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Private Tour: The Sacred City of Anuradhapura Cycling Tour

Private Tour: The Sacred City of Anuradhapura Cycling Tour - Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Duration: 3 hours
Location: Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

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$122.00

This tour takes you the oldest city of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura. Feel the weight of two millennia in the ruins of the city, which was grand in its heydey ... More info ›

This tour takes you the oldest city of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura. Feel the weight of two millennia in the ruins of the city, which was grand in its heydey. Hear the local legends and stories about Anuradhapura. Cycle by the beautiful Tissawewa reservoir. View the majestic Jetavanaramaya, which was one of the tallest monuments in the Ancient World. See Anuradhapura as you have never seen it before.

SKU: LK60130100

Your tour will be starting at the embankment of Tissa Wewa, at 8:00 am. You will be met by your cycling guide and provided with bicycles and helmets as well as refreshments for the ride. The artificial reservoirs were created in the 3rd century BC by King Devanampiyatissa and are the third oldest manmade reservoir in Sri Lanka. The embankment of Tissa Wewa is 2 miles long and 25 feet tall. You will be able to cycle along the embankment enjoying the view.

From Tissa Wewa you will be biking to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Anuradhapura City, where all the ancient monuments and ruins are. Your guide will tell you many native stories and legends about Anuradhapura along the way. En route to the city, you will be stopping by the Isurumuniya Temple which was also built by King Devanampiyatissa in the 3rd century BC. This temple is the location of many famous stone carvings that you will get to see; including the Isurumuniya Lovers, the Royal Family, and the Elephant Bathing carving by the pond outside. The carvings range from various centuries, showing this to have been a place where art and religion combined.

Once you get to the Anuradhapura Ruins you will first view the Abhayagiri Stupa, which was part of massive Abhayagiri Monastery.The Stupa was the second largest brick structure in the world after Jetavanaramaya. You will be able to see the elaborate moonstones and the reclining buddha. You will also be able to see the famous giant Samadhi Buddha statue and the beautifully designed Twin Ponds (Kuttam Pokuna) which were also part of the Abhayagiri Monastery.

Another important part of the Abhayagiri Monastery that you will be seeing is the Lankarama Stupa. The ancient ruins show that it would have been a vatadage, based on the evidence of pillars and a stupa house. Nothing else is known about this stupa that was built in the 1st century BC. You will see the site marked by a small stupa built fairly recently.

After the Abhayagiri monastery area, you will be visiting Jetavana Pagoda. Jetavanaramaya was built in the 4th century AD and was the largest brick structure of the ancient world. Jetavana remains an impressive sight with carved bas-reliefs, high arches and beautifully shaped lotus pedestals.

The next sight to see is the Ruwanwelisaya Pagoda which was built in the end century BC. It was the second largest stupa after the above mentioned two stupas. The pagoda is the oldest that is still in use, and you can see pilgrims worshipping here. You will see plenty of elephant sculptures here; from the full sized elephant sculptures in the outer wall to the old stone elephants in the bas of the stupa.

There are also many other monuments that you may visit in Anuradhapura based on time constraints. Your tour will be concluded outside the ancient city by 12 pm.

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Private Tour: Wilpattu National Park Safari

Private Tour: Wilpattu National Park Safari - Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Duration: Flexible
Location: Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

From USD
$56.00

Book this private tour for either morning, evening, or full-day to experience one of the largest wildlife sanctuaries in Sri Lanka, the Wilpattu National Park.  With your private vehicle and experienced driver, explore this park on the northwest coast spanning the border between North Central Province and North Western Province of Sri Lanka. The biggest draws in Wilpattu National Park are Leopards (Panthera pardus kotiya), Sloth bears (Melursus ursinus) along other mammals and birds.

SKU: LK50060100

Meet up with your driver at the gate of Wilpattu National Park in Anuradhapura at approximately 5:30am or 2:30pm to start your exciting safari tour in Wilpattu National Park.

Wilpattu National Park, the largest wildlife sanctuary in Sri Lanka, spans an area of approx ... More info ›

Book this private tour for either morning, evening, or full-day to experience one of the largest wildlife sanctuaries in Sri Lanka, the Wilpattu National Park.  With your private vehicle and experienced driver, explore this park on the northwest coast spanning the border between North Central Province and North Western Province of Sri Lanka. The biggest draws in Wilpattu National Park are Leopards (Panthera pardus kotiya), Sloth bears (Melursus ursinus) along other mammals and birds.

