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Sigiriya Rock Fortress and Cave Temples Private Day Trip

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Overview
Sigiriya and Dambulla have been nominated as UNESCO World Heritage and once Sigiriya was nominated as the 8th Wonder of the World. This is a must-do trip when visiting Sri Lanka.
Highlights
  • See Sigiriya and Dambulla in a day from Colombo, Negombo, and other locations
  • Travel to the two UNESCO-protected sights by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Visit and appreciate Sigiriya and Dambulla in more depth than touring alone
  • All-inclusive trip covers lunch, entry fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off
What to Expect
Book your required tour option and after early-morning pickup from your Colombo, Negombo, Mount Lavinia, Kandy, or Kalutara hotel, make the roughly 4-hour journey to Sigiriya by private air-conditioned vehicle. Marvel at Sigiriya Rock, a granite outcrop rising from scrubland areas that transform into water gardens during the rainy season. Then, climb the metal steps to the rocktop: home to a ruined fifth-century fortress. View the frescoes en route and explore the relics on the summit, the remnants of a royal citadel built by King Kasyapa. After lunch at the Oakray Restaurant in Inamaluwa, visit the UNESCO-listed Rock Temple of Dambulla: five hill caves converted into a temple in the first century BC and filled with Buddha statues. Inspect the caves with their stunning wall and ceiling murals as your guide shares Dambulla's history. Your trip finishes at the original departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
1: Colombo, Sri Lanka
2: Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka
3: Negombo, Sri Lanka
4: Kalutara, Sri Lanka
5: Kandy, Sri Lanka

Traveler pickup is offered
All hotels and places in Colombo, Mount Lavinia, Wadduwa, Kalutara, Negombo and Kandy
Duration
14h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off by an Air-conditioned vehicle in Negombo, Colombo, Mount Lavinia, Kalutara or Kandy.
  • Sightseeing tours with service of an English Speaking chauffeur guide
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • All Government taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Sigiriya
  • Entry/Admission - Dambulla Cave Temple
Exclusions
  • Any video/still camera fee to the monuments and places of visit
  • Tips to guides, restaurants, and hotel lobby. Tipping is expected.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Group discount is available when group size is 7 people or more
  • Please wear clothes to cover your knees and shoulders when visiting temples
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour operator was very responsive, getting back to me within minutes of booking the tour. The driver guide Imran was informative and helpful, and tried to accommodate our dinner booking by having us back in Colombo in time. Great to see the ancient palace.More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Jamesjwey
Hiran_Peiris, Guest Relations Manager at Beyond Escapes, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Sir, Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your memorable tour! Also, thank you for the kind words regarding the service.We are glad that we were able to provide you an exceptional service. We always try to improve the quality of the service that...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Sigiriya Rock Fortress is a must see. Lots of steps but it is worth it. I would however recommend that you travel on a weekday. Early when it is a little cooler. It get quite warm, and the walking heats you up. Take plenty...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank DianaC19c
Hiran_Peiris, Guest Relations Manager at Beyond Escapes, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Sir, Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your memorable tour! Also, thank you for the kind words regarding the serviceWe always try to improve the quality of the service that we offer. For that, these kind of appreciations are very important to us....More

Reviewed 14 August 2019 via mobile

Dear Beyond escapes, thank you very much for making our Sri Lankan holiday a memorable one. Mr. Kumara is truly an exceptional guide. His knowledge about the Lankan history and traditions kept us excited throughout the 3 day tour.. He ensured we got a real...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Prashanth K
Hiran_Peiris, Guest Relations Manager at Beyond Escapes, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2019

Dear Sir, Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your memorable tour! Also, thank you for the kind words regarding the service.We are glad that we were able to provide you an exceptional service. We always try to improve the quality of the service that...More

Reviewed 7 August 2019

Loved every moment and Kumara, my driver, was great. The exact amount of conversation. Some notes that I struggled to work out before the trip: 1. It's a long day, but very much up to you in respect of how long you stay at a...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank calum69411
Hiran_Peiris, Guest Relations Manager at Beyond Escapes, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2019

Dear Sir, Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your memorable tour! Also, thank you for the kind words regarding the service.We are glad that we were able to provide you an exceptional service. We always try to improve the quality of the service that...More

Reviewed 13 July 2019

I found this tour on Viator.com, as it was one of the first on the 'recommended' list, so I booked it right away. First of, I really appreciated that Dulani, one of the tour agents, contacted me via Whatsapp regarding my inquiries & clarifications in...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Hiran p, Guest Relations Manager at Beyond Escapes, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2019

Dear Sir, Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your memorable tour! Also, thank you for the kind words regarding the service.We are glad that we were able to provide you an exceptional service. We always try to improve the quality of the service that...More

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There are quite a few stairs to climb if you want to get to the very top of the rock. However, when we went it was very busy so we stood in line and it wasn't as strenuous. I would say if you want to get to the top of the... More
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