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

1. 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.

Yala National Park: Private Safari Day Trip with Lunch

2. 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.

Galle/Mirissa: Yala & Udawalawe Safari Day Trip with Picnic

3. Galle/Mirissa: Yala & Udawalawe Safari Day Trip with Picnic

Your experience begins with a pickup from your accommodation. Relax on your drive to Yala National Park, home to 44 varieties of mammals and 215 bird species. Once you arrive at the national park, meet your private guide and climb into a sturdy 4x4 vehicle. As you drive through the park, enjoy the sunrise, also known as the "golden hours" of the day. Explore the light forests, scrubs, grasslands, and lagoons in search of the many animals who call the park home. After your safari, enjoy a delicious picnic lunch surrounded by nature before the drive to Udawalawe Elephant Transit Home. Arrive during feeding hours and smile at hundreds of wild elephant babies. Once feeding is over, head to Udawalawe National Park. Search for the world’s most concentrated number of elephants, spotted deer, jackals, wild boar, wild buffalo, and crocodiles with your guide and driver. After the safari ends at sunset, head back to your accommodation.

From Galle/Weligama/Mirissa: Day Trip to Ella Highlands

4. From Galle/Weligama/Mirissa: Day Trip to Ella Highlands

Start Ella tour at 7.00 a.m, Ella is pure natural beauty, with its waterfalls, greenery, and hills it is just jaw-dropping. Ella is the perfect place to go to if one wants to refresh the brain. It has many famous places and has been under the attention of tourist for a decent amount of time now. On the way to Ella our first visit is Buduruwagala rock temple. Buduruwagala is an ancient Buddhist temple in Sri Lanka. The complex consists of seven statues and belongs to the Mahayana school of thought. Next stop is Ravana waterfall, a popular sightseeing attraction in Sri Lanka. It currently ranks as one of the widest falls in the country. After that we will reach Ella City, a small town in the Badulla District of Uva Province, it is situated at an elevation of 1,041 meters above sea level. Then next we will go to Nine Arch Bridge. It is one of the best examples of colonial-era railway construction in the country. Then time to climb little Adams peak, Little Adam’s Peak attracts many travelers who come to Sri Lanka. While climbing the Adams peak take lunch at 98 Acres Resort & Spa. It is an elegant, chic hotel that stands on a scenic 98-acre tea estate, surrounded by a stunning landscape. After having lunch you can experience Flying Ravana Mega Zip Line South Asia's longest and Sri Lanka’s first-ever mega dual zip-line, located amidst the luscious green estates of Ella, Sri Lanka. Finally, visit Halpewaththa Tea factory. Drink a cup while enjoying the magnificent natural beauty of the area. It is the final destination of our tour. Finally, back to the hotel.

Udawalawe: Private Safari All Inclusive Day Trip with Lunch

5. Udawalawe: Private Safari All Inclusive Day Trip with Lunch

Udawalawe Safari Day Trip is organised by Bentota Travel Mart. This also includes the Milk Feeding Session Visit at Elephant Transit Home. 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 • Udawalawe National Park Jeep Safari (3-3.5 Hours) • Witness Milk Feeding Session in Elephant Transit Home Inclusions • Private Transportation with Experienced Driver-Guide • Safari Jeep (Private) • National Park Entry fees • Elephant Transit Home Entry Fees • Lunch • Free Pick-up & Drop-off Exclusions • Drinks • Tips Key Points Tour Starts from the pick-up point at 4.00am, 7.00am & 11.00am This is an All Inclusive package & No hidden costs.

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

6. 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. 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.

Hikkaduwa/Galle/Mirissa: Transfer to Ella & Udawalawa Safari

7. Hikkaduwa/Galle/Mirissa: Transfer to Ella & Udawalawa Safari

Remove the hassle from traveling from Matara, Mirissa, Weligama, Ahangama, Habaraduwa, Unawatuna, Galle or Hikkaduwa to Ella with a convenient transfer service. Relax on the drive in an air-conditioned vehicle. Visit Udawalawe National Park for a jeep safari to see elephants, crocodiles, monkeys, and more in their natural habitat. Enjoy pickup from your hotel and head straight for Udawalawe National Park, where you'll switch to an open-topped safari jeep to get the best views. See the animals early in the day at their most active. Pass herds of elephants and more. Watch for crocodiles, monkeys, water buffalo, a large variety of bird species, and more. Snap some great photos and learn about the wildlife. Then, switch back to an air-conditioned car for the ride on to Ella, where you'll be dropped off at your hotel.

