Yala National Park, one of Sri Lanka’s premier eco-tourism destinations and most visited national parks. Recognised as the second largest national park in Sri Lana, Yala lies in the southeast district of the country and nearly 300 kilometres away from Colombo. The park includes five blocks covering an area of 979 square kilometres. Ruhunu National Park, Yala East called Kumana National Park and Lunugamvehera National Park are some of the national parks spreading within its vicinity. Yala was listed as a wildlife sanctuary in 1938.
Yala’s tropical climate influences various ecosystems including tropical rain forests, freshwater and swamps that are home to diverse flora and fauna. Among them, 215 bird species, highest leopard density, 300 vegetation species, 18 amphibian species and 21 freshwater fish are the unique characteristics of Yala.
Yes, adventure tour to Yala Sri Lanka is for green panthers who adore nature travels and love to spot animals in the wild.
Yes, the tour can be tailored to meet your request. Do inform us in advance to add more stopovers.
The Yala National Park operates all days except September as it is the breeding season.
Airport – Yala – Airport
Our driver will pick you at the airport or hotel you are accommodating in Sri Lanka and drive you to Yala. Be prepared for an exciting adventure tour to Yala Sri Lanka, a visit not to be missed under any circumstances. You will no longer doubt that a safari will be a great moment of your holiday in Sri Lanka. The trip to Yala is rather long, so you may request a few breaks en-route to Yala for snacking and meals.
The blocks open to visit The block 1 and 2 or the Palatupana & Katagamuwa remains open for an adventure tour to Yala Sri Lanka from the end of October whereas the Galge & Yala West on Buttala-Kataragama Road commence throughout the year.
Entrance to Yala Visitors can enter from any four gates which are Palatupana, Katagamuwa, Galge and Yala West. The two entrances at Palatupana and Katagamuwa heading to the block 1 and 2 are the most visited and congested areas of Yala while Galge on the Buttala to Kataragama Road leading to block 3 and 5 are common among the visitors who prefer fewer crowds.
Travellers may also come across jumbos and other wild animals roaming on the Buttala-Kataragama route which exactly drives through the park. Never be afraid of elephants; they do it as a routine of asking fruits from passengers by blocking the ways. Once you settle the request, they move and open the way to drive. But, don’t expect every elephant blocking the motorway would be human-friendly - Be vigilant; never try to frighten them and ruin your adventure tour to Yala Sri Lanka.
Upon arrival at Yala National Park, visitors get on board to the jeeps for a safari. Most of the vehicles are open roof so that you can have a clear view of the surrounding. As you begin touring around the park, go, search for the "big four" - leopards, elephants, lazy bears and buffaloes. Stopover near natural waterholes to spot the storks, crocodiles and water buffaloes sharing the space to relax the day. Observe the monkeys hanging on treetops, elephants roaming around and leopards running behind preys.
You will also encounter tall trees for a shade and numerous plantations scattered across the park. Capture photographs as many as you can; transform your day trip in Yala to an everlasting memory.
We will drive you to the accommodation at the end of the trip.
Travellers will be visiting Si Lanka’s most visited and renowned park in the southeast region, Yala National Park. You will be going on a jeep safari around the Yala National Park.