Negombo Tours
Day Tour to Dambulla & Sigiriya

Day Tour to Dambulla & Sigiriya

By Diamond Lanka Holidays
Overview: Discover the Rich Culture & Heritage and Nature of Sri Lanka visiting UNESCO World Heritage sites such as Sigiriya Rock Fortress and Dambulla Golden Rock Cave Temple within a day. This is one of the most popular tour when visiting Sri Lanka. You will be provided with luxury air-conditioned, comfortable vehicle with a professional English-Speaking Chauffer Guide to help with your tour.
per adult (price varies by group size)
Lowest price guarantee

Ages 3-80
Duration: 12–14 hours
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Colombo/Negombo/Mount Lavinia/ Wadduwa /Kalutara/Bentota
  • English-Speaking Tour Guide
  • Vehicle Passenger Insurance
  • Fuel Charges
  • Bottled water- two 500 ml bottles per person per day
What's not included
  • - Own arrangement
  • Entry/Admission - Dambulla Cave Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Lions Rock Fortress, Sigiriya
  • Any video/still camera fee to the monuments and places of visit
  • Tips to guides & restaurants, Tipping is expected.
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section
  • Entry/Admission - Dambulla Royal Cave Temple

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Option 1
    Negombo, Sri Lanka
    We pick up in any Hotel or Residence in Negombo
  • Option 2
    Colombo, Sri Lanka
    We pick up in any Hotel or Residence in Colombo
  • Option 3
    Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka
    We pick up in any Hotel or Residence in Mount Lavinia
  • Option 4
    Wadduwa, Sri Lanka
    We pick up in any Hotel or Residence in Wadduwa
  • Option 5
    Kalutara, Sri Lanka
    We pick up in any Hotel or Residence in Kalutara
  • Option 6
    Bentota, Sri Lanka
    We pick up in any Hotel or Residence in Bentota
Pickup details
  • We pick up in any Hotel or Residence in Colombo
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
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 195076P12

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
      • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

      • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

      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: 195076P12

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        Sigiriya Rock Fortress –This UNESCO World Heritage Site’ is one of the Sri Lanka’s major attractions and the 5th Century ‘Fortress in the Sky’ which is perhaps the most fantastic single wonder of the Island. A spectacular pillar of rock visible from mils around. It is also known as Lions Rock because of the huge lion that used to stand at the entrance to the Palace on the summit of the 600 –foot high rock. Historically, the origins of the remains are disputed and though to have been either a royal fortress built under the reign of King Kashyapa (477- 495 AD) or a Buddhist monastery. On its summit are the foundations of the Royal Palace, Water Tanks to supply water and all other buildings and at the edges of the guardhouses. On one of the stairways the only known ancient work of Sinhala secular painting survived in the form of Frescoes of 21 life sized damsels in all the freshness and delicacy of their original colour. The Water Gardens, Fountain Garden, summerhouse, Boulder gardens and the Caves with the enclosed are should not be missed.
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      • Diamond Lanka Holidays
        Colombo, Sri Lanka
        Joined in September 2019
      • Smile-Poetry
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        Sri Lanka visit with the perfect guide.
        Our tour took us to some of the most amazing places in Sri Lanka. We were met on our first day when we arrived in Colombo by our driver and guide Aruna Silva. He was quite simply the perfect guide. He was very professional at all times very sociable as well, and his knowledge and understanding of the places we visited enhanced our visit at all times. He also made certain that we were well looked after at all of the excellent hotels. That feeling of security made our trip all the more enjoyable. He also gave us space to do our own thing and follow our own lead which again was invaluable. The tour took us to all the main visitor sites and activities. So we went to an early morning fish market in Negombo before driving up to Sigiriya. First a wild elephant Safari and then after a good night's rest and early start to climb the Sigiriya rock in the cool of the morning. It is a spectacular challenge but very safe and very well organized. During a tour we visited historic temples which were both stunning and full of history. Kandy it's a beautiful town with a wonderful botanical garden. A memorable train ride to Hatton in the heart of the tea plantations. Waterfalls of spectacular size and a lunchtime visit to the wonderful Grand hotel Nuwara Eliya. A real taste of the colonial lifestyle. A visit to a tea factory and a chance to experience tea plucking for yourself. A TUK TUK ride with spectacular views of the hills surrounding Haputale. Yala nature reserve under Safari you will never forget. So many sites and different experiences that will leave you with memories to last you a lifetime. Aruna Silva our guide was with us every step of the way and made our tour into a real journey of Discovery. He made every day a delight and always took time to both show us sights and to make sure we understood the significance of the places we visited and saw. If you are lucky enough to meet Aruna as your guide I can guarantee you your trip to beautiful Sri Lanka will be nothing but greatly enhanced.
        Written March 1, 2024
      • 103mariellak
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Excellent tour - great value
        I had a fantastic time on my trip. My driver Vasantha was a wonderful host who was a wealth of information. My favorite part of the trip was the Minneriya Safari park and the village tour with cooking lesson. You cannot miss Sigiriya, As a solo female traveler I felt very safe & taken care of. It was also helpful to have someone take photos of you at key destinations. I would highly recommend for other travellers.
        Written December 25, 2023
      • X4964UYamandab
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        Beautiful Sri Lanka
        Excellent knowledge, fantastic English. Able to take you to places off the tourist track. Helpful, friendly and punctual.
        Written September 1, 2023
      • O5114YTalexanderk
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        Unforgettable Sri Lanka Tour with Aruna
        We had an amazing 10-day tour of the best places in Sri Lanka, including a thrilling Jeep safari with elephants, exploring the majestic Sigiriya, visiting diverse temples, a beautiful botanical garden, charming cities, and a mesmerizing tea plantation. Our tour guide, Aruna, made this journey truly unforgettable. His warm and friendly nature added a personal touch to every experience. Aruna took great care of us throughout the trip, ensuring our safety and comfort at all times. We are immensely grateful for his guidance and attention to detail. Thanks to him, our Sri Lanka adventure became a cherished memory. Best regards Anna & Alex from Austria
        Written July 26, 2023
      • Explore38591608654
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        Great Guide with perfect timing
        We arrived at colombo airport, and we got picked up by Aruna, our guide for the next days. He is a very nice guy and very sympathetic. In the chaotic traffic for us in Sri Lanka, Aruna drove very Safe and carefully. Aruna was always on time and saved us the best moments. You can tell he's very experienced. So he always got us to the perfect spots to the right time, so that we can have the best adventure. He was also very attentive and helpful when there are problems. We had a small Problem with Ants at a hotel, but it was ok for us. So we told Aruna of the Problem the next day. We arrived at the next hotel, and Aruna asked the stuff to check the rooms and arranged that we get a better room. We will definitive come back to Sri Lanka and will try to get Aruna again as our Guide. THANKS a lot for the perfect journey.
        Written June 20, 2023
      • laurabC386OJ
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        Rundreise durch Sri Lanka
        Our Guide was really friendly and super on time. We have never have to wait. He took a lot of pictures from us, so we have a lot of spontanous memories. Sri lanka is very beautiful and interesting and we have seen a lot of the country! Thanks to Aruna! Greetings Lisa and Laura.
        Written May 1, 2023
      • Stefanoseu
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        Magical, incredible and unforgettable !
        The experience was amazing ! We could not have dreamed of better, the circuit was magical and above all accompanied by a great professional! : Aruna ! Once again a big thank you to him !!
        Written April 17, 2023
      • V3140PHthomasb
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        Aruna: Reliable and inspiring
        Aruna gave us two very relaxing and enriching weeks in Sri Lanka. We were able to manage our professional appointments perfectly in terms of time and space. In addition, we were able to gain an enriching impression of the country and its people. During our tours, Aruna made sure that we were able to plan and visit our individual destinations safely. He gave us great recommendations on how to deal with the people we encountered. He also has in-depth knowledge of the several local situations. We can fully recommend Aruna. Both, professionally and personally, he gave us unforgettable moments. We really appreciated the reliable care of Aruna. We will plan and implement our next visit to Sri Lanka again with Aruna.
        Written December 25, 2022
      • Andy G
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        A trusted and professional guide
        We had Aruna for the first 10days of our trip to Sri Lanka. From the very outset we found him to be a genuine person who was a very proud Sri Lankan. We felt safe with his driving, he would never take any risks nor would he speed and his car was immaculate each day and sanitised. Aruna would always do what was best for you and would explain things so there was no doubt. He would always make sure you knew how much to tip if you went on a tour and the etiquette required of the surroundings. He was always prepared to take part and have fun and was our protector in so many ways. An honest and hard working guide who we would definitely recommend and use again.
        Written April 10, 2022
      • nicola_faye_brown
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        10 excellent days exploring Sri Lanka
        I spent 10 days travelling around Sri Lanka with Aruna as my guide and driver - even my photographer at times! Travelling solo it was reassuring to have such a wonderful guide, Aruna’s knowledge is excellent and he was very polite and courteous. I always felt safe and looked after. The trip started in Negombo, on to Habarana, Sigirya, Kandy, Hatton & tea plantation land, to Yala and finishing in Galle. I cannot recommend Aruna enough. Thank you for an excellent trip in wonderful Sri Lanka ✨
        Written January 5, 2022
      • pernodladyleeds
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        Incredible trip with excellent guide!
        We had a truly amazing 9 days touring the highlights of Sri Lanka in the reliable care of Aruna. He really knows everything about everything and we were able to relax knowing that he was looking after us well and sorting everything out for us. He always turned up punctually and was flexible in arranging plans. Driving on these roads is not a relaxing experience but much horn tooting got us through safely! We've seen so many incredible highlights of this lovely country and would thoroughly recommend Aruna as your guide!
        Written November 28, 2021
      • Sarah J
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        An amazing week
        Aruna was a wonderful guide; we could tell that he was proud of his country and wanted us to love it too. He was knowledgeable and took us wherever we wanted to go on top of the itinerary. He certainly chose the best jeep driver for the reserve where we got much closer to the wild elephants than anyone else. He also waited patiently as I looked at multiple pieces of jewellery, finally buying a piece in the shop of his favourite hotel - an Edwardian colonial country house. If you can travel with Aruna, do it - some of the other guides are really just taxi drivers.
        Written August 15, 2020
      • maxine390
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        Day trip to Kandy
        We had a wonderful day with Aruna. He was very courteous, patient and very knowledgeable. We had a very good tour of Kandy and the Tea Factory.
        Written November 7, 2019
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