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Full-Day Tour to Sigiriya and Dambulla from Colombo provided by Apple Vacations Sri Lanka

Full-Day Tour to Sigiriya and Dambulla from Colombo

Full-Day Tour to Sigiriya and Dambulla from Colombo
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
10–12 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
15
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    10–12 hours
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    15
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10-12 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10-12 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 68395P15
Important information
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • English Speaking Driver Cum Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by Air Conditioned vehicle
  • Complimentary WiFi Excess During the Travel (Subjected To Availability)
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance Fees SIgiriya USD 30 & Cave Temple USD 10
  • Entry/Admission - Dambulla Cave Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress
Duration
10–12 hours
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Comfortable walking shoes recommended for this tour.
  • All visitors to Buddhist and Hindu temples are expected to remove footwear and hats. Also shoulders and knees should be covered
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Mandatory to complete 14 days of quarantine for unvaccinated passengers before starting the tour.
  • Vaccinated passengers should stay in Level 1 hotel once arrived in Sri Lanka and obtain negative PCR report, in order to start the tour. (14 Days of quarantine is not required).
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • English Speaking Driver Cum Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by Air Conditioned vehicle
  • Complimentary WiFi Excess During the Travel (Subjected To Availability)
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance Fees SIgiriya USD 30 & Cave Temple USD 10
  • Entry/Admission - Dambulla Cave Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
10–12 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Comfortable walking shoes recommended for this tour.
  • All visitors to Buddhist and Hindu temples are expected to remove footwear and hats. Also shoulders and knees should be covered
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Mandatory to complete 14 days of quarantine for unvaccinated passengers before starting the tour.
  • Vaccinated passengers should stay in Level 1 hotel once arrived in Sri Lanka and obtain negative PCR report, in order to start the tour. (14 Days of quarantine is not required).
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Dambulla Dedicated Economic Centre
  • 1
    Dambulla Cave Temple
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
    Pass by
    Sigiriya Museum
  • 2
    Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
29 reviews
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Kara
6 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Overall this is a good tour and is a must do to go see Sigiriya rock, it would be far too expensive to do via an uber so would advise doing it this way. You get 2 people one a driver and one who is sort of a guide but we figured the only reason he is there is because the driver can't speak English, they're both nice enough and as per the previous comments you aren't forced to have a guide or go anywhere you don't want to go so I'm guessing the company have changed that part. The sort of guide does ask if you want to see more places and makes suggestions but just be clear and firm with saying no we would like to go back and they're fine with it. Only downfall is the restaurant they take you to for lunch is as agreed below overpriced, we didn't want anything on the set menu so just ordered french fries which was 400 rupees per person... bit of a joke so take a packed lunch.
Written January 5, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Kara! Greetings Behalf of Apple Vacations, First of all, thank you for taking the time to write to us. We’re always delighted to hear from a happy customer! Thanks so much for the positive feedback. It’s always good to know that our customers are out there, enjoying our service and finding it memorable. Its always a pleasure serving you and certainly look forward to doing that in your future trips too. In our product, we have included an English speaking driver and that's why we have sent an assistant for the particular attraction who knows the place well. Once again thanks a bunch for selecting us as your traveling partner and for giving us this opportunity, we couldn’t have done it without you! Thank you so much for mentioning Aaron in your feedback, which will help him to improve his skills. We really appreciate your kind words about Apple vacations service on your review, it always makes our entire team super excited when our valuable customers are happy that they tell the world. We hope to keep up our performance and wish that you will remain confident in us for your future trips. CHEERS! With Love, Apple Vacations
Written January 9, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ifeanyi
Palm Springs, CA4 contributions
Yesterday we went on a day excursion with Johny to Sigiriya world heritage site and temple in Dambulla.

This has been one of the best tours we've been on. Visit to Sigiriya was by far the most scenic and breath taking, highly recommend this as one of your visits in Sri Lanka.

Do note it is an all day event and involves a lot of walking. That said it was an amazing day.

Lastly, this trip from Colombo which started from 5am only got better because of our driver/guide Johny.

