Gal Oya National Park , Sri Lanka
When to go
To avoid the worst of the monsoon season, visit between July and March; although there are a few light showers between July and September. Temperatures remain constant throughout the year at around 26 to 30 degrees; the hottest months being April to May. Tourists tend not to visit between September and December, which makes this period one of the best times to view elephants in their undisturbed environment.
PlanesThe closest international airport is Bandaranaike International in Colombo, a seven-to-eight-hour drive away. Fly direct from across Europe or catch a connecting flight in Dubai from America, and Kuala Lumpur from Australia.
AutomobilesDriving in Sri Lanka can be testing for the most experienced of drivers, on the easiest of roads; and you won’t need your own car to get around the National Park, so simply arrange an airport transfer with our Smith24 team (03334 143 546).