One-day-tour from Kandy to Dambulla and Sigiriya
•See Sigiriya, Dambulla and Pidurangala in a day from Kandy.
•Travel to the two UNESCO-protected sights by private air-conditioned vehicle
•Visit and appreciate Sigiriya and Dambulla in more depth than touring alone •All-inclusive trip covers lunch, entry fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off
Sigiriya Rock and Dambulla Cave Temple are two of Sri Lanka’s top sights, but impossible to visit in one day by public transport. This private tour from Kandy takes you to both in a day by private air-conditioned vehicle. Explore Sigiriya’s fifth-century rock top ruins and visit Dambulla’s Buddha-filled caves, all with insights from your driver-guide, and with lunch and admission included.
Book your required tour option and after early-morning pickup, at 8:00 a.m., from your Kandy hotel or station, make the roughly 2-hour journey to Dambulla by private air-conditioned vehicle.
First visit the UNESCO-listed Cave Temple of Dambulla: five hill caves converted into a temple in the first century BC and filled with Buddha statues. Inspect the caves with their stunning wall and ceiling murals as your guide shares Dambulla's history. After lunch at a beautiful local restaurant you are fascinated by Sigiriya Rock, a granite outcrop rising from scrubland areas that transform into water gardens during the rainy season. Climb the metal steps to the rock top: home of a ruined fifth-century fortress. View the frescoes en route and explore the relics on the summit, the remnants of a royal citadel built by King Kassapa. Your last stop in the evening is Pidurangala. From its top you have a beautiful view on Sigiriya.
Your trip finishes at the original departure point or at a hotel in Sigiriya.