Add dates

Southern Province, Sri Lanka
National parks

National parks
281 activities found
Sort by:

Traveling now? See what’s available for your dates

Our most recommended Southern Province, Sri Lanka National parks

Yala National Park: Morning or Afternoon Golden Hour Safari

1. Yala National Park: Morning or Afternoon Golden Hour Safari

After being picked up from your hotel/location 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 knowledgeable 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.

Galle: Traditional Jewelry Making Workshop with Transfers

2. Galle: Traditional Jewelry Making Workshop with Transfers

This workshop demonstrates you how to make a custom piece of jewelry using Silver in traditional way . Your "experience" is to actively participate and get your hands on Melting metals/Gauging/ Soldering/Designing/Hammering/ Embedding gems/Smoothing and Polishing involves in jewelry making. You will become familiar with all Traditional techniques that are involved. If you have been dreaming of wearing a piece of jewelry contributed by yourself then this activity is for you. Apart from that you are able to , * Touch and examine gems from local mines & Learn how to Identify real gems from artificial ones. * Buy all types of gemstones and custom made jewelries for a reasonable price. * Get a free Raw moonstone at the end of experience.

Malta: Comino, Blue Lagoon, Crystal Lagoon and Caves Cruise

3. Malta: Comino, Blue Lagoon, Crystal Lagoon and Caves Cruise

SEE IT ALL IN 4 hours! Join Captain George who has been operating since 1988 and embark on a half day cruise exploring Comino. We will welcome you aboard from Cirkewwa, Malta, starting off by heading to Mgarr Harbour in Gozo showing you the beautiful scenery found in this little harbour. We will head to the famous Blue Lagoon most know for its beautiful clear blue water, here you will have the option to go down on the island of Comino and explore and swim from land, you will also have the option to stay on the boat were Captain George will find the best stop to anchor so you will be able to swim, snorkel and jump from the boat. Enjoy approximatly 1 hour and 45 minutes of free time to explore sandy beaches and bask in the sun. Continue to the breathtaking Crystal Lagoon for approximately 1-hour most know for its snorkeling, coves and amazing sea life! Marvel at turquoise waters, swim, snorkel, and feed fish. We provide a delightful lunch perfect for a "Boat day" which is served at the Crystal Lagoon consisting of a salad buffet with Ham, Salami, Cheeses, Tuna, Gozitan sides, fresh Maltese bread, and homemade pasta. We will then pass by San Nikolaw Bay and Santa Marija Bay before heading over to the breattaking Comino Caves, getting up and close and also going inside so you will be able to take pictures and see the amazing scenery found in them. Pass by the famous land mark know as the elephants head which literaly looks just like a head of an elephant, we will stop so you would be able to take some photos. Cruise past the Comino Tower famous for the movie "The count of Monte Cristo" and the tuna fish farm before heading back to Cirkewwa.

The True Essence of Colombo:Private Highlights & Hidden Gems

4. The True Essence of Colombo:Private Highlights & Hidden Gems

Ayubowan! Immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of the heart of Sri Lanka’s capital: Colombo! Experience the sights, sounds, and smells of this vibrant city together with your private host. The very best must-sees, hidden gems, and local snacks await! So, hop on a colorful Tuk Tuk and let your private guide take you from one highlight to another. The Independence Square is a must visit and a great place to kick off your tour. Stroll through the spacious green lawns and marvel at one of the islands' longest standing colonial buildings. Your host can tell you all about Sri Lanka’s historic past and how the city has changed to the modern city of today. Do as the Sri Lankans do and grab some delicious hoppers and vegetable roti. Locals simply love to start the day with this tasty morning snack, especially when heading to Colombo’s biggest park! Filled with lush vegetation, 100-year-old trees and a replica of the White House, this park is a tranquil gem away from the city buzz. Tuk Tuk your way to the oldest Buddhist temples in Colombo with a beautiful lake. Check out an amazing collection of Buddha statues, take a look at a holy tree and admire a relic of Buddha’s hair. Feel free to ask your host any burning questions! Get immersed in real local life and visit one of the liveliest markets. See where locals buy and sell everything from vegetables to electronics. Wander through the labyrinth streets and follow your nose to a nearby cassava chip vendor. See how this yummy snack is made and make your taste buds dance! Head to the banana market and try as many different bananas as you fancy! Curious what else awaits? How about a visit to a mosque in the shape of a pomegranate, followed by a beautifully minimalist Hindu temple? A visit to Sri Lanka’s last King’s jail cell is also a unique gem! While you’re there, don’t forget to check out the stunning view from the lighthouse. What better way to top off your tour than at the relaxing ocean side of Galle Face? Unwind and relax with a cold drink, a delicious prawn cake and a marvelous sunset over the western coast of Sri Lanka!

