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Day tour to Minneriya National Park,Sigiriya & Dambulla from Kandy
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Day tour to Minneriya National Park,Sigiriya & Dambulla from Kandy

By Aaliya Tours
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Ages 10-95
Duration: 12h
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  • Day tour as per itinerary
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Round-trip private transfer
What's not included
  • Entrance fees all activities and national park
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • National Park safari Jeep


Start:Traveler pickup offered.
    Pickup details
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Stroller accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • Infants must sit on laps
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 85402P52

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Dress code when you entered to the Cave temple and Matale Hindu temple, the nee should be coverd
      • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
      • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
      • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 85402P52

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      • Aaliya Tours
        577
        Kandy, Sri Lanka
        Joined in May 2018
      • diegomC7187HA
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Day tour experience
        Everything was brilliant, very nice tour, and brilliant experience with Irfan. The driving tour was safe and good. We stop at mango shop and it was the best mango of my life. We also stop at cinnamon plants etc. we love all the tour. I give Irfan 5 stars.THANK FOR AALIYA TOUR STAFF FOR EVERY THING
        Written July 14, 2024
      • waqasa969
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great driver and best experience
        We are couple from Pakistan. We booked them for a day for Dumbula and Sigiriya. The hike to the buddhist caves was great. Our driver Mr Ilham was super accommodating and nice. He knew all the best places to eat and drink. We followed his instructions and it went so well.
        Written July 12, 2024
      • lianne740
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing day
        Had an amazing time mr sharmin was amazing full of knowledge and really looked after us would deffo recommend booking with this tour company.
        Written July 9, 2024
      • 818satum
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Excellent day trip to ancient cities
        We had a great day trip with our driver Irfan to Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, and Dambulla. Irfan was not only an good driver but also a good guide. He was knowledgeable, courteous, and very accommodating to our needs. Throughout the journey, we made several extra stops that added to our experience. We were fortunate to see a variety which made the trip even more memorable. Irfan's recommendations for additional sights and his flexibility with our schedule were much appreciated. Overall, it was a great experience, and we highly recommend Irfan for anyone looking to explore this beautiful region.
        Written July 8, 2024
      • davecI3782QB
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing day, amazing driver!
        Irfan took us to all the sights on the itinerary and more. We stopped at scenic spots along the route to take in some of the amazing views and the unique animals that call this place home - including a cheeky mongoose, lots of varieties of monkey, a regal peacock and more! Irfan adapted the schedule to suit us, and was very flexible with timings, making this a truly unique and tailored tour. Full of interesting stories and facts about Sri Lankan culture and history, and with a really sharp eye for things to see along the way, he was absolutely brilliant as both driver and guide. We were treated to several stops to sample local food culture, including a wonderful fruit stall - 'fresh' doesn't do that one justice! A great day from start to finish, and we cannot thank Irfan enough. Simply ace. Highly recommended!
        Written July 8, 2024
      • 869speranzat
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great tour discovering Sri Lanka
        Amazing tour with Irfam! He took us through the amazing city of Polannaruwa and Sigiriya. He went the extra mile by showing us hidden spots (not in the tour). Truly, a great day!
        Written July 8, 2024
      • Craigdenton
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great tour, Ilham was a great guide.
        It was excellent. Ilham was really great, he was very knowledgeable and had great passionate character all round. My partner and I appreciated him showing some cool things we otherwise would have missed. As well as his English speaking was very good also, thank you again!
        Written June 29, 2024
      • 58samarab
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Excellent!!
        Irfan was amazing, really friendly, helpful and accommodating. The timing was excellent, we all had a lot of fun and loved seeing everything. Would recommend this tour! Thank you very much!
        Written June 27, 2024
      • rachelagars
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Must book!
        Tour was amazing! Everything is so spread out in Kandy so this private Tuk Tuk tour allows you to see all of the sites in half a day! Our guide Irfan was incredible, super friendly & knowledge & asked us where we would like to go. A must do while in Kandy!
        Written June 22, 2024
      • 150Matthew150
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great day to Sigiraya
        Ilham was a great guide and a good person to spend the day with. Prompt pick up and dropped us at a convenient location at the end of the day. Took us to a place for food on the way which was very useful as we were hungry, was useful during a medical issue we had.
