Yala National Park

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Duration

01 Day

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English

Explore Yala National Park with Lanka Tour Host

Embark on an unforgettable adventure with Lanka Tour Host to the heart of Sri Lanka’s wilderness – Yala National Park. Renowned for its rich biodiversity and as a sanctuary for a plethora of wildlife, Yala National Park is a must-visit destination for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers.

Itinerary Highlights

1. Visit Galle Fort: Your journey begins with a visit to the historic Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Wander through its cobblestone streets, admire the colonial architecture, and immerse yourself in the rich history that dates back to the 16th century.

2. Stilt Fishermen in Weligama: Next, witness the unique and traditional stilt fishermen in Weligama. This iconic fishing method, passed down through generations, offers a glimpse into the local way of life and provides a perfect photo opportunity.

3. Lunch in Hikkaduwa: Enjoy a delightful lunch in the coastal town of Hikkaduwa. Known for its beautiful beaches and vibrant coral reefs, Hikkaduwa is the perfect spot to relax and savor some local cuisine before continuing your adventure.

4. Jeep Safari in Yala National Park: Proceed to Yala National Park for an exhilarating Jeep Safari. Experience the thrill of spotting leopards, elephants, sloth bears, and a variety of bird species in their natural habitat. The safari promises close encounters with wildlife, making it an unforgettable part of your trip.

Back to Colombo

After an exciting day of exploration and adventure, you will be transported back to Colombo, filled with memories of your extraordinary journey through Yala National Park and the southern coast of Sri Lanka.

Book your tour with Lanka Tour Host today and experience the magic of Yala National Park and its surrounding treasures!

Bulk discount adult
#Discount groupFrom adultTo adultValue
102 Pax0202 35%
203 Pax0303 45%
304 Pax0404 48%
405 Pax0505 53%

Galle Fort
Galle Fort

Discover Galle Fort with Lanka Tour Host

Embark on a journey through time as you explore Galle Fort, a magnificent UNESCO World Heritage site that stands as a testament to Sri Lanka's rich colonial history. With Lanka Tour Host, delve into the captivating stories and architectural splendor that make Galle Fort an essential part of your visit to Sri Lanka.

A Glimpse into History

Galle Fort was built by the Portuguese in 1588 and later extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century. This historic fort, with its massive stone walls and bastions, has withstood the test of time and various colonial influences, making it a unique blend of European architecture and South Asian traditions.

Architectural Marvels

As you stroll through the cobblestone streets of Galle Fort, you'll encounter a fascinating array of colonial-era buildings. The Dutch Reformed Church, with its stunning stained glass windows and ancient tombstones, stands as a symbol of the fort's religious history. The old Dutch Hospital, now a bustling shopping and dining precinct, showcases the adaptive reuse of heritage buildings.

Cultural Immersion

Galle Fort is not just about history; it's a living, breathing cultural hub. The fort is home to a vibrant community of artists, craftsmen, and local residents who add a unique charm to this historic enclave. Visit art galleries, antique shops, and boutique stores that offer a blend of traditional and contemporary crafts.

Panoramic Views

The ramparts of Galle Fort provide breathtaking panoramic views of the Indian Ocean and the bustling Galle harbor. Take a leisurely walk along the fort walls, especially at sunset, to witness the stunning vistas and the serene beauty of the surrounding landscape.

Culinary Delights

Indulge in a culinary adventure within the fort's walls, where you can savor a variety of local and international cuisines. From quaint cafes to fine dining restaurants, Galle Fort offers a range of dining options that cater to all tastes.

Guided Tours

Enhance your experience with a guided tour led by knowledgeable guides from Lanka Tour Host. Learn about the fort's historical significance, architectural wonders, and the stories that bring this ancient fort to life. Our guides ensure that you don't miss any hidden gems and provide a deeper understanding of Galle Fort's heritage.

Book Your Galle Fort Experience

Join Lanka Tour Host on a captivating exploration of Galle Fort, where history, culture, and architecture come together to create an unforgettable experience. Book your tour today and step back in time to discover the enchanting allure of Galle Fort.

Stilt Fishermen
Stilt Fishermen

Witness the Stilt Fishermen of Weligama with Lanka Tour Host

Experience the unique and captivating tradition of stilt fishing in Weligama, an iconic symbol of Sri Lanka’s coastal culture. Join Lanka Tour Host for an up-close encounter with these skilled fishermen who balance gracefully on wooden stilts, casting their lines into the shallow waters of the Indian Ocean.

A Tradition Steeped in History

Stilt fishing, known locally as "ritipanna," is a traditional fishing method that has been practiced along the southern coast of Sri Lanka for generations. Originating during World War II, when food shortages led to creative fishing techniques, this method has become an enduring part of the region's heritage.

