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Private Full-Day Tour to Sigiriya & Golden Temple - Dambulla

by Beyond Escapes
per traveler Price is $120
*Pricing based on group of 6 travelers
Duration: {0} Duration: 14h Free Cancellation Free Cancellation No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English Picks up from select hotels Picks up from select hotels

Highlights

Sigiriya—an ancient landmark built atop huge granite rock

Age-old ruins & artistic frescoes from the 5th century

Manicured clifftop gardens, some of the oldest in the world

2 UNESCO-listed sites with exemplary ancient architecture

2200-year-old Golden Temple housing 157 Buddha sculptures

Highlights

Sigiriya—an ancient landmark built atop huge granite rock

Age-old ruins & artistic frescoes from the 5th century

Manicured clifftop gardens, some of the oldest in the world

2 UNESCO-listed sites with exemplary ancient architecture

2200-year-old Golden Temple housing 157 Buddha sculptures

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6:00 AM, Tour in English, includes Food Only

Duration 14h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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Private Full-Day Tour to Sigiriya & Golden Temple - Dambulla

Activity Location

Sigiriya

Dambulla

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pickup

    Colombo

  • Hotel Pickup

    Negombo

  • Hotel Pickup

    Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia


Description

Take a step back in time with visits to 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites on this comprehensive tour. Find out why Sigiriya is known as Lion Rock and what mystical wonders hide in a cave at the Golden Temple of Dambulla. Thanks to an English-speak guide, you can learn all about these wonderful places.

Start the day with easy pickup from your hotel and head out to the Ancient City of Sigiriya. As you approach the massive toadstool-shaped, gold-colored granite stone, gaze up at its heights to imagine life in this ancient fortress. Wander through lush gardens on your way to the Lion's Gate, which features a lion's paw carved into the rock and a stairway to the top of the fort. Spot colorful frescoes that tell the story of what life was like in this marvelous land. After taking in spectacular the sights, stop at Oak-ray Inamaluwa Restaurant for a bite to eat.

After lunch, travel through the countryside to the Golden Temple of Dambulla, built by King Walagambahu in the 1st century BC. Considered to be one of the most impressive cave temples in the world, Dambulla offers 21,527 square feet (2,000 sq m) of vividly painted walls and ceilings. Try to spot the more than 150 sculptures of the Buddha that hide around every corner, and then witness the massive Buddha statue that is carved into the rock. After taking as many pictures as you possible can, enjoy a comfortable, air-conditioned ride back to your hotel.


Inclusions

  • Private guided tour of Sigiriya and the Golden Temple of Dambulla

  • Admission fees to Sigiriya Rock Fortress & Dambulla Cave Temple

  • Buffet lunch

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from your Colombo, Negombo, or Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia hotels

  • Live tour commentary provided in English

  • All current taxes


Exclusions

  • Meals not listed as inclusions

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • Any video/still camera fee to the monuments and places of visit

  • Expenses of personal nature

  • Gratuity


Know Before You Book

  • Children 4 years 11 months and younger are complimentary when accompanied by a paying adult.

  • If you have back problems; heart complaints or other serious medical conditions, you should carefully consider whether to participate.

  • You must be able to climb and descend stairs.

  • If you are pregnant, you should not take part.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • In order to redeem your voucher, you must present a valid passport or government-issued photo ID that matches the contact name you used when booking. If you do not present a valid form of identification, you will not receive admission, and you will not be issued a refund.

  • Roundtrip transportation is available from most centrally located Colombo; Negombo & Mount Lavinia hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

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


Private Full-Day Tour to Sigiriya & Golden Temple - Dambulla ratings based on 2 Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

3.4 out of 5

1/5 Jan 23, 2018

The tour did not have a tour guide he was more like a driver. He did not explain the history of the sites we went to and took me to extra places to try to get me to purchase items so he could get commission. During booking I was explicit in my requirements on where to drop me off after the trip - the tour group apparently did not tell the driver so I had to pay him extra for dropping me off. The sites itself were great the driver just ruined the experience.

Jan 12, 2018

The trip was great - Sigiriya is amazing - however my driver wasn't the best of guides. I had issues understanding him & didn't feel free to explore the temple by myself. He also spent a lot of time on his phone, which was annoying & I also felt it was disrespectful when in a temple. However I has a separate guide for climbing Sigiriya & he was fantastic.