SKU: LK50060100

Meet up with your driver at the gate of Wilpattu National Park in Anuradhapura at approximately 5:30am or 2:30pm to start your exciting safari tour in Wilpattu National Park.

Wilpattu National Park, the largest wildlife sanctuary in Sri Lanka, spans an area of approx. 131,693 hectares with altitude ranging between the sea-level and 152 meters. It was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1905 and in 1938 elevated to the status of National Wildlife Park. On November 7th, 1947, the northern area of Wilpattu was declared as Wilpattu North Sanctuary. Wilpattu National Park is situated in the dry zone and is unlike any other wildlife sanctuary in Sri Lanka. A unique complex of over 50 wetlands called “Villu” is the most prominent topographical feature of the national park. ‘Villu’ are shallow natural lakes filled with rainwater surrounded by open grassy plains amidst the dense scrub jungle. The presence of these Villus with an abundance of water can best be explained in the weather patterns that prevail over the park: while the period of drought is only during the months of May to early September, the main rainy season is during September to December with the heavy downpours of north eastern monsoon; inter monsoon season visits the park March and April. Annual temperature in the Park is around 27.2 Celsius and its annual rainfall is approximately 1000 mm.

Wilpattu National Park has various natural habitats - coastal belt, natural lakes (villus), rocky outcrops, scrublands, open grasslands and dense forest provide for numerous species of animals. Among the species are 31 mammals. The biggest draws in Wilpattu are Leopards (Panthera pardus kotiya) and Sloth bears (Melursus ursinus). Apart from those two mammals are Asian Elephants (Elephas maximus), Spotted Deer, Barking Deer, jackals, sambhur, barking deer, mouse deer Wild Pig, Water Buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) and Mugger Crocodiles. Butterflies recorded include the Great Eggfly, Blue Mormon, Common Mormon, Common Rose Great Orange Tip, Glad-eye Bushbrown, Blue Mormon, Common Mormon, Common Rose and Crimson Rose.

Countless species of birds can also be found and the park plays host to numerous winter migrants from November to March, while menacing crocodiles top the list of reptiles. Also roaming on the grasslands are Star tortoises (Geochelone elegans) at Wilpattu. In the large Villus are Pond turtle (Melanonchelys trijuga) and the Soft shelled turtle (Lissemys punctata). The tour ends at the original departure point.

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1 Night Camping in Wilpattu National Park

1 Night Camping in Wilpattu National Park - Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Duration: 1 day
Location: Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

From USD
$403.00

Wilpattu National Park is the largest natural forest reserve in Sri Lanka and also one of the oldest, and is home to an abundance of animals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and critters. It is most famous for its population of Leopard ... More info ›

Wilpattu National Park is the largest natural forest reserve in Sri Lanka and also one of the oldest, and is home to an abundance of animals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and critters. It is most famous for its population of Leopard. Experience a wildlife adventure like no other, camping outdoors among the birds, the bees and the trees. Enjoy delicious meals around a campfire and explore the untouched wilderness, taking photographs and memories of this beautiful jungle with you wherever you go. Sleep beneath a crystal clear sky, illuminating the earth around you with the light of thousands of stars. This is the ultimate Safari & Camping experience for any wildlife and nature enthusiast.

SKU: LK73311000

Wilpattu National Park (Willu-pattu) Located in the Northwest coast lowland dry zone of Sri Lanka. The unique feature of this park is the existence of "Willus" (Natural lakes) - Natural, sand-rimmed water basins or depressions that fill with rainwater. The park is located 30 km west  Anuradhapura and located  26 km north of  Puttalam  (approximately  204 km north of Colombo). The park is 131, 693 hectares and ranges from 0 to 152 meters above sea level. Nearly sixty lakes (Willu) and tanks are found spread throughout Wilpattu. Wilpattu is the largest and one of the oldest National Parks in Sri Lanka. Wilpattu is among the top national parks world renowned for its Leopard (Panthera pardus kotiya) population.  The Leopard population in Wilpattu is still not yet known.

41 species of Mammals (4 endemics), 149 Bird species including 3 endemic species, 57 Reptile species (8 Endemic species) have been identified within Wilpattu national park. Mammals that are identified as threatened species living within the Wilpattu National Park are the elephant (Elephas maximus), Sloth bear (Melursus ursinus), leopard (Panthera pardus kotiya) and water Buffalo (Bubalus bubalis). Sambhur, spotted deer, mongoose, mouse and shrew are more of Wilpattu residents.

