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Nature and adventure lovers alike will find their dream holiday in this cultural wonderland, starting with a trip to Yala.

Discover spectacular wildlife and hidden ancient temples in the lush forests of Yala as you channel your inner Indiana Jones or Lara Croft. Have the adventure of a lifetime as you enjoy jeep safaris that will see you observing some of the world’s most astounding and rare wildlife, from the largest leopard gathering on offer to majestic elephants and the much-loved sloth bear, all of which call the world-renowned Yala National Park home. With three national parks and a botanical garden all in this wondrous region, you’ll have no shortage of natural beauty to explore.

Get up close and personal with nature on a safari holiday in Sri Lanka. Stay in luxury safari lodges that will allow you to experience the best of two fantastic experiences: staying in verdant landscapes while also being just a short distance from the shimmering turquoise Indian Ocean and powder-soft sand beaches. Honeymooners, couples and families alike will love every second of a holiday in Sri Lanka, and a trip to Yala will provide you with a treasure trove of lifelong memories.


We recommend pairing Sri Lanka with a luxury beach holiday to the Maldives. Experience the very best of culture & safaris with white beaches & overwater villas. Sri Lanka is home to so many incredible destinations and there's so many different ways to explore the island, depending on what you would like to see and do! 

  • We recommend spending 3 nights in the Cultural Triangle to see all of the incredible UNESCO sites and climb majestic Sigiriya Rock. Discover the Golden Buddha Caves in Dambulla before spending a night in the UNESCO site Kandy. Surround yourself with soothing incense in the mystifying Temple of the Tooth before heading back to relax in the comfort of your luxury hotel.  

  • After that, catch the train to beautiful Ella and spend 3 nights relaxing in the hills. Head into the emerald jungle to find Ravana Falls, a cascading waterfall straight from a fairytale! Head south to Yala National Park for 2 nights of breathtaking safaris - spot elephants as well as the largest gathering of gorgeous leopards, you'll love sleeping under the stars at luxury safari camps!

  • Finish your trip on the picturesque beaches of Galle or the in bustling capital of Colombo, an easy stop to incorporate into your itinerary with its airport.  
Yala National Park
Chena Huts by Uga Escapes
Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka
Chena Huts sits within the dunes and trees of Sri Lanka’s deep south, overlooking both the pristine beach where sea turtles lay their eggs on one side and the lush jungle on the other, offering its guests a rare opportunity
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Jetwing Yala
Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka’s Yala National Park is revered as one of the best wildlife destinations in Asia, and Jetwing Yala invites guests to witness the breathtaking beauty and diverse animals that wander the sprawling forests, paired with the comfort and luxury
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Cinnamon Wild Yala Hotel
Palatupana, Sri Lanka
For the wild at heart and those who seek immersive and authentic natural landscapes of wildlife and animals alongside luxurious comfort and beachfront relaxation, Cinnamon Wild Yala epitomises this perfect union. Bordering the beautiful Yala National Park sits Cinnamon’s rustic
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Best Time to travel to
Yala National Park

Yala’s weather patterns are influenced partly by the north eastern monsoon, meaning that the region experiences higher rainfall between September and January, but these showers soon give way to beautiful sunshine again. The climates greatly improve later in the year, with May to September remaining predominantly dry.



























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If you want a honeymoon that will fill your first days as a married couple with endless wonder, you’re in need of a Sri Lanka honeymoon. Explore lush jungles and forests in Yala and gain an incomparable insight into a new world of culture, history and spectacular wildlife. Enjoy romantic sunset or sunrise safaris that will illuminate the skies above you in opulent shades of pink and orange. For even more romance, you could twin your adventurous honeymoon in Sri Lanka with a luxury beach honeymoon in the Maldives, which is just a one-hour flight from the wondrous forests of Sri Lanka.

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For couples that simply can’t sit still on holiday, a trip to Sri Lanka needs to be the top choice for your next luxury holiday. Create lifelong memories together in the verdant jungles as you immerse yourself in a world of fantastic wildlife and natural beauty. Enjoy romantic moments together on sunrise or sunset safaris and fall asleep in under the starry Sri Lankan skies. Twin your Sri Lanka safari adventure with a luxury holiday in the Maldives for the ultimate couples’ holiday package.

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What could be better than a summer filled with days out to the zoo and local museums? Perhaps a luxury family holiday that will give the kids an incomparable insight into all thewildlife and culture that they could ever dream of. Forget about reading about it, we want you to live it in the incredible lush forests of Yala. For a family holiday unlike any other, a trip to Sri Lanka is a must.

Things to do in
Yala National Park
​Leopard Gathering

Yala National Park is home to a dazzling amalgamation of wildlife, all of which you can see with your very own eyes. Venture to this impressive landmark and you’ll also be treated to the largest gathering of leopards on the planet…

Boasting over 321,000 acres of land comprised of various different landscapes, Yala has an incredibly diverse range of wildlife. Explore the labyrinth of jungles, lagoons and sand dunes, and you’ll witness awe-inspiring sights. Leopards, spotted dear, sloth bears, crocodiles, owls and a wondrous array of reptiles and insects, to name just a few, all await visitors here.

Sunrise & Sunset Safaris

See the birds singing in the trees or observe the wildlife as they hunt for their evening prey; either way, the sun will illuminate the skies with spectacular shades of orange and pink, and you’ll never experience another safari quite like this one.

Set off in the early hours of the morning for a safari that will show you a stunning sunrise, as well as all of the incredible wildlife that the Yala National Park has to offer. If you’re not an early-bird, you can also hop in a jeep for an afternoon and early evening safari that will allow you to see the remarkable animals as they prowl for their dinner, with a dramatic Sri Lankan sunset as your backdrop.

Luxury Camping

Yala is home to some of Sri Lanka’s most unique and spectacular hotels, the Wild Coast Tented Lodge and Chena Huts offer guests the unique experience of being immersed within lush verdant forestry, while also being a stone’s throw away from a pristine golden-sanded beach. Think glamping but bigger and oh so much better.

Unwind in lavish comfort at the end of your adventure-filled days. Enjoy sumptuously warm baths in the free-standing tubs, drift off into a heavenly sleep in your plush four-posted bed and cool down from the Sri Lankan sun with refreshing outdoor showers or dips in your very own private plunge pool. Either way, we’re sure you won’t find a more luxurious safari lodge than this one.


If the breath-taking scenery surrounding the Wild Coast Tented Lodge isn’t enough to satisfy your thirst for wonder, you could venture down to the stunning golden-sanded coast that the lodge sits on.

Wade out into shimmering turquoise ocean waters or lay in the radiance of the sun on these untouched shores. The beach has been preserved by the resort and is as secluded, immaculate and stunning as you could ever want a beach to be. Take long romantic strolls or create memories together with your closest loved ones; you’ll love every second on this magnificent beach.

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GMT +5.30

Best Time To Travel:

December - April

Flight Time:

10h 45m

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