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Day trip Pinnawalla Elephant Orphanage

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Day Trip Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
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Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage Day Tour

Sri Lanka short tour package to the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. 

  • Feeding of the baby Elephants

  • Elephants bathing in the river.


Tour itinerary as follow: 

We pick you up at 6:30 Am and we leave for Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, On the route we stop at a pineapple garden, after our visit at the pineapple garden we proceed to the Elephant Orphange.
The Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage is situated northwest of the town of Kegalle, halfway between the present commercial capital Colombo and the ancient royal residence Kandy in the hills of central Sri Lanka. There are about 84 elephants under protection. The Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage was started in 1975 by the Department of Wildlife on a twenty five acre coconut property on the Maha Oya river at Rambukkana. The orphanage was primarily designed to afford care and protection to the many baby elephants found in the jungle without their mothers. In most of these cases the mother had either died or been killed. In some instances the baby had fallen into a pit and in others the mother had fallen in and died. Initially this orphanage was at the Wilpattu National Park, then shifted to the tourist complex at Bentota and then to the Dehiwala Zoo. From the Dehiwala Zoo it was shifted 1975 to Pinnawela. At the time it was shifted the orphanage had five baby elephants which formed its nucleus. It was hoped that this facility would attract both local and foreign visitors, the income from which would help to maintain the orphanage. Around 9:15 AM start the feeding time, The Baby Elephants getting their milk, Around 10:00 AM the Elephants going for a bath in the river. After we have seen this we proceed to the Elephant riding place where you can decide to take a ride on a Elephant. After this visit we proceed back to the Hotel.


Specific details

travel agency name PL Tours and Travels
Tour starts 06:30 AM or 10:00 AM
Tour end Depending
Duration 1 Day
Entrance tickets included Yes
Private Tour Yes
Meals / Drinks Included Yes
Payment Options Payment upon arrival, Pay via bank transfer
Type of Vehicle Toyota Allion, Toyota Super GL KDH
Meal Plan No


Pinnawala, Kegalle District, Sri Lanka



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Amazing day, Amazing Tour Guide!

Just return from beautiful Sri Lanka. We did this tour with PL Tours and Travels and everything went perfect.

Our driver / guide Sham was waiting for us in the lobby of the hotel on time!

At the Elephant Orphanage we took the breakfast and we went to the feeding place, where the baby Elephants get their milk, fantastic!

Then all the Elephants getting ready to go to the river, that was a experience! they walk (run) to the river for a nice bath...

Great experience and we would like to thank PL Tours and our driver Sham. GREAT JOB!


Nice Day Out!

We did this tour with PL Tours in Sri Lanka.
Our children loved it!
The feeding of the baby Elephants, with the bathing of all the Elephants later on in the river.
The Elephants realy enjoy this and they have fun. some of them goes to the other side of the river. But coming back on time to go back :)

Thank you once again Sarath to make this tour unforgettable

Kind regards,

Family Rosengaarde

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