This private day trip is perfect for those staying in the Bentota, Kalutara, Beruwala, Induruwa or Ahungalle areas who would like to enjoy a safari at Yala National Park.
Morning Safari: • Early morning drive from your hotel to enter the park at around 6:45am • 3-hour Jeep safari at Yala National Park • Enjoy a short break at Patanangalla Beach or Manik River • Depart at 11:00am • Stop for Lunch at Thissa ( Foods Not Include in Price ) • Return to hotel through the tropical village • Drop off at your hotel at around 4:30pm Evening Safari: • Pickup from your hotel at 7:30am to depart for Yala • Stop for Lunch at Thissa ( Foods Not Include in Price ) • Arrive at 1:30pm for a 3-hour Jeep safari at Yala National Park • Enjoy a short break at Patanangalla Beach or Manik River • Depart at 4:45pm • Return to hotel through the tropical village • Drop off at your hotel at around 8:30pm About Yala National ParkYala combines a strict nature reserve with a national park. Divided into 5 blocks, the park has a protected area of nearly 130,000 hectares of land consisting of light forests, scrubs, grasslands, tanks and lagoons. Two blocks are currently opened to the public. Situated in Sri Lanka’s south-east hugging the panoramic Indian Ocean, Yala was designated a wildlife sanctuary in 1900 and was designated a national park in 1938. Ironically, the park was initially used as a hunting ground for the elite under British rule. Yala is home to 44 varieties of mammal and 215 bird species. Among its more famous residents are the world’s biggest concentration of leopards, majestic elephants, sloth bears, sambars, jackals, spotted dear, peacocks, and crocodiles. The best time to visit Yala is between February and July when the water levels of the park are quite low, bringing animals into the open.