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Sigiriya and Dambulla Tour from Colombo

Product ID: 90093
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Explore the ancient UNESCO heritage sites of Sigiriya and Dambulla on a full-day guided tour. Climb the rock fortress and enjoy a restaurant lunch.
About this activity
Duration 14 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pick-up service

Pick-up is available at all hotels in Colombo, Mount Lavinia and Negombo.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Climb up Sigiriya Rock fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Visit Dambulla Cave temple, the most impressive cave temple in Sri Lanka
  • Enjoy a break for a restaurant lunch
Full description
Begin your 14-hour tour with an early-morning drive to Sigiriya. When you arrive, climb the Sigiriya Rock fortress, considered to be the 8th Wonder of the World.

In the 5th century, King Kashyapa built a palace atop the rock. Sigiriya commemorates some of the turbulence of Sri Lanka’s history.

Stop to enjoy a restaurant lunch before heading to Dambulla. Visit the UNESCO-listed cave temple built by King Walagambahu in the 1st century B.C. It is the most impressive of Sri Lanka’s cave temples. The complex of 5 caves features more than 2,000 square meters of painted walls and ceilings. See 150 images of the Buddha, of which the largest is a 14-meter-high image carved out of the rock.
Includes
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle from Colombo, Negombo or Mount Lavinia
  • Entry fees at Sigiriya Rock fortress and Dambulla Cave temple
  • English-speaking local guide
  • Restaurant lunch
  • All government taxes
What’s Not Included
  • Tips for guides (tipping is expected)
  • Anything not mentioned as included
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
• The duration of the tour is approximate, as the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
• All visitors to Buddhist and Hindu temples are expected to remove footwear and hats. Shoulders and knees should be covered
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Product ID: 90093