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  1. Sri Lanka
  2. Western Province, Sri Lanka
  3. Colombo
  4. Day Trips

Sigiriya and Pidurangala Rock From Colombo

Product ID: 184469
Experience incredible views from Pidurangala and Sigiriya Rock. Be picked up and dropped off at your accommodation.
About this activity
Valid 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation

Pickup included

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Climb the summit of Pidurangala Rock
  • Learn about the history of Sigiriya Rock
  • See local tradesmen at work
Full description
Pidurangala and Sigiriya rock are huge rock formations directly opposite each other, both with majestic views of rolling lake to land vistas. On the summit of Pidurangala is the best possible place to get an eyeful the rock fortress itself. Pidurangala is more than a stunning rock formation. Learn about the history and backstories of this place. Once you done your climbing Pidurangala, enjoy a local lunch at the Sigiriya Hotel. 

The second destination is Sigiriya Rock, which is a site of historical and archaeological significance. It is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 meters (660 feet) high. According to the ancient Sri Lankan chronicle the Culavamsa, this site was selected by King Kasyapa for his new capital. 

Finish your day with a tour to see the crafts of the traditional artisans in Sigiriya, including wood carvers and batik makers. Learn about the process of their work and purchase some great souvenirs. 
Includes
  • Pick up and drop-off at your accommodation
  • Entrance fees to Pidurangala and Sigiriya
  • English speaking driver
  • Bottled water
What’s Not Included
  • Food or drink not detailed in the description
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• You must bring a current valid passport
• This trip is not recommended for those with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
• Please note that a moderate amount of walking is involved
• It is recommended to wear comfortable walking shoes
• You must remove your footwear and hat and cover your shoulders and knees when you visit a Buddhist or Hindu temple
• Please note that the duration of transfers are approximate and the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
• Please note the trip is subject to favorable weather conditions and if it is canceled due to poor weather you will be able to attend on another date