Minneriya Elephant Safari with Sigiriya & Dambulla Cave Temple

If you are hoping to visit or even in Sri Lanka currently, there are several attractive places that you should never miss. The Dambulla cave temple is also one of them. This is a highlight among the other sites as it consists of impressive creations. Therefore, it is a place where most of the visitors to this country love to visit. Next is to visit the 8th wonder of the world which is also a mandatory visit if you tour to Sri Lanka. Elephants are one of the top reasons to visit Sri Lanka. Therefore tour to Minneriya National Park to witness them in droves. This will definitely be a joyful safari, and a memorable trip that you will never forget. And the best of treasured memories for you to take back home as you regale your tales and encounters of wild elephants in Sri Lanka. Now in addition to the majestic elephants, don’t forget there is many a magnificent leopard or two that you will be able to spot on your exciting adventure!

per adult from

$182

NZD

Duration

12 to 14 hours

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  • What's included :
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Private transportation
    • Bottled water
    • Lunch
    • Minneriya entrance fee and safari jeep cost
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Entry/Admission - Minneriya National Park
    What's excluded :
    • Entrance fees to Sigiriya and Dambulla
    • Entry/Admission - Dambulla Cave Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Dambulla Cave Temple, Jaffna Hwy, Habarana 50150 Sri Lanka

    If you are in Srilanka, the Land of Buddha as it is known, Dambulla Cave Temple is one place you shouldn’t miss no matter what. This ancient temple contains a series of five pre-historic caves and 157 statues of Lord Buddha in total. The several exquisite paintings on the walls and ceilings of the temple are a reflection of the popular Buddhist religious art of the olden era. The history of the awe-inspiring caves, temple and rock dates right back to the 1st century BC. It’s not just the statues in the caves that could fascinate one, but also the several delicate and sinuous paintings on the ceiling and walls, produced with indigenous traditional paints. The rich ancient history, archaeological significance and culturally artistic values of the temple were recognized by the UNESCO as a World Heritage site in 1991.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress, Sigiriya 21120 Sri Lanka

    Sigiriya rock fortress is the most visited tourist attraction in Sri Lanka. It is sometimes known as the Sigiriya Lion Rock, after its original name “Sinha-Giri”. The name comes from its palace entrance through a massive brick sculpture of a lion head. Only the paws of this sculpture remain at the foot of the rock today. Sigiriya rock fortress is a fifth century fortified palace complex, which was used by King Kashyapa (477CE-493CE). The Sigiriya rock abruptly rises 600 feet high from the surrounding plains. The ruins of King Kashyapa’s royal palace are scattered on the peak rock plateau. The hike to the top is via 1200 steps. Some of them were constructed at the time of King Kashyapa. The foothills and immediate surroundings of the Sigiriya rock were once an elaborate royal pleasure garden. The archaeological value of the site is immeasurable, perhaps unsurpassed in South Asia.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Minneriya National Park, Maradankadawala-Habarana-Thirukkondaiadimadu Highway, Minneriya 50150 Sri Lanka

    Visiting the Minneriya National Park in the North Central province of Sri Lanka is a highlight of many of our travelers who get to witness the spectacular sight of “The Gathering” of hundreds of elephants during the summer months. Originally a wildlife sanctuary, Minneriya was designated a national park in 1997 to help protect the area of the Minneriya tank – the large reservoir in the park created by King Mahasena during the third century and therefore having historic importance and now home to many birds. It is a birdwatchers paradise with painted storks, grey herons, grey white pelicans, lesser adjutants, Sri Lanka jungle fowl, brown-capped babblers being the highlights. The two endemic monkeys of Sri Lanka; the tufted grey langur and toque macaque, both call Minneriya home and can be sighted during safaris around the park.

    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 :
    6:00 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.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

4

Organised by Crystal Holidays

Activity ID: V-240142P219

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