Sigiriya & Dambulla Day Tour

Sigiriya, an ancient palace, was once nominated as the 8th wonder of the world. Today, Sigiriya and Dambulla are a UNESCO recognized heritage site and a major tourist attraction. The city of Dambulla is 148 km north-east of Colombo, in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. It is home to an ancient cave Temple also known as the Golden Rock Temple, which is a popular tourist attraction. Approximately 25kms from Dambulla is Sigiriya, which is where you will find the “Lion’s Rock”. This is a 220 metre high rock, at the top of which an ancient King built his Palace. In addition to being a well maintained model of ancient urban life, Sigiriya is also an adventure of rock climbing for many. A day tour of Sigiriya and Dambulla will suffice for you to explore Sri Lanka’s Majestic past. Leave from Colombo at about 6.00 a.m., enjoy the scenic four hour drive to your destination, explore the two cities, and be back to Colombo by midnight.

Summary of the Tour


Hotel - Tour - Drop

When to go

There are absolutely no issues travelling to Sigiriya and Dambulla all year round. If leaving from Colombo, it would be preferable to depart before 6.00 a.m.

Is this Day Tour for me?

If you are an adventure freak and also have a taste for culture, Sigiriya & Dambulla day tour is a must do!

Can it be tailor-made?

Yes, we can customize the tour for you. If you wish to go to any place not mentioned in the route, simply inform us in advance and we will make the arrangements.

Plan your visit

Places you will visit



Sigiriya is an ancient city, home to a valuable historic monument in Sri Lanka. Also known as the ‘Lion Rock’ in English, the name indicates how visitors make their way to the final ascent of the rock. At the top of the rock you will find an acre of flat land with a few ruins of the ancient King’s fortress.

Plan your visit



Dambulla is a large town, home to a well preserved Golden Rock Temple which has historical, archaeological and artistic significances. Due to its historical ruins, Dambulla was once designated as a world heritage site.

Plan your visit

Village tour

Village tour

Tourists in Dambulla also like to go on a village tour to experience ancient life in Sri Lanka.

Plan your visit

Things you will do

Climb the ‘Lions Rock’

Photograph the beautiful ruins

Catamaran Through the Lake


  • Remove all head wear and footwear when visiting religious sites.
  • Wear appropriate footwear for your rock climbing adventure.
  • Photograph yourself in a position where the entire ‘Lions Rock’ is shown behind you.


  • Don’t forget to carry your own water bottle.
  • Don’t rock climb if you are a heart patient.
  • Don’t click photographs in places where it is prohibited.

How they experienced it

Mr. Dinesh the owner of Blue Lanka Tours is really a helpful and supportive guy. This summer me and my friend were planned to visit Sri Lanka and called him. Dinesh made this tour one of the best as he provided us with the plan which really suite us. Even during the trip we changed our mind and he was elastic enough to adjust and cope with us.
Esam A - Manama, Al Manamah, Bahrain

Not to Miss

  • Enjoy the breath-taking views while at the Lions Rock.
  • A village tour to be a part of the authentic Sri Lankan life.
  • The quaint touch of Mythology and History.

In a Gist

Those with a passion for culture and adventure

A day full of exploring one of the world renowned heritage sites: Sigiriya and Dambulla. Temples, caves, village life, rock climbing and much more!


Blue Lanka Deference

We believe no two holidays should be the same and a human touch can make all the difference. We take the time to get to know you so we can help you find your amazing.

Get in touch with our travel expert

Blue Lanka