Sigiriya and Dambulla Day Tour from Bentota (All Inclusive)

Don't miss Sigiriya rock fortress and Dambulla cave temple when you are in Sri Lanka. Both places are nominated as UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Sigiriya rock fortress is the most visited tourist attraction in Sri Lanka. It is sometimes known as the Sigiriya Lion Rock, after its original name “Sinha-Giri”. Dambulla golden rock cave temple was home to thousands of meditating monks since its monastic beginnings in the first century BCE. Today the same cave temple hosts a massive collection of Buddhist murals and sculptures belonging to a pan-Asian artistic tradition.

Explore Sigiriya and Dambulla on this full-day tour. Depart from your hotel at Colombo or Mount Lavinia in a private air-conditioned vehicle with a driver-guide.

per adult from

$225

NZD

Duration

14 hours

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  • What's included :
    • Hotel pick up and drop off to most closely located hotels in Bentota.
    • Air conditioned vehicle with English speaking driver.
    • Mineral water during the tour.
    • Lunch at a local restaurant.
    • Entrance fees to Sigiriya Rock and Dambulla Temple.
    • All government taxes.
    • Entry/Admission - Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress
    • Entry/Admission - Golden Temple of Dambulla
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities.
    • Any thing not mentioned in inclusions.
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

    Sigiriya rock fortress is the most visited tourist attraction in Sri Lanka. It is sometimes known as the Sigiriya Lion Rock, after its original name “Sinha-Giri”. The name comes from its palace entrance through a massive brick sculpture of a lion head. Only the paws of this sculpture remain at the foot of the rock today. Sigiriya rock fortress is a fifth-century fortified palace complex, which was used by King Kassapa (477CE-493CE). The Sigiriya rock abruptly rises 600 feet high from the surrounding plains. The ruins of King Kassapa’s royal palace are scattered on the peak rock plateau. The hike to the top is via 1200 steps. Some of them were constructed at the time of King Kassapa. The foothills and immediate surroundings of the Sigiriya rock were once an elaborate royal pleasure garden. The archaeological value of the site is immeasurable, perhaps unsurpassed in South Asia.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Golden Temple of Dambulla, Dambulla 21100 Sri Lanka

    Dambulla golden rock cave temple was home to thousands of meditating monks since its monastic beginnings in the first century BCE. Today the same cave temple hosts a massive collection of Buddhist murals and sculptures belonging to a pan-Asian artistic tradition. The cave temple was abandoned at regular intervals since its humble beginnings. Yet the royals and Buddhist elite kept renovating it to appease countless faithful pilgrims.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Pass By: Bentota, Bentota, Galle District, Southern Province

    Pick up and drop off will be provided from most closely located hotels in Bentota.

  • Departure Point :
    Bentota, Sri Lanka
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up and drop off will be provided from most closely located hotels in Bentota.
    Departure Time :
    5:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Please wear clothing that covers your shoulders and knees for visiting sacred and holy places.
    • Please be ready at the hotel lobby 15 minutes before the pick up time.
    • Please bring valid passports for entering to the sites.
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • 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

9

Organised by Overa Tours

Activity ID: V-130171P54

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