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Sigiriya and Dambulla from Mount Lavinia

Sigiriya and Dambulla from Mount Lavinia

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Sigiriya and Dambulla from Mount Lavinia

(SKU: LK60660400) Journey into the center of Sri Lanka and uncover ancient creations that will leave you awe-struck during this private, full-day tour of Sigiriya Rock and the Dambulla Cave temple from Colombo. Explore the legendary Dambulla Cave temple, a UNESCO-listed world heritage site, and an amazing piece of ancient architecture. The temple was built for meditating monks around the 1st century BCE and is fairly secluded. Then wander around the famous Sigirya Rock Fortress and visit its museum. This private tour offers a more personalized experience.

Includes

  • Hotel pickup and drop off from Mount Lavinia.
  • Transport throughout the tour with an air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Service of an English-speaking chauffeur guide.
  • Water bottle (per-person).

Excludes

  • Entrance fees to the visiting sites. (Sigiriya Rock and Dambulla Cave Temple)
  • Food or Drinks.
  • Gratuities (Optional).
  • Expenses of Personal Nature.

What to Expect

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.

after Climb the 5th century AD rock fortress, Sigiriya, where the King Kasyapa ruled. Walkthrough 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. Walkthrough the tunnels leading to the palace as you get a feel for times long past.

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