Welcome to Sigiriya


Sigiriya refuses to reveal its secrets easily, and you'll have to climb a series of vertiginous staircases attached to sheer walls to reach the top. On the way you'll pass a series of quite remarkable frescoes and a pair of colossal lion's paws carved into the bedrock. The surrounding landscape – lily-pad-covered moats, water gardens and cave shrines – only add to Sigiriya's rock-star appeal.


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$85 Cultural & Theme Tours

Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Dambulla Cave Temple Full-Day Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Sigiriya World Heritage Site, Sigiriya, Central ProvinceVisit Sigiriya lion rock fortress and admire the marvels of ancient architectureDuration: 3 hoursStop At: Dambulla Cave Temple, Habarana, North Central ProvinceComplex of cave temples with Buddha images and statuesDuration: 1 hour

$225 Day Trips & Excursions

Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Dambulla Cave Temple: Full-Day Private

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Citadel of Sigiriya - Lion Rock, Sigiriya, Central ProvinceSigiriya Rock, a granite outcrop rising from scrubland areas that transform into water gardens during the rainy season. Then, climb the metal steps to the rocktop: home to a ruined fifth-century fortress. View the frescoes en route and explore the relics on the summit, the remnants of a royal citadel built by King Kasyapa.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Dambulla Cave Temple, Habarana, North Central ProvinceUNESCO-listed Rock Temple of Dambulla: five hill caves converted into a temple in the first century BC and filled with Buddha statues. Inspect the caves with their stunning wall and ceiling murals as your guide shares Dambulla's history.Duration: 1 hour

$60 Cultural & Theme Tours

Full-Day Private Sigiriya and Dambulla from Kandy

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Sigiriya World Heritage Site, Sigiriya, Central ProvinceUnesco world heritage siteDuration: 3 hoursStop At: Dambulla Cave Temple, Habarana, North Central ProvinceCave temples complex of Buddhist monks. Unesco world heritage siteDuration: 1 hour

$545 Cultural & Theme Tours

6-Day Sri Lanka Heritage Private Tour

ItineraryDay 1: Arrival to Sigiriya Stop At: Ancient City of Sigiriya, Sigiriya, Central ProvinceYou will be met and warmly greeted by your personal chauffeur guide at the Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport and driven to Sigiriya (Approx. 4 hours drive). Spend Overnight in Sigiriya. Accommodation is a three star hotel or similar grade on bed & breakfast basis.Duration: 4 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight Stay at a 3-star hotel in Sigiriya Day 2: Visit Polonnaruwa and Sigiriya Stop At: Polonnaruwa, Polonnaruwa, North Central ProvinceMorning : Visit The Ancient City of Polonnaruwa (UNESCO world heritage site) with approx. 2 hours drive. Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Ancient City of Sigiriya, Sigiriya, Central ProvinceAfternoon: Climb the famous Sigiriya rock fortress and visit rocky abode and water gardens, an UNESCO world heritage and one of the Wonders of the World).Spend Overnight in Sigiriya. Accommodation is a three star hotel or similar grade on bed & breakfast basis.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight stay at a 3-star hotel in Sigiriya Day 3: Visit Dambulla and Kandy Stop At: Dambulla Cave Temple, Habarana, North Central ProvinceMorning: Visit the Cave temple of Dambulla (UNESCO world heritage site), a batik factory and a spice garden where you can see the best spices in Sri Lanka. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Kandy, Kandy District, Central ProvinceAfternoon: You will do the city tour of Kandy including a visit to the temple of the sacred tooth relic. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Kandy Lake, Kandy, Kandy District, Central ProvinceYou will also do an upper lake drive and visit market square, gem lapidary and more Spend Overnight in Kandy. Accommodation is a three star hotel or similar grade on bed & breakfast basis.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Kandyan Dance Performance, Kandy, Kandy District, Central ProvinceEnjoy a cultural show at one of the theaters in Kandy city. Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight Stay at a 3-star hotel in KandyDay 4: Visit Botanical gardens and Tea Plantations Stop At: Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya, Kandy District, Central ProvinceMorning: Visit Peradeniya Botanical Garden, one of the best botanical gardens in Asia. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Ramboda Waterfall, Pussellawa, Kandy District, Central ProvinceVisit Ramboda waterfalls and enjoy the beauty of nature. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Pedro Tea Factory, Nuwara Eliya, Central ProvinceOn completion of this visit, you will be driven to Nuwara Eliya. En route visit a tea plantation and tea factory where the best tea in the world is produced. Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight Stay at a 3-star hotel in Nuwara Eliya Day 5: Enjoy a City tour of Nuwara Eliya and drive to Colombo Stop At: Victoria Park of Nuwara Eliya, Nuwara Eliya, Central ProvinceEnjoy a city tour of Nuwara Eliya including a visit to Victoria Park, Gregory Lake and drive to Colombo for the overnight. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: St Clair's Falls, Nuwara Eliya, Central ProvinceEn route visit St Clair's waterfalls Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Devon Falls, Nuwara Eliya, Central ProvinceEn route visit Devon waterfalls Duration: 15 minutesMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight Stay at a 3-star hotel in Colombo Day 6: Departure or Hotel drop offStop At: Negombo Beach, Negombo, Western ProvinceAfter breakfast, you will be dropped off at airport or your hotel in Negombo or Kalutara Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$963.01 Cultural & Theme Tours

