One Day Hike to Sigiriya Rock Fortress

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Sigiriya Fortress, Rock front, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
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Duration

10 hours

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Group Size

30 people

Languages

English, Francais, Russian

About this activity

Sigiriya Rock Fortress is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the central Matale District of Sri Lanka. The fortress, also known as Lion Rock, is a massive column of rock that rises almost 200 meters (660 feet) above the surrounding plain. It was once the capital of the ancient kingdom of Anuradhapura and is known for its well-preserved frescoes, gardens, and other structures.

A one-day hike to Sigiriya Rock Fortress is a great way to experience the beauty and history of this amazing place. The hike itself is fairly strenuous, with a steep ascent up a series of steps and staircases to the top of the rock. Along the way, you will pass through a series of gateways and gardens, including the famous water gardens, which are thought to be the oldest surviving examples of their kind in the world.

At the top of the rock, you will find the remains of the ancient royal palace and a number of other structures, including the frescoes of the “Heavenly Maidens,” which are considered some of the most beautiful paintings in Sri Lanka. From the top of the rock, you will also have a stunning view of the surrounding countryside, including the nearby jungle and the ancient city of Anuradhapura.

Overall, a one-day hike to Sigiriya Rock Fortress is a must-do for anyone visiting Sri Lanka. It is a challenging but rewarding experience that offers a unique blend of history, culture, and natural beauty. Just be sure to bring plenty of water and a good pair of walking shoes, as the hike can be quite strenuous.

Highlights

  • Hiking up to the top of the rock: The hike to the top of Sigiriya Rock Fortress is a challenging but rewarding experience. You will pass through a series of gateways and gardens, including the famous water gardens, which are thought to be the oldest surviving examples of their kind in the world. At the top of the rock, you will have a stunning view of the surrounding countryside and the ancient city of Anuradhapura.
  • Exploring the royal palace and frescoes: At the top of the rock, you will find the remains of the ancient royal palace and a number of other structures, including the frescoes of the "Heavenly Maidens," which are considered some of the most beautiful paintings in Sri Lanka.
  • Taking in the views: From the top of the rock, you will have a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside, including the nearby jungle and the ancient city of Anuradhapura.
  • Visiting other nearby attractions: In addition to the rock fortress itself, there are a number of other nearby attractions worth visiting, such as the Pidurangala Rock Temple or the Sigiriya Museum.

Included/Excluded

  • Specialized bilingual guide
  • Private Transport
  • Entrance fees (Parking Tickets & Entrance Ticket)
  • Box lunch water, dessert.
  • Additional Services
  • Insurance
  • Drinks (beer or liquor)

Itinerary

<span> 08:00</span>

Start your day with a quick breakfast at a local cafe or restaurant in Sigiriya town. Make sure to bring plenty of water and snacks for the hike. We will pick you up from Sigiriya Town.

<span> 8.30</span>

Start your day with a quick breakfast at a local cafe or restaurant in Sigiriya town. Make sure to bring plenty of water and snacks for the hike.

<span> 9.00 </span>

Begin your hike up to the top of the rock. The hike takes about 1-2 hours, depending on your pace. Along the way, be sure to take breaks as needed and enjoy the beautiful gardens and other structures.

<span> 11.00</span>

Reach the top of the rock and take in the stunning views. Spend some time exploring the royal palace and frescoes before heading back down.

<span> 13.00</span>

Enjoy Lunch on Top Of the Sigiriya Rock . After Lunch We Head Back .

<span> 15.00</span>

Finish your hike and grab a quick snack at a local restaurant. Remember to bring sunscreen, a hat, and comfortable walking shoes for the hike, and to stay hydrated throughout the day. Sigiriya Rock Fortress can be quite hot and humid, so it's important to take care of yourself.

Durations

5 – 7 hours

Language

English
Francais
Russian

Frequently asked questions

Airport transfers are not included in the price of this tour, however, you can book for an arrival transfer in advance. In this case, a tour operator representative will be at the airport to greet you. To arrange this please contact our customer service team once you have a confirmed booking.

Start your day with a quick breakfast at a local cafe or restaurant in Sigiriya town. Around 8.00 AM our tour operator will meet you there. If you are not close to Sigiriya We can come there to pick you up too. But the Vehicle expenses will be included. contact Customer Support for more inquiries.

Depending on the phase you are walking tour will end around 15.00 to 16.00 in the evening.

Activity's Location

Sigiriya Fortress, Rock front, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

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