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The second largest national park in Sri Lanka, Yala is situated in the Southeast part of the island, 300 kilometres from Colombo. The park has 44 species of mammals and 215 species of birds. The park has one of the highest concentrations in the world and around 350 Asian elephants. Also present are sloth bears, golden palm civets, Sri Lankan krait and crocodiles. The coastline around the park is visited by leatherback and loggerhead sea turtles.

Yala National Park has a variety of ecosystems including moist monsoon forests, dry monsoon forests, semi deciduous forests, thorn forests, grasslands, fresh water and marine wetlands, and sandy beaches. One region of the park even has wild rice growing during the rainy season, when it floods.

Demon King Ravana established his kingdom here with Ravana Kotte, now submerged in the sea, as its boundary. Seafaring traders brought Indo-Aryan civilisation with them and a large number of tanks are the evidence of a rich hydraulic and agricultural civilisation dating back to 5th century BC. Situlpahuwa, which was the home for 12,000 arahants, is situated within the park area along with Magul Vihara, which built in 87 BC and Akasa Chaitiya, which constructed in 2nd century BC. Agriculture flourished in area in previous times.

To get you started with planning your holiday to Yala National Park, we have showcased below some popular itineraries requested by our clients which we hope will inspire your visit to Sri Lanka

Leopard | Yala National Park | Sri Lanka
Wild About Sri Lanka
10 days FROM $2,299

Go wild in Sri Lanka visiting Yala, Udawalawe and Bandula National Parks. Add to this Whale Watching in Mirissa and most of the country's famed cultural triangle and you've got an action packed 10 days!

Leopard | Yala NP | Sri Lanka
Go Wild in Sri Lanka
8 Days FROM $0

Release your wild side in Sri Lanka and explore some of the country's best natural hotspots including Yala National Park, Udawalawe National Park and Bandula National Park in 8 glorious days.

Beach and culture holiday | Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Unplugged
15 days FROM $4,389

Private Tour.Experience the best of Sri Lanka. Colourful Colombo, ancient cities, Buddhist temples, colonial relics, an elephant orphanage, spice and flower gardens, tea plantations, wildlife, topped off with some blissful beach time in Kalutara!

Tailormade Holidays to Yala National Park

On the Go are expert at planning holidays in Sri Lanka — tailored to suit your individual requirements. Please have a look at some of the tailormade itineraries below that we have created for our clients which include Yala National Park.

Elephant Reach Hotel, Yala National Park
Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Elephant Reach is a comfortable eco-hotel with chalets and standard rooms, all of which are spacious and elegantly furnished. The grounds are lush and green and there is a gorgeous outdoor pool and welcoming bar.

Taprospa Tissa, Yala National Park
Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Featuring an outdoor infinity pool facing beautiful Tissa Lake, Taprospa Waterfront offers air-conditioned rooms housed in a low-rise wooden building. It features a lake-facing restaurant, in-room breakfast and tour services. The classically furnished rooms feature warm colour schemes and elegant wood fittings and flooring.

Accommodation on Tour

For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Simple
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

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