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Minneriya Elephants

Cultural Triangle Extension 4 days

About the Challenge

Sri Lanka has an impressive number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites for a small island, and many of them can be found in the Cultural Triangle, a treasure trove of historical wonders which are not to be missed!

This north-central region was the home of ancient Sinhalese royalty, which has left a golden legacy of ancient monuments, royal cities and Buddhist temples. Our route starts in Kandy, the southernmost point of the triangle, and takes in two more of Sri Lanka’s historic capitals – vast, sacred Anuradhapura to the north, and well-preserved medieval Polonnaruwa to the east. In addition, we visit the incredible Dambulla cave temples, and, for some memorable wildlife-spotting, Minneriya National Park – famous for its population of wild elephants.

Sri Lanka’s colourful culture is one of the undisputed highlights of any trip here; this is the perfect opportunity to make the most of your time, and discover the unforgettable sights of its Cultural Triangle. We base ourselves in a great, centrally-located hotel, adding a more relaxed vibe after the challenges of your main trip.

Min 2 pax

Single supplement: £200


Dates & Prices


Dates & Prices

Single supplement: £200

Extension requires a minimum of 2 people to operate at the above price


What's included?

  • Hotel accommodation on twin-share basis (3* Oak Ray Elephant Lake or equivalent)
  • Meals as indicated in itinerary; expect them to be fairly local in style
  • Entrance fees to monuments/sites visited in itinerary
  • Jeep Safari in Minneriya National Park
  • All transportation in private vehicle (including group airport transfer)
  • Local English-speaking driver/guide

NB: If usual accommodation is unavailable a similar alternative may be offered


What's not included?

  • Meals as noted in itinerary
  • Any entrance fees to optional sites or activities
  • Any personal spending, extra drinks, snacks or souvenirs

Detailed Information

  • Your safety, and that of the rest of the group, is our highest priority. Our trips are designed and planned with safety in mind. Your crew will be equipped with communication devices (eg phones, radios and/or emergency satellite phones), medical kit and other safety apparatus appropriate to the destination. Our leaders always have access to our 24-hour emergency UK back-up. They are responsible for safety on the trip, and will make any changes to the itinerary they deem necessary, should local conditions dictate. Pre-trip administration - such as medical questionnaires and travel insurance as appropriate - is all done with your safety in mind.

Preparing for the Challenge

  • We plan our trips around the optimal weather conditions, but could still be exposed to bad weather at any time. It is vital you are prepared for all conditions. We provide you with a detailed packing kit-list on registration, with plenty of information, and we are always available if you need advice.