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Private Tour to Sigiriya Rock Fortress & Polonnaruwa Ancient City from Dambulla

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Stop At: Polonnaruwa Sri Lanka

you will take a cycling tour of one of the better kept ruins of ancient Ceylon with English / German / French / Russian / Arabic /Japanese / Chinese luggage speaking guide - the UNESCO World Heritage City of Polonnaruwa, which was the medieval capital of Sri Lanka. Today you will be cycling about 10km on soft surfaces as you whizz between the ruins. The ancient heart of Sri Lanka. An important royal capital with its well-preserved 12th century ruins & impressive stone culture recalls an inspired past. Although nearly 1000 years old, it is much younger than Anuradhapura and generally in better repair. The monuments are arranged in a reasonably compact garden setting and their development is easier to follow.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: Hiriwadunna Lodge, No 318/12,, Hiriwadunna,, Habarana 50150, Sri Lanka

Complete package includes ( Sameera Village Safari) a Bullock cart ride, Boat Ride, Visit a Village House, See a local Vegetable garden, have a local lunch and Take a Tuk-Tuk Ride.

Bullock Cart Ride

Usually this 03 hour trek begins with a Bullock Cart Ride to Hiriwadunna through unbeaten village tracks. There are 2 Bulls dragging the cart and ride last long from 15mins to 30mins. Rides ends near the Hiriwadunna Lake where you get off from the cart and join for

Catamaran Boat ride.

Catamaran Boat Ride takes place on the Hiriwadunna lake. You will cruise admiring the amazing views besides the lake which is also overlooking the Sigiriya and pidurangala rocks. If you are interested in, you can also join with the Boatman and help out rowing the boat. He might surprise you with his craftsmanship and creativity, hat for the gentleman and a beautiful necklace for the ladies. At the end of the Tour Boat will dock by the small village on the other side of the shore.

Village House & Lunch

You can observe a traditional daily live of a real village house. Should not miss a visit to the paddy field, See a garden where endemic vegetable grown. Climb the tree house next to the paddy field where farmers sleeps at night and try to keep animals away from the paddy. You can enjoy a simple traditional meal prepared by a village woman the using the Farmer’s hand-picked vegetables from the plot. If time permits you can also see how a village woman cook a traditional meal or a roti. After lunch there will be small presentation of how to make a roof out of coconut leaves and how to use kulla and mirisgala to separate rice seeds from the husks and straw.

Tuktuk Ride

Short Catamaran Ride back to the other banks of the lake. At the end of the village tour you will be taking a Tuk-Tuk ride few-miles back to the main road- Habarana.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Ancient City of Sigiriya, Sigiriya Site between the towns of Dambulla and Habarane, Sigiriya 21120 Sri Lanka

Enjoy sightseeing at Sigiriya rock fortress with English / German / French / Russian / Arabic /Japanese / Chinese luggage speaking guide. Sigiriya is famous for its toadstool of golden-hued granite, protruding into the searing blue sky from a hot, flat wilderness of scrubland, which is transformed in the rainy season to a water garden. In the 5th century King Kashyapa domesticated the Lions Rock, by building a palace atop its summit. Sigiriya commemorates some of the turbulence of Sri Lanka history.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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