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Sri Lanka: Gal Oya National Park Overnight Tour

Activity provider: Beyond Escapes

Sri Lanka: Gal Oya National Park Overnight Tour

Activity provider: Beyond Escapes

From US$ 550 per person

Experience the trip of a lifetime – an overnight stay and safari tours on both jeep and boat through stunning Gal Oya, the most untouched of Sri Lanka’s national parks.

About this activity

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Duration 2 days
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Live tour guide
Gujarati
Pickup included
Pickup from most of the centrally located hotels in Arugam Bay and Pasikuda
Small group
Limited to 6 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • See all the wild beauty of a Sri Lankan national park on this overnight tour
  • Spend the night in a comfortable wooden eco bungalow in a national park
  • Discover a unique way to spot wildlife, maybe even elephants, with a boat safari
  • Take a jeep safari tour through the national park and see the wildlife up close
  • See over 32 species of wildlife at Sri Lanka’s most untouched national park
Full description

Take an adventurous trip to the Gal Oya National Park on this overnight tour. Experience Sri Lanka’s wildlife highlights via both jeep and boat and enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime stay at the Oya Lodge with all meals included.

The adventure starts with a pickup from your accommodation. You’ll be driven to Gal Oya Lodge, to check in to one of the inviting wooden eco bungalows.

After enjoying lunch at the lodge’s main restaurant, embark on a jeep safari to explore the richness of Gal Oya’s wildlife. This national park is a sanctuary to 32 species of terrestrial mammals, including the langur, toque macaque, leopards, sloth bears, elephants, water buffalo, and more.

If you’re feeling more intrepid, the safari can continue on foot. Hike through the park with our expert naturalists to explore hidden corners of the park and see the wildlife up close.

After the first adventure, arrive back at the lodge to refresh before dinner at the lodge. The next day, following a delicious breakfast, start your exciting morning boat safari.

Enjoy the only opportunity in Sri Lanka which allows you to spot wildlife from the water: a unique way to immerse yourself in the animals’ habitats. With a little luck, you might even spot elephants swimming between islands or bathing at the lake’s edge on this 2-3 hour trip. 

Finally, arrive back at your lodge before being driven back to your accommodation. 

 

Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Meals
  • Afternoon jeep safari
  • Morning boat safari
  • Wildlife guide
  • Refreshments
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants 12 and older must present physical or digital proof that they've been fully vaccinated with a FDA or WHO-approved vaccine administered at least 14 days before the performance date. Children between 5-11 years old must present proof that they've received at least one dose of a FDA or WHO-approved vaccine and be accompanied by a vaccinated adult meeting the theater's entry requirements. Guests whose last vaccine dose (excluding boosters) was fewer than 14 days before the performance date must also present either a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the performance starts or a negative antigen test taken no more than 6 hours before the performance starts

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What to bring

  • Hat
  • Change of clothes
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Toiletries

Product ID: 411550