Discover Sri Lanka's wild animals by enjoying this unforgettable safari around Minneriya National Park. You can't miss this must-see experience from Kandy!
Minneriya National Park Safari
We'll pick you up from your hotel in Kandy at 11 am. After a minibus journey lasting two hours and a half, we'll arrive at one of the most beautiful natural spaces in Sri Lanka: Minneriya National Park.
At the entrance, we'll get on a jeep to start the Minneriya photograph safari around the wetlands of the protected natural area. This area is of significant ecological value and contains a diverse range of species from crocodiles to monkeys and slow loris.
After a picnic stop, we'll continue the safari by admiring the famous Minneriya elephants. Did you know that these enormous mammals can reach up to five tonnes in weight? These animals tend to group up in small herds and are usually visible at different points around the national park.
The Minneriya elephants aren't the only captivating feature in the natural reserve. During the safari, we'll also try to spot the different species of Asian birds which fly over the area. The most eye-catching birds in the park include pelicans, herons and ibises which we'll witness sharing the park's lakes and waterholes with Ceylon buffalos. Although they have an intimidating appearance they're actually very peaceful animals!
To end the safari around Minneriya, we'll go back to the minibus and return to our hotels in Kandy arriving at 7:30 pm.
Departure from Dambulla
If you prefer, you can book the same activity departing from Dambulla.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.
This is a private tour organized for you and your partner, friends or family.
Up to 2 peopleUS$ 154
Up to 4 peopleUS$ 172
Up to 6 peopleUS$ 198
Up to 8 peopleUS$ 232
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.
Pick up and drop off at hotel.
Transport to Minneriya by car or minibus, depending on the size of the group.
Safari around Minneriya on a jeep.
English speaking driver.
A bottle of mineral water per person.
Private and exlusive tour, there will be no on else other that you and your partner, family or friends.
Ticket to Minneriya National Park (37 USD per person; approx. 34 euros).
When to book?
You can book up until 36 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Show the voucher on your phone to take part in the activity.
No, not suitable for people with reduced mobility or pushchairs/strollers.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
If you have any other questions please contact us.