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From Bentota: Day Trip to Sigiriya and Dambulla Temple

Product ID: 295420
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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.
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Pickup is available from hotels in Bentota and Kalutara

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  • 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.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking driver
  • Bottled water
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users

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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.
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