Mirissa: Morning Whale Watching Tour

5. Mirissa: Morning Whale Watching Tour

Set sail from Mirissa to witness the breathtaking sight of the planet’s largest mammal, the blue whale, in its natural habitat. Sri Lanka’s southern waters are rich in aquatic life. As well as blue whales, you might see fin whales, sperm whales and pilot whales, as well as many species of dolphins. Depart at 6:30 AM, ahead of the other boats. A complimentary breakfast of sandwiches and fruits will be served on board, along with water and tea or coffee. Knowledgeable guides are on board to answer any questions you may have and help you spot these wonderful creatures. The boat is fitted with a GPS tracking systems, to guide you to the best location to see these extraordinary animals. With over 90% probability of seeing whales and dolphins, you are promised a morning to remember.

From Ella: Yala National Park Safari Tour in a 4x4

6. From Ella: Yala National Park Safari Tour in a 4x4

Your experience begins with a pickup from your accommodation in Ella. From there, relax on your drive to Yala National Park, home to 44 varieties of mammals and 215 bird species. Meet your private guide and climb into a sturdy 4x4 vehicle. Enjoy sunrise at the park — the ‘Golden Hours’ of the day — and explore the light forests, scrubs, grasslands, lagoons, and magnificent range of animals. After the safari, journey back to your point of origin to be dropped off back to your accommodation.

Galle and Bentota Day-Tour From Colombo

7. Galle and Bentota Day-Tour From Colombo

After being picked up at your hotel, hop onboard your Madu Ganga Magrove boat safari and explore the Madu River. See the mangrove forests and marshlands that surround the river. Stop at a cinnamon garden, and try some of the area’s famous cinnamon. The Madu Ganga River region is home to some of the best quality cinnamon in the world as well as a flourishing cinnamon industry. Afterward, marvel at the fishermen who stoically sit atop large branches planted in the middle of the water waiting for their catch. Continue to a local Turtle Hatchery, where your guide will introduce you to the many local varieties of turtles. End your tour with a visit to the Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This fort illustrates the unique interaction of European architecture and South Asian traditions from the 16th to the 19th centuries. After discovering the fort, you will be returned to your hotel in Colombo.

Ella: Transfer to Mirissa/Galle/Hikkaduwa & Yala Safari Tour

8. Ella: Transfer to Mirissa/Galle/Hikkaduwa & Yala Safari Tour

Combine a transfer from Ella, Haputale, or Bandarawela to Matara, Mirissa, Weligama, Unawatuna, Galle or Hikkaduwa area with a thrilling day trip to Yala National Park. Experience the immense biodiversity of this park on this Sri Lankan animal safari. Be picked up from your accommodation in Ella, Haputale, or Bandarawela. Relax and take in the local scenery on the drive to Yala National Park. Board an open-topped safari jeep to get the best views and photo angles. See the animals during the day when they are the most active. Watch for leopards, sloth bears, elephants, crocodiles, monkeys, water buffalos, and a large variety of bird species. Get some great shots of these magnificent creatures. Hear about wildlife and get photography tips from your local guide. Let your guide show you the spots where the animals are likely to congregate. Then, head back to your air-conditioned car for the ride to your accommodation in Matara, Mirissa, Weligama, Unawatuna, Galle or Hikkaduwa.

