Departure Time: 10:00 AM from Weleges Place Hotel, Hikkaduwa
Late Morning Departure:
- Begin your journey from Weleges Place Hotel to Yala National Park around 10:00 AM.
- The travel time from Hikkaduwa to Yala National Park is approximately 4-5 hours, accounting for breaks and road conditions.
En Route Experience:
- Enjoy the scenic drive to Yala National Park, with opportunities to stop for refreshments and rest breaks along the way.
- Use this time to relax, take in the countryside views, and prepare for the safari adventure ahead.
Arrival and Lunch:
- Reach the entrance of Yala National Park by early afternoon, around 3:00 PM.
- Complete entry procedures and have a leisurely lunch either at a nearby restaurant or with a packed meal provided by the hotel.
Afternoon Rest and Preparation:
- Take some time to rest and prepare for the evening safari.
- Ensure your cameras, binoculars, and other equipment are ready for optimal wildlife viewing and photography during the safari.
Evening Safari Exploration:
- Begin your thrilling evening safari adventure in Yala National Park around 4:00 PM.
- Explore the park’s diverse habitats and ecosystems as the sun begins to set, offering a unique perspective and lighting for wildlife sightings.
- Keep a lookout for elusive leopards, majestic elephants, and other fascinating creatures that call Yala home.
Sunset Scenery and Wildlife Viewing:
- As the day transitions into evening, experience the breathtaking beauty of the sunset against the backdrop of Yala’s wilderness.
- Capture stunning photographs and cherish the serene moments amidst nature’s grandeur.
- Depart from Yala National Park by approximately 7:00 PM, concluding your evening safari adventure.
- Reflect on the memorable wildlife encounters and scenic vistas as you journey back to Weleges Place Hotel in Hikkaduwa.
Arrival Back at Hotel:
- Arrive back at Weleges Place Hotel by late evening, around 11:00 PM, marking the end of your enriching excursion to Yala National Park.
- Evening safaris offer unique opportunities to observe nocturnal wildlife and experience the park’s ambiance during twilight hours.
- Dress warmly for the evening safari, as temperatures may drop after sunset.
- Confirm the availability of evening safari tours with the hotel or tour operator in advance, as schedules may vary depending on seasonal factors and park regulations.