EXPERIENCES SIGIRIYA VILLAGE TOUR.
Join this 2.5 hour tour for lifetime opportunity to be emerged in the nature and culture of real Sri Lanka Village. Your Guide cum driver will pick up from centrally located Sigiriya or Dambulla hotel & drive by a Safari jeep to Ehhelagala Village, a beautiful rural area in Sigiriya city. Tour start with a Bullock cart ride near to the village pond & at there you will experience a boat ride to the next side of the rural village. After short walk within the paddy fields & vegetable cultivation you can reach village house. At the village house you can relax & taste a delicious Sri Lankan Lunch or Snacks. Then take a Tuk Tuk ride to tour start point & after finish tour you will be take back to your hotel by safari jeep.
Complete package includes hotel pickup and drop off by Safari Jeep, a Bullock cart ride, Boat Ride, Visit a Village House, have a local lunch or Snacks and Take a Tuk-Tuk Ride.
Pickup from Hotel by Safari Jeep
Your Guide cum driver will pick up from centrally located Sigiriya or Dambulla hotel & drive by a Safari jeep to tour start point. When you visit the great 'Sigiriya rock' A fortress that stand up in the wildness. Where once upon a time, an aesthetic king built his hideway to rule his kingdom. Even today - Sigiriya stands like a sentinel in the sky. your experience begins the village called 'Ehelagala', a beautiful rural area in Sigiriya city. Safari jeep transfer gives you a good chance to experience the natural breeze and take photos of the attractions alongside the road.
Bullock cart ride
Bullock cart is the first vehicle in Sri lanka. In the past once famous mode of transport of local royalty. Today this vehicle have become coordinating between the past and present.
Usually this 2.5 hour trek begins with a Bullock Cart Ride to Ehelagala through unbeaten village tracks. It adjacent to the great 'Sigiriya rock'. You can ride the bullock cart in gravel path becomes the dust, red soil of a bund. There are 2 Bulls dragging the cart and ride last long from 15 minutes.
You can see some animals & birds , in the jungle. In the distance and the seemingly endless expanse of cool, cool green. Meander along the grassy bank of the picturesque ehelagala for a truly satisfying birding experience. Rides ends near the Lake.
Canoe Boat ride
Canoe Boat Ride takes place on the Ehelagala lake. You will cruise admiring the amazing views besides the lake which is also overlooking the Sigiriya and pidurangala rocks. If you are interested in, you can also join with the Boatman and help out rowing the boat. He might surprise you with his craftsmanship and creativity, hat for the gentleman and a beautiful necklace for the ladies. At the end of the Tour Boat will dock by the small village on the other side of the shore.
Village House Activities & Lunch or Snack
You can observe a traditional daily live of a real village house. Should not miss a visit to the paddy field, See a garden where endemic vegetable grown. Climb the tree house next to the paddy field where farmers sleeps at night and try to keep animals away from the paddy.
You can enjoy a simple traditional meal prepared by a village woman the using the Farmer’s hand-picked vegetables from the plot. If time permits you can also see how a village woman cook a traditional meal or a roti.
After lunch there will be small presentation of how to make a roof out of coconut leaves and how to use kulla and mirisgala to separate rice seeds from the husks and straw.
Tuk Tuk ride
At the end of the village tour you will be taking a Tuk-Tuk ride back to the starting point.
Then you will be drop to your hotel by a Safari Jeep.
- Free Hotel pickup and drop-off by a Safari jeep at Sigiriya (Habarana/Kandalama/Dambulla & Polonnaruwa Hotels with extra fee)
- Local driver cum guide
- All Entrance fees (Canoe, Bullock cart ride, Tuk tuk ride)
- Lunch or Snack at village house (* Lunch on Request)
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Gratuities (optional)
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
- Not recommended for participants with heart complaints, back problems or other serious medical conditions
- Not recommended for pregnant women
- Due to rugged surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
- For pickup & drop-off from Habarana / Dambulla / Kandalama & Polonnaruwa area hotels can arrange by an additional fee. Please call us in advance.