Evening Safari Excursion to Minneriya National Park

Embark on an amazing evening safari excursion at Minneriya National Park. Minneriya National Park is home to “the gathering”, a rainwater tank that is the largest elephant meeting place in all of Asia. Located northeast of Colombo in the north central plains, the closest city is Polonaruwa. An afternoon safari is the best in terms of watching these giants, drink water from Minneriya reservoir, play and snack on lush vegetation. Once you enter the park, it'll giving you an instant impression that the most abundant animal in the park is majestic elephant! Not to mention the park's prominent geographical attraction, man-made Minneriya tank, comes with a historical importance, it was built by King Mahasen in the third century AD, reservoirs hold 20 billion gallons of water.

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11 to 12 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Private transportation
    • Bottled water
    • Lunch
    • Park entry fee
    • Safari jeep cost
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Entry/Admission - Minneriya National Park
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      Stop At: Minneriya National Park, Maradankadawala-Habarana-Thirukkondaiadimadu Highway, 50150 Sri Lanka

      Minneriya National Park is located in the heart of Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle. The main attraction in this park is the elephants, and Minneriya is one of the best places in the country to see them. The park’s centerpiece is the 300 square hectare water tank, built by King Mahasen in the 3rd century BC. The dry tropical forest, lush wetlands, sweeping grasslands and scrub support an incredible variety of wildlife: in the lake itself are mugger (or tank) crocodiles and fish, around it little cormorants, painted storks, herons and large pelicans all fish in the shallow waters, while in the trees hide skinks, red-lipped lizards, trees frogs, hanging parrots, Sri Lankan jungle fowl and grey hornbills. Buffalo, sambar and spotted deer wander through the grasslands, whilst macaque and purple-faced langur monkeys swing from branch to branch in the treetops, amongst an enormous number of birds.

      Duration: 4 hours

    • Departure Point :
      Traveler pickup is offered
      We pick up from all places in Negombo and Colombo Airports
      • Bandaranayake Intl Airport, Colombo Sri Lanka
      Departure Time :
      9:30 AM
      Return Detail :
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • Infants must sit on laps
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
      • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
      • Face masks required for guides in public areas
      • Face masks provided for travelers
      • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
      • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
      • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
      • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
      • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
      • Guides required to regularly wash hands
      • Regular temperature checks for staff
      • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
      • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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    Organised by Wander-Lush Travels

    Activity ID: V-211823P267

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