Climb Sigiriya Rock

Sigiriya rock is one of Sri Lanka's most famous and striking attractions. The rock is best climbed early in the morning or in the mid-to-late afternoon, to avoid the midday sun. On arrival at the rock you will commence the climb with an expert local guide who will explain the ancient history of this unique rock fortress. Walk through the extensive gardens, ringed by an intimidating moat, and up the steep steps, passing through the famous Lion's Paw to the summit where you will enjoy jaw-dropping views out over the Sri Lankan countryside. Visitors should be aware that sections of the climb are steep and the upmost care should be taken when ascending and descending the rock. The last section up to the summit is on a narrow metal staircase and to reach the summit requires a good level of fitness. Many people decide to stop by the Lion's Paw, about two-thirds of the way up and enjoy the view from there. Depending on what time of day you chose to do the climb, we can arrange for a packed breakfast to be taken with you or for some sundowner cocktails to be served at the foot of the rock – a fine way to cap off one of a visit to one of Sri Lanka’s most iconic sights.

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