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Polonnaruwa Historical Tour

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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 English
National Guide certified
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Option details

Half-day private tour

Spend half a day with Nihal exploring, and learning about, the UNESCO ancient capital of the Sinhala Kingdom. It's completely flexible - you can decide what time to start and where to go, or you can ask Nihal to plan it out for you. Whether you want to explore all the must-sees, or see some of the hidden gems in Polonnaruwa, Nihal has you covered.

The must-sees include: the statue of the king and old library, the beautifully preserved royal palace, the Hatadage, Rankoth Vehera (the largest stupa in the city), the Buddhist university complex and Gal Vihara.


USD$49 each Convert
8,261.40 LKR each Convert

What's Included

Entrance Tickets
Bikes or tuk tuk (if required!)*
Professional Guide 
Pick-up and drop-off from your hotel in Polonnaruwa**

*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

Accommodation Info

No Accommodation Included

Transport Info

Transport Type:

Return Transport Included

Pick-up Point

Your hotel in Polonnaruwa

Drop-off Point

Your hotel in Polonnaruwa

Transport 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.

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Half-day private tour

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Start date
Earliest available date is Aug 30
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Important info

Booking Policy

Bookings should be made at least 7 days before the desired start date. If you require an earlier booking, please contact us and we would be happy to help!

Strict Cancellation Policy

The adventure can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. Cancellations after this date will not be eligible for a refund, unless your spot is booked and completed by another traveller. If your spot is booked and completed by another traveller, a full refund will be processed within 14 days of the adventure start date.