The Art of Stilt Fishing

Witness the fishermen as they perch on slender, vertical poles anchored into the seabed, about 2 meters above the water. These stilts, often made from strong, flexible wood, allow the fishermen to cast their lines into the shallow waters without disturbing the fish. The skill and patience required for stilt fishing are passed down through families, preserving this unique cultural practice.

A Photographic Delight

The sight of stilt fishermen silhouetted against the horizon at sunrise or sunset is a photographer's dream. Capture stunning images of this serene and picturesque scene, where the fishermen's silhouettes are reflected in the calm waters, creating a postcard-perfect moment.

Cultural Insight

Visiting the stilt fishermen in Weligama offers more than just a visual spectacle; it provides a window into the daily lives and traditions of the local fishing communities. Engage with the fishermen, learn about their techniques, and gain a deeper appreciation for the dedication and craftsmanship involved in this age-old practice.

A Sustainable Practice

Stilt fishing is not just a cultural heritage but also an environmentally friendly fishing method. By using simple tools and techniques, the fishermen maintain a low impact on the marine ecosystem, ensuring that this practice remains sustainable for future generations.

Lunch
Lunch

Lunch in Refresh Tourist Restaurant in Thissamaharama

Yala National Park
Yala National Park

Explore Yala National Park with Lanka Tour Host

Embark on an extraordinary journey into the heart of the wilderness with Lanka Tour Host at Yala National Park, Sri Lanka's most renowned wildlife sanctuary. Known for its rich biodiversity and spectacular landscapes, Yala National Park promises an unforgettable adventure for nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers alike.

A Haven for Wildlife

Yala National Park, spanning over 979 square kilometers, is home to an incredible variety of wildlife. The park boasts one of the highest leopard densities in the world, making it a prime destination for those eager to catch a glimpse of these elusive big cats. In addition to leopards, Yala is inhabited by elephants, sloth bears, wild boars, deer, water buffalo, and a vibrant array of bird species.

The Yala Experience

1. Thrilling Jeep Safaris: Experience the thrill of a Jeep Safari through the rugged terrains and dense forests of Yala National Park. With Lanka Tour Host, you’ll traverse the park's diverse landscapes, from lush forests and open grasslands to coastal lagoons and sandy beaches. Our experienced guides will lead you to the best spots for wildlife sightings, ensuring a safe and informative adventure.

2. Rich Biodiversity: Yala National Park is a biodiversity hotspot, featuring a wide range of ecosystems that support a diverse array of flora and fauna. Whether you're a bird watcher, a big cat enthusiast, or a general nature lover, Yala offers something for everyone. Spotting peacocks displaying their plumage, crocodiles basking in the sun, and monkeys swinging through the trees are just a few of the many highlights.

3. Scenic Beauty: Beyond its wildlife, Yala National Park is a place of stunning natural beauty. The park’s landscapes are a photographer’s dream, offering picturesque views of rocky outcrops, serene lagoons, and the Indian Ocean. The changing light throughout the day creates a magical atmosphere, perfect for capturing breathtaking images.

Guided Tours with Lanka Tour Host

With Lanka Tour Host, your visit to Yala National Park is enhanced by the expertise of our knowledgeable guides. They provide valuable insights into the park's ecology, animal behavior, and the conservation efforts in place to protect this unique environment. Our tours are designed to be educational, exciting, and respectful of the natural habitat.

Responsible Tourism

At Lanka Tour Host, we prioritize responsible tourism practices. We ensure that all our activities in Yala National Park are conducted in a manner that minimizes environmental impact and respects the natural behavior of wildlife. Our commitment to conservation and sustainable tourism means that you can enjoy your adventure with the assurance that you are contributing to the preservation of this precious ecosystem.

  • Experience English speaking Chauffeur with A/C Comfortable new Vehicle
  • Entrance Tickets mentioned the Itinerary
  • Dinner in Refresh restaurant in Tissamaharama.
  • Drinking water
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Beverages
  • Lunch
  • Tips and Donation

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Private Tour

Tour's Location

Colombo, Sri Lanka

What is included in the Yala National Park tour package?

The tour package includes entrance tickets to all attractions, jeep charges for the safari in Yala National Park, and drinking water throughout the trip. Beverages are not included.

How long does the entire tour take?

The tour is a full-day excursion, starting early in the morning and returning to Colombo in the evening. The exact duration may vary depending on the traffic and the time spent at each attraction.

What should I bring for the Jeep Safari in Yala National Park?

We recommend bringing comfortable clothing, a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a camera or binoculars for wildlife spotting. Drinking water is provided, but you may want to bring additional snacks or beverages.

Is the Jeep Safari suitable for children and elderly travelers?

Yes, the Jeep Safari is suitable for children and elderly travelers. However, please inform us in advance if you have any specific requirements or concerns so we can make appropriate arrangements.

Can I customize the itinerary or add more attractions to the tour?

While the standard itinerary is designed to provide the best experience, we can customize the tour to meet your preferences. Please contact Lanka Tour Host in advance to discuss any specific requests or additional attractions you wish to visit.

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