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All-Inclusive Minneriya National Park Afternoon Safari

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Activity provider: Beyond Escapes

All-Inclusive Minneriya National Park Afternoon Safari

Activity provider: Beyond Escapes

From US$ 85 per person

Travel to Minneriya National Park to witness a large gathering of Asian elephants. Also spot a variety of rare species of birds, amphibians and reptiles, some of which are endemic to the region.

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  • Watch elephants drink, play and snack on the green grasses, from close range
  • See rare species of animals, birds, reptiles, and butterflies, some of which are endemic to the area
  • Be collected and returned to centrally located Polonnaruwa and Giritale hotels
Full description
Begin with an afternoon pickup from your hotel or residence and make your way to Minneriya National Park to begin the safari.  Minneriya National Park comprises about 21,000 acres (8,889 hectares), and contains a vast abundance of wildlife species. Take the opportunity to observe the large herds of magnificent Sri Lankan elephants in their natural habitat at close range. Also, be on the lookout for two rare species of monkey endemic to Sri Lanka, namely the Purple-faced Langur Monkey and the Toque Macaque. Other rare and endangered species such as Sri Lankan leopard and Sri Lankan sloth bear inhabit the park, as well as saltwater crocodiles and Indian pythons, which you may be lucky enough to spot! After a 3-hour safari spotting these various rare animals, your transport will return you to your accomodation.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Refreshments and water bottles during the safari
  • All park entry fees
  • Safari jeep rental
  • All government taxes
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Non-folding wheelchairs

Know before you go

  • Roundtrip transportation is available from most centrally located Polonnaruwa and Giritale hotels
  • Please arrange pickup from your hotel when you confirm your reservation. The pickup time will be changed according to the pickup location
  • This activity is wheelchair accessible provided you have a collapsible wheelchair
  • Please wear comfortable clothing
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.5 /5

based on 2 reviews

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We was there in February and unfortunately there were as good as no animals in the park. It was because of the high water level, when all the animals went to an other park. That was very disappointing. Nevertheless the driver was very friendly and also the duration of the tour was good! But in this time it was definitely not worth to pay that much money (55 Euro per person)

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February 19, 2020

In the end, the guide wanted to go to a cheap national park because there were more animals there. It was also nice, we saw a lot of elephants - however, the divergence should have been reimbursed. The car was very old

August 5, 2022

Product ID: 207024