From Bentota: Day Trip to Sigiriya and Dambulla Temple

From Bentota: Day Trip to Sigiriya and Dambulla Temple

From US$ 120 per person

Explore two of Sri Lanka's most popular attractions, the Sigiriya rock fortress and the Dambulla cave temple, on this day trip from Bentota and Kalutara.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
COVID-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Small group
Limited to 10 participants
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 1 day
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Instructor
English
Pickup included
Pickup is available from hotels in Bentota and Kalutara

Experience

Highlights
  • Admire breathktaking views from the summit of the Sigirya rock fortress
  • Inhale the exotic aromas of a Sri Lankan spice garden
  • Explore a 1st-century BC Budhhist temple
Full description
After getting picked up from your hotel in Bentota or Kalutara, begin the 3-hour journey to the Sigirya rock fortress. Here you will discover the historical and cultural values of ancient Sri Lanka and get to witness the engineering skills and artistic capabilities of Sri Lankan artisans and engineers. Wander through this vast complex and admire the various palaces, pools, gardens, and paintings. Later, head to the Dambulla Royal Cave Temple, which is one of the oldest Buddhist temples in the world. Marvel at the beautiful Buddhist paintings and statues housed in this cave and see for yourself why it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Finally, visit a spice garden where you can soak up the aromas of the various traditional spices grown here such as cinnamon, cardamom and nutmeg. Head back to your hotel in the evening, just in time for dinner.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking driver
  • Bottled water
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
COVID-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Flash photography
  • Video recording

Know before you go

  • Walking shoes are recommended for this tour.
  • Please note that visitors are expected to remove their shoes and hats and to cover their shoulders and knees when visiting the temple.
  • This tour is subject to cancelation in the event of unfavorable weather conditions. If canceled, you will be offered an alternative date for your tour.
  • As this tour leaves early in the morning, it is recommended to ask for a breakfast box from your hotel or bring your own.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 2 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5 / 5
  • Transportation
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
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