Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage from Negombo
During this full-day tour to Pinnawala, this tour allows you to have some one-on-one fun with the elephants. Spend some time feeding and playing with baby elephants in the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. Watch the elephants as they bathe and roll in the mud to get cool. Learn more about elephants than you have ever before.
- Visit the sanctuary of the Gentle Giants.
- Have a fun with Elephants.
- Hotel Pick & Drop to Negombo
- Transport throughout the tour with an air-conditioned vehicle.
- Service of an English-speaking chauffeur guide.
- 1-Liter of bottled mineral water per person.
- Food or Drinks.
- Gratuities (Optional).
- Expenses of Personal Nature.
- Entrance fees and other services not mentioned above.
What to Expect
Your tour starts at 6:00 am when you get picked up from your hotel in Negombo. Ensure that you bring a packed breakfast with you if you didn’t have your meal yet. You can have it en route. It will take you till 9:00 am to get to the Pinnawala Elephant orphanage. The orphanage was created in 1975 to house orphaned or injured elephants. It is currently home to a herd of over 90 elephants.
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is the home for young Elephants who have been displaced or lost from their natural habitat, located at Pinnawala village in Sabaragamuwa province of Sri Lanka. Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage is the best place for an up-close and personal experience with the world’s largest land mammals! Today with 70 elephants herein, Pinnawela has become the home to the largest captive group of elephants in the world. Feeding time at 9:15 am.
The Orphanage is open from 8.30 am to 5.45 pm and visitors can interact a little with the elephants during the regulated bathing and feeding times. The baby elephants gulp down several huge bottles of milk, fed to them by their mahouts, and then it’s off to the river for a bath. The inherent gentleness of the animals is most obvious during this time. Most of the elephants eventually become ‘working’ elephants, and some older females occasionally add a baby to the herd.
You will be spending approximately three hours at Pinnawala. Shortly after you arrive you will be able to take part in the feeding sessions with the elephants and later watch them bathe. You will also be walking around the orphanage seeing the facility and getting more information. You will be finishing the tour at 11:00 am and returning to your hotel by 2:00 pm.
- Comfortable Walking Shoes Recommended for this tour.