The Safari & Camping Experience

Anyone visiting Wilpattu National Park will experience wildlife safaris that will surely make their stay something memorable and unique. Given a choice between standard camping and premium camping services, the options available are designed to suit almost any type of wildlife enthusiast or visitor. With a two safari sessions that are available for 1 Night 2 Days, in the Wilpattu National Park, this wildlife safari and camping tour caters to the visitor’s needs, either providing an all-out experience of the park, or the must-experience 1-day tour that will cover most of the park’s features and must-see locations.

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Private Arrival Transfer: Colombo International Airport (BIA) to Anuradhapura

Private Arrival Transfer: Colombo International Airport (BIA) to Anuradhapura - Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Duration: 5 hours
Location: Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

From USD
$26.38

Start your Sri Lanka holiday with ease by booking this private arrival transfer from Colombo Bandaranayake International Airport (BIA / CMB) of Sri Lanka to your hotel in Anuradhapura City. Your friendly and professional driver will greet you upon your arrival and drive you directly to your holiday destination in the comfort of a private, air-conditioned vehicle ... More info ›

Start your Sri Lanka holiday with ease by booking this private arrival transfer from Colombo Bandaranayake International Airport (BIA / CMB) of Sri Lanka to your hotel in Anuradhapura City. Your friendly and professional driver will greet you upon your arrival and drive you directly to your holiday destination in the comfort of a private, air-conditioned vehicle. It’s that easy!

Once you land at Bandaranayake International Airport (BIA / CMB), your friendly driver will meet you and drive you directly to your holiday destination. Whether you’re travelling individually, with a partner or in a group, your ground transport needs will be covered by this private airport transfer service. Avoid the confusion of taxis or public transport and enjoy a hassle-free start to your vacation. Airport transfers have never been this easy! Travel in style and comfort with unparalleled safety in our luxurious cars and get to your destination in good time and great order. Your English-speaking chauffeur is always at your service.

SKU:  LK40100800

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Private Departure Transfer: Anuradhapura City to Colombo International Airport (BIA)

Private Departure Transfer: Anuradhapura City to Colombo International Airport (BIA) - Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Duration: 5 hours
Location: Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

From USD
$26.38

End your Sri Lanka vacation with ease by booking this private departure transfer from your hotel in Anuradhapura City to the Bandaranayake International Airport (CMB). Your friendly and professional driver will drive you directly to the Airport in the comfort of a private, air-conditioned vehicle ... More info ›

End your Sri Lanka vacation with ease by booking this private departure transfer from your hotel in Anuradhapura City to the Bandaranayake International Airport (CMB). Your friendly and professional driver will drive you directly to the Airport in the comfort of a private, air-conditioned vehicle. It’s that easy!

Once you have completed your holiday in Sri Lanka and are ready to head back home, your friendly driver will meet you at your hotel in Anuradhapura and drive you directly to the Bandaranayake International Airport. Whether you’re traveling individually, with a partner or in a group, your ground transport needs will be covered by this private transfer service. Avoid the confusion of taxis or public transport and enjoy a hassle-free ride. Airport departure transfers have never been this easy! Travel in style and comfort with unparalleled safety in our luxurious cars and get to your flight in good time and great order. Your English-speaking chauffeur is always at your service!

SKU:  LK41100800

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Private Ground Transfer: Anuradhapura Hotel to Negombo Hotel

Private Ground Transfer:  Anuradhapura Hotel to Negombo Hotel - Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Duration: 4.5 to 5 hrs
Location: Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

From USD
$26.38

Enjoy your Sri Lanka vacation with ease by booking this private transfer from your hotel in Anuradhapura City to Negombo City. Your friendly and professional driver will drive you directly to your hotel in the comfort of a private, air-conditioned vehicle ... More info ›

Enjoy your Sri Lanka vacation with ease by booking this private transfer from your hotel in Anuradhapura City to Negombo City. Your friendly and professional driver will drive you directly to your hotel in the comfort of a private, air-conditioned vehicle. It’s that easy!

Once you check out from your hotel in Colombo City, your friendly driver will meet you at your hotel in Colombo City and drive you directly to your hotel in Anuradhapura City. Whether you’re traveling individually, with a partner or in a group, your ground transport needs will be covered by this private transfer service. Avoid the confusion of taxis or public transport and enjoy a hassle-free ride. Ground transfers have never been this easy! Travel in style and comfort with unparalleled safety in our air-conditioned cars and get to your hotel in good time and great order. Your English-speaking chauffeur is always at your service!

SKU: LK42066100

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