Dambulla Rock Temple | Sri Lanka
FROM: USD $965 pp
Teardrop Isle - 5 Days map

PRIVATE TOUR: Wing your way to Sri Lanka... lush jungles, abundant wildlife, cool mountains and glorious beaches offer instant appeal to the traveler. Ancient cities steeped in Buddhist belief, remnants of the spice trade, tea plantations and elegant colonial hill stations, add history.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates

Trip Highlights

Polonnaruwa - Explore the remarkable ruins of the ancient capital city of Ceylon
Dambulla Rock Temples - Visit the largest, best-preserved cave-temple complex in Sri Lanka
Kandy - Take in the highlights of Kandy including the famous Temple of the Tooth, enjoy a tuk tuk ride and watch a cultural performance
Sigiriya - Climb to the top of the iconic 5th century Lion Rock fortress and see the Heavenly Maidens
Colombo - Enjoy a guided tour of the city including the Old Fort area and impressive Gangaramaya Temple
Matale - Learn all about Sri Lanka's herbs and spices at the spice gardens in Matale

Included

Breakfast daily
Touring - Colombo, Dambulla, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya and Kandy
Escorted by a licensed English speaking chauffeur guide
An airport arrival transfer day 1 and a departure transfer day 5
4 nights 4-5 star hotels and heritage properties
Entrance fees to all included sights
Specialist local guides at some sites
All transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned tourism vehicles

Not Included

International flights and visa
Tipping - An entirely personal gesture

Itinerary

Day 1

Colombo

Welcome to Sri Lanka and the start of your holiday! Arrival Colombo and included transfer to your hotel. This afternoon, we enjoy a sightseeing tour of Sri Lanka’s capital, including; the Fort, Galle Face Green – a seaside expanse popular for informal cricket games, the Pettah – a viberant oriental bazaar, a visit to Gamgarama Temple, Cinnamon Gardens and lastly today, Independence Square.
Overnight: Colombo

Day 2

Polonnaruwa

Colombo - Dambulla. Departing Colombo, we drive to Dambulla and check into our hotel. This afternoon we visit Polonnaruwa, an 11th century city of compact size. Polonnaruwa features 12th-century stone sculptures, an old irrigation system with huge tanks, and the Gal Vihara – comprising of three enormous Buddha figures, one reclining (it’s 44 ft/13 m long), one standing and one sitting. The statues are located in a cluster along a dirt road and are revered as being amongst the most sacred monuments in Sri Lanka. There are also palace ruins, great bas-reliefs and friezes. After our time exploring the site, we return to Dambulla.
Overnight: Dambulla  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Sigiriya & Dambulla UNESCO sites

Dambulla - Kandy. Leaving Dambulla, we drive to Sigiriya, the elevated and mysterious 5th century fortress ruins of King Kasyapa, where we view the stunning frescoes. The ‘Lion Rock’ is a citadel of unusual beauty rising 200 meters from the scrub jungle. A moat, rampart and extensive gardens including the renowned water gardens ring the base of the rock.

Next, we visit the impressive Dambulla Rock Temple. Dambulla is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is the most impressive of Sri Lanka’s cave temples. The complex of five caves with over 2000 sq. meters of painted walls, and the ceiling is the largest area of paintings found in the world.

Leaving Dambulla, the final stop of the day is Matale en route to Kandy. Sri Lanka is renowned for its spices and spice gardens are located all over the country. However, the biggest concentration of them can be found around Matale. With a guide, you’ll see first hand how cinnamon, cardamon, curry leaves, peppercorns, saffron and other exotic spices are grown in the wild and then processed for consumption.
Overnight: Kandy  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Kandy sightseeing

This morning we explore the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, once only exclusively reserved for Kandyan royalty. Back in Kandy, a scenic lakeside town, we visit the lake, colorful bazaar, Ceylon Tea Museum and lapidary workshop. This evening, we tour the Temple of the Tooth Relic and then enjoy a cultural show featuring traditional Sri Lankan dancing.
Overnight: Kandy  |  Breakfast

Day 5

Colombo

Our holiday sadly comes to an end after breakfast and included onward transfer to the airport.
Breakfast

Extend your stay!

Consider spending some extra time exploring Sri Lanka's beautiful tropical coastline or simply relaxing and soaking up the sun with a good book. Alternatively, opt to head to one of the national parks to go in search of Sri Lanka's abundant wildlife. Extend your stay by a day, a week or even two! We offer a variety of hotels for you to choose from. Browse our best places to visit, Sri Lanka's best beaches or wildlife in Sri Lanka pages for suggestions on what to see and do on your holiday. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please let us know so we can accommodate your request.

For information about visas, top travel tips, best time to travel and much more, take a look at our travel guide.

Prices & Dates

Prices shown are per person when there are 2 persons sharing a room. The 'Single Room' price is applicable when a single room is required, based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults.

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At a Glance

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Colombo
Ends
Colombo
Departs
Any day of the year
Hotel Rating
4-5 star & heritage hotels
Tour Guide
Yes - for all included sightseeing
Meals
Breakfast: 4
Countries
Minimum Age
5 yrs, accompanied by an adult
Arr. Transfer
Yes
Dep. Transfer
Yes
Cannon pointing towards the sea in Colombo
The ancient ruins of Polonnaruwa
Iconic rock sitting among lush vegetation in Sigiriya
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