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12 Hours History tour itinerary for sri-lanka: Visit The Three Most Popular Destinations On This Day Trip

Negombo, Sigiriya, Dambulla, Kaudulla National Park

Safari
Safari Tour
History
History Tour
Wildlife
Wildlife Tour

Start the tour with the Dambulla Cave Temple, which is the most preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. Next up, you get to marvel at the ancient Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Finally, discover the exotic birds, reptiles, and elephants of Kaudulla NP, when you take this fantastic trip. You will witness one of the most bio-diverse ecosystems in Sri Lanka!

DAY 01

negombo - dambulla - sigiriya - kaudulla national park - negombo

  • Get picked up from your hotel in Negombo, and travel to Dambulla to explore one of the largest cave temple complexes in Sri Lanka. It is believed that this historical cave temple is the largest and the best-preserved of the cave temples in Sri Lanka. The rock is 160 m high and contains a large collection of Buddha statues all in one place. However, there are about 150 Buddha statues spread over 80 caves in the surrounding complex of which only 5 caves were considered major attractions. Successive kings carried out further changes to the interiors from time to time. However, it was King Nissanka Malla, who was responsible for having the interior of the caves gilded, earning the name Ran Giri (Golden Rock).

  • Next travel to discover the 8th wonder of the world. Sigiriya Rock, also known as the rock fortress and palace in the sky was built by King Kashyapa in the 5th century AD. It is located in the Northern Matale District, in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. King Kashyapa built his palace on the upper flat top of this rock which is 660 ft high. The terrace at the mid-level of the rock is the Lion Gate and the mirror wall decorated with colourful frescoes depicting the heavenly maidens. The rock structure was derived from the word “Sihagiri” meaning Lion rock. The highly landscaped gardens of Sigiriya forms one of the most important aspects of this site which is divided into three parts, namely, the water gardens, cave & boulder garden and terraced gardens.

  • Stop for lunch and proceed to Kaudulla National Park to experience an amazing evening safari. Kaudulla National Park is one of the best places in Sri Lanka to see wild elephants. It is located right next to the Minneriya National Park and elephant herds migrate between the two parks frequently, in search of water. Kaudulla National Park is a vital ecosystem belonging to a series of adjoining protected areas in the Mahaweli river basin. This area is high in biodiversity and is home to more than 200 wild elephants. Altogether, Kaudulla records 24 species of mammals, 25 species of reptiles, 26 species of freshwater fish and 160 species of birds. Endangered mammals list at Kaudulla includes the Sri Lankan leopard, Sri Lankan sloth bear, wild boar, mouse deer, spotted deer and albino axis deer.

  • End the safari so that we will start our journey back to Negombo and you will be dropped off at your hotel. 

  • 230 USD Per Adult , 220 USD Per Child
  • Private transportation

  • Air-conditioned vehicle

  • Bottled water

  • Lunch

  • All entrance fees

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

  • Day Trip to Sigiriya, Dambulla and Kaudulla National Park: Don't miss this opportunity to visit the three most popular destinations of Sri Lanka within a day! Starting off from the Dambulla Cave Temple, which is the most preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka, next proceed to marvel at the ancient rock fortress in Sigiriya. Finally, discover the exotic birds, reptiles, and elephants of Kaudulla National Park, when you take this fantastic trip. You will witness one of the most bio-diverse ecosystems in Sri Lanka!

Negombo, Sigiriya, Dambulla, Kaudulla National Park

Safari
Safari Tour
History
History Tour
Wildlife
Wildlife Tour
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USD 230
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