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Rock Climbing Pidurangala Rock & Sigiriya Rock From Colombo

Rock Climbing Pidurangala Rock & Sigiriya Rock From Colombo

By Apple Vacations Sri Lanka
 Climbing a rock - if you’re in good shape and don’t stop to look at things, it’ll take you less than 30 minutes to climb all the way to the top of the rock. If you need a few breaks along the way or simply want to stop often to take photos and admire the view, it’ll take an hour and a half to two hours to climb up and go back down. and then visit Pidurangala is an enormous rock located a few kilometers north of Sigiriya. The two rocks have an interlinked history: whilst King Kasyapa was building Sigiriya Rock Fortress in the 5th century, he moved monks living around Sigiriya to a new monastery on Pidurangala Rock. An ancient cave temple still houses objects from various vintages that reflect Buddhist, Hindu and western beliefs, and the stupa to the left of the temple entrance is believed to mark the spot where King Kasyapa was cremated.
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Duration: 5h
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Live guide: Arabic, English

  • Bottled water
  • English Speaking Driver
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Complimentary WiFi Excess During the Travel (Subjected To Availability)
What's not included
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • We are Arranging Pickups from All the Hotels In Colombo.( As Per Customer Pickup Points During confirmation)
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Infants must sit on laps
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 68395P38

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • 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
        • 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 68395P38

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