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Yala Photography Workshop

Yala National Park, Srilanka

Situated in Srilanka’s south east region hugging the Indian Ocean, Yala is considered to be a paradise by wildlife enthusiasts. Located 300 kilometers from the capital city of Colombo, Yala national park covers an area of 979 square kilometers. Yala National Park has a variety of ecosystems including moist monsoon forests, dry monsoon forests, semi deciduous forests, thorn forests, grasslands, marshes, marine wetlands, and sandy beaches. With its picturesque landscapes, varied flora and fauna, Yala offers ample photographic opportunities to nature photographers. Yala has 44 varieties of mammals and 215 varieties of birds. Yala boasts the greatest concentration of Srilankan Leopards (Panthera pardus kotiya). Apart from the apex predator, Yala is well known for elephants, sloth bears, crocodiles, sambar deer, peacocks etc... This June, Green cap takes you to the land of Kotiya for a 3 full day safari. So pack you bags and come, lets go...

Yala

Itinerary:

18th June: Reach Colombo by 12PM. You will be transferred to Yala by airconditioned coach. (6 hours drive, good roads) Reach by night. Overnight stay at homestay.

19th, 20th, 21st: Full day safari at Yala NP (6AM – 6PM). Post safari, Freshen up and you get a chance to interact with the mentor.

21st: After evening safari and early dinner leave for Colombo airport.

22nd June: Travel back to India by morning flight.

Accomodation:

We would be staying at a home stay in a village near the park. Neat and clean rooms.

Food:

Homemade food will be available. Packed breakfast and lunch would be carried to the park. Dinner will be provided at the home stay. Type of food would be Srilankan food which is very much similar to Kerala cuisine. Snack box and water will be provided for refreshment.

Safari:

3 full day safaris – Morning 6AM – Evening 6 PM

3 persons + 1 mentor/ naturalist in a vehicle

Yala Srilanka

Inclusions:

  • Transport in an Air conditioned tourist coach to Yala NP and back to the Colombo airport(CMB)
  • 3 full day safaris in Yala National park including park entrance fees, jeep hire and all government taxes. Jeep accommodates 3 guests and a mentor/naturalist. Jeep will not be shared with any other party
  • Accommodation in Yala, twin sharing on FB basis for 3 nights in a neat and clean homestay. Homemade breakfast and lunch will be provided inside the park.
  • Mentor & Naturalist charges

Exclusions

  • Any meals other than meals included in hotel package
  • Any extra beverages or food
  • Air tickets
  • Bank charges
  • Any Tips to the staff
  • Any personal effects not mentioned here
  • Entrance fees except for the places mentioned
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