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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
From US$90.00
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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
From US$95.00
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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
From US$90.00
Pick up from Negombo Hotels
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
From US$95.00
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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 (48)
1 - 5 of 24 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago
Astonishing relic of past civilisation

Take the time to climb the one thousand two hundred steps to be amazed by this ancient home of a lost civilisation.

Thank jrnewson
Reviewed 5 days ago
A bit disappointed because of bad weather

On a private tour from Negombo tried to visit several destinations on a day tour, the Sigiriya Rock was of course the destination, regretfully because it was monsoon season teh weather did not cooperate, climbing was impossible as the mist covered the rock and it...More

Thank Ikemx
Reviewed 1 week ago
Sigiriya Rock and Cave Temple

Great to be privately escorted, helpful and knowledgeable drive. Amazing sights highly recommend this day trip.Would recommend doing the Rock first, as we did the Cave first it was too warm in the midday heat to complete the full Rock climb. Regardless it is an...More

Thank Susan K
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

4  Thank Madeline Š
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464lim
14 November 2018|
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Response from Ikemx | Reviewed this property |
About 5 hours maybe more depending on traffic
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Pnimio
6 November 2018|
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This looks a fab day trip, does anyone know how much this would cost over the christmas period, we are there for 10 days over christmas and new year, thanks for any advice in advance
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Explorer805044
17 September 2018|
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