Ella: Tea Factory, Train, and Nine Arch Day Tour with Pickup

9. Ella: Tea Factory, Train, and Nine Arch Day Tour with Pickup

Explore surging waterfalls and breathtaking vistas on a day trip to Ella from pickup locations including Colombo, Kalutara, Negombo, and more. Visit Ravana Waterfall, Nine Arch Bridge, and Ravana Pool Club. Hike to Little Adam's Peak and soar through the sky on a zip line. Arrive at the Ravana Waterfall, an iconic sight ranked among the country's most popular attractions. Witness cascading water amidst lush surroundings, then arrive in Ella, a charming town nestled amidst one-of-a-kind scenery. Next, visit the Nine Arch Bridge, an architectural marvel dating back to colonial times. Travel to a bygone era as you stroll along the bridge's elegant arches surrounded by greenery. For awe-inspiring panoramic views, ascend Little Adams Peak on a 45-minute hike. The journey may be a bit of a challenge, but the reward of the views that await is worthwhile. As hunger beckons, indulge in a lunch at the renowned 98 Acres Resort & Spa (costs not included). Nestled among scenic tea estates, this elegant retreat offers not only delightful cuisine but also a moment of tranquility amid nature's embrace. For those seeking an adrenaline rush, get ready to experience the thrill of a lifetime on the Flying Ravana Mega Ziplinne. Feel an unparalleled sense of adventure coursing through your veins as you fly through the sky. The journey wouldn't be complete without a visit to the Halpewaththa Tea Factory. Savor freshly brewed tea while taking in the beauty of the area, feeling a deep connection to Sri Lanka's rich tea heritage. To add a touch of relaxation, end your day with time to unwind at the Ravana Pool Club.

Yala National Park: Private Safari Day Trip with Lunch

10. Yala National Park: Private Safari Day Trip with Lunch

Yala Safari Day Trip is organised by Bentota Travel Mart. Free pick up & drop off are available from following areas. Wadduwa, Kalutara, Waskaduwa Beruwala, Bentota, Kosgoda, Ahungalla Hikkaduwa, Galle, Unawatuna, Talpe Ahangama, Koggala, Habaraduwa Weligama, Mirissa, Matara Dikwella, Tangalle, Ranna Hambantota, Weerawila, Tissamaharama, Yala, Udawalawe, Ella Attractions & Activities • Yala National Park Jeep Safari (4 Hours) Inclusions • Safari Jeep • National Park Entry fees • Lunch • Free Pick-up & Drop-off • Private Transportation with Experienced Driver-Guide Key Points Tour Starts from the pick-up point at 4.00am-6.00am ( Morning Safari) & 10.00am-12.00pm (Evening Safari) - This is an All Inclusive package & No hidden costs.

Southern Province, Sri Lanka

Southern Province, Sri Lanka

Frequently asked questions about Southern Province, Sri Lanka National parks

What are other things to do than National parks that are worth visiting in Southern Province, Sri Lanka?

The other unmissable things to do in Southern Province, Sri Lanka are:

Other Sightseeing Options in Southern Province, Sri Lanka

Want to discover all there is to do in Southern Province, Sri Lanka? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Southern Province, Sri Lanka

Overall rating

(10 reviews)

Picked up promptly from our accommodation by a comfortable car and drive to Yala. This park was one the highlights of our visit to Sri Lanka. We saw a leopard, elephants (even a big male with tusks), crocodiles, monkeys, jackals, deer, iguana, chameleon, mungos, boars, peacocks, several eagles, and many other birds. Our safari guide really makes sure you get the best out of the experience and getting a good view to see the animals is also very knowledgeable. After the safari our driver drop to our accommodation in Tangalle.

We really enjoyed our trip to the rainforest - our driver was on time and very professional and our rainforest guide was lovely and showed us lots of lizards, big spiders, snakes and more. Lunch by the waterfall was absolutely delicious too!

It was an amazing adventure with our guide in Udawalawa the best guide in town ! So many animals so close to us, it was spectacular !! Definitely recommend it

We had a great day trip from Colombo to Sigiriya and Dambula. Our driver was very friendly, on time, and accommodating to our plans!

Great day of safari with our guide who was excellent. Lots of elephants, crocodiles, jungle cat, deer and variety of birds