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Minneriya National Park Safari in a 4x4 Vehicle

1. Minneriya National Park Safari in a 4x4 Vehicle

Explore pristine tropical dry forest settings on a guided safari through Minneriya National Park with hotel pickup and drop-off from Habarana included. See wandering elephants, spot swinging monkeys, and enjoy a view of the Minneriya reservoir. Meet your driver at your hotel and head to the Minneriya National Park. Enter the forest, and enjoy the flicker of monkeys swinging through branches. As you drive through the grassland, keep an eye out for the giant elephants who have wandered over in search of food from neighboring national parks. Search the woods for an array of wildlife, including elephants, leopards, sloth bears, mongooses, spotted deer, sambar deer, wild buffalo, porcupines, and Indian pangolins. Stop for a stunning view of the Minneriya reservoir before returning to your hotel.

Kaudulla National Park Half Day Sri Lanka Jeep Safari

2. Kaudulla National Park Half Day Sri Lanka Jeep Safari

Embark on a thrilling adventure through the heart of Sri Lanka's wild landscapes with our Kaudulla National Park Safari. This unforgettable experience begins with a convenient pick-up from your hotel in the enchanting areas of Dambulla, Kandalama, Sigiriya, or Habarana. Our friendly and knowledgeable guide will ensure your journey is comfortable and informative from start to finish. As you set off towards Kaudulla National Park, you'll receive complimentary water bottles to keep you refreshed throughout the day. The park, located in the heart of Sri Lanka's Cultural Triangle, promises an awe-inspiring encounter with the region's diverse and captivating wildlife. The main highlight of this safari is the spectacular Elephant Gathering, a mesmerizing phenomenon that occurs during the dry season when large herds of elephants congregate around the Kaudulla Tank. Witness these majestic giants in their natural habitat, an experience that is sure to leave you in awe. However, the wonders of Kaudulla extend far beyond the elephants. Keep your eyes peeled for a variety of other animals that call this lush jungle home, including crocodiles basking in the sun, graceful deer grazing in the meadows, majestic eagles soaring high above, mischievous monkeys swinging through the trees, and elusive water monitors gliding through the waterways. The park is also a bird lover's paradise, with a plethora of colorful avian species filling the skies and trees with their melodious calls. Our safari lasts for approximately three hours, allowing ample time to explore the park's diverse landscapes and encounter its remarkable inhabitants. Our experienced guides are well-versed in the park's ecology and will provide fascinating insights into the behaviors and habitats of the animals you encounter. After an exhilarating journey through Kaudulla National Park, we will safely transport you back to your hotel, ensuring your return is as comfortable and convenient as your arrival. Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Sri Lanka's wildlife with our Kaudulla National Park Safari, a journey that promises unforgettable memories and a deeper appreciation for the natural wonders of this remarkable island nation. #srilankajeepsafari #safarisrilanka #srilankasafari #kaudullanationalpark #kaudullasafari #elephantgathering

Wildlife Safari to Kaudulla National Park

3. Wildlife Safari to Kaudulla National Park

Welcome to our immersive and captivating wildlife tour in Kaudulla National Park, a hidden gem of natural beauty and biodiversity that promises an exceptional journey into the heart of Sri Lanka's wilderness. Our tour revolves around an enthralling safari, designed to provide you with an up-close and personal encounter with the remarkable wildlife that calls this park home. Your adventure commences as you step onto our specially outfitted safari vehicles, accompanied by experienced guides who are not only knowledgeable about the park's ecosystem but also deeply passionate about its preservation. As we venture into the heart of Kaudulla National Park, you will be transported into a world of natural wonder and discovery The hallmark of Kaudulla is its awe-inspiring elephant gatherings. Witness these majestic creatures in their natural habitat as they roam freely through the park's grasslands, socialize, and engage in their daily routines. The sight of these gentle giants, often numbering in the hundreds, is an unforgettable experience that provides insight into their intricate behaviors and social structures. However, Kaudulla's treasures extend well beyond its elephants. Be on the lookout for the elusive and magnificent Sri Lankan leopard, a symbol of the untamed wilderness. The park also hosts a diverse array of wildlife, including graceful deer, agile monkeys, wild boars, and an assortment of mammals and reptiles that contribute to the park's rich biodiversity. For avid bird enthusiasts, Kaudulla offers a paradise of avian wonders. From the regal eagles that soar overhead to the vibrant kingfishers that grace the water's edge, the park is a haven for birdwatching. Our guides, with their extensive knowledge of bird species, will help you identify and appreciate the remarkable diversity of birdlife that thrives within the park. Throughout the safari, our guides will share their expertise on the park's ecology, the importance of conservation efforts, and the delicate harmony that sustains the wildlife and their habitats. As the sun sets over Kaudulla National Park, casting a warm and golden glow over the landscape, you'll carry with you cherished memories of the incredible wildlife encounters and the awe-inspiring beauty of the natural world. Join us on this remarkable wildlife tour in Kaudulla National Park and allow the enchantment of nature and the magnificence of the animals to deepen your connection with the wilderness. It's an experience that will kindle your passion for wildlife and the great outdoors, leaving an indelible mark on your heart and mind

