Sigiriya Day Trip – Private

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Sigiriya and Dambulla Day Trip: Explore the Best of Sri Lanka’s Cultural Heritage

For visitors to Sri Lanka who want to explore the best of the country’s cultural heritage, a day trip to Sigiriya and Dambulla is a must. These two iconic landmarks are both considered some of the most important cultural and historical sites in Sri Lanka, and offer visitors a unique and unforgettable experience.

The day trip begins with a visit to Sigiriya, a towering rock fortress that rises up from the surrounding countryside. Visitors will climb a series of stairs and walkways that wind their way up the side of the rock, passing through ancient ruins and marveling at the stunning views along the way. At the top of the rock, visitors can explore the ruins of the ancient palace and fortifications, as well as enjoy breathtaking views over the surrounding countryside.

Next, visitors will head to the nearby town of Dambulla, home to one of the largest and most important Buddhist temples in Sri Lanka. The Dambulla Cave Temple is a series of ancient cave temples that have been carved into a towering rock, and is filled with stunning murals, statues, and other treasures that tell the story of Buddhism in Sri Lanka.

For those interested in learning more about the history and cultural significance of these two iconic landmarks, a visit to the Sigiriya Museum and the Dambulla Cave Temple Museum is a must. These fascinating museums are filled with artifacts and exhibits that tell the story of Sigiriya and Dambulla and their place in Sri Lankan history.

With its iconic rock fortress, breathtaking views, and fascinating cultural heritage, a day trip to Sigiriya and Dambulla is the perfect way to explore the best of Sri Lanka’s cultural heritage. Book your tour today and get ready to discover the rich history and cultural treasures of Sri Lanka!


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204-07 Pax0407 $85.00
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Sigiriya Day Tour - All Included
Sigiriya Day Tour -  All Included

Climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress.

About Sigiriya.
Sigiriya Lion Rock - The day will start with a trip to the Sigiriya Lion Rock. Sigiriya is labelled as the Eighth Wonder of The World and is located in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. Sigiriya, labelled as the Eighth Wonder of the World, is the best preserved city centre in Asia from the 1st millennium and the best known monument here is undoubtedly the rock fortress of Sigiriya also known as the Sigiriya Lion Rock. The complex consists of the central rock, rising 200 meters above the surrounding plain, surrounded by two moats and three ramparts. With its combination of buildings and gardens, pathways, water gardens and the fusion of symmetrical and asymmetrical elements, it displays the grandeur and complexity of urban-planning in 5th century Sri Lanka.

Dambulla Cave Temple
Dambulla Cave Temple

Climb Dambulla Cave Temple

About Cave Temple
Dambulla Cave Temple Complex - You will then be taken for a bit cave exploration at the Dambulla Cave Temple Complex. Dambulla is an ancient city with a history of early inhabitants reaching as far back as 7th to 3rd century BC. The place is made famous by the largest and best preserved cave temple complex, which contain statues and paintings, along with having the largest rose quartz mountain in South Asia which dates back to the 1st century BCE. The complex has five (5) caves under a vast overhanging rock and the ceilings are painted with intricate patterns of religious images following the contours of the rock. There are images of the Lord Buddha and bodhisattvas, as well as various Hindu gods and goddesses. Spend time at the monastery which is still functional and receives visitors daily and learn a little bit more about Sri Lanka's wonderful history.

Lunch in Dambulla
Lunch in Dambulla

Lunch in Gimanhala Restaurant in Dambulla and back to pickup place

  • Experience English speaking Chauffeur with A/C Comfortable new Vehicle
  • Entrance Tickets Charges mentioned the Itinerary
  • Lunch in Gimanhala Dambulla
  • Drinking water
  • Camera permit for entering to Museums
  • Drinks
  • Private Expenses
  • Tips and Donations


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What is included in the Sigiriya and Dambulla Day Tour?
The Sigiriya and Dambulla Day Tour typically includes entrance tickets to both Sigiriya and Dambulla, a lunch, and an English-speaking chauffeur for round-trip transportation.
How long is the Sigiriya and Dambulla Day Tour?
The Sigiriya and Dambulla Day Tour typically lasts for 10-12 hours.
What can I expect to see at Sigiriya and Dambulla?
Sigiriya is a ancient rock fortress and palace complex with impressive landscaped gardens, frescoes, and a large mirror wall. Dambulla is a ancient cave temple complex that is home to numerous Buddhist statues, murals, and paintings. Both Sigiriya and Dambulla offer unique insights into Sri Lanka's rich history and culture.
Is the tour suitable for families with children?
Yes, the Sigiriya and Dambulla Day Tour is suitable for families with children. However, it is recommended to check with the tour operator for any age restrictions or other requirements before booking.
What should I bring for the tour?
It is recommended to bring a hat, sunscreen, water, and comfortable walking shoes for the Sigiriya and Dambulla Day Tour. Visitors should also bring any personal items they may need for a full day of outdoor activities, including a camera for capturing the stunning views and cultural sites.


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