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Sigiriya Rock Fortress and Cave Temples Private Day Trip

Highlights
  • See Sigiriya and Dambulla in a day from Colombo, Negombo, and other locations
  • Travel to the two UNESCO-protected sights by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Visit and appreciate Sigiriya and Dambulla in more depth than touring alone
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Sigiriya Rock Fortress and Cave Temples Private Day Trip
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Tour to Dambulla and Sigiriya from Colombo. Visit Cave temple, Buddha statues, old paintings, Fortress on the summit of a rock, wonderful architecture, ruins of 5th Century
US$ 95.00
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Tour to Dambulla and Sigiriya from Negombo. Visit Cave temple, Buddha statues, old paintings, Fortress on the summit of a rock, wonderful architecture, ruins of 5th Century
US$ 95.00
Pick up from Kandy Hotels
Tour to Dambulla and Sigiriya from Kandy. Visit Cave temple, Buddha statues, old paintings, Fortress on the summit of a rock, wonderful architecture, ruins of 5th Century
US$ 90.00
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Overview
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 Colombo, Negombo, Mount Lavinia, Kandy, or Kalutara takes you to both in a day by private air-conditioned vehicle. Explore Sigiriya’s fifth-century rocktop ruins and visit Dambulla’s Buddha-filled caves, all with insights from your driver-guide, and with lunch and admission included.
What to Expect
Book your required tour option and after early-morning pickup from your Colombo, Negombo, Mount Lavinia, Kandy, or Kalutara hotel, make the roughly 4-hour journey to Sigiriya by private air-conditioned vehicle.

Marvel at Sigiriya Rock, a granite outcrop rising from scrubland areas that transform into water gardens during the rainy season. Then, climb the metal steps to the rocktop: home to 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 Kasyapa.

After lunch at the Oakray Restaurant in Inamaluwa, visit the UNESCO-listed Rock 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.

Your trip finishes at the original departure point.
Reviews (45)
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Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile
Nice intro to SL history

Great historical site. about 1000 steps to climb. Not for those with vertigo as steps overhangs steep rock face. Great view on the top. Lots of monkeys, keep food in good bag, not plastic bags. Can also get very crowded. Went to restaurant called New...More

Thank donthvaname
Reviewed 30 August 2018
Sri Lanka Travel

We did a 16 day trip to Sri Lanka for our honeymoon with GoWay Tours. The experience was amazing. We had the same driver, Lakshitha Amarasinghe, the entire time, which was wonderful, as he was friendly, kind, thoughtful, and knowledgeable and he helped to make...More

3  Thank Madeline Š
Reviewed 28 August 2018
Mesmerizing Archeological Site

Built by King Kashyapa in 473 to 495 CE, it is must visit location by any tourist who come Sri Lanka. It is amazing how the kingdom was built on top of a rock which had looked like a Lion in the ancient days. There...More

1  Thank malalasekeras
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile
Loved it!

Unreal!! Great climb and view, anyone can do this and you don’t need a guide. if you go to this part of Sri Lanka it is a must to go here!

1  Thank Dodd2510
RuwanRatnayaka, Manager at Beyond Escapes, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Thank you very much for your review and recommendation. We are happy to hear that you have enjoyed your one day tour to Sigiriya and Dambulla with Beyond Escapes. All the best !

Reviewed 6 June 2018
Nice views

The place is spectacular, but the queue is people to go up removes the desire, also sweating up having paid 30 dollars, gives you the feeling of better not having gone. The only thing that is worthwhile are the views from the top.

Thank JudTurku
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