Private Day Trip to Yala National Park from Colombo

Galle, Sri Lanka

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15 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English


Yala National Park is Sri Lanka’s second-biggest, and a long-but-doable day trip from the Colombo region. This private tour makes it a comfortable round-trip, and includes a 4x4 safari around the plains and lagoons to look for leopards, elephants, birds, and more. Plus, en route, you pass Galle Fort and view Sri Lanka's stilt fishermen. Private transport, entry fees, dinner, and Colombo, Negombo, or Kalutara hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Yala National Park private day trip from Colombo, Negombo, or Kalutara
  • Make the most of a long trip: see Galle Fort and stilt fishermen on the way
  • 4x4 game drive to look for Yala’s leopards, elephants, and other wildlife
  • Includes private return door-to-door transport, plus entry fees, and dinner


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • National Park fees
  • Local taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Dinner
  • Driver/guide
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Entry/Admission - Yala National Park


  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Lunch

Departure Point

Colombo, Negombo, Kaluthara Hotels

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

Tour ends with drop-off at your hotel
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Infant seats available
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Bede Siman T
, Dec 2017

The trip itinerary simply does not work. The driver arrived early so our trip started 10 minutes before the pickup time 7:30am in the itinerary. We were told by the driver that we had to enter the Yala Park before 3:00pm. So after more than 2-hours drive from Colombo to Galle, we only stayed at Galle Fort for 15 minutes and visited Stilt Fishermen Weligama for 5 minutes. It then took us almost 4 hours to a restaurant near Yala where we could only pack something before changing to the Safari Jeep for another 45-minutes drive to the Park. We could not see any wild animal in the park because of the hot weather in the afternoon. We left the Park at 5:30 pm half-an-hour before the close time to the same place we packed lunch for dinner. After dinner a very poor one, it took us almost 5 hours back to Colombo and we arrived hotel at 12:30 am expected to be 11:00pm in the itinerary. The traffic was not bad throughout the day and the tour itinerary is simply a trap. One should never go into this trap again.


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