Discover an ancient land untouched by time; a haven of serenity in which to reconnect with the rhythms of the earth. Immerse yourself in nature. Soak yourself in local culture. Explore the rich wildlife of Gal Oya, one of Sri Lanka’s most remote and least visited wilderness areas.
The basics
Nature & Recreation, Sustainability
Airport transfer
Typical Pickup: Gal Oya Lodge, B527, Sri Lanka
Suitable for: Solo traveler, Group, Family, Couple
Ambience: Wilderness
Experience Type: Private
Food: Full board

The Destination

Gal Oya Lodge may be off the beaten track, but it’s not too hard to find. road Situated along the Bibile – Ampara/ Inginiyagalla road at the end of the 30km post. 3.5 hours from Kandy / Sigiriya 3 hours from Passikuda 2.5 hours from Ella 2.5 hours from Yala 2.5 hours from Arugam Bay air Three hours from the new Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport Tours and transfers can be arranged.

The Experience

Gal Oya Lodge is a unique Sri Lanka ecolodge spread across 20 acres of private jungle. Take your time enjoying this natural paradise through the experiences we offer, which include a walk with our Vedda neighbours, one of the last remaining communities of the forest-dwelling, indigenous people of Sri Lanka.

Join us at Gal Oya Lodge, and discover why we are so different from other Sri Lanka resorts. Our Full Board Price per night for a double room is about Us$ 337 Net ( Including Taxes )


As we are attempting to bring you closer to nature, our nine bungalows and family villa are designed to make you feel as though you are a part of the landscape during your stay, seamlessly blending into the surrounding terrain. At Gal Oya Lodge, we have created unique, guided experiences that re-imagine the traditional Sri Lanka safari idea. With one of our expert naturalists, take a boat safari on Sri Lanka’s largest lake and discover wildlife from a whole new perspective. You may be lucky enough to see the elephants swimming between islands or bathing at the lake’s edge. Birdlife is exceptional on the lake, and migratory birds swell their ranks during the months of December to April. We also offer jeep safaris, bicycle tours, bird walks, a jungle cooking course and mountain treks.
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Your Host: Harsha

Member since March 2021

Harsha is your host for this experience and will provide you with all the information needed.

Reservation Manager to the Gal Oya Lodge Hotel Expirience in the Hotel trade for more than 15 years

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