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Yala National Park: Private Safari at Golden Hours

4.3 / 5

12 reviews

Yala National Park: Private Safari at Golden Hours

From US$ 64.39 per person

Experience the spirit of Yala National Park on safari to spot leopards, elephants, sloth bears, and more. In your private jeep, explore this beautiful landscape and see incredible animals in their natural habitat.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 5 hours
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Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Pickup included
Free hotel pickup from Yala area, Tissamaharama, Kirinda, Palatupana, Kataragama, Hambantota areas. Or you can directly come to park entrance to start the tour.
Private group


  • Explore Yala National Park in a private jeep safari with local guide
  • Spot leopards, elephants, and sloth bears
  • Enjoy the golden hours of the day to capture stunning images of the animals
  • Listen to facts about the animals and area from your expert guide
Full description
After being picked up from your hotel in the local area, you will enter Yala National Park to explore the light forests, scrubs, grasslands, lagoons, and magnificent range of animals. With your private 4WD Jeep and expert guide, the ‘Golden Hours’ of the day will be used to focus on leopard spotting, either the first 2 hours or the last 2 hours of the day. Throughout this safari, you will search for the world’s most concentrated number of leopards, sloth bears, and elephants, as your knowledgable guide and driver expertly navigates the vast area and roads. The morning tour will begin at 5am from your hotel, to take in sunrise as the park opens at 6am. Whilst the afternoon option allows you to explore from 2pm until sunset when the park closes at 6pm. Situated on Sri Lanka’s south-east, hugging the panoramic Indian Ocean, Yala is a wildlife sanctuary and home to 44 varieties of mammals and 215 bird species. Leopards, elephants, water buffalo, sloth bears, sambars, jackals, spotted deer, peacocks, and crocodiles can all be found in this rich environment.
  • Park Entrance fee
  • Hotel pickup from Yala area, including: Kirinda, Tissamaharama, Kataragama, Hambantota
  • All taxes
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please inform the supplier of your hotel pickup details from Tissamaharama, Kataragama, or Yala Area:
  • Tissamaharama Area - Morning Tour - 4.45 AM - 5AM; Afternoon Tour - 2.00PM
  • Kataragama/Yala Area/Hambantota - Morning 5AM; Afternoon Tour- 2.00PM
  • Wear light, cotton clothes such as T-shirts,shorts/trousers which will help you be comfortable whilst traveling in the park. It is best to wear dark coloured clothing that blends in with the environment. Bringing a hat and sun protection is recommended
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 12 reviews

Review summary

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Sasangan was an excellent driver and guide through our safari in Yala National Park. He perfectly navigated some flooded and bumpy roads allowing us the smoothest ride possible. He was also excellent at spotting the animals, pointing them out to us, and telling us about them a bit. He even spotted a leopard for us and we were the first jeep that day to spot it! It was very exciting!

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February 10, 2020

Booking process was very easy. We were picked up exactly on time and were the first at the gate when Yala opened. Our guide Yasanka asked what we were most interested in and made that the priority for the morning. We saw the leopard, elephants, black bear and crocodile along with water buffaloes and deer. Amazing.

November 29, 2019

We had a very nice experience with our Safari Tour. Our driver/guide was very experienced and friendly, he arrived on time to pick us up - this way we were able to be the first car to enter the national park. He seemed to be well organized and knowledgeable, also he spoke good English. Definitely recommend this tour!

February 13, 2020

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