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Sigiriya Rock Fortress and Cave Temple Day-Tour

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If you love to explore the wonders of ancient architecture and discover hidden secretes, this tour will give you what you required.

  Duration: 15h
  Hosted in: EN

Sigiriya Rock Fortress and Cave Temple Day-Tour

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Grupo: max 15 gente


What you'll do

If you love to explore the wonders of ancient architecture and discover hidden secrets, this tour will give you what you required. You will be amazed by the architecture of Sigiriya rock fortress and unbelievable technology used in the 6th Century B.C. 


The paintings at the cave Temple of Dambulla takes you to a different world of mankind. Both these sites have been nominated as UNESCO World Heritage sites. [readmore]

Itinerary

  • 6:00 You will be picked up from your hotel in Colombo, Negombo or Mount Lavinia and driven to Sigiriya.
  • 10:30 Arrive at Sigiriya and start climbing the rock fortress.  Sigiriya is famous for its toadstool of golden-hued granite, protruding into the searing blue sky from a hot, flat wilderness of scrub-land, which is transformed in the rainy season to a water garden.
  • 13:30 Enjoy your lunch at a Local Restaurant.
  • 15:00 Arrive at Dambulla cave Temple that was built by King Walagambahu in the 1st century B.C. It is the most impressive of Sri Lanka`s cave temples. The complex of five caves with over 2000 square meters of painted walls and ceilings is the largest area of paintings found in the world. It contains over 150 images of the Buddha and the largest is the colossal figure of the Buddha carved out of rock and spanning 14 meters. 
  • 16:30  Leave Dambulla and proceed back to your hotel in Colombo. 
  • 21:00  You will be dropped off at your hotel in Colombo, Negombo or Mount Lavinia
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Included / Excluded
Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off from Negombo, Colombo, Mount Lavinia or Kalutara
Air-conditioned Vehicle
English-Speaking Chauffeur-Guide
15-hour Day-Trip
Entrance fees to the visited sites
Mineral water during the tour
Lunch at a local Restaurant
All Government fees and taxes
Expenses of personal nature
Gratuities (Recommended)

Antes de ir

Round-trip transportation is available from most centrally located places in Negombo, Colombo, Mount Lavinia or Kalutara hotels. Please arrange pick-up from your hotel or a nearby location during the booking. Pick-up time and period depends on the location

You must wear clothing that covers your shoulders and knees for visiting sacred or holy places

You must bring a valid passport for entering the sites

Gratuity is not included and is left to individual discretion

Please be ready and wait in your hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time

Children under 5 years old (not including 5) come without paying when accompanied by an adult. All kids should be accompanied by adults

NOTE: Airport Pick-up will be arranged based on your flight arrival time


Meeting Point

Colombo, Sri Lanka. Hotel Pick-Up and Drop-Off from Negombo, Colombo, Mount Lavinia or Kalutara.

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SIGIRIYA ROCK FORTRESS

The 5th century Rock fortress of Sigiriya which as built by King Kashyapa is one of the Wonders of world and a UNESCO world heritage site. The Rock itself has its unique identity due to its shape. The irrigational technologies of water gardens & archeological technologies of the large lion carved at the entrance are precious as they are still existing. Sigiriya derives its name from “Sinha-Giri” means 'Lion Rock', due to the lion paws at the entrance. Well designed ramparts and moats built around the rock reminds the strong protection given to the Fortress. The colorful frescoes with unique paintings of women and Mirror walls demonstrate the beauty and majesty of Sigiriya.  


DAMBULLA CAVE TEMPLE

Dambulla Cave temple is one of the most impressive and well-preserved cave temples in Asia. This complex contains five caves with over 2000 sq.m of painted walls and ceilings. This emphasizes the artistic talents of the people lived on this small island. Due to its artistic and archeological values, Dambulla Cave temple has been listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. Today you can see the Golden temple at the entrance of Dambulla rock that includes a Buddhist museum completed in 2000.

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