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Udawalawe National Park Safari trip from Galle/Mirissa/Ella provided by Summer Dew Tours

Udawalawe National Park Safari trip from Galle/Mirissa/Ella

Udawalawe National Park Safari trip from Galle/Mirissa/Ella
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from ₱6,762.41 per adult (price varies by group size)
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Receive an early-morning pickup from your hotel in Galle and drive for three hours to the entrance of Udawalawe National Park. You’ll enter the park in the early morning hours to beat the crowds and to scout for animals when they’re at their most active. Spend the day searching for Udawalawe’s collection of elephants, crocodiles, birds, and various species of exotic plant life. You’ll take a break midday for lunch (own expense) and also have time in the afternoon for an optional visit to Udawalawe Elephant Orphanage. You’ll transfer back to Galle in the afternoon, arriving back at your hotel around 6pm.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 11559P8
Call +63 923-0990452
Important information
Inclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Driver/guide and Safari Jeep • Bottled water • All Fees and Taxes • Entry/Admission - Udawalawe National Park
Exclusions
Any other entrance fees • Food and drinks • Gratiuity
Duration
10h
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
We pick you up from your staying location. Just provid us right name and address of the property where you are staying.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Driver/guide and Safari Jeep • Bottled water • All Fees and Taxes • Entry/Admission - Udawalawe National Park
Exclusions
Any other entrance fees • Food and drinks • Gratiuity
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
We pick you up from your staying location. Just provid us right name and address of the property where you are staying.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
10h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
A maximum of 15 people per booking
Minimum age is 6 years
Please Note that, if you are looking forward to dropping off at another location instead original picked up location after the safari, might be additionally changed according to the Distance from Udawalawa National Park.
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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    Udawalawe National Park
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    Amazing wildlife safari experience in Udawalawa national park and elephant orphanage visit according to the schedule.
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5.0
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JKiraA
Greater London, UK3 contributions
Tour was ok
Mar 2020 • Friends
After reading a bunch of recent reviews, my friends and I were very enthusiastic about this trip. Whilst the transfer from our hotel was ok, we were disappointed with the jeep. It was pretty beat up compared to lots of others around. On top of that we weren’t offered a guide as mentioned in other reviews. Our driver wasn’t particularly chatty or informative. Throughout the trip we were reminded that we ‘were lucky’ to see elephants as it was dry season. Our driver did go deeper into the park than other companies though my friends and I are can’t agree whether this was to take up time or because he was genuinely trying to find us other animals. A nice little snack and tea were provided though and we DID end up seeing the elephants so 3 stars for that.
Written 9 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Todgy M
Warrington, UK19 contributions
Experience of a lifetime
We booked this tour before we left home,comes we’re excellent and it was a seamless experience.
We were contacted when we landed on the first day and arrangements were made for collection the following day

The driver that took us there and back Aditha was superb great guy
Also a mention to our driver on the safari Ravi exceptional knowledge,we chose not to pay extra for a guide and used him,he knew his stuff and some,very knowledgable

Last but not least the other Ravi who is the owner of the company,great commas and you have a good team there my friend
Thanks for a great day we both loved it

We saw lots of elephants including a family with a 2 month old baby,water buffalo many species of birds including eagles plus huge lizards and much more
Written 9 February 2020
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ronimgold
Sarasota, FL7 contributions
Wonderful adventure!
This was truly a great experience for our family. Our driver was prompt and picked us up at 6am with a clean van full of waters. The drive was long but we saw the real Sri Lanka on the way. The safari was amazing and we saw tons of animals and of course elephants. Overall the trip was well organized and extremely pleasant.
Written 6 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

