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Colombo: Rock Fortresses & Temples

1 day  |  06:00 in Colombo to 18:00pm in Colombo  |  from USD $349  |   Guaranteed Departure 

Climb the ancient rock fortress of Sigiriya and view the world-famous frescoes of the Heavenly Maidens hidden in a sheltered pocket of rock, plus explore the painted caves and Buddha statues of the impressive Dambulla Rock Temple on this Sri Lanka Day Tour.

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Day 1
Sigiriya & Dambulla

An early morning start from Colombo takes us to the ancient city of Sigiriya in central Sri Lanka. Standing some 370 metres above lush jungle foliage the granite rock fortress dates back to the 5th century when it was built under the rule of Kassapa, one of Sri Lanka’s most infamous kings. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is accessed via a steep set of stairs up the side of the rock, and along the way there is an opportunity to enter a sheltered pocket of rock where you will find a fantastic collection of frescoes known as the “Heavenly Maidens” of Sigiriya. Upon reaching the summit enjoy spectacular views of the jungle below and mountains in the distance.

Later we move on to the Dambulla Rock Temple, one of the most impressive and best-preserved cave temples in all of Sri Lanka. Made up of five caves this UNESCO World Heritage Site boasts remarkable mural paintings, covering over 2,000 square metres of wall and ceiling with roughly 150 depictions of Buddha. Each cave offers its own unique treasures, from the monumental reclining statue of Buddha in the Devaraja Viharaya cave, to the ornately decorated Maharaja Viharaya cave.

Trip Highlights

Sigiriya Rock Fortress - UNESCO World Heritage Site and location of the world-famous frescoes known as the “Heavenly Maidens” of Sigiriya
Dambulla Rock Temple - one of the largest and most impressive cave temples in all of Sri Lanka, with 2,000 square metres of painted walls and ceiling

Included

Transportation in a private air-conditioned vehicle
Listed entrance fees and sightseeing
Chauffeured by English-speaking guide

Not Included

Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow $7-8 USD per day per traveller. Tipping yor guide is an entirely personal gesture.
within the Colombo City Limits (Colombo 1 to 13 Zones)
International flights and visa

The 'per person' price is based on 2 persons or more undertaking the day tour together. If you are travelling solo and booking this tour on your own the 'Single supplement' needs to be added to the 'per person' price.

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All our day tours are guaranteed to depart when bookings are made more than 96 hours prior to departure.

Tour Details
Starts
06:00 in Colombo
Ends
18:00pm in Colombo
Departs
Any day of the year
Hotel Rating
Not applicable
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
Yes - for all included sightseeing
Meals
None Provided
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