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Budget-Friendly Wildlife Tour in Sri Lanka

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Budget Arugambay Tours offer you an excellent and experienced safari and wildlife experience in Yala National Park. You will be treated with utmost care and will be delighted by the quality of the experience you receive. With a chance to spot wildlife such as leopards, bears, elephants, crocodiles, deer, buffaloes, and birds, this safari is the perfect fit for those who want to embrace nature and get away from their busy life. Don't miss out on this chance!

Key information

  • Private safari
  • Group size: Minimum of 1 and maximum of 15 persons
  • Children policy: Children from the age of 5 years are allowed to participate under the supervision of a parent or guardian.
  • Starting point and ending point: Starts and ends in Arugam Bay
  • Languages: English and French-speaking guide
  • All park fees are included.

Meet the guides

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Highlights

  • Morning lakeside bird-watching
  • Explore the beauty of Yala National Park with 1 game drive
  • A chance to spot leopards, bears, elephants, crocodiles, and buffaloes
  • Transport from/to Arugambay to Yala National Park (two ways)
  • Safari in an open-sided 4x4 vehicle
  • 1 lagoon safari and one surf lesson
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 3 nights accommodation

Styles


3 activity days in English
The organizer also speaks: Czech, French, German, Russian
Group size: Maximum of 15 participants
Airport transfer available:
Bandaranaike International Airport (US$145 per person)
Airport transfer available:
Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (US$125 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
11:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

During the safari, you will stay at accommodations arranged by Budget Arugambay Tours.

Program

Day 1: Arrival at your base camp

You will arrive at the base camp at Star Rest Hotel in Arugam Bay. You may want to go on a village tour in the sunset, experiencing the local life. Drinks and dinner will be provided by the outside fireplace or under lantern light. Accommodation will be in an air-conditioned room.

Day 2: Evening game drive

Wake up early in the morning for breakfast and tea. Afterwards, drive to Yala by car. After resting, have lunch in the village. Afterwards, go on an afternoon safari drive until sunset for leopard, bear, elephant, crocodile, deer, buffalo, and bird spotting. After the safari, stay at a Yala hotel. Dinner and chill will be provided under lantern light.

Day 3

Wake up early in the morning for breakfast and tea. Afterwards, Drive to Arugam Bay by car. After resting, have lunch in the hotel and the evening enjoy a lagoon safari.

Day 4: Surf lesson and goodbyes

If you wish, you can go on a morning surf lesson. After that, return for breakfast. Afterwards, you may set off on your travels.

Included excursions

One trip to ancient Ella Waterfall is included in the price. There will also be a lagoon (boat) safari during the itinerary.

Guides

Faina Mohamed

Ansa Moha

Sal Khan

Ravi Shan

Location

Budget Arugambay Tours provides hours of relaxing animal viewing and bird watching in Yala National Park. Sunsets in the area are particularly beautiful.

Food

You will be served breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the tour, as well as drinks. Please be sure to communicate special dietary requirements (including vegetarian), if any, to Budget Arugambay Tours.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Seafood
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Ukanda Temple
  • Relaxing dip in the ocean on the seaside of Arugam Bay
  • Surfing points
  • Village tour
  • Visit Lahugala National Park
  • Visit Magul Maha Viharaya
  • Visit Muhudu Maha Viharaya

Spa treatments

There is free normal massage available.

What's included

  • 1 game drive
  • Park fees
  • Morning lakeside bird-watching
  • Explore the beauty of Yala National Park
  • A chance to spot leopards, bears, elephants, crocodiles, deer, birds, and buffaloes
  • Ella Waterfall
  • 1 lagoon safari
  • 1 surf lesson
  • Free normal massage
  • Free laundry service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking area
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drinks
  • 3 nights accommodation

What's not included

  • Air tickets
  • Airport transfer (125 - 145 USD)
  • Personal expenses

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) or Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (HRI). Transfer from and to these airports is available at an additional price. The private taxi fee from Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) is 145 USD per way. From Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (HRI), the transfer costs 125 USD.

Airport: Bandaranaike International Airport Airport transfer available: Bandaranaike International Airport (US$145 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport Airport transfer available: Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (US$125 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
Early bird Discount
This listing has a early bird discount of 5%. You must pay the deposit before 2024-Dec-31 to qualify for this discount.
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