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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
USD 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
USD 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
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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.
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1 - 5 of 16 reviews

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!

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 7 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
Reviewed 20 May 2018
Don't need a guide, just show up!

We arranged a driver through our hotel to take us to the rock, but from the gates we managed ourselves. We bought the entrance tickets, had breakfast in the very shabby cafeteria at the base (would not recommend it, better to have breakfast before you...More

2  Thank Khalisah S
Reviewed 26 April 2018
Well worth the effort!

Wear good walking shoes. I was comfortable in hiking boots. Toilet at base of rock and at tourist's car park (finish point). Take at least 1 litre of water or more, hat and sunscreen. Yes there are lots of steps and stairs but also plenty...More

1  Thank linda b
Reviewed 16 April 2018
The (little) Machu Pichu of Sri Lanka

Enjoyed visiting Sigiriya Rock Fortress. The garden at the bottom are really pretty. The metal stairs we had to climb were pretty impressive. Great view from the top. Warning: do not feed the monkeys and beware of the wasp nests! Yes the ecosystem is preserved...More

Thank Mar-elsh
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fishtrade
12 July 2018|
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Response from Dan T | Reviewed this property |
You can use a taxi or book an agent online. There are also LOADS of agents who will be willing to arrange a tour for you from there. But, I would contact a known agency online and book that way
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emiliakosiek
23 April 2018|
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Response from samguidelanka |
I can arrange this for you, please like my page and drop me a message on Beautiful Sri Lanka page and I will provide you the best rate possible, I am rated as one of the best guides in Sri Lanka.
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