Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura

Highlights & Features

  • Explore the ancient monastic city of Anuradhapura with your expert guide
  • Cycle around ruins of the island’s first kingdom on lesser-known trails
  • Hear fascinating tales of Buddhist life, history, engineering and architecture
  • Includes: Host, bikes, helmets, refreshments
  • Times: 8:30am or 3:00pm, 3 - 4 hours
  • Children: 8+, baby seat or tuk tuk possible
  • Wear/bring: Clothes/shoes for cycling
The Full Experience

Travel around the ancient citadel of Anuradapura by bike and discover the ruins of its monastic complex and whilst learning about the lives of its inhabitants.

Begin your cycle amongst local paddy fields, following your expert guide around Anuradhapura’s archaeological marvels and ingenious irrigation systems. Weave along hidden paths to ancient jungle-enveloped structures, neighbouring local villages. Pedal beside soaring stupas including Abhayagiri Dagoba, the largest Buddhist monument in the world. After a break at the Elephant Pond (Eth Pokuna) continue on a picturesque stupa-fringed cycle beside Basawakkulama Reservoir. Here, witness the local life this tank still supports and visit the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi tree, one of the most sacred Buddhist relics in Sri Lanka.    

Hosted by Buddhist

With an education rooted in Buddhism and tourism development, your host has worked and studied in Sri Lanka and abroad, developing an infectious interest in Buddhism across Asia. Having lived in Anuradhapura most of his life, his local experiences are thoughtfully developed in an eco-sensitive way, avoiding well-trodden tourist trails for a deeper understanding of Sri Lanka’s ancient kingdoms.

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