Optional Tours for Sri Lanka - Yala
Optional tours will be available for purchase locally. They are subject to the following terms:
- The tour descriptions and prices listed below are based on 2019 rates and are provided for information purposes only.
- The following list may not reflect all excursions available at the time of the trip departure.
- Excursions are subject to maximum/minimum numbers. They may be cancelled locally.
- The tour company reserves the right to rearrange the order of tours subject to local conditions, including weather & site closures.
- Excursions booked during the tour can be made in cash or credit and will be payable in U.S. Dollars (USD)
3 Lakes Revisited - 2 hrs 30 mins - $70
Discover three lakes and their diverse eco-system that is host to a variety of bird species. Begin with Yoda Wewa that used to be a dry low land zone which was converted into a water retention facility by the Ruhuna Royalty in the past. It serves now as a tank that supports a variety of bird species. Continue to the large artificial Tissa Wewa lake, which was part of a sophisticated irrigation system, built by King Kavantissa in the 2nd century BC of the ancient Southern Kingdom of Ruhuna. Here, view a variety of aquatic birds including bitterns, herons and egrets. Conclude your tour at beautiful Debara Wewa lake covered with water lilies and a haven for birdlife.
Birdwatching: Bundala National Park - 3 hrs - $150
Today, explore Bundala National Park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, that is regarded as Sri Lanka’s premier birdwatching destination. The area covers wetlands, grasslands, forest patches and sand dunes providing the ideal sanctuary for water birds as well as other animals. Experience the rich biodiversity of the park, home to 197 species of birds of which 58 are migratory and to 32 species of mammals. During your tour, you might be able to spot birds such as the greater flamingo, peacock, Eurasian spoonbill, and the incredible painted stork.
Guided Nature Walk - 2 hrs - $15
Embark on a nature walk with your knowledgeable guide along the trail within the resort surroundings. Marvel at the breathtaking views and discover the diverse wildlife with the help of your guide, while hiking the unpaved paths. If you are lucky you might be able to spot a leopard. Climb down the great dunes and walk towards the beach to meet some sea crabs that scurry along near your feet. Afterward, return back to your resort.
Jeep Safari to Yala National Park - 3 hours - $140
Located in the southeast of Sri Lanka, Yala National Park is a wildlife sanctuary that boasts the highest density of leopards in the world and is home to 44 varieties of mammals and 215 bird species. Explore the park's diverse fauna with more than 280 species of plants while driving through light forests, scrubs, grasslands, and lagoons, During your jeep safari your expert guide will help you look for leopards, elephants, water buffalo, sloth bears, sambars, jackals, spotted deer, peacocks, and crocodiles.