Hiriwadunna Village and Minneriya Jeep safari

Day Trips & Excursions in Sigiriya

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Explore a countryside village in Sri Lanka and experience some of the authentic rural activities with a traditional Sri Lankan Lunch followed by an exciting game drive in Minneriya National Park which is famous for elephants. This adventure tour is a unique activity that most of the tourists have never missed when they are in the cultural triangle.
09:00 Get picked up from your hotel in Habarana and travel into the lush Sri Lankan countryside by Safari Jeep. 09:30 Meet your local guide at the trekking starting point and stroll through the tiny rural village of Hiriwadunna. Find the man-made reservoir, surrounded by scrub jungle and a hive or morning activity. You will enjoy a bullock cart ride through the paddy fields.11:30 Arrive at a Village house and witness some Traditional cooking tips and see the Chena cultivation followed by an authentic Sri Lankan Lunch.13:30 Hop into a boat and sail to the other side of a lake. look out for birds, butterflies, and perhaps even a crocodile as well as the villagers fishing or washing clothes at the periphery of the lake.14:30 You will be taken to Minneriya National Park by jeep.15:00 Arrive and start your game drive at the National Park. The extent of the Minneriya National Park is about 21,000 acres (8,889 hectares). Dry zone plant and animal species are common, and elephants are numerous. Unlike in other national parks, elephants can be spotted at a very close range. About 160 species of birds, 9 different types of amphibians, 25 reptiles, 26 fish, and more than 78 butterfly species have been found in this area. There are also rare bamboo trees not found in other national parks.18:00 You will be driven back to your hotel.

What’s included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Village tour with Authentic Sri Lankan Lunch
  • Refreshments and water bottles during the Game drive
  • Safari jeep rental
  • All government taxes
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water

What’s not included

  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Gratuities