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  1. Sri Lanka
  2. Anuradhapura
  3. Minneriya National Park

Minneriya National Park Afternoon Safari

Product ID: 207024
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Travel to Minneriya National Park to witness a large gathering of Asian elephants. Also spot a variety of rare species of birds, amphibians and reptiles, some of which are endemic to the region.
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation

Pick-up included

Pickup from centrally located hotels in Polonnaruwa and Giritale.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Watch elephants drink, play and snack on the green grasses, from close range
  • See rare species of animals, birds, reptiles, and butterflies, some of which are endemic to the area
  • Be collected and returned to centrally located Polonnaruwa and Giritale hotels
Full description
Begin with an afternoon pickup from your hotel or residence and make your way to Minneriya National Park to begin the safari. 

Minneriya National Park comprises about 21,000 acres (8,889 hectares), and contains a vast abundance of wildlife species. Take the opportunity to observe the large herds of magnificent Sri Lankan elephants in their natural habitat at close range. Also, be on the lookout for two rare species of monkey endemic to Sri Lanka, namely the Purple-faced Langur Monkey and the Toque Macaque. Other rare and endangered species such as Sri Lankan leopard and Sri Lankan sloth bear inhabit the park, as well as saltwater crocodiles and Indian pythons, which you may be lucky enough to spot!

After a 3-hour safari spotting these various rare animals, your transport will return you to your accomodation.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Refreshments and water bottles during the safari
  • All park entry fees
  • Safari jeep rental
  • All government taxes
What’s Not Included
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• Roundtrip transportation is available from most centrally located Polonnaruwa and Giritale hotels
• Please arrange pickup from your hotel when you confirm your reservation. The pickup time will be changed according to the pickup location
• This activity is wheelchair accessible provided you have a collapsible wheelchair
• Please wear comfortable clothing