Day Tour to Pidurangala, Sigiriya and Dambulla Cave Temple

Visit three most popular destinations in Sri Lanka within a day on this private day tour from Colombo or Negombo. Two of the sites are UNESCO listed which includes the Sigiriya Rock and Dambulla Cave Temple. Dambulla cave also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla is a World Heritage Site and the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. Next proceed to Sigiriya which is an ancient rock fortress nearly 200 meters high. and a World Heritage Site being one of the best preserved examples of ancient urban planning. Finally, hike up Pidurangala Rock, a geological feature offering extensive views of the verdant hilly landscape and an atmosphere of seclusion and contemplation. Standing opposite a larger, more frequented hill, the rock possesses a different charm to its touristy brother, with a quiet and peaceful Buddhist temple at its foot, and a giant reclining Buddha statue in a secluded cave part way up.

per adult from

$130

NZD

Duration

11 to 12 hours

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  • What's included :
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Private transportation
    • Bottled water
    • English speaking chauffeur
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Highway charges
    What's excluded :
    • Meals
    • Entrance fees to all sites
    • Personal expenses
    • Entry/Admission - Dambulla Cave Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress
    • Entry/Admission - Pidurangala Rock
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Dambulla Cave Temple, Jaffna Hwy, Habarana 50150 Sri Lanka

    You will be picked up from your hotel and your first itinerary for the day will be the Dambulla Cave Temple. The Dambulla temple has five caves and 157 statues of the Lord Buddha, many paintings on the ceilings and walls that emphasis the artistic talent of ancient days. The history of the caves, rock and temple dates from the 1st century BC. The fascination of these caves is not only the statues but also the many intricate and delicate paintings that cover the ceiling and walls, created with indigenous traditional paints.

    Duration: 1 hour

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

    Sigiriya also known as “Sinhagiri” or “Lion’s Rock” is an ancient rock fortress situated in Sigiriya town near the town of Dambulla in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. Sigiriya rock is about 200 meters in height and is a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site. The rocky plateau of Sigiriya has served as a Buddhist monastery since 3rd century BC. It is in the second half of the 5th century that King Kashyapa decided to construct a royal palace at this location. Following the king’s death, Sigiriya was again used as a Buddhist monastery until the 14th century after which it was abandoned. To this day, Sigiriya remains to be an architectural wonder.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Pidurangala Rock, Pidurangala,Sigiriya, Sigiriya 21120 Sri Lanka

    Pidurangala is a towering rock adjacent to Sigiriya. The two rocks have an interlinked history: whilst King Kasyapa was building Sigiriya Rock Fortress in the 5th century, he moved monks living around Sigiriya to a new monastery on Pidurangala Rock. An ancient cave temple still houses objects from various vintages that reflect Buddhist, Hindu and western beliefs, and the stupa to the left of the temple entrance is believed to mark the spot where King Kasyapa was cremated. Pidurangala is a more challenging climb than Sigiriya. There is no clear path to the top: steep, uneven steps give way to an expanse of boulders and crevices that climbers must navigate in order to reach the summit.

    Duration: 2 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from all places and hotels in Negombo and Colombo Airports
    • Bandaranayake Intl Airport, Colombo Sri Lanka
    Departure Time :
    6:00 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 Crystal Holidays

Activity ID: V-240142P131

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