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Wildlife and World Heritage Tour from Galle (2 Days)

Wildlife and World Heritage Tour from Galle (2 Days)

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(SKU: LK10210000) Wildlife & World Heritage is a short, single night, 2-day tour into the heart of Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle. Visit two UNESCO World Heritage sites beginning from the historical Dambulla Golden Cave Temple complex that once served as both an ancient kingdom as well as monastery for Buddhist monks and pilgrims. Climb the Sigiriya ‘Lion Rock’ Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This ancient fortification of stone was home to King Kasyapa during the 5th Century AD. It is considered one of Sri Lanka’s prime examples of ancient culture and heritage. Experience village life in Sigiriya and go on a Wildlife Safari in Minneriya National Park.

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1 Day in Sigiriya

Your first day in Sigiriya, you will be visiting a few important sites which marks great importance in Sri Lankan history. The Golden Cave Temple consists of a number of caves filled with murals and divine figurines while the giant Golden Buddha statue can be seen from a distance. Next is a safari ride through the magnificent Minneriya National Park which you can experience the Great Elephant Gathering during the dry season. There are many mammals and wildlife who come to quench their thirst by the Minneriya Tank.

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

The following day en route to Colombo, you can stop over at the Sigiriya Rock Fortress which has edifice of a palace atop the stony mountain. With beautiful wall painting of maidens half way through the climb, you will be amazed by the ruins of a once royal kingdom in ancient Sri Lanka. Next in store is a village tour in rural Sigiriya where you can ride on an oxen cart, enjoy a catamaran safari, walk through paddy fields, and experience a cookery demonstration and finally enjoy a home cooked village lunch served stop lotus leaves. You will then return to Colombo to end your 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


  • 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.


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


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