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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.
• You will be picked up from your hotel in Colombo, Negombo or Colombo airport at 06:00 am and proceed to Sigiriya. This is a 4 hours journey. • You will reach to Sigiriya at 10:00 am. • You can start visit Sigiriya rock fortress at 10:15 pm. It is a hike and it will take around for 2 hours to visit this fantastic UNESCO world heritage sire. • Once you back from the rock fortress, you will be taken to a three star hotel for a similar restaurant for the lunch lunch. • After the lunch you have a 30 minutes drive to Habarana where you will get in to your 4x4 for your jeep safari at Minneriya national park. it will be a jeep safari of 3 hours.You will see large heads of wild elephants there. • You will start your travel back to Colombo at 17:00 pm.You will be dropped off at your hotel at Colombo, Negombo or Colombo airport. • If needed driver will take you to a restaurant for the dinner on your way to Colombo.But the dinner is not included to the package. • End of the excursion.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Dambulla Cave Temple, Habarana, North Central ProvinceWe will pick up the guests from their hotels in any areas of the following: Negombo / Waikkal / Marawila / Chilaw, and proceed to Minneriya. On the way, we will first be visiting the Dambulla Cave Temple. Dambulla is famous for the five cave Temples on a rock. The first 03 caves are better, older and larger than the other two. Some caves date back to the 1st C.B.C. All the 5 cave walls and ceilings are covered with Buddhist murals and there are more than 130 Buddha statues, statues of Gods and Kings are also found here. Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Minneriya National Park, Minneriya, North Central ProvinceAfter visiting the Dambulla Cave Temple, we will proceed for a safari at the Minneriya National Park. Minneriya National Park is a national park in North Central Province of Sri Lanka. The area was designated as a national park on 12 August 1997, having been originally declared as a wildlife sanctuary in 1938. The reason for declaring the area as protected is to protect the catchment of Minneriya tank and the wildlife of the surrounding area. The tank is of historical importance, having been built by King Mahasen in third century AD. The park is a dry season feeding ground for the elephant population dwelling in forests of Matale, Polonnaruwa, and Trincomalee districts. The park earned revenue of Rs. 10.7 million in the six months ending in August 2009. Along with Kaudulla and Girithale, Minneriya forms one of the 70 Important Bird Areas (IBAs) of Sri Lanka. The park is situated 182 kilometres (113 mi) from Colombo.After the safari, you will be dropped off at the picked up hotel or any location nearby the pickup area if the guests want, confirming the end of this tour.Duration: 6 hours
1st day - Pick up from airport or 8.30 from hotel, drive from Colombo/Negombo to Habarana, visit Dambulla cave temple, overnight stay in Habarana2nd day – Visit Sigiriya rock (UNESCO-protected site), after breakfast climb Sigiriya lion rock, in the evening climb and see sun set from Pidurangala rock, overnight stay in Habarana3rd day – Drive from Habarana to Polonnaruwa, sightseeing of the ancient city, in the evening visit Minneriya national park and enjoy wild-elephant- safari, overnight stay in Habarana4th day – Drive from Habarana to Anuradhapura, visit the sacred cities of Anuradhapura and Mihintale, overnight stay in Anuradhapura5th day – Drive from Anuradhapura to Trincomalee, overnight stay in Uppuveli beach front hotel for relaxing and enjoying beach side6th day – Early morning boat tour to Pidgeon Island and diving there, overnight stay in Uppuveli beach front hotel 7th day – Visit Trincomalee with Koneswaram temple, Fort Fredrick, Novel museum, Kanniya hot springs, overnight stay in Uppuveli beach front hotel8th day – Drive from Trincomalee to Kandy, route via Nalanda Gedige temple, visit spice garden in Matale, Aluvihare rock temple and Matale Hindu temple, overnight stay in Kandy9th day – Visit Kandy, Tooth Relic temple and Royal Botanical garden in Peradeniya, evening walk around Kandy lake, overnight stay in Kandy10th day – Going from Kandy to Ella by train (6-hour-tour), enjoying view of hills and tea plantations, overnight stay in Ella11th day – Visit 9-Arch-Bridge and Ella Water falls, small hiking tour, overnight stay in Ella12th day – Drive from Ella to Yala, early morning leaving from Ella, visit Yala national park, overnight stay in Yala13th day – Drive from Yala to Galle, stop at most southern point Dowundara with lighthouse, visit Galle Fort (UNESCO-protected site) and Dutch quarter, overnight stay at Unawatuna beach front hotel for relaxing and enjoying beach side 14th day – Drive from Galle/Unawatuna to Colombo airport, if schedule allows (depending on flight departure time) visit gem producer in Galle or Turtle hatchery in Kosgoda
Day 01 Arrive in Sri Lanka. You will be met by a representative of Amazing Escapes Tours and transferred to the hotel at Negombo for the day. (Camlot Beach Hotel or Similar)Day 02,03 & 04 Proceed to Habarana, En-route visit Pinnawala elephant orphanage. • Visit Dambulla Cave Temple • Sigiriya Rock • Ayurvedic Spa • Minneriya Safari • Village Tour • Elephant Ride • Anuradhapura City Tour Overnights stay at Habarana (Pelwehera Beach Hotel or Similar)Day 05 & 06 Proceed to Kandy, En-route visit Spice & Herbal Garden @ Matale • Visiting Temple of the tooth • Peradeniya Botanical Garden • Cultural Dancing show • Gem Museum & Gem Shop • Kandy City Tour • Kandy View Point Overnights stay at Kandy. (Heven Seven Hotel or Similar)Day 07,08 & 09 Proceed to Nuwara Eliya, En-route visit Hanuman Temple • Tea Factory • Seetha Ammaan Temple • Ramboda Falls • Kirigalpoththa Mountain Hiking with Overnight Camping @ Horton Plains • Ambewela Farm • Moon Plains • Strawberry Farm Overnights stay at Nuwara Eliya.(Hotel Blue Meadows or Similar)Day 10,11 Proceed to Ella • Train Ride from Nanu Oya to Ella • Ella Rock • Nine Arch Bridge • Mini World's End • Rawana Falls Overnights stay at Ella. (Oak Ray Ella Gap Hotel or Similar)Day 12,13 & 14 Proceed to Arugambay • Surfing • Water Sports • Visit Muhudu Maha Viharaya • Visit to Elephant Point. Overnights stay at Arugambay. (Stardust Beach Hotel or Similar)Day 15 Departure Day
ItineraryDay 1: Day 1 Colombo > AnuradhapuraStop At: Dilra Tours, Negombo, Western ProvinceDay 1 Colombo > Anuradhapura As per given time we will pick up you from your location(Your pick up location can be "Colombo city, Katunayake airport , Negombo, Seeduwa) Morning start from your hotel or airport on arrival Proceed to Elephant park [2 & 1/2 hours] (104 Km) Enjoy elephant safari, bath & feed Proceed to Anuradhapura [205 Km] (4 & 1/2 hours) Evening explore first ancient capital, man made city Anuradhapura Duration: 4 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 2: Day 2 Anuradhapura > Mihintale > SigiriyaPass By: Ancient City of Sigiriya, Sigiriya, Central ProvinceMorning proceed to Sigiriya [02 hours] (90 Km) En route visit Mihintale buddhist monastery Enjoy Traditional village tour, Catamaran ride, bullock cart ride, Coocking program in Habarana Evening Trekking to Sigiriya Lion Rock Fortress UNESCO heritage siteNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 3: Day 3 Sigiriya > Polonnaruwa > SigiriyaStop At: Polonnaruwa Archaeological Ruins, Polonnaruwa, North Central ProvinceMorning proceed to Polonnaruwa [1 & 1/2 hours] (60 Km) Explore UNESCO heritage site, second ancient capital, man made city Polonnaruwa, Afternoon proceed to Minneriya national park for safari (01 hours) [38 Km] Enjoy Jeep safari, Wild life visit in Minneriya National park, Proceed to Sigiriya, Cycling tour in VillageDuration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 4: Day 4 Sigiriya > Dambulla > Matale > Kandy > Nuwara eliyaStop At: Dambulla Cave Temple, Habarana, North Central ProvinceMorning leave from Sigiriya to Kandy, [85 Km] (3 hours) En route visit Rock Cave Temple & Golden Temple in Dambulla En route visit Herbal & Spice garden in Matale (Optional) Reach to Kandy Enjoy City tour & sightseeing in Kandy Visit Upper lake view point, Cultural dancing show, Temple of tooth relic, Kandy lake, Visit Art & craft, Gem & Jewelry, Silk & Batik shops (Optional) There after proceed to Nuwaraeliya [ 78 km ] ( 2 1/2 hours )Duration: 3 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 5: Day 5 Nuwara eliya > Horton plain > [Train tour] > EllaStop At: Horton Plains National Park, Nuwara Eliya, Central ProvinceEarly morning proceed to Horton plain national park & trekking with sightseeing Afternoon return to Nuwara eliya & sightseeing in Nuwara eliya, Train tour from Nanuoya to Ella by Train in Evening, Meet tour guide & car in Ella railway station and proceed to HotelDuration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 6: Day 6 Ella > Udawalawe > Mirissa Stop At: Udawalawe National Park, Uda Walawe National ParkEarly morning enjoy trekking to Ella Rock, Visit Rawana waterfall, Ella Gap, Proceed to Udawalawe national park [03 hours] (98 Km) Enjoy Jeep safari, Elephant visit, Bird watching in Udawalawe national park, Evening proceed to Mirissa, [3 & 1/2 hours] (125 Km)Duration: 3 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 7: Day 7 Mirissa > Unawatuna > Galle > MirissaStop At: Galle Fort, Galle, Galle District, Southern ProvinceIn the morning, as per weather conditional suggest for Whale & dolphin watching in Mirissa Leisure in hotel & beach Evening visit to Unawatuna beach & visit to Dutch fort, Light house, UNESCO heritage site GalleDuration: 1 hour 30 minutesNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 8: Day 8 Mirissa > Airport Stop At: Negombo Beach, Negombo, Western ProvinceLeave from Mirissa to Airport [4 hours] (180 Km)Reach to airport for departure flight or drop you to your selection location to end the tourDuration: 4 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.