Private tour

From Kalutara: Sigiriya Rock and Dambulla Cave Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: Lakpura LLC

From Kalutara: Sigiriya Rock and Dambulla Cave Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: Lakpura LLC

From US$ 105 per person

Embark on a full-day guided tour of Sigiriya Rock and Dambulla Cave Temple from Kalutara. See the Buddha images inside the cave complex and marvel at the views from the Sigiriya Rock Fortress.

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Duration 16 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
5Km picked up within Kalutara Area
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • A full-day private tour of Sigiriya Rock and Dambulla Cave temple
  • See traditional villages and lush countryside on a drive into Sri Lanka’s interior
  • Enjoy in-depth attention and personalized commentary from a private guide
  • Visit the UNESCO-listed Dambulla Cave Temple, a series of monastery caves on a stone cliff
  • See the Buddha statues and elaborate frescoes that fill the 1st-century caves
Full description
Explore two of Sri Lanka’s UNESCO-listed highlights on a privately guided day trip to Dambulla and the Sigiriya Rock from Kalutara. You will be starting your tour at 0600 hrs from your hotel in Colombo, where you will be picked up your chauffeur. Ensure that you bring a packed breakfast with you, if you are unable to have your meal at the hotel. The first stop on your itinerary will be the Dambulla Cave Temple which you will reach by approximately 1000 hrs. (Travel Time 4 to 4 ½ hrs) View Sri Lanka’s countryside and villages as you journey to the atmospheric Dambulla Cave Temple (Entrance Fee Per Person USD 11), a Cliffside cave complex packed with Buddha images and frescoes. 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. At approximately 1230 hrs you will be have lunch at a place of your choice (At your own expense) and reach Sigiriya by 1400 hrs and visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress. (Travel Time 35 to 45 mins) 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. You will be finishing the tour at 1700 hrs and returning to your hotel in Kalutara by approximately 2200 hrs. En-route you may stop at Restaurant at your choice and have dinner.
Includes
  • Transport throughout the tour with an air-conditioned vehicle,
  • Service of an English-Speaking Chauffer Guide,
  • Hotel Pick & Drop
  • All Taxes & Service Charges
  • Entrance Fees (Sigiriya Rock & Dambulla Cave).
  • Gratuities (Optional).
  • Expenses of Personal Nature.
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 3 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
  • Masks are required while indoors

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Product ID: 258432