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  1. Sri Lanka
  2. Central Province
  3. Dambulla
  4. Day Trips

Dambulla: Cave Temple and Village Tour

Product ID: 206970
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Explore the Dambulla Cave Temple and experience traditional Sri Lankan village life. You will also enjoy a traditional cooking demonstration in a rural village house, before sitting down for an authentic Sri Lankan lunch.
About this activity
Duration 7 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide

Pickup included

Centrally located hotels in Sigiriya, Dambulla, Habarana and Kandalama.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Explore the most impressive cave temple in Sri Lanka
  • Discover the ancient paintings and Buddha statues in the caves
  • Trek through a rural village and experience village life
  • Enjoy a traditional catamaran ride over a lake
  • Taste an authentic Sri Lankan lunch
Full description
You will begin your day as you are picked up by tuk-tuk and driven to the Cave Temple of Dambulla. Once there, you will be able to explore the complex of five caves, with over 2,000 square meters of painted walls and ceilings.

The cave temple has the best-preserved ancient paintings found in Sri Lanka. Containing over 150 images of the Buddha, the highlight is the colossal figure of Buddha carved out of rock, which spans 14 meters.

Following some time exploring the cave, you will arrive at the rural village of Dambulla and start the the bullock cart ride. Passing some wonderful paddy fields and other countryside attractions, you will arrive at a beautiful lake where you will experience an unforgettable traditional catamaran ride. Throughout your tour you will also enjoy an authentic Sri Lankan village lunch. Later on at 3:00PM, you will be returned back to your hotel by tuk-tuk.
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Entrance fees to the Dambulla Cave Temple
  • Bullock cart ride
  • Traditional catamaran Ride
  • Traditional cooking demonstration
  • Authentic Sri Lankan lunch
  • All government taxes
What’s Not Included
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (recommended)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sleeveless shirts
Know before you go
• Roundtrip transportation is available from most centrally located Dambulla, Sigiriya and Habarana hotels (please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation)
• You must wear clothing that covers your shoulders and knees for visiting sacred or holy places
Organized by

Beyond Escapes

Product ID: 206970