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Half-day private tour

By Nihal


Less than 1 day
Private trip
Price: USD$49 8,261.40 LKR per person
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.
  • 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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Same Price as What You’d Find Locally
Free Date Change ~ 3 Days Before
Community-Based Guides
Low Carbon Footprint
Always Available to Chat
Guaranteed Trip Even with 1 Guest

Meet your guide


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.


Trips available daily
Nov 27
Nov 28
Nov 29
Nov 30
Dec 01
Dec 02
If you require an earlier date, please request to book.


The timing is flexible. See 'Other Notes' for more details
Your hotel in Polonnaruwa
The timing is flexible. See 'Other Notes' for more details
Your hotel in Polonnaruwa
Other 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.

Other Things to Know

Cancellation and Exchange Policy
Strict Cancellation Policy
You can be fully refunded for cancellations within 24 hours of booking. Other cancellations will not be refunded.
Flexible Date Policy
You can change your trip date once for free up to 3 days before your trip. Any date change will be subject to availability, and will not count as a cancellation.
Packing list for the trip
Clothing that cover your knees and shoulders (as some of the ruins of the Ancient City are sacred)
Comfortable walking shoes

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