        Written June 21, 2024
      • thomasgU8163ES
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great individual tour around Sigiriya with our guide Roshan
        I booked an individual planned tour at Aaliya tours. They confirmed my short-term request really fast within a few hours, despite I reached out to them only one day before. Our driver Roshan arrived on time with his climates and very clean car. He gave us many helpful tips during the tour to make our stops even more eventful. He spoke very good English, was friendly, polite, and interested in having a conversation with us!
        Written June 20, 2024
      • F1102NCmartinab
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing experience
        I had an amazing time on the daytour, saw lots of temples, beautiful nature, tasted local fruits and the best rice and curry in a local village. We visited Sigirya in the late afternoon, which was really worth it, the light was beautiful! My guide Irfan spoke perfect english and he told me a lot about the people and culture in Sri Lanka. Thanks a lot, Irfan, for a day I will never forget! 😀
        Written June 16, 2024
      • cetric
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Tuk tuk extravaganza
        We had an amazing time with Irfan. He arrived right on time to our resort to pick us and proceeded with the city tour. The tuk tuk is very clean and well maintained. Irfan is very calm and allowed us to set the pace for the tour. He also let us add sites that were not part of the original tour. Aaliya tuk tuk tour is the perfect way yo get an introduction to Kandy.
        Written June 14, 2024
      • 603yunal
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A fabulous trip to Dabulla/Sigiriya
        We really wanted to visit the Sigiriya lion rock and we are so glad that we had Irfan with us. Would highly recommend this day tour for anyone who wants to see more outside the big cities. Irfan made this a very memorable trip for us starting with the pick up at our accomodation and he was driving around Dambulla and Sigiriya and always checking on us ensuring that we have the most great time. Irfan is a very experienced, friendly local guide, and we were very fortunate to have him showing the Sri Lankan temples, food and nature!
        Written June 11, 2024
      • kristenwW7107UQ
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Day trip to Sigiriya and Dambulla
        Irfan was a great tour guide- I appreciated that he asked for feedback throughout the day, and would change the tour according to what we wanted. He was polite, knowledgeable, friendly and easy to understand. He even got us some surprise treats which was lovely. Our highlights were climbing sigiriya and also eating local fruit- I would highly recommend taking this tour :)
        Written June 11, 2024
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      Roberto
      London, UK37 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Oct 2023 • Solo
      I enjoyed this tour very much. The fortress of Sigiriya well deserves a visit. It’s must-see. We went to the Kaudulla Park instead of Minneriya because of reports that the elephants were in Kaudulla at this time of the year, and they were right. We were incredibly lucky because we saw at least 200 elephants near the lake in Kaudulla. The tour included an interesting visit to an Ayurvedic spice garden. For lunch, we stopped for curry at a really good place along the way.
      The fee to the park is expensive for foreigners, but my guide had not trouble find an ATM machine to withdrawal the cash needed.
      My guide was Mr. Irfan. He picked me up exactly at 7am as per program. He is very kind, attentive and mindful of any needs that the client may have.
      Written October 5, 2023
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      Dear Rob10065, I appreciate your positive feedback. It was a pleasure to guide you through this amazing tour. Sigiriya is a unique and impressive fortress that showcases the rich history and culture of Sri Lanka. You also had a rare opportunity to see the majestic elephants in their natural habitat. I hope you have a wonderful time in Sri Lanka and come back again soon. Best wishes, Zameek
      Written February 15, 2024
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      Karen M
      Warrington, UK18 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Our guide for the day was Adhil who picked us up prompt at 7am from the hotel. He spoke excellent English and was really helpful and knowledgable. He was a safe driver and took time to explain the history of each place to allow us the freedom to explore when we got there.
      We visited a herbal price plantation, sigiyra rock and dambulla caves as we thought fitting in the safari was going to be too much - right choice.
      We got back to the hotel at 7 pm after a very good day.
      Fully Recommend this tour but think carefully about fitting too much into one day as travelling between each site takes a lot of time, but worth it when you get to each.
