Ride a safari Jeep around Yala National Park, the second largest wildlife park in Sri Lanka in search of leopards, elephants, bear, crocodile and many other creatures. Arrive before the crowds for better wildlife viewing at the park, with early morning pickup from your hotel. Your return trip includes a lunch stop and optional visit to many attractions.
- Trip Outline
Sri Lanka Tour With Yala Safari And Galle (Private Tour)
This is a 2 days Sri Lanka allowing you to explore southern Sri Lanka with a twist of Sri Lankan beaches and wildlife of Yala national park. This is a very popular activity among those travellers who can dedicate only limited time for sightseeing during their holiday.
Ride a safari Jeep around Yala National Park, the second largest wildlife park in Sri Lanka. Same times Yala is the best national park in the world to spot leopards. A professional guide shares knowledge of the animals that call this wildlife kingdom home, including roaming elephants and more leopards per area than anywhere else on the planet! Arrive before the crowds for better wildlife viewing at the park, with early morning pickup in Galle. Your return trip includes a lunch stop and optional visit to Waurukannala Temple (additional expense).
Is this trip right for you?
- The entire trip is private (transfers and sightseeings), only you and your associates take part in the trip.
- This 2 days trip packs a lot in. It’s one of the most popular Sri Lanka tours, we run in our Original style, perfect for those, who look for a one week trip and a desire to do the most with it. If you are after a more leisurely trip in Sri Lanka or shorter trip please check our other tour itineraries.
- Sri Lanka can get extremely hot in the summer. While we aim to do our walking tours, city tours early in the morning or afternoon, when it’s cooler, remember to keep water on you and to bring a hat, sunscreen, a long-sleeved shirt, and anything else that will protect you from the sun.
- Part of travelling with Seerendipity means respecting local cultures and sensibilities. That way you get the most out of your interactions with local people and environments. We visit a number of temples on this trip and to enter them you must have clothes that cover to wrists and below the knee. Same times you have to remove the head covers and shoes upon entering the temple. Please click here to know more about the rules and regulations pertaining to Sri Lanka temple visits.
- All-inclusive full-day jeep safari at Yala national park in search of leopards, elephants, bear, crocodile and other wild creatures hiding in the park.
- Guided walking tour of Galle Fort to witness the best-preserved dutch built medieval period Fort in Asia (UNESCO world heritage site), Here you encounter hundreds of mansions, houses, churches galleries and kilometres long rampart adjoining the Indian Ocean.
- See the stilt fishermen that are balancing on a pole planted on the sea bed and wait for fish.
- Glass bottom boat tour in Hikkaduwa marine sanctuary to see coral reefs and exotic fish species.
- Visiting Sea turtle conservation centre to learn about endangered sea turtles from the volunteers gathering here from all around the world.
- Tempel of Kataragama, which is the most sacred temple in southern Sri Lanka.
- See the gem museum and gem lapidary, and the art of gem mining in Sri Lanka.
- Visiting spice garden to see the trees and plants that produce spices such as cinnamons, cardamom, pepper etc.
- Explore rich Faun and Flora of Bentota River on a boat trip. Visit Mangrove lagoon and witness crocodile, lizard, birds and many other wild creatures.
- Visiting Mask museum and learn about mask carving and witness centuries-old precious artefacts.
- 1-night accommodation in a standard tourist hotel on H/B basis.
- 1 Dinner (on day 1) and 1 breakfast (on day 2) at the hotel.
- 1 Picnic lunch during the safari.
- Full day safari at Yala national park
- Transportation in air-conditioned luxury, private vehicle with English speaking driver-guide (please inquire for otehr languages).
- Galle Fort
- Kataragama/Katirakamum temple
- Mask museum
- Sea turtle conservation centre
- Glass bottom boat tour at Hikkaduwa marine sanctuary
- Bentota River boat trip with visits to the mangrove lagoon
- Spice garden
- All entrance fees and activity cost as per the tour itinerary
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
- Highway toll
- All government taxes
- Expenses of personal nature such as tipping, porters, laundry, telephones, etc
Book now & pay later
Reserve your tour now and pay when you meet us. Send us the duly filled tour booking form, we will arrange your tour and you can make the payment as you meet us on the first day of the trip.
Best price guaranteed
We guarantee the best price. If you find the same tour package at a cheaper price elsewhere, we do match the price of other tour packages and furthermore add a further 10% discount to it.