Written February 26, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Customer! Greetings Behalf of Apple Vacations, First of all, thank you for taking the time to write to us. We’re always delighted to hear from a happy customer! Thanks so much for the positive feedback. It’s always good to know that our customers are out there, enjoying our service and finding it memorable. Its always a pleasure serving you and certainly look forward to doing that in your future trips too. Once again thanks a bunch for selecting us as your traveling partner and for giving us this opportunity, we couldn’t have done it without you! Thank you so much for mentioning Johny in your feedback, which will help him to improve his skills. We really appreciate your kind words about Apple vacations service on your review, it always makes our entire team super excited when our valuable customers are happy that they tell the world. We hope to keep up our performance and wish that you will remain confident in us for your future trips. CHEERS! With Love, Apple Vacations
Written February 26, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ronald A
8 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
I can’t find words to describe how amazing this trip was. Aron and the team at apple vacation went above and beyond for us during this trip. Aron took the time to explain as much as he knew about the places that we visited and ensure that we felt confortable through the entire ride. It was a long 15 hour day as we ended up doing so much but it was worth it. Totally recommend it.
Written November 6, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Applevacation
Dear Customer ! Greetings Behalf of Apple Vacations, First of all, thank you for taking the time to write to us. We’re always delighted to hear from a happy customer! Thanks so much for the positive feedback. It’s always good to know that our customers are out there, enjoying our service and finding it memorable. Its always a pleasure serving you and certainly look forward to doing that in your future trips too. Once again thanks a bunch for selecting us as your traveling partner and for giving us this opportunity, we couldn’t have done it without you! Thank you so much for mentioning Aaron in your feedback, which will help him to improve his skills. We really appreciate your kind words about Apple vacations service on your review, it always makes our entire team super excited when our valuable customers are happy that they tell the world. We hope to keep up our performance and wish that you will remain confident in us for your future trips. CHEERS! With Love, Apple Vacations
Written November 7, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sophia R
2 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
We had an amazing trip! Our tour guide, Aaron, listened to what we wanted to do, which gave us a very personalized experience. We were even able to add a safari on to our trip! It was a long day 5a-10p, but Aaron was attentive to our needs, making the experience very enjoyable. We had such a good day that we booked additional tours through Apple Vacations. I would recommend them!
Written November 6, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Applevacation
Dear Customer ! Greetings Behalf of Apple Vacations, First of all, thank you for taking the time to write to us. We’re always delighted to hear from a happy customer! Thanks so much for the positive feedback. It’s always good to know that our customers are out there, enjoying our service and finding it memorable. Its always a pleasure serving you and certainly look forward to doing that in your future trips too. Once again thanks a bunch for selecting us as your traveling partner and for giving us this opportunity, we couldn’t have done it without you! Thank you so much for mentioning Aaron in your feedback, which will help him to improve his skills. We really appreciate your kind words about Apple vacations service on your review, it always makes our entire team super excited when our valuable customers are happy that they tell the world. We hope to keep up our performance and wish that you will remain confident in us for your future trips. CHEERS! With Love, Apple Vacations
Written November 6, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Yuka
Minato, Japan1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Solo
Lathushan, the guide, pick me up at 4:50am considering heavy traffic. He kindly took me to wonderful world heritages. His driving is gentle and his advise and information are easy to understand. I would recommend this tour for travelers. who want to visit places with efficiency. Thank you Lathushan!
Written January 22, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello Yuka! Greetings Behalf of Apple Vacations, First of all, thank you for taking the time to write to us. We’re always delighted to hear from a happy customer! Thanks so much for the positive feedback. It’s always good to know that our customers are out there, enjoying our service and finding it memorable. Its always a pleasure serving you and certainly look forward to doing that in your future trips too. Once again thanks a bunch for selecting us as your traveling partner and for giving us this opportunity, we couldn’t have done it without you! Thank you so much for mentioning lathushan in your feedback, which will help him to improve his skills. We really appreciate your kind words about Apple vacations service on your review, it always makes our entire team super excited when our valuable customers are happy that they tell the world. We hope to keep up our performance and wish that you will remain confident in us for your future trips. CHEERS! With Love, Apple Vacations
Written January 23, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Yohta
Vancouver, Canada6 contributions
This tour was amazing. We started at 5am and finish 4pm. We were planning to stay in Kandy after this trip and they sent us to the hotel we stayed.
They are really flexible and really friendly. The car we rode was sooooo comfortable.

