Gal Oya

3 nights escorted tour

Price from: £499pp

Gal Oya National Park 3 nights

Day 1 Nuwara Eliya*/Gal Oya: Drive to Gal Oya. This afternoon, take a guided walking tour through the countryside with a naturalist to see wildlife close up while exploring hidden corners of the park. Birdlife is abundant so keep your eyes peeled.

Day 2 Gal Oya: Join one of the expert naturalists for a morning boat safari on Sri Lanka’s largest lake and discover wildlife from a whole new perspective. If you’re lucky you may get to glimpse elephants as they swim between or islands or enjoying a dip at the lake’s edge. Afternoon at leisure. Perhaps, visit the forest-dwelling indigenous Vedda people and walk with the village chief.

Day 3 Gal Oya: Morning jeep safari through the jungle to the Nigala section of the park. Although shy and sometimes hard to spot, the park hosts most of the animals found on Sri Lanka, so keep watch for wild boar, elephants, deer, crocodiles and more. Afternoon at leisure.

Day 4 Gal Oya: Depart for Kandy or Colombo.

What you need to know

Departures: *Daily from Nuwara Eliya. Tour is also available from Kandy, Passikudah or Yala National Park at a supplement.

Accommodation: Gal Oya Lodge in a one bedroom bungalow.  There is no air-conditioning, televisions or telephones in the bungalows.

Meals: A la carte full board (plus light snacks and tea/coffee)

Tour price: The price shown is based on the best value travel dates in low season and includes private transfers between your hotels, accommodation including full board, safaris and tours as outlined. The itinerary is flexible locally.

Gal Oya Lodge
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Within lush jungle surroundings just outside the border of this little-known national park.

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