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  1. Sri Lanka
  2. Western Province
  3. Negombo
  4. Day Trips

From Negombo: Sigiriya and Dambulla Private Day Trip

Product ID: 185085
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Visit the Dambulla Cave Temple and Sigiriya Rock with return transportation from Negombo.
About this activity
Duration 15 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation

Pick-up included

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Dambulla Rock Caves to see their rich murals and Buddha statues
  • Marvel and climb the towering, UNESCO-listed Sirigiya rock
  • See traditional craftsmen at work including wood carvers and batik makers
Full description
After being transported in private car with local English speaking tour guide from Negombo, you will reach your first destination: Sri Lanka's largest rock, Dambulla Cave Temple, which is built on a 600-foot high rock at an elevation of 1118 feet from sea level. It is home to the worlds most acclaimed cave complex of magnificent Buddha images and rock paintings of vivid colors and shapes from the 2nd-century BC to the Kandyan era of the 18th-century. 

Your second visit is to Sigiriya Rock, a site of historical and archaeological significance 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. 

At the end of the trip, your guide will take you back to your hotel in Negombo.
Includes
  • Pick up and drop-off at your accommodation
  • English speaking driver
  • Bottled water
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees
  • 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
  • Smoking
  • 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
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Product ID: 185085