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DAY MINNERIYA & SIGIRIYA

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Stop At: Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

We will pick up the guests from any hotel or location in the following areas: Negombo / Waikkal / Marawila / Chilaw, and proceed to Minneriya.

On the way, we will be visiting the Sigiriya Rock Fortress. The remains of Sigiriya constructed by King Kasapa I (477-495 AD) whom the Mahavansa introduces as a patricide lies five miles off Inamaluwa on the Dambulla-Habarana Road. On the west of the rock are ponds, the remains of summer palaces and other structures, and the first part of the ancient road, which led to the summit Ramparts. In the past, the entire western face of the rock had been covered with plaster and painted upon, but only those paintings in two sheltered pockets now survive. The last lap of the ancient path to the summit had been through the mouth of a lion, but at present only parts of the lion’s legs and some of the limestone steps from inside the lion’s mouth survives.

Duration: 5 hours

Stop At: Minneriya National Park, Maradankadawala-Habarana-Thirukkondaiadimadu Highway, Minneriya 50150 Sri Lanka

After visiting the Sigiriya Rock Fortress you will go on a Jeep safari in 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 Jeep safari, the guests will be dropped off at the hotel they were picked up or any location nearby in the areas of: Negombo / Waikkal / Marawila / Chilaw, confirming the end of the tour.

Duration: 5 hours
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We will pick up the guests from any hotel or location nearby in the following areas: Negombo / Waikkal / Marawila / Chilaw.
Duration
15h
Inclusions
  • Transportation in an A/C vehicle
  • Service of an English or German speaking professional guide
  • All Government Taxes
  • Jeep Cost for Safari
  • Entrance fees
  • Entry/Admission - Sigiriya
  • Entry/Admission - Minneriya National Park
Exclusions
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Camera permits
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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  • Minneriya National Park H.O.T Tourism
  • Duration: 15h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English, German
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