Private tour

From Colombo: All Inclusive Sigiriya and Dambulla Tour

Activity provider: Beyond Escapes

From Colombo: All Inclusive Sigiriya and Dambulla Tour

Activity provider: Beyond Escapes

From US$ 185 per person

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.

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Duration 14 hours
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Pickup included
Pick-up is available at all hotels in Colombo, Mount Lavinia and Negombo.
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  • 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.
  • 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
  • Tips for guides (tipping is expected)
  • Anything not mentioned as included
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems

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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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 6 reviews

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Would've been 100% amazing without the extra stops

The journey was very long as expected. The negative points of it is that the driver kept stopping in different places for us to see (he must have deals with these places) such as spice garden which was nice but they want tips and some gems store... which I didnt want to stop nor buy gems but he insisted and people were pushing us to buy. and if you dont buy or give them little tips they dont like it and treat you differently on the way out. I am certain tha the driver gets his cut from it, but surely they should ask the customer first if they want any stop to meet places or not. because of these stops (total of 3) we spent almost 20 hours out and got home so late and knackered. Sigiriya on the other hand is an amazing place! Like no words to describe how amazing it is. But again, the tour guide that is included in the package wanted tips as well and not in their currency, but in £ or $. Also water was included but was given only ONE bottle for the whole day and had to pay drinks

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February 19, 2019

It was a great experience with a terrific guide

April 26, 2022

Well organized, nice, good explanations

February 2, 2020

Product ID: 90093