Full-Day Tour Of Sigiriya Rock Fortress And Dambulla Cave Temples By Luxury Vehicle

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    6am Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Your Colombo, Negombo, Sigiriya, Dambulla, or Kandy hotel
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable

Overview

Visit the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Sigiriya Rock Fortress and Dambulla Cave Temples by an air-conditioned vehicle. Spend a full-day exploring with the help of your English-speaking driver/guide. Round-trip service to and from your hotel is included. This is an all inclusive tour. All the entrance fees and government taxes are included in the price

Highlights

  • Family friendly
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Know More about this tour

Your adventure begins with the convenience of pickup service from your local hotel, 30 to 60 minutes prior to the departure time. At 8am, travel in comfort to Sigiriya in an air-conditioned, luxury vehicle. Learn how this ancient rock fortress was built by King Kasyapa to be the capital and house the royal palace from your English-speaking driver/guide. Hear how it was transformed into a Buddhist monastery in the 14th century. Then, go to the Royal Gardens with its beautiful landscaping and water features.

Climb up to see the famed Mirror Wall and the 6th century rock art. Journey to the Boulder gardens and Terraced Gardens. See the exquisite Frescoes that are approximately 1600 years old. Admire the Sigiriya Frescoes that depict the king's harem on the face of the rocks. Then, it is time to go to the summit of the fortress at Sky Palace.

Enjoy an hour of free time. You can have lunch (own expense) or explore on your own. Following the break, meet your guide to go to the Dambulla Cave Temples.

Upon arriving at the Dambulla Cave Temple Complex, you will go directly to the Cave of the Divine King Devaraja Lena. View the 46ft. (14m) statue of Buddha made out of rock. Read the first century inscription at the entry of the cave telling of its origins. Continue over to the Cave of the Great Kings, the largest of the five caves. There you will see 40-seated statues of Buddha, cave paintings on the ceiling, and more. The ceiling and wall paintings found in the Great New Monastery date back to the 1700s and provide you with a unique insight into the Buddhist Revivalist period. See a statue of King Kirti Sri Rajasinha and 50 statues of Buddha. Return to your hotel provided at the end of the tour, at approximately 5pm.

Inclusions

  • Entrance fees to Sigiriya & Dambulla
  • 1 Litre of bottled mineral water per pax
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking driver/guide

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A minimum of 2 adults per booking is required

Minimum age is 3 years

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Please provide hotel name, address, and phone number at the time of booking

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair

Comfortable shoes are recommended

Not wheelchair accessible

Dress code is casual (no cutoffs, sleeveless tops, or sandals)

You are welcome to bring your own food and drinks or purchase food during your lunch break

The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions

As a sign of respect and customary, don't turn your back to any of the statues of Buddha