Arrival in Yala National Park
Today you’ll head to the famous Yala National Park. En route, you’ll stop at the Elephant Transit Home where injured babies and orphans are cared for. Watch as herds of elephants bustle their way to the gates at feeding time. Afterwards, you’ll continue to Yala where you’ll take a jeep safari into the park to spend the next couple of hours scanning the landscape for wildlife. Hold on tight as you’re driven across winding roads in search of elephants and crocodiles on the lake’s banks. After an exciting afternoon, you’ll arrive at the campsite to spend the night in a tent with a private bathroom and comfy bed. Now you can drift to sleep to the sounds of nature…
Departure & Kataragama Pilgrim Site
Today it’s time to leave the wild heart of Yala behind and after breakfast, you’ll meet your driver again to continue to your next destination. If you fancy another dose of culture, you might want to visit the Kataragama Temple which is North of Tissa and, along with Adams Peak, is an important pilgrimage site for Buddhists, Hindus and Muslims too.
Optional day trip
Bundala National Park Jeep Safari
Bundala National Park is close to Yala and home to 197 different species of bird; it really is a paradise for twitchers! We can arrange for you to take an early morning jeep safari after your stay in Yala. Spotting birds in the morning light is ideal for getting those evocative snaps.
|£48 - per person|
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