Budget Wildlife Tour Experience in Sri Lanka –less USD 50 per Day (all Inclusive)

I am Sri Lankan working professional passionate with wildlife and nature photography. Though I have a basic camera and lens (camera body: canon 70D and lenses of 18-55mm & 55-250mm) and budgeted life style, I always prefer to go wildlife photography tour as low cost as possible.

With god grace I got a friend who could travel with me on same basis with lower budget of less than USD 50 per day tour to Wilpattu National Park of Sri Lanka(though 7 people could occupy in jeep we always prefer only 2 per jeep, because from any angel you can take photograph without disturbing other partner).

We planned to visit Wilpattu National Park on 22nd October 2015 for one day tour (Fullday tour from 6.00 AM to 6.00 PM) so we left from colombo 21st October 2015 night 10.30 Pm to Petteh private bus stand. Once we reach the bus stand we had a plain tea with rotti to boost us and then proceeds to a small shopping of 4 soft drinks (canned drink) and biscuits (250g) for our breakfast for our next day at Willpattu National Park. By11.15 pm we were at Colombo- vavuniya bus terminal and took Colombo – vavuniya Bus (via Puttalam route) at 11.40 pm.

By 2.45 AM bus stopped at madurankuli for a snack & breaks of 15 minutes and reaches Wilpattu Junction by 4.00 AM. As we discuss in advanced with our safari jeep driver, once we get down at Wilpattu Junction we called our safari tour coordinator (jeep driver) for pick up us and drop to room for a quick refresh, by 4.20Am safari driver came and pickup us and drop to room by 4.35 AM. After a quick refesh within 30 minutes we were get ready for a safari, we ask our jeep driver to come early as possible to go entrance as first visitor (commonly leopard sighting are high in early morning, so get into park early may bless us for a leopard sighting). So our jeep driver came by 5.10 AM and we reach Wilpattu National park Entrance by 5.25 AM as first visitor and 2nd visitor came by 5.35 AM.

By 6.00 AM counter was open and we proceeds to our wildlife photography experience. The month of october is known as rainy month at Wilpattu National Park, therefore we really felt we may not see a leopard for a whole day, but we may see a bear; even our safari driver said same. So from the time of entrance we could able to see a golden jackals, spotted deers, wildbore, peacock, bee eaters, fish eagle, serpent eagle, malabar hornbill and for the first time we show a sri lankan endemic hornbill and many more birds.

But luckily by 9.30AM our jeep driver spotted a Leopard at Talawila Villu(Lake) and this leopard sighting was lead till 12.00 Noon almost for 2.5 hours and I was filled my memory card with more than 400 photos of leopards. Than we proceeds to Kumbuka Villu for our lunch and after lunch we napped for an hour inside jeep. So this time would be good sleeping time for us and rest time for jeep driver too.

Than by 1.30PM we again proceeds to thalawila for spot a leopard again but we didn’t get a chance, so we were wait sometime at mannika villu as it is nearest lack to talawila lake. But no luck, but while waiting we could see again a couple of golden Jackals, Spotted Deers, Wildbore, Peacock, Bee eaters and many birds.

Due to a rainy season we left from there by 3.45 PM and reach entrance/ exit location by 5.30 PM. Just we entered to exit, a elephant was cross the road, so we were lucky to an elephant in that day too J.

Than we proceed to room and had a quick refresh; than same jeep driver drop us again at Willpattu Junction for us to take bus to Colombo. by 7.30 PM we taken jaffna –colombo bus and reach Colombo pettah Bus Stand by 11.00 PM and reach home by 11.45 Pm.

September 2015
September 2015
Wilpattu National Park -February 2015
Wilpattu National Park -February 2015

Our tour Cost Breakdown

Tuk Tuk charges from Home to Pettah Bus Stand LKR 150.00
Plain Tea and Rotti LKR 100.00
4 Soft Drinks and Biscuits LKR 1,365.00
Bus to Wilpattu Junction LKR 560.00
Snack at Mathurankuli LKR 130.00
3l Water Bottles LKR 180.00
Willpattu National Park Entrance Feel (3 Inclusing Jeep Driver) LKR 810.00
Safari Jeep Cost LKR 7,000.00
Tips to Jeep Driver LKR 1,000.00
Lunch LKR 540.00
Bus to Colombo LKR 560.00
Tuk Tuk charges from  Pettah Bus Stand to Home LKR 250.00
Room Charges LKR 1,250.00
Total LKR 13,895.00
Per Person LKR 6,947.50
in USD – USD 1 = LKR 140  USD       49.63

 

If you like to see photograph what we taken visit my Facebook Page : https://www.facebook.com/iloveyouprasanna

Or visit to youtube video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYGeKXlI5nE

If you have any questions please do write below comment, I am so passionate to give my answers.

