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All-Inclusive Sigiriya Rock Fortress and Dambulla Cave Temples Private Day Trip

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Sigiriya and Dambulla have been nominated as UNESCO World Heritage and once Sigiriya was nominated as the 8th Wonder of the World. This is a must-do trip when visiting Sri Lanka.
You’ll have 5 starting options
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    Stop: 3 hours -
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    Dambulla Cave Temple
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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You'll return to the starting point
  • 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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Important Information
Departure Point
1: Colombo, Sri Lanka
2: Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka
3: Negombo, Sri Lanka
4: Kalutara, Sri Lanka
5: Kandy, Sri Lanka

Traveler pickup is offered
All hotels and places in Colombo, Mount Lavinia, Wadduwa, Kalutara, Negombo and Kandy
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 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, Refreshments and water bottles
  • Entry fee to Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Sigiriya Museum and Dambulla Cave Temple
  • Parking and Highway Charges
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Dambulla Cave Temple
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Thank you very much for tour organiser Mr.Hiran and my private tour guide/driver Mr. Dinesh for the wonderful tour. Mr.Dinesh is a very kind, polite and also excellent photographer))..Also he is very informative guide. We started our tour from Dambala caves and after had very
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We booked this trip and it started out well. we were picked up by our driver and taken to Dambulla Cave Temples which was amazing. Unfortunately, our driver then told us that Sigiriya was "too crowded" because of local school holidays. He took us to a village for a tour, which
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We had a great journey to Sigiriya and Dambulla. What a wonderful experience. The rock fortress was crowded due to the christmas holidays but it was very much worth to spend the time there and witnessing the great creations. Dambulla cave temple was also a very good
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So I have very mixed feelings about this tour. Sigiriya rock was amazing and worth the visit--beautiful despite the rain and heavy clouds on the day that I visited. Its great to be able to hike up and around the site. The basic hike up and around takes a couple hours, and
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The scenery is beautiful and amazing views of the city. Tour guides are also at the site if you would like to tour the facility. It is a long 4 1/2 hour ride from Colombo, so be prepared. But, well worth the time. You stop at several other sites such as herbal gardens and local
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