Sigiriya Rock and Village Tour from Negombo (Private Day Tour)

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.

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.