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Wildlife & World Heritage Tour from Galle (2 Days)

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    Day 1: Galle > Dambulla > Minneriya > Sigiriya

    Stop At: Dambulla Cave Temple, Jaffna Hwy, Habarana 50150 Sri Lanka
    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.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Minneriya National Park, Maradankadawala-Habarana-Thirukkondaiadimadu Highway, 50150 Sri Lanka
    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.
    Duration: 3 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: Sigiriya > Galle

    Stop At: Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress, Sigiriya 21120 Sri Lanka
    Climb the 5th century AD 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.

    Thereafter visit a local village in Sigiriya and get an authentic experience of Sri Lankan village life. (Travel Time – 20 to 30 mins)

    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. Enjoy the life of a Sri Lankan villager, just this day.
    Duration: 3 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your hotel in Galle.
    Departure Time
    6:00 AM
    Duration
    2 days
    Inclusions
    • Transport in a private air-conditioned vehicle.
    • Service of an English-Speaking Chauffeur Guide throughout the tour.
    • Safari jeep for the 3-hour safari in Minneriya National Park.
    • 1-Village tour experience in Sigiriya.
    Exclusions
    • Accomadation for the overnight stay.
    • Food and beverages.
    • Entrance fees to visiting sites. (Sigiriya Rock, Dambulla Temple, Minneriya National Park)
    • Any expenses of personal nature.
    • Gratuities.
    • Entry/Admission - Dambulla Cave Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Minneriya National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Comfortable clothes and hats recommended.
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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    By: Lakpura LLC (Galle)
    6 reviews
    Megan-Cheltenham
    Cheltenham, United Kingdom
    2112
    Another great safari
    It was poring with rain when we entered the park and didn’t really expect to see much wildlife, but fortunately
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    mawdsleyp
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    91
    Amazing day
    Amazing day at the park watching the many elephants in their natural habitat. Was amazed at the amount we saw. The
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    olinadek
    London, United Kingdom
    169
    Very informative tour
    We were just visiting Galle for a single day so wanted to take a tour where we could learn a lot about the fort
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    sjeeps
    Harrogate, United Kingdom
    71
    Amazing elephants
    We booked this tour from Tangalle, the pick up and drop off from our hotel was great and the 3 hour tour around
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    Warren C
    Sheffield, United Kingdom
    6737
    A great experience
    We decided to book this catamaran in preference to the boats going out whale watching holding about 50 people. I
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    travellingabroad91
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    45
    Excellent Tour for Historical Information
    We were a group of 5 adults and we really enjoyed this tour. It is a medium walking tour so for those who suffer
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