Dambulla & Sigiriya Day Tour from Colombo / Negombo

Duration: 6 to 9 hours
Destination: Sri Lanka, Western Province, Colombo

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  • 6 to 9 hours
  • Colombo
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Sigiriya Rock Fortress the 8th Wonder of the World is considered as a placed not to be missed by anybody who visits this beautiful Island. Pidurangala rock another historical place located next to Sigirya and has become a trending place with among both locals and foreigners. Dambulla Cave Temple is known as one of the oldest and biggest rock temples in the world. The Safari at Minneriya National Park will make your trip complete. This 03 hour off road trip will allow you to see hundreds of Elephants in their natural behavior at their own place. Tour in a traditional village is another interesting item you can add for the day.  These key places are located within close proximity. Situated in the Matale District, Central Province of Sri Lanka, situated 148 km (92 mi) north-east of Colombo and 72 km (45 mi) north of Kandy.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Dambulla Royal Cave Temple, Kandy - Jaffna Highway, Dambulla 21100 Sri Lanka

Dambulla Cave Temple is one of the most important ancient temple in the world. Temple built inside the cave is a unique history goes back to thousands of years

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress, Sigiriya 21120 Sri Lanka

Considered as the 8th wonder of the world. A kingdom built on the rock. A unesco world heritage site and a must visit site if you are holidaying in Sri Lanka

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Minneriya National Park, Maradankadawala-Habarana-Thirukkondaiadimadu Highway, 50150 Sri Lanka

One of the main national parks in Sri Lanka. Located close to the Sigiriya rock fortress. An ideal place to see hundreds of Elephants in their natural behavior.

Duration: 3 hours

  • All taxes and fees for the vehicle and chauffeur
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide
  • Private small-group tour
  • Transport by private air-conditioned minivan
  • Bottled water
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Landing and facility fees

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Entrance fees for Sigirya, Minneriya National Park, Dambulla Cave Temple
  • Food and drinks
  • Cost for the off-road Jeep for the safari
  • Entry/Admission - Dambulla Royal Cave Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress
  • Entry/Admission - Minneriya National Park
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Dress code is casual
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Infant FOC
  • Wheelchair access is available upto the Sigirya site and around sightseeing. But not possible to climb the rock with it.
  • Those who are under medical conditions and those who are pregnant may have to avoid some parts of the activities.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We can pick you from he hotel you are staying. Please mention the name of the hotel.


  • Bandaranayake Intl Airport, Colombo Sri Lanka

Departure Time

06:30 AM

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


6 to 9 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews


26 Oct, 2022

This was absolutely one of the best trips I've ever booked. Mahaweli tour company is extremely responsive and answers all your questions very promptly. I booked this experience for just myself and was a little worried about traveling alone as a woman in a new country. They assured me of my safety and when I requested 'Nilanka' as the driver based on the reviews I read, happily obliged. Speaking of Nilanka, he's one of the most reliable and friendly drivers I've ever met. There are no hidden costs and he made me feel safe and comfortable the entire time. There was no tardiness or any kind of solicitation at any point. He knew exactly what places to cover so it was very efficient for me with only 10 hours to spare (This was my layover day trip from Colombo). I loved both Sigiriya and Dambulla for their unique architecture and cultural significance they hold. Everything was covered as promised including a delicious traditional meal at a Srilankan restaurant and I was back at the airport 3 hours before my flight. Even though I spent a good amount of time just in the car driving to the places, the whole journey was full of lush green trees, gentle fog and beautiful mountains. I would 100% recommend this trip to everybody, especially if you are a solo female traveler - time to leave all the worries behind. Sit back and enjoy!


15 Sep, 2022

Not having much knowlegde of Sri Lanka, I was looking for a trip with reasonable price. Mahaweli was the one I found and I realized it was not only for the price but also for the services that they provided me with. I added two more days for private tours and my decision was right. My tour driver, Chintaka, always tried to give me the information about the sites and country and I felt like traveling with my old friend. :) I would definitely recommend Mahaweli tour to my friends who wants to go to Sri Lanka and will come back later to this lovely country.


13 Aug, 2022

It was a great tour! Just in one day, I have seen tons of attractions and had an amazing Sri Lankan experience. My tour guide was Aruna an he was great. He is a nice, easy-going and flexible guy. He showed me the best places for souveniers and helped me a lot on the road. Also he gave me enough time for extra activities. Comminication with tour conpany was so fast. They answered my questions quickly. I totally recommend this tour company and Aruna. Thank you again for an amazing day.


01 Jun, 2022

I initially booked this trip with Apple Vacations Sri Lanka and they canceled without telling me! I was waiting in my hotel lobby for a full hour and they didn’t advise me my trip was canceled until 2 hours after that. Needless to say, I was disappointed as I’d wasted a full day and had to make last minute plans to compensate. I googled Mahaweli Tours and they had decent reviews so I thought I’d try them out—I was not disappointed. They were extremely responsive, accommodating and flexible and I was able to curate an itinerary similar to the one that Apple Vacations botched! The driver, Sanchitha, picked me up promptly and we were off to Dambulla. Sanchitha ensured I had money for the entry fee in rupees, advised me on temple protocols and on optimal times to conclude my visit. He was thoughtful with directions for Sigiriya and helped me navigate to avoid tourist traps (e.g. bogus guides that solicit at the base of the rock formation). I reached the summit in good time, had a nice beverage and then off to the Hurulu Eco Park to see wildlife. I think they should just call this place an elephant sanctuary as there really isn’t much to see but elephants. After seeing, over a dozen elephants, I was over it 45 minutes in. It was a 2 hour+ tour that I didn’t think was worth the $50 I paid for it. Still, it was nice to see—after, we headed back to Colombo in great time for me to run errands and eat dinner! All in all, Mahaweli met my needs and got me around safely with no issues. I’m grateful I went with them!


30 Apr, 2022

It was a great tour and great experience. Our driver Sanchitha was very punctual, helpful and kind. He helped us a lot at anytime for all our requests. I highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to see ancient side of Sri Lanka.

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