Day tour to Dambulla and Sigiriya from Colombo

10 hr

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Stop At: Dambulla Cave Temple, Jaffna Hwy, Habarana 50150 Sri Lanka

The Dambulla temple has five caves and 157 statues of the Lord Buddha, many paintings on the ceilings and walls that emphasis the artistic talent of ancient days. The history of the caves, rock and temple dates from the 1st century BC. The fascination of these caves is not only the statues but also the...
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This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Dambulla Cave Temple, Jaffna Hwy, Habarana 50150 Sri Lanka

The Dambulla temple has five caves and 157 statues of the Lord Buddha, many paintings on the ceilings and walls that emphasis the artistic talent of ancient days. The history of the caves, rock and temple dates from the 1st century BC. The fascination of these caves is not only the statues but also the many intricate and delicate paintings that cover the ceiling and walls, created with indigenous traditional paints. Because of the history, archaeological and artistic implications, the premises were declared as one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites in 1991. The temple has been in use for over 22 centuries and still holds a sense of benevolence and spirituality. Visitors may climb up steps to the temple and the view from the top of the rock is as inspiring as the temple’s golden interior. It is also believed to be home to prehistoric Sri Lankans as burial sites have been found with skeletons that are about 2700 years old. However, only after the arrival of Buddhism in Sri Lanka did the caves flourish. It is traditionally thought that Valagamba of Anuradhapura had the caves converted into a temple. He was exiled from Anuradhapura at the time and was seeking refuge from South Indian usurpers. He spent 15 years in hiding within the caves before reclaiming his capital and as a way of thanking the gods built the temples with the caves he once hid inside.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress, Sigiriya 21120 Sri Lanka

The Sigiriya Rock Fortress built back in 5th Century by King Kasyapa is indeed an incomparable spectacle. It has also been named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Apart from its gigantic size, Sigiriya’s wonder is in its advanced irrigation systems said to be well ahead of its time. engineers from around the globe are still bewildered by the existence of such advanced technology in such ancient times. The fortress is further enhanced by its beautiful water gardens, frescoes of Sigiriya Damsels, the graffiti Mirror Wall and the giant paws of a lion carved into the rock at the entrance to the final ascent to the top.

Duration: 3 hours

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Important Details

Included
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water - 1 liter per person
  • Entry/Admission - Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress
  • Private transportation
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Dambulla Cave Temple
Not Included
  • WiFi on board
  • Restroom on board
  • Gratuities
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We pickup all travelers from any hotel in Colombo

Airports

  • Bandaranayake Intl Airport, Colombo Sri Lanka


6:30 AM
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

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Cancellation Policy

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