 

Department of Wildlife Bungalows are Open for Public

Wildlife and Nature Protection Society of Sri Lanka (Ceylon) announced that WNPS Bungalows in Yala, Wilpattu and Udawalawe is now open for Non members of WNPS at same fee as now and WNPS members will obtain at a special rate.

The Bungalows in Yala, Wilpattu are cater upto 10 passengers and Udawalawe for 8 Passengers.

For more details contact to Wildlife and Nature Protection Society of Sri Lanka (Ceylon) on 0112 887390

Or see below image

Department of Wildlife Bungalows are Open for Public
Department of Wildlife Bungalows are Open for Public

Sri Lanka Holidays tour – Places to see in Sri Lanka

Think Sri Lanka and some of the things that come to mind are Asian elephants and Ceylon tea. Delve deeper and you’ll discover a nation of rich heritage and wonders including lush greenery, monasteries, palaces, temples and theatres.

The country is among the beauties of the sub-continent that features a peaceful environment and a hard-working community.

Among ancient cities, a visit to Anuradhapura is a must as it holds the title as a sacred city by Buddhists around the world. Kandy is a scene to behold. With spiraling roads and refreshing environment, Kandy is especially beautiful around the Monsoon season when cool temperatures call to unwind with a warm cup of Ceylon tea.

For the adventurous, water sports such as rafting and gliding are slowly gaining popularity across its gleaming streams.

Wildlife is abundant in Sri Lanka, as it is known to be among the top five hotspots for biodiversity. Visitors to the Bundala National Park can spot monkeys, fruit bats and various species of water and migratory birds, as well as other fauna and flora — a photographers treat.

 

Safari to view nature’s best

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is a nursery and breeding ground for wild Asian elephants. It’s a great place to get up close and personal with the mammals. Visitors can also feed the animals from a high point. You can also embark on a safari to view nature’s best.

Tea gardens spanning across lush fields denote the country’s booming tea production. Fresh, aromatic and bursting with flavour, Sri Lanka’s tea leaves are fragrant and refreshing, not to mention it offers great value for quality. It is also proud of its traditional crafts that showcase its distinct culture. Sri Lanka is also an attractive destination for medical tourism with world-class internationally accredited healthcare about 70 per cent comparatively cheaper than Singapore and Thailand.

Spas and massages are a favourite among tourists offering mineral-enriched packs and herbal, therapeutic concoctions to melt stress away.

According to the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA), the country saw a 19.8 per cent rise in tourist arrivals in 2014 with 1,527,153 visitors compared to 1,274,593 in 2013.

In January 2012, the country introduced the Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) for short-term visa in order to ease the flow of arrivals.

 

Ideal holiday destination

A chunk of Sri Lanka’s GDP comes from tourism and in an attempt to further raise numbers; the Ministry of Economic Development launched a five-year Tourism Development Strategy where it aims to reach a target number of 2.5 million visitors by the year 2016. This includes improving the country’s infrastructure, agriculture and product market.

A report by the Department of Census and Statistics shows that Sri Lanka’s GDP expanded by 7.7 per cent in the third quarter of 2014, compared to the same period the year before. Agriculture and tea production takes precedence in exports aside from textiles and rubber.

Keeping up with the rest of the world, Sri Lanka has set Millennium Development Goals (MDG) as a priority in the national agenda in a bid to improve the overall structure of the nation and combat poverty by the end of year 2015.

Its lush cities combined with warm hospitality and scrumptious food makes it an ideal holiday destination, attracting thousands of tourists every year. The UAE is home to a number of Sri Lankan expats, who take up respectable positions and contribute to their home country’s economy via remittances. The nation is on its way to steady growth alongside notable tourism and investment opportunities.

