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Minneriya National Park Safari Tour provided by Helanka Vacations

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Minneriya National Park Safari Tour

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Overview
The Minneriya National Park is probably the most easily accessed national park from the cultural triangle. The largest seasonally recurring concentration of wild elephants takes place at Minneriya (and Kaudulla) National Park. Over 300 elephants may gather on the seasonally drying lake bed in Minneriya National Park. Although elephants are its main attraction, Minneriya hosts more than 160 species of birds, a few of which are endemic to Sri Lanka, such as the Sri Lanka Hanging Parrot, the Sri Lanka Jungle Fowl, and the Sri Lanka Grey Hornbill. Large mammals, including, sloth bears, Sambar deer, and axis deer, as well as smaller mammals such as the Purple-Faced Langur, Toque Macaque, and the Grey Slender Loris make the Minneriya National Park their home.
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    Minneriya National Park
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    About 90 square kilometers in size, the Minneriya National Park is home to one of the world's greatest wildlife sights - the Elephant Gathering. The Park features King Mahasen's Minneriya Reservoir, built about 1,700 years ago to provide for the area during the dry season. The park is also home to other species like wild buffalo, deer, the purple faced leaf monkey and lovely endemic bird life. However, the pachyderm parade always steals the spotlight. The Elephant Gathering has been established as the world's largest gathering of Asian elephants, with reports going up to 700 a day. CNN calls it the world's biggest pool party. The park provides ample feeding ground for the elephants, with enough space and shelter for them to carry out all sorts of elephantine activities. During the dry season, it's a great time to watch them feed, bathe, socialize and mate in abandoned glee. Watching the elephant clans greet their distant relatives, make new friends, and care for each other is a beautiful experience, for hardcore nature enthusiasts and families with children alike.
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Duration
10h
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • Lunch
  • 1 liter per person
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Jeep safari
  • Entry/Admission - Minneriya National Park
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Restroom on board
  • WiFi on board
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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  • Duration: 10h
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