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Sigiriya Rock Fortress and Dambulla Cave Temples Private Day Trip - with unbiased reviews

Sigiriya Rock Fortress and Dambulla Cave Temples Private Day Trip

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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.
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    Sigiriya
    Stop: 3 hours -
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    Dambulla Cave Temple
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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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
  • All-inclusive trip covers lunch, entry fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off
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.
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Departure Point
Colombo, Sri Lanka Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka Negombo, Sri Lanka Kalutara, Sri Lanka Kandy, Sri Lanka
Duration
14h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off by an Air-conditioned vehicle in Negombo, Colombo, Mount Lavinia, Kalutara or Kandy.
  • Sightseeing tours with service of an English Speaking chauffeur guide
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • All Government taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Dambulla Cave Temple
Exclusions
  • Any video/still camera fee to the monuments and places of visit
  • Tips to guides, restaurants, and hotel lobby. Tipping is expected.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Group discount is available when group size is 7 people or more
  • Please wear clothes to cover your knees and shoulders when visiting temples
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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juro2017 wrote a review Nov 2019
2 contributions
We had a private tour from Kandy to Sigyria and Dambulla cave temple, the tour was very good, both guide Hanushka and the driver were kind and knowledgeable, they came on time and the guide gave us s lot of information, we also really liked the lunch, we could choose what to
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from Hiran_Peiris, Guest Relations Manager at Sigiriya Rock Fortress and Dambulla Cave Temples Private Day Trip
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Madam / Sir, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with Beyond Escapes. We value your feedback and most generous compliments on our service and we are so glad that we were able to provide you an exceptional service. And also we are very happy that all our efforts have been successful in making your visit memorable and enjoyable. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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JB R wrote a review Nov 2019
13 contributions8 helpful votes
We had a wonderful experience with Savi. This is a very long day trip including 2x4h drives from Colombo and back, but worth every minute of it. The temple in Dambulla caves is very inspiring and the climb up to the Sigiriya fortress very impressive. A tough climb but the view
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from Hiran_Peiris, Guest Relations Manager at Sigiriya Rock Fortress and Dambulla Cave Temples Private Day Trip
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Sir, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with Beyond Escapes. We value your feedback and most generous compliments on our service and we are so glad that we were able to provide you an exceptional service. And also we are very happy that all our efforts have been successful in making your visit memorable and enjoyable. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Kenny W wrote a review Nov 2019
1 contribution
Me and my partner had an excellent day on this tour. Our driver Pathum was very knowledgeable on the caves tour and kept us away from pushy locals. The Sigiriya tour was excellent and we were allowed to peruse at our "leisure" (if you can call climbing the rock in 35 degrees and
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from Hiran_Peiris, Guest Relations Manager at Sigiriya Rock Fortress and Dambulla Cave Temples Private Day Trip
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Sir, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with Beyond Escapes. We value your feedback and most generous compliments on our service and we are so glad that we were able to provide you an exceptional service. And also we are very happy that all our efforts have been successful in making your visit memorable and enjoyable. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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adeedesilva wrote a review Nov 2019
1 contribution
It's an experience you wouldn't want to miss when visiting Sri Lanka! The climb is a bit, but with the right people it turns into a really good work out & the best part is the view is great.
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Date of experience: July 2019
Response from Hiran_Peiris, Guest Relations Manager at Sigiriya Rock Fortress and Dambulla Cave Temples Private Day Trip
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Sir, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with Beyond Escapes. We value your feedback and most generous compliments on our service and we are so glad that we were able to provide you an exceptional service. And also we are very happy that all our efforts have been successful in making your visit memorable and enjoyable. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Georgie Antony C wrote a review Oct 2019
25 contributions1 helpful vote
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We set out early in the morning, to start the climb of 1200 steps, before the sunrise. Better to have an early start as it would be quite tiring to climb, while it is hot. Make sure you carry water. Climb is difficult, but doable, we did it in about two hours climbing ip and
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Date of experience: October 2019
Response from Hiran_Peiris, Guest Relations Manager at Sigiriya Rock Fortress and Dambulla Cave Temples Private Day Trip
Responded 31 Oct 2019
Dear Sir, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with Beyond Escapes. We value your feedback and most generous compliments on our service and we are so glad that we were able to provide you an exceptional service. And also we are very happy that all our efforts have been successful in making your visit memorable and enjoyable. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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  • Duration: 14h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Hotel Pickup
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