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Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress

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Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress

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Day tour to Sigiriya & Dambulla from Kandy by Aaliya Tours
USD 60.00 per adult
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Private Dambulla Sigiriya Tour with Lunch
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Full-Day Tour to Sigiriya and Dambulla from Colombo
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08 - Day Classic Tour with English speaking drive and Private luxury vehicles

Summary of the 8-Day Sri Lanka Classic Tour<br><br>During this&#xa0;Round Tour we will be sight-seeing areas in the following destinations:&#xa0;Sigiriya, Anuradhapura, Mihintale, Kandy, Dambulla, Nuwara Eliya, Tissamaharama, Mirissa.<br><br>The guests will be provided with good quality, air conditioned, comfortable vehicles with a driver-guide to help with your tour and free wi-fi. All vehicles will have baby seats available if needed.&#xa0;
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Kamalakkannan T wrote a review Nov. 2020
Chennai (Madras), India5 contributions
It took us several hours to reach there. A long, tiring climb, surrounded by a huge crowd. Of course, you’re treated with an amazingly beautiful view from the top. Just be prepared to be jostled a bit by the locals during the climb. The frescos themselves took just a few minutes to see - suddenly you feel ‘hey, did I trek so long to see these few meters of frescos?’. Of course, they are beautiful and of historic significance. Maybe a good idea to start in the early morning to avoid the midday heat.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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CKG1976 wrote a review Oct. 2020
Colombo, Sri Lanka57 contributions39 helpful votes
We started in the morning and that is the best time before the sun makes it warmer. Make sure you have a good guide with you to give an insight into the place. Not for the faint-hearted though.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Sarah Afker wrote a review Sep. 2020
Colombo, Sri Lanka228 contributions40 helpful votes
Sumitting Sigiriya has been a lifelong dream.. it took three decades, a pandemic and a few adventurous friends to make it come true. When I told people it was my first time, they were in shock..I now understand why. It transcends time and space, and is worth every step you take and the aches after. Take your time to savor the sumitt. There's quite a few things to see and relish
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Ravi W wrote a review Sep. 2020
Colombo, Sri Lanka289 contributions21 helpful votes
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One of the must visit place in Sri Lanka & great wonders of the world. This is a UNESCO heritage site protected for its history. Sigiriya rock fortress is a classic example for Sri Lankan ancient architecture & talent of the people. Weekends are generally busy & suggests to visit on week day.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Asitha wrote a review Sep. 2020
Colombo, Sri Lanka103 contributions
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This 5th century AD rock fortress is a must visit for any local visitor or foreigner. starting the journey very early (gates open at 06.30am) will be great as you can escape from the scorching midday sun and large number of visitors at late hours.it takes about 45min to get to the top of the rock normally.there is a vast number of places to see around the rock but most visitors tend to get to the top and also see the frescoes. the view from the top is breathtaking and the wind is very strong. Follow the instructions given along the way to prevent damage to the historic remnants and escape the attacks of giant honeybees nesting around the rock(this is a very rare incident).carry a bottle of water with you and don't dispose any polythene or plastic items on the way. Make sure to visit the museum at the entrance of the fortress.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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