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From Colombo: Sigiriya and Dambulla Day Trip and Safari

From Colombo: Sigiriya and Dambulla Day Trip and Safari

Depart Colombo and travel by a shared vehicle, in a small group, to the city of Sigiriya, and head directly to Sigiriya Rock on arrival. Gaze in awe at the massive column of rock that, according to the ancient Sri Lankan chronicle The Culavamsa, was selected by King Kassyapa as the site of his new capital. Admire numerous paintings of historic queens, princesses, and maids inside the rock fortress before getting a break for lunch at your own expense. Then, explore some of the traditional crafts of the region, such as wood carving and batik textiles, with time to purchase souvenirs before departing. Start the journey back towards Colombo via Dambulla to explore the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. Discover the magnificent Buddha images and rock paintings of vivid colors and different shapes, painted from around the 2nd century B.C. up to the 18th-century Kandyan era. Optionally Can be done the Wild Life Safari at Eco Park or Kaudulla National Park or Minneriya National park charges for National Park very on Pax Count ( For solo Passengers $ 100 & $ 60 )

From Kandy: Sigiriya and Dambulla Day Trip

From Kandy: Sigiriya and Dambulla Day Trip

Get picked up directly from your accommodation and travel to the city of Sigiriya, an ancient rock fortress. Marvel at the 200-meter-tall Sigiriya Rock, which, according to an ancient Sri Lankan chronicle, was selected by King Kasyapa as the site of his new capital.  Next, admire paintings of historic queens, princesses, and maids inside the rock fortress before stopping for lunch. Then, see some of the traditional crafts of the region such as wood carving and batik textiles, a dyeing technique developed in ancient times. You can take a piece of traditional craft home with you as a souvenir.  Then, journey to Dambulla and explore the largest and most well-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. Discover the magnificent Buddha images and vividly colored rock paintings, painted between the 2nd-century BC and the 18th-century Kandyan era.  Finish your day by getting dropped back at your accommodation at Kandy.

Sigiriya and Dambulla Private Full-Day Tour

Sigiriya and Dambulla Private Full-Day Tour

After pickup from your hotel, travel first to Dhambulla Golden Cave Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Inside the caves, discover a collection of beautifully preserved ancient Buddhist statues and intricate wall paintings. After exploring Dhambulla Golden Cave Temple, the tour proceeds to Sigiriya, also known as the "Lion Rock." Ascend to the top, and enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes. Next, head to a local village to experience the traditional Sri Lankan way of life. Meet the locals, learn about their customs, and witness traditional activities like farming and cooking. Finally, visit the Minnariya National Park, famous for its large population of wild elephants and is known as one of the best places in Sri Lanka for elephant sightings. Embark on a thrilling jeep safari through the park, allowing you to get up close to these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat.

Colombo/Negombo: Sigiriya, Dambulla Cave, & Safari Day Tour

Colombo/Negombo: Sigiriya, Dambulla Cave, & Safari Day Tour

Spend the day exploring UNESCO World Heritage Sites like the largest cave temple in Sri Lanka, Dambulla, and the breathtaking Lion Rock Fortress, Sigiriya. Start the tour from your hotel or accommodation where your guide will pick you up in an air-conditioned vehicle. After picking up the other participants the driver will head for Sigiriya. Admire the Lion Rock Fortress as your first stop. Learn about the fortress constructed on the massive rock and the well-organized draining system built into the surrounding area. Capture photos of the exterior of the structure before exploring inside the caves. Marvel at the ancient frescoes before continuing into the lion's feet. Climb 1300 steps to the top of the fortress. Take a moment to enjoy the view and take more photos. After the Lion Rock Fortress, participate in a tour of Sigiriya Village to experience life in the village and enjoy an authentic lunch made fresh in front of you. Taste some locally grown fruit and relax for a bit before continuing the tour. Join a safari tour that will pass through three national parks. The area is known for large groups of elephants and your guide will point out all the wild animals and birds you pass. Lastly, return to Colombo and visit Dambulla Cave Temple to explore the largest cave complex in Sri Lanka. Admire the remarkable Buddha statues and frescoes painted in various colors in the caves. Get dropped back to your hotel at the end of the tour.

