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Monkey Kingdom Expedition - Human Family meets a Monkey Family

AVAILABILITY: Throughout the year

TOUR OPTIONS: Early Morning - 6.30am

The Monkey Kingdom Expedition off Polonnaruwa is a fascinating activity for those who love observing animal species in their beautiful natural environment. This expedition will give you the opportunity to get up close and personal with large communities of monkeys. You will be able to observe a variety of social behaviors, including: maternal care, playtime, competition for food, grooming, a rich repertoire of facial gestures, body postures and vocal signals of these very interesting primates.

Our experienced nature guides will walk you through the different social organizations and ecological strategies in monkey communities. You will witness first hand how monkeys are different as individuals, while observing the similarities they share with humans.

The Monkey Kingdom Expedition is perfect for those who want to get close to a monkey community and learn about their family relationships, friendships and habits. This expedition follows all the rules of wildlife conservation in Sri Lanka and gives you the opportunity to positively contribute to primate conservation.


  • Lightly coloured clothing & shoes
  • Sunglasses & a hat (strap it down so the monkeys can’t pick it)
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun protection lotions & Lip balm
  • Good camera, spare batteries, extra memory cards, cables and chargers