Sigiriya & Dambulla Day Tour from Kandy


Sigiriya, an ancient palace, was once nominated as the 8th wonder of the world. Today, Sigiriya and Dambulla are a UNESCO recognized heritage site and a major tourist attraction. The city of Dambulla is 75 km north-east of Kandy, in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. It is home to an ancient cave Temple also known as the Golden Rock Temple, which is a popular tourist attraction. Approximately 25kms from Dambulla is Sigiriya, which is where you will find the “Lion’s Rock”. This is a 220 metre high rock, at the top of which an ancient King built his Palace. In addition to being a well maintained model of ancient urban life, Sigiriya is also an adventure of rock climbing for many. A day tour of Sigiriya and Dambulla will suffice for you to explore Sri Lanka’s Majestic past. Leave from Kandy at about 7.00 a.m., enjoy the scenic four hour drive to your destination, explore the two cities, and be back to Colombo by midnight.

  • Pick up from Kandy hotel and transfer to Dambulla (Approximately 2 hours drive)
  • Visit Dambulla cave Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Lunch at a recommended restaurant
  • Visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

What's included

  • Transportation by an air-conditioned vehicle

  • English speaking chauffeur guide during the day trip.

  • Bottled water throughout the tour.

What's not included

  • Entrance fees to: Dambulla Cave Temple, Sigiriya Rock Fortress

  • Specialist guide’s fee

  • Meals and refreshments

  • Expenses of a personal nature.

Places you will visit

Sigiriya Rock Fortress

Dambulla Cave Temple