Denoted as the eighth wonder of the world, Sigiriya is situated in the Northern Matale District neighbouring Dambulla town. This ancient rock citadel comprises prevailing archaeological and historical significance. Sigiriya was the new capital of King Kashyapa in (477 – 495 CE), where the king built his palace on this 200 meters high pillar rock. Our Kandy to Sigiriya day trip enables the visitors to sight the ancient rock fortress and its planning. A massive number of travellers are attracted to visit this UNESCO world heritage site annually. Our day trip to Sigiriya from Kandy is the best selection to visit Sigiriya within one day.
Explore some popular and exotic cities on this 4-night tour in Sri Lanka with your own private driver/guide. Your itinerary covers Kandy Tooth Temple, Dambulla Cave Temple, Sigiriya Rock, Sigiriya Village Tour, Ella, Tea plantations, tea factory, and Yala National Park. Accommodation with Breakfast included. Hotel accommodation with breakfast, Special Guides for all UNESCO sites are all included in the price.
The Kandy to Sigiriya day trip will begin between 5.30 am to 6.00 am. Travellers will be picked up from the hotel they are accommodating in Kandy, to start with the Sigiriya day tour from Kandy. The distance between Kandy and Sigiriya is about 92 km which is two and a half hours ride. Our travel guide will pick you from the hotel in Kandy and transfer to Sigiriya. Comfortably sit back in our luxury vehicle and travel to meet the lion rock fortress. You will pass by spectacular backdrops all through the day trip to Sigiriya from Kandy. Arriving in Sigiriya, you will be dropped at the entrance where you will purchase entrance tickets. Then you will walk along the flat ground surrounded by greens and water ponds. After passing the long lane, start moving upwards. You will come across a few steps and flat paths before coming to the climbing point. Upon reaching the staircases, walk along the steep, narrow steps while encountering the surrounding views. Capture some memorable portraits of Sigiriya day tour from Kandy. Initially, you will encounter the Mirror wall then the lion gate and frescoes.
As you hike further, you will discover the archaeological attractions of this ancient monastery complex including water gardens, vivid paintings, boulder gardens and terraced gardens. Once you have reached the top of the rock peak, the surrounding panorama will drive you crazy for sure. The outlook from the pinnacle is farfetched with the local landscape, mountains, statues, ruins and verdant greens. We hope the day trip to Sigiriya from Kandy is compelling and an unforgettable expedition. After the climb, walk down to finish the Kandy to Sigiriya day trip. Get into the vehicle and drive back to Kandy. You will be stop over at the spice garden and shopping hubs of Kandy before concluding Sigiriya day tour from Kandy. Finally, transfer to the hotel in Kandy to relax the night.
Day 01: Colombo/ Kandy
Upon arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo, you will be greeted and picked up by your driver/guide. You can also be picked up at your hotel which you are staying in Colombo. After pick-up proceed to Kandy which is significant as it was the last capital of the ancient kings’ era in Sri Lanka. It is located on a highland surrounded by mountains and it is home to tea plantations and biodiversity. En-route visit Spice Garden where spices and herbs are a major product in Sri Lanka. Visit Kandy Tooth Temple (This temple was built between the years if 1687 to 1707 by the Kandyan Kings present at the time. It houses a tooth that belonged to ‘Lord Buddha.)After visiting tooth temple, the itinerary ends for the day. Check in to your Hotel in Kandy.
Day 02: Kandy/ Dambulla/ Sigiriya/ Kandy
After breakfast proceed to Dambulla and visit the Dambulla Rock Temple which is Constructed during the years of 89-77 BC under the reign of King Vattagamni Abhaya also known as King Valagamba is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. 2nd site we visit is the Famous Sigiriya Rock. Climb the Sigiriya Rock, (Sigriya was built by King Seegiri Kasyapa in the fifth century. Sigiriya or Lion Rock is a great achievement in old times. Assigned a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982, Sigiriya is Asia’s best protected city showing complex arranging around the base of the stone, consolidated with modern designing and watering systems. ) After climbing the Sigiriya rock, it would be the perfect time to do the Sigiriya Village tour in an Ox- cart, where you can also have a traditional Sri Lankan lunch in a tree house. Return to Kandy and stay overnight at the same Hotel.
Day 03: Kandy/ Ella/ Yala
Morning after the breakfast drive to Ella, which has a rich bio-diversity with varied vegetation. Ella town has a cooler atmosphere than its environment. En-route visit a tea factory, where tea is a major product in Sri Lanka. Visit tea plantations and waterfalls. After arriving Ella, climb little Adam’s Peak which is Ella’s best known tourist attraction. Visit Ella Gap and Ravana Falls. Overnight in Ella.
Day 4: Ella – Tissamaharama
Morning at around 8:00am get some breakfast and drive to Tissamaharama. Do the Yala Safari at 1:30 pm. After the Safari, be in leisure at your Hotel in Tissamaharama.
Day 5: Tissamaharama- Colombo
You will be dropped off at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo according to your departure flight schedule.