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Bentota: Yala National Park Safari Jeep Tour

1. Bentota: Yala National Park Safari Jeep Tour

Head off on a wildlife and nature adventure on a Jeep safari tour in Yala National Park. Keep an eye out for indigenous animals, including sloth bears, jackals, and more. Learn about Sri Lanka's most-visited park from your local guide. After your hotel pickup in Bentota, sit back and relax in your car as you make your way to Yala National Park. The park is Sri Lanka's second-largest wildlife park and an important nature reserve for around 50 butterfly species and many bird species. Upon arrival, embark on your safari drive by Jeep, keeping an eye out for local leopards and elephants in their natural habitat. Spot other indigenous animals, such as sloth bears, jackals, mongoose, axis deer, buffalos, wild boars, sambar deer, and hares. After the safari, journey back to Bentota to be dropped off back at your accommodation.

Yala National Park: One-Way Private Transfer to Colombo

2. Yala National Park: One-Way Private Transfer to Colombo

Make your trip easy with a one-way private transfer from the Yala or Tissamaharama area and your accommodation in Colombo or Negombo. Avoid unnecessary stops with a direct transfer service. Meet your driver at your accommodation in Yala or Tissamaharama. Be greeted by your driver and get help with your bags. Sit back and relax in a comfortable vehicle on your 4-5-hour journey. Arrive at your destination faster with a driver that is familar with the area. Feel free to let the driver know if you need to stop for refreshments or emergencies. Once you arrive at your destination, get help with your luggage.

Sri Lanka: 3-Day Private Nature Trip to Belihuloya & Yala

3. Sri Lanka: 3-Day Private Nature Trip to Belihuloya & Yala

Day 01 7:30: You will be picked up from your hotel in Negombo or other selected cities ( see the departure point) and driven approximately 4 hours to reach Belihuloya. 12:00: Arrive at Tree House Chalets and check in for lunch. After lunch, you will enjoy the surrounding of the hotel and spend couple of hours at leisure. 15:00: You will start your walking trail to the village with your guide. You will walk through beautiful paddy fields and the friendly welcoming breeze that blow through. (Unpaved muddy path and possible leech bites can be expected) Meet the villagers and peep into the rural village life. Enjoy a tea session with them before say goodbye! 18:00: Arrive back at your hotel refresh with worm water shower before enjoying your BBQ dinner at roof terrace. Spend the overnight Stay at Tree House Chalet. Day 02 Wake-up early in the morning and experience the sunshine over the mountains whilst discovering the wonder of nature surrounded by the chalet. 7:30: Enjoy your breakfast. 8:30: Your guide will take you through another memorable walking trail to Pahantudawa Falls, a marvelous creation of nature in a mini canyon like geographical setting nowhere can be seen in Sri Lanka, located about 1.5 km from the hotel (Involves a somewhat adventurous, challenging short climb walks) 10:30: Arrive back at the hotel and get refreshed before leaving to Yala. 12:00- 13:00 You will enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant on the way to Yala. 15:00: Arrive at Yala Junction where you will start your evening game drive at Yala National park to experience the wildlife treasure in one of the best homes for Leopards and other animals in Asia. 18:30: Check in to Leopard Nest Campsite and enjoy your private Alfresco shower followed by drinks and appetizers around the campfire. 21:00 Dinner will be served at one of many locations available through the camp. Dine under the stars for an unforgettable evening meal in the jungle experience. Stay overnight at Leopard Nest. Day 03 Wake up around 5:00 am to freshly brewed Ceylon tea or coffee. Leave the campsite at 05:30 am and start to trek through thick bushes with a pathway access to a wonderful lake which offers breath-taking views and bird watching opportunities. If you are fortunate enough, you will encounter wildlife like elephants; Deers; palm squirrels; wild boars; etc. Also, you will confront both endemic and migratory birds; butterflies and lizards and land monitors slithering around the lake. Capture the splendid views of wildlife and nature to take back home. Don’t forget to ask your naturalist to share his adventures in the wild during the trek. Enjoy breakfast at a private location by a lake whilst listening to the singing of birds and feeling the fresh breeze. Return from the nature trail and check-into the campsite to refresh your souls before leave. You will check out at 11:00 am and be transferred back to your hotel.

Bandaranaike Airport (CMB): One-Way Transfer to Yala

4. Bandaranaike Airport (CMB): One-Way Transfer to Yala

Make your trip easy with a one-way private transfer from Bandaranayake International Airport (CMB) in Colombo to to your destination in Yala National Park. Skip having to arrange transportation after a long trip.  Meet your driver in the airport arrivals hall. Find your driver easily, as they will be holding a placard with your name written on it. Board a comfortable car with plenty of room for you and your luggage. Let your driver who is used to the local driving culture navigate through traffic for you. Have all the highway tolls paid by your driver. Sit back and relax on the drive to your accommodation in Yala National Park. 

Yala: Private Yala to Weligama & Mirissa Transfer Service

5. Yala: Private Yala to Weligama & Mirissa Transfer Service

Your private car transfer from your hotel in Yala, Tissamaharama and Kataragama to your hotel in Weligama and Mirissa will begin as your driver arrives to your hotel lobby. This journey takes approximately 3 hours depending on the traffic and weather conditions, as you take the shortest and fastest available route to reach your destination on time. Your transfer drivers speak English, however they are not the guides who can conduct sightseeing activities. You will be free to talk to the driver, and can stop for refreshments whenever you need. All vehicles have been insured, and you will be riding in a Toyota Axio, Allion, Prius, Honda Insight, Vezel, or similar.

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