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Our Pick!
National Guide Certfication
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.


Private trip
Less than 1 day
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.


Prices start from USD$49 Prices start from 8,261.40 LKR
Prices may differ based on no. of travellers. Please select no. of travellers in the booking form to see the final adventure price.

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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Transport Information

Return transport included

Pick-up Time
Pick-up Point
Your hotel in Polonnaruwa
Drop-off Time
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.

What to bring

Clothing that cover your knees and shoulders (as some of the ruins of the Ancient City are sacred)
Comfortable walking shoes

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.

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Earliest available date is 25 Sep 2019

USD$49 x 1

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