Private outdoor activities in and around Anuradhapura and Mihintale
Hiking in Mihintale - Wildlife safaris in Wilpattu - Excursions to Thanthirimale - or to Haththikuchchi - Picnic lunches - Cycling tours
meeting point: First House Mihintale - office hours 8.00 to 9.30 a.m. daily (except from Fullmoon Day in June) - or pick-up at any place in Anuradhapura
Hiking in Mihintale
Our guided Hiking Tour will show you all famous pilgrimage places in Mihintale. Additionally, you will see some rarely visited extras such as Et Vehera, Indikatuseya complex, Rajagirilena Rock. Highlight is the "Dark Pond", Kaludiya Pokuna.
Mihintale Sightseeing & Picnic
half-day tuktuk tour (or cycling)
The sightseeing part of the tour will be done by threewheeler. Alternatively, it can be arranged as cycling tour on your request (in this case please notify us at least 1 day in advance). The itinerary will show you off-the beaten-path attractions near Mihintale.
Mihintale Hiking & Sightseeing
full-day, hiking & tuktuk (or cycling)
There is enough to see in Mihintale to spend here a full day or even more. Our full-day package is a combination of hiking and driving (or cycling on your request). Visit lots of less-known places such as Wassamale rock paintings and Gal Palama stone bridge.
Anuradhapura destinations off the beaten track
full-day guided tour by car, including short hikes to many tranquil sites and places other tourists usually don't see
Anuradhapura is Sri Lanka's most important World Heritage Site and a must-see for cultural tourists. Many famous places such as Ruwanweliseya, Bo-Tree, Samadhi-Buddha and Queens Palace moonstone are visited by crowds of pilgrims and part of every Sri Lanka heritage round tour. However, ancient Anuradhapura is a vast excavation area. Still there are lots of tranquil places in Anuradhapura. So if you want to avoid the crowds, please don't hesitate to contact us and to enjoy our guiding servives. All tours are done by car. Please let us know in advance your choice: do you prefer a combination of famous sites and hidden gems. Be aware, that a one day excursion in this case has to start at your hotel early in the morning and will be fully packed! Or do you like to have a more relaxed tour visiting less well-known places only, maybe because you already know the big attractions or want do visit them on another day separately.
Full-day excursions from Anuradhapura or Mihintale by car
Besides outdoor activities near Anuradhapura and half-day trips mentioned above, we offer lots of full-day excursions by car. You can find a list here...
Interested in doing something special during your stay in Anuradhapura?
... then let's meet at First House Mihintale or ...
Starting point of half-day hiking or full-day hiking & threewheeler tours in Mihintale:
9.00 am daily, except Fullmooon Day in June
First House Mihintale
87, Missaka Mawatha, Mihintale 50300, Sri Lanka.
If you prefer starting at Mihintale Central Bus Station,
at any time of your choice,
please call me: 071 6097795
For all tours with pick-up service from your hotel or guesthouse in Anuradhapura or Mihintale and for cycling and picnic arrangements,
prior notice is required:
In these cases (car excursions, safaris, picnics, cycling) please inform us at least 1 day in advance, using the contact form or calling me or sending a mail to