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DAYS YALA / GALLE

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Programme
Day 01 –
  • Pick up from hotel & proceed to Yala
  • En-route visit a turtle farm
  • Boat safari of Madu river
  • City tour of Galle
  • Dinner & Overnight stay in Yala
Day 02 –
  • Early morning Safari of Yala National park
  • Visit Wewurukannala Temple
  • Visit a Batik Factory
  • Drop at hotel
Highlights

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 – Galle said to be the famous Tarshish of the Bible is the port where the Portuguese 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

Wewurukannala Temple  Dikkawella wevurukannala Temple 20Km east of Matara has one of the most unusual objects for a temple. That is a huge clock order invented in 1927 by a juvenile offender in detention, but still in working order.

Does Not Include
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Camera permits

Amenities

All Government Taxes
English or German speaking professional Guide
Entrance fees
Overnight tours on H/B basis
Transportation in an A/C vehicle

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