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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 USD 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 USD 95.00
Pick up from Kandy Hotels
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 USD 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
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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 (51)
1 - 5 of 26 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Its beautiful and worth the trip, but a LONG day in the car

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...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank swimjohn18
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Beautiful Historical Site

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...More

Thank kimyparker17
Reviewed 4 weeks 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.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank jrnewson
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ikemx
Reviewed 9 November 2018
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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Susan K
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barneygumble06
15 December 2018|
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Response from swimjohn18 | Reviewed this property |
Feel free to check out my review. I can shed some light on your question at least for one of the companies that I booked through Viator for a private tour.
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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
5 November 2018|
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Response from mascotty02 |
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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