Sigiriya Lion's Rock Fortress Day Tour And Village Experience from Colombo

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  • English
  • Private Group
  • Hotel Pick Up
  • Go on the adventure of a lifetime with a visit to Sigiriya or Lion's Rock Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Enjoy the gorgeous scenery as you are driven to Sigiriya inside a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle
  • See this "Eighth Wonder of the World", an ancient palace and fortress complex with significant archaeological importance
  • If you're up for it, climb up 1,200 steps to see the magnificent views that this Lion-like structure has to offer!
  • Join the daily tasks of Hiriwadunna Village, complete with a bullock cart ride, cooking class and a fishing trip
Most Recent Review

  • 25 Mar 2018
    A must see, the guide was very informative and helped me taking pictures. Beware of the monkeys, they were about to steal food from my bag.

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  • Group of 4-7 (Per Person)

    Package Details
    • Note: An additional supplement cost is to be paid for pick ups from Negombo

    Inclusive Of:

    • Private tour
    • Transportation by air conditioned mini van
    • English speaking driver/guide
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Insurance provided by operator
    • Bottled water
    • Traditional lunch with locals
    • Entrance fees to Sigiriya
    • Village experience at Hiriwadunna

    Not Inclusive Of:

    • Alcoholic beverages
    • Tips and gratuities (optional)

    US$ 60.00

    200.00

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    Package Details
    • Note: An additional supplement cost is to be paid for pick ups from Negombo

    Inclusive Of:

    • Private tour
    • Transportation by air conditioned mini van
    • English speaking driver/guide
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Insurance provided by operator
    • Bottled water
    • Traditional lunch with locals
    • Entrance fees to Sigiriya
    • Village experience at Hiriwadunna

    Not Inclusive Of:

    • Alcoholic beverages
    • Tips and gratuities (optional)
  • Group of 2-3 (Per Person)

    Package Details
    • Note: An additional supplement cost is to be paid for pick ups from Negombo

    Inclusive Of:

    • Private tour
    • Transportation by air conditioned car
    • English speaking driver/guide
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Insurance provided by operator
    • Bottled water
    • Traditional lunch with locals
    • Entrance fees to Sigiriya
    • Village experience at Hiriwadunna

    Not Inclusive Of:

    • Alcoholic beverages
    • Tips and gratuities (optional)

    US$ 90.00

    250.00

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    Package Details
    • Note: An additional supplement cost is to be paid for pick ups from Negombo

    Inclusive Of:

    • Private tour
    • Transportation by air conditioned car
    • English speaking driver/guide
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Insurance provided by operator
    • Bottled water
    • Traditional lunch with locals
    • Entrance fees to Sigiriya
    • Village experience at Hiriwadunna

    Not Inclusive Of:

    • Alcoholic beverages
    • Tips and gratuities (optional)
  • Solo Adult Traveler

    Package Details
    • Note: An additional supplement cost is to be paid for pick ups from Negombo

    Inclusive Of:

    • Private tour
    • Transportation by air conditioned car
    • English speaking driver/guide
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Insurance provided by operator
    • Bottled water
    • Traditional lunch with locals
    • Entrance fees to Sigiriya
    • Village experience at Hiriwadunna

    Not Inclusive Of:

    • Alcoholic beverages
    • Tips and gratuities (optional)

    US$ 150.00

    300.00

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    Package Quantity

    Package Details
    • Note: An additional supplement cost is to be paid for pick ups from Negombo

    Inclusive Of:

    • Private tour
    • Transportation by air conditioned car
    • English speaking driver/guide
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Insurance provided by operator
    • Bottled water
    • Traditional lunch with locals
    • Entrance fees to Sigiriya
    • Village experience at Hiriwadunna

    Not Inclusive Of:

