From Negombo: Sigiriya and Dambulla Day Trip

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Activity provider: Apple Vacations

From Negombo: Sigiriya and Dambulla Day Trip

Activity provider: Apple Vacations

From US$ 75 per person

Visit the Dambulla Cave Temple and Sigiriya Rock with return transportation from Negombo.

About this activity

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Duration 14 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Russian, Singhalese, Tamil, Spanish
Pickup included
•Arrive at the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your selected pick up time


  • Visit the Dambulla Rock Caves to see their rich murals and Buddha statues
  • Marvel and climb the towering, UNESCO-listed Sirigiya rock Fortress
  • 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.
  • Pick up and drop-off at your accommodation
  • English speaking driver
  • Bottled water
  • Entrance fees to sightseeing
  • Food or drink not detailed in the description
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users

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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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.9 /5

based on 9 reviews

Review summary

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L’esperienza include solo il trasporto ai siti, I biglietti dell’entrata si pagano, abbiamo avuto un conducente e accompagnatore ci ha dato alcune informazioni sui siti da visitare, aspettatevi di essere portati da venditori di souvenir. Nel complesso comunque è stata una buona esperienza e la rifarei tranquillamente!

March 30, 2023

Fin tur med en god engelsk talende guide. Vi så en masse men også meget der ikke var beskrevet på den tur vi hvade booket. Når man ankommer til Sigiryia Rock skal man betale for en billet og det samme skal man hvis man tager på elefantsafari i området, så man skal bare life være opmærksom på dette. Så det man betaler for er basically en køretur dertil. Vi nåede ikke at se templet i Dambula som ellers var noget af set vi havde set mest frem til.

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March 30, 2023

Med en liten osäkerhet hur detta skulle bli blev vi glatt överraskade. Chauffören hämtade 04.45, körde oss och följde med oss hela dagen och guidade oss. Han var vänlig och ganska kunnig och vår upplevelse blev lite mer än vi väntade oss. Vi är glatt överraskade igen över Getyourguide och er service, guider och tjänster. Vi kommer att boka er igen!

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March 30, 2023

Product ID: 185085