Day trip

From Negombo: Sigiriya and Dambulla Day Trip

3.7 / 5

7 reviews

Activity provider: Apple Vacations

From Negombo: Sigiriya and Dambulla Day Trip

Activity provider: Apple Vacations

From US$ 75 per person

Visit the Dambulla Cave Temple and Sigiriya Rock with return transportation from Negombo.

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Duration 14 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Russian, Singhalese, Tamil, Spanish
Pickup included
•Arrive at the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your selected pick up time

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Dambulla Rock Caves to see their rich murals and Buddha statues
  • Marvel and climb the towering, UNESCO-listed Sirigiya rock
  • See traditional craftsmen at work including wood carvers and batik makers
Full description
After being transported in private car with local English speaking tour guide from Negombo, you will reach your first destination: Sri Lanka's largest rock, Dambulla Cave Temple, which is built on a 600-foot high rock at an elevation of 1118 feet from sea level. It is home to the worlds most acclaimed cave complex of magnificent Buddha images and rock paintings of vivid colors and shapes from the 2nd-century BC to the Kandyan era of the 18th-century.  Your second visit is to Sigiriya Rock, a site of historical and archaeological significance dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 meters (660 feet) high. According to the ancient Sri Lankan chronicle the Culavamsa, this site was selected by King Kasyapa for his new capital. Finish your day with a tour to see the crafts of the traditional artisans in Sigiriya, including wood carvers and batik makers. Learn about the process of their work and purchase some great souvenirs.  At the end of the trip, your guide will take you back to your hotel in Negombo.
Includes
  • Pick up and drop-off at your accommodation
  • English speaking driver
  • Bottled water
  • Entrance fees
  • Food or drink not detailed in the description
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
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

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • You must bring a current valid passport
  • This trip is not recommended for those with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
  • Please note that a moderate amount of walking is involved
  • It is recommended to wear comfortable walking shoes
  • You must remove your footwear and hat and cover your shoulders and knees when you visit a Buddhist or Hindu temple
  • Please note that the duration of transfers are approximate and the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Please note the trip is subject to favorable weather conditions and if it is canceled due to poor weather you will be able to attend on another date
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.7 /5

based on 7 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    2.3/5
  • Transportation
    3.3/5
  • Value for money
    3/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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Nice trip with a good English speaking guide. We saw a lot but also a lot that was not described on the trip we what booked. When you arrive at Sigiryia Rock you have to pay for a ticket and the same thing you have to do if you go on an elephant safari in the area, so you just have to be aware of this. So what you pay for is basically a drive there. We did not get to see the temple in Dambula which was otherwise something we had been looking forward to the most.

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May 4, 2022

Reliable, professional and customer-oriented.

With a little uncertainty about how this would turn out, we were pleasantly surprised. The driver picked up at 04.45, drove us and followed us all day and guided us. He was friendly and quite knowledgeable and our experience was a little more than we expected. We are pleasantly surprised again by Getyourguide and your service, guides and services. We will book you again!

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March 18, 2019

It's a must!

Since u are visiting Sri Lanka, u must book a trip to Sigiriya and Dambulla! Apart of a good exercise climbing the rock, the view from up and the wind makes the best experience! Highly recommended, with Aaron as a driver!

July 28, 2019

Product ID: 185085