Full-Day Group Tour Of Sigiriya Rock Fortress And Dambulla Cave Temples - Kandy

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    8 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Please come to Queen's hotel's lobby by 7:30 AM
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure pointHotel drop off where possible as a courtesy
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Visit the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Sigiriya Rock Fortress and Dambulla Cave Temples by an air-conditioned coach on this shared tour. Spend a full-day exploring with the help of your English-speaking national tour guide.

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Your tour start near the temple of tooth, infront of Queen's hotel in Kandy. You are required to reach this meeting point on or before 8 AM in the morning.Travel in comfort to Sigiriya in an air-conditioned, luxury vehicle. You get a dedicated driver, an assistant driver and one National tour guide an assisting tour guide depending on the group size. 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 Kandy around 6 pm.

Inclusions

  • Transport by luxury air-conditioned coach
  • National Tourist guide
  • Driver

Exclusions

  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Transportation to/from attractions

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum age is 5 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

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

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