But messaging before the tour was not so smooth, I was a little bit worried about this tour.
The tour itself was really good tho.

かなりいいツアーでした。朝の5時にコロンボを出発し、ホテルの関係でキャンディーまで送り届けてもらいました。
ツアーの内容も、車もかなり満足できるものでした。

ツアーまでのやりとりがあまりスムーズではなかったので、若干心配でしたが、ツアー自体は最高でした。
Written February 24, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello Yohtakubo! Greetings Behalf of Apple Vacations, First of all, thank you for taking the time to write to us. We’re always delighted to hear from a happy customer! Thanks so much for the positive feedback. It’s always good to know that our customers are out there, enjoying our service and finding it memorable. Its always a pleasure serving you and certainly look forward to doing that in your future trips too. Our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused by us while messaging.! Once again thanks a bunch for selecting us as your traveling partner and for giving us this opportunity, we couldn’t have done it without you! Thank you so much for mentioning Aaron in your feedback, which will help him to improve his skills. We really appreciate your kind words about Apple vacations service on your review, it always makes our entire team super excited when our valuable customers are happy that they tell the world. We hope to keep up our performance and wish that you will remain confident in us for your future trips. CHEERS! With Love, Apple Vacations
Written February 24, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

janicej767
Roanoke Rapids, NC25 contributions
This tour is an absolute must for visitors to Sri Lanka. CJ, the guide and driver, was superb. He went out of his way to ensure that all of us had the best experience possible. He never tired of answering our questions, his knowledge of Sri Lankan history is outstanding, and his English impeccable. I totally recommend this tour and Apple Vacations.
Written February 23, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Janice! Greetings Behalf of Apple Vacations, First of all, thank you for taking the time to write to us. We’re always delighted to hear from a happy customer! Thanks so much for the positive feedback. It’s always good to know that our customers are out there, enjoying our service and finding it memorable. Its always a pleasure serving you and certainly look forward to doing that in your future trips too. Once again thanks a bunch for selecting us as your traveling partner and for giving us this opportunity, we couldn’t have done it without you! Thank you so much for mentioning CJ in your feedback, which will help him to improve his skills. We really appreciate your kind words about Apple vacations service on your review, it always makes our entire team super excited when our valuable customers are happy that they tell the world. We hope to keep up our performance and wish that you will remain confident in us for your future trips. CHEERS! With Love, Apple Vacations
Written February 23, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

