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sigiriya and minneriya in one day?

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sigiriya and minneriya in one day?

Hello,

We are currently in Dambulla and are wondering is it possible to do sigiriya and minneriya in one day by public transport? I was thinking of doing sigiriya early in the morning and then take an afternoon tour in minneriya.

Thanks for you replies,

Ivana

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1. Re: sigiriya and minneriya in one day?

That should be possible. Safaris are 6-9 am and it's recommended to climb Sigiriya after 3 pm.

Hans

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2. Re: sigiriya and minneriya in one day?

Hi Ivana,

Yes. As the Minneriya/Kaudulla/Hurulu safari ends 6 PM it can be a bit challenging to get a bus back to Dambulla then but after a longer wait, and maybe standing place only in the bus, it should work,

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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3. Re: sigiriya and minneriya in one day?

And the other way around?

Thanks

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4. Re: sigiriya and minneriya in one day?

Sorry, Eric, didn't see your message. I guess we could use tuktuk in case we miss the last bus. How much should we expect to be charged in that case?

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5. Re: sigiriya and minneriya in one day?

Hi again,

About 20 km along the A6 should be around Rs 500-750

Have fun,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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6. Re: sigiriya and minneriya in one day?

Eric, thank you so much for your help. I would really appreciate if you could answer few more questions:

1. We must go to habarana to go to minneriya. We can't do it from sigiriya, right?

2. If that's so, we would have to go sigiriya-dambulla-habarana cause there are no buses from sigiriya to habarana?

if you have any other useful info regarding this itinerary, I would be thankful if you share it.

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7. Re: sigiriya and minneriya in one day?

Hi there,

1] Yes the entrance is on the edge of town. Note that jeep drivers on the day will decide with you which of the 3 parks mentioned above is 'hot' due to the elephant herd having been spotted there.

2] Well you can transfer at the junction between the A6 and Sigiriya road, don't need to go all the way to Dambulla town.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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8. Re: sigiriya and minneriya in one day?

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