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Day Tour to Sigiriya & Dambulla from Kandy

5 (2)
Matale, LK

Day Tour to Sigiriya & Dambulla from Kandy

5 (2)
Matale, LK
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Experience the wonders of Sri Lanka in just one day with the Day Tour to Sigiriya & Dambulla from Kandy. This captivating tour takes you to the iconic Sigiriya rock fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage site and declared the eighth wonder of the world. You'll also explore the magnificent Golden Temple of Dambulla, the largest cave temple complex in Sri Lanka, filled with stunning statues and paintings of Gautama Buddha. And if that's not enough, you'll visit the picturesque Pidurangala Rock for a thrilling hike and enjoy the wildlife at Minneriya National Park, where you may witness the amazing sight of hundreds of elephants gathering to feed and bathe. With a total duration of 600 to 720 minutes, this day tour offers an unforgettable adventure and a taste of the rich culture and natural beauty of Sri Lanka. Don't miss out on this incredible experience. Book your tour now!

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Not Included
  • 10 hours - 12 hours
  • Suitable for 1-6 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Visit the Sri Muthumariamman Temple in Matale
  • Explore the Golden Temple of Dambulla
  • Experience the ancient rock fortress of Sigiriya
  • Hike to the top of Pidurangala Rock
  • Witness the incredible wildlife at Minneriya National Park
  • Transportation by Private Vehicle
  • Driver/guide
  • Fuel surchege
  • Day tour according to itinerary
  • Hotel Pick-Up and Drop-Off (selected hotels only)
  • Drinks
  • Lunch
  • All Entry Tickets

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Immerse yourself in the rich cultural and historical heritage of Sri Lanka with the Day Tour to Sigiriya & Dambulla from Kandy. This captivating tour offers a mesmerizing experience, packed with stunning sights and unique attractions. Starting from the vibrant city of Kandy, this day tour takes you on a journey through time to explore ancient temples, magnificent rock fortresses, and breathtaking natural landscapes.

What to expect?

During this tour, you can expect a day filled with wonder and awe. Marvel at the intricate architecture and ornate sculptures at the Sri Muthumariamman Temple, a popular Hindu shrine with a fascinating history. Explore the Golden Temple of Dambulla, the largest cave temple complex in Sri Lanka, adorned with intricate paintings and statues depicting the life of Gautama Buddha. Ascend the majestic Sigiriya Rock Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a testament to ancient urban planning. Experience the thrill of hiking to the top of Pidurangala Rock, offering panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes. Lastly, indulge in the natural beauty of Minneriya National Park, where you can witness the awe-inspiring Gathering of Elephants.

Who is this for?

This tour is perfect for those seeking a captivating cultural and historical experience in Sri Lanka. Whether you are a history enthusiast, a nature lover, or simply someone looking for a unique adventure, this tour caters to a wide range of interests. Solo travelers, couples, families, and groups can all enjoy this immersive experience. With its diverse range of attractions, this tour is suitable for travelers of all ages and backgrounds.

Why book this?

This Day Tour to Sigiriya & Dambulla from Kandy offers a truly unforgettable experience that combines history, culture, and natural beauty. From exploring ancient temples to witnessing stunning landscapes, every moment of this tour will leave you in awe. By booking this tour, you gain access to knowledgeable guides who will provide fascinating insights into each destination, ensuring a deeper understanding of the rich heritage of Sri Lanka. The convenience of being picked up from Kandy and having all transportation arranged for you allows you to fully immerse yourself in the experience without any logistical worries. Embark on this adventure and create lasting memories that will stay with you long after your trip.

Good to know

It is essential to wear comfortable shoes and clothing suitable for hiking and exploring. Don't forget to bring sunscreen, a hat, and insect repellent to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable experience. This tour involves moderate physical activity, including climbing stairs and hiking, so it is advisable to have a reasonable level of fitness. Make sure to carry water and snacks to keep yourself hydrated and energized throughout the day. Additionally, bringing a camera will allow you to capture the stunning sights and moments that you'll encounter during the tour.


Travelers who have experienced the Day Tour to Sigiriya & Dambulla from Kandy have been enthralled by the captivating sights and cultural richness of the tour. They express their delight in exploring the fascinating Sri Muthumariamman Temple and its unique blend of Hindu and Buddhist influences. The Golden Temple of Dambulla has left visitors in awe with its breathtaking cave paintings and sacred statues. Climbing Sigiriya Rock Fortress has been described as an unforgettable adventure, offering unparalleled views over the surrounding landscapes. The hike to Pidurangala Rock has been praised for its exhilarating nature and the mesmerizing panoramas it offers. Lastly, the experience of witnessing the Gathering of Elephants at Minneriya National Park has been hailed as a truly magical encounter with wildlife. Overall, reviewers highlight how this tour exceeded their expectations and provided them with a deep appreciation for Sri Lanka's rich cultural heritage.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

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Your Itinerary

Sri Muthumariamman Temple

Sri Muthumariamman Temple or Sri Muthumariamman Kovil is a popular Hindu shrine located in the middle of Matale town, Sri Lanka. This temple is dedicated to Mariamman, the goddess of rain and fertility. The history of Sri Muthumariamman Temple can be traced back to the 19th century. The land was originally part of a paddy field and was gifted by the owner in 1852. The current temple was built in 1874, funded by the Nattukkottai Chettiar. This temple is used by both Hindus and Buddhists. The temple was originally a small statue under a tree prayed to by the Hindu people but has been developed by the people in Matale. The temple was severely damaged during the anti-Tamil riots in July 1983 but has been subsequently restored.

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Golden Temple of Dambulla

Dambulla is the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. The rock towers 160 m over the surrounding plains.There are more than 80 documented caves in the surrounding area. Major attractions are spread over five caves, which contain statues and paintings. These paintings and statues are related to Gautama Buddha and his life.

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Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress

The capital and the royal palace was abandoned after the king's death. It was used as a Buddhist monastery until the 14th century. Sigiriya today is a UNESCO listed World Heritage site. It is also declared by UNESCO as the eighth wonder of the world. It is one of the best preserved examples of ancient urban planning.

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Pidurangala Rock

Pidurangala Rock is an incredible 360-degree viewpoint located opposite the world-famous Sigiriya Lion Rock. Hiking to the top is possible for both of these rocks, but hiking at dawn to the top of Pidurangala Rock is a real adventure.

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Minneriya National Park

Elephants, which can number 200 or more, come to feed and bathe during what is known as ‘the Gathering’; and flocks of birds, such as little cormorants, painted storks, herons and large pelicans all fish in the shallow waters.

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5 (2)


This trip was one in a lifetime! Both sites are marvellous, but Sigiryia is particularly unique - and challenging too! To climb all those steps up to the palace ruins in such a wet and hot climate is not for the faint hearted! But it is certainly worthwhile! Also, MAhesh, our driver/guide, was wonderful, very friendly and helpful, and speaks a very good english. I strongly recommend this day trip!


Desidero ringraziari Sami che ci ha accompagnato per 3 giorni in giro per lo Sri Lanka centrale facendoci arrivare sani e salvi sempre alla meta !! sempore puntuale e sempre adeguato alle aspettative . vi consiglio questa agenzia molto seria e corretta.
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2024-04-18 06:43