From Habarana or Sigiriya: Minneriya National Park Safari

4. From Habarana or Sigiriya: Minneriya National Park Safari

Venture to Minneriya National Park on this jeep tour from Habarana or Sigiriya. Explore this wildlife sanctuary that is a a dry season feeding ground for the elephant population from the forests of Matale, Polonnaruwa, and Trincomalee.  Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation Habarana or Sigiriya. Sit back and enjoy the countryside on the way to Minneriya National Park. Ride through the park with an animal tracker.  Try to spot elephants along the grass fields on the edges of the Minneriya reservoir. Look for herds up to 150–200 elephants. Drive along looking for endemic monkeys like the purple-faced langur and toque macaque. Let your guide help you to see large herbivorous mammals like sambar and axis deer. Have the chance to look for rare and endangered species like leopards, sloth bears and the slender loris.  Go to the Minneriya reservoir which is an important habitat for large water birds such as the lesser adjutant stork, the painted stork, and the spot-billed pelican. Enjoy birdwatching in an area where flocks of 2000 cormorants have been reported.  Spend time among the tropical trees, plants, vines, and grasslands. Return to your accommodations in Habarana or Sigiriya at the end of your tour. 

Sigiriya Lion's Rock & Dambulla Golden Cave Temple Trip

5. Sigiriya Lion's Rock & Dambulla Golden Cave Temple Trip

day 1: morning: depart from colombo to dambulla early in the morning (approximately 4 hours by road). visit the golden cave temple (also known as the dambulla cave temple), a unesco world heritage site. explore the cave complex and admire the ancient buddhist statues and vibrant murals. afternoon: enjoy a vegan lunch at a local food stall in dambulla, experiencing authentic sri lankan flavors. visit the dambulla vegetable market and witness the bustling atmosphere and vibrant colors of the local produce. evening: embark on an exciting minneriya elephant safari. witness the world's largest gathering of asian wild elephants in the minneriya national park and observe these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. return to sigiriya and relax at your accommodation. day 2: morning: begin the day early and have a hearty breakfast at your accommodation. head to the sigiriya lion rock, another unesco world heritage site. embark on the climb to the top of the rock fortress and enjoy the panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. afternoon: enjoy a leisurely lunch at a local restaurant in sigiriya, savoring sri lankan cuisine. visit an art & craft village house near sigiriya. immerse yourself in traditional sri lankan arts and crafts, observe local artisans at work, and even try your hand at creating your own masterpiece. evening: choose between two options: pidurangala rock: climb pidurangala rock and witness a breathtaking sunset view. the panoramic vistas from the top make it an ideal spot for photography and enjoying the scenic beauty. yoga session with sunset: participate in a yoga session amidst the tranquil surroundings of sigiriya, accompanied by a beautiful sunset view. engage in rejuvenating yoga poses and meditation to unwind and relax. after the sunset activity: return to your accommodation in Colombo. note: please ensure that you have appropriate footwear, sun protection, and sufficient drinking water during the activities. respect the cultural and religious significance of the sites visited and adhere to any dress codes or guidelines provided by the local authorities.

Wilpattu National Park: 3-Hour Morning or Evening Safari

6. Wilpattu National Park: 3-Hour Morning or Evening Safari

Go on a thrilling 3-hour morning or evening safari adventure in Wilpattu National Park, the largest national park in Sri Lanka. Capture unforgettable sights of a diverse range of flora and fauna, and an outstanding array of wildlife that charms travelers from all around the world.  Explore the stunning scenery and incredibly abundant wildlife overlooking the dazzling dry tropical rainforest and the silver-blue small water pools. Take in the sights of mighty elephants as well as views of spotted deer, barking deer, jackals, sambhar, wild pig, and water buffalo. Apart from the mammals, your safari can guarantee you ample opportunity for spotting incredibly beautiful swamps of butterflies saturated with vivid colors including great egg fly, great orange tip, glad-eye bushbrown, blue Mormon, common Mormon, crimson rose, and more. Thanks to the stunning coastal belt, shallow lakes, dense scrublands, treeless grasslands, and thick forests, catch a variety of wildlife during your safari experience. The small water bodies scattered around the park are a prominent feature that enhances the photographic character of the park, while also attracting a variety of aquatic birds and reptiles.

