Things to Do in Sigiriya

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Things to Do in Sigiriya

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  • sandinmyjandals
    Muscat, Oman36 contributions
    Well worth a visit. Recommend that you take one of the numerous guides who are at the entrance waiting for tourists to roll up. They all wear a uniform polo shirt so you know that they are offical guides, however as like anywhere you need to be prepared to negotiate a price. We paid $20 US for a guide for 3 hours, our guide was excellent giving you a lot of background to the fortress which you would not get from reading the information pamphlet you get given with your ticket. There are toilets located just by the ticket office, very clean but no toilet paper so make sure you take tissues. There is also a water station before you enter with purified drinking water where you can fill up your water bottle. Be prepared to climb up narrow stairs to get to the top, the view is amazing and worth the climb. When we went in Feb there were no hornets which we had read about however we were told that it was the wrong season. Beware of monkeys everywhere which is all part of the Sri Lankan experience. When you exit the fortress there are numerous toilet blocks which were all clean and well maintained, again take your tissues. Make sure you wear comfortable walking clothes, shoes, hat and take water, there is nowhere to purchase water along the way until the exit. We arrived about 9.30ish which we found to be fine, the heat was bearable, the timing of your visit will all be dependent on the time of year you go.
    Written May 23, 2022
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  • Saman
    Tehran, Iran140 contributions
    Very beautiful and breathtaking view of Sigiriya. Better choice than Sigiriya. 1000 rupees for foreigner. you can skip Sigiriya Rock but you shouldn't miss this one.
    Written April 6, 2022
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  • footlocker
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates121 contributions
    This ancient ruined monastery in the forest is hardly every visited. It is kept clean by three chaps who live there with a family of dogs and puppies. The site is surrounded by magnificent trees, a stream and a pond. Birdsong fills the air and monkeys howl in the distance. Very atmospheric and well worth a visit but go in a 4x4 if you can. We were the only visitors that day.
    Photos of where the chaps live, their kitchen, they were cooking fish curry and some of the site.
    Written April 5, 2022
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  • Alan C
    Hong Kong, China366 contributions
    The museum has a great open air style to it, but sadly looking dilapidated in places. Nevertheless, worth a visit to obtain background information on the history of the rock and the archaeological finds. Interesting photos of late 19 century archaeological expeditions. Also you there are copies of the frescos which you are not allowed to take photos of on the rock itself, but the museum allowed us to take pictures of the copies.
    Written October 11, 2021
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  • Elena Ciocan
    Timisoara, Romania1,725 contributions
    The main spiral stairs are hugely overcrowded, I recommend to use the entrance from the paws, it will save you hours (and sun burn :) )
    Written February 27, 2020
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  • Ruzaik
    3 contributions
    If you're in the area, a visit to this ancient rock fortress (a.k.a Sigiriya) is a definite must visit! Although the climb to the top isn't easy, the view from the top combined with the history surrounding it makes the climb well worth it.
    Tip: Plan your climb so that you aren't at the top at midday when the sun is scorching hot. Also you might want to apply sun screen.
    Written November 29, 2021
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  • 945alinab
    Bucharest, Romania438 contributions
    It was a nice experience but the prices are very big even for Europe. Yes it is wood and it is handmade, but is just too much!
    Written March 29, 2019
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  • Ana H
    3 contributions
    We travelled with Milan in April. We were in 4 people. His car is very comfortable and he is good driver. Milan is a very nice person, with big knowledge about Sri Lanka. He can advise and help any time. Always on time. His English is excellent and he is very communicative. I hope one day we will meet again :)
    Written May 4, 2022
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  • luca r
    3 contributions
    Currently on a 3 and a half week tour of Sri Lanka for my 30th birthday & needed a taxi to take us from Sigiriya to Trincomalee.

    Whilst panicking over breakfast on the day of checkout as our travel itinerary had to change due to the current climate, I came across this rated service on Trip Advisor and a short WhatsApp call later we were confirmed for our 2hr car journey.

    The driver was on time, professional & polite. The car was clean & spacious for our needs & exactly what was required. The drive was comfortable and we didn’t need to fill the awkward silences.

    We arrived under the time previously stated & at a fraction of the price our hotel quoted us.

    Would recommend again & wish he offered the service for our tour around this beautiful country!
    Written May 21, 2022
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  • Sarah Afker
    Colombo, Sri Lanka230 contributions
    Take your binoculars, hop on to a safari truck and enjoy the view of tuskers. We saw peacocks, a fox, a herd of buffaloes, tuskers and a flock of birds. Don't disturb the animals
    Written September 18, 2020
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  • David Latreyte
    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates2 contributions
    Pradeep made us discover Sri Lanka for 14 days.
    Not only is he an excellent driver who owns a very comfortable van, but he is also one of the most considerate people we have ever met: he has never ceased to watch over our well-being throughout the trip. When the climatic conditions did not make possible the planned visits, he spontaneously proposed modifications to us which all proved equally interesting. He also likes to share his very good knowledge of the country.
    In conclusion, we had a wonderful time in Sri Lanka thanks to Pradeep and our children will remember his kindness for a long time.
    We wish everyone to visit Sri Lanka, a wonderful country, in the company of Pradeep.
    Written December 28, 2019
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  • GL2018HK
    Iwate-machi, Japan29 contributions
    We made a 2 weeks’ trip to Sri Lanka in January. As we had clear idea of where to go, but didn’t want to drive by ourselves, a car with driver was all we would need. I explored several travel agents in Sri Lanka and was happy to find Sigirtrip Tours.
    The communication with Gihan was easy and smooth. He arranged for us a nice van with driver, and all the train and site tickets.
    Everything was carried out smoothly as planned, except the Madu river boat trip which was a bit of nice surprise. Roshan, our driver didn’t stop at the main town where most tourist boats locate but took us to a quiet bay in the middle of nowhere. While I was wondering where he took us, a boatman came out to meet us. It turned out to be a very happy ride. On top of the normal tourist places and the crowded tree tunnel, the boatman drove us through another “secret” tree tunnel which is more rustic and nicer as the ending of the trip.
    As for Roshan, he is a patient driver with good driving skill. He didn’t talk too much but would give us information whenever necessary. We all like him a lot.
    Written March 3, 2020
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  • sheilaoconnell
    Tarbert, Ireland4 contributions
    We are just back from an amazing 8 days honeymoon in sri lanka with sanjaya. He was so professional and friendly. He collected us from the airport and rook us to negombo on night 1 and after a rest we did a beautiful boat trip. Day 2 and 3 we were in dambulla. He took us to fish market, we climbed the lions rock and sigriya rock and ekho national park to do a wonderful elephant safari. Sanjaya was very informative and interesting and told us all about ghe culture. Day 4 and 5 we went to kandy. Here we visited thd tdmples. Day 6 we went to Ella and did the famous train ride. Sanjaya was ready and waiting to collect is day 7 we went to thissa and saw wonderful waterfalls and finally day 8 we did a safari. Sanjaya was excellent. Very professional, funny and friendly. I would definitely recommend him and would book him again
    Written April 24, 2022
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  • WHYsogood
    9 contributions
    Thank you Harsha brought me a safe and memorable trip. Harsha appeared on time even my flight arrived at 4am. He always on time and cleaned his car everyday so I could have a comfortable journey. He also tried his best to help arranging tours and recommended some nice spot and dining places which delighted my trip. He is knowledgeable to let you know more about SriLanka. He acted like a tour guide rather than a driver, very good value of money. Thank you Harsha
    Written February 15, 2020
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