Sigiriya and Dambulla from Kandy (Private Day Tour)

SKU: LK60021100
Sigiriya and Dambulla from Kandy (Private Day Tour)

Rising from the central plains, the iconic rocky outcrop of Sigiriya is perhaps Sri Lanka's single most dramatic sight. Near-vertical walls soar to a flat-topped summit that contains the ruins of an ancient civilization, thought to be once the epicenter of the short-lived kingdom of Kassapa.

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Highlights

  • Visit the 8th Wonder of the World
  • Cover 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1 day.
  • Embrace the Marvelous of Sigiriya Rock Fortress.

Includes

  • Transport throughout the tour in an air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Service of an English-speaking chauffeur guide.
  • Hotel pickup & drop-off from/to Kandy.
  • All entrance fees (Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Dambulla Cave Temple).
  • 1-Liter of bottled mineral water per person.
  • All taxes & service charges.

Additional

  • Food or drinks.
  • Gratuities (optional).
  • Expenses of personal nature.

What to Expect

Rising from the central plains, the iconic rocky outcrop of Sigiriya is perhaps Sri Lanka's single most dramatic sight. Near-vertical walls soar to a flat-topped summit that contains the ruins of an ancient civilization, thought to be once the epicenter of the short-lived kingdom of Kassapa.

Climb the 5th century AD rock fortress, Sigiriya, where the King Kasyapa ruled. Walk through the entrance framed by the paws of a lion that is quite appropriate for its name, ' the Lion Rock'. View the beautiful unfading murals that brought Sigiriya its fame. Climb the steep staircase to see the terraced gardens and still-working cisterns. Walk through the tunnels leading to the palace as you get a feel for times long past.

Thereafter proceed to Dambulla and visit Cave Temple. (Travel Time 20 to 30 mins)

Enter the historic caves of the Golden Temple of Dambulla, dating back to the 1st century BC. View the ancient murals depicting the life story of Lord Gautama Buddha. Look at the hundreds of figurines of Buddha and other deities scattered throughout the five main caves. Visit the Cave of the Divine King, Cave of the Great King and the Great New Monastery. See the giant golden Buddha Statue just a little distance outside the cave complex.

On completion return back to your hotel in Kandy.

Additional Note

Comfortable Walking Shoes Recommended for this tour.