Polonnaruwa Ancient Kingdom and Wild Elephant Safari from Habarana
(LK60321500) This tour takes you to Polonnaruwa and Minneriya, on a remarkable archaeological and nature-filled journey. Wonder at the ancient structures of the kings. Be mesmerized by the old religious temples of an era long past. Go on an exciting half-day safari in Minneriya National Park. This is a tour for all ages.
- Hotel pickup and drop-off from your hotel in Habarana.
- Transport in an air-conditioned vehicle.
- Service of an English-speaking chauffeur guide.
- Safari Jeep for the safari in Minneriya national park.
- 2 x 500 ml water bottles per person.
- Entrance tickets to the visiting site.
- Food or Drinks.
- Gratuities (Optional).
- Expenses of Personal Nature.
What to Expect
Polonnaruwa Sri Lanka:
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 of 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: 2 hour
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.
Minneriya National Park, Maradankadawala-Habarana-Thirukkondaiadimadu Highway, 50150 Sri Lanka:
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 or at least a few elephants during the other times. There are also many other types of fauna to watch out for during your three-hour-long evening safari at the National Park.
Duration: 3 hour
- Comfortable walking shoes recommended for this tour.