Dambulla & Sigiriya Day Tour


Head out from Colombo early by 6 am, and head to the city of Dambulla where you can visit the beautiful 1st Century BC Dambulla Cave Temple Complex and view its stunning architecture and religious art. A former refuge of King Walagamba during his years in exile, the site was transformed into a monastery by the king on his return to the throne.

After lunch at a recommended restaurant, proceed to Sigiriya and climb up the breathtakingly beautiful rock fortress – once a bastion of King Kasyapa. Once on top you can stroll among the ruins of the ancient palace complex and take in the amazing vistas as well.

The royal water gardens at the foot of the rock are worthy of note, pointing to a great knowledge of complex hydrology during that era. The mirror wall, the iconic Sigiriya frescoes are definite highpoints of the site.

Day’s Highlights

  • Pick up from Colombo hotel and transfer to Dambulla
  • Visit Dambulla cave Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Lunch at a recommended restaurant (Optional )
  • Visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress
  • Transfer to Colombo
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About this activity

  • Duration 12 hours
  • Pickup from hotels in Colombo or agreed place .
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate.

Tour package Includes

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by private vehicle
  • English-speaking driver
  • Bottled water

Tour Package excludes

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Optional gratuities
  • Entrance fee

When you get there

  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
  • All visitors to Buddhist and Hindu temples are expected to remove their shoes and hats. Shoulders and knees should also be covered.
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved.
  • The duration of the transfers is approximate and will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel.
  • The tour is subject to favorable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date.

Relax Lanka’s Extras (Value Plus) on Complimentary Basis:

Complimentary cultural show entrance tickets for 2 pax.
01 local SIM card (data/voice) loaded with USD 03.
Free upgrade to the next room category on availability.


Standard check-in time and check-out time at the hotels 1400 Hrs – 1200 Hrs.
Availability at hotels is subject to confirmation of the tour and travel dates

Payment Policy

Please note we require 30% of the payment on confirmation with the balance settled 15 days prior to arrival, or full payment can be settled on confirmation.

Payment Methods

Bank transfer.

Cancellation Policy

Any cancellation should be notified in writing, 10 days prior to the arrival date, 40% would be charged , for cancellations made within 7 days , and  for ‘No Shows 100 % would be charge.


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