Sigiriya Rock and Village Tour from Negombo

(SKU: LK60050400)
Sigiriya Rock and Village Tour from Negombo (Private Day Tour)

Rising from the central plains, the iconic rocky outcrop of Sigiriya is perhaps Sri Lanka's single most dramatic sight. Near-vertical walls soar to a flat-topped summit that contains the ruins of an ancient civilization, thought to be once the epicenter of the short-lived kingdom of Kassapa, and there are spellbinding vistas across mist-wrapped forests in the early morning.

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Highlights

  • Visit the 8th Wonder of the World
  • Embrace the marvels of the Sigiriya Rock Fortress.
  • A tour through the a traditional village in Sigiriya
  • Enjoy a Sri Lanka village lunch during the village tour.

Includes

  • Transport throughout the tour in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Service of an English-speaking chauffeur
  • Authentic Sri Lankan village lunch.
  • Local guide.
  • Oxen Cart Ride.
  • Traditional catamaran safari.
  • A walk through the fields
  • Hotel pickup & drop-off from/to Negombo
  • 1 Liter of bottled mineral water per person
  • All taxes & service charges

Excludes

  • Entrance fees (Sigiriya Rock Fortress)
  • Food or Drinks.
  • Gratuities (Optional)
  • Expenses of Personal Nature.

What to Expect

Rising from the central plains, the iconic rocky outcrop of Sigiriya is perhaps Sri Lanka's single most dramatic sight. Near-vertical walls soar to a flat-topped summit that contains the ruins of an ancient civilization, thought to be once the epicenter of the short-lived kingdom of Kassapa, and there are spellbinding vistas across mist-wrapped forests in the early morning.

Climb the 5th century AD rock fortress, Sigiriya, where the King Kasyapa ruled. Walk through the entrance framed by the paws of a lion that is quite appropriate for its name, ' the Lion Rock'. View the beautiful unfading murals that brought Sigiriya its fame. Climb the steep staircase to see the terraced gardens and still-working cisterns. Walk through the tunnels leading to the palace as you get a feel for times long past.

Thereafter proceed to Sigiriya to experience a village tour. (Travel Time 20 to 30 mins)

The trek begins with an awesome walk along a bund of a “Wewa” or man-made reservoir. Thereafter you will enjoy a Bullock Cart Ride while enjoying sightseeing of the rural village life. Your next phase of adventure will be a “Catamaran Safari” (Double paired canoe joined together with seating facility) at the scenic lake.

Finally enjoy Traditional Lunch at a local house prepared by the village women. This is arranged on a typical & traditional Buffet style (Clay pots – buffet) served on a Lotus leaf and a cane thatched flat holder. You will also have the opportunity to witness the traditional meal preparation methods by the local women and to partake on preparation of a curry. At the end, visitors will be having a Tuk-Tuk (three wheeler) tour back to the starting point. Total tour will be 8 km.

Later that evening return back to your hotel in Negombo.

Additional Note

  • Comfortable Walking Shoes Recommended for this tour.

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