2 Days Tour to Anuradhapura & Wilpattu National Park from Negombo

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Anuradhapura Sri Lanka is one of the ancient cities in the country. It is also known as the The Sacred City of Anuradhapura. Discover the best attractions in Anuradhapura including Isurumuniya, Ruwanweliseya, Dagoba of thuparamaya, Jaya sri maha bodhi and Jethawanaramaya. On the second day, you'll be able to explore the beauty of the kingdom of wildlife.
• Air-conditioned vehicles for transportation
• Hotel pick up and drop off included
• All meals and entrance...
Anuradhapura Sri Lanka is one of the ancient cities in the country. It is also known as the The Sacred City of Anuradhapura. Discover the best attractions in Anuradhapura including Isurumuniya, Ruwanweliseya, Dagoba of thuparamaya, Jaya sri maha bodhi and Jethawanaramaya. On the second day, you'll be able to explore the beauty of the kingdom of wildlife.
• Air-conditioned vehicles for transportation
• Hotel pick up and drop off included
• All meals and entrance fees included
• Jeep safari provided
• Accommodation at a 3-star hotel
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Day 1: Negombo - Anuradhapura

Stop At: Ruwanwelisaya, Abhayawewa Rd, Anuradhapura 50000 Sri Lanka
The Ruwanweliseya is sited in the Ancient Sinhala capital of Anuradhapura in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka. It was built by King Dutugamunu (137 BC – 119 BC) and completed by his younger brother, King Saddhatissa, after his death. The Ruwanweliseya is ranked among the tallest ancient monuments in the world. Legend has it that King Dutugamunu built the Stupa at a place where he found a rock inscription by Arahath Mahinda. The inscription says “In time to come a great king would establish a great stupa where the stone is established." The Ruwanweliseya is adjacent to the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhiya in the Mahamevuna Uyana.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Isurumuniya Temple, At Royal Pleasure Gardens, Anuradhapura 50000 Sri Lanka
The Isurumuniya Viharaya was constructed during the reign of Devanampiya Tissa who...
Itinerary

Day 1: Negombo - Anuradhapura

Stop At: Ruwanwelisaya, Abhayawewa Rd, Anuradhapura 50000 Sri Lanka
The Ruwanweliseya is sited in the Ancient Sinhala capital of Anuradhapura in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka. It was built by King Dutugamunu (137 BC – 119 BC) and completed by his younger brother, King Saddhatissa, after his death. The Ruwanweliseya is ranked among the tallest ancient monuments in the world. Legend has it that King Dutugamunu built the Stupa at a place where he found a rock inscription by Arahath Mahinda. The inscription says “In time to come a great king would establish a great stupa where the stone is established." The Ruwanweliseya is adjacent to the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhiya in the Mahamevuna Uyana.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Isurumuniya Temple, At Royal Pleasure Gardens, Anuradhapura 50000 Sri Lanka
The Isurumuniya Viharaya was constructed during the reign of Devanampiya Tissa who governed in Anuradhapura, the country’s capital. During his reign 500 high caste children were ordained, and Isurumuniya was built as a monastic complex to house all of them. The temple is most famous for the stone carving called Isurumuniya Lovers, this was originally found in Royal Pleasure Gardens and brought here. The carving of the “Isurumuniya Lovers” has sparked many legends over the centuries. The carving depicts a woman sitting on a man’s lap, lifting a finger in what some people interpret as a manifestation of her coyness. Isurumuniya Temple is also known for few other carvings such as the bathing Elephants and Horseman which is believed Parjanya, the rain God and The Royal Family.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, Anuradhapura Sri Lanka
The Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi is a sacred fig tree, or Ficus religiosa, that stands in the Mahamewna Gardens in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. Not only is it the closest authentic living link to Gautama Buddha, it is also the oldest human-planted tree in the world with a known planting date and a recorded history. In 236 BC, the Buddhist nun Sanghamitta Maha Theri was sent by the Emperor Asoka from India to Sri Lanka. With her she carried a southern branch of the original sacred fig. This branch was ceremoniously presented to Devanampiya Tissa, one of the earliest kings of Sri Lanka whose reign was notable for the arrival of Buddhism. In 288 BC, Tissa planted the branch of the Bodhi tree in his Royal Park in Anuradhapura.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Dagoba of Thuparama, Anuradhapura Sri Lanka
In a beautiful woodland setting north of the Ruvanvelisaya Dagoba, the Thuparama Dagoba is the oldest dagoba in Sri Lanka – indeed, probably the oldest visible dagoba in the world. It was constructed by King Devanampiya Tissa in the 3rd century BC and is said to enshrine the right collarbone of the Buddha. Its ‘heap-of-paddy-rice’ shape was restored in 1862 to a more conventional bell shape and to a height of 19m.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Jethawanaramaya Stupa, Watawandana Road B341, Anuradhapura 50000 Sri Lanka
A 400ft archaeological marvel conceptualized by King Mahasen, Jethawanaramaya is truly magnificent. It sits in the midst of the ruins of a great monastery and is the largest stupa in Sri Lanka. It is believed that the stupa was built where Mahinda Maha Thero was cremated. Being one of the most significant stupas located in Anuradhapura, the dome brickwork is awed for its workmanship and engineering ingenuity. The stupa is constructed as a series of 93,300,300 burnt brick layers.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight stay at a 3-star hotel in Anuradhapura

Day 2: Anuradhapura - Wilpattu - Negombo

Stop At: Wilpattu National Park, Putlam - Anuradhapura Road, Anuradhapura 50000 Sri Lanka

Wilpttu National park is among the oldest and most important of protected areas in Sri Lanka. It also contains a number of important cultural sites. The sanctuary lies inland from the coast and is entirely within Northern Province. A unique complex of over 50 wetlands like “everglades” called "Villu" is the most prominent feature of the national park jungle. Jeep Safari is the regular norm in exploring the Wilpattu National Park. While the big 4 of Sri Lankan wild life the Leopard, Elephant, Sloth bear, Deer, endemic birds can be sighted easily during a half day safari, During the safari, the tourists aren’t supposed to get off the jeep at the tracks of the wild animals and expose themselves to the possible encounters in the wilderness. With the trackers at the Wilpattu National Park guiding the wildlife safaris, the visitors are always safe though in the thick of wilderness.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.

Important Details

Included
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi
  • Wilpattu jeep Safari
  • Entry/Admission - Dagoba of Thuparama
  • Private transportation
  • Entrance fees
  • Entry/Admission - Isurumuniya Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Ruwanwelisaya
  • Accommodation included: 1 night
  • 2x Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Wilpattu National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Jethawanaramaya Stupa
  • 1x Dinner
  • 1x Breakfast
Not Included
  • WiFi on board
  • Restroom on board
  • Gratuities
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up all travelers from any hotel in Negombo

Airports

  • Bandaranayake Intl Airport, Colombo Sri Lanka


6:00 AM
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • 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
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.