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Full-Day Tour to Sigiriya and Dambulla from Colombo provided by Apple Vacations Srilanka

Full-Day Tour to Sigiriya and Dambulla from Colombo

Full-Day Tour to Sigiriya and Dambulla from Colombo
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About
Climbing a rock - if you’re in good shape and don’t stop to look at things, it’ll take you less than 30 minutes to climb all the way to the top of the rock. If you need a few breaks along the way or simply want to stop often to take photos and admire the view, it’ll take an hour and a half to two hours to climb up and go back down again. and then Visit The beautiful Royal Rock Temple complex sits about 160m above the road in the southern part of Dambulla. Buddha images were first created here over 2000 years ago, and over the centuries subsequent kings added to and embellished the cave art.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12-13 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12-13 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 68395P15
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • English Speaking Driver Cum Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by Air Conditioned vehicle
  • Complimentary WiFi Excess During the Travel (Subjected To Availability)
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance Fees SIgiriya USD 30 & Cave Temple USD 10
  • Entry/Admission - Dambulla Cave Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress
Duration
12–13 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Comfortable walking shoes recommended for this tour.
  • All visitors to Buddhist and Hindu temples are expected to remove footwear and hats. Also shoulders and knees should be covered
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Mandatory to complete 14 days of quarantine for unvaccinated passengers before starting the tour.
  • Vaccinated passengers should stay in Level 1 hotel once arrived in Sri Lanka and obtain negative PCR report, in order to start the tour. (14 Days of quarantine is not required).
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • English Speaking Driver Cum Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by Air Conditioned vehicle
  • Complimentary WiFi Excess During the Travel (Subjected To Availability)
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance Fees SIgiriya USD 30 & Cave Temple USD 10
  • Entry/Admission - Dambulla Cave Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
12–13 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Comfortable walking shoes recommended for this tour.
  • All visitors to Buddhist and Hindu temples are expected to remove footwear and hats. Also shoulders and knees should be covered
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Mandatory to complete 14 days of quarantine for unvaccinated passengers before starting the tour.
  • Vaccinated passengers should stay in Level 1 hotel once arrived in Sri Lanka and obtain negative PCR report, in order to start the tour. (14 Days of quarantine is not required).
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Dambulla Cave Temple
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
    Pass by
    Sigiriya Museum
  • 2
    Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
    Pass by
    Dambulla Dedicated Economic Centre
    Colombo
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
28 reviews
Excellent
20
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Sophia R
2 contributions
Great tour!
Oct. 2021 • Couples
We had an amazing trip! Our tour guide, Aaron, listened to what we wanted to do, which gave us a very personalized experience. We were even able to add a safari on to our trip! It was a long day 5a-10p, but Aaron was attentive to our needs, making the experience very enjoyable. We had such a good day that we booked additional tours through Apple Vacations. I would recommend them!
Written 6 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Applevacation
Dear Customer ! Greetings Behalf of Apple Vacations, First of all, thank you for taking the time to write to us. We’re always delighted to hear from a happy customer! Thanks so much for the positive feedback. It’s always good to know that our customers are out there, enjoying our service and finding it memorable. Its always a pleasure serving you and certainly look forward to doing that in your future trips too. Once again thanks a bunch for selecting us as your traveling partner and for giving us this opportunity, we couldn’t have done it without you! Thank you so much for mentioning Aaron in your feedback, which will help him to improve his skills. We really appreciate your kind words about Apple vacations service on your review, it always makes our entire team super excited when our valuable customers are happy that they tell the world. We hope to keep up our performance and wish that you will remain confident in us for your future trips. CHEERS! With Love, Apple Vacations
Written 6 November 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ronald A
8 contributions
Just amazing!
Oct. 2021 • Couples
I can’t find words to describe how amazing this trip was. Aron and the team at apple vacation went above and beyond for us during this trip. Aron took the time to explain as much as he knew about the places that we visited and ensure that we felt confortable through the entire ride. It was a long 15 hour day as we ended up doing so much but it was worth it. Totally recommend it.
Written 6 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Applevacation
Dear Customer ! Greetings Behalf of Apple Vacations, First of all, thank you for taking the time to write to us. We’re always delighted to hear from a happy customer! Thanks so much for the positive feedback. It’s always good to know that our customers are out there, enjoying our service and finding it memorable. Its always a pleasure serving you and certainly look forward to doing that in your future trips too. Once again thanks a bunch for selecting us as your traveling partner and for giving us this opportunity, we couldn’t have done it without you! Thank you so much for mentioning Aaron in your feedback, which will help him to improve his skills. We really appreciate your kind words about Apple vacations service on your review, it always makes our entire team super excited when our valuable customers are happy that they tell the world. We hope to keep up our performance and wish that you will remain confident in us for your future trips. CHEERS! With Love, Apple Vacations
Written 7 November 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

