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Udawalawe Afternoon Safari - Private Day Trip From Colombo provided by Lankan Detours

Udawalawe Afternoon Safari - Private Day Trip From Colombo

Udawalawe Afternoon Safari - Private Day Trip From Colombo
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About
Udawalawe National Park is the best National Park in Sri Lanka. This is a very exciting day trip from Colombo and the drive is approximately four hours from Colombo. During your visit, it is not unusual to see whole herds of adults and young elephants – feeding or bathing and playing in the water! In addition to this main attraction, the park is home to many Water Buffalo, Water Monitor, Lizards, Sambar Deer, Monkeys and the occasional Leopard, as well as being an exciting location for Bird enthusiasts.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12-15 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12-15 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 90837P3
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private, air conditioned vehicle with English-speaking chauffeur guide
  • Jeep at Udawalawe National Park (if option selected)
  • Local taxes, parking and highway charges
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch (if option selected)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
  • The personal spending (Tips, Laundry, Mini Bar, Telephone, Internet, Fax etc)
  • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
  • Any other services not specified above
Duration
12–15 hours
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We will pick up anywhere in Colombo 1 to 15 and Negombo
  • Colombo, Colombo, Western Province
  • Airports:
  • Bandaranayake Intl Airport, Colombo Sri Lanka
  • Ports:
  • Port of Colombo කොළඹ වරාය கொழும்பு துறைமுகம், 19 Chaithya Rd, Colombo 00100, Sri Lanka
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking, however, Infant meals not included
  • A significant amount of walking is involved
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Not recommended for participants with back problems, heart complaints or other serious medical conditions & pregnant women
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Each traveller is allowed a maximum of 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on bag. Oversized or excessive luggage (e.g. surfboards, golf clubs or bikes) may have certain restrictions, please inquire with the operator prior to travel to confirm if your excess luggage is acceptable
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private, air conditioned vehicle with English-speaking chauffeur guide
  • Jeep at Udawalawe National Park (if option selected)
  • Local taxes, parking and highway charges
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch (if option selected)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
  • The personal spending (Tips, Laundry, Mini Bar, Telephone, Internet, Fax etc)
  • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
  • Any other services not specified above
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We will pick up anywhere in Colombo 1 to 15 and Negombo
  • Colombo, Colombo, Western Province
  • Airports:
  • Bandaranayake Intl Airport, Colombo Sri Lanka
  • Ports:
  • Port of Colombo කොළඹ වරාය கொழும்பு துறைமுகம், 19 Chaithya Rd, Colombo 00100, Sri Lanka
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
12–15 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking, however, Infant meals not included
  • A significant amount of walking is involved
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Not recommended for participants with back problems, heart complaints or other serious medical conditions & pregnant women
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Each traveller is allowed a maximum of 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on bag. Oversized or excessive luggage (e.g. surfboards, golf clubs or bikes) may have certain restrictions, please inquire with the operator prior to travel to confirm if your excess luggage is acceptable
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Colombo
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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    Udawalawe National Park
    Stop: 4 hours
    Framed by soaring highlands on its northern boundary, the Uda Walawe National Park is one of the world's best places to see wild elephants. Largely comprised of grasslands and bush forest, it's also one of the best national parks in Sri Lanka for game spotting.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Fabian Ko
Hong Kong, China5 contributions
Udawalawe Safari experience
Sep 2019 • Couples
The day started with a very prompt pickup from the hotel at 7 am, where we were greeted by a friendly driver and off we went on our road trip towards the Udawalawe National Park. Two large bottles of chilled water were provided, but as it was a long drive, travellers should probably best watch their water consumption during the ride, but luckily it was not the driver's first rodeo so he knows exactly where to go for toilet breaks when nature calls.
Upon the end of the first leg of the journey, we arrived at a resort near the National Park, where we had a local buffet lunch; obviously it was not a five star hotel buffet, but it was definitely better than any packed lunch, and was genuinely above our expectations.
After lunch, we got onto the sightseeing off-road-er and entered the park. Long story short: elephants, peacocks, eagles, buffaloes...yidi yada...The driver from the road trip also got on, and became the second spotter of animals together with the off-road-er driver. They were quite knowledgeable as to what the animals were, but did not go on to give a lecture about them, which we thought was very appropriate. For the next few hours, we spot different animals, stop for pictures...the usual touristy things. The driver was very accommodating for us and quite observant to how much time to stop for each occasion. When it rained during the Safari visit, the driver literally stopped and jumped out to install the rain guards for us, and roll them back up when we prompted him when we thought the rain was small enough to resume normal open viewing.
After the park, we went back to the resort to change cars, and off we went again for the homeward bound journey.
The entire day was planned and very well executed. Note to travellers who are worried about waking up early: don't be! You will have plenty of opportunities (and time) to sleep on the journey to and from the park.

Great experience; 5/5.
Written September 19, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Fabian, Greetings from Lankan Detours.. First of all, thank you for your review on TripAdvisor and for choosing Lankan Detours as your tour operator in Sri Lanka. I am glad that you have enjoy the entire trip. Its a great review which makes us so happy. I totally appreciate your kind words on our staff. Thanks for commenting on our driver Niroshan. He is very outstanding performer in our company. He has vast experience on tourism in Sri Lanka. He is helpful to the guest and he takes care like his own family. Its great that you were able to see more animals. We plan and put much effort to makes our guests satisfy during there journey. Hope to see you once again in our beautiful country! Much Love & Respect Abdul
Written September 30, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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