Yala Safari Adventure
Duration: 2 nights escorted tour
Price from: £449pp
Yala National Park 2 nights
Day 1 Nuwara Eliya/Yala: Early morning departure . Visit the Hakgala botanical gardens and pass the Rawana Waterfalls before reaching Buduruwagala whose great sculptures date back to the 9th or the10th centuries. Proceed to Yala and the rest of the evening is at leisure.
Day 2 Yala: Early morning game drive of Yala National Park by jeep. Keep your eyes peeled for elephant, boar, buffalo, leopard (the highest density in Asia), bear, deer, crocodiles and large flocks of migratory and indigenous birds. Further game drive in the afternoon.
Day 3 Yala/southern beach resort or Colombo City: Morning departure for your onward destination.
Departures: Daily from Nuwara Eliya at the end of one of our tours. Also available from Colombo, Galle or your chosen southern beach resort. Please ask for prices.
Tour price: The prices shown for this privately escorted tour are based on the best value travel dates in low season and include private transfers (from Nuwara Eliya and returning to your chosen southern beach resort), 2 nights at your chosen Yala accommodation, entrance fees, sightseeing as outlined and 2 jeep safaris. Yala jeep safaris are in open sided vehicles.
We recommend that you stay midweek and avoid public holidays for a more relaxing experience. It's also not recommended to visit Yala from an international flight given the distances.
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