Day Tour - Elephants
This is a private tour package, guest have the freedom of travel on location in a private vehicle.
Colombo – Pinnawala (2hrs, 110km)
Start your journey at 6.00 a.m. Pick your packed breakfast from your hotel or en-route have the breakfast at your own cost, proceed to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.
The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is situated 13 km northwest of the town of Kegalle, in the village of Pinnawala, halfway between the present capital of Colombo and the ancient royal city of Kandy. It was established in 1975 by the Sri Lanka wildlife department in a 25 acre coconut property adjoining the “Ma oya river”.
Pinnawala is one of the largest Elephant Orphanages where they rear Elephants that were lost to their herds by human-elephant conflict and by falling into pits.
Early in the morning you will witness the bottle feeding of the baby elephants. Afterwards you can see the memorable sight of the elephants bathing in the river.
You also have the rare opportunity to enjoy a ride atop one of these giants if you are so inclined as well!
Then enjoy your lunch at 12:00pm (at own cost).
Start your return journey from Pinnawala at 6pm. You will possibly reach Colombo by 8pm depending on traffic conditions and weather.
The schedule for the Elephant Activities are as below
08:30 a.m – Opening of Elephant orphanage (possible Elepahnt ride can be arranged for this time)
09:15 a.m – Bottle feeding
10:00 a.m – Herd goes to the river
12:00 p.m – Return from the river
01:15 p.m – Bottle feeding
02:00 p.m – Herd goes to the river
04:00 p.m – Return from the river
05:15 p.m – Bottle feeding
05:30 p.m – Ticket counter closes
06:00 p.m – Closing of Orphanage