No hidden fees and commissions
The price you see on the product pages is the exact same rate that you see in the final stage of the trip booking. There are no hidden fees and taxes such as GST, BTT, service charge, nation-building tax, hotel tax etc.
Traveller pickup is offered
COVID-19 Special information
- All customer touchpoints are frequently cleaned
- Social distancing is maintained in vehicles
- To reduce crowds, all tours are private
- Masks are required, please bring your own
- You must fill out a travel information form
- Temperature checks are mandatory
- You must book this activity online, as the ticket office is closed
- Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- A maximum of 6 people per booking
- Minimum age is 18 years
- This is a private tour/activity
- Only your group will participate
Time : 6:00 am
COLOMBO / YALA
Meet and greet by Seerendipity tours representative (06.00) and drive for Yala. En-route visits,
The ancient port city of Galle has a history that stretches back hundreds of years. According to Sir James tenant, Galle was the “Tarshish” referred to in the Bible as the port where ships trading with King Solomon obtained gemstones, ivory, spices and scented woods. Most certainly the place where the Galle fort now stands, as well as other areas in Galle all had historic connections which go back long before the Portuguese era. International traders, Persians, moor traders from the Persian Gulf, south Indian trader, Malay and a host of other nationalities lived and traded In Galle.
Sea turtle Conservation project
The first stop on this trip is the sea turtle conservation centre, which is run by a non-governmental organization. You can witness many species of endangered sea turtles here you will be educated about sea turtles by the volunteers gathering here from all around the world.
Madu River Estaury
Bentota river is one of the most popular attraction on the west coast and popular river for boat trips. Here you can witness a large tract of mangrove forest as well as many species of animals such as crocodile, monkey, snakes, lizard etc.
Hikkaduwa beach and marine sanctuary
Glass bottom boat tour lasts about 30 minutes giving you the opportunity to witness the fascinating underwater world of Hikkaduwa, which is home to a large number of exotic fish species as well as a coral reef.
Kataragama temple Held in awe by Buddhists, Hindus & Muslims
Kataragama, the domain of God Skanda (Lord Murugan Katirkaman, Kadirkamam, Subrahmanya, Kandasamy, Kadiradeva, Katiradeva, Katiravel, Karttikeya, and Tarakajith) located in the Deep South of Sri Lanka, adjoining the popular Ruhuna Yala National Park and ancient Sithulpawwa Buddhist Monastery, is a multi-religious sacred city that contains a Buddhist temple, Hindu shrine and Islamic Mosque. Kataragama, one of the solosmasthana (Sinhala: 16 principal sites of Buddhist pilgrimage), features in the history since the era of King Dutugamunu (161-137 BC), the Hero of the Nation. Mahawamsa, the great historical chronicle of Sri Lanka reveals the participation of warriors of Kshatriyas clan from Kataragama on the occasion of the arrival of the Bo sapling of Bodhi Tree, under which Gautama Buddha attained enlightenment in Bodh Gaya (Gaya district of the modern Bihar state of India), was brought to the city of Anuradhapura 2,300 years ago.
Just before the Hikkaduwa marine sanctuary you will be stopping at the mast musuem and Moon stone mines in Ambalangoda.
An unique art of fishing practised only in southern Sri Lanka. The fishermen sit on a pole planed on the sea bed and keep fishing with their fishing rods while having bird eye view on the below water surface,
Over night stay in Yala>
Time : 5:00 am
YALA / GALLE/ COLOMBO
Early morning leave for your full-day Safari at Yala national park.
Yala National Park
Yala is considered to be one of the oldest national parks in Sri Lanka same time it is the biggest national park in Sri Lanka with 97880 hectares extent. Initially, it was used as a hunting ground during the British rule in Sri Lanka. It is said people had to pay for the hunting in Yala. As the number of animals drastically reduced due to hunting, Yala is declared as a national park in 1900 and became a safe place for animals.
Yala is the second biggest national park is divided into 5 zones. Yala is holding a prominent place as far as biodiversity is a concern. Yala is a famous high density of wildlife such as Leopards, Elephants, Deer, Wild boar, Bear, monkey’s etc.
Yala is considered to be one of the best places to witness leopards in the world. There were 17 ½ leopards in every 100 square kilometres in Yala national park. Block 1 of Yala National park could be home to the densest population of leopards in the world, the densities in this tiny area has maintained around a leopard every 2 sq. kilometres. Unlike most other national parks where leopards can be seen in dark Sri Lanka leopards are in the move during the day as well.
After the Safari leave for hotel in Colombo
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