Full Day Tour to Sigiriya and Dambulla from Colombo

Colombo, Sri Lanka (55)


%20 A full day tour to Sigiriya and Dambulla from Colombo is a great way to get a taste of the ancient ruins and Buddhist temples that make up this UNESCO World Heritage Site. The tour will take you to Sigiriya, a site that is said to be one of the most beautiful and well-preserved ancient ruins in the world. Dambulla is another great destination on this tour, with its impressive Buddhist temples. Both sites are well worth a visit, and the tour will give you plenty of time to explore them all.


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Full Day Tour to Sigiriya and Dambulla from Colombo

Climbing a rock - if you’re in good shape and don’t stop to look at things, it’ll take you less than 30 minutes to climb all the way to the top of the rock. If you need a few breaks along the way or simply want to stop often to take photos and admire the view, it’ll take an hour and a half to two hours to climb up and go back down again. and then Visit The beautiful Royal Rock Temple complex sits about 160m above the road in the southern part of Dambulla. Buddha images were first created here over 2000 years ago, and over the centuries subsequent kings added to and embellished the cave art.

What's included

Below are items that the provider has stated are included with Full Day Tour to Sigiriya and Dambulla from Colombo at no additional cost

  • Complimentary Wifi Access During the Travel Subject To Availability
  • Hotel pickup and drop off by air conditioned vehicle
  • Guide Assistance in Sigiriya Lion Rock ( English,German, French, Spanish )
  • King Coconut
  • Seasonal fruits
  • English Speaking Driver cum Guide

What's NOT included

Below are items that the tour provider of Full Day Tour to Sigiriya and Dambulla from Colombo has stated that may cost an additional fee if desired.

  • Food and Beverages, unless specified
  • Entrance Fees Sigiriya USD 30 & Cave Temple USD 10

Points Of Interest

  • minutes: Our Driver will meet your at the lobby from your pickup location choose we recommended to be at lobby 10 mins before activity. if you able to get the Packed breakfast from hotel
  • 30 minutes: Get Refresh your self with some coffees can assure you that this is the best coffee and cafe you’d find Such great service and it’s a very clean set up
  • 60 minutes: Dambulla cave temple also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla is a World Heritage Site in Sri Lanka, situated in the central part of the country. This site is situated 148 kilometres east of Colombo and 72 kilometres north of Kandy. Dambulla is the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka
  • minutes: Located in the Dambulla SecretariatDivision of Matale District, in the center of Dambulla town started in 1999 to establish a wholesale market for vegetables and fruits. One important feature of the DDEC is thus more direct participation of the farmers is selling farm produce.
  • 5 minutes: The Rock Temple of Dambulla, called Jumbukola Vihara (Dambulla Cave Temple) in the (Mahavamsa)-the principal Pali Chronicle of Sri Lanka, is situated about forty seven miles north west of Kandy, the last capital of the Sinhalese kings, on the main road to Anuradhupura. Dambulla is a scent of unique interest. Its rock temples are the most extensive in the Island, and one of the most ancient, and in the highest state of preservation and order.(photo Stop only)
  • minutes: The Sigiriya Museum known to be the most beautiful museums in all of South Asia is managed by the central Cultural Fund. This museum represents the cultural, technological and archeological value of Sigiriya. The Sigiriya Museum allows its visitors to explore three decades of archeological research on Sigiriya. The design of the Sigiriya museum was inspired by the complex design systems evident in Sigiriya itself. Most importantly the cleaver use of water, where it both enhances the beauty and quality of the environment as well as the conservation of it for the purpose of irrigation is been replicated here at the Sigiriya Museum. (combine with Sigiriya rock fortress )
  • 180 minutes: Sigiriya is the most exquisite example of ancient Sri Lankan art, architecture and landscaping. Built over 1,600 years ago, the now sinister-looking 600 ft high black rock once appeared like a massive dazzling white cloud floating above the surrounding forests. Its sides were painted with beautiful frescoes of semi-naked nymphs. A large gatehouse in the form of a lion guarded the entrance to the innermost sanctum of the city – the Sky Palace on top of the rock. Sigiriya burst briefly into pre-eminence and was then abandoned and lay hidden in the forests for nearly 1,500 years. The climb to the top is strenuous but it is worth it. Definitely a must visit site!
  • 20 minutes: From typical wooden elephant ornaments to the more intricately carved wooden traditional masks, Oak Ray Wood Carving boasts of one of the more comprehensive wood carving collections in Sri Lanka. The ‘Oak Ray’ brand, primarily catering to the hospitality needs of tourists has diversified its name into the niche of handicrafts and has quickly become a go-to establishment to find that perfect memento of your journey around the Paradise Island of Sri Lanka.

Additional Information

  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Comfortable walking shoes recommended for this tour.
  • All visitors to Buddhist and Hindu temples are expected to remove footwear and hats. Also shoulders and knees should be covered
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised