During this tour, you will be able to go on a Safari in the Minneriya National Park which has been declared as a wildlife sanctuary. You will be able to see a wide range of wildlife including elephants. The park also contains 70 Important Bird Areas where you will be able to see some rare species of birds as well. You will also be visiting the Dambulla cave temple which is a must-see site in Dambulla.
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