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Ethos of Ceylon from Kandy (2 Days)

Ethos of Ceylon from Kandy (2 Days)

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(SKU: LK10220000) Ethos of Ceylon is a short, 2-day, single night tour of Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle as well as one of its most famous National Parks. Explore the ruined city of Polonnaruwa as well as the famed Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Enjoy a traditional home-cooked meal as you get a chance to experience life as a villager. Go on a wildlife safari in Minneriya National Park and watch as the gentle giants of the land congregate.


  • Transport in a Private Vehicle, Fuel, Parking & Highway tolls.
  • Service of English-Speaking Chauffeur Guide throughout the tour.
  • 2 x 500ml water Bottles per Person per Day.
  • All prevailing taxes and service charges.


  • Hotel Accommodation and Meals.
  • Entrance fees to the respective sites.
  • Chauffeur Guide's Accommodation.
  • Any expenses of personal nature.
  • Tips & Portages.
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Kandy > Polonnaruwa > Minneriya > Sigiriya

Higlighting the culture, heritage and natural beauty of Sri Lanka, this short 2 day tour will take you to a number of interesting locations. First you will make a stop  in Polonnaruwa and marvel the ruins that once stood tall when the city was the capital of ancient Sri Lanka. The massive stone carved structures are the epitome of a great kingdom. You will then be directed to the Minneriya National Park where you will enjoy a three hour long safari. You will witness herds of Sri Lankan elephants roaming around in their natural habitat. You will end day 1 in Sigiriya.


Visit the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, which was the second major capital of Sri Lanka. Walk through the ruins of the city that flourished between the 10th to the 13th century AD. View important monuments such as Gal Vihara, Vatadage, the lotus bath, Lankathilaka Temple and the statue of King Parakramabahu whose reign was considered the golden age of Polonnaruwa. Get to know more about Sri Lanka's ancient history.

  • Duration: 3 hour
  • Admission Ticket Not Included

Minneriya National Park

This three hour safari takes you on a ride through the Minneriya National Park. Enjoy the sight of over 150 elephants congregating in one place during the famous Great Elephant Gathering, which happens in the dry season between May to October. In addition to elephants, get a chance to also see many mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians in the scrublands, forests and other areas.

  • Duration: 3 hour
  • Admission Ticket Included

Sigiriya > Kandy

The second day you will journey to the ancient Rock Fortress - Sigiriya which is where an ancient King once ruled. This stone edifice which is close to 200 meters in height still displays ruins of the King’s palace, frescos, beautiful ponds and gardens as well as paths that lead to the structure in well preserved condition. Once you explore the ruins and gardens of Sigiriya, you can head back to Kandy with our guided chauffeur.

Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress

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.

  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible.
  • Comfortable clothes and hats recommended.
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers.
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems.
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate.
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