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Sumitra Dwivedi


Memorable trip, almost everything was perfect and operator was very helpful and humble

Sigiriya Rock Fortress Day Tour Overview

Trip Starting From: Dambulla

Trip Location: Dambulla

About the Sigiriya Rock Fortress:
Embark on a journey of a lifetime at the stunning Sigiriya rock fortress, locally known as the eighth wonder of the world. Tucked away between the charming towns of Dambulla and Habarana and perched on a rocky nearly 400 above the sea level, Lion’s Rock fortress is a mesmerizing sight that will leave you speechless. The main entrance is flanked by symmetrical water gardens and tiny islands. 
Visit Sri Lanka’s top attraction in one stress-free trip on this half-day tour to Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Travel by comfortable air-conditioned vehicle and gain extra insight into this UNESCO-listed treasures with a guide to provide commentary and reveal the must-sees and history of each site. 

About the tour:
-You will be picked up from your hotel by Tuk-Tuk and drive to Sigiriya. 
-Enjoy sightseeing at Sigiriya rock fortress. 
-As the tour concludes, you will be dropped off to your hotel. 

Timings: 8:00 am - 11:30 am 
Duration: 3.5 Hours
Starting/Ending Point:  Your Hotel from Sigiriya

-Minimum 2 people are required to book this tour. 
-Maximum 8 people are required to book this tour. 

Sigiriya Rock Fortress Day Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1 -

    8:00 am: You will be picked up from your hotel and driven to Sigiriya by TukTuk.

    8:30 am: Enjoy sightseeing at Sigiriya rock fortress.

    11:30 am: You will be taken back to your hotel.


  • Sightseeing

Other Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off by an Air conditioned vehicle
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  • English / German / French / Russian / Arabic /Japanese / Chinese luggage speaking guide during sightseeing
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  • Entrance fee during sightseeing tours
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  • All government taxes

Things To Carry

  • Camera
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  • Sunglasses
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  • Extra Pair of Clothes
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  • Sunscreen Lotion


  • Children of age 5 years and younger are complimentary when accompanied by a paying adult.
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  • All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tour Type

  • This is a private tour

Sigiriya Rock Fortress Day Tour: Cancellation Policy

  • 48 hours prior to the scheduled starting time: No Cancellation Fee
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  • Within 24 hours prior to the scheduled starting time: 100% Cancellation Fee.
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  • No Shows - 100% Cancellation Fee.

Sigiriya Rock Fortress Day Tour: Refund Policy

  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days
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  • All applicable refunds will be done in traveller's thrillophilia wallet as Thrillcash

Sigiriya Rock Fortress Day Tour: Booking Confirmation Policy

  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
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  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
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  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking before confirmation and a full refund will be processed.

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    Memorable trip, almost everything was perfect and operator was very helpful and humble


    People Also Ask About Sigiriya Rock Fortress Day Tour

    1. How long does it take to climb Sigiriya rock?

      If you opt to scale the Sigiriya rock climb on your own, it may take you 3-4 hours to climb up the 1200 steps, depending on your speed. It is not advisable to climb the rock in one go. To avoid dehydration and fatigue, break the climb into sections and enjoy the panoramic views on your way to the top. Drink plenty of water too.

    2. What is the best time to climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress?

      To avoid harsh sunlight and scorching heat, it is advisable to begin your journey uphill at the earliest possible time in the morning. Our itinerary is planned in such a way that you will arrive at Sigiriya at 9.30 am, after which you will begin your ascent uphill. This will help you avoid the scorching heat that hits the region around midday.

      The climb to the top is moderately difficult, and there is no overhead protection from the sun, so it is best to plan your climb early during the day.

    3. Is it safe to trek on Sigiriya Rock Fortress?

      Hundreds of tourists hike to the top of the fortress every day, so yes, it is completely safe. There are several resting stops during the climb where you can take a few minutes to catch your breath. There are a few hornet nests along the side of the rock wall, and signboards have been placed warning people to not disturb the hornets.

      It is advisable to sit down on the steps and stay quiet when they fly out, but that rarely happens. In conclusion, the trek is completely safe, if only a little arduous.

    4. How do you get to Sigiriya?

      Sigiriya Rock Fortress is about 177 kilometers away from Colombo, and the main mode of transportation is via road. You can hire a taxi or take a bus to the destination. It will take you about 4-5 hours to get to Sigiriya from Colombo. There is also a railway station at Habarana which is 15 kilometers away from Sigiriya. However, if you book the tour with us, you will be picked up by our driver from your hotel or desired pick up point within the city. You will then be driven to Sigiriya.

    5. What we can see while trekking on Sigiriya rock?

      The climb is broken into sections of 20 steps at a time, and there are several places that act as resting pads. Witness the beautiful landscape of the city on your way up, and take plenty of photos. The emerald green forests stretch out as far as the eye can see. The eye pleasing vistas are just as rejuvenating for the mind. Halfway up the climb, you will get to witness the famous frescoes - paintings of busty women in an iconic gallery.

      Originally, there were nearly 500 paintings, but now only 21 survive. The paintings are believed to be Kasyapa's consorts, although modern historians believe they are apsaras. Once you get past the gallery, the pathway runs to the Mirror Wall, about which legends say that it was once so well polished with lime, eggs, beeswax, and honey that people could see their reflection in it.

    6. How many steps are there on Sigiriya rock?

      You will need to ascend nearly 1200 steps to reach the top of the Lion’s Rock Fortress. Most of the stairs are carved out of stone, so you do not have to be an experienced hiker to scale the height. There are several resting platforms on the way. You will also have to cross a metal rail on your way upstairs. The last few steps to the stop are steeper than the rest, so be careful while climbing this section.

    7. What is Sigiriya famous for?

      Sigiriya rock climb is famous for its archaeological significance, beautiful water gardens, and the gallery featuring Kasayapa’s consorts.

    8. What is the height of Sigiriya rock?

      The top of Sigiriya Rock Fortress is 370 meters above sea level and 200 meters above the surrounding region.

    9. Can I camp at Sigiriya rock?

      There is no camping allowed on the rock itself, but there are several camping sites nearby where you can book your stay.

    10. What type of rock is Sigiriya?

      Sigriya rock is formed by the hardening of magma at the top of a volcano that is no longer active. Nearly 2 billion years ago, the region was full of active volcanoes and the molten lava that surfaced on the earth gave rise to several rock formations, including Sigiriya.

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