VinnieLondon
Doha, Qatar4,842 contributions
Great day out from Galle or Colombo
Very well organised tour with good pre trip communication. Driver Abey picked up from Galle hotel at prearranged 0830...take the 0630 pick up in hotter months. Good 3 hour drive to park in comfortable sedan with good safe driving by Abey. Allow 3-4 hours for safari tour. You pick up jeep at Lizard tours where there are pre safari restroom facilities then around 10 minute drive to park with 2 stops for guide to pick up tickets etc. As well as great opportunity to see elephants up close in their natural habitat there are also lots of birds to see for bird watching enthusiasts as well as water and wild buffalo, monkeys, monitor lizards, jackals. Back to Lizard safari base after park tour to reunite with driver or at the elephant transit house (elephant orphanage) for 3.00pm feeding if you choose this add on (worth the 500 Rupees fee (around £2) as a nice end to day before 3 hour drive back to hotel in Galle or wherever you are staying. Well organised tour company.
Written 30 November 2019
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JuliaP2901
Fleurieu Peninsula, Australia12 contributions
Fantastic experience
We had transport from Ella which was very punctual, then transferred to the Jeep with Ravi our driver at Udawalawe. Even though it was dry season we still saw elephants as well as so many monkeys, water buffalo, mongoose, samba deer, crocodiles and a huge number of birds. We had an amazing morning tea provided with tea and coconut pancakes set up in a beautiful shaded camping ground where we could watch the crocodiles with no one else around. So amazing! We continued on to the Elephant Transit Home afterwards which was a real treat. Don’t bother with a guide they are a waste of money as your driver should be able to tell you everything you need to know.
Written 2 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

DavidDB60
Christchurch, New Zealand202 contributions
Great to see elephants in the wild
May 2019 • Couples
2.5 hour trip in comfortable air-con car. The driver spoke good English and answered our questions. We went around the park at 9am (6am start from Galle) which was fine in rainy season. Saw lots of elephants plus buffalo, monkeys and birds. Crocodiles are hiding at this time of day so a 6am start is needed for these. Park is not crowded in rainy season. Had plenty of time close up with elephants. We didn't bother with a guide as our driver was very knowledgeable. Our driver stopped at nice restaurant (1000 SLR each for buffet meal) on way home and took us to fruit bat roost (1000s in 4 large trees), and was happy to stop when I wanted to take photos. This was a great trip. Arrived back at 4:30pm.
Written 5 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

350Deborah_L
Manchester, UK103 contributions
Fantastic service
Apr 2019 • Family
Arranged the trip in U.K. before departing Ravi was easy to do business with. We paid our wonderful driver Abbi on the day. All was amazing and I could not fault any of this trip. We saw lots of animals, crocs elephants water buffalo birds. Our ranger was really good. We went to the orphanage and this was just perfect. Thank you all involved.
Written 27 April 2019
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Marc88G
San Francisco, CA13 contributions
Incredible safari with the perfect guide
Apr 2019 • Family
Herds of elephants, water buffalo, exotic birds, magnificent scenery -- this safari had it all. Our experienced guide, Ravi Lakmal, made it all happen, and he did it with a sense of professionalism and fun. He picked me and our family of 6 up at our hotel in Galle in a well-equipped van. We traveled to the edge of Udawalawe National Park and stopped at an elephant orphanage. Seeing dozens of baby elephants being fed was only the beginning of what was to come -- the safari itself. We transferred to a jeep with a savvy driver who knew where the animals usually gathered. A typical experience was driving along a path with no animals in sight. Suddenly, around a turn, we would come up to a family of elephants grazing with a couple of babies. That was just one of the many experience that made the day so memorable. I had never been on a safari before. My expectations were high, and they were more then exceeded. Ravi was easy to communicate with, great to be with and was 100% reliable. He is one of the best guides I have ever found and couldn't recommend him more highly. My family and I can't wait to take the same safari again.
Written 19 April 2019
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Antonia W
5 contributions
Fantastic
An early morning pickup from my guest house in Galle, my driver Abi was waiting for me outside in the very comfortable car. He was polite, warm, and friendly. I had the whole tour to myself! We drove to the safari jeep just outside the park and my safari driver took over from there. He was equally friendly and very knowledgable about the history of the park, the animals, and where to find them. I was amazed at how many elephants we saw, and crocodiles, deer, water buffalo, monitor lizards, Macaque monkeys, and birds. My driver had even brought some tea and homemade snacks which we had while watching the elephants. Bottled water was also provided. The drive back to Galle was broken up by a few short stops at sights along the way, thanks to Abi’s local knowledge. I’m really glad I did this tour. Thank you very much
Written 31 March 2019
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Charlie C
12 contributions
Hecking amazing safari
Udawalawe was beautiful, we saw lots of different animals as well as beautiful scenery. We saw multiple different elephant families up close, with the highlight being watching a number of elephants play in a lake.
The driver of the jeep for the safari was great (from Lizard lodge tours?) and we definitely didn't feel we needed a guide as well as him. He knew where to find the animals at what time and had great knowledge about them all.
The drive to and from the safari was comfortable and the driver was attentive.
Written 26 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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