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From Dambulla: Trincomalee Sightseeing Tour

1. From Dambulla: Trincomalee Sightseeing Tour

Take a full day trip from Dambulla to visit the area of Trincomalee, a port city on the east coast of Sri Lanka. Immerse yourself in the nature and ancient religious architecture of the area with an English-speaking guide.   You’ll be picked up from your hotel in Dambulla at around 7:00 AM for the 1.5-hour drive to reach Trincomalee. Your first destination will be the beautiful islet off the coast, Pigeon Island. This has been the nesting ground for local rock pigeons for centuries. Continue on to the hot wells of Kinniya. Learn about the legends behind these protected archaeological monuments and feel their different temperatures. Then, admire the ruins of the old Shiva Temple nearby that was destroyed during the recent civil wars.   After the hot wells, you’ll visit Thirukoneswaram Temple, which may be as old as 5,000 years. View its fascinating architecture, both ancient and more modern, due to it being rebuilt in part during the Portuguese era. Follow the rock path to a secret cave where you can see the primitive and ancient shrine where the temple was born.   After lunch at your own expense in a local eatery and a relaxing break, restart the tour at 2:00 PM. Visit Fort Frederick, constructed by the Portuguese using stones from the original Koneswaram Temple that they destroyed. To this day, parts of the fort bear markings from the original temple walls.   Your final destination is Marble Beach, known for its smooth white sands and clear waters. Sunbathe and relax until 5:30 PM, at which point you’ll head back to Dambulla for approximately 7:00 PM.

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4.3 / 5

based on 3 reviews

it was not very easy to find the meeting point. but Fernandosbar is great =) around the bar there are diving schools everywhere and none of them had a sign with Trinco Vay. Then we just asked at some diving school that looked like they were going to get ready and they somehow phoned back and forth and then we sat in their boat. We have not seen whales. wrong season (March). but an incredible number of dolphins. it was impressive! the dolphins have been right next to our boat!

We didn't actually see Whales but had great fun anyway. We saw lots of dolphins and other wildlife. Totally worth the money. Great morning