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Sigiriya & Dambulla Day Tour

"Sigiriya rock fortress & Dambulla cave temples day tour from Kandy"

With this day trip, we take you to visit 2 of the 6 Unesco world heritage sites. Sigiriya rock fortress, Sri Lanka's most visited attraction, and Dambulla cave temple complex. A journey back in time to experience an incredible story of revenge, courage, and love.

What Makes This Tour So Special

Licensed Tourist Guide

Lunch Included

Travel @ Your Own Pace

Itinerary Customisation


Tour Itinerary (approx. 9 hours)

  • 1

    Introduction

    With this day trip we take you to visit 2 of the 6 Unesco world heritage sites. Sigiriya rock fortress, Sri Lanka's most visited attraction and Dambulla cave temple complex. A journey back in time to experience an incredible story of revenge, courage and love.

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    Tour start

    Your adventure begins with our convenient pickup service from your local hotel in Kandy, usually between 7:30 to 8:00 am. You travel in comfort to Sigiriya in an air-conditioned vehicle. Your guide's live narration help you Learn how this ancient rock fortress was built by King Kasyapa to be the capital and house the royal palace and it's Royal Gardens with its beautiful landscaping and water features. Hear how it was transformed into a Buddhist monastery in the 14th century.

  • 3

    Mirror wall & Sky Palace

    Climb the rock to find the famed Mirror Wall and the 6th century rock art. Journey to the Boulder Gardens and Terraced Gardens. See the exquisite frescoes that are approximately 1600 years old. Admire the Sigiriya Frescoes that depict the king's harem on the face of the rocks. Then, it is time to go to the summit of the fortress at Sky Palace.

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    Lunch break (one hour)

    We have a one hour lunch break. We take you to have a tasty traditional rice & curry lunch.

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    Dambulla cave temples complex

    Following the break, we visit Dambulla Cave Temples. Upon arriving at the Dambulla Cave Temple Complex, you will go directly to the Cave of the Divine King Devaraja Lena. View the 46ft. (14m) statue of Buddha made out of rock.

    Read the first-century inscription at the entry of the cave telling of its origins. Continue over to the Cave of the Great Kings, the largest of the five caves. There you will see 40-seated statues of Buddha, cave paintings on the ceiling, and more. The ceiling and wall paintings found in the Great New Monastery date back to the 1700s and provide you with a unique insight into the Buddhist Revivalist period. See a statue of King Kirti Sri Rajasinha and 50 statues of Buddha. Return to your hotel provided at the end of the tour, at approximately 5 pm.

In this tour we will be visiting culturally sensible places of worship. We invite you to adhere to the traditions and ethics as a sign of respect. Your guide will assist you in these helping you to understand the most opportunistic method.

All sales are final. Incur 100% cancellation penalty.

Entrance tickets are excluded and cost 30 USD per person to Sigiriya, payable only in local currency, approximately 4800 LKR. Dambulla cave temple's entrance tickets cost 10 USD per person, payable only in local currency, approximately 1600 LKR

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Answers to most frequest concerns

Sure, we can visit Minneriya National Park and have an Elephant Safari. Please note that we need to depart at 6 am from Kandy, instead of 8 am.
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