4-Night Sri Lanka Tour from Colombo

ItineraryDay 1: Colombo/KandyStop At: Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Kandy, Kandy District, Central ProvinceWe will visit the tooth temple on first day. (This temple was built between the years if 1687 to 1707 by the Kandyan Kings present at the time. It houses a tooth that belonged to ‘Lord Buddha.)Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in KandyEconomy for Budget HotelsStandard for 3 Star HotelsLuxury for 4/5 Star Hotels. Day 2: Kandy/ Dambulla/ Sigiriya/ KandyStop At: Dambulla Cave Temple, Habarana, North Central ProvinceDambulla Cave Temple is Constructed during the years of 89-77 BC under the reign of King Vattagamni Abhaya also known as King Valagamba is now a UNESCO World Heritage site.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Ancient City of Sigiriya, Sigiriya, Central ProvinceSigriya was built by King Seegiri Kasyapa in the fifth century. Sigiriya or Lion Rock is a great achievement in old times. Assigned a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982, Sigiriya is Asia's best protected city showing complex arranging around the base of the stone, consolidated with modern designing and watering systems. ) Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Kandy.Economy for Budget Hotels, Standard for 3 Star Hotels, Luxury for 4/5 Star Hotels. Day 3: Kandy/ EllaStop At: Demodara Nine Arch Bridge, Ella, Uva ProvinceNine Arch Bridge is a bridge in Sri Lanka. It is one of the best examples of colonial-era railway construction in the country.Duration: 40 minutesStop At: Little Adam's Peak, Ella, Uva ProvinceLittle Adam's Peak, the eye catching, jaw dropping and conspicuous peak is the one not to miss, Situated in Ella.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Ravana Ella Falls, Ella, Uva ProvinceThe Ravana Falls is a popular sightseeing attraction in Sri Lanka. It currently ranks as one of the widest falls in the country. Duration: 20 minutesMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Ella.Economy for Budget HotelsStandard for 3 Star HotelsLuxury for 4/5 Star Hotels. Day 4: YalaStop At: Yala National Park, Sri LankaDo Yala Safari at 2:00 pm in the afternoon. Yala National Park is the most visited and largest National Park in Sri Lanka. Duration: 5 hoursStop At: Yatala Wehera, Tissamaharama, Southern ProvinceYatala Vehera is an ancient Buddhist stupa located in Deberawewa - Thissamaharama area in Hambantota District of Sri Lanka. The stupa is built on a stage made of large flat granite stones and has a surrounding wall of sculpted elephant heads, a moat and a large moonstone.Duration: 40 minutesMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Yala. Economy is for budget hotels.Standard is for 3 star hotels.Luxury is for 4 star hotels.Day 5: Yala/ Colombo AirportPass By: Bandaranaike International AirportDrop you at the Airport prior 3 hours to the Departure time.Meals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$420 Cultural & Theme Tours

4-Day Essence of Sri Lanka Tour

Day 1 : Hotel / Sigiriya You will be picked up from your hotel in Colombo, Negombo or Mount Lavinia and driven to Dambulla. Visit the Cave temple of Dambulla (UNESCO World Heritage). Spend overnight in Sigiriya. Accommodation is in a 3 star hotel on Bed & Breakfast basis.Day 2: Sigiriya / Polonnaruwa / Sigiriya In the morning, take a morning cycling tour at one of the best maintained ruins of ancient Ceylon - the UNESCO World Heritage City of Polonnaruwa where was the medieval capital of Sri Lanka. In the afternoon, drive from your hotel to Sigiriya by TukTuk and Climb the Sigiriya rock fortress where you will visit rocky abode and water gardens (UNESCO World Heritage site & one of the Wonders of the World). Spend overnight in Sigiriya. Accommodation is in a 3 star hotel on Bed & Breakfast basis.Day 3: Sigiriya / Dambulla / Kandyin the morning, trek through the archetypal Sri Lankan Typical village. The trek begins with an awesome walk along a Wewa or man-made reservoir. The reservoir, the surrounding scrub jungle, marshland and village are a hive of early morning or an evening activity. You will continue your tour with a bullock cart ride up to a village house where you can experience a Sri Lankan Lunch.After Lunch, we will drive to Kandy. En route visit a Spice garden in Matale. For centuries, spices have been one of Sri Lanka’s most celebrated exports and are used for not only food but also medicines and cosmetics. In the afternoon, you will take a city tour of Kandy including a visit to the temple of the sacred tooth relic, upper lake drive, market square, gem lapidary and more. Spend overnight in Kandy. Accommodation is in a 3 star hotel on Bed & Breakfast basis. Day 4 : Kandy / Your Hotel Today after breakfast, you will be taken back to your hotel in Colombo, Negombo or Mount Lavinia or Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo.