From Dambulla: Private Polonnaruwa and Minneriya Day Tour

From Dambulla: Private Polonnaruwa and Minneriya Day Tour

From US$ 163 per person

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

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
COVID-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Private group
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 9 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup is available from hotels 5-kilometers within the Dambulla area.

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
  • Food or drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
COVID-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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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
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Product ID: 256822