Colombo/Negombo: Sigiriya, Kandy, Ella 3-Day Trip with Train

Colombo/Negombo: Sigiriya, Kandy, Ella 3-Day Trip with Train

Discover the natural beauty and inspiring culture of Sri Lanka on a 3-day trip departing from Negombo. Visit landmarks such as Sigiriya, the Dambulla Cave Temple, and the Udawalawe National Park. Enjoy a hotel pickup and drop-off, accommodation, and some meals included. Day 1 : COLOMBO – SIGIRIYA – KANDY Sigiriya Museum This decent museum has a fine diorama of the site, providing an excellent overview and explaining Sigiriya's cultural importance beyond the obvious natural beauty. The theory that Sigiriya was a Buddhist monastery is given here, although the established position that it was a palace or fortress prevails. Dambulla Cave Temple Dambulla cave temple also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla is a World Heritage Site in Sri Lanka, situated in the central part of the country. This site is situated 148 kilometers east of Colombo and 72 kilometers north of Kandy. Dambulla is the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress Rising dramatically from the central plains, the enigmatic rocky outcrop of Sigiriya is perhaps Sri Lanka's single most dramatic sight. Near-vertical walls soar to a flat-topped summit that contains the ruins of an ancient civilization, thought to be once the epicenter of the short-lived kingdom of Kassapa, and there are spellbinding vistas across mist-wrapped forests in the early morning. Overnight Stay at Royal Kandyan or Similar Hotel Day 2 KANDY-NUWARA ELIYA- ELLA Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic The golden-roofed Temple of the Sacred Tooth houses Sri Lanka’s most important Buddhist relic – a tooth of the Buddha. During puja(offerings or prayers), the heavily guarded room housing the tooth is open to devotees and tourists. However, you don’t actually see the tooth. It’s kept in a gold casket shaped like a dagoba (stupa), which contains a series of six dagoba caskets of diminishing size. As well as the revered main temple, the complex includes a series of smaller temples, shrines and museums. Glenloch Tea Factory Glenloch Tea Factory situated in Nuwara Eliya District at Katukithula on the way to Nuwara Eliya from Kandy. Glenloch tea plantation at Katukithula are been maintain using all the correct method of planting, Soil conversation and Maneuvering. Sri Lanka Become the bets land of most renowned beverage of the world. Sri Lanka silvering water falls process naturally the beauty of nature Ramboda Waterfall Ramboda Falls is 109 m high and 11th highest waterfall in Sri Lanka and 729th highest waterfall in the world. It is situated in Pussellawa area, on the A5 highway at Ramboda Pass. If intrested can be do an Train Ride from Nanu Oya - Ella Overnight Stay Day 3 Ella City Tour – Udawalawe National Park - Colombo Little Adams Peak whether considering the word ‘Little’,it is named after the sacred Adams Peak Nine Arches Bridge The Nine Arch Bridge in Ella is on the Demodara loop and spans 91 meters at a height of 24m. The beautiful nine arches make it a very picturesque spot especially as it is located in a dense jungle and agricultural setting Udawalawe National Park This park is home to several hundred elephants and other rare plants and wildlife We can arrange Drop Colombo Or Negombo or Airport

