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Negombo to Sigiriya - Private Day Tour

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Stop At: Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress, Main Road, Sigiriya 21120 Sri Lanka

Once we have arrived at Sigiriya, we will start exploring the heritage city of Sigiriya and also we will be climbing the mighty Sigiriya Rock. The huge Sigiriya Rock rising 370m above the jungle is an ancient fortress surrounded by extensive gardens, moats and ponds. A climb to the summit up stone stairways and iron walkways includes views of Sigiriya’s famous frescoes, the Maidens of the Clouds. From the top views stretch over the jungle on all sides. The summit has the ruins of the palace of King Kasyapa who was besieged here.

NOTE: You have the options of climbing either Sigiriya Rock or Pidurangala Rock depending on your preference.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Hiriwaduna, Sri Lanka

We will start off from the main road where you will be welcomed by the first glimpse of the activity which you will be riding a bullock cart to give you experience of the transportation method that has and still being used by the rural areas and villages of Sri Lanka.

The bullock cart ride will take you to a small lake where you will experience a catamaran boat ride. The catamaran boat will take you through the lake with an abundance of lotus flowers to the port of a small village. During this experience you will encounter many varieties of birds and wildlife with a breathtaking scenic view of the surrounding.

After making port at the village, a small three minute walk will take you through the corn and vegetable plantation up to a traditional house where you will learn how to cook a Sri Lankan meal followed by a delicious lunch.

During this experience, you will be taught from A to Z on how the Way of Life in a Sri Lankan traditional village works and also on how to make a delicious curry of a Sri Lankan meal. We will demonstrate on how to cook the meal from the traditional way of scrapping coconuts to finally tasting the curry that you have prepared. Best thing is that you will be actively participating on the processes and as well as you will be taught about the ways of villagers use to accomplish their day to day tasks.

After experiencing these unforgettable activities, you will be taken back to the place where we have initially started the activity.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Minneriya National Park, Maradankadawala-Habarana-Thirukkondaiadimadu Highway, 50150 Sri Lanka

Welcoming an evening filled with adventure and wildlife sighting, we will get into our safari jeep getting ourselves ready for a rumbling in the Minneriya National Park to witness the world famous elephant gathering.

During the safari at Minneriya National Park, you will encounter many animals from endemic birds to hundreds of elephants in their natural habitats. Our safari jeep driver will fill you with in-depth knowledge of the surrounding national park and as well as all the animals that you will come across during the safari.

Duration: 3 hours
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Important Information
Departure Point
Jetwing Blue, Porutota Rd, Negombo 11500, Sri Lanka

Traveler pickup is offered
We are flexible to pick up from any hotel in Negombo in advance notice. Please do feel free to reach out to us for more information.
Departure Time
6:30 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • WiFi on board
  • Bottled water - In-car water bottles will be provided.
  • Snacks - King coconuts for refreshments during the journey to and from Sigiriya.
  • Lunch - Lunch will be included only if you choose to experience the Cultural Village Safari
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Personal effects for sunny conditions. Please note to bring sunscreen and dusk masks if necessary.
  • The entrance fees for the particular activities haven’t included in the package.
  • Entry/Admission - Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress
  • Entry/Admission - Hiriwaduna
  • Entry/Admission - Minneriya National Park
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience includes activities such as climbing stairs, boat rides and wildlife safari jeep rides.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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