John Wong
11 contributions
Jan 2020
Car is normal. Driver is nice and driving skill is good. The visit of two places went well. The driver gave enough time for us to see things we want. The lunch place is okay too. Good choice for visiting the palace on the rock.
Written March 23, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear John! Greetings Behalf of Apple Vacations, First of all, thank you for taking the time to write to us. We’re always delighted to hear from a happy customer! Once again thanks a bunch for selecting us as your traveling partner and for giving us this opportunity, we couldn’t have done it without you! We really appreciate your kind words about Apple vacations service on your review, it always makes our entire team super excited when our valuable customers are happy that they tell the world. We hope to keep up our performance and wish that you will remain confident in us for your future trips. CHEERS! With Love, Apple Vacations
Written March 23, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Dave
1 contribution
Dec 2019 • Couples
Do not take this tour. The only thing it includes is transport. All other costs are at your expense and you are only told this after you board the van. It would have been cheaper to hire a car or uber instead and achieved the same result. The driver also stopped at overpriced places to get the group to spend money on food. You only really spend maybe 2 hours doing actual sight seeing and the rest is in the cramped car. All up 15.5 hours... Fml.
Written December 20, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Applevacation
Dear Dave Thank you for your Feedback on our service which you Use. Firstly I have Explain you have mentioned only Transport included.we clearly mentioned that what’s included and what’s Not included It’s for your reference Inclusions: Bottled water English Speaking Driver Hotel pickup and drop-off Transport by Air Conditioned vehicle About Food We are Stopping in Hygienic Resturent Where providing Local Sri Lankan Buffet for USD 4. a la carte For person From USD 2-5. From our Service we make all the clients are Happy. Since you are not happy please write a Email (info@applevacations.com.co)or Contact Our hotline via WhatsApp (+94762816641 ) to make you happy with a Solution. Thanks for understanding
Written December 20, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Frank h
Hengelo, The Netherlands35 contributions
On 29-10-'19 I went from Colombo to Dambulla and Sigiriya with a friend. We were impressed., particularly by Sigiriya. So old and yet so intelligently designed. This is proof that craftmenship is far older than we thought possible. How on earth must the first men have been able to reach the top!
We were very satisfied with our driver Aaron who managed to navigate us trough the Sri Lankan traffic chaos. It took him a full working day. His service and the one offered by the guide at Sigiriya was much appreciated. The guide is fit! He climbs the two thousand Sigiriya steps on a daily basis.
General conclusion: recommended. Doable from Colombo.
Written October 30, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Chuparuedas! Greetings Behalf of Apple Vacations, First of all, thank you for taking the time to write to us. We’re always delighted to hear from a happy customer! Thanks so much for the positive feedback. It’s always good to know that our customers are out there, enjoying our service and finding it memorable. Its always a pleasure serving you and certainly look forward to doing that in your future trips too. Once again thanks a bunch for selecting us as your traveling partner and for giving us this opportunity, we couldn’t have done it without you! Thank you so much for mentioning Aaron in your feedback, which will help him to improve his skills. We really appreciate your kind words about Apple vacations service on your review, it always makes our entire team super excited when our valuable customers are happy that they tell the world. We hope to keep up our performance and wish that you will remain confident in us for your future trips. CHEERS! With Love, Apple Vacations
Written November 2, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Quiroguilla83
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Amazing experience!
This is an amazing 1-day trip to an exciting adventure! Our guide Niraveen and driver were on time and very accommo
linnmaren98
linnmaren98
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Nice three day trip!
We booked the trip the night before, with good help from the advicor on the site. Our driver picked us up at the ho
marcinp74
marcinp74
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Best choice, great people. Very profesional
Great SERVICE and great people. It was a perfect adventure and we really enjoyed every płace that we stayed in. Ver
emkubes
emkubes
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Manageable price
You don’t need to plan ahead for this—we went to where the taxi’s line up right in the heart of ella and asked thei
watbanl
watbanl
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Awesome experience
The best part of the trip was the rafting experience, plus visiting some of the great sites around Kandy. The staff
leilanilisannah
leilanilisannah
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Perfect trip with Aaron
We had a fantastic tour with our driver Aaron! I asked the tour company for 4 days/3 night tour, starting from Hikk
Despoina T
Despoina T
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A pleasant break from Colombo
It's a long way to Pollonaruwa so better to be prepared for a long ride. Mr. Aaron ( my driver) is well experience
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C4906QEcathym
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Thank you Aaron!
Cannot recommend this tour enough! We were a group of 7 and our tour guide Aaron was so helpful and accommodating t
carolgriffin1997
carolgriffin1997
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Great Time with Aaron!
I had an amazing trip with our tour guide Aaron and our driver. I couldn’t recommend them enough. They were so acco
roisink728
roisink728
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Amazing trip with Aaron!
I had the most amazing trip with Aaron and the driver. They were so kind and accommodating and went above and beyon
Lisa B
Lisa B
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Super tour
We were a group of 7 and the trip was very suited to us. Aaron our tour guide and the driver were so helpful and br
l_szl_j2022
l_szl_j2022
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Best of Sri Lanka in 6 days
Well organized tour everything worked. The hotels was good enough. After a rich dayly programme we felt on the bed
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C1538OLvictorc
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Amazing experience to see the best of Sri Lanka!!
I had an amazing trip and Apple vacations made me a very nice itinary with all the things I would like to do in it.
Storyteller763939
Storyteller763939
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A lot of highlights and a great driver
I had three great days with a lot of highlights Alinghi the way. Buddika was an awesome guide who arranged all the
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Fast Track tour Experience ( Well Scheduled Tour )
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