    • Alcoholic beverages
    • Tips and gratuities (optional)
What To Expect

It's time to head out of the city and go on an incredible journey to what locals call the Eighth Wonder of the World: Sigiriya, or Lion's Rock Fortress. Your driver guide will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the heart of the island, between the towns of Dambulla and Habarana, on a massive rocky plateau 370 meters above the sea level. From the main entrance, walk to a series of charming symmetrical water gardens, including curved tanks, bathing pools, little islands with pavilions that were used as dry-season palaces, and landscaped borders. You can either spend a couple of hours here just taking in this marvelous sight, or, should you feel up to the task, begin your 1,200 step climb up to the top of the fortress. Halfway up the Sigiriya rock, an open-air spiral stairway leads to a long, sheltered gallery in the sheer rock face, with the paintings of the buxom, wasp-waisted women are popularly believed to represent either apsaras (celestial nymphs) or King Kasyapa’s concubines. At the top, take in the awesome view of the surrounding area, before you begin your descent to savor a delicious lunch with the local villagers. You'll also get to participate in some of the village's daily tasks, such as a bullock cart ride, a cooking class, and even a fishing boat ride on the lake! Once you're done, you'll pack up for the day and head back to the city, where you'll get dropped off back at your accommodation.

sigiriya
Head to a breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sigiriya, or Lion's Rock Fortress
Lion's Rock Fortress
Marvel at the stunning sight of this majestic, lion-shaped rock formation
Lion's Rock Fortress
Go on the adventure of a lifetime as you begin to trek to the top - only 1,200 steps away!
Lion's Rock Fortress
See an amazing gallery said to have depicted nymphs or concubines
Hiriwadunna
After lunch, spend some time with the local villagers and participate in some daily tasks
Activity Information
Confirmation

Confirmation:

  • You will receive confirmation of your booking's availability within 1 business day. Once confirmed, we will send you the voucher via email
  • In the event that you do not receive an email from us, please check your Spam folder or notify us via email
Package Options

Pick Up Schedule:

  • 5:00am hotel pick up from Negombo
  • 5:40am hotel pick up from within Colombo city limits

Vehicle Options:

  • Car (up to 3 people): Toyota Axio, Prius Hybrid, Premio/Honda Fit Shuttle or similar
  • Mini Van (4-7 people): Toyota KDH/Nissan Caravan or similar
Itinerary

Itinerary:

  • 5:00am to 5:40am hotel pick up (from your selected pick up location)
  • 9:30am arrive at Sigiriya
  • Walk from the Sigiriya main entrance to the rock to pass by water gardens, including curved tanks, bathing pools, little islands with pavilions and more
  • If you should opt to climb, begin your 1,200 steps up to the top of the rock itself. View the incredible gallery of female figures in the halfway mark
  • 12:00pm make your way back down
  • 12:30pm proceed to Hiriwadunna village and break for traditional lunch with villagers
  • 2:00pm post lunch, enjoy a village experience with a bullock cart ride, cooking class and fishing boat ride on the lake
  • 4:00pm make your way back towards Colombo
  • 8:00pm approx. drop off at your respective hotel
Insider Tips

Insider Tips:

  • Please carry your own bottle of water for the climb up to Sigiriya as it may not be readily available around the fortress
Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • Children aged 0-3 can join the tour for free provided they do not occupy an additional seat
  • Child ticket: Age 4-11
  • Comfortable walking shoes, light and comfortable clothing, sunglasses/sunscreen are highly recommended
  • The climb up the steps is not required and is an optional activity in the tour
  • This tour is not recommended for pregnant women, guests with heart problems or other serious medical conditions and those with walking disabilities or guests who will need use of a wheelchair
  • A good amount of walking and climbing is required for the tour
  • The itinerary sequence may change depending on the time and weather conditions
How To Use
  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity
  • The voucher is valid only on the date and time specified

Hotel Pick Up:

  • Once confirmed, the operator will be in contact with you to reconfirm the pick up time and itinerary
  • The driver will pick you up directly from your hotel or specified pick up point. Please be at the pick up location 10 minutes prior to your scheduled pick up time
  • Please be patient in cases of unforeseen delays due to peak traffic time on certain routes
Cancelation Policy
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 24 hours prior to the activity
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Reviews (4) 5.0
  • Huseyin 25 Mar 2018
    A must see, the guide was very informative and helped me taking pictures. Beware of the monkeys, they were about to steal food from my bag.
  • YI CHEN 28 Jan 2018
    It was great experience. The guide was very informative and warm. He shared a lot of information and offered to take photos for us. Thanks.
  • Shinsuke 27 Jan 2018
    Tour guide is very good, explain in detail, with our visit to the local historical sites, for the free exercise of the road is really convenient.
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  • qunxiang 24 Jan 2018
    Itinerary is very good, tour guide is very friendly, the scenery is very beautiful.
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