Ever wondered what the price was of Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa Ancient City, the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy, Anuradhapura Sacred Area, Whale Watching or a National Park Safari in Yala or Udawalawe? Here is the most comprehensive list of pricing to the most common and popular tourist attractions in Sri Lanka.
To make it as easy as possible for you to plan your holiday/vacation/trip to Sri Lanka but also to be sure you pay a fair price, we made this list of prices per attraction.
Please note the content is crowdsourced through various online channels and customers who hire a tuktuk from tuktukrental.com.
Price changes happen, and we maybe are not up to date. Please comment below if you are aware of any updates!
- Prices are either mentioned in $ (USD) or Rs (LKR), because, at some sights, the fees are based in U.S. Dollars, but you always pay in Rupees (LKR) according to the current conversion.
- At many main sights, citizens of SAARC countries receive a 50% discount!
Reserve tickets online for attractions in Sri Lanka
You can now reserve your tickets online for various tourist attractions in Sri Lanka! Use the link below:
The easiest way to get yourself to all these amazing attractions is to book your very own tuktuk!
Culture & Museums
|Sigiriya Lions Rock||$30|
if purchased separately, a ticket to Lions Rock also covers the museum.
|Polonnaruwa Ancient City||$25|
|Anuradhapura Sacred Area|
includes Jethawanaya and Abhagiriya
|Mihintale Sacred Area||Rs.1000|
not commonly enforced
|Galle Fort Museum Area|
not commonly enforced except for the history museum
Pink Quartz Mountain, near Dambulla
|Ritigala Forest Monastery||$5|
|Dambulla Cave Temple||Rs.2000|
|Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs|
|Yapahuwa Rock Fortress |
|Buduruwagala Raja Maha Viharaya|
|Avukana Buddha Statue|
|Helga’s Folly Hotel Museum|
|Sri Dalada Maligawa|
Temple of the Tooth
|Ramba Rajamaha Viharaya at Ambalantota||$2|
|Cultural Dancing Show (at 5 PM)|
at YMBA, Kandy
|Cultural Dancing Show (at 5:30 PM)|
at Kandyan Art Association & Cultural Centre / Red Cross building
|National Railway Museum|
Kadugannawa near Kandy
|Mulkirigala Rock Temple|
|Traditional village excursion (e.g. Sigiriya)|
The price depends on which component you take: Bullock cart ride, lake trip in a fishing canoe, village lunch with cooking instruction
|Rs.2150, max Rs.9,000 for an all-inclusive tour.|
|Lotus Tower |
Nature & Wildlife
|Whale (Dolphin) Watching|
Galle, Mirissa and Trincomalee
|Rs. 15,000 per person|
|Dolphin (Whale) Watching|
|Around Rs.1900, plus Rs.1280 tax for entering the sea nature reserve.|
Balapitiya, Bentota, Dodanduwa / Hikkaduwa, Koggala, Negombo and other river deltas, lakes and lagoons (per boat for about 1,5 hours)
|Between Rs.1500 and Rs.4000|
|River-delta Boat Trip|
Maadu Ganga, Balapitiya: visit a fish farm, spa bath with ‘nibble fish’ and picture with a baby crocodile
|Sinharaja Forest Reserve|
Tracker (guide) is now included
(one per group); extra tip is welcome
|Ridiyagama Safari Park|
|KDN Forest Complex|
Kanneliya-Dediyagala-Nakiyadeniya, near Galle
|Knuckles Mountain Range|
This is only for certain areas of the park, most hikes can be done free of charge.
|Peradeniya Botanical Gardens|
|Hakgala Botanical Gardens|
near Nuwara Eliya
|Udawattekele Forest Reserve|
Mini World’s End, Knuckles Mountain Range
- For all of the safariparks, you need to add the safari vehicle surchase of Rs. 500 and a service fee of $8 per group.
- Jeep rental is between Rs. 7000 and Rs. 8000 for a half-day safari and double for a full-day. Surcharges apply for larger distances between pickup location (e.g. your hotel) and park (e.g. Kumana National Park) or parks with huge internal road distances (e.g. Wilpattu National Park)
To see the real-time safari traffic (amount of jeeps per park), check out the website of the Department of Wildlife Conservation Sri Lanka: http://www.dwc.gov.lk/?page_id=412
|Yala National Park||$35|
|Kumana National Park|
near Arugam Bay
|Lunugamvehera National Park||$35|
|Horton Plains National Park|
between Nuwara Eliya and Ella
|Wilpattu National Park|
|Minneriya National Park||$35|
|Kaudulla National Park||$35|
|Udawalawe National Park||$35|
|Udawalawe Elephant Transit Home||Rs.1000|
|Wasgamuwa National Park||$35|
|Bundala National Park||$35|
|Maduru Oya National Park||$35|
|Boat Harbours||Should be free but they try to charge|
|Waterworld Aquarium & Bird Park|
Kelaniya / Colombo
|Hot Air Balloon|
1-2 hour flight, near Dambulla
Note: minimum 5 passengers for a flight.
|White Water Rafting|
minimum 4 people
|Between Rs.1500 and Rs.4000 per person.|
Please comment below if prices are incorrect or you would like to add an attraction! Thank you.