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Safari Tour at Minneriya National Park
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Safari Tour at Minneriya National Park

By Mahaweli Tours & Holidays
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This park is located close to the world heritage Sigiriya Rock Fortress and Dambulla Cave Temple. You time will be perfectly managed when all three places are covered within one day. Bunches of Elephants can be seen in their natural behavior and visitors will be amazed to see hundreds in bunch. You will be transferred by a off-road/ 4WD jeep which is specially designed for outdoor activities like this. Out chauffeurs speak good English and equipped with good local knowledge. You will not regret about the decision after completing the tour. There are two National Parks located within close proximity. They are Minneriya & Kaudaulla National Park. Normally the Elephants are switching between two parks during the different months of the year depending on the rain situation and the level of the water of the lakes inside the parks. We will advise the guests about the best location to witness the Elephants on the particular time period and proceed to the relevant park with guest's approval.
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Ages 1-100
Duration: 5h
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  • Private transportation
  • Bottled water
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Good Value for Money. Good stay closer to the nature.
  • Entry/Admission - Minneriya National Park


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We will pick-you from the hotel you stay. Please let us know the name of the hotel.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.

  • 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: 51560P32

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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.

How much is Safari Tour at Minneriya National Park?
Safari Tour at Minneriya National Park price starts from $64.00. Discover and book Safari Tour at Minneriya National Park on Tripadvisor
What is the Safari Tour at Minneriya National Park cancellation policy?
Safari Tour at Minneriya National Park cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Safari Tour at Minneriya National Park on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Safari Tour at Minneriya National Park?
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How much time do I need for Safari Tour at Minneriya National Park?
On average, this experience will take approximately 5h. Discover and book Safari Tour at Minneriya National Park on Tripadvisor

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: 51560P32

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Ash M
33 contributions
Jan 2020
We Cannot praise Mahawelli Tours enough. We have just come home form 14 days touring Sri Lanka and thanks to Mahawelli we have had the most memorable experience. From my first communication with Prasad, we were guided and advised on things do and see. We faced delays with the start of our holiday due to flight delays, which meant we missed our train to Kandy. Prasad quickly arranged transport for us, which waited 4 hours for us to arrive. On day 1 we met Gamlath, he was our guide for our first week in central province. He was amazing, he listened to our needs, explained everything to us on our excursions clearly and made our hole experience more memorable. The vehicle was very comfortable and the right size for us and all our luggage, including the oversized surfing equipment. The highlight for our stay was definitely Minneriya, seeing the amazing elephants including babies! We also visited Sigiriya and Dambulla, the Veddah people and a fabulous day in and around Kandy doing the sights, all fabulous. We changed our travel plans in the end of our holiday because of the professional service we had received, booking our onward transport to Hikkiduwa with Mahiwelli and then our final airport transport. The roads and driving in Sri Lanka are crazy, it is most certainly an experience, we felt totally safe with Gamleth at all times. A massive thank you to Prasad and Gamlath for making our holiday amazing!
Written January 13, 2020
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khulood-asmil
Dear Madam, Thank you very much for selecting Mahaweli as your travel partner and happy to see that you have met the expectations well. Always we enjoyed communications with you and happy that we could end up with a great tour plan. We will pass the message to Gamlath as well. So he will be very happy to hear :) Thank you.
Written January 13, 2020
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DragosMoldovan
Dubai, United Arab Emirates38 contributions
Jul 2023 • Friends
They will pick you up from the parking with a jeep and drive 15 min to the lake where the elephant herds are coming. It was a very pleasant experience.
Written July 10, 2023
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harshanalk
Dear sir, Greetings from Sri Lanka. Thank you so much for spending your valuable time to share your amazing review with us.It's very valuable to us :) Hope you enjoyed your safari tour at Minneriya National Park in Srilanka.It was a pleasure to serve you and looking forward to meet you again.We always want to keep our customers happy. Stay blessed :)
Written July 10, 2023
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Lincoln Shahid
Dhaka City, Bangladesh281 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
It was a great experience at the national park. Weather was a bit rainy. Roads were muddy. But at last we could see many elephants in herds. We had also seen birds, peacock, eagles and even few jackles.
Written December 23, 2019
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khulood-asmil
Dear Sir, Thank you very much choosing us as your travel partner during your holiday in Sri Lanka. We are delighted to see that you have enjoyed the time with us. Please do visit Sri Lanka again. We will be awaiting to offer you the best service possible. Thanking you.
Written December 30, 2019
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Product Overview: Safari Tour at Minneriya National Park

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$64

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Duration

300 minutes