1. Sri Lanka
  2. Central Province, Sri Lanka
  3. Anuradhapura
  4. Minneriya National Park

From Dambulla: Private Polonnaruwa and Minneriya Day Tour

Product ID: 256822
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Take a remarkable journey of archaeological discovery and serene nature. Visit Polonnaruwa and Minneriya National Park to wonder at the ancient structures of the kings and be mesmerized by old religious temples of a different time.
About this activity
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Duration: 9 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
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Live tour guide
English
Booklets
English

Pickup included

Pickup is available from hotels 5-kilometers within the Dambulla area.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit to the ancient ruined city of Polonnaruwa
  • Spend the morning exploring the ancient city of Sri Lankan Kings
  • See elephants in their natural habitat
  • Take a 3-hour safari ride at the Minneriya National Park
Full description
Your day tour to Polonnaruwa and Minneriya begins in the morning with a 8:30 AM pickup from your hotel in Dambulla. Drive with your private chauffeur and guide to the first destination of Polonnaruwa. If you didn't have breakest already, stop along the way for some local fare. Arrive at Polonnaruwa at approximately 9:30 AM and spend the morning exploring the second capital of the ancient Sri Lankan Kings.  

During your visit to the ruined city, see famous archaeological sites such as Gal Vihara, the Polonnaruwa Vatadage, Sathmahal Prasada, Medirigiriya Vatadage, Lankathilaka Image House, the Shiva Temple, Rankoth Vehera, Nissankalatha, Mandapaya and much more. If you have time, visit the Archaeological Museum.

At about 12:30 PM take a break and enjoy lunch before going to Minneriya National Park. Leave Polonnaruwa at 1:45 PM to arrive at the park at about 2:30 PM. Minneriya is famous for its seasonal elephant gatherings where hundreds of elephants come together to socialize, feed, and play. Depending on the season, witness this phenomenon or at least get the chance to see the majestic animals during other times of the year.

Take a 3-hour safari ride in the park to see other types of fauna. The safari concludes at 5:30 PM, after which you will be driven back to your accommodation in Dambulla. 
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking chauffeur and guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Minneriya National Park jeep
  • 1-liter of bottled mineral water per person
  • All taxes and service charges
What’s Not Included
  • Food or drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Please note that no meals are included on this tour

From US$ 163 per person

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Lakpura LLC

Product ID: 256822