Galoya National Park Boat Safari

Galoya boat safari on the way you visit Arugam-bay from Ella. Gal Oya National Park is famous for its boat safaris and the most practical way of going to boat safari when your traveling to Arugam Bay from Ella, which is halfway through on Monaragala – Arugam Bay road. The best time to go on the boar safari is at 6 AM or at 3 PM when the sunlight is not too harsh. Boat safari affords the opportunity to land on an island within the reservoir called Bird Island swarming with birds.

Description

Galoya National Park lies in the southeast of Sri Lanka and to the west of Ampara. It was established in 1954 by the Gal Oya Development Board mainly to protect the catchment area of the “Senanayake Samudra” Reservoir and then handed over to the Department of Wildlife Conservation in 1965. Gal Oya National Park spreads over an area of 25,900 hectares. Together with Senanayake Samudra Sanctuary (9,324ha), Gal Oya Valley North-East Sanctuary (12,432ha), Gal Oya Valley South-West Sanctuary (15,281ha), the whole Gal Oya Reservation makes an area of 62, 937 ha of wildlife conservation.

Gal Oya National Park is a sanctuary to 32 species of terrestrial mammals. The highest populations are common Languor, endemic Toque Macaque, Leopards, sloth bears, Elephants, Wild Boars, three species of deer and Water Buffalo. About 150 species of birds of 334 species of Sri Lanka are seen at Gal Oya National Park. The Lesser Adjutant, Spot-billed Pelican, and Red-faced Malkoha are some of the park’s resident birds. The Indian Cormorant, Oriental Darter, Grey Heron, and Lesser Whistling Duck are among the common water birds of the Senanayake reservoir. The White-bellied Sea Eagle and Grey-headed Fish Eagle are the notable raptors of the area. Gal Oya National Park’s butterfly species include the endemic Lesser Albatross.

The best time to visit Gal Oya National Park is from March to July. During this period, the boat safaris bring the spectacle of herds of elephants swimming from one island to another island in the great Senanayaka Samudra reservoir.

We organize and arrange your safari experience from Ella your convenience as Morning Safari and Afternoon safari.

Tour Highlight

  • Half-day and full-day safari
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Experienced and safety Drivers
  • English speaking private guide | Driver
  • Entrance fees including all taxes
  • Available refreshment & 1.5L bottle of water per guest

Additional Informations: Before making a reservation at 4restlanka Tours we encourage you to follow this information, Not recommended for pregnant women | Not recommended for participant with serious medical conditions | Vegetarian option is available and if food affects your health conditions please inform us before the tour | The tour and visit some destinations may change depending on weather conditions | The duration of the transfers will depend on the time of day and traffic condition | Recommend to wear shoes for your choice | Lower price rate in Sri Lanka | Prices depend on how many people in your party

Dominnika
Dominnika
2020-01-14
I can highly recommend the Ella day tour with 4rest Lanka Tours! Dilan safely guided me through Ella Rock, Little Adam's Peak and Nine Arch Bridge. He responded promptly to my emails, is very reliable and communicative. He was well prepared for the trip and told some interesting historical facts and details on the visited placed as well. We were not rushing, but gave me time to hike at my own pace. It was really a lovely day!
TLaurenM
TLaurenM
2020-01-13
We had the most amazing tour with Dilan last year! We booked 2 tours with him - one for an elephant safari at the Udawalawe national park, and then the next day for a waterfall hike. He was so knowledgable, and so accommodating to tailor the tours to what we were interested in seeing more of. He also surprised us with a 2nd secret, hidden waterfall and pulled out packed lunches his mother had made for us 🙂 It was a very special few days we spent with Dilan understanding more about the Sri Lankan culture and history, and the beauty of the country. We will never forget it, and we'd recommend Dilan and 4rest Lanka Tours to anyone going to Sri Lanka!
AnneJohanna
AnneJohanna
2019-12-26
I spent a wonderful day hiking in Horton Plains with Dilan. He is the most kind guide and host you can get. Dilan has also a good knowledge of Sri Lankan history and nature. Highly recommended.
Matt A
Matt A
2019-06-22
I booked the x6 waterfalls and had Dilan txt me the night before to confirm everything. He even added in a trip to lipton tea and a buddha statue which was not on the itenerary to which I couldnt say no to. He picked me up on his motorbike as it was faster and easier to travel to all the spots and I agreed as Ive done it before around Asia ans i enjoy the fresh breeze. Went to the newly built buddha statue on Ellas hill top with awsome biews of the city then went to Lipton tea. It was amazing views EVERYWHERE we rode. Then came all the waterfalls which I captured many awsome pics. Dilun was awsome and kind and reliable. Highly reccomend to fellow travellers, he wont dissapoint. 🤙🙌
Harish
Harish
2019-04-22
We thoroughly enjoyed an almost day-long adventure tour with our very knowledgeable guide Dilan (Ella Rock, Adam’s Peak, and 9 Arch Bridge). He picked us up from our homestay for an early start to Ella Rock. We walked along the tracks for a bit, before starting an invigorating ascent towards the Rock. Dilan knew the trails very well and expertly (and safely) guided us to the top while giving us insight into some of the environmental issues as well while adding some personal stories to the mix. We had to catch a late breakfast at our homestay after our hike, and Dilan was accommodating and even found us a shortcut to our homestay so we could make it on time. After breakfast, we headed to the 9 Arch bridge, where we were able to watch the train from a great vantage point. Dilan gave us some interesting history of the bridge and the man behind the arch design. After a quick break, we continued on to Adam’s peak for another hike (a little less strenuous than Ella rock). At the end, we were quite pleasantly tired from the days activities, and we stopped for a late lunch before the end our the tour. Dilan also gave us some tips on other interesting places to visit and what to look for. Thanks Dilan!

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