This tour covers Dambulla cave temples, Sigiriya Lion Rock & a safari in Minneriya National Park. Dambulla cave temples are located in Dambulla town, Matale district, Central province of Sri Lanka. It is considered as the largest and best preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. Though there are about 80 caves in the surrounding area, only five caves are considered as major attractions. There are a total of 153 Buddha statues, three statues of Sri Lankan kings and four statues of gods and goddesses. These caves have been made in the age of Anuradhapura (1st century BC to 993 AD) & Polonnaruwa (1073 to 1250).
Then you will visit Sigiriya Lion Rock. Sigiriya is one of Sri Lanka’s most priceless historical sites. Locals refer to this ancient palace and fortress complex as the “Eighth Wonder of the World,” and hundreds of visitors visit it each year because of its tremendous archaeological significance. It is most likely the top tourist destination in Sri Lanka.
Minneriya National Park is a renowned wildlife sanctuary located in Sri Lanka’s North Central Province. Spanning approximately 8,889 hectares, the park is famous for its spectacular elephant gatherings, known as “The Gathering.” This annual event occurs during the dry season, from June to September, when hundreds of elephants congregate near the Minneriya Tank. The Afternoon Safari in Minneriya National Park, from 3 pm to 6 pm, offers an exciting wildlife experience during the later hours of the day. Led by experienced guides, you’ll embark on a jeep safari through the park’s stunning landscapes. The afternoon light casts a beautiful golden hue, creating a magical ambiance for wildlife sightings and photography. You’ll have the opportunity to spot elephants, deer, crocodiles, and a variety of bird species. The Afternoon Safari in Minneriya National Park promises unforgettable encounters with wildlife and a chance to witness the park’s natural wonders.