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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.

Highlights

  • 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

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What You Can Expect

Sigiriya Rock Fortress and Cave Temples Private Day Trip

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Customer Reviews

Daniel F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

We had a lovely day with a fantastic tourist guide/driver. Sigiriya and the cave temples were amazing and our guide provided us wide knowledge about Sri Lanka overall and about the visited places. I would highly recommend this trip for any traveller. Everything was great and well organized.

lamloeloe

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

beautiful

tracy

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

This day tour was brilliant our guide Priyanka was fantastic very informative and knowledgable it's a fair old claim to the top and the castle ruins but it's more than worth it lunch was lovely the wood carving factory was amazing and the cave temples were out of this world worth every penny

Julia B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

the trip was long 10 hrs drive total but in worth ot go! gorgeous!!!

Dean

4 star rating: Recommended April 2016

Long drive but it was a fun day.

Tessa A

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better June 2016

we were picked up at 6am at mount lavinia hotel. we took a 5hr journey to the rock fortress. we were allowed 2-3 hours there. however we did not go to the top and only was there for 1hr. it is a very steep climb to the top and not for people who are not keen or is unable to climb. then we drove 5min to the lunch place. the tour was supposed to include lunch but we had to pay for our own lunch. then we drove 15min to a temple. another steep climb up to the top.
we then drove for 6hours back to our hotel as there was a jam at night and reached our hotel at about 7-8pm
our driver was more just a driver and not a tour guide.
i personally dont recommend this tour unless you are up for climbing and driving alot. the drive was quite painful. in that day, we were in the car for 11 hours in total and we didnt stop at all. driving in sri lanka is quite bad as there is usually only 1 lane. expressways dont reach there so we take the routes through the towns. the tuk tuks drive recklessly so the car starts and stops alot and there is A LOT of honking. at the end, you will get a headache and feel claustrophobic.

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