Start the day with a morning pickup from your hotel in Galle at 8am. On the way to Yala from Galle, you’ll visit the Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery, about a 30-minute drive from Galle. Learn about turtles, their life at sea, and the preservation of this beautiful species.
You'll then continue to Yala National Park, where you’ll transfer into a safari Jeep. Drive into the park, where you can see everything from leopards crossing in front of your vehicle, wild elephants drinking at the watering hole, and Sri Lankan black bears wandering in the forest. You can also see wild boars and peacocks on your journey.
Then head to Kataragama, a pilgrimage town sacred to the Buddhist, Hindu, and Vedda (an aboriginal people inhabiting the forest of Sri Lanka. Learn about the town’s deity Katharagama, also known as prince Skhandha, as you discover more details about Sri Lankan religious traditions. We then return to Galle where you will be dropped back off to your hotel.