Explore the culture and heritage of Sri Lanka on this full-day private tour. Stroll through a typical Sri Lankan village with a local guide, then take a boat and a bullock cart to a village house for lunch. Then visit Sigiriya, a UNESCO World Heritage site often referred to as the “Eighth Wonder of the World.”.
Habarana Lake, Habarana, North Central ProvinceGet picked up from your hotel in Kandy at 6:30am and travel to Hiriwaduna, approximately a 3-hour drive away. On arrival, your guide will lead you through a typical Sri Lankan village. Look out for wildlife such as birds, butterflies, and maybe even crocodiles at the manmade reservoir where villagers wash clothes or fish at the periphery of the lake. Hop into a boat for a short cruise across the lake, then climb into a bullock cart which will take you to a village house for an authentic Sri Lankan lunch from noon to 1pm.Duration: 3 hours Stop At: Ancient City of Sigiriya, Sigiriya, Central ProvinceAfter lunch, get back into the vehicle for the trip to Sigiriya, approximately 30 minutes away. Spend three hours exploring the rock fortress. Its toadstool of golden-hued granite protruding into the blue sky from a hot, flat wilderness of scrubland. During the rainy seasons, this scrubland is transformed into to a water garden. Climb the steps to the Sigiriya summit, where you can find ruins of King Kashyapa palace, built in the 5th century, and admire scenic views as far as the eye can see.At 4:30pm, meet your driver for the journey back to Kandy, where you will arrive back at your hotel at approximately 7pm where the tour ends. Duration: 2 hours
.Hotel pickup and drop-off
.English-speaking chauffeur driver / guide
.Local guide during village trek
.Lunch in a village house
.Entry/Admission – Habarana Lake
.Entry/Admission – Ancient City of Sigiriya
.Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
.Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
.Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
NOTE: We are operating this Hiriwaduna Village and Sigiriya day tour from Kandy so if you need this day tour from any other places in Sri Lanka, we can arrange according to your requirements.