Sigiriya Dambulla & Minneriya Safari with Pickup/Drop

Sigiriya Dambulla & Minneriya Safari with Pickup/Drop

Experience the wonders of Sri Lanka on our captivating day tour that begins with convenient pickups from Colombo, Negombo, and Kalutara areas. Prepare for a day filled with cultural exploration, natural beauty, and culinary delights. Our first stop is the Dambulla Cave Temple, a Unesco6 World Heritage Site renowned for its ancient rock cave complex. Marvel at the intricate cave paintings, Buddha statues, and the serene atmosphere that surrounds this spiritual site. After soaking in the history and artistry of Dambulla, we'll indulge in the sweetness of local fruits, a delightful opportunity to savor the exotic flavors of Sri Lanka. Next, we embark on a journey to the iconic Sigiriya Lion Rock, another Unesco-listed treasure. Ascend this ancient fortress, perched atop a towering rock, and be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of the lush landscape. Recharge with a scrumptious Sri Lankan meal, an authentic culinary experience that will tantalize your taste buds with flavors unique to the region. Our adventure continues with a thrilling national park safari, either at Kaudulla, Minneriya, or an Eco Park—our choice will be guided by the opportunity to spot the most wildlife on that particular day. Whichever park we choose, prepare for an awe-inspiring wildlife encounter, where you may spot elephants, leopards, and a myriad of bird species. As the day unfolds, you'll be immersed in the natural and cultural wonders of Sri Lanka, making unforgettable memories. We'll conclude the tour by dropping you back to your respective pickup locations, leaving you with a heart full of memories and a deeper appreciation for this enchanting country.

Kandy/Negombo: Sigiriya, Dambulla & Minneriya Private Tour

Kandy/Negombo: Sigiriya, Dambulla & Minneriya Private Tour

Experience the ultimate Sri Lankan adventure on a tour of Sigiriya, Dambulla, and Minneriya National Park from Negombo. Travel in a climate-controlled vehicle with a licensed guide while exploring ancient sites and immersing yourself in the country's natural beauty. Your adventure begins with a visit to the iconic Sigiriya Rock Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that dates back to the 5th century A.D. Enjoy stunning views as you hike to the top of the fortress, passing through ancient frescoes and mirror walls along the way. Next, arrive at the Dambulla Cave Temple, another UNESCO World Heritage Site that houses numerous statues and paintings depicting the life of Lord Buddha and his teachings. Admire the serene beauty of these sacred caves and learn about the ancient religious beliefs and practices of Sri Lanka. The tour culminates at the Minneriya National Park. Enjoy an open-air 4x4 Jeep safari in search of elephants, the park's most intriguing inhabitants. Get up close and personal with these gentle giants and observe the park's other wildlife, including a plethora of mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians. The picturesque landscape of the national park includes a beautiful lake surrounded by jungle, making this stop a wonderful opportunity to relax and unwind amidst the breathtaking nature of Sri Lanka. Fully soak in Sri Lanka's rich cultural heritage, history, and diverse wildlife before the end of your trip.

Colombo: 3-Day Cultural Triangle 5 UNESCO Heritage Site Tour

Colombo: 3-Day Cultural Triangle 5 UNESCO Heritage Site Tour

Day 1: Colombo-Anuradhapura-Sigiriya Embark on an exciting and very rare 3-day cultural tour of Sri Lanka's holiest, the Cultural Triangle. Get picked up in Colombo and head to your hotel in Sigiriya, Mihintale, Aukana Temple, and Anuradhapura, the oldest city in Sri Lanka. The first activity of the 3-day tour is the hop-on, hop-off city tour of the historical city of Anuradhapura. The tour covers a large number of historical places, such as Buddhist temples, dagobas, palaces, gardens, and other remarkable structures in the city that testify to the grandeur of ancient civilization. The city tour also includes the most sacred 8 Buddhist sites in the city, better known as "Atamasthana," Jaya Sri Maha Bodhiya, Ruwanwelisaya, Thuparamaya, Lovamahapaya, Abhayagiri Dagaba, Jetavanarama, Mirisaveti Stupa, and Lankarama. Later in the day, settle in for a good night's sleep at your hotel in Sigiriya. Day 2: Sigiriya-Polonnaruwa-Sigiriya After breakfast, leave for the Sigiriya rock fortress, home to one of the oldest landscaped gardens in the world. Your Sigiriya tour starts early in the morning, allowing you to escape the mid-day heat. Climb the rock and reach the summit to see the site of the king's palace, swimming pool, and king's throne. Soak up the breathtaking scenery from the top of the pinnacle. Later visit Pidurangala temple. Later, drive to Polonnaruwa and see the dozens of ancient temples, Buddha statues, and many other ancient structures built by ancient kings. Witness massive stone-cut Buddha statues, dagobas, an audience hall, and much more at the cultural museum of Polonnaruwa. Later in the day, go on an off-road jeep safari to see the great gathering around Minneriya Lake. Enhance your experience with a wildlife safari at Minneriya National Park. Spot wild elephants, bears, wild boars, deer, buffalo, monkeys, and maybe even a leopard. Stay overnight in Sigiriya. Day 3: Sigiriya-Kandy-Colombo Depart early for Colombo via Kandy, visiting a spice/herbal garden en route. In Matale, spices and herbs are used for Sri Lankan cuisine and medicine. Hear about this history as you explore the site with your guide. Later, visit Dambulla Golden Temple and Tooth Relic Temple, which are sure to add another level of sacrosanctity to your experience. Dambulla hosts more than 150 Buddha statues and a large number of ancient murals. The next stop will be Kandy City. Today, Kandy is one of Sri Lanka's most important cities because of the presence of the temple of the sacred tooth of the Buddha. Thousands of devotees visit this temple every day, making it the most popular Buddhist shrine on the island. Return to your hotel in Colombo.