Courtesy: Farhana Chowdhury for Khaleej Times

 

Why Indian visits to Sri Lanka (Few Reasons to visit Sri Lanka)

Srilanka is a fast growing tourist destination in South Asian country which attracts more Sri Lanka Honeymoon Packages and Typical Sri Lanka cultured wedding Packages.  In addition to that Sri Lanka cater to all needs of your tourism in nature, Beaches, Wild life safaris, cultural tours, Sri Lanka History tour, Honeymoon Tour, Education Tour and Shopping tours within this tiny island.

But for last 20 years Indian Tourist to Sri Lanka is keeping as higher number of foreign tourist arrivals, these days the Indian tourist arrivals denoted about 16% of total tourist arrivals of Sri Lanka tourism.

There are few reasons for Indian Tourist to visit Sri Lanka

Cost of Air Travel Cost (Flight to Sri Lanka)

Flights are quite affordable, A Delhi-Kochi return fare for weekend would cost INR 16,905 while a Colombo return would cost INR 22,576. Plus,  of course a ‘foreign’ tag to boast about.

VISA Process

The Emigration and Travel Approval or ETA, equivalent to a visa, is online and comes in minutes. Immigration clearance in Colombo is a breeze with travellers getting a free SIM card.

Hotels

Booked online with no advance required – all payments on arrival. The rates for decent three to four star hotels range between INR 7,000 and 12,000 with breakfast and wifi free.

Liquor

Freely available and fairly cheap. Unlike Kerala you don’t have to hide beer in coffee mugs at bars

Getting around

The expressway to the city from the airport is a smooth drive. Cars can do up to 120 kmph on the southern expressway though many prefer the longer, more scenic route. Highway to Jaffna also good.

Food

Quite cheap with plentiful seafood, and so are taxis and public transport

Shopping

Not on the scale of Bangkok but Colombo does offer quite a few international brands at bargain prices. Also does great linen and handlooms

 

40% off from range of hotels for Commercial Bank Credit Card – till 31st March 2015

Enjoy your stay with Commercial bank Credit Cards this holiday seasons untill 31st March 2015. The offers are valid only on Sri Lankan nationals and total number of guests should not exceed the number of adults and kids permitted per bungalow.

40% Discounts applicable to following Hotels

  • Aarya Lagoon, Kalpitiya
  • Aigburth,Rakwana
  • Back Of Beyond, Kahadamodara
  • Back Of Beyond, Pidurangala
  • Bungalow by Amaya, Kandy
  • Boulders, Yala
  • Coco Palma, Kurunagala
  • Cocoon Hills, Nuwara Eliya
  • Iona, Agrapatana, Dikoya
  • Joes Bungalow, Koggala
  • Joes Bungalow, Yala
  • KudaOya, Rathtota, Matale
  • Panthera Lodge, Yala
  • Saffron Fields, Udawalawe
  • Octopus Reef, Koggala
  • Saffron Hill House, Bandarawela
  • Udapola, Deranlyagala
  • Viharagala Estate Bungalow, Heputale
  • Wild Tusker, Yala

 

Offer valid till 31st March 2015.

To make your bungalow reservation, logon to www.bungalows.lk portal and follow the instructions.

For more details see below image

40% off from range of hotels for Commercial Bank Credit Card – till 31st March 2015
40% off from range of hotels for Commercial Bank Credit Card – till 31st March 2015

Kalpitiya to become a tourist destination

Kalpitiya area will be developed as a tourist destination, Wayamba Development Authority Chairperson stated recently.

He said Kalpitiya and Arugambay are two of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Wayamba is still at basic; level and much more have to improve in the tourism industry of the area.

Three tourist information centres are located at Kurunegala, Badagamuwa and Yapahuwa.

He states tourist hotels in Kurunegala are small. Wayamba has archaeological sites of four kingdoms, European colonial monuments, birds and wildlife sanctuaries and such areas should be developed as tourist hotspots.

The main target of the Wayamba Development Authority is to attract foreign as well as local tourists and boost hotel accommodation. He said there are less hotels in Kurunegala and this would affect tourism. A large number of youths will benefit if tourism industry in the area is developed.

~News~

New Luxury buses for Arugambay and Passikuda

The Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) will launch two super luxury bus services along Arugam Bay-Colombo and Pasikuda-Colombo routes from this week.

SLTB Chief Operations Superintendent said the bus fare will be Rs. 1,100 per person on the Colombo-Arugam Bay route while the bus fare per person would be Rs. 1,000 on the Colombo-Pasikuda route.

