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Yala game drives from Chaaya Wild Yala

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Yala game drives from Chaaya Wild Yala

Can anyone tell me the true cost for a safari game drive when staying at Chaaya Wild Yala? I need the per person cost (there are 4 of us travelling).

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1. Re: Yala game drives from Chaaya Wild Yala

Hi there,

For the usual 3-hour drive that would be Rs 4,500 (jeep hire) and 12,000 (4 x 3,000 entrance fee including tracker) is Rs 16,500.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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Thanks Erik!

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3. Re: Yala game drives from Chaaya Wild Yala

hi Paul,

i replied to a similar post:

tripadvisor.com/…48193858

that last time i was in Chaaya, they had very good rates for jeeps (4000rps)

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4. Re: Yala game drives from Chaaya Wild Yala

Thanks. I am confused though as Chaaya Wild just sent me details that has usd60 per person (usd240 for all 4 of us) for 1 x 3hour game drive.... do you advise not booking game drives through the hotel but do it locally?

Thx,

paul

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5. Re: Yala game drives from Chaaya Wild Yala

Hi again,

If this is their price for sure avoid the hotel booking rates yes!

The hotel staff varies a lot, some are even known for the obnoxious 'Hi Mr. Erik sorry we don't know your block rate booking from Agoda but we are glad to sell you a new rack rate room' trick, so would not surprise us if in the safari organising they also had some bad-apple-staff trying to overcharge...

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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6. Re: Yala game drives from Chaaya Wild Yala

geez. that is just crazy! as erik mentioned, if those are the hotel rates, then yes, do avoid them.

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