From Kandy: Sigiriya Rock, Village Tour and Minneriya Park
- Private group
- Transportation included
- Duration: 14 hours
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Great park to get away from crowds and the roads are a dream after the west side of the island. For the first couple of hours we saw deer, buffalo, monitor lizard and great birds. It was a beautiful drive. When we saw the elephants it made it super special. The first two were at a distance , the next two right up close - really close! Then we came across a herd of mothers and babies feeding. It was magical. Very uncommercial if that’s a word. Guides are very keen to please but have limited English . A great trip
The driver and guide were very friendly and wanted to showcase the best of the local produce of local areas on the way to Dambulla and Sigiriya. Sigiriya was particularly impressive - it actually surpassed my expectations. Both breakfast and lunch restaurants they took us to were delicious!
Both sites are fantastic. I was with one other solo traveler, she was expecting guided tours of both sites and was disappointed, so it's important to have the right expectation. Guides are available at the sites, but not included.
CJ was a fantastic, knowledgeable guide who patiently answered all my questions. He went out of his way to ensure my comfort and convienience. The trek up to the top was absolutely worth it! One of my highlights in Sri Lanka.
The Rock was amazing but require enormous strength to climb up. The village was unique, able taste the local cuisine. The downside was 4 hours+ drive from colombo to sirigiya, so you spent 8 hours for transit.