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From Ella: Shuttle to Mirissa/Galle with Udawalawe Safari

1. From Ella: Shuttle to Mirissa/Galle with Udawalawe Safari

After 5:00 AM pick-up from your hotel in Ella, Haputale or Bandarawela, head for Udawalawe National Park, where you'll switch to an open concept safari jeep in order to have the best views. An early morning start ensures you'll see the animals during one of their most active times of day. See herds of elephants for sure and have fun watching for crocodiles, monkeys, water buffaloes, various endemic birds species and much more. Along the way, you'll learn about and observe the natural habitats of the local wildlife while you snap some amazing photos. In the Morning/Afternoon, enjoy a packed meal. Then, at the end of your 3-hour safari adventure, switch back to the comfortable, air-conditioned car for the ride on to Mirissa/Weligama/Unawatuna or Galle where you'll be dropped off at your hotel.

Udawalawe National Park Safari w Elephant Transit Home Visit

2. Udawalawe National Park Safari w Elephant Transit Home Visit

Explore one of Sri Lanka's best wildlife reserves on this 4x4 Jeep safari tour at Udawalawe National Park. Spot wild animals and interact with baby elephants at the Elephant Transit Home. Enjoy a more convenient trip with hotel pick-up and drop-off. Enter the park via a 4-wheel drive Jeep to start your tour. Spend some time among the amazing wildlife of Sri Lanka and discover the beauty of Udawalawe National Park and its thriving elephant population. Get a chance to see wild buffalos, spotted deer, barking deer, wild boars, sambars, hares, mongoose, crocodiles, and 30 species of snakes. You can also find 50 species of butterflies and many species of birds in the park. Next, stop at the Elephant Transit Home during feeding hours and take a closer look at hundreds of wild elephant babies. The park sustains large numbers of elephants with its abundant water sources. After the thrill of your safari, finish your experience with a return transfer to your pickup location.

Haputale: Ella, Small Adam's Peak, & Nine Arches Bridge Hike

3. Haputale: Ella, Small Adam's Peak, & Nine Arches Bridge Hike

Explore the beauty of the forests and villages in the Sri Lankan countryside on this day trip from Haputale. Reach the summit of Ella rock and Adam's peak on this private trip. Admire the architecture at Nine Arches bridge. Be picked up from your hotel in Haputale and take in the scenic views on the drive to the countryside. Start with a forested ascent of the majestic Ella Rock. See local flora and fauna as you climb up to one thousand meters. Look out at breathtaking views of the valleys and hills below. Continue your walk to Small Adam's peak which is 1141 meters above sea level. Snap some pictures of the sweeping panoramic mountain vistas. Head to the Nine Arches Bridge. Have a nice picnic lunch to keep your energy levels high. Stop to see this bridge which was was created during the colonial British era in Sri Lanka. See how it is built from bricks and cement rather than steel. Hear about the history of this bridge from your local guide before returning to Ella and transferring back to your hotel.

Hambantota: Udawalawe Safari and Elephant Transit Home Trip

4. Hambantota: Udawalawe Safari and Elephant Transit Home Trip

Experience all the beauty that Sri Lanka’s wilderness has to offer on a guided day trip from Hambantota or Tangalle to Udawalawe National Park. Discover the range of wildlife and rare plants then visit the Elephant Transit Home to see rescued elephants up close. Start by being driven to Udawalawe, where the game drive begins. See a wide variety of animals in their natural habitats and listen as your guide explains their habits and lifestyles. Take in the history of the park, one of Sri Lanka’s largest sanctuaries, famous for its Sri Lankan Elephants and also home to water buffalo, monitor lizards, a variety of monkeys, the occasional leopard, and more. After the safari, proceed to Elephant Transit Home, or “Ath Athuru Sevana”, Asia’s first elephant rehabilitation center, where baby elephants are being rehabilitated to return to the jungle. Witness their feeding time and see them enjoying themselves at play.

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What people are saying about Uva Province

Absolutely most beautiful tour in Sri Lanka. It is very nice to see free elephants. We encountered 12 on our tour of the National Park. In the end we unfortunately didn't have enough time to see them all because we had also booked a visit to the Elephant Transit Home and the feeding time there was already 2:30 p.m. We also saw other animals such as crocodiles, mongooses, lots of deer and peacocks.

Great tour, guides and service. Everything was on time and smooth. The national park was beautiful. The only complaint we have is that it's more expensive than if we'd have just arranged with local tour operators.

The Safari was super fun and we saw a lot of elephants and other animals. Our driver was really cool and made sure we could take amazing pictures! We would really recommend this tour!

Very quiet pleasant and punctual transfer. The safari was great, we were said to be really lucky and saw all the wild animals and, above all, a lot of different elephants.

Was great! Saw a lot of animals and the guide was super excited to show us everything he could! Highly recommend.