Day trip

From Kandy: Sigiriya Rock, Village Tour and Minneriya Park

From Kandy: Sigiriya Rock, Village Tour and Minneriya Park

From £80.03 per person

See some of Sri Lanka's most popular attractions on a day tour from Kandy. See Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Minneriya National Park, and take a tour of a traditional local village.

About this activity

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Duration 14 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Take a tour of a traditional village and get up close with the traditional way of life
  • Enjoy a traditional Sri Lankan village lunch
  • Meet elephants herds in the wild at Minneriya National Park
Full description
Start your tour at 6:30 AM with pickup from your hotel in Kandy. The first stop on your itinerary will be the Sigiriya Rock Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. which you will reach at approximately 9:00 AM. 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 civilization, where you will discover spellbinding vistas across mist-wrapped forests in the early morning. Climb a series of vertiginous staircases attached to sheer walls to reach the top of the ruins. Pass a series of frescoes and a pair of colossal lion's paws carved into the bedrock. Marvel at the surrounding landscape of lily-pad-covered moats, water gardens, and quiet shrines that surround the site. After visiting the fortress, proceed to a local village in Sigiriya to experience a village tour. Get a chance to go on an oxen cart ride, and experience the world from the view of a local farmer. Afterwards, take a relaxing catamaran safari through a calm lake. Stroll through the golden fields ripe with their harvest of paddy. Watch a traditional cooking demonstration, that teaches you the basics of Sri Lankan cuisine. Delight your taste buds with a home-cooked lunch; made over a wood-fire and served on fragrant lotus leaves placed over woven trays.  After experiencing the village life of Sri Lanka, travel onwards to Minneriya National Park to go on safari. See the famous Sri Lankan elephants, rare bird species, saltwater crocodiles, Indian pythons, and an abundance of flora and fauna. On completion of the jeep safari at approximately 6:00 PM and return to your hotel in Kandy, stopping along the way for dinner, at your own expense.
Includes
  • Transport throughout the tour with an air-conditioned vehicle
  • 1 jeep safari in Minneriya National Park
  • 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
  • Sigiriya Village tour
  • Minneriya National Park entrance tickets
  • Entrance tickets for Sigiriya Rock
  • Gratuities
  • Expenses of a personal nature
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
Covid-19 precautions

You 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
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

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

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • Ensure that you bring a packed breakfast with you, if you are unable to have your meal at the hotel
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Overall rating

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Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4/5
  • Value for money
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great day, had a very knowledgable driver, great food and learned a lot about the people and the country.

8 February 2020

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