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Private Tour: Sigiriya Rock & Dambulla Caves provided by Withlocals

Private Tour: Sigiriya Rock & Dambulla Caves

Private Tour: Sigiriya Rock & Dambulla Caves
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What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • 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
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 24380P397
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Local guide • Private tour • Private transport • Pick up and drop off at the hotel • A/C Car • Tickets to Sigiriya Rock and Dambulla Caves • Tickets to Aluvihara Temple and Matale Hindu Temple
Exclusions
Lunch
Duration
10h
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
The host will pick you up at your accommodation or central meeting point in Kandy. Please mention your contact details and after the time of booking your host will contact you regarding the preferred pick-up point.
Airports:
Victoria Resevour Kandy Airport, Kandy Sri Lanka
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Local guide • Private tour • Private transport • Pick up and drop off at the hotel • A/C Car • Tickets to Sigiriya Rock and Dambulla Caves • Tickets to Aluvihara Temple and Matale Hindu Temple
Exclusions
Lunch
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
The host will pick you up at your accommodation or central meeting point in Kandy. Please mention your contact details and after the time of booking your host will contact you regarding the preferred pick-up point.
Airports:
Victoria Resevour Kandy Airport, Kandy Sri Lanka
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
10h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Kandy City Center
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 2
    Sri Muthumariamman Temple
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 3
    Aluvihara Rock Cave Temple
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • 4
    Dambulla Cave Temple
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Dambulla Dedicated Economic Centre
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 6
    Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress
    Stop: 2 hours
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  • 7
    Nalanda Gedige
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 8
    Kandy City Center
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
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4.5
15 reviews
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Matthew C
1 contribution
Great trip with Chandana
Jan 2020 • Friends
The trip was great and Chandana was good fun and full of the banter!

We enjoyed the tour and were able to stop for water and juice in the
hot sun! Safe and cautious driver. Chatty but not at all overbearing
and plenty of quiet time when needed. Thumbs up!
Written January 28, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

lesley g
4 contributions
Sigiriya Roack and Dambulla Caves
Jan 2020 • Couples
A great trip, Dushan was really nice and friendly. Punctual and gave
us a couple of ideas of things to do on drive. Definitely recommend!
Written January 14, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

simonevaloppi
Miami Beach, FL12 contributions
Sigiriya and Dambulla tour with Ranjl
I did with Ranjl the Sigiriya and Dumballa tour. He is a very flexible, friendly, qualified guide. He brought me to every place in the exact time, when there is not too much people and the weather is perfect for make photos and see the things! He made me feel always appeased and he gave me good advice also for other activities. Highly recommended
Written January 7, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

ingidee
London, UK23 contributions
No Show and No working contact numbers
We were supposed to be on a full day excursion today but, no one showed up. Neither the company phone number (with a different country code) or the local guide's phone number was working. Thankfully I booked through Viator and after a 15 minute call to an American phone number (from a mobile phone!) we managed to get a refund.
Written December 22, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

T6993KXdavidm
Bathurst, Australia751 contributions
Great Trip
Sep 2019
Prasanna is very good. I found his knowledge to be of great depth, and clear explanation. That coupled with a willingness to be flexible, made my visit both enjoyable and memorable. Thank You, Prasanna
Written October 15, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Domi M
Delft, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands146 contributions
Dushan very good guide!
Sep 2019 • Couples
Dushan is a very good guide. He showed us the Sigiriya Rock, dambulla
caves and a Hindu tempel. He is a save driver. The tour looks
expensive, but every entree ticket is included (the sigiriya rock is
already over 25 euro per person Entrance) I can recommend Dushan for
sure!!
Written September 11, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Pádraig O
Waterford, Ireland3 contributions
Lions rock and Dambulla tour.
Ranil is a very friendly, helpful and informative guide. He answered
any questions that we had and shared his own experiences with us. He
is very knowledgeable and we found the tour very educational. Ranil
also brought us to a number of temples that were not included on the
itinerary. He advised us on Sri lankan food that we must try and even
bought us king coconuts. We would highly recommend Ranil as a tour
guide in Sri Lanka!
Written August 19, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Agnes D
Los Angeles, CA18 contributions
Fantastic experience with Ranil :)
Ranil took us on a tour to Sigiriya, Dambulla Cave Rock Temples, and a couple smaller temples. He was a fantastic guide and gave us great info about the places we visited, especially the temples. It took us
about 10 hours in total. I was exhausted in the end, but it was worth
it.

Ranil contacted me on WhatsApp days before our visit and then the day before to schedule the best pick up time and inform us about the dress code for the temples. He is very helpful if you have any
questions for him. He picked us up around 7:30 AM at our hotel and
even accommodated a stop in town before our 2 hour drive to Sigiriya. Be ready for the stairs to Sigiriya. Wear good shoes and maybe bring a towel (which we didn’t and regretted) and plenty of water. There
are breaks in between before you get to the top. Ranil was very knowledgeable about the fortress and gave us interesting info about their water system.

After, we went to the Dambulla Cave Temple. There will be more steps to get to the entrance. Once there, you will
be required to remove your footwear. I brought socks, which was convenient because the ground can be hot. Shorts must be past the knees and shoulders covered. Ranil gave us detailed info about the statues and temple overall, which can be thought provoking.

After the two main attractions, we stopped by another Buddhist temple, an old deserted temple by the lake (very beautiful and peaceful), and was able to see the outside of a Hindu temple (very elaborate
temple).

On the way back, Ranil again accommodated our request to make a
stop. He’s so nice and we had such a wonderful time. This was
another highlight in our two week trip.

Bottom line: do this tour
and do it with Ranil. We had a wonderful experience. Thank you so
much, Ranil!
Written April 11, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Celine T
Doluwa, Sri Lanka3 contributions
Great day with awesome food and laughter
Highly recommended - last minute booking.
She came and picked us up at the hotel, then we stopped for a local breakfast. Food and snacks included - if we love eating and is obsessed with food then she is the right person.
We drove to dumbulla for the temple caves, stopped for lunch then drove to Sigirya rocks, climbed up with us. I’m scared of heights and she was very comforting.
It’s a long drive and day - make sure to leave super early! Climbing in the heat isn’t ideal but worth it!
Written February 27, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

lisa_willo
4 contributions
Sigiriya and Dambulla Tour
Ranil was a fantastic tour guide! He was relaxed and fun but also very
informative and helpful with information about Sigiriya, Dambulla and
other parts of Sri Lanka, plus lots of info about the history,
religion and cultures in Sri Lanka. He also gave us lots of good tips
for the rest of our trip too! Thanks for the great tour Ranil - we
highly recommend you to others!
Written February 6, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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