Discover the wonders of Sri Lanka on the exciting Dambulla Day Trip & Safari.

This full-day adventure takes travelers from Colombo and Negombo on a journey through historic landmarks, village life, and abundant wildlife.

Marvel at the Lion Rock Fortress Sigiriya, experience the local lifestyle on a village tour, and indulge in a traditional lunch.

Then, embark on a thrilling safari at three national parks, known for their diverse wildlife.

Finally, explore the ancient Dambulla Cave Temple.

With a knowledgeable guide and convenient hotel pickup, this tour promises an unforgettable experience.

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Good To Know

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  • Free cancellation up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
  • Marvelous views of Lion Rock Fortress Sigiriya
  • Experience village lifestyle and village food
  • Explore UNESCO Heritage sites Dambulla and Sigiriya

General Information

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The tour’s general information includes:

  • Free cancellation up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
  • The option to reserve now and pay later
  • A duration of 14 hours
  • A live tour guide available in English

When it comes to transportation options:

  • Clients will be picked up from their hotels in Colombo or Negombo
  • They’re advised to wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before the scheduled pickup time

Throughout the tour:

  • A private driver/guide will provide basic information about the sights and ensure a pleasant and friendly atmosphere

In terms of local cuisine experiences:

  • The tour offers an authentic natural lunch in a Sigiriya Village, where visitors can also experience the village lifestyle

The tour provides a comprehensive and convenient way to explore:

  • The magnificent Lion Rock Fortress Sigiriya
  • The historic Dambulla Cave Temple
  • Enjoy a wild safari at three national parks known for their wildlife.

Highlights

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One of the highlights of this day trip is the marvelous views of the Lion Rock Fortress Sigiriya. This UNESCO World Heritage site isn’t only a stunning example of ancient architecture but also holds great cultural significance.

As visitors climb the 1200 steps to the top of the rock fortress, they’re treated to breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. The natural beauty of the area is truly awe-inspiring, with lush greenery, serene lakes, and rolling hills stretching as far as the eye can see.

The fortress itself is adorned with numerous frescoes of historic importance, offering a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of Sri Lanka.

This day trip is a perfect blend of cultural exploration and natural beauty, leaving visitors with memories that will last a lifetime.

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Full Description

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Continuing the exploration from the previous points, this day trip offers a full description of the fascinating sites and activities included in the tour. Here are the highlights:

  • Marvelous views of Lion Rock Fortress Sigiriya.
  • Experience village lifestyle and village food.
  • Explore UNESCO Heritage sites Dambulla and Sigiriya.
  • Numerous frescoes of historic inside the rock caves.
  • Climb 1200 steps to visit the top of the Sigiriya rock fortress.

Clients will be picked up from Colombo and Negombo to embark on this adventure. They’ll visit the Lion Rock Fortress Sigiriya, which is constructed on top of a massive rock and features a well-organized draining system built in the surrounding area.

The tour also includes a Sigiriya Village Tour to experience village lifestyle and enjoy an authentic natural lunch. Plus, clients will go on a wildlife safari adventure at three national parks known for elephants and other wild animals and birds.

Review

During the tour, clients were amazed by the driver/guide’s knowledge and found them to be helpful and accommodating throughout the entire experience. The driver/guide provided basic information about the sights, creating a pleasant and friendly atmosphere during the private tour. Clients were particularly impressed with the driver/guide’s expertise in wildlife sightings, making the safari at the three national parks a memorable experience. They were able to spot various wild animals and birds, adding excitement and adventure to the day trip. The driver/guide’s knowledge of the area and its history also enhanced the visit to the Dambulla Cave Temple, where clients were able to explore the remarkable Buddha statues and frescoes painted in various colors. Overall, clients highly recommended the tour due to the exceptional driver/guide experience and the unforgettable wildlife sightings.

Driver/Guide Experience Wildlife Sightings Recommendation
Knowledgeable and informative Memorable and exciting Highly recommended
Helpful and accommodating Spotting various wild animals and birds
Friendly and pleasant atmosphere

Additional Information

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As the discussion transitions into the points of ‘Additional Information’, it’s important to note that the tour includes a visit to three national parks known for their wildlife, as well as a visit to the Dambulla Cave Temple, which was built in the 2nd century B.C. by King Walagamba.

Additional Information:

  • The tour offers the opportunity to explore Sigiriya attractions, including the marvelous views of Lion Rock Fortress Sigiriya and the experience of village lifestyle and village food.

  • Clients will have the chance to explore the UNESCO Heritage sites of Dambulla and Sigiriya, with numerous frescoes of historic significance inside the rock caves.

  • A wildlife safari is included, taking place at three national parks renowned for their elephants and other wild animals and birds.

  • The Dambulla Cave Temple, the largest cave complex in Sri Lanka, showcases remarkable Buddha statues and frescoes painted in various colors.

  • Pickup is included in the tour, and clients should wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before the scheduled pickup time.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is the Best Time of Year to Take This Day Trip and Safari?

The best time of year to take this day trip and safari is during the dry season, which is typically from May to September. This allows for optimal wildlife sightings and enjoyable weather conditions.

Are There Any Age Restrictions for Climbing the 1200 Steps to the Top of the Sigiriya Rock Fortress?

There are no age restrictions for climbing the 1200 steps to the top of the Sigiriya rock fortress. However, it’s important to note that the climb can be physically demanding, so individuals should consider their own fitness levels and abilities.

Can I Bring My Own Food for the Village Tour and Lunch?

Yes, visitors are allowed to bring their own food for the village tour and lunch. However, it is highly recommended to try the local cuisine for an authentic experience of the village lifestyle.

Are There Restroom Facilities Available at the National Parks and Dambulla Cave Temple?

Restroom facilities are available at the national parks and Dambulla Cave Temple. They are accessible to individuals with disabilities. Visitors can conveniently use these facilities during their visit to these attractions.

Is Transportation Provided Between the Different Attractions on the Day Trip?

Yes, transportation is provided between the different attractions on the day trip. Clients will have convenient transportation to and from each location, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable experience. Restrooms are available at the national parks and Dambulla Cave Temple.

The Sum Up

To sum it up, the Colombo and Negombo to Sigiriya, Dambulla Day Trip & Safari offers a thrilling adventure through the cultural and natural wonders of Sri Lanka.

With visits to iconic landmarks like the Lion Rock Fortress Sigiriya and the Dambulla Cave Temple, as well as exciting wildlife safaris and an authentic village tour, this full-day tour provides a comprehensive and unforgettable experience.

With a knowledgeable guide and convenient hotel pickup, travelers can expect a seamless and enjoyable journey.

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