Private Day Trip to Yala National Park from Colombo

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Private Day Trip to Yala National Park from Colombo
from £192.56
This tour starts at 7:30am with pickup from your hotel in Colombo, Negombo, or Kaluthara. From there, you will visit Weligama to see the stilt fisherman at work, and then proceed to Yala National Park for a Jeep Safari. The tour ends with drop off at your hotel, and dinner is included in the price.
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In Brief

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
12 to 15 hours
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Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Galle Fort, Church Street, Galle 80000 Sri Lanka

Visit Galle fort

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Stilt Fishermen Sri Lanka, Koggala Sri Lanka

Visit Stilt fishermen in Weligama.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Yala National Park Sri Lanka

Transfer to the Jeep at 2:00 p.m to National park Safari

Duration: 4 minutes

Stop At: Tissamaharama, Tissamaharama, Southern Province

Dinner in Refresh Restaurant and back to Colombo

Duration: 1 hour


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • National Park fees
  • Bottled water
  • Dinner
  • Driver/guide
  • Entry/Admission - Stilt Fishermen Sri Lanka
  • Entry/Admission - Yala National Park


  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Lunch

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pickup from Colombo Negombo Kaluthara, Benthota hotels


  • Bandaranayake Intl Airport, Colombo Sri Lanka


  • Colombo Port

Additional Information

  • 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

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 1 out of 5 based on the last 1 recent reviews

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.
• Submitted 30 Dec 2017

In Brief

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
12 to 15 hours
See Availability