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Full-Day Private Sigiriya and Dambulla from Kandy provided by Sri Lanka by Car

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Full-Day Private Sigiriya and Dambulla from Kandy

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The eerie, gold-decked caves of the Golden Temple of Dambulla and the rock fortress of the Ancient City of Sigiriya are Sri Lanka’s two signature sights. Skip the self-drive strain, while maintaining the flexibility of independent travel, on this private door-to-door tour with your own guide. Tour excludes entrance fees.
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  • 1
    Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission excluded
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  • 2
    Dambulla Cave Temple
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 3
    Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • Discover Sri Lanka’s rich history as you explore Sigiriya and Dambulla
  • Private guide makes for a more intimate and flexible experience
  • Save time with private transfers, direct from your door
  • Capture epic shots of the Sigiriya rock, Sri Lanka’s most iconic sight
Important Information
5–8 hours
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Local taxes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance tickets : Sigiriya 30 USD / Dambulla 10 USD per person. Children 50%
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress
  • Entry/Admission - Dambulla Cave Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A dress code is required to enter Dambulla Cave Temples complex. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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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Robin B wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution
Had a great trip to include dambulla caves and a spice garden. We have had 4 different drivers out of kandy for various trips and all have been helpful and polite. So have no worries with sri lankan drivers.
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from Pathum R, Manager at Full-Day Private Sigiriya and Dambulla from Kandy
Responded 3 Feb 2020
Dear Mr Robin, Many thanks for leaving us this positive feedback and delighted to hear that you enjoyed your day with Kalum. Regards.
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grace mnl wrote a review Nov 2019
9 contributions1 helpful vote
We chose this tour because we didn’t want to stay overnight in Sigirya when we knew it was an easy day trip from Kandy. The knowledgeable guide was a bonus! We had a great trip
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from Pathum R, Manager at Full-Day Private Sigiriya and Dambulla from Kandy
Responded 22 Nov 2019
Thank you very much for your feedback!
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Katie M wrote a review Oct 2019
2 contributions2 helpful votes
My driver, Nihal, was professional, courteous and a very safe driver. He gave me lots of great information about the sites we visited and was helpful and kind. Both sites were well worth the trip and Nilesh planned our day to be efficient, taking weather into account etc. He
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Katyphair1 wrote a review Mar 2019
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom1,063 contribution66 helpful votes
We got picked up bang on time, 8am, from our central-Kandy hotel. Our driver was Sunil. We were in a VW with tinted windows and air con. He took us to a herb/spice garden on the way - but he gave us the choice, he also stopped for me to take photos. When we arrived, he took us
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Date of experience: March 2019
1 Helpful vote
Response from Pathum_Rodrigo, Manager at Full-Day Private Sigiriya and Dambulla from Kandy
Responded 19 Apr 2019
Dear Katy, I am glad you found this tour a pleasure. Sunil is an experienced tour guide and a wonderful person. Hope you have learned the history and culture with him.
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Samuel J wrote a review Apr 2018
5 contributions2 helpful votes
Riyaz picked us up from the hostel at the allocated time. Car was comfortable, had AC and Riyaz made great company on the journey. It was great to see Dambulla Caves but the highlight was Sigirya Rock. Be sure to dress appropriately and be prepared for a good hike with plenty
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About the operator

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By: Sri Lanka by Car
Refund not coming for a pre-booked tour.
This is more of a response to the Covid-19 event and the lack of being able to contact this company and to receive
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Does the job
We had a car which took us on a tailored pre agreed itinerary over several days. The cars were modern and in good c
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We had a ball with Winodan Dias in Galle
We were nearing the end of a 45 day trip when we arrived in Galle on our ship. He was early to meet us, ready to g
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Excellent guide/driver. Good value
We took a half-day tour. Our guide / driver, Asif was excellent and his knowledge of Colombo and Sri Lanka was com
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A long and tiring trip
it was a fantastic,but a very tiring excursion also.We left the hotel at 07:00 in the morning and returned at 10:00
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Awesome tour
Great intro tour for first timers! Great communication, excellent service, we had fabulous day exploring Colombo! T
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Colombo worth visiting but ...
This tour was disappointing. Our driver was punctual. The guide who joined us was ok, a bit difficult to understand
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Laura D
Really great tour! Really enjoyed it. Lots of great sites and history, culture. Amazing pictures. Guide was very k
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Great experience
Fantastic time. Knowledgeable tour guide. Tailored the time for our experience and interests. Let us know about oth
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manjit n
Service Par Excellence
Kanishka picked us up from Galle to Colombo where we embarked on a half day city tour. Very informative guide. Supe
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Private Half Day Tour Colombo Sri Lanka
Chandana was waiting for us at the Cruise Port. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour. The car was comfortable & cool. Cha
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Perfect Private Tour
Our driver, Winodan was waiting for us as we exited the cruise ship. He took us to the major points of interest to
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Nice way to see the city
Despite some initial hick ups with being picked up from the port (a security incident the night before at the port)
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Dambulla and Sigiriya
A long day due to the distance and traffic but well worth it to view these fascinating sites. Excellent Driver and
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Excellent tour, superb customized program for us
This was our second time booking with Sri Lanka by Car and Mr. Kumar and this time even exceeded what we hoped to s
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  • Duration: 5–8 hours
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