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1 day Safari **Experienced Independent Local Guide

By Dilan

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From US$ 75.78
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At a Glance

At a Glance

1 day
Private trip

This is a 1 full-day game drive in Yala National Park with an experienced safari driver, and is perfect for those who have arranged their accommodation separately. The game drive takes place from 5am to 6:45pm, and enables you to fully appreciate the wildlife at Yala National Park.

Elephants
Wildlife
Hiking
National Park

Choose this if

Choose this if

You want a personable full-day safari experience in Yala National Park. Dilan runs his own business as an independent guide so show him some support!
Suitable For
Couples
Families with Kids
Small Groups
Solo Travellers

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What's included

What's included

US$ 75.78 14,084.14 LKR (max group size of 6)
  • Return Transfer from Tissamaharama
  • 1 private full-day game drive
  • Jeep and driver
  • Water (1 bottle per person)
  • All government taxes (VAT, NBT)
  • Park entrance fees (usually US $30/each for group sizes between 2-6 persons, and US $50 for solo traveller groups)
  • Food
  • Transport from hotels located outside the Tissamaharama area
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Where You'll Meet

Where You'll Meet

  • Anywhere in Tissamaharama

Availability

Availability

Trips available daily
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Bookings should be made at least 3 days in advance. View the full calendar to request other dates.

What You'll Do

What You'll Do

This is a sample itinerary and may be weather-dependent.
Day 1: Yala National Park
Yala National Park

Today you'll get the chance to spot birds, elephants and other wildlife in Yala National Park

  • 05:00am - Pick-up at Anywhere in Tissamaharama
  • 7:30/8:00AM Breakfast by the river or on the beach
  • 12:00PM Lunch
  • 06:45pm - Drop-off at Anywhere in Tissamaharama

Meet your guide

Meet your guide

Dilan

Dilan is an independent guide who has been showing the best of Yala to his guests for over 6 years. He has a few friends that work with him, who he asks to help out during busy times. No frills here, but a heartfelt and enjoyable ride of discovery!
8 years experience
Basic English
Community-Based
Wildlife-Safe

What others are saying

What others are saying

5.0 out of 1 helpful reviews
Marta Paradowska
07 Jan 2020 on SeekSophie

Dilan Policies

Dilan Policies

Flexible cancellation policy
Cancel for free 5 days before your trip starts. Cancellations after such date will not be eligible for refunds as Dilan would have paid for your trip’s logistics already.
Change of Date
You may also change your trip date once up to 3 days before your trip starts. Any date change are subject to availability.

Other Things to Know

Other Things to Know

Packing list for the trip
Binoculars
Casual clothing (ideally breathable as it may get hot)
Hat
Insect Repellent
Sunglasses
Sunscreen
Can you arrange transportation to/from Yala National Park?

Yes sure! If you're coming from any other parts of Sri Lanka (e.g. Colombo) to Yala National Park for your safari, or you need to head from Yala National Park to any other parts of Sri Lanka after your safari, we can provide a private car transfer. This will cost US $60 per 4-person car, per one-way transfer. Please do indicate in your booking form if you require this transfer.

Which Yala National Park Blocks do you visit?

Most of our safari partners visit Block 1 as that is the one that is closest to the towns of Tissamaharam and Kataragama where most of the hotels are. It is also the block which has the most wildlife. Block 5 is visited on occasion. The other blocks require special permission for entry. If you have a certain block in mind, do let us know and we can see if we can arrange!

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