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Unique Experiences:
Visit the sacred caves of Dambulla, a magical treasure box of Buddhist sculpture and painting.
Climb the spectacular rock citadel of Sigiriya, perhaps Sri Lanka’s single most extraordinary sight
Enjoy the convenience of a private driver to take you around without hassle.
Trip Length: 3 Day(s) 2 Night(s)
Physical Rate: 2/5
Age Policy: Adults: 12 to 999 years of age
Children: 3 to 11 years of age
Infants: 0 to 2 years of age
Included in Price:
Accommodations: 2 nights at Nice Place Hotel, Standard Room (or similar)
Transportation: Hotel to Dambulla to Sigiriya Rock Temple to Hotel (day 2)
Miscellaneous: Private driver for city tour (day 2)
Excluded from Price:
Travel Insurance (Compulsory)
Tips & Gratuities
All entrance fees

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Itinerary

Day 1: Sigiriya 

Around 15km northeast of Dambulla, the spectacular citadel of Sigiriya rises sheer and impregnable out of the denuded plains of the dry zone, sitting atop a huge outcrop of gneiss rock towering 200m above the surrounding countryside. 

Check-in at your accommodation and start exploring the surroundings on your own. 

Accommodation: Nice Place Hotel, Standard Room (or similar) 

Day 2: Sigiriya & Dambulla 

Meet your private driver and transfer to Dambulla, which is about an hour’s drive from Sigiriya. Here you will find the World Heritage Site of Dambulla Rock Temple – the most impressive of Sri Lanka’s cave temples. Built by King Walagambahuin the 1st century B.C. the complex of five caves holds over 2000 sq. metres of painted walls and ceilings. This makes it the largest area of paintings found in the world. It contains over 150 images of Buddha of which the largest is spanning 14 metres and is a colossal figure of Buddha carved out of rock.  

Later in the day, we continue to Sigiriya and visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Climb the 5th century Sigiriya rock fortress – a world heritage site, built by King Kashyapa (477-495 AD). The 'Lion Rock' is a citadel of unusual beauty rising 200 metres from the scrub jungle. The rock was the innermost stronghold of the 70 hectare fortified town. A moat, rampart, and extensive gardens including the renowned water gardens ring the base of the rock. 

Visit the world-renowned frescoes of the 'Heavenly Maidens' of Sigiriya, which are in a sheltered pocket of the rock approached by a spiral stairway. These frescoes are painted in earth pigments on plaster. 

Transfer back to your hotel and evening at leisure. 

Accommodation: Nice Place Hotel, Standard Room (or similar) 
Transportation: Private car with driver (full day city tour) 


Day 3: Sigiriya 

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