Why Yala National Park?
For a chance to glimpse the endangered Sri Lankan Leopards
Sri Lanka’s most renowned National Park, Yala, is in the southeast of the country and encompasses a large area of forest, savannah and lagoons. It is home to an incredible array of wildlife, including elephants, leopards, crocodiles, monkeys and buffaloes.
Note: For stays between 1st August 2019 and 31st January 2020, the Sri Lankan government has relaxed the visa requirements, meaning you can travel there VISA-FREE!
Yala National Park Highlights
Here we have selected a few of the sights and experiences that you really should see on a visit to Yala National Park.
This ancient rock temple is a place of worship for devotees. It is believed that in ancient times this rock temple housed a total of 12,000 monks.
Magul Maha Viharaya
Magul Maha Viharaya is believed to have been the location for the marriage of King KavanTissa to Vihara Maha Devi. You could combine a visit to Sithulpauwe and Magul MahaViharaya as they are fairly close to each other
While most of the long coastal stretch that hugs the park is out of bounds for humans, the park lets you get off at designated places. It gives you a chance to exercise your legs and take a stroll on the golden sandy beaches.
A selection of tours to Yala National Park
Sri Lanka Group Tour Culture
Sri Lanka Highlights
12 day tour from £2,099
This 12 day tour of Sri Lanka includes history, wildlife, tea and beaches
Sri Lanka Tailor Made Beach
Sri Lanka Tour & Beach
16 day tour from £2,295
Explore some of Sri Lanka's cultural and scenic highlights, including the Cultural Triangle, a tea plantation and a jeep safari, on this memorable 16 day tour.