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1 day Safari **Experienced Independent Local Guide

By Dilan

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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!

Overview

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.
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Trip Inclusions

US$ 77.08 13,999.82 LKR per group (max group size of 6)
  • 1 private full-day game drive
  • Jeep and driver
  • Water (1 bottle per person)
  • Transportation from your hotel in Tissamaharama to Yala national park
  • 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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Transport

Pick-up
05:00AM
Your hotel in Tissamaharama
Drop-off
06:00PM
Your hotel in Tissamaharama

Availability

Trips available daily
Feb 25
Tuesday
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Feb 26
Wednesday
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Feb 27
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Feb 28
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Feb 29
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Mar 01
Sunday
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Bookings should be made at least 3 days in advance. View the full calendar to request other dates.

Itinerary

Please note that this is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
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

  • 5:00AM Pick up from hotel
  • 7:30/8:00AM Breakfast by the river or on the beach
  • 12:00PM Lunch
  • 6:45PM Return to hotel

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

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

Other Things to Know

Cancellation and Exchange Policy
While we understand that plans change, we also have to be fair to each supplier, who needs time to prepare logistics for your trip such as manpower, food, permits, and more.
Flexible cancellation policy
As Dilan pays for your trip’s logistics in advance, full refunds will only be for trips cancelled 5 days before your trip starts.
Flexible Date Policy
You may also change your trip date once up to 3 days before your trip starts. Any date change are subject to availability.
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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