Full-Day Private Sigiriya And Dambulla From Kandy

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    B&Bs, homestays, other hotels in Kandy
    Airports
    Bandaranayake Intl Airport, Colombo Sri Lanka
  • Return Details :
    Tour ends with drop-off at your hotel
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Embark on this private cultural tour of Sigiriya and Dambulla with a licensed local tourist guide. Both attractions are the most visited attractions in Sri Lanka. You will be transported on an air-conditioned vehicle. With two way hotel transfer.

Highlights

Family friendly

Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Sigiriya World Heritage Site, Sigiriya, Central Province

Unesco world heritage site

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Dambulla Cave Temple, Habarana, North Central Province

Cave temples complex of Buddhist monks. Unesco world heritage site

Duration: 1 hour

Inclusions

All taxes, fees and handling charges

Local taxes

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Private tour

Transport by air-conditioned vehicle

Local guide

Air-conditioned vehicle

Exclusions

Entrance tickets : Sigiriya 30 USD / Dambulla 10 USD per person. Children 50%

Lunch

Entry/Admission - Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress

Entry/Admission - Dambulla Cave Temple

Entry/Admission - Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

A dress code is required to enter Dambulla Cave Temples complex. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements

Comfortable walking shoes are recommended

Infants must sit on laps

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers

COVID-19 vaccination required for guides

Traveler Reviews

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  • 10-May-2022

    Excellent excursion, must see places. Our guide Diyath was punctual and gave us a lot of information. He even climbed the Lion Rock with us.

  • 08-May-2022

    We climbed the Lion Rock and visited Dambullah with Diyath. He was punctual with a comfortable car and a good guide with lot of information. The view and the historic places are a must see in Sri Lanka.

  • 23-Apr-2022

    As mentioned in other reviews, this is more of a private driver than a tour (i.e you are left to explore Sigiriya on your own), but great nonetheless. We also didn't get to see Dambulla either for some reason, I believe we may have ran out of time. Buffet lunch is great full of plenty of options, if not pricey compared to more local restaurants. Sigiriya is $30 pp and they don't accept card, so many sure you have plenty of cash with you.

  • 14-Apr-2022

    We had Diyath as our guide and had a good time. He was really informative and told us about the history of the different places. Would recommend!

  • 01-Apr-2022

    We booked this trip before arriving in Sri Lanka. Diyath our driver and guide arrived on time and from there the whole trip was amazing. Diyath guided us the whole day telling us detail about both places that only local knowledge can provide. Both Sigirya and Dambulla are very special and must visit if you come to Sri Lanka. I would 100% recommend the trip, the company and Diyath.

  • 16-Mar-2022

    A fun filled, action packed day. Diyath was an awesome tour guide. A great driver, knowledgeable, super nice guy, he even carried my bag for me, & made sure I had enough water. I would highly recommend.

  • 24-Feb-2022

    Sigiriya was stunning - enjoyable climb with great views and interesting history, and we really enjoyed the Dambulla cave temples as well. In between we stopped a delicious buffet lunch with lots of options including local dishes that we really enjoyed. Our guide, Dayath, was excellent - very knowledgable about history for Sri Lanka and of Buddhism as well, we felt like we learned a lot.

  • 17-Jan-2022

    An excellent day trip! Our driver went above and beyond to show us around and make sure we were comfortable. The car was clean and large enough to fit our bags. The driver stopped on the way to get us fresh local fruit. He also took us to a very nice place for lunch. Couldn't recommend this trip enough!

  • 14-Jan-2022

    Diyath picked us up from our hotel in central Kandy, the traffic was unexpectedly really heavy so he was slightly delayed and kindly let us know in advance. A safe and professional driver, we arrived at Sigiriya about 2.5 hours later, Diyath guided us to the ticket counter, and took us on a very speedy tour (about 15 mins) of the museum so we had a bit of historical context and could use the bathroom facilities. The walk up to the top of Sigiriya Rock Fortress is mainly stone then metal stairs and is tough enough going but so worth it - the view from the top is extraordinary. Diyath has a lot of knowledge and is clearly passionate about the history of this place. Through our travels we have went on quite a few tours and I would say Diyath is one of the more chilled and personable guides we have had. (Diyath provided us with a big bottle of water each - I would bring extra, we were glad we did). We were given the option of going to a buffet lunch or visiting local people who would take us on a catamaran and prepare lunch with us. This would be a great idea for a day tour on its own but we decided to visit the buffet instead, being pretty exhausted from the climb at that point, and very ready to eat. After lunch we went to the Cave Temples in Dambulla (quite a few more steps), and these are really something, again Diyath has a brilliant grasp of the historical and social background, making a beautiful cultural site a really enjoyable experience. (We skipped the last stop of the tour, it was a brilliant but slightly exhausting day from all the climbing). We needed to go to Kandy train station to reserve tickets for our journey the next day, and we asked Diyath if they would drop us there instead of back to our hotel, and they very generously did. Would highly recommend this tour and especially our guide Diyath :)

  • 08-Dec-2021

    What a fantastic tour! We did hit some rain and the driver was very flexible with the schedule. He also knew the area very well and we ended up changing it up a bit. Road conditions change, so it is nice having some flexibility in your schedule, as weather changes also. Great trip! Thanks.

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