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Discover Disney's Monkey Kingdom

Discover Disney's Monkey Kingdom

Duration:2.5 hours total
Languages:Offered in English

About your host

Wolfgang has directed monkey research in Sri Lanka for nearly 50 years, and has been instrumental in the production of over 30 documentary films, including the DisneyNature "Monkey Kingdom." He is a Research Professor, having authored many scientific publications, and is associated with the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute. He and his team study the behavior and ecology of four species…
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Wolfgang, Chameera And SunilR
Wolfgang, Chameera And SunilR
Wolfgang, Chameera And SunilR

About Association for the Conservation of Primate Diversity

At Polonnaruwa we operate the “Primate Center Lodge” known locally as the “Monkey Camp” or the Smithsonian Primate Research Station. This facility serves to accommodate guests and research personnel. We are the Association for the Conservation of Primate Diversity, under the umbrella of the Smithsonian Institution Primate Biology Program, based in Sri Lanka and the USA.
This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Association for the Conservation of Primate Diversity. .

What we’ll do

After a briefing on safety for you & our primates, we take you on a guided walk through our UNESCO listed research site where we will introduce you to the majestic Hanuman or the Grey langur, and a small troop of very active & gregarious Toque macaques. We'll follow them closely for a small part of their day while they venture out to feed & interact socially with other species, animals & sometimes…

What else you should know

After the monkey tour you are free to see the world famous archaeological ruins, and a cost of USD$25 payable to the Sri Lankan government is mandatory and not included in our monkey tour costs.

What to bring

Binoculars
Water or other drinks or electrolytes
Camera
Closed shoes
Insect and tick repellent
USD 25 per adult and half for children below 12 for the Entry ticket to the Polonnaruwa Archeology Grounds issued by the Government.
  • Responsible interactions

    All hosts must follow guidelines created with World Animal Protection.

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    Meet over 300 kinds of animals, from alpacas to zebras.

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Where you'll be

We'll meet you at the ticket counter of the Archeology Museum at 7am for the morning field session , begin the tour inside the archeology reserve after purchasing the entry tickets and walk through the ruins with monkeys. Afternoon session starts at our research station by the lake shore at 2pm starting by watch our documentary films and participate in a discussion of monkey lore. Afternoon field session starts at 3.45pm back at the Reserve.

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Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 4 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Not included: Please bring USD $25 per adult and half for children below 12 years old for the entry ticket to the Polonnaruwa Archeology Grounds issued by…

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After the monkey tour you are free to see the world famous archaeological ruins, and a cost of USD$25 payable to the Sri Lankan government is mandatory and not included in our monkey tour costs.
Wolfgang, Chameera And SunilR
Discover Disney's Monkey Kingdom
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9 reviews
From ₹4,753/person