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2 Days Ancient Wonders Tour

2 Days Ancient Wonders Tour

By Kingfisher Tours Sri Lanka
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Ancient Wonders is a short single night, 2-day tour into the heart of Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle. Visit multiple UNESCO World Heritage sites beginning from the historical Dambulla Golden Cave Temple complex that once served as both an ancient kingdom as well as monastery for Buddhist monks and pilgrims. This site dates back to the 1st Century BC and has a mesmerizing story to tell. The ruined city of Polonnaruwa is the next site on the list and has a history dating back as far as the 10th Century AD. Finally, you will get to explore the Sacred City of Anuradhapura, which is considered one of the most sacred cities among Buddhists all over the world. Much like the previous two ancient cities, Anuradhapura also has a history dating back several centuries and is one of Sri Lanka’s prime examples of ancient culture and heritage. Explore and live what Sri Lanka has to offer with its History, Wildlife & Culture on this short tour
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$268.80
per group (up to 15)
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Ages 0-120
Duration: 2 days
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  • Private Air Conditioned Vehicle
  • Professional English Speaking Chauffer Guide
  • All Local Taxes & Charges
  • Driver Accomodation
  • Fuel Charges
What's not included
  • Food & Drinks
  • Accomodation
  • Entrance Fees
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Dambulla Cave Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Polonnaruwa
  • Entry/Admission - Minneriya National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress
  • Entry/Admission - Mahamevnawa Dhammachethiya Buddhist Monastery Anuradhapura

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • All Hotels in Colombo All Hotels in Negombo All Hotels in Galle
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Airport pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
      • Bandaranaike International Airport, Katunayake, Sri Lanka
      Port pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
      • Colombo Port
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Near public transportation
        • Infants must sit on laps
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 104893P67

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Most travelers can participate
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        Which attractions will I visit with 2 Days Ancient Wonders Tour?
        How much is 2 Days Ancient Wonders Tour?
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        2 Days Ancient Wonders Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book 2 Days Ancient Wonders Tour on Tripadvisor
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        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 104893P67

