Day Tour to Sigiriya Rock and Dambulla Cave Temple

Visit the 8th Wonder of the World - "Sigiriya Rock Fortress" and the Dambulla Cave Temple on this private chauffeured all inclusive day tour. Both are very important and UNESCO World Heritage Sites located in the Cultural Triangle of Sri Lanka. If anyone tours to Sri Lanka, they never miss a visit to these two top tourist destinations due to its historical and cultural importance. Dambulla Cave Temple is a complex of five caves, lying ensconced within a 600-foot rock massif rising from the plains which dates back to the 1st Century BC. It is a very impressive temple complex with mural paintings and many Buddha statues. Hotel pick up and drop off, both ways will be included.

per adult from

$181

NZD

Duration

12 to 14 hours

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

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

      Sigiriya Rock Fortress also known as Lion Rock is a private fortress and place of immense stature with a remarkably impressive design. King Kasyapa, who built Sigiriya Rock Fortress as a refuge after he killed his father to take the throne, devised a system to transfer water between the top and the foot of the rock, which is one of the most incredible feats of engineering in Sri Lanka’s ancient history – and in the world’s ancient history. Walk through the landscaped royal gardens, towards the base of the Sigiriya Rock Fortress. These elegantly landscaped gardens, said to be one of the oldest in the world, are dotted with sparkling ponds, pretty water features, cascading fountains, meandering pathways and frescos in the Cobra Hood Cave, a rocky ledge in the shape of a cobra’s hood. The gardens reveal a trio of distinct forms including terraced gardens, cave and boulder gardens and water gardens.

      Duration: 3 hours

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

      The cave temples at Dambulla are a series of caves dating back to the 2nd century BC. Once a refuge for Buddhist monks, over time the caves were inhabited and deserted with kings from both Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa who paid for renovations and added to the collection of art works at various periods. There is some evidence that the caves were used as shelters in prehistoric times. The last repainting is in the Kandyan style dating back to the 17th century. Drive part-way up the hill and then gently walk for about 10-15 minutes to the cave temples. Five large caves are adorned with 150 Buddha statues, paintings and well-preserved religious works of art. All the caves have been enclosed by man-made walls converting them into self-contained units.

      Duration: 1 hour

    • Departure Point :
      Traveler pickup is offered
      We pick up from any hotel 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 Crystal Holidays

    Activity ID: V-240142P252

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