customize your trip based on the destinations you want. (Make sure you ask for Gihan because he is the BEST!)

  12. Cindy:

    Interesting program with many temples, palaces, gardens and many other ancisnt sites. The wildlife tour was the best for me, the tour was very well planned with good hotels, delicious food, good guide and good vehicle.

  13. Manikand Rajesh:

    I had an amazing trip with our tour guide Shiron and our driver. I couldn’t recommend them enough. They were so accommodating to all of our needs and requests on this trip. shiron went above and beyond to find out about the PCR test requirements before we left the country. He gave great recommendations of where to go out at night. I will be recommending shiron and the company to all my friends when they come to Sri Lanka.

  14. Paul Ruwaloshko:

    Cannot recommend this tour enough! We were a group of 7 and our tour guide Sam was so helpful and accommodating to all of our requests! A busy but amazing few days fitting in all the hot spots of Sri Lanka! Thank you sam!

  15. Kamen:

    Cannot recommend this tour enough! We were a group of 7 and our tour guide Sam was so helpful and accommodating to all of our requests! A busy but amazing few days fitting in all the hot spots of Sri Lanka! Thank you Saman!

  16. Rothmeil:

    Loved this tour with Gihan! He was kind and attentive to my needs. I got to see ideal glimpses of each town pretty well. My only suggestion is to find a better hotel in Sigiriya. Otherwise, great trip! I would definitely recommend.

  17. Felman:

    I had an amazing trip with our tour guide Gihan and our driver. I couldn’t recommend them enough. They were so accommodating to all of our needs and requests on this trip. Gihan went above and beyond to find out about the PCR test requirements before we left the country. He gave great recommendations of where to go out at night Habarana. I will be recommending Gihan and the company to all my friends when they come to Sri Lanka.

  18. Salman:

    Why I choose this tour first impression is price then I Massage through the WhatsApp same time I got reply Allow me to customize little bit (Upgrade the Hotel ) Free Cancellation until last minute. I choose the pickup from airport Option on arrival hall Sam waiting. I have travel many country’s and this is my first review too. I didn’t see any company doing this level of service for what we book.

  19. Gulma:

    Excellent Sri Lanak trip

  20. Fernando:

    We enjoyed the trip a lot, thanks to our guide chamith we had a very nice tije during teh trip. Good hotel and service, very affordable too.

  21. Cbernard:

    Short tour but very interesting

  22. Roula:

    Picked up promptly from airpomany interesting places within a short period of time. Absolutely loved the wildlife safari, and historical monuments! The food was incredible! Our guide, Sam was friendly and informative. Vehicle was clean and very comfortable, good accommodation too.

  23. George neuman:

    We wanted to visit interesting places in the cultural triangle in Sri Lanka and wanted to book a trip like tjis. We visited Many interesting places and most of them are UNESCO heritage sites. good hotels, good guide and interesting program.

  24. Sylvia:

    Excellent program

  25. Edward graham:

    There are large number of interesting places to visit within a 2 days. However, we were travelling a lot duirng the trip but never felt it. Very well planned

  26. Bernard:

    Our first trip to a foreign trip after the corona pandemic. We were bit hesitant to take the trip at first but Sri Lanka had managed the pandemic very well. Therefore, we decided to visit Sri Lanka. Very interesting activities like visiting national park, ancient temple, beautiful countryside etc. Good guide, good hotel, good service.

  27. Raymond :

    Lot to see within 2 days. This is a short trip but very interesting.

  28. Karola:

    Wonderful trip with many interesting places of historical, cultural interest. Excellent guide with good knowledge. Good hotel, good service and good price.

  29. Gimhan:

    It is well worth investing time on this short trip. Hotel is still empty and there were only another 4 guests with us at the resort.

  30. Mousa:

    If you like to have luxury, comfort and privacy this is the best option. The trip itinerary is very interesting and it allows you to visit many temples, dagobas, and historical monuments in the south. However, we did not like travelling much, most importantly visiting crowded places due to COVID-19.

  31. Klemanski:

    Tour is interesting but toom much of activities and travelling within 2 days.

  32. Alex Al-Bharna:

    This is our second trip with seerendipity. Earlier we did Galle one day trip from our beach hotel and Seerendipity did a good job, Therefore we decided to visit historical monuments with Seerendipity. Our guide/driver Charma is very good and he was a nice gentleman.

  33. damian thoiomas:

    Sri Lanka is a beautiful country and it has a lot of green. It was a perfect trip for us because we had only two days of leisure during a seminar. We found the trip on Seerendipity’s website and they provided us with a good talented guide, “Saman”, and superb vehicle.

  34. aboud Kovalenko:

    The trip is short but fully packed, very ell organized and every bit of the itinerary is properly covered.

  35. Renton masoor:

    It was super easy to make the reservation for the trip, we just called them asked them to reserve the tour for us because it was a nice trip with affordable rate. Our guide Silva was very caring and helpful and we all enjoyed the trip a lot.

  36. Mahmoud abbas:

    The tour includes many ancient temples and monuments as well as the safari at Minneriya wildlife park. We travelled through the beautiful countryside that was full of pristine vegetation over the 2 days.

  37. Minakshy Choudary:

    This trip totally delivered and was above our expectations, Gayan the guide was exceptional making this a safe journey and we now have a great love for Sri Lanka and its people

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