Meanwhile, a new supper luxury bus service was introduced on the Colombo-Badulla route last week the bus fare per passenger is Rs. 750 per journey.

Super luxury buses already operate on the Kandy-Kurunegala, Kalpitiya-Kandy, Kalpitiya-Colombo, Colombo-Puttalam and Colombo-Chilaw routes.

The number of buses will be increased according to the needs in the future. He said that buses of a high standard were purchased by the SLTB with passenger safety in mind. Well-experienced drivers and luxury coaches are a must to operate transport services on long distance routes. We have trained drivers in this regard.

We plan to add more super luxury buses to the main towns and cities including the North and East on both expressways in due course

Peacock Beach Resorts for Rs. 12,350/- Net till 31st May 2014

The Peacock Beach Resorts announces a special promotion till 31st May 2014 as enjoy southern coastal area for Rs. 12,350.00 per night for double full board basis. The Offer applicable for a minimum of 2 nights stay.

For more details see below image or contact Peacock Beach resort on +94 47 567 1000

Peacock Beach Resorts for Rs. 12,350- Net till 31st May 2014
Peacock Beach Resorts for Rs. 12,350- Net till 31st May 2014

Srilanka Association of Inbound Tour Operators – Joining for Free till 31st March 2014 or Pay Rs. 12,500.00 joining after 1st of April 2014

Associate Membership Open To All Service Providers of the Tourism Industry in Sri Lanka

  1. SLAITO will advocate the use of the services of associate members on a priority basis to its membership.
  2. SLAITO will stand by and support the policy objectives and goals of its associate members on a national level.
  3. SLAITO will support to resolve any concerning issues of associate members for the benefit of the industry at large
  4. SLAITO will provide opportunities on a regular basis to associate members to meet its main membership through SGMS’s and other social functions and activities organized by SLAITO.
  5. SLAITO will make available opportunities to associate members to promote their products and services to the membership through e-mail flyers, etc.
  6. SLAITO will support all large, medium and small associate members equally
  7. Associate members will be given priority and discounts at ‘SANCHARAKA UDAWA EXHIBITION” Organized by SLAITO annually.
  8. Associate members to receive selected benefits available to SLAITO membership
  9. Associate members to be part of SLAITOs one voice of the Sri Lanka Tourism Industry

Join Free before the 31st March 2014 and save Rs.12,500/-

For more detail contact Slaito on: +94757751466

Or see below image

Srilanka Association of Inbound Tour Operators – Joining for Free till 31st March 2014 or Pay Rs. 12,500.00 joining after 1st of April 2014
Srilanka Association of Inbound Tour Operators – Joining for Free till 31st March 2014 or Pay Rs. 12,500.00 joining after 1st of April 2014

Travels & Tours Promotion for Commercial Bank Credit cards

Mackinnons Holidays offers a special Travels and Tour Promotions for the Commercial Bank Credit cards holders for this Christmas Season.

Visit your desire destination with Mackinnons Holiday at a special price offered, and extended payment Plans of 12 month monthly instalment scheme also available for credit card holders.

 the offer valid till 25th December 2013

Vietnam

  • 4 nights
  • Based on mm. 10 Pax fixed departure p.p in a double room
  • Tours and transfer as per itinerary

Rs. 127,300/- * Return Airfare

 

South Africa

  • 9 nights
  • Based on mm. 2 pax – p.p in a double room
  • Tours and transfer as per itinerary
  • Rs. 432,500/- * Return Airfare

 

Switzerland

  • 5 nights
  • Based on min. 2 pax – p.p in a double room
  • Tours and Return airport transfers

Rs. 344,100/- * Return Airfare

 

Maldives

  • 2 nights
  • Based on mm. 2 pax – p.p in a double room
  • Return airport transfers

Rs. 98,600/- * Return Airfare

 

Italy

  • 6 nights
  • Based on min. 2 pax – p.p in a double room
  • Tours and transfer as per itinerary

Rs. 270,700/- * Return Airfare

 

Australia

  • 9 nights
  • Based on mm. 2 pax – p.p in a double room
  • Tours and transfer as per itinerary

Rs. 344,100/- * Return Airfare

 

Hong Kong

  • 3 nights
  • Based on min. 2 pax – p.p in a double room
  • Tours and Return airport transfers

Rs. 124,300/- * Return Airfare

 

