Gal Oya Boat Safari and Ecolodge

Gal Oya, Sri Lanka

Gal Oya Boat Safari and Ecolodge

Gal Oya Lodge is spread across 20 acres of private jungle where you can discover an ancient land untouched by time; a haven of serenity in which to reconnect with the rhythms of the earth. The lodge provides the perfect base camp to immerse in nature and explore the rich wildlife of Gal Oya, one of Sri Lanka’s most remote and least visited wilderness areas. During your stay, you'll head out with a local guide for a boat safari to try to spot elephants in their natural habitat. You can also arrange a walk with the Vedda community, one of the last remaining forest-dwelling indigenous people of Sri Lanka. Do it all while staying in luxurious bungalows and enjoying delicious meals.

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3 Days / 2 Nights

Travel Style

Connect with Nature, Comfortable Stay, Luxury Accommodation and Off the Beaten Path




Quiet Area and Rainforest


Wifi: None
Cell: Limited
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Speaks: English



Flexible Departure Date
April-May, September-December


Package for 2 Travelers

What's Included


2 Nights Bungalow


**Note - this package includes a boat safari experience. There are also several guided walks and hikes in the area around the lodge included with your stay. Additional guided experiences can also be arranged for extra cost..


Bilingual guide


Private Bathroom and Private Room


Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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Gal Oya Lodge

Gal Oya Lodge

Local/Foreign Owned Ecolodge

Gal Oya Lodge is a unique ecolodge located on 20 acres of private jungle, near the Gal Oya National Park. Gal Oya National Park remains peacefully, untouched by the hand of man. It is one of Sri Lanka’s hidden gems, yet to be explored. Distinct from other Sri Lankan protected areas, Gal Oya encompasses the country’s largest inland body of water, the Senanayake Samudraya Lake. Over 25,000 hectares of lush evergreen forest and open savannahs thrive around the calm waters.

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Getting There

Transport options

Drive and Local transport
Gal Oya Lodge may be off the beaten track, but it’s not too hard to find. Transportation can be arranged if you'd like and here are relative travel times by road: - 3.5 hours from Kandy - 2.5 hours from Ella - 2.5 hours from Aragum Bay
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