Guided tour

Sigiriya: Rock Fortress Guided Walking Tour

Sigiriya: Rock Fortress Guided Walking Tour

From US$ 38 per group up to 4

Discover the Sigirya rock fortress on a 2-3-hour walking trip which will provide an insight into the art, tradition, and history of Sri Lanka.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, French
Small group
Limited to 4 participants


  • Marvel at frescoes depicting marvellous female figures
  • Visit the ruins of the Palace of King Kashyapa
  • See ruins of fountains, gardens and 5th-century paintings
  • Be rewarded with panoramic views upon reaching the summit
Full description
Enjoy a guided walking tour of the Sigiriya Rock Fortress, one of the most important attractions on Sri Lanka's cultural triangle. In the company of an experienced guide, explore the fort and its important historical monuments. During the tour, discover the most important areas in the fort complex and enjoy a detailed and informative commentary about each area from your guide. Start your walking tour at a picturesque miniature water garden and finish at the eastern gate of the Sigiriya archaeological site. Along the way, visit miniature water gardens, swimming pools, and boulder gardens. You will also have the opportunity to admire fresco paintings, the 'Lion's Paw' and other ruins at the summit of the rock.
  • Tour guide
  • Hiking aid
  • Entrance ticket ($30 per person)
  • Meals
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with heart problems
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

You must exchange your voucher at the ticket counter before the tour begins. Call or message the guide if you cannot find them.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Water
  • Hiking shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility as it involves climbing 1200 steps and 1 kilometer of walking on flat land
  • This tour will take place rain or shine
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Product ID: 348136