Day 01 –
- Pick up from hotel & proceed to Udawalawe
- Visit Elephant transit home
- Safari of Udawalawe National park
- Proceed to Yala for overnight stay
Dinner & Overnight stay in Yala
Day 02 –
- Early morning safari of Yala national park
- Breakfast at hotel
- Short city tour of Galle
- Drop at hotel
Udawalawe National Park
Udawalawe lies south of the central hills of the island, and it surround the man made reservoir of Udawalawe, which is part of the park. It is a mixture of abandoned teak plantation, scrub jungle & grassland. The dry season is best to watch many herds of elephant that roam the park; which is usually between May & September. Almost the entire park is covered with tall, reedy Pohon grass, which grows all year round. Udawalawe is a superb place to watch elephants. An estimated 450 elephants live here.
Yala National Park
Sri Lanka’s premier national park is popular for Elephant, Leopard, Bear, Crocodile and wild Boar. Located to the south east of the island, the main physical features are sand dunes, lagoons, dry river, stream beds, rocky outcrops and scrub / thorn forest at 97,800 hectares, this is the second largest of Sri Lanka’s national parks. Its open undulating terrain made it famous for elephants for many years, but recently the park has also received much fame through publicity by National Geographic, BBC and the Discovery TV channels, which focused on a leopard research / conservation and identification project. Claims have subsequently been made that Yala national park has the world’s highest concentration of leopard per square kilometer.
Galle said to be the famous Tarshish of the Bible is the port where the Portugeese first landed in Sri Lanka. The famous fort in Galle was originally built by the Portuguese in 1589 and named Santa Cruz. After the Dutch occupation it was destroyed and rebuilt on a larger scale to cover an area of 36 hectares. Fortified by the Dutch who ruled maritime Sri Lanka in the 17th & 18th centuries the city still retains the air of old Holland. Old Dutch churches and monuments with armorial bearings, well preserved fort and ramparts, imposing crested and monogrammed gateway dated 1669, many well preserved Old Dutch houses and narrow alleys still bearing Dutch names.
Does Not Include
- Transportation in an A/C vehicle
- Service of an English or German speaking professional guide
- All Government Taxes
- Jeep Cost for Safari
- Entrance fees
- Expenses of personal nature
- Camera permits