Minneriya Elephant Safari Wth Sigiriya & Dambulla Cave Temples Full Day Tour - Negombo

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 12 Hrs
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    07:00 AM Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Homestay units and AirBnB
    Bandaranayake Intl Airport, Colombo Sri Lanka
  • Return Details :
    Return to your original departure location
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Family friendly full day trip that let you experience Wild and Culture of Sri Lanka. All inclusive Minneriya national park elephant safari where you can see 100 to 300 herds of elephants roaming in their natural habitat. Climb Sigiriya Lion Rock fortress, UNESCO world heritage (built477 495 CE) by King Kashyapa and visitDambulla cave temples complex this also a Unesco world heritage site.
This tour is conducted by a professional veteran chauffeur guide so that you will truely experience this tour.

Know More about this tour

This family friendly tour departs from Negombo. You will be picked up from your hotel in the morning by 7 AM by your English speaking chauffeur guide. We will be visiting Sigiriya Lion Rock fortress in the morning before it gets too hot to climb the rock. After visiting Sigiriya before proceeding to Dambulla we stop for lunch. Lunch is at your own expenses.
After the lunch we proceed to visit Dambulla cave temples complex.
After visiting Dambulla cave temples complex we are heading to Minneriya national park to do our wild elephant safari. You will get a safari jeep and a professional safari guide. Entrance tickets to the national park, safari jeep and the guide all inclusive in the price.
Here you have the chance to see 100 to 300 wild elephants weighing from 2000 to 6000 Kgs and from 1 to 4 meteres in height.
After the Elephant Safari we will safely take you to your hotel.


Safari Jeep & Guide


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Private tour

Entry/Admission - Minneriya National Park


Entrance fees to Sigiriya & Dambulla

Food and drinks

Entry/Admission - Dambulla Cave Temple

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infants must sit on laps

Not wheelchair accessible

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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  • 30-Mar-2022

    A wonderful day spent with fantastic, knowledgeable and truly interesting guides - having a peaceful moment at Dambulla before the caves were busy - stopping in a roadside cafe for buffalo curd - standing atop Sigiriya rock telling one-liner jokes and riddles with Reginald (superb guide!) - seeing many birds, insects, reptiles, buffalo and elephants in Minneriya Park. There were too many moments to have as favourites for this review - I highly recommend this tour: an intense day (duration-wise) but definitely worth it especially if you are short of time in the area. I hope to meet the main guide, Godfrey, again when I return to Sri Lanka for more of his tours.

  • 06-Jan-2022

    Guys, believe me, if you want to have a good insight of Sri Lanka, this tour is just perfect. First, a visit to a Buddhist temple, an interesting experience for the persons who are not used to this religion. Then, Lion Rock - Sigiriya, I will attach some pictures in order to see why I say this is a MUST! (Advices: 1. Be aware of the monkeys, they are ready to "steal" anything, especially food. 2. Be prepared to walk and climb some stairs in order to get to the top of the rock). Then, the best experience for me: an insight of a local village, we went with a carriage, then a small boat (catamaran) on a lake and we met a local family. We cooked together, we had a 100% Sri Lankan lunch and back to the car with the Tuk-Tuk. Then, the elephant safari, a good image of the elefants in nature. Last, but not least, I would like to praise our guide, Harsha Perera. If you have the possibility, pick him to be your guide! Updated with many infos, good English, knows exactly where and when to go. Also, we are awarding him the title of "Driver of the day", he was really good in the haos on the road (full of cars, motos and Tuk-Tuks) :) As a conclusion: very, very good tour in order to see the real Sri Lanka and a highly recommended guide. Thank you for this very nice day, Harsha!

  • 02-Jan-2022

    Must do tour to Experience the incredible history and culture of Sri Lanka. Our driver, Kanishka, was incredibly knowledgeable and professional and made the most of the day. We appreciate that he did the drive to pick us up in one of the southern areas near Galle but still he drove from 4AM pick up until drop off at 9PM and was a gracious host and wanted to ensure we had an awesome experience. Highly recommended!

  • 03-Dec-2021

    Picked up at 7am by our guide Tharaka. Set off on our days adventure. We were based in Negombo so long distance to travel made it a very long day. However, with the help of the excellent Tharaka we had a great day. Highlights were conquering our fear of heights to get to the top of the fort at Sigiriya and the elephants. Magnificent to see close up but in natural environment. Well worth the trip. Highly recommended

  • 26-Nov-2021

    I spent two days with Diyuth and he did a fantastic job. He was very flexible, we ended making some changes to the trip, going on an elephant safari the last minute the first day. The second day in Kandy we put together a customized itinerary. He was prompt at meeting me at the hotel and knows the area really well. I appreciated his knowledge of the area and flexibility in putting together a nice tour both days. A really good tour guide and a nice guy too.

  • 20-Aug-2019

    Shimaz was awesome!! He adapted to everything we wanted to do and we had amazing experience and a lot of fun!!

  • 20-Aug-2019

    Went on the all day tour with Shimaz. He was an amazing tour guide and was happy with ouf frequently changing plans. Was a big day but we'll worth the early start and late finish. Amazing

  • 13-Sep-2018

    We had a fantastic time. A lot to pack in,but it's well worth it. Our driver was very knowledgeable and made sure we did everything we wanted. He even arranged for us to ride an elephant. Which was the highlight of the day.

  • 22-Jun-2018

    We booked a Minneriya Elephant Safari and Sigiriya tour from Colombo and our driver was Kumar. Kumar was an excellent guide - we found him to be very friendly, extremely knowledgeable and he was only too happy to help (he even catered to a change in our drop off location) and answer any questions. We also opted to pay extra (approx US$10) to view the Dambulla Rock Temple - this was well worth doing and was made even better by the information Kumar provided to us as we went around. Sirigiya was fantastic and the elephant safari was an incredible experience where both Kumar and the safari driver offered us a constant stream of information on the animals we could see (not just elephants but several types of birds) - this just added to the experience. Would highly recommend!

  • 12-Apr-2018

    Teimme kolme erillistä päiväreissua Colomboon, Sigiriyaan & elefanttisafarille sekä Galleen (+ teeplantaasille ja kilpikonnahoitolaan), ja voimme suositella Sri Lanka By Caria. Elefanttisafari vaihtui lennossa Minneriyasta Kaudullaan, kun kuljettajamme sai matkalla tiedon, että norsuja on enemmän Kaudullassa – ja näimmekin niitä siellä paljon! Matkat hoituivat turvallisesti ja nykyaikaisesti ilmastoidulla hybridiautolla kohtuulliseen hintaan. Kannattaa kuitenkin varautua autossa istumiseen sillä matkantekoon Sri Lankalla menee aikaa hitaan liikenteen vuoksi. Meillä oli hyvät kuljettajat jokaisena päivänä ja heiltä saimme kuulla myös monia mielenkiintoisia tarinoita Sri Lankasta ja sen ihmisistä. Hieno asia on myös se, että päivän ”ohjelma” on hyvin joustava eli jos vastaan tulee jotain mielenkiintoista, niin sitä mennään sitten katsomaan ja jatketaan vasta sitten seuraavaan paikkaan: asiakkaan ehdoilla mennään eikä kiirettä ole. Terveiset ja kiitokset Godfreylle & Pathumille!

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