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Minneriya National Park: Elephant Gathering Private Safari

Meet your driver/guide at your Polonnaruwa or Habarana hotel at 5:30am or 2:00pm for your 3-hour jeep safari tour of Minneriya National Park. Experience “The Gathering,” a name given to the elephants that assemble on the banks of the Minneriya Reservoir during the dry season. According to wildlife authorities, the Minneriya gathering is the largest grouping of wild Asian elephants at any given time. View the famous elephants as they graze on the grasses growing on the tank bed. Perhaps you’ll spot any of the park’s diverse wildlife, including leopards, sloth bears, deer, wild buffalo, wild pigs, grey langers, purple-faced leaf monkeys, porcupines, and assorted birds. At the end of the safari, head back to Polonnaruwa or Habarana. Depending on the location of your hotel, choose to visit photo stop at sunset of the Minneriya Tank and the standing big Buddha at Giritale.  When your tour is complete, your vehicle will return you to your hotel.

$74 Outdoor Activities

Little Adam's Peak, Nine Arch Bridge Full-Day Private Trek

You will be met by an experienced hiking guide in Ella town at 7 am where you will be given a brief rundown of the hiking route. You will then be hiking up to Little Adams Peak.This mountain has an elevation of 1141 m above sea level, and gains its name from its similarity of shape to the famous Adam’s Peak, the fifth tallest mountain in Sri Lanka. The summit of the mountain has great panoramic views, especially in the morning when you will be hiking. After spending some time at the top you will be returning to the base. The entire climb up and down will take two hours. You will be able to have breakfast at the base of Little Adam’s Peak, once you come down. You can either choose to bring a packed breakfast or buy some of the delicious local food sold at the little cool spots available at the trail head. Alternatively, if you wish, you could choose to have breakfast at 98 Acres Resort, nearby.You will hike cross-country through some woods to reach the Nine Arches Bridge. This incredible historical viaduct built entirely from stone, bricks and cement (with no steel) was created in the British era of Sri Lanka. It spans a space of over 300 feet and has a height of approximately 100 feet. You will be able walk along the railroad passing over the bridge, and listen to your hiking guide explain the history and stories about Nine Arches. You can also get some excellent photographs and create some memories.Continuing on you will hike along the railroad till you reach the Demodara Railway Station. This station has a unique architectural design hailing from the British Colonial Era. The railway line loops back around to enter a tunnel running below the railway station. This spiral loop allows the trains to go through the same location twice. You will be finishing your hike at this interesting location, the Demodara Railway Station, at approximately 5 pm completing your tour.

$74.99 Day Trips & Excursions

ExploreSL's Private Nuwara Eliya Tour. Enjoy the Scenic road through Hills

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Ramboda Waterfall, Pussellawa, Kandy District, Central ProvinceCapture memorable pictures here in the FallsDuration: 1 hourStop At: Macwood Tea Factory, Nuwara Eliya, Central ProvinceTaste Sri Lankan teaDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Gregory Lake, Nuwara Eliya, Central ProvinceLake in Nuwara EliyaDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Hakgala Botanic Gardens, Nuwara Eliya, Central ProvinceBotanical GardenDuration: 2 hours

$781.78 Cultural & Theme Tours

6-Day Sri Lanka Culture and Heritage Private Tour

ItineraryDay 1: ARRIVAL TO SIGIRIYA Stop At: Sigiriya World Heritage Site, Sigiriya, Central ProvinceYou will be picked up from Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport and energetically welcomed by your own driver heading to Sigiriya (Approx. 4 hours drive). Duration: 1 dayNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Spend Overnight in Sigiriya. Accomodation is a three star hotel or similar grade on bed and breakfast premiseDay 2: SAFARI / POLONNARUWA / SIGIRIYA Stop At: Polonnaruwa Archaeological Ruins, Polonnaruwa, North Central ProvinceMorning : After Breakfast, proceed for safari (3hours) and Visit The Ancient City of Polonnaruwa (UNESCO world heritage site) with approx. 2 hours drive Afternoon: Climb the famous Sigiriya rock fortress and visit rocky abode and water gardens, an UNESCO world heritage and one of the Wonders of the World). End the day with an Ayurwedic massage in Sigiriya,Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Spend Overnight in Sigiriya. Accommodation is a three star hotel or similar grade on bed & breakfast basis.Day 3: SIGIRIYA / DAMBULLA / KANDY Stop At: Golden Temple of Dambulla, Dambulla, Central ProvinceMorning: After the breakfast visit Golden Temple of Dambulla and Dambulla Rock Temple which is a UNESCO world heritage site. There are more than 80 documented caves in the surrounding and the paintings are done on the ceiling. There are a total of 153 Buddha statues 3 statues of Sri Lankan kings and 4 statues of god and goddess. Visit after Spice Garden in Matale on the way to KandyDuration: 2 daysStop At: Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Kandy, Kandy District, Central ProvinceVisit Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, which houses the Lord buddha's tooth relic. It is located in the royal palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy. After watch a cultural show in the evening. (Kandyan dance)Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Spend Overnight in Kandy. Accommodation is a three star hotel or similar grade on bed & breakfast basis. Day 4: KANDY/ NUWARA ELIYA Stop At: Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya, Kandy District, Central ProvinceMorning: Visit Peradeniya Botanical Garden, a standout amongst the best boanical gardens in Asia.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Ramboda Waterfall, Pussellawa, Kandy District, Central ProvinceAfter botanical gardens visit, you will be headed to Nuwara Eliya. On the way visit Ramboda Waterfall, a tea estate and tea plantation where the best tea for the world is delivered. Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Spend Overnight in Nuwara Eliya. Accommodation is in a three star hotel or similar grade on bed & breakfast basis. Day 5: NUWARA ELIYA / COLOMBO Stop At: St Clair's Falls, Nuwara Eliya, Central ProvinceMorning: After Breakfast drive to Colombo or Negombo. En route visit Devon & St. Claire's waterfalls.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Stay in a three star hotel or similar grade on bed & breakfast basis, based on location you arrive.

