2 day Ancient City, Cave Temple & Rock tour
Excursion to the Ancient City of Anuradhapura and neighbouring Temples.
Pick Up points in Negombo or Colombo, If you require pick up from a different resort, then please contact us
Itinerary for 2 day tour
Start from Negombo or Colombo 8am for the Ancient City tour. Take a 4 hour drive to Anuradhapura. Have Lunch. Afterwards visit Mihintale & Anuradhapura. Stay overnight in an Anuradhapura hotel.
Next morning after breakfast. The tour starts at 8 am with a visit to Sigiriya, climb Sigiriya rock. Have Lunch and then afterwards drive to Dambulla. Visit Dambulla cave temple. Then back to Negombo or Colombo.
After our amazing tour of Anuradhapura we visit Mihintale. With its monastery complex which was built in the 3rd century B.C. This is the place where Buddhism was established for the first time in Sri Lanka.
See the ruins of an Ancient hospital, Refectory hall, Lion pond, Cobra pond, Ambastale, and the Mihindu cave. Afterwards, proceed to Aukana to see the highest Buddha statue in Sri Lanka. It is one piece of granite that is 13 metres hugh and was built in the 5th century A.D.
Anuradhapura dates back to the 3rd century B.C. It was the ancient capital of SriLanka. Visit Sri maha Bodhi which is the oldest tree in the world. The Ruwanweli Maha Seya is a stupa which is considered as one of the world’s tallest ancient monuments, standing at 103 metres and with a circumference of 290 metres.
In addition to the stupa, is the Thuparama dagoba. This is one of oldest Buddhist temples in the world. Built in the 3rd century B.C. With its timeless ruins, the sacred city of Anuradhapura really reflects Sri Lanka’s historical heritage and is a place not to be missed on your Sri Lankan experience.
Sigiriya is an ancient rock fortress, which is located in the northern Matale District. Near the famous town of Dambulla in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. From the summit you can see distances of up to 12km. The famous frescoes of the “heavenly maidens” are painted on the western face of the rock. The rock overlooks the fountains of the western water garden which normally come alive during the rainy season.
Dambulla cave temples are an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Home to the Cave temple dedicated to Lord Buddha with its magnificent Buddha images and vivid rock paintings of vivid colours. First painted around the 2nd Century BC and continued up to the 18th Century.
We take care of all details for your visit, whether you are a solo traveller, a couple on holiday or honeymoon, a group of friends or visitors seeking activity.
We can tailormake any tour for you, simply Contact Us for more information.
Even if you prefer the freedom of doing everything yourself then why not rent a tuktuk or scooter from us. You can have the peace of mind knowing that everything has been taken care off. So all you need to do is to put the petrol in and off you go and explore!