Gal Oya Lodge

Experience a land untouched by time

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 park, one of Sri Lanka’s most remote and least visited wilderness areas with Gal Oya Lodge, a unique eco-lodge spread across 20 acres of private jungle. Take your time enjoying this natural paradise through the experiences we offer, which includes a walk with our Vedda neighbors, one of the last remaining communities of the forest-dwelling, indigenous people of Sri Lanka.

Highlights & Activities

Eco-chic bungalows
Designed with local culture in mind, the bungalows exist in harmony with nature
Gal Oya Lodge
Gal Oya Lodge
Wildlife immersion
The sensitively built bungalows allow wildlife to wander freely across the property
Hiking
Monkey Mountain offers incredible views for those eager to climb its heights.
Gal Oya Lodge
Gal Oya Lodge
Vedda cultural visit
Walk the forest with the chief of the Vedda people, and learn about this ancient community.
Boat safari
Take a cruise on Sri Lanka's largest lake, and see if you can spot a swimming elephant.
Gal Oya Lodge
Gal Oya Lodge
Guided walks and jeep safari
Take a guided walk through the forest as you learn more about native plant and animal species.

Regenerative Impact

Gal Oya’s philosophy – to bring guests closer to nature and to protect the local environment – lies at the heart of everything it does.

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Resort Location

Gal Oya Lodge

Nine stylish bungalows and one family villa to choose from
Accommodations created from natural materials such as cajan, wood and illuk. All bungalow bedrooms feature floor-to-ceiling glass windows and doors that open onto a private veranda.
Every bungalow is nestled within the forest, specifically sited to minimize its impact on the land, and to frame the best possible views. Each bungalow is a generous 800 sq. ft. consisting of a private living room and bedroom with a built-in king-sized bed. An adjoining al fresco bathroom completes the experience.

Hotel Address

Gal Oya National Park, Sri Lanka

Closest Airport

Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport

Travel Time From Airport

3 hours

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