$113 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private Sigiriya Lion Rock and Golden Temple of Dambulla Tour from Colombo

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Shangri La HotelFollowing hotel pickup from Colombo city are hotel, start your tour.Stop At: Painting Conservation & Research Center, Painting Museum, Dambulla, Central ProvinceThe Painting Conservation and Research Center – or Painting Museum as it is for the most part called – is one of such places situated in Dambulla. It is found strolling separation from the old Dambulla shake surrender temple and kept up by the administration to instruct both Sri Lankan and remote visitors. It shows a progression of times of Sri Lankan craftsmanship from give in canvases up to the twentieth century and this clarifies how Sri Lankan artworks have advanced through various times with precedents. In the event that you have to get taught on Sri Lankan artworks, this is extraordinary compared to other places in Sri Lanka. The canvas historical center displays works of art as well as uncovers the greatness of Sri Lanka. The divider depictions are all around protected. This isn't just a gallery yet additionally a Research Center and Painting preservation put. For craftsmanship sweethearts and the individuals who like works of art, this is an unquestionable requirement visit put.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Golden Temple of Dambulla, Dambulla, Central ProvinceFollowing hotel pick-up by your English speaking driver cum guide at 6:30 am from Colombo City area hotel, start for Golden Temple of Dambulla. The Golden Temple of Dambulla is an important Buddhist shrine and monastery. Dambulla has been a consecrated place since the second century BC. It has earned the name Golden Temple as a result of its plated inside. The temple comprises of 5 separate gives in that are cut from a major shake. The caverns were initially utilized as concealing spots. Later on in history they were decorated increasingly more by a few lords. Within, the caverns are enriched with religious and mainstream sketches from the fifteenth and sixteenth century. The most exceptional sights at the scene are the 157 great buddhist (and likewise hindu) statues inside. Among them is a 15 m long leaning back Buddha.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Sigiriya World Heritage Site, Sigiriya, Central ProvinceThe Ancient City of Sigiriya holds the remains of a previous Sinhalese capital, including a rock fortress and palace. Toward the finish of the fifth century, this colossal complex was built by Prince Kasyapa. Being in dread of an intrusion, he endeavored to make it as impervious as could reasonably be expected. The site is also known as Lions Rock. At the dimension underneath the best, two major lions hooks offer path to the last and most critical phase of the complex, the royal residence. As indicated by old portrayals, in the past you needed to stroll through the totally open mouth of a lion to arrive. Most of the way on Sigiriya-shake, you can see extremely extraordinary wall painting sketches. They are non-religious portrayals of ladies, of which some have been saved exceptionally well. A few sources even say that the entire western face of the stone used to be secured with these artistic creations (of 500 ladies).Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Sigiriya Museum, Sigiriya, Central ProvinceThe Sigiriya Museum known to be the most excellent museums in all of South Asia is overseen by the focal Cultural Fund. This historical center speaks to the social, innovative and archeological estimation of Sigiriya. The Sigiriya Museum enables its visitors to investigate three many years of archeological research on Sigiriya. The plan of the Sigiriya historical center was roused by the intricate structure frameworks obvious in Sigiriya itself. Above all the blade utilization of water, where it both improves the magnificence and nature of the earth and additionally the preservation of it with the end goal of water system is been imitated here at the Sigiriya Museum. The passage theme is particularly affected by the unmistakable landscaping style of Sigiriya; this has been accomplished utilizing the current water bodies and land arrangement of the historical center site. Visitors would enter through a winding pathway situated between the Outer Moat of the Sigiriya landmark and a lotus lake cut out of the low lying flood catchment territory of the external channel. The historical center building is raised securely above on solid columns to guarantee free stream of water through the site consistently.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Citadel of Sigiriya - Lion Rock, Sigiriya, Central ProvinceSigiriya Lion Rock citadel, additionally called Simha-giri (Sinhala: Lion Mountain) built by King Kasyapa (Kassapa) (479-497 A.D), grand nephew of Buddhist researcher priest famous Thera Mahanama, the first of the creators of Mahawamsa the incredible recorded narrative of Sri Lanka, is a strengthened walled and moated-illustrious city with living indications of sublime Sinhalese development: it's a one of a kind mix of fifth century urban arranging, design, building, pressure driven building, plant landscape planning, mold, craftsmanship, painting and verse. Sigiriya,a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is of gigantic archeological criticalness: it is outstanding amongst other saved and most expound enduring urban locales in the South Asia from the principal thousand years A.D.Duration: 30 minutes

$30 Outdoor Activities

Minneriya Elephant Safari Tour

enjoyable tour starting afternoon 3 hours safari tour inside national park. with luxury jeep with professional driver/guide and alongside with naturalist come with your tour including bottle of water for  all guests .you can see  huge lake  and hundred of elephants come to the lake  beautiful nature around the park . dentifrices brides you can see behind the lake and water monitor and deer water buffaloes and many detentes  animals you can see this national park. free pickup and drop to your  hotel around habarana .tour doing by jeep include 3 hours tour starting 1.30 pm  (afternoon). and if youi want a separate tour guide, they are available inside park and professional drivers drive jeep to national park. you get a privet jeepfor the trip. comfortable seat and open roof.. Inclusions are, water bottles 4X4 luxury Jeep Driver and guide All Handling charges government Taxes trip advisor brokerage fees included in the price. Tour Exclusions are, Entrance Tickets Food Drinks Please Contact us Via Email After booking so we can discuss about Timing and we can give other information you want to know.