      Written January 31, 2022
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      Dear Karen M, Warmest Greetings 💐 from Aaliya Tours!. Wow😍 that's gracious words. Thank you for your support and recommendation for our guide Mr. Adhil. As he is knowledgeable and talented human being. He is doing more than our client's expections. Thank you for choosing us as your travel partner🚘. Good bye👋 until we meet again in Paradise Srilanka. Come again to see more and more With love and respect, Zameek
      Written February 16, 2024
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      Stacey B
      La Caleta, Spain12 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dec 2021
      This trip was one of the top highlights of our whole trip and we made sure we covered a lot of Sri Lanka while we were there. our tour guide Azmy picked us up from our hotel in the hills of Kandy and took us on an amazing 12 hour adventure. We went to the Damulla caves and these were brilliant, Azmy was very insightful giving us lots of information about everything we were seeing. He gave us time to explore the caves on our own and we really felt like he added so much to our enjoyment of this part. We then drive to Sigiriya and climbed the amazing Sigiriya rock which was just breathtaking and something I was desperate to do as soon as I had booked the flights. From here we were taken to a lovely restaurant for a well deserved rest and some amazing Sri Lankan food. From here our Jeep picked us up and took us to the National Park where we saw in excess of 35 elephants as well as other animals. It was perfect. Azmy then drove us all the way back to Kandy. Although there was a lot of traffic Azmy was relaxed and used to the traffic of Sri Lanka, he got us home in the perfect time to get ready and go out to celebrate New Years eve. An amazing tour and a perfect tour guide. Thank you so much Azmy x
      Written January 10, 2022
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      Dear B5547OJstaceyb, Thank you for your kind words and positive feedback. We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful day exploring Dumballa, Sigiriya and Minnieriya with our tour guide, Mr. Azmy, and our driver. We are glad that you enjoyed the beauty and culture of these places, and that you felt included and welcomed by the locals and tourists. We are also happy that Sigiriya exceeded your expectations, and that you could appreciate the views at a quiet time. We appreciate your compliments for our tour guide and driver, who are both very professional and knowledgeable. They always strive to provide the best service and care for our guests, especially for families with children. We will pass on your praise to them, and we are sure they will be very pleased. Thank you for choosing our service, and we hope to see you again soon. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need any assistance with your future travel plans. Sincerely, Zameek
      Written February 16, 2024
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      Matus B
      Berlin, Germany13 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A great action packed day trip. All 3 places visited are a highlight on their own, and with this tour you can combine them all in one day without making it fee rushed. The communication and organization were perfect. Our guide Azmy was very nice, on time, and explained everything we needed or wanted to know. Excellent service.
      Written February 13, 2022
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      Dear Wander784390, Thank you for your kind words. We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful experience with Azmy , one of our best drivers. He is always punctual, courteous and attentive to the needs of our guests. We appreciate your recommendation and hope to see you again soon. Please let us know if you need any assistance with your future travel plans. We are here to help you make the most of your trips. Best wishes, Zameek
      Written February 16, 2024
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      Pina F
      10 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Aug 2023 • Friends
      I am still deeply touched by the service this private guide gave us on our trip! He was so dedicated to making us happy all day that it truly brought tears to my eyes. He was extremely attentive, extremely respectful, deeply helpful and offered much more than we would have expected. He was there for all the activities and explained everything with an impressive calmness and composure, so that we clearly exceeded our "time limit", but at no point did he convey that we should hurry (not even when the day was coming to an end). I will definitely book trips with this company again on my next trip, as long as Silmy is our guide! This empathetic man deserves a standing ovation for the way he is....
      Written August 27, 2023
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      Dear 318pinaf, Thank you for your kind words and for choosing Aaliya Tours for your Sri Lanka trip. We are delighted to hear that you had an amazing experience with our tour guide Mr.silmy and that you enjoyed the beauty, culture, and wildlife of our country. We appreciate your detailed feedback and your recommendation to other travelers. It was a pleasure to have you as our guest and we hope to see you again soon. Aaliya Tours is always ready to serve you with the best tours and services in Sri Lanka. Best wishes, Zameek
      Written February 15, 2024
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      traveller333
      Moscow, Russia1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Feb 2020
      We had a great travel with Azmy as our guide.
      We were picked up from the hotel in the morning, first we went to Dambulla with several stops at other temples, then drove to Sigiriya, after lunch went to the National Park and in the evening, a bit tired but very happy, went back to the hotel. Great thing about this places is that they are very different, so over the journey you don't get overwhelmed with only cultural aspect or only nature.
      Also our guide Azmy was great, he was very professional and friendly, told us a lot about the sights we saw and we had a very interesting conversation about Sri Lankas' culture, history and current life of the island.
      Overally - highly recommended.
