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.

Right for You?

Duration

3 Days / 2 Nights

Travel Style

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

Languages

English

Location

Quiet Area and Rainforest

Connect

Wifi: None
Cell: Limited

Gal Oya Lodge

Local/Foreign Owned Ecolodge
Starts at:

$629/package (2 travelers)

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Speaks: English

Highlights

  • See elephants in their natural habitat on a beautiful boat safari
  • Immerse yourself in nature while staying in this secluded lodge in the jungle.
  • Explore the surrounding jungle on a walk with the village chief of the Vedda indigenous community

Details

Availability

Flexible Departure Date
April-May, September-December

Group

Package for 2 Travelers

Example itinerary, exact timing will be up to you

What's Included

Lodging

2 Nights Bungalow

Activities

**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..

Guide

Bilingual guide

Room

Private Bathroom and Private Room

Food

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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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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