John Wong
11 contributions
Fair price for 1 day trip
Jan. 2020
Car is normal. Driver is nice and driving skill is good. The visit of two places went well. The driver gave enough time for us to see things we want. The lunch place is okay too. Good choice for visiting the palace on the rock.
Written 23 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear John! Greetings Behalf of Apple Vacations, First of all, thank you for taking the time to write to us. We’re always delighted to hear from a happy customer! Once again thanks a bunch for selecting us as your traveling partner and for giving us this opportunity, we couldn’t have done it without you! We really appreciate your kind words about Apple vacations service on your review, it always makes our entire team super excited when our valuable customers are happy that they tell the world. We hope to keep up our performance and wish that you will remain confident in us for your future trips. CHEERS! With Love, Apple Vacations
Written 23 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Natasha T
San Diego, CA14 contributions
Great full day excursion
Jan. 2020
This was so much fun! It was definitely a full day--4:45 pick up, drop off about 9 pm. Loved seeing the Bhuddas and climbing up Sigiriya. Not really a guided tour--more and escorted one. You're driven around but really on your own for information.
Written 3 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello Natasha! Greetings Behalf of Apple Vacations, First of all, thank you for taking the time to write to us. We’re always delighted to hear from a happy customer! Thanks so much for the positive feedback. It’s always good to know that our customers are out there, enjoying our service and finding it memorable. Its always a pleasure serving you and certainly look forward to doing that in your future trips too. Once again thanks a bunch for selecting us as your traveling partner and for giving us this opportunity, we couldn’t have done it without you! We really appreciate your kind words about Apple vacations service on your review, it always makes our entire team super excited when our valuable customers are happy that they tell the world. We hope to keep up our performance and wish that you will remain confident in us for your future trips. CHEERS! With Love, Apple Vacations
Written 10 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ifeanyi
Palm Springs, CA4 contributions
Amazing day trip with an engaged, personable professional guide/driver
Yesterday we went on a day excursion with Johny to Sigiriya world heritage site and temple in Dambulla.

This has been one of the best tours we've been on. Visit to Sigiriya was by far the most scenic and breath taking, highly recommend this as one of your visits in Sri Lanka.

Do note it is an all day event and involves a lot of walking. That said it was an amazing day.

Lastly, this trip from Colombo which started from 5am only got better because of our driver/guide Johny.

Written 26 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Customer! Greetings Behalf of Apple Vacations, First of all, thank you for taking the time to write to us. We’re always delighted to hear from a happy customer! Thanks so much for the positive feedback. It’s always good to know that our customers are out there, enjoying our service and finding it memorable. Its always a pleasure serving you and certainly look forward to doing that in your future trips too. Once again thanks a bunch for selecting us as your traveling partner and for giving us this opportunity, we couldn’t have done it without you! Thank you so much for mentioning Johny in your feedback, which will help him to improve his skills. We really appreciate your kind words about Apple vacations service on your review, it always makes our entire team super excited when our valuable customers are happy that they tell the world. We hope to keep up our performance and wish that you will remain confident in us for your future trips. CHEERS! With Love, Apple Vacations
Written 26 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mitchell W
2 contributions
Great Landmarks
Feb. 2020
During your trip you will see some amazing landmarks. Just be aware that you will be visiting some shops after your trip. I would advise to spend as much time as you can at Dumbulla Temple and Sigiriya as possible!
Written 25 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello Mitchell! Greetings Behalf of Apple Vacations, First of all, thank you for taking the time to write to us. We’re always delighted to hear from a happy customer! Thanks so much for the positive feedback. It’s always good to know that our customers are out there, enjoying our service and finding it memorable. Its always a pleasure serving you and certainly look forward to doing that in your future trips too. We really appreciate your kind words about Apple vacations service on your review, it always makes our entire team super excited when our valuable customers are happy that they tell the world. We hope to keep up our performance and wish that you will remain confident in us for your future trips. CHEERS! With Love, Apple Vacations
Written 25 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Yohta
Vancouver, Canada6 contributions
An amazing day trip!
This tour was amazing. We started at 5am and finish 4pm. We were planning to stay in Kandy after this trip and they sent us to the hotel we stayed.
They are really flexible and really friendly. The car we rode was sooooo comfortable.

But messaging before the tour was not so smooth, I was a little bit worried about this tour.
The tour itself was really good tho.

かなりいいツアーでした。朝の5時にコロンボを出発し、ホテルの関係でキャンディーまで送り届けてもらいました。
ツアーの内容も、車もかなり満足できるものでした。

ツアーまでのやりとりがあまりスムーズではなかったので、若干心配でしたが、ツアー自体は最高でした。
Written 24 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello Yohtakubo! Greetings Behalf of Apple Vacations, First of all, thank you for taking the time to write to us. We’re always delighted to hear from a happy customer! Thanks so much for the positive feedback. It’s always good to know that our customers are out there, enjoying our service and finding it memorable. Its always a pleasure serving you and certainly look forward to doing that in your future trips too. Our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused by us while messaging.! Once again thanks a bunch for selecting us as your traveling partner and for giving us this opportunity, we couldn’t have done it without you! Thank you so much for mentioning Aaron in your feedback, which will help him to improve his skills. We really appreciate your kind words about Apple vacations service on your review, it always makes our entire team super excited when our valuable customers are happy that they tell the world. We hope to keep up our performance and wish that you will remain confident in us for your future trips. CHEERS! With Love, Apple Vacations
Written 24 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

