Day Excursion to Pidurangala Rock and Sigiriya

Hike two amazingly popular tourist destinations in Sri Lanka on this private all inclusive day trip. Often referred to as the eighth wonder of the world, Sigiriya is one of the 'must see' places on any Sri Lankan bucket list. Located right in the heart of Sri Lanka, Sigiriya, otherwise known as Lion Rock, is an ancient palace and fortress built in 480AD atop a unique rock island that rises 200m above the jungle below. The Fortress, full of abandoned palaces, gardens, waterways and frescoes, has always been an important part of Sri Lanka's history, and its become one of the country’s most visited cultural heritage sites. Pidurangala Rock, located adjacent to Sigiriya, provides equally epic views of the surrounding area, a historic cave complex of its own, a tenth of the crowds, and the most incredible view overlooking the famous Sigiriya rock. In our view, you can’t visit Sri Lanka without a visit to Pidurangala and Sigiriya.

per adult from

$184

NZD

Duration

12 to 13 hours

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  • What's included :
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Private transportation
    • Bottled water
    • Lunch
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Entry/Admission - Pidurangala Royal Cave Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress
    What's excluded :
    • This is a typical itinerary for this product

      Stop At: Pidurangala Royal Cave Temple, Dambulla Sri Lanka

      Pidurangala Rock which translates to “offered piles of Gold” is an important place for Buddhists and was first used as a Buddhist monastery. It is believed to date back to the reign of King Kashyapa before the first and second centuries. It is an overlooked gem by tourists and what makes it magical is the breathtaking view of Sigiriya Rock over the horizon, the magnificence of it standing so tall majestically near the sky. Pidurangala Rock is adjacent to Sigiriya Rock and is a popular spot for sunrises with impressive 360 degree views of all the surrounding valleys and landscapes. Once you walk through the temple, you will hit a trail which would direct you to the top. En route you will come across a reclining Buddha partially constructed out of brick and placed in the side of the rock which is fascinating. You will then get onto a path which has boulder rocks with arrows giving directions. It would be a steady rock climb to the end of the trail.

      Duration: 2 hours

      Stop At: Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress, Sigiriya 21120 Sri Lanka

      Sigiriya rock fortress is an ancient rock fortress near the town of Dambulla in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. It is a site of huge historical and archaeological importance, built on and around a massive column of rock that is nearly 200 meters high. The site was selected by King Kashyapa as the place where he wanted his new capital to be built, and he chose the prime estate for his palace-the top of Sigiriya rock. On a small plateau about halfway up the side of this rock he built a gateway in the form of an enormous lion. The remains of the palace can be found at the very top of the rock, and the lion entrance is amazingly preserved. You will have to walk up one giant stair master to get there, but the views alone are worth it!

      Duration: 3 hours

    • Departure Point :
      Traveler pickup is offered
      We pick up from all places in Negombo and Colombo Airports
      • Bandaranayake Intl Airport, Colombo Sri Lanka
      Departure Time :
      7:00 AM
      Return Detail :
      -
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • Infants must sit on laps
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
      • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
      • Face masks required for guides in public areas
      • Face masks provided for travelers
      • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
      • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
      • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
      • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
      • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
      • Guides required to regularly wash hands
      • Regular temperature checks for staff
      • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
      • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    Language

    English

    Age Req.

    -

    Fitness Req.

    None

    Group Size

    4

    Organised by Wander-Lush Travels

    Activity ID: V-211823P274

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