Hikkaduwa/Galle/Weligama/Mirissa: Day Trip to Ella Highlands

8. Hikkaduwa/Galle/Weligama/Mirissa: Day Trip to Ella Highlands

Start Ella tour at early Morning, Ella is pure natural beauty, with its waterfalls, greenery, and hills it is just jaw-dropping. Ella is the perfect place to go to if one wants to refresh the brain. It has many famous places and has been under the attention of tourist for a decent amount of time now. On the way to Ella our first visit is Buduruwagala rock temple. Buduruwagala is an ancient Buddhist temple in Sri Lanka. The complex consists of seven statues and belongs to the Mahayana school of thought. Next stop is Ravana waterfall, a popular sightseeing attraction in Sri Lanka. It currently ranks as one of the widest falls in the country. After that we will reach Ella City, a small town in the Badulla District of Uva Province, it is situated at an elevation of 1,041 meters above sea level. Then next we will go to Nine Arch Bridge. It is one of the best examples of colonial-era railway construction in the country. Then time to climb little Adams peak, Little Adam’s Peak attracts many travelers who come to Sri Lanka. While climbing the Adams peak take lunch at 98 Acres Resort & Spa. It is an elegant, chic hotel that stands on a scenic 98-acre tea estate, surrounded by a stunning landscape. After having lunch you can experience Flying Ravana Mega Zip Line South Asia's longest and Sri Lanka’s first-ever mega dual zip-line, located amidst the luscious green estates of Ella, Sri Lanka. Finally, visit Halpewaththa Tea factory. Drink a cup while enjoying the magnificent natural beauty of the area. It is the final destination of our tour. Finally, back to the hotel.

Hikkaduwa/Galle/Weligama/Mirissa: Yala National Park Safari

9. Hikkaduwa/Galle/Weligama/Mirissa: Yala National Park Safari

Your experience begins with a pickup from your hotel in either the Hikkaduwa, Galle, Unawatuna, Thalpe, Habaraduwa, Ahangama, Koggala, Weligama, Mirissa or Matara areas. From there, relax on your drive to Yala National Park. Upon arrival you'll go for a safari drive by Jeep, keeping an eye out for local leopards and elephants in their natural habitat. Other indigenous wildlife which are able to be spotted in this park includes sloth bears, jackals, mongoose, spotted deers, buffalo, wild boars, sambhur, and hare. Now the most-visited park in Sri Lanka, Yala is also an important nature reserve for 50 species of butterflies and many species of birds. After the safari, journey back to your point of origin to be dropped off back to your accommodation.

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

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

Combine a transfer from Hikkaduwa, Galle, Unawatuna, Koggala, Weligama. Mirissa or Matara to the town of Ella with the adventure of a Sri Lankan animal safari day trip. Experience the immense biodiversity in Yala National Park. Be picked up from your accommodation in Hikkaduwa, Galle, Unawatuna, Koggala, Weligama. Mirissa or Matara. Relax and take in the local scenery on the drive to Yala National Park. Board an 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 about the wildlife and get photography tips from your local guide. Let your guide show you the spots where the animals are likely to congregate. Have a nice packed meal before heading back to your air-conditioned car for the ride to your accommodation in Ella.

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4.9
(7 reviews)

Picked up from our hotel in Hikkaduwa on time by a comfortable car. Stopped in a restaurant before starting the tour, which is included into the tour and food was fab. Our safari experience was perfect. We opted for an afternoon tour We managed to see so many animals, including water buffalos, crocodiles, antelope, lots of elephants, a leopard and even a bear! Our guide and driver Kasun made this experience great. He was a very safe driver, we felt super comfortable and Kasun was very knowledgeable about the animals. He often stopped to point out things we had not seen - which was a lot! Overall, really happy, thought the safari was great value and would highly recommend to others. Ask for Kasun if he is available, he is a great guide ☺️ Thank you! Lucy & Paul

We opted for Morning tour at Yala. Absolutely it was perfect. The transportation from Ella to Park and Park to our hotel in Galle were smooth. And our Safari driver/guide was very knowledgeable about everything in the park, and he has a sharp eye to find animals. We could see two leopards, many elephants and more other animals in the Morning session. It was amazing. Friendly service.

Great experience!! Picked up in Ella by a comfortable car and a safe driver. And then taken to Yala park, the safari guide was really nice, and he would try to give us the best view of every animal. We saw a leopard and elephants really close!! It was amazing.

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!

Loved this boat trip and fish message were lovely and Galle Fort is amazing. My guide/driver was excellent.