Sigiriya and Dambulla private tour from Galle region
Attractions & guided tours

Sigiriya and Dambulla private tour from Galle region

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 16 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Admire two UNESCO Heritage sites
  • Enjoy the view from Sigiriya Rock
  • Discover the Dambulla Rock Temple
What to expect

Admiring any UNESCO World Heritage Site is a treat, but seeing two in one day is an experience you will never forget. This private tour offers the unique opportunity to visit two of Sri Lanka's standout monuments: the Lion Rock of Sigirya and the Dambulla Rock Temple.

First up is the Lion Rock of Sigiriya – Asia's answer to Machu Picchu. Rising 200 meters above the jungle, it boasts ancient frescoes, terraced gardens and stunning views. Climb the stairs cut directly into the rock, and feel like Indiana Jones as you pass through the impressive lion-shaped gateway to explore the ruins of a 5th-century royal palace.

After lunch, it's on to your second UNESCO-listed site at the Dambulla Rock Temple – a sacred Buddhist cave carved deep into the mountain. Decorated with over 150 frescoes and huge statues of Buddha and other deities, it makes for a show-stopping end to your trip.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • What's included
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Galle and Unawatuna (option 1)
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Mirissa (option 2)
    • Entrance fees
    • Lunch
    • Guided tour
    • Private transportation
    Where
    Meeting point:

    Pickup from your hotel in the Galle region: Galle, Unawatuna (option 1) and Mirissa (option 2). Please indicate your pick-up location at checkout and confirm it directly with the local operator.

    What to remember
    • Please note: ticket option 1 includes pickup from Galle and Unawatuna, while option 2 includes pickup from Mirissa
    • Please indicate your pick-up location at checkout and confirm it directly with the local operator at least 48 hours before the tour. You will find the contact details on the voucher after booking
    • Please bring your passport on the day of the visit. An appropriate dress code – no bare shoulders or knees – is required when visiting temples
    • Number of participants: max 6 people per vehicle / 5 vehicles per day
    • The tour schedule depends on traffic conditions
    • This tour is only available in English
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    Provider
    Aitken Spence Travels
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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