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From Negombo: Sigiriya and Dambulla Day Trip – Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka

Visit the Dambulla Cave Temple and Sigiriya Rock with return transportation from Negombo.

EXPERIENCE

After being transported in private car with local English speaking tour guide from Negombo, you will reach your first destination: Sri Lanka’s largest rock, Dambulla Cave Temple, which is built on a 600-foot high rock at an elevation of 1118 feet from sea level. It is home to the worlds most acclaimed cave complex of magnificent Buddha images and rock paintings of vivid colors and shapes from the 2nd-century BC to the Kandyan era of the 18th-century. 

Your second visit is to Sigiriya Rock, a site of historical and archaeological significance dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 meters (660 feet) high. According to the ancient Sri Lankan chronicle the Culavamsa, this site was selected by King Kasyapa for his new capital. Finish your day with a tour to see the crafts of the traditional artisans in Sigiriya, including wood carvers and batik makers. Learn about the process of their work and purchase some great souvenirs. 

At the end of the trip, your guide will take you back to your hotel in Negombo.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

Visit the Dambulla Rock Caves to see their rich murals and Buddha statues
Marvel and climb the towering, UNESCO-listed Sirigiya rock Fortress
See traditional craftsmen at work including wood carvers and batik makers

 

 

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