1. Sri Lanka
  2. Southern Province, Sri Lanka
  3. Yala National Park

Yala National Park: Private Safari at Golden Hours

Product ID: 206493
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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
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Duration 5 hours - 1 day
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Pickup included

Free pickup and drop-off at Yala, Kirinda, Palatupana, Tissamaharama, Kataragama, Weerawila and Hambantota area hotels.

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  • 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
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women

Prepare for the activity

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

From US$ 59.06 per person

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Product ID: 206493