Excursions fees and tips

Although we get various requests for different routes, to give you an idea,
we have put together a basic set of prices for three National Parks.


We have based the prices on a pick up in Southern Sri Lanka and have used MATARA as an example. Prices include the return trip AND the journey inside the park.

Due to the nature of our vehicle, you will not have to hire another vehicle at the park entrance.


If you would like us to organize a lunch box to take inside the Park, please let us know in advance and we can arrange something that will suit your tastebuds!!!

If you are bringing the kids, great! Just let us know and we’ll organize something to their liking and keep them smiling!

There are no man-made facilities inside the park for purchases. This is the Wild! However, the natural facilities grant you a beautiful spot to enjoy your lunch, relax out of the hot sun and enjoy the moment in itself.


Full Day Safari’s inside the park are FULL! For those die-hard animal lovers, we must be at the Park entrance at 5.30am for a nice early morning start! For those who prefer to take things at a more relaxed pace and enjoy a cup of coffee before leaving, we can start in daylight and bring you home in the dark! We will recommend your pick up times once we have discussed and understood your requirements.


For day-trippers, the Parks normally close their gates between 6 or 6.30pm dusk.
Therefore you can assume to be back in MATARA approximately 8.30 to 9pm.


As far as UDAWALAWE National Park is concerned
please be mindful that the Elephant Transit Home is close by should you wish to visit this wonderful place. You can see how these orphaned elephants live, how they are taken care of, and watch them at milk time! It’s a truly magical place and will stay in your heart!


Due to other important places of interest being close to some of the Parks, you may wish to make a two or three day trip with and overnight  somewhere. For instance, if you chose a trip to Yala National Park, this is a prime opportunity to visit Kataragama.


Accommodation will need to be organized in advance. If you are doing this yourselves, that’s just fine. Should you need any help,  please do let us know. We would be happy to recommend a few different types of accommodation for you, to ensure that you have a room for the night. Please be mindful that certain times of the year can be very busy here and its better to be safe than sorry!



Matara to Udawalawe National Park:


  • Full Day:  All Day! Pick up time is up to you!
    15,000 Sri Lankan Rupees (145 USD)




Matara to Yala National Park:                                          


  • Full Day: Pick up time is up to you!
    19,000 Sri Lankan Rupees (165 USD)




Matara to Bundala National Park

  • Full Day: Pick up time is up to you!
    15,000 Sri Lankan Rupees (145 USD)


Although our examples are based on Southern Sri Lanka - we are happy to collect you from other locations in the country. Please advise your preferred pick up location when you write to us! 

Our vehicle sits 6 adults and two children comfortably.
Prices are for the jeep and NOT per person.

Entrance fees to the National Parks vary, and are NOT included in our prices.
When you advise us which Park/Parks  you will be visiting, we will give you an up-to-date price of your entrance fees.

Created by Christine Olivarès