Sri Lanka Polonnaruwa Vatadag
Sri Lanka Polonnaruwa buddha
Sri Lanka Polonnaruwa Lankathilaka Image House

Polonnaruwa was the medieval capital of Sri Lanka, a thriving centre of commerce and religion.

Today, visitors can explore the site’s archaeological treasures, including the Sacred Quadrangle and a number of temples. Combine your trip with a visit to the nearby Sigiriya Rock Fortress.

Sri Lanka undiscovered

An essential guide to seeing Sri Lanka's non-touristy side

From ancient ruins to a vibrant and welcoming contemporary culture; from lazy afternoons on glorious beaches, to hikes through the rolling hills of tea country and wild elephant spotting in untouched national parks; Sri Lanka is a destination that truly has it all. Despite having its hard-won stability rocked by the tragic events of Easter 2019, Sri Lanka's tourism infrastructure is developing in leaps and bounds. Hospitality is warm and abundant, transport is convenient, and accommodation – particularly in the independent boutique sector – is world-class...read more

16 days

Complete Sri Lanka

Ancient temples and endless beaches
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Nature and wildlife explorer

The best of rural Sri Lanka
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Culture, countryside and beaches
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Sri Lanka Cultural Triangle and Maldives beaches

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Polonnaruwa Tours

Luxury Family Holiday + Seaplane

A luxurious family adventure across Sri Lanka

17 daysFrom £3,000
Tangalle, Yala National Park, Polonnaruwa, Colombo, Kandy, Negombo, Sigiriya
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Activity Luxury, Honeymoon, Beach, Family, Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Water Sports, Kayaking, Active, Walking, Yoga, Swimming, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Culture, Cities, History

Classic Family Holiday

Visit the ancient cities

17 daysFrom £3,000
Polonnaruwa, Udawalawe, Galle, Kandy
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Activity Beach, Family, Adventure, Active, Biking, Swimming, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Culture, Cities, Museums & Galleries, History, Culinary, Food

Polonnaruwa Travel Companies

Yonder

Tailor-made luxury holidays to Asia
South Asia, Southeast Asia
Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Safari, Luxury, Beach, Family, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Culture, Spiritual

Experience Travel Group

Boutique holidays for curious travellers
South Asia, Southeast Asia
Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Safari, Luxury, Beach, Family, Nature & Wildlife, Culture

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