Day 09 Yala – Hikkauwa (Drive)
Breakfast at Hotel.
Morning enjoy Yala Safari
YALA SAFARI ……..A dream destination for all wildlife enthusiasts; be it its leopard cubs seeking refuge on a tree, or an adult leopard quenching its thirst at a water hole, the leopard sightings in this nature reserve are many and varied. This park boasts of the highest concentration of leopard in the world. Located on the coast in the South East of the country, set in a stunning landscape of rocky outcrops and beautiful beaches, beside its abundance of wildlife, fauna and flora, it is also home to elephants, sloth bear, sambar deer, wild boar and jackals, a few of the 32 species of mammals found in the park. The reserve is also a bird watchers paradise, where the elusive Blue faced Malkoha, the rare Sirkeer Malkoha or the endangered Black-necked stork could be seen.
Transfer to Galle. Enjoy Galle city tour
GALLE……….The Galle Fort built with solid granite by the Dutch, in 1663, is a world heritage site, and is the largest remaining fortress in Asia, built by European occupiers. James Emerson Tennent reckons that Galle was the ancient seaport of Tarshish, from which King Solomon drew ivory, peacock, and other valuables.A walk through the forts quaint narrow streets is an experience not to be missed. A visit to its galleries and shops should be on any shopaholics to do list. The ramparts, the natural harbour, the National Maritime Museum, St Marys Cathedral, the Cricket grounds andAmangalle, the historic luxury hotel are a few of the other prominent landmarks in the city. In recent times Galle has acquired a reputation for becoming a cultural center by hosting the now famous and very popular annual literary festival during the first quarter of the year with famous international writers and poets participating. Later continue to Hikkauwa. Upon arrival in Hikkauwa check in at your pre booked hotel
Dinner and Overnight stay at Hotel in Hikkauwa.