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Sigiriya & Dambulla Day Tour from Colombo

 Colombo    12 Hours 1 review 49 people interested today
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Overview

Sigiriya and Dambulla are recognized as a world heritage sites and Sigiriya was also nominated as the 8th wonder of the world. Visit the best preserved cave temple, Dambulla temple(also known as Golden temple). These caves are filled with religious paintings and sculptures. A 15m long sculpture of Buddha is the highlight of this place. The frescos on the walls and ceilings are from the 15th century and they depict scenes from the life of Buddha. One of the largest caves is the Cave 2 which contains 150 artistic statues. Sigiriya, the most beautiful historic monuments in Sri Lanka. It is located between Dambulla and Habarana . This astounding rock structure is 200 meters higher than the surrounding . This fort includes remains of a ruined palace. Sigiriya served as a monastery during the 3rd century BC. Later during 5th century King Kasyapa used this cave as his adobe while he was on an exile. Originally designed to resemble a lion, now the upper body is completely ruined. Ride on the back of an elephant at the Habarana Elephant Safari.

Tour Highlights:

  • Sigiriya Lion Rock - an ancient landmark built over huge granite rock
  • Golden Temple housing 157 Buddha sculptures
  • One of the oldest clifftop gardens in the world
  • UNESCO listed Dambulla Cave Temple
  • Artistic 5th century Frescoes and Mirror Wall
  • Enjoy the breath-taking views while at the Lions Rock.
  • Sigiriya museum and Village Experience Tour

Itinerary :

  • 6:30-7.30am: The tour starts with your hotel pick-up from Colombo, Negombo or Mount Lavinia. Your very own chauffeur guide drives you to Sigiriya which is the first stop on your itinerary (Travel time: 3 to 4 hours)
  • 10:00-11am: Arrive in Sigiriya and climb the Sigiriya Rock Fortress which is known as one of the wonders of the world.
  • 12:30-1:00pm: Enjoy a traditional lunch at a local house prepared by the village women (At your own cost)
  • 1:00-2:00pm: You can experience a Bullock Cart Ride while enjoying sightseeing the rural village life. And then your next adventure could be a “Catamaran Safari” (Double paired canoe joined together with seating facility) at the scenic lake. 
  • 3:00pm: Arrive at Dambulla and visit the cave temple (Unesco World Heritage Site)
  • 4:00pm: Leave Dambulla and proceed towards Colombo
  • 8:00pm approx: Arrive back at your hotel in Colombo 

Basic Details

Start Point
Colombo/Negombo Hotel
Finish Point
Colombo/Negombo Hotel
Start time
6:30 am 7:00 am
Category
Tours & Sightseeing
Trip Code
O802A1740

Inclusions

  • Roundtrip Transportation in Private Air Conditioned vehicle (Sedan Car or Van)
  • Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off
  • Service of an English Speaking Chauffeur Guide 
  • All Parking and Highway Toll charges where applicable
  • 2 complimentary bottles of 500ml mineral water per person

Exclusions

  • Entrance fees/tickets to any sites
  • Any extra Jeep hire for safari
  • Lunch, any other Meals and Drinks
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Any video/still camera fee to the monuments
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in Inclusions
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Important Info

  • You will receive complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, in your Booking Confirmation Voucher
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Colombo, Negombo or Mount Lavinia only
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

Cancellation

  • Full refund if cancelled before* 3 days
  • No refund after that

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Not a problem, you can still make the booking and mention the same in pick-up address filed. Once your hotel arrangements are finalized, you can contact us our local operator directly with your hotel details.

5 travellers found this helpful

Sigiriya and Dambulla are all year round destinations. If you are starting from Colombo, it would be advisable to start by 06.30am.

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Review (1)

4.5

Michelle

25 Oct 2018

Our guide was fantastic, knowledgeable and very friendly. Very good experience.

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Meet-up Information/Reporting Point

  • Meet & Greet your friendly driver at your Hotel lobby in Colombo, Negombo or Mount Lavinia
  • Operator will be in contact with you to coordinate the pick up time and itinerary
  • The driver will pick you up directly from your hotel or specified pick up point. Please enter the pick up location at the checkout page
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