Learn Polonnaruwa Secrets with a Local

Learn Polonnaruwa Secrets with a Local

Private trip
Up to 10 guests
Free pick-up
Private trip
Up to 10 guests
Free pick-up
Highlights
  • Amazing local guide - best we tried!
  • Learn about the secrets of Polonnaruwa with a local
  • This experience offers a half-day private tour of Polonnaruwa with an amazing local guide, Nihal. Nihal is a certified professional guide and a Polonnaruwa local who is passionate about sharing the history of the ancient Sri Lankan kingdom with his guests. He takes visitors to the must-sees of Polonnaruwa, including the royal palace, the Buddhist university complex, and Gal Vihara, as well as hidden gems. Nihal's ability to bring the ruins alive with his stories sets him apart as the best guide in Polonnaruwa. This tour is perfect for history enthusiasts and those who want an authentic local experience in Polonnaruwa.What to ExpectEntrance TicketsBikes or tuk tuk (if required!)WaterSnacksProfessional GuidePick-up and drop-off from your hotel in Polonnaruwa
    What’s Included
    Entrance Tickets
    Bikes or tuk tuk (if required!)*
    Water
    Snacks
    Professional Guide 
    Pick-up and drop-off from your hotel in Polonnaruwa**
    <small>*If you require a car to get around Polonnaruwa, we can also arrange this for an additional charge of US $40
    **If you would like to do this trip as a day trip from Kandy, we can also arrange this for an additional charge of US $60
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    Availability
    Prices in USD
    Select Time for 23 Feb 2024
    Where We’ll Meet
    Start Point
    Free pick-up from Anywhere in Polonnaruwa (Your hotel in Polonnaruwa)
    • Start time is flexible. Do let us know which time you prefer
    • Notes: Pick-up and drop-off timings are flexible, though we would recommend 7am for morning starts, and 3pm for afternoon starts, when the weather is cooler.
    End Point
    • End at Start Point(s)
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    S$ 76.2/person
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    Start & Ends
    You can choose any start time. Just let your host know after booking.
    Cancellation & Other Policies
    • Cancellation
      As Nihal would be holding the slot for you and turning down other potential customers, you won’t be able to cancel after you book.
    Suitability / Accessibility
    • Child Friendly (No Minimum Age)
    About Your Host
    Nihal
    Nihal is a certified professional guide. We tried out lots of guides in Polonnaruwa, and Nihal was the best guide that we met! Nihal is a wonderful guide, and his stories about the ancient city make the ruins speak volumes. He is proud to call Polonnaruwa his hometown, and loves to share the history of this ancient Sri Lankan kingdom with his guests.
    Speaks: Fluent English
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    Helpful Questions

    What should I pack?
    Clothing that cover your knees and shoulders (as some of the ruins of the Ancient City are sacred)
    Comfortable walking shoes
    Hat
    Sunglasses
    Sunscreen
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