Sigiriya short tour

Sigiriya is one of Sri Lanka’s most priceless historical sites. Locals refer to this ancient palace and fortress complex as the “Eighth Wonder of the World,” and hundreds of visitors visit it each year because of its tremendous archaeological significance. It is most likely the top tourist destination in Sri Lanka. 

The history of Sigiriya is a long story. A brotherly rivalry between the two brothers is what gave rise to the rock. King Kashyapa the Great erected the massive rock fortification known as Sigiriya. This magnificent structure was built by King Kashyapa as protection against his brother, King Mogallana.

By the end of 1831, Europeans had found Sigiriya. While he traveled from Polonnaruwa to Sigiriya, British army major John Forbes made the discovery. This rock fortress was first excavated by a large number of historians and archaeologists, and it was during these digs that the full splendor of the rock was revealed. The rock’s summit is a fortress with gardens and parks,


  • Accommodation in a double room with meals as mentioned on the itinerary.
  • Transport in a private vehicle with an English speaking chauffeur.
  • Daily supply of mineral water during excursions / sightseeing
  • Extras of a personal nature such as liquor, tips, laundry etc.
  • Meals not specified above.
  • Optional Activities
  • Air tickets, Visa & Travel Insurance.
  • Services not included in “Price Includes”
  • Entrance fees

Tour Plan

1 Colombo to Sigiriya
  • Welcome by our representative at Colombo 
  • Travel to Sigiriya (174 km, 3h 45 min)
  • Sigiriya Lion Rock 
  • Pidurangala for sunset watching 
  • Overnight stay in Fresco Water Villa
2 Sigiriya to Trincomalee
  • Breakfast 
  • Travel to Trincomalee (98 km, 1h 50 min)

Located on the east coast of the island overlooking the Trincomalee Harbour. Trincomalee has been one of the main centres of Sri Lankan Tamil language speaking culture on the island for over two millennia. Trincomalee is sacred to Sri Lankan Tamils and Hindus around the world. The city has many Hindu sites of historical importance. Trincomalee features a tropical wet and dry climate. The city features a dry season from March through June and a wet season for the remainder of the year.

  • Pigeon island (Price not included)

The pristine and stunning Pigeon Island National Park off the coast of Nilaveli is unquestionably one of the greatest places to visit close to Trincomalee and makes for a wonderful break from the city. The national park, which consists of two tiny islands, is home to the critically endangered rock pigeons, a thriving marine ecosystem, and breathtaking rock formations. This trip will be remembered for its fine white sands, sparkling rock pools, and shallow turquoise waters, as well as the numerous snorkelling chances just off the beach.

  • Snorkeling (Optional)
  • Relaxing in Nilaveli Beach 
  • Travel back to Sigiriya 
  • Overnight stay in Fresco Water Villa
3 Sigiriya to Colombo
  • Breakfast & check-out 
  • Travel back to Colombo
  • En-route visit Dambulla cave temples
  • Drop-off from Colombo
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