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Ride in the domain of the 8th wonder of the ancient world - 1 Day


FROM £ 105 (USD 140)

Sri Lanka Day Tours' cycling tour of Sigiriya takes you on a journey into the areas surrounding the Sigiriya Rock Fortress – the forgotten wonder of the ancient world.

The cycling tour starts at the entrance to the Sigiriya Rock Fortress. From there, you ride through "Thalkote" a remote isolated village to the Thalkotawewa (reservoir). At the village, you will be able to see and experience how traditional farming (paddy and other crops) is done. Chena cultivation (slash and burn farming) is prevalent in the area. The region's clean air and friendly environment is perfect for stress relief. The village border the Thalkotawewa, its main source of water.

Thalkotawewa and the thickets surrounding it are also perfect for bird watching in the morning and evening (the typical tour times). If you choose to take the tour in the morning, you may even witness signsofthe presence of wild elephants in the area the night before. Stop and interact with villagers in the area and enjoy their hospitality. Make sure you take in the rich history of the area, as you make brief stops at a few of the archaeological sites.

A climb of the Sigiriya Rock Fortress is available as an add-on to an already exciting tour. Be in awe as you ascend the steps of the masterpiece of ancient architecture. See the beauty of the unique Sigiriya Maidens – artwork on the wall – once thought to cover the entire rock. The mirror wall, with its ancient graffiti in many languages, is another attraction of interest. Breath-taking views from the remnants of the palace atop the rock make it worth the climb.

Sigiriya Map


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From To Approx Hours Approx Kms Accomm Highest Alt. (m) Sleeping Alt. (m)
Sigiriya Sigiriya 01:000 23   213 205
Route description carpet road,duble carpet road, humpy bumpy road,Gravel road,san road,birds,
Hazards  main road trafic ,humpy bumpy road,Gravel road,san road
Casevac / nearest medical facility from starting point :  9.22km to sigiriya hospital,and private hospital, dabulla government hospital

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