Price list for the most common half day tours by tuktuk starting in Dambulla
Sigiriya or Pidurangala via the beautiful Kandalama Lake – Rs. 2500
Drive through paddy fields, farmer area and along a beautiful lake, which is also home to the famous 5-star Kandalama Heritance Hotel. One way 22.5km, 45 minutes ride; 2-3 hours at the Sigiriya Lion Rock or Pidurangala; total tour of 4-5 hours. This tour is best suited for every traveler who wants to see the real beauty of rural Sri Lanka.
Sigiriya or Pidurangala via main road – Rs. 2000
One way 19km, 30 minutes ride; 2-3 hours at the Sigiriya Lion Rock or Pidurangala; total tour of 3-4 hours: along the busy, boring main road. Bargain option for every low-budget traveler.
Sigiriya and Pidurangala via Kandalama Lake – Rs. 3000
Sigiriya and Pidurangala via main road – Rs. 2500
Doing both rocks, which I highly recommend, as they are not at all the same or interchangeable in my opinion, the driver has to wait at both places a couple of hours for you. In addition to that it’s more likely that you have a lunch/dinner stop on the way. Therefore it costs Rs. 1000 more.
Jeep Safari for wild elephants whatching in Minneriya National Park or Kaudulla NP – Rs 6000
See Sri Lanka’s wild elephants in one of the beautiful National Parks close to Habarana. There are no fences around the national parks, the elephants roam around freely. Therefore it’s advisable to check with a local (rather than with a calender 😉 ) in which of the parks the elephants are during your stay.
You cannot get into a national park without a jeep – for safety and road condition reason.
One friend just exchange his tuktuk for a safari jeep. And the prices he offers are super cheap!
While most jeeps in Habarana cost Rs 5000 or 6000 (and you had to get there first by tuktuk/car or bus), he offers a pick up and drop off in Dambulla or Sigiriya for this price. Just contact me and I will call him quicky and ask his availability.
4 people can comfortably sit in the back and another person can sit in the front.
A jeep safari is usually an afternoon activity. Arriving at the park entrance at 3pm is a good time, but also an hour earlier or later doesn’t matter.
More prices here with more tour details coming soon.
Namal Uyana – Rs. 2500 – any time of the day
Ritigala – Rs. 3500 – any time of the day
Wild Elephant watching off the main roads by tuktuk – Rs. 3000 – only possible in the afternoon before sunset
Sigiriya or Pidurangala and wild elephants off the main road – Rs. 4000 – starting noon-ish, ending around sunset
Minneriya or Kaudulla National Park transfer for Jeep Safari – Rs. 2500 – only possible in the afternoon before sunset or at sunrise
Aukana – via scenic Ibbankatuwa Lake Road Rs. 3500
If you have any questions about a tour or would like to go on one, contact me here (please provide a date for the tour) or on WhatsApp (+94778442908):
The price list for full day tours you’ll find here.