Europe Tour

  • 7 nights Arms/ Brussels / Paris
  • Based on min. 2 pax p p in a double room
  • Tours and Return airport transfers

Rs. 304,200/- * Return Airfare

 

For more travel packages please visit www.combank.lk Extended payment plans are also available

Contact Mackinnons Travels (Pvt) Ltd. on 011 2 318 600 or 077 3 777 771 / 2 or see below image

 

Things to consider before committed tour packages

There are many factors needs to be consider before committing to any tours and travels packages such as

  1. Trust wealthy of tour organisation with past testimonials
  2. Ensure the legal confirmation of service guarantee
  3. No additional surcharges
  4. Followed with correct itinerary given in advance
  5. Check all terms and conditions carefully

In addition to always prefer with the recommendation of your friends or family who used it,

All the best for all travellers

 

Travels & Tours Promotion for Commercial Bank Credit cards
Travels & Tours Promotion for Commercial Bank Credit cards

Buy 1 Get 1 Free Qatar Airways Business class Ticket till 6th November 2013 (Booking Period)

Qatar Airways brings you a Double Luxury Promotion of Buy one and Get one Free in Business class Ticket.

The joy of flying Qatar Airways Business Class just doubled. Fly between 10th October 2013 and 31st March 2014 and your companion flies with you for free.

To book your ticket and receive an additional 25% bonus Qmiles, visit www.qatarairways.com/Ik or call on 0115 570000 or see below image

Sales Valid from 07th October 2013 to 06th November 2013 and travel Period will be on 10th October 2013 to 31st March 2013.

Other terms and conditions applied

Buy 1 Get 1 Free Qatar Airways Business class Ticket till 6th November 2013 (Booking Period)
Buy 1 Get 1 Free Qatar Airways Business class Ticket till 6th November 2013 (Booking Period)

Discover Wilpattu a Photography Workshop by Canon Photo Academy

Now you can get a new vision of take your photos in the nature and Discover Wilpattu on 25th,26th& 27th October 2013.

Join the Canon Team along with expert wildlife conservationist chithral Jayathilaka and Amphibian and Reptile specialist Mendis Wickramage as they travel through the thick bushes of Wilpattu capturing the wildlife on an expedition and photography.

Experience on photography Experience a special infrared and night photography session all for Rs. 20,000.00 per person and only for 20 Individuals.

For more information please conduct Mr.Gamini Mayadunne on 0773337133.

Or see below image

Discover Wilpattu a Photography Workshop by Canon Photo Academy
Discover Wilpattu a Photography Workshop by Canon Photo Academy

Telescopes and Binoculars in Sri Lanka Rs. 10,000 Upwards

S&T Group in Srilanka offers you the special prices for the Telescopes and Binoculars in Sri Lanka at an affordable price of Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 38.000.00.

You are a proto star still trying to shine need to fire up properly.  You have a fashion of sky watching intention of learning. Astronomy dream of moon landing with kson Telescope.

For more information contact S&T Group on 0778696620 or see below image

Telescopes and Binoculars in Sri Lanka Rs. 10,000 Upwards
Telescopes and Binoculars in Sri Lanka Rs. 10,000 Upwards

Daya Aviation Charter Flight to Any Destination for USD 325 Upwards

The Daya Aviation announces special promotion for the Charter Flights to any destinations in Sri Lanka, the prices are starts from USD 325 for one way to Colombo Katynayake and USD 1850 for Ratmalana to Jaffna route. For four passenger carries Beech Baron c-55 aircraft.

And enjoy wide range of services destinations of Katunayake, Ratmalana, Katukurunda, Koggala, Vavuniya, Weerawila,Sigiya, Anuradapura, Minneriya, Ampara, Tricomalee, Batticaloa, Jaffna

For more information see below image or call Daya Aviation Pvt.Ltd, Daya Holidays Pvt,Ltd.

362, Colombo Road, Pepiliyana or contact 0773071308 , 0117635655/6

Daya Aviation Charter Flight to Any Destination for USD 325 Upwards
Daya Aviation Charter Flight to Any Destination for USD 325 Upwards

Book your Hotel via www.tripbag.net and enjoy 40% off – Till 31st July 2013

The www.tripbag.net offers 40% off on your booking for Kirinda Beach Resort and Ceylon Heritage Hotel.

