Explore Sigiriya Lion Rock – Pidurangala & Dambulla Cave Temple (Guided Tour)
Sri Lankan Tour Hub offers you an amazing historical tour that will have you travel across the Sigiriya, Pidurangala and Dambulla ancient places of Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan Tour Hub Travel Partner will guide you through this magical journey where you will have the perfect opportunity to escape yourself from the daily mundane life. In this getaway, you will have the chance to spot Sri Lanka’s Sigiriya and Dambulla historical sites, tour while discovering the history, culture, beauty, and adventure of Sri Lanka..!
- Guided tour for all the historical places.
- Free entrance tickets
- Ultimate knowledge of Sigiriya & Dambulla
- 1 Nights accommodation
- Free transportation
- Cultural tours
2 days in English
The organizer also speaks: Sinhalese, Spanish
Airport transfer available: Bandaranaike International Airport
Airport transfer available:
Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (US$130 per person)
- Hot spring
- Air-conditioned rooms
- Barbecue facilities
- Dining area
- Environmentally friendly
- Honesty bar
- Meditation garden
- Picnic area
- Special menu request
- Yoga deck
- Bicycle rental
- Car rental
- Currency exchange
- Dry cleaning
- Free parking
- Free Wi-Fi
- Internet access
- Ironing / ironing board
- Medical assistance
- Meeting room
- Parking lot
- Tour assistance
- Wireless internet
You will be accommodated in full air condition luxury privet villa or resorts provided by Sri Lankan Tour Hub during this vacation. You have the option of staying in private rooms.
Day 1: Sigiriya Village – Pidurangala Rock – Check in 12 pm
Once you arrive at Sigiriya, Sri Lankan Tour Hub’s guides will pick you up and then, you will directly be transferred to the hotel. You will check-in and meet the team. There, you will enjoy local foods and Sri Lankan style cocktails. On this day, the guides will show you the city and village around Sigiriya. Afterward, the guide has organized a motorcycle or tuk tuk tour to visit Pidurangala Rock and the temple at 5 pm.
You will also have a chance to see an evening sunset at the same point. Come back by bike or tuk tuk. You will have your dinner at the river edge restaurant. Enjoy your night then come back to your accommodation and relax.
Day 2: Sigiriya Lion Rock – Dambulla Cave Temple – Check Out
You will begin your day by enjoying a breakfast buffet, a combination of Sri Lankan and Western foods changing daily. You will have a motorcycle tour to the Sigiriya Lion Rock. the most popular places in this wonderful country.
The Sigiriya Rock and garden is an archaeological complex composed of ruins of an ancient palace, monastery, and other buildings declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982. A local guide will explain to you what you must know.
Free time to enjoy your day as you wish even with village tours. The team has organized tour to visit Dambulla Royal Cave Temple at 1.00 pm. After 30 minutes drive the guides will be going to show you the Dhambulla Royal Golden Temple and Rock Cave Temple, and the guide will explain you what you must know about history & temple. Check out is by 3:30 p.m. Grab some photos and some mercy to show off to your travel friends. Make sure you’ve got everyone on Facebook and say goodbye to your travel friends. They miss you already.
- Sigiriya Lion Rock Tour
- Pidurangala Rock Tour
- Dambulla Royal Cave & Golden Temple Tour
Sigiriya Lion Rock
Sigiriya is one of the most valuable historical monuments of Sri Lanka. Referred by locals as the Eighth Wonder of the World this ancient palace and fortress complex has significant archaeological importance and attracts thousands of tourists every year. It is probably the most visited tourist destination in Sri Lanka.
The palace is located in the heart of the island between the towns of Dambulla and Habarane on a massive rocky plateau 370 meters above the sea level. Sigiriya rock plateau, formed from magma of an extinct volcano, is 200 meters higher than the surrounding jungles. Its view astonishes the visitors with the unique harmony between nature and human imagination.
The fortress complex includes remnants of a ruined palace, surrounded by an extensive network of fortifications, vast gardens, ponds, canals, alleys, and fountains.
The surrounding territories of Sigiriya were inhibited for several thousand years. Since the 3rd century BC, the rocky plateau of Sigiriya served as a monastery. In the second half of the 5th-century king, Kasyapa decided to construct a royal residence here. After his death, Sigiriya again became a Buddhist monastery until the 14th century, when it was abandoned.
Pidurangala is an enormous rock located 20 minutes (4.8 kilometers) via Sigiriya Rd north of Sigiriya. The two rocks have an interlinked history: whilst King Kasyapa was building Sigiriya Rock Fortress in the 5th century, he moved monks living around Sigiriya to a new monastery on Pidurangala Rock.
An ancient cave temple still houses objects from various vintages that reflect Buddhist, Hindu and Western beliefs, and the stupa to the left of the temple entrance is believed to mark the spot where King Kasyapa was cremated.
Pidurangala is a more challenging climb than Sigiriya, so it should not be attempted by those with poor physical fitness. There is no clear path to the top: steep, uneven steps give way to an expanse of boulders and crevices that climbers must navigate in order to reach the summit. From the top, there are glorious vistas of the surrounding landscape and an incredible view of the majestic Sigiriya Rock.
Dhambulla Cave Temple
Located at an elevation of 1118 feet from the sea level, rises a massive rock from the surrounding plains of Dhambulla of 600 feet high and over 2000 feet in length. It is home to the world’s most acclaimed cave complex of magnificent Buddha images and rock paintings of vivid colors and shapes constructed and painted from around 2nd century BC (Anuradhapura era) and continued up to the Kandyan era of the 18th century.
Sinhalese people call it ‘Dambulu Gala’ (Dambulla Rock) and the temple is called the ‘Rangiri Dambulu Viharaya’ (Golden Rock Dambulla Temple).
Distance from Sigiriya Lion Rock – 30 minutes (18.1 km) via Inamaluwa – Sigiriya Rd/B162.
On this tour, you will be served with daily breakfast included in the price. For the rest of the meals, you can have the best local food experience as well as the western and Sri Lankan foods in the local restaurants.
The following meals are included:
The following drinks are included:
The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:
- Whole food
- Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it’s a good idea to communicate it to the organizer when making a reservation
- 1 nights accommodation
- Daily breakfast
- Entrance tickets to all the places
- 2 days of free transport
- 2 days free guiding
- Ultimate knowledge about historical places
- Daily tea and king coconuts
- Village and culture tours
What’s not included
- Airport transfers & Pickup to Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB)
- Flights to and from Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB)
- Lunch and dinner for 2 days
- Massage and spa treatments
- Optional activities
Arrival by airplane
Please book your flight to arrive at Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) or Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (HRI). Sri Lankan Tour Hub will pick you up from the airport. Transfer from Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (HRI), however, incurs an extra cost.
Airport: Bandaranaike International Airport (US$90) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport Airport transfer available: Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (US$130) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
- A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
- The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 10 days before the arrival date.
- The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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