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Half-day private tour

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At a Glance

At a Glance

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.

Details

Less than 1 day
Private trip
Up to 10 persons

Activities

Hiking
City Tour

Suitable For

Backpackers
Families with Kids
Solo Travellers
Couples
Small Groups
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You want to be able to explore places of interest at your own pace, but not without the knowledge and stories of your trustworthy local guides.

What's included

What's included

  • Return Transfer from Polonnaruwa
  • Entrance Tickets
  • Bikes or tuk tuk (if required!)*
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • 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
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Availability

Availability

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Where You'll Meet

Where You'll Meet

  • Anywhere in Polonnaruwa Timing of your choice

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Meet your guide

Meet your guide

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.
Fluent English
Community-Based

Covid Policies and Practices

Covid Policies and Practices

Covid Cancellation Policy
If there are strict Covid-19 regulations that prevent you from going on your trip, you may get a full refund via Seek Sophie credits (can be used on multiple bookings with no expiry) or reschedule at no additional costs. Otherwise, we would do our best to help you reschedule in other cases. Read our full policy here.

Policies

Policies

Usual Cancellation Policy (for Non-Covid reasons)
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.

Helpful Questions from Other Travellers

Q
What should I pack?
A
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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