Sigiriya and Dambulla One Day Excursion

Highlights

Sigiriya - Dambulla – Spice Garden at Matale

description

Early morning leave for Sigiriya and climb the 5th century Sigiriya rock fortress which is a world heritage site built by king Kashyapa [477-495AD].The lion rock is a citadel of unusual beauty rising 200 meters from the jungle. Visit the world renowned frescoes of the “Heavenly maidens” of Sigiriya which are in a sheltered pocket of the rock approached by a spiral stairway. These frescoes are painted in earth pigments on plaster. Thereafter proceed to Dambulla and climb up to the Dambulla rock Temple* which was donated by king Walagambahu in the 1st century BC to Buddhist monks. Dambulla is a world heritage site and the most impressive of Sri Lanka’s cave temples the complex of five caves with over 2000 sq meters of painted walls and the ceiling is the largest area if paintings found in the world. These caves contain over 150 images of the Buddha of which the largest is the colossal figure of the Buddha carved out of rock spanning 14 meters.On the way visit a spice garden at Matale. Return to the hotel to end this day tour.

Inclusions

Transport by air conditioned car or van

Fuel

Professional guiding at all the above sites

Complimentary airport or hotel pick up

Complimentary wifi access in while traveling

Pricing

USD 90 per person (minimum 2 adults)

Exclusions

Admissions to all the above sites

Any meals or dinks