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Set off through the wilds of Yala National Park on a photographic safari to spot elephants, sloth bear, and other indigenous wildlife. This is one of the largest and most heralded National Parks in Sri Lanka and you’ll explore it in truly rugged fashion. On your way, stop at the renowned Jetwing Yala Hotel to enjoy a traditional high tea. Upon arrival at Yala, you’ll hop into a 4x4 Safari Jeep, along with a local guide and park expert, and bound across the unspoiled terrain on a three-hour wildlife expedition. Yala is home to 44 mammal species and 215 bird species, so keep watch for elephants, sloth bear, deer, wild boar, colorful birds and exotic birds of prey. Snap awe-inspiring photos; learn about the wildlife spotted along the way; and marvel at the majesty of the scenery as you rumble through Yala National Park.
Relax and enjoy a panoramic 1.5-hour drive from Hambantota to Yala National Park.
Hop into a rough and ready Safari Jeep and set off through the protected wilderness.
Watch for incredible wildlife and bird species that call the park home.
What to BringShow
KeyCard and photo identification
What to WearShow
Hat and sunglasses
Guests must walk approximately 80 yards over uneven terrain with 15 steps.
Guests in wheelchairs and those with limited mobility should not select this tour.
Guests will encounter bumpy road conditions. Pregnant women and guests with back or neck conditions should take this into account.
Guests must be able to step up into Safari Jeeps independently.
Wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed.
04/16/18 Hambontana call: Guests will go straight to the safari at the national park, skipping the high tea at Jetiwing Yala Hotel – they will instead have a picnic lunch at a designated location inside the park.
Location Hambantota, Sri Lanka
Hambantota, Sri Lanka
Tour Code P802
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