Minneriya National Park Private Jeep Safari

12 hr

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Day Trip

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Minneriya Jeep Safari is one of the most popular activities among travelers who visit Sri Lanka. The safari can be customized in your choice both morning and evening hours. Depart from your Negombo hotel and make your way to the national park. Travel with a game drive in a jeep and admire the native elephants that live there. As you at Safari, try to catch sight of deer, wild buffalo, monkeys, porcupines, and assorted birds...
Minneriya Jeep Safari is one of the most popular activities among travelers who visit Sri Lanka. The safari can be customized in your choice both morning and evening hours. Depart from your Negombo hotel and make your way to the national park. Travel with a game drive in a jeep and admire the native elephants that live there. As you at Safari, try to catch sight of deer, wild buffalo, monkeys, porcupines, and assorted birds. The core of this National park is in an uninhabited area of the country’s most diverse natural systems, with intermediate forests, Bamboo stands, patanas and platoes. The tank within the park supports a variety of waterfowl while being of immense socioeconomic value. Ending of this 3 hours wonderful wild life tour we will back to your Hotel in Negombo!
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Stop At: Minneriya National park, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka

Situated at the center of the Cultural Triangle, Minneriya is a good alternative to the busier parks in the south and it is easy to weave in jeep drive here between visiting the ancient sites in this area. The dry season, from June to September, is the best time to visit the 8,890 hectare park, when the ancient tank that dominates the area dries out and the grasses and shoots push through – during this time it is possible to see herds of up to 150 elephants feeding and washing, as well as toque macaques, sambar deer and leopards, as well as many different species of bird including flocks of cormorants and painted storks. When the large numbers of elephants come together it is an astonishing sight and is a recognized wildlife event...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Minneriya National park, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka

Situated at the center of the Cultural Triangle, Minneriya is a good alternative to the busier parks in the south and it is easy to weave in jeep drive here between visiting the ancient sites in this area. The dry season, from June to September, is the best time to visit the 8,890 hectare park, when the ancient tank that dominates the area dries out and the grasses and shoots push through – during this time it is possible to see herds of up to 150 elephants feeding and washing, as well as toque macaques, sambar deer and leopards, as well as many different species of bird including flocks of cormorants and painted storks. When the large numbers of elephants come together it is an astonishing sight and is a recognized wildlife event known as ‘The Elephant Gathering’, the largest assemblage of Asian elephants in the world.

Minneriya mainly consists of tropical dryzone evergreen forest, abandoned chena lands, grasslands and wetlands which are home to a variety of shrubs. 24 species of mammals have been recorded here, including leopards, sloth bear, spotted and sambar deer, wild buffalo, wild boar, three species of mongoose, porcupine, Indian pangolin, grey langers and purple-faced leaf monkey. There is also a large population of elephants in the park, which sometimes converge in great numbers (up to 300) around Minneriya Tank. Nine species of amphibians have been seen in the park, among them the native red-lipped lizard, water and land monitor lizards and mugger crocodiles.

Due to its many different types of vegetation and habitat, the park is also home to over 170 species of birds, including: migrant waders such as wood and common sandpiper and Kentish plover; forest birds like the Malabar-pied hornbill, Rufus woodpecker and the globally-endangered lesser adjutant, and endemic species including Sri Lanka grey hornbill, Sri Lanka green pigeon, brown-capped babbler and Sri Lanka jungle fowl. The orange-breasted green pigeon, emerald dove and green imperial pigeon can also be seen, as well as a host of other migrating forest birds.

Duration: 3 hours

Important Details

Included
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Entry/Admission - Minneriya National park
  • Private transportation
  • Bottle Water 1l per person per day
  • Safari Jeep
  • Lunch
  • Entrances fees
Not Included
  • WiFi on board
  • Restroom on board
  • Gratuities
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up travels from any Hotel in Negombo

Airports

  • Bandaranayake Intl Airport, Colombo Sri Lanka


4:30 AM
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • 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
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.