14 Hours Culture tour itinerary for Colombo, Dambulla & Sigiriya: Marvel At Lion Rock Fortress & Cave Temples
Colombo, Dambulla, Sigiriya
Love to explore the wonders of ancient architecture and discover hidden secrets? Then this tour will give you what you required. You will be amazed by the architecture of Lion Rock Fortress and unbelievable technology in the 6th Century B.C. The paintings and statues at the Cave Temple take you to a different world of mankind.
COLOMBO / SIGIRIYA / DAMBULLA / COLOMBO
6:00 - Pick-up from your hotel in Colombo, Negombo or Mount Lavinia and drive to Sigiriya.
10:30 - Arrive at Sigiriya and start climbing the rock fortress. Sigiriya is famous for its toadstool of golden-hued granite, protruding into the searing blue sky from a hot, flat wilderness of scrub-land, which is transformed in the rainy season to a water garden.
13:30 - Enjoy your lunch at Oakray Inamaluwa Restaurant.
15:00 - Arrive at Dambulla Cave Temple that was built by King Walagambahu in the 1st century B.C. It is the most impressive of Sri Lanka's cave temples. The complex of five caves with over 2000 sq. meters of painted walls and ceilings is the largest area of paintings found in the world. It contains over 150 images of the Buddha and the largest is the colossal figure of the Buddha carved out of rock and spanning 14 meters.
16:30 - Leave Dambulla and proceed back to your hotel in Colombo.
21:00 - Drop-off at your hotel in Colombo, Negombo or Mount Lavinia.
Hotel pick-up and drop-off by an air-conditioned vehicle in Negombo, Colombo, Mount Lavinia or Kalutara.
Sightseeing tours with service of an English speaking Sri Lankan chauffeur guide.
Entrance fees to the sites & mineral water during the tour.
Lunch at Oakray Inamaluwa Restaurant.
All Government taxes.
Expenses of personal nature.
Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.
Roundtrip transportation is available from most centrally located Negombo, Colombo, Mount Lavinia or Kalutara hotels. Please arrange pick-up from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation. Pick-up time and the time duration will be changed according to the pickup location.
Gratuity is not included and is left to individual discretion.
You must wear clothing that covers your shoulders and knees for visiting sacred or holy places.
You must bring a valid passport for entering the sites.
If you love to explore the wonders of ancient architecture and discover hidden secrets, this tour will give you what you required. You will be amazed by the architecture of Sigiriya rock fortress and unbelievable technology in the 6th Century B.C. The paintings at the cave Temple of Dambulla takes you to a different world of mankind. Both these sites have been nominated as UNESCO World Heritage sites.