      Written February 18, 2020
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      Dear guest , Thank you very much for you wonderful review about our service. Mr.Azmy is a very talented and young guy of our bench Aaliya’s team. He is always deliver his best service when we are giving opportunity to him. I wish that you will visit again Sri Lanka near future. We ready to deliver our services one again. Best regards, Zameek
      Written February 22, 2024
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      Shawn
      12 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sep 2023 • Solo
      Had a great day with Aaliya tours today visiting Dambulla, Sigiriyia and Minneriya National Park! If you’re short on days in Sri Lanka and want to tick off some of the main attractions, then this tour is it. You get flexibility of moving around without the hassle of thinking what transport to take and get to enjoy a personalised day. Big Thank You to Irfan who was my driver / guide today who ensured the day went smoothly, and that I got to each location safely. A professional service and great attitude was met when dealing with Irfan, he was prompt, accomodating and very informative throughout the entire day. A must do experience if ever in Sri Lanka.
      Written September 19, 2023
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      Dear E1628YGshawnc , Thank you for your kind words. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your trip to Sigiriya and Dambulla with Aaliya tours. Mr. Irfan is one of our best drivers and we are glad that he made your experience memorable. We appreciate your recommendation and hope to see you again soon. Beste regards, Zameek
      Written February 15, 2024
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      John D
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing day with a great driver. Irfan was attentive and looked after all our needs. It made the experience even better having him there.

      Pick up was on time (early) his driving was safe, knowledge of all of our locations was 1st class.
      Written April 3, 2024
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      Dear John, It's wonderful to hear that you had such a positive experience with your driver Irfan! Having a reliable and attentive driver can truly enhance any outing or trip. It's great to hear that he was punctual, safe, and knowledgeable about the locations you visited. Thank you for sharing your feedback, and I hope you have many more enjoyable experiences with excellent drivers in the future! Best wishes, Zameek
      Written April 5, 2024
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      A K
      Panama Province, Panama2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Feb 2024 • Friends
      This is great day trip if you're short on time in Kandy - we got to see so much north of the city and were very comfortable and secure in our air-conditioned car with tinted windows. Our driver Irfan made sure to ask us if there was anything more he could do to make us comfortable and gave us nice explanations for our questions. We really loved our late lunch of traditional Sri Lankan food and Irfan made a pit stop for sweet mangos which was very yummy. He also accompanied us to the Cave Temple and took nice photos of us.

      Again if you only have a day to see the sights outside of Kandy, would recommend this tour. If I had more vacation days, I could have spent a whole day or half day at each one of sites we visited.
      Written February 9, 2024
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      Dear ak, Warmest Greetings 🌹from Aaliya Tours! Thank you so much for taking your time to write this review for us and rating 5 stars. We appreciate your feedback a lot. I'm glad that you enjoyed Our guide Mr.Irfan's service. As he doing best to our clients.Happy to hear that you enjoyed traditional food, mangoes. Thank you so much for choosing AaliyaTours as your travel partner. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future in our paradise SriLanka🇱🇰. With Love and Respect, Zameek
      Written February 21, 2024
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      Ashl C
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Feb 2024 • Family
      I highly recommend this tour! Being able to see Dambulla, Sigiria and a safari all in one day was such a highlight. Our driver, Irfan’s enthusiasm and charismatic attitude made the perfect and most immersive day in Sri Lanka. We also really appreciated Irfan’s surprise stopover for us in a local village. This stopover, although not in the schedule included a lake boat ride and tasty lunch prepared by the locals. This was such an insightful and authentic experience. One we will never forget! The safari was our first and it definitely set the bar! Being able to see the elephants as close we were in their natural and wild habitat was awe-inspiring and beautiful. We definitely recommend this tour with our driver Irfan!
      Written February 11, 2024
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      Dear ashlc, Warmest Greetings from Aaliya (Travel Sri Lanka) Tours! We are delighted to hear about your experience and the time you spent in Sri Lanka, and we want to express our sincere gratitude for giving us an excellent review, we are glad that you had an amazing time with Mr.Irfan is an amazing Chauffeur guide and truly goes above and beyond to satisfy the needs of his clients and makes sure that you are having a wonderful time. Once again, we want to thank you for taking the time and writing us an excellent review. We are glad that you had wonderful and unforgettable memories with us, we warmly welcome you back to our paradise Island. Best regards, Zameek
      Written February 21, 2024
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