• Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Duration: 14 hours (approx.)
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Visit two UNESCO World Heritage sites, the Sigiriya Rock Fortress and Golden Temple of Dambulla, on this private day trip with a personal guide — a must-do activity when visiting Sri Lanka. You’re chauffeured in the comfort of your own vehicle for the approximate 4-hour drive from Negombo, Colombo or Mount Lavinai. Climb the 5th-century fortress on a sightseeing tour of the 8th Wonder of the World. After lunch, tour the impressive cave temple and marvel at its Buddha statues.


  • Private day trip to Sigiriya and Sri Lanka’s best cave temples
  • Visit the UNESCO-listed Sigiriya Rock Fortress and Golden Temple of Dambulla
  • Hear personalized commentary from a knowledgeable guide
  • Includes a restaurant lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off by private vehicle from Negombo, Colombo or Mt Lavinai

What You Can Expect

Sigiriya Rock Fortress and Cave Temples Private Day Trip


Customer Reviews

Jonathan C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Really enjoyed the tour although it was tough trekking up Sigiriya rock in the blistering heat but well worth it. Our driver Dhamitha was such a nice guy and made our trip highly enjoyable. I would definitely recommend it

agostina m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

The guide was a very good person, as a very good driver. The roads was so slowly but we known. The sites we've seen was simply amazing!

Rodney L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Great chance to see the interior of the country. The nearly four hour drive to get there is a test of patience due to the vehicle and lot traffic that is constant all along the roads. The cave temple tour is interesting, make sure you dress appropriately i.e. long shorts and be prepared to take off your footwear prior to walking around the site. The climb up to the top of Sigirya Rock is not difficult and there are many opportunities to stop and rest and enjoy the view.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

It's hot but worth all the steps going up.

Evette S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Chatura was our driver and he was fantastic! We only had a short time to see things and we crammed so much more than expected into our day! He made our trip truly unforgettable! Highly recommend you ask for Chatura!

James Murphy Jr

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

The tour took forever to get there. I would suggest staying in Sigirya for an overnight stay so you don't have to get up at 6am and get back by 7:30pm.
If you could't like our situation then it is still worth it. Unique place but expect a lot of traffic in general in the car.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Well worth the long drive - be prepared to walk and hike the mountain... there's no easy way to the top! The museum is also worth a visit - so don't be tempted to skip and spend your entire day outside.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

Our driver was very friendly and accommodating there is no tour guide on this trip. Bring something to cover your knees, if you're a guy, or bring a pair of pants for the cave temples. The buffet meal was okay we suggested to our driver that a different restaurant be considered in the future. Definitely recommend this tour, the sites were great, but be prepared to spend a lot of time on the road.

Emily A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

This was a really fun day. It rained for basically the entire trip, and when we got on top of the rock it was a complete downpour. Would totally do this trip again.

Juan G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

long way from colombo... but once u get there u realise that it is worth it

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