Polonnaruwa and Minneriya Safari from Kandy

Polonnaruwa, or Pulasthi Nakaram as it was also called, was the second capital of the ancient Sri Lankan Kings; the first being Anuradhapura. It remained the most important city in the country for over two centuries; until the capital was moved to Dambadeniya in AD 1284. The many kings who ruled this old city contributed to its culture and religion with many constructions and temples; many of which remain today.

per adult from

$228

AUD

Duration

13 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off.
    • Transport in an air-conditioned vehicle.
    • Service of an English-speaking chauffeur guide.
    • 1 Jeep Safari in Minneriya National Park.
    • Lunch at a Local Restaurant.
    • 1-Liter Water Bottle Per Person.
    • Entrance Fees. (Polonnaruwa, Minneriya National Park).
    • Entry/Admission - Polonnaruwa Vatadage
    • Entry/Admission - Nissanka Latha Mandapaya
    • Entry/Admission - Minneriya National Park
    What's excluded :
    • Meals were not specified.
    • Entrance Fees were not specified.
    • Gratuities.
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Polonnaruwa Vatadage, Sacred City, Polonnaruwa Sri Lanka

    You will be starting your tour from your hotel in Kandy at 6:30 am. Your vehicle driven by a private chauffeur-guide will pick you up and drive you to your first destination - Polonnaruwa. You can have a packed breakfast along the way if you haven't had it yet. You will get there by 9:30 am.

    Polonnaruwa, or Pulasthi Nakaram as it was also called, was the second capital of the ancient Sri Lankan Kings; the first being Anuradhapura. It remained the most important city in the country for over two centuries; until the capital was moved to Dambadeniya in AD 1284. The many kings who ruled this old city contributed to its culture and religion with many constructions and temples; many of which remain today.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Nissanka Latha Mandapaya, Polonnaruwa Sri Lanka

    During your visit to the Ruined City, you will be able to 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. Your entire tour of the ruins will last till approximately 12:30 pm. You may also get to see the Archaeological Museum in Polonnaruwa if you have time. After this, you will go to a good restaurant where you can enjoy lunch.

    Duration: 30 minutes

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

    You will leave Polonnaruwa by approximately 1:45 pm and get to Minneriya National Park by approximately 2:30 pm for a lovely safari in the National Park. Minneriya is famous for its seasonal Elephant Gatherings; where hundreds of elephants gather together, socialize, feed and play. This is the only place in the world that such a phenomenon occurs. You may get to see this if you come during the right season. There are also many other types of fauna to watch out for during your three-hour-long evening safari at the National Park.

    Your safari will be completed by 5:30 pm; after which you will begin the drive back. The tour will conclude when you get back to your hotel in Kandy.

    Duration: 3 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your Hotel in Kandy
    Departure Time :
    6:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • 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
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

8

Organised by Kurumba DMC

Activity ID: V-227066P74

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