The offer is only valid till 31st July 2013, see below image for more information

Book your Hotel via www.tripbag.net and enjoy 40% off – Till 31st July 2013
Book your Hotel via www.tripbag.net and enjoy 40% off – Till 31st July 2013

Ceylon Hotels Corporation Happy Holidays Promotion till 31st July 2013

With Poya and the upcoming Holiday season, enjoy the sights and charm of Sri Lanka. Stay at one of our Resort Hotels, and enjoy the beach in Bentota (The Surf), or ancient ruins in Polonnaruwa (The Lake) or the natural beauty of the Yala National Park (The Safari).

Bentota (The Surf):

Rs. 10,000

Polonnaruwa (The Lake):

Rs. 5,000.00

Yala National Park (The Safari):

Rs. 7,000.00

 

Rates per person per night, full board, inclusive of all taxes and service, Children, under 12 years stay free (maximum 2 Children sharing the parents’ room).

Offer valid until 31st July 2013

For inquiries please call on 011 5585858 or visit www.ceylonhotelscorporation.com

Or see below image

 

Ceylon Hotels Corporation Happy Holidays Promotion till 31st July 2013
Ceylon Hotels Corporation Happy Holidays Promotion till 31st July 2013

CCTV cameras in forest reserves to monitor Human and Animal behaviours

The Ministry of Wildlife Resources Conservation has decided to Install Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras inside national forest reserves in a bid to monitor the activities of visitors as well as to be of service to them.

This has become necessary because of the uncouth behaviour of certain visitors and certain service providers, the Minister of Wildlife Resources Conservation stated in News.

There were several instances of unwarranted behaviour had been noticed in the Yala Forest Reserve, and as a result, the ministry had conducted a seminar involving game rangers, drivers who drive visitors inside the forest, and other stakeholders, to create the necessary awareness on how visitors and service providers should conducted themselves in the reserves.  And it is securing the safety of the visitors In the Yala Park and of the animals as well

The minister is of the view that once the CCTV cameras are installed within national parks, the authorities would be able to enforce a more coordinated effort at monitoring the visitors, the activities that take place and the manner in which officials carry out their responsibilities.

~ News ~

Elephant Reach Yala – Wild Hunt Offer from 1st May to 30th June 2013

Elephant Reach Yala – Wild Hunt Offer from 1st May to 30th June 2013

The Elephant Reach Yala announces the special offer for wild Hunt from 1st May to 30th June 2013, and enjoy special accommodation as follows,

HB Double:         Rs. 9,425.00

FB Double:          Rs. 10,075.00

Don’t Miss out your safari experience at the best prices in this off season period,For more information to obtain this offer call Elephant Reach Yala on 011 7388969, or see below image

 

Elephant Reach Yala – Wild Hunt Offer from 1st May to 30th June 2013
Elephant Reach Yala – Wild Hunt Offer from 1st May to 30th June 2013

Elephant Reach Yala for Rs. 8,750.00 per Person per night

The Elephant Reach Yala announces the special offer for this off season holidays at Yala Reserves for Rs. 8,750.00 per Person per Night with Full board and Transport.

Enjoy the esteem tours of

  • Comfortable rooms
  • Close to yala national park
  • Large pool
  • Outdoor activities
  • Kids play area
  • Close to religious places such as Kataragama, Situpauwa, Kirinda Temple
  • Safari to Yala, Bundala, Kumana, Udawalewa
  • International & Sri Lankan Cuisine
  • High tea & last but not least
  • Colombo – Yala – Colombo Transport Provided by Elephant Reach Hotel

For more information about the offer call Danushka on 077 2075 712, or see below image

 

Elephant Reach Yala for Rs. 8,750.00 per Person per night
Elephant Reach Yala for Rs. 8,750.00 per Person per night

Sri Lankan Airline Domestic Airline Offers and Package

The Srilankan Airlines announces an attractive offer of fly to Mattala and enjoy adventurous Yala or the serenity in Kataragama for just Rs 12,999 only.

The Package includes;

  • Return Airfare from Colombo to Mattala
  • Return Airport transfers in Hambantota
  • One night hotel accommodation on Half Board basis
  • Jeep Safari at Yala National Park* or offer a “Pooja” at Kataragama
  • Return Airport transfers in Colombo *

The offer is Valid to travel till 31st May 2013 (Minimum 4 pax required)

For more details call 1979 or 0197 333 838 (Colombo)

0812 232 494/5 (Kandy) 0912 246 942/3 (Galle) or visit your nearest travel agent.