Polonnaruwa Ancient City Exploration From Sigiriya/Dambulla

7. Polonnaruwa Ancient City Exploration From Sigiriya/Dambulla

Discover the Magic of Polonnaruwa: Your Journey Through Ancient Sri Lanka! 👋 Welcome to Polonnaruwa, where history comes alive! 🏛️ Step into the Past: Explore ancient ruins, temples, and palaces that used to be royal homes. This tour is like a trip back in time! 🤩 Top Attractions: ✨ Gal Vihara - See incredible rock-carved Buddhas. ✨ Royal Palace Complex - Feel like a king or queen as you visit these old ruins. ✨ Parakrama Samudra - Walk by a huge reservoir built centuries ago. ✨ Polonnaruwa Vatadage - Admire the beautiful shrine's carvings. ✨ Lotus Pond - Check out a cool historic pool. 🔮 Get the Inside Scoop: Our local guides will share cool stories and history about these ancient places. 🌞 Enjoy the Day: We'll take care of the details, so you can have fun! Wear comfy clothes, drink water, and let us handle the planning. 🐒 Watch for Animals: Keep an eye out for monkeys and birds while you explore! 📸 Snap Some Pics: Get your camera ready for great photos to remember your adventure. Come with us on a Polonnaruwa city tour to experience Sri Lanka's history and culture. Get ready to be amazed and make memories that'll last a lifetime! 🗺️📆🎉

Dambulla: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Tour

8. Dambulla: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Tour

Begin your day at sunrise with a unique experience high above Dambulla and Kandalama in a hot air balloon. Take in the incredible view of the sunrise, bathing the landscape below in golden light. Learn all about the Kandalama Tank, the Golden Buddha statue, Sigiriya, and many other landmarks that you’ll be able to see from above. Relax and enjoy the sights, as your pilot harnesses the wind from above and provides a smooth ride. Depending on the wind directions and where you will be landing, your hot air balloon will touch down after about an hour or hour and a half.

Hot Air Balloon Ride - Sigiriya

9. Hot Air Balloon Ride - Sigiriya

Experience the thrill of floating above stunning landscapes. Our launch site is the picturesque Kandalama Lake in Dambulla. Discover the charm of Sri Lanka with our two iconic hot air balloons adorned with Sri Lankan designs. Capacity: 26 passengers per balloon. Explore the wonders of Dambulla's skies with our exciting hot-air balloon adventure. Season: November to May. Available: Every day, weather permitting. Time: 06:00 a.m. Experience the thrill of floating above stunning landscapes. Our launch site is the picturesque Kandalama Lake in Dambulla. Experience an unforgettable journey guided by our skilled Balloon Pilots, who hold Commercial Balloon Pilots Licenses. Validated by CAASL and rigorously tested annually by Sri Lankan authorities, our Turkish pilots boast vast flight experience and professionalism. Enjoy excellent service from start to finish, thanks to our dedicated local reservation and operation officers. Get ready for an enchanting adventure over Sri Lanka with Lanka Ballooning!

Dambulla:Sigiriya Rock Fortress & Dambulla Cave Temple tour

10. Dambulla:Sigiriya Rock Fortress & Dambulla Cave Temple tour

Your day begins with a pick-up from your hotel, and you'll be heading to the captivating destination of Sigiriya. Prepare to be amazed as you climb and explore the majestic Sigiriya Rock Fortress. This ancient marvel, built by King Kashyapa in the 5th century, stands proudly 660 feet high. Located in Sri Lanka's central province, near Dambulla, in the northern Matale district, this fortress is often referred to as the Lion's Rock or Sinhagiri. Ascend the 1200 steps to the top and marvel at this Unesco World Heritage Site, considered one of the Wonders of the World. The ingenious water garden irrigation and the remarkable lion carving at the entrance, which is still well-preserved, showcase the advanced architectural and engineering skills of the time. The well-designed ramparts and moats surrounding the rock serve as a testament to the fortress's formidable defense. Next, you'll visit the magnificent Dambulla Cave Temple, the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. The rock rises 160 meters above the surrounding area and houses over 80 caves. Among these caves, five contain fascinating statues and murals that depict the life of Gautama Buddha. The caves boast 153 Buddha statues, three Sri Lankan king statues, and statues of various gods and goddesses, including Vishnu and Ganesha. The stunning murals, covering an area of 2,100 square meters, add to the temple's grandeur. With the Dambulla Cave Temple exploration complete, it's time to head back to your hotel, where you started this incredible journey. The memories of your day spent exploring the historical wonders of Sigiriya Rock Fortress and the cultural richness of Dambulla Cave Temple will surely stay with you for a lifetime. After the Sigiriya & Dambulla adventure, you'll enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant before leave back to your hotel

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