janicej767
Roanoke Rapids, NC23 contributions
Highlight of my visit to Sri Lanka
This tour is an absolute must for visitors to Sri Lanka. CJ, the guide and driver, was superb. He went out of his way to ensure that all of us had the best experience possible. He never tired of answering our questions, his knowledge of Sri Lankan history is outstanding, and his English impeccable. I totally recommend this tour and Apple Vacations.
Written 23 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Janice! Greetings Behalf of Apple Vacations, First of all, thank you for taking the time to write to us. We’re always delighted to hear from a happy customer! Thanks so much for the positive feedback. It’s always good to know that our customers are out there, enjoying our service and finding it memorable. Its always a pleasure serving you and certainly look forward to doing that in your future trips too. Once again thanks a bunch for selecting us as your traveling partner and for giving us this opportunity, we couldn’t have done it without you! Thank you so much for mentioning CJ in your feedback, which will help him to improve his skills. We really appreciate your kind words about Apple vacations service on your review, it always makes our entire team super excited when our valuable customers are happy that they tell the world. We hope to keep up our performance and wish that you will remain confident in us for your future trips. CHEERS! With Love, Apple Vacations
Written 23 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

andy
2 contributions
Pleasant day
Cey was excellent ,he was very informative.. and friendly.. he also found time to take me to see the wild elephants.. thank you cey
Written 23 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear boundo! Greetings Behalf of Apple Vacations, First of all, thank you for taking the time to write to us. We’re always delighted to hear from a happy customer! Thanks so much for the positive feedback. It’s always good to know that our customers are out there, enjoying our service and finding it memorable. Thank you for mentioning Cey in your feedback, which will help him to improve his skills. We really appreciate your kind words about Apple vacations service on your review, it always makes our entire team super excited when our valuable customers are happy that they tell the world. We hope to keep up our performance and wish that you will remain confident in us for your future trips. CHEERS! With Love, Apple Vacations
Written 27 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Yuka
Minato, Japan1 contribution
Excellent tour!
Jan. 2020 • Solo
Lathushan, the guide, pick me up at 4:50am considering heavy traffic. He kindly took me to wonderful world heritages. His driving is gentle and his advise and information are easy to understand. I would recommend this tour for travelers. who want to visit places with efficiency. Thank you Lathushan!
Written 22 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello Yuka! Greetings Behalf of Apple Vacations, First of all, thank you for taking the time to write to us. We’re always delighted to hear from a happy customer! Thanks so much for the positive feedback. It’s always good to know that our customers are out there, enjoying our service and finding it memorable. Its always a pleasure serving you and certainly look forward to doing that in your future trips too. Once again thanks a bunch for selecting us as your traveling partner and for giving us this opportunity, we couldn’t have done it without you! Thank you so much for mentioning lathushan in your feedback, which will help him to improve his skills. We really appreciate your kind words about Apple vacations service on your review, it always makes our entire team super excited when our valuable customers are happy that they tell the world. We hope to keep up our performance and wish that you will remain confident in us for your future trips. CHEERS! With Love, Apple Vacations
Written 23 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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It was great
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Unbeatable service provider
Our trip to Sri Lanka was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience and we are so grateful to everyone that made it hap
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Amazing team
Amazing professional reliable team.. Although we had a group of 30 pax ; but everything was exceptional Thanks 😊
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Best experience
Its very good nice. We are very happy. Indika was a great man with good heart. Thank you kavindu for all photos and
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Must see city in Sri Lanka
We had a really nice trip to Kandy! Our tour guide, Aaron, set up a tour of the Temple of the Sacred Tooth relic wh
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The best experience!
Kandy was an amazing experience. Our tour guide Aron made this trip unforgettable. It was a long day but we truly a
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Excellent value and flexibility
We had a lovely day stopping along the way for nice pictures at the ocean, a turtle conservation project, a mangrov
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Accuracy, professionalism, worth to book
I really enjoyed the right amount of information I got during the trip. All my special requests were solved very qu
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Amazing journey in Sri Lanka
My honeymoon ♥ experience in Sri Lanka was amazing & adorable journey around each part of Sri Lanka with amazing g
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Experience of a lifetime
Amazing services and arrangements made by Mr Jeev and our tour guide Christoe. Very professional and on point. Avai
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Great food and great service.
It’s a great experience. The ambiance is very welcoming and charming. Amazing food and service. Staff are extremely
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Professions services
Very professional services. From beginning they were so easy to deal with. Great communication and quick response.
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Unbelievably good service
It's my pleasure to express my gratitude towards apple Vacations for their responsible service during covid 19 pand
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Disappointed- Terrible customer service
We've used Apple Vaca several times before and we travel frequently to different parts of the world, however given
ionica9
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Best experience in Sri Lanka with Aaron
Aron, our tour guide is was very kind to drive us everywhere, even if we wanted to stop every day for fresh pineap
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