From Kandy to Sigiriya Day Tuk Tuk Trip

From Kandy to Sigiriya Day Tuk Tuk Trip

Your first destination is Sigiriya. Sigiriya is famous for it's palace ruins on top of a massive 200 meter high rock surrounded by the remains of an extensive network of gardens, reservoirs and other structures. The rock itself is a lava plug left over from an ancient long extinct volcano. Sigiriya was designated as a world heritage site in 1982. The journey continues to Dambulla, The Dambulla temple complex comprises five caves which have been converted into shrine rooms, images of the Buddha, and over 1,500 ceiling murals. The caves are at the base of a 150m high rock built by King Valagambahu who took refuge in it when exiled from Anuradhapura in the 1st century. after that journey continues to Matale hindu temple / Aryuvedic cinnamon garden / Village tour / Safari at Habarana National park

From Negombo: Sigiriya and Dambulla Day Trip

From Negombo: Sigiriya and Dambulla Day Trip

After being transported in private car with local English speaking tour guide from Negombo, you will reach your first destination: Sri Lanka's largest rock, Dambulla Cave Temple, which is built on a 600-foot high rock at an elevation of 1118 feet from sea level. It is home to the worlds most acclaimed cave complex of magnificent Buddha images and rock paintings of vivid colors and shapes from the 2nd-century BC to the Kandyan era of the 18th-century.  Your second visit is to Sigiriya Rock, a site of historical and archaeological significance dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 meters (660 feet) high. According to the ancient Sri Lankan chronicle the Culavamsa, this site was selected by King Kasyapa for his new capital. Finish your day with a tour to see the crafts of the traditional artisans in Sigiriya, including wood carvers and batik makers. Learn about the process of their work and purchase some great souvenirs.  At the end of the trip, your guide will take you back to your hotel in Negombo.

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I was unsure if I should book this tour as it had only 1 review and it seemed strange but it is because he registered recently on it. He came and picked me up from my accomodation with the tuk tuk. Had a lovely day! We visited the temples, the village experince + spice garden( skip the garden- it is a waste of time and they try to sell you overpriced stuff). I also did the small rock in Sigiriya- wear comfortable clothes and be prepared for 1 hour climb if u do this one and it is quite steep!!! I am not sure about the big rock how difficult it is to climb. The view from mine was to die for 😆 Be prepared as it is a long day and loads of stairs. ***Take some cash with you because most places as for cash and small bills + loads of sunscreen, water and snacks**

We planned the trip just 3 days before and selected serendipity tours since their itenary suited us and also allowed us to modify it per our convenience. We got one of the best guide Mr Ananda Bandaras, who made our trip more interesting and comfortable. Though there were few hiccups, our guide and agency helped us get the best of it. We would definitely recommend to take up this package if ur days are limited .

Rahim was an amazing and super friendly driver. The trip was fabulous, I just didn’t like the fact that you book a trip for 60$ and at the end you pay more than 200$

Long day but great to see the country side and sites. Enjoyed the optional village tour as well.

It was very nice. I could arrange the tour contents with flexible.