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        6 stops
        Day 1
        Colombo - Dambulla - Habarana -...
        Day 2
        Sigiriya > Anuradhapura > Colombo
        About the operator
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        • Kingfisher Tours Sri Lanka
          365
          Colombo, Sri Lanka
          Joined in July 2018
        • 45florianp
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          BEWARE FRAUD
          BEWARE FRAUD A large amount of our money was stolen by the owner of the company. We forgot it in the hotel safe, he took it and never gave it back. CAUTION
          Written May 12, 2024
        • Florian P
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          BERWARE SCAMMER!
          BEWARE SCAMMERS! We forgot €1,800 in the safe at the hotel. The boss took it and gave it out. He stole it! He spent it for his private purposes and has not paid it back to this day. A liar and cheater. Book better with others.
          Written May 10, 2024
        • ralph2734
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fabulous Sri Lanka with children
          This being our third trip to Sri Lanka we were hoping to have an experience we hadn’t had before. We used Aashik and Kingfisher to provide a driver and book all of our accommodation for 7 nights. From our first contact with Aashik he was more than accommodating, providing multiple options for hotels and if they didn’t suit he found alternatives. Anyone who has been to Sri Lanka knows that no trip goes 100% according to plan, but what makes the difference is how your tour operator handles the “speed bumps” which arise, Aashik addressed all of the challenges without fail and made sure we had a wonderful stay. He found us some absolutely stunning hotels in amazing locations. He was flexible with the itinerary and was on hand to offer advice when needed which is exactly what you need when you’re traveling with kids.
          Written April 20, 2024
        • 720charlesn
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fabulous tour in Colombo!
          We booked a van for 6 people and toured the sites and did some shopping as well. Our guide Khan was wonderful! He was charming, polite, friendly, and knowledgeable. He took us everywhere we wanted to go and stayed with us wherever we went to assist or answer any questions. The driver was great too. Whenever we came back to the van, he had already started it up so the a/c was flowing for our comfort. Khan's wife had just had a baby 12 hours earlier and he shared with us a photo of his beautiful little baby girl. He was a delight ,as was our entire day.
          Written April 14, 2024
        • lorainew389
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          A scam about train tickets from Kandy to Ella!
          I booked reserved seats train tickets from Kandy to Ella with this company a month before our trip!! (See photo below!!) The most important part of our trip for my husband. I got a confirmation email from Tripadvisor and near to the trip I downloaded the tickets to my wallet. We decided to check he night before with Kingfisher Tours if we needed paper tickets only to be told there were no tickets available. We emailed and then ended up calling them (which cost us more money! This kind of business is unacceptable. I had paid a whopping $90 for two tickets and if you buy them at the station they cost 300 rupees each for third class and 800 rupees for 2nd class . This is nonsense and a complete rip off. Do not book with Kingfisher Tours and end up being totally disappointed!! This is a scam!! I did eventually get my money back but that is no compensation or consolation when you are only here once and really want to do this train ride.
          Written April 7, 2024
        • Jeffcreek
          0 contributions
          3.0 of 5 bubbles
          Not enough time to do it all
          We arrived by cruise ship and this was a one day experience. We have done lots of trip advisor trips so we do have experience. The guide is the important link. Communication from the tour company is second. The communication from the tour company was pretty good but on the day we arrived, we didn't know where to meet the guide. We arrived in a working port. I called our guide and he said to take the shuttle bus to the port gate. That is not uncommon in a working port. It too dangerous to let tourists walk through the port. He was at gate one. The bus dropped us off at gate two. We had no control over any of this. I called our guide again and he said he would pick us up. It took him 15 mins to get there. Aashik then took us to our first stop. A jewelry store. I kept asking him the same question all day. Do we have enough time to do everything on the tour. His answer was always yes. I told him that the most important thing was to get us on the ship by 10:30 pm. He always said, "no problem". My wife liked the jewelry store and the owner made some great deals. I told Aashik that out of all of the things on the tour, the Elephant part can be dropped if time is an issue. We spent about an hour at the store. Next stop was a spice farm. We got the personal "speedy" tour with one of the reps. We also received some great back rubs with red oil. We made some purchases here also. Traffic was horrible the entire way. Driving in Sri Lanka takes a special talent. Our driving was in the passing lane often. 2 lane highway the entire time. We were in the car for hours.Obviously we skipped the included lunch. I don't even know where that would have taken place. We stopped at the Elephant place. I don't know why. We got out of the car and told the attendant that we had no interest. Other things to do. Back in the car. More driving. We were 8 miles from Sigiriya and it was already after 5 pm. We stopped for the ancient dinner experience. We boarded a cart pulled by an ox. About 20 mins down the road we boarded a hand paddled boat for a trip across a lake. We arrived at a little village where some women prepared us dinner. They demonstrated the ancient ways of preparing the food. The food was delicious. There was a charge for dinner. The tour company allowed us to pay less because we didn't get the lunch. Time was now an issue. Do we go to Sigiriya, the whole reason we took this tour, or we do we drive back to the port? We had 4 hours before the ship left. Sigiriya was 30 mins away with traffic. 2500 steps, up to the top. We needed 2 hours to do? Who knew this? We chose to go back to the port. Traffic is too unpredictable. Halfway back we got onto an expressway. What a relief. I am guessing that all of the other stops interfered with taking the expressway on the way there. We arrived back into the port at 8:45. Time to spare. I am glad we left when we did. If you choose this tour and are on a ship, realize the issue of time and traffic. It is unavoidable. Plan accordingly.
          Written April 1, 2024
        • judi103
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great overview
          Had an amazing half day tour and our guide was phenomenal. We were on a cruise so he picked us up at the port gate which was great. We saw and did so many things, Buddhist and Hindu temples, mosques, tea, gems, government buildings, lotus tower, neighborhoods, shopping streets and beach. We tried almond tarts with our iced coffee break at the bottom of the tower (tasty but drier than cake we’re used to). Two of our group travel with walkers and poc’s and our guide made everything we did as easy as possible to accommodate us.
          Written March 28, 2024
        • 268amy
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Tickets do not exist
          Booked these weeks in advance, Told me to go to 1 hotel to pick up the day before, they said they dont have this company here, called the number he said go to another hotel, went there and they said they don't know them. Tickets do not exist, trying to get a refund.
          Written March 23, 2024
        • Compass49857787961
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          What an unforgettable experience !
          I couldn’t explain by words how satised i am using this company they were extremely professional and they go beyond their words to make us happy We are a group of 8 friends from different countries and this tour package from Kingfisher made a lifetime memory filled with laughters and happy moments in Sri Lanka Our driver Ishan was very kind. He was knowldegable about his country and helpful in many ways. Aashik, their manager was always in touch with us to check if everything was going good I will definitely recommend them to everyone and they will make your holiday a memorable one too Thank you for all your help planning our holiday -Lisa Singapore
          Written March 21, 2024
        • morgandmindy
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Stunning views
          Excellent experience but not for the lighthearted. Have to be reasonably fit to climb this. Although, you’d be surprised at how many infirm can manage it!! Beautiful views and definitely with a trip. Take lots of water. Locals will try for cash at every opportunity so have your wits about you.
          Written February 26, 2024
        • O1073ITrandyw
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Highly recommend!
          I highly recommend this well organized and interested adventure tour! From the very beginning we were Told picked up on time and dropped off when expected. Everything in between was wonderful..!
          Written February 12, 2024
        • juliemC6432ND
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Memorable Family Getaway
          A wonderful and memorable experience with Aswar our guide who is well knowledgeable and well experienced. We became friends at last and the fun we had will long last forever. Aashik from Kingfisher was very helpful always accompanied and checked weather we are safe and do we require anything and he also planned us a perfect itinerary covering major attractions around the country within a short time My experience in Sri Lanka with Kingfisher Tours was amazing and I highly recommend everyone to use them for future tours
          Written February 6, 2024
        • Aswar M
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Covering the main attractions in one day
          Perfect day tour covering all the top attractions in one day. The Lion Rock view was stunning and the village experience was a lifetime memory Definitely will recommend
          Written February 6, 2024
        • Venture20381330033
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Long but very nice Trainride. A little up and down with the tickets
          A bit of a journey and overpriced but all worked out in the end! It was definetly good to buy tickets in advance because the area without reserved seats is sooo overcrowded! Even though we didn’t like the fact that all touroperaters are buying all reserved tickets and selling them for way more but sadly there seems to be no other chance to get seats. Apparently our Train was all sold out online but besides of us there were only 4 other people in our Part of the train. This whole ticket thing is really not well organized. Communication with the local Touroperater was okay and we picked up the tickets at a Hotel in Kandy, don’t get afraid if they tell you they don’t have any tickets there (happend to us). There is only one person in the hotel at a specific counter that knows about the tickets. Got 4 seats next to each other first class with A/C.
          Written February 4, 2024
        • travelerjack
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great private tour.
          Kingfisher Tours did an excellent job. I came by cruise ship and had a private guided tour at a very reasonable price. They were right on time to pick me up at the port gate. It was a holiday so traffic was light. In about three hours we visited all the main sights including the temples. My driver and guide Aashik was very enthusiastic and took pictures of me at the different sites.
          Written February 2, 2024
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