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Sigirya and Minneriya from Colombo (2 Days)

Sigirya and Minneriya from Colombo (2 Days)

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Sigirya and Minneriya from Colombo is a short, single night, 2-day tour in beautiful Sri Lanka. Visit the Sigiriya Rock Fortress; a UNESCO World Heritage site deemed the eighth wonder of the world, and walk with the gentle giants of Sri Lanka in Pinnawala. Embark on a wildlife safari in the Minneriya National Park and explore the urban capital of Sri Lanka, Colombo and experience life in the commercial city. A tour of immense charm.

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Day 1 in Sigiriya

During your time in Sigiriya, you will be experiencing the history and magnificence that once ruled Sri Lanka. The Golden Cave Temple which is in Dambulla is the largest and best preserved cave temples in Sri Lanka while you will be provided with the opportunity to visit and marvel the beauty of the wall paintings and statues of Lord Buddha. Then we head over to the Minneriya National Park where the dry season brings over onehundred elephantsto quench their thirst from the Minneriya tank. Other wildlife including amphibians, rare and endangered species can also be spotted. Night will be spent in a hotel in Sigiriya.

Golden Cave Temple Dambulla

Enter the historic caves of the Golden Temple of Dambulla, dating back to the 1st century BC. View the ancient murals depicting the life story of Lord Gautama Buddha. Look at the hundreds of figurines of Buddha and other deities scattered throughout the five main caves. Visit the Cave of the Divine King, Cave of the Great King and the Great New Monastery. See the giant golden Buddha Statue just a little distance outside the cave complex.

Minneriya National Park

This safari takes you on a ride through the Minneriya National Park. Enjoy the sight of over 150 elephants congregating in one place during the famous Great Elephant Gathering, which happens in the dry season between May to October. In addition to elephants, get a chance to also see many mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians in the scrublands, forests and other areas.

Day 2 En Route to Colombo

En route to Colombo, you will be visiting the Sigiriya Rock Fortress which has played an important part in the history of Sri Lanka.
The ruins of a palace lies on top of the mountain while there are well maintained terraced gardens and paintings that will leave you speechless. Next would be a village tour in Sigiriya where you spend some time with the locals, experience some local home cooked food, walk through the paddy fields  and also enjoy a catamaran ride on the calm waters of a local lake. You will return back to Colombo upon completion of the tour. 

Sigiriya Lion Rock Fortress

Sigiriya, where the King Kasyapa ruled. Walk through the entrance framed by the paws of a lion that is quite appropriate for its name, ' the Lion Rock'. View the beautiful unfading murals that brought Sigiriya its fame. Climb the steep staircase to see the terraced gardens and still-working cisterns. Walk through the tunnels leading to the palace as you get a feel for times long past.

Sigiriya Village Tour

Get a chance to go on an oxen cart ride and experience the world from the view of a village farmer. Have a relaxing catamaran safari through a calm lake. Walk through the golden fields ripe with their harvest of paddy. Watch an enjoyable traditional cooking demonstration that teaches you the basics of Sri Lankan cuisine. Delight your taste buds with a home cooked lunch; made over a wood-fire and served on fragrant lotus leaves placed over woven trays.

Return to Colombo & drop at Colombo

End of Tour

Includes:

  • Transport in a Private Vehicle, Fuel, Parking & Highway tolls.
  • Service of English-Speaking Chauffeur Guide.
  • All prevailing taxes and service charges.
  • 2 x 500ml Water Bottles per Person per Day.

Excludes:

  • Hotel Accommodation and Meals.
  • Entrance fees to the respective sites.
  • Chauffeur Guide's Accommodation.
  • Expenses of personal nature.
  • Visa and Related Expenses.
  • Tips & Portages.

Complimentary:

  • 1 x 1 Litre water bottle per person per day.
  • 1 x Local SIM card per room.

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