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Day Trip to Hiriwadunna Village from Sigiriya and Dambulla

Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

From $25.00

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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English


Experience the laid-back rhythms small village life in Sri Lanka during this private 5-hour day trip to the hamlet of Hiriwadunna. Observe wildlife like crocodiles, butterflies and birds at the local reservoir as local villagers fish and wash their laundry. Then take a boat ride to the other side of the lake, enjoying a ‘bullock’ cart ride and an included Sri Lankan lunch.
  • Take a private trip to the small Sri Lankan village of Hiriwadunna
  • Scout for butterflies, birds, and the occasional crocodile at the village reservoir
  • Ride aboard a traditional bullock cart
  • Includes a traditional Sri Lankan lunch served in a typical village house
  • Great way to see the rural way of life in Sri Lanka
  • Private guide for more personalized experience
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Hotel pickup and drop-off by Safari Jeep
Local guide
Lunch at a village house

Departure Point

Your hotel in Habarana, Sigiriya or Dambulla

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Get picked up in the morning from your hotel in either Sigiriya or Dambulla aboard a Safari Jeep. Spend the next 30 minutes driving to Hiriwadunna, enjoying the cool morning breeze as you travel through the lush Sri Lankan countryside.

Arrive in Hiriwadunna and proceed to the manmade reservoir that lies near the village’s outskirts. Along the water’s edge you’re likely to observe birds, butterflies and the occasional crocodile, as well as a number of villagers as they go about daily chores like fishing and laundry.

Continue your small village excursion by crossing the lake by boat, after which you’ll enjoy a ride aboard a traditional “bullock cart” through the area’s rice paddies and vegetable plantations. You’ll eventually reach a village house where you can partake in a traditional Sri Lankan-style lunch. After your meal, you’ll be transferred back to your hotel in either Dambulla or Sigiriya.
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Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY Beyond Escapes

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Product code: 8021P30

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