See below image for more information

Sri Lankan Airline Domestic Airline Offers and Package
Sri Lankan Airline Domestic Airline Offers and Package

22 National Parks in Srilanka to be Upgrade to Eco Friendly Tourisum

Arrangements are being made to upgrade 22 national parks in the country as environmental tourist destinations.The Wildlife Department is developing infrastructural facilities for eco-friendly tourism at 62 national sanctuaries in island.

According to the news Source that local and foreign tourists visiting national parks, mainly Wilpatthu and Yala, have increased rapidly. An infrastructural development programme is under way at Wilpatthu and Yala, which includes the construction of new holiday bungalows, arranging camp sites, interior road ways and safari transport systems.

The New attractions of the Eco-Friendly tourism will be key attraction factor for Srilankan Tourism. This would appreciable that Sri lankan Tourism Board keep on improving Eco Friendly environment in Sri Lanka to development Sri Lanka as a Key Tourism destination in Asian region.

MRIA & the Tourism Industry of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s Tourism Industry is one key beneficiary of the MRIA. This new airport arrives with perfect timing as our country is looking to welcome 2.5 million foreign guests by 2016.

Also, the MRIA is the perfect gateway for our visitors to explore some world renowned and amazing tourist attractions like Mulkirigala, Yala, Nuwara Eliya, Udawalawe, Arugam Bay & Passekudah.

Because of the MRIA, many tourism related businesses are opening up, churning out large numbers of direct & indirect employment opportunities.

Distance from MRIA

Destination Distance
Katharagama 30 Km
Yala 53 Km
Bandarawela 67 Km
Nuwara Eliya 94 Km
Arugam Bay 110 Km
Ratnapura 103 Km
Hikkaduwa 130 Km

 

MRIA & the Tourism Industry of Sri Lanka
MRIA & the Tourism Industry of Sri Lanka

English Speaking Tourist Police recruiting for Enrich Safer Tourism in Sri Lanka

The Government is planning to recruits more English-speaking policemen with computer literacy to the Tourist Police to handle number of complaints of harassment of tourists.

At present there were only two Tourist Police units in Hikkaduwa and Negombo.  And another two will be set up in Mount Lavinia and Arugam Bay soon.

The Tourist Police officers will be given a uniform, a T-shirt similar to the coast guard uniform but with the police crest on it. The most of the complaints were made by European tourists.

The new recruitments of English Speaking policemen would help to improve and enrich safer tourism in Srilanka and welcome more Tourists into country.

900,000 Visitors Visits to Yala National Park in 2012

More than 900,000 Visitors had been visited the Yala National Park in 2012. This is 10% increase from last year.

The Yala National Park has earned Rs. 600 Million from the Tourist arrival which is higher than last year of Rs. 545 Million in last year.

Out of 900,000 tourists more than 200,000 tourists are foreign nationals and balance 700,000 tourists are locals and the peak was in December 2012.

The Yala National Park is one of the biggest National park in Srilanka and largest park in Southern province.

Yala Caravan Village – a New Safari Experience in Srilanka

Are you looking forward to long weekends to having safari experience in Yala with your moving House (Caravan), here is an Opportunity for you to enjoy Elephant watching in Yala Srilanka with Yala Caravan Village.

Feel the home in Yala Forest with awesome Srilankan Elephant watching with natural attractions.

For more information about the offers and the rates per Day or hours call Yala Caravan Village on 047 3624277 or see below image

Yala Caravan Village - a New Safari Experience in Srilanka

Yala Caravan Village – a New Safari Experience in Srilanka

Elephant Reach Yala 35% off for this season

Elephant Reach Hotel in Yala Having special seasonal discounts of 35% in this festive month alone with New Year Celebrations.

Enjoy your special Holidays at Elephant reach and cut your bill by 35%.

Facilities at Elephant Reach Yala

  • Comfortable Rooms
  • Close to Yala National Park
  • Large Pool
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Kids Play Area
  • Close to religious Places such as Kataragama, Kirinda Temple, Tissamaharama
  • Safari to Yala, Bundala, Kumana, Udawalewa
  • International and Srilankan Cuisine
  • High Tea and much more

For your reservation call Elephant reach on 0117 388969 or 047 5677544

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Elephant Reach Yala 35% off for this season
Elephant Reach Yala 35% off for this season