Sigiriya and Minneriya National Park (Vehicle Only Private Day Trip From Colombo)

Private & Custom Tours in Sigiriya

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Find Sri Lanka's history, culture, and natural life in one day on a private visit from Colombo. Climb UNESCO-secured Sigiriya rock to see its frescoes and fifth century ruins. in the afternoon get ready for a half day jeep safari in Minneriya national park to look for elephant and more.Find Sri Lanka's history, culture, and natural life in one day on a private visit from Colombo. Climb UNESCO-secured Sigiriya rock to see its frescoes and fifth century ruins. in the afternoon get ready for a half day jeep safari in Minneriya national park to look for elephant and more.
You will be starting your tour at 06 AM from your hotel in Colombo, where you will be picked up by your chauffeur. Ensure that you bring a packed breakfast with you if you are unable to have your meal at the hotel.The first stop on your itinerary will be the Sigiriya Rock Fortress which you will reach approximately 10.30 AM  (Travel Time 3 ½ to 4 hrs)Climb the 5th century AD rock fortress, Sigiriya, where the King Kasyapa ruled. Walk through the entrance framed by the paws of a lion that is quite appropriate for its name, ' the Lion Rock'. View the beautiful unfading murals that brought Sigiriya its fame. Climb the steep staircase to see the terraced gardens and still-working cisterns.  Walk through the tunnels leading to the palace as you get a feel for times long past.Once you back from the rock fortress, you will be taken to a restaurant for the lunch (At your own cost).Thereafter proceed to Minneriya National park for the half day jeep safari ,it will be a jeep safari of 3 hours.You can see large heads of wild elephants there.It is the biggest known meeting spot of Asian Elephants on the planet. During this period groups up to 300 elephants are seen at the 8,890 hectare stop inside a couple of square kilometers of the Minneriya Reservoir.Later that evening you will be finishing the tour and returning to your hotel in Colombo.(Travel time approximately 04 Hours) En-route you may stop at restaurant for the dinner (At Your Own Cost).After dinner you would transfer to the hotel in Colombo.

What’s included

  • Private Air Conditioned Vehicle with an English speaking chauffeur guide.
  • Fuel and Local assurance for the vehicle included.
  • Local taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • All parking and highway charge where applicable.
  • The Chauffeur will look after his meals by himself.
  • Fuel surcharge

What’s not included

  • The personal spending (Tips, Laundry, Mini Bar, Telephone, Internet, Fax etc)
  • Medical Expenses, Insurance, International Flights and Accommodation
  • Entrance fees for the Sigrid Lion Rock. (USD 30 Per person - Client Direct payment)
  • Jeep to Visit Minneriya National Park. (USD 40 Per Jeep (Max 06 Persons) - Client Direct payment)
  • Entrance fees for the Minneriya National Park. (USD 30 Per person - Client Direct payment)
  • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
  • Meals and drinks, unless specified
  • Any other services not specified above
  • Expenses of the excursions and sight seen not mentioned above
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