Day trip

From Dambulla: Sigiriya Rock, Village, and Minneriya Tour

Activity provider: Lakpura LLC
Day trip

From Dambulla: Sigiriya Rock, Village, and Minneriya Tour

Activity provider: Lakpura LLC

From US$ 165 per person

Explore the best that Sri Lanka has to offer from Dambulla on this full day tour to Sigiriya Rock Fortress, a charming local village, and Minneriya National Park.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup from hotels in the Dambulla area
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Climb to the top of Sigiriya Rock and look out over the landscape
  • Take an oxen cart ride in a small, traditional village
  • Watch a cooking demonstration of traditional Sri Lankan food
  • Enjoy a two-hour safari through Minneriya National Park
Full description
See Sigiriya Rock Fortress, visit a local village, and go on a two-hour safari ride: with this tour you’ll make the most of a full day in Sri Lanka.   Start your tour at 8:30 AM with pickup at your hotel in Dambulla and head to your first destination, Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Rising from the central plains, the iconic rocky outcrop of Sigiriya is perhaps Sri Lanka’s most dramatic sight. Climb a series of narrow staircases to reach its top, passing frescoes and colossal statues of lion paws carved into the bedrock. At the top, you’ll be able to take in unforgettable views of the surrounding moats, water gardens, and quiet shrines.   Follow this experience with a tour of a local village, where you can take an oxen cart ride and experience the world from the view of a village farmer. Take a relaxing catamaran ride through a calm lake and walk through golden fields ripe with their harvest. Finally, watch a cooking demonstration that teaches you the basics of Sri Lankan cuisine, and taste the results for lunch if you choose.   Finish your day with a 2-hour safari ride through Minneriya National Park, home to elephants, 160 species of birds, deer, leopards, sloth bears, and more. At the end of a long but fulfilling day, you’ll be taken back to your hotel in Dambulla at around 6:00 PM.
  • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees
  • English-speaking chauffeur/guide
  • 1 liter of bottled water per person
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • All taxes and service charges
  • Meals or drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Product ID: 256872