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]
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
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.