(Approximately 02 1/2Hrs drive)
Pinnawala, located about 115 km northwest of Kegalle towards Kandy, is famous because of the elephant orphanage located in the area. It is a must-visit as it would definitely add an unforgettable experience to your stay in this paradise isle.
Established in 1972, it operates as a nursery, orphanage and captive breeding ground for elephants. Unlike many other elephant orphanages such as Udawalawe, visitors at Pinnawala are able to observe elephants, especially the baby jumbos up-close in their pens, being bottle-fed and bathed.
You can even feed the baby jumbos upon paying a small fee for a feeding ticket!
Most of the elephants accommodated at the orphanage are accustomed to the visitors, hence, are harmless. The daily bathing times scheduled at 10 am and 2 pm offer wonderful opportunities to observe and click ample shots of the many mischiefs of the jumbos.
On the way you can visit to: Tea factory & Spice garden
1. A/C Car (2 pax) – USD 70/- nett per transfer
2. A/C Micro Van (3 to 7 Pax) – USD 90/- nett per transfer
3. A/C Mini Coach (8 to 14 Pax) – USD 120/- nett per transfer
The above rates exclude:
Any other meal not mentioned
Additional transfers, suggested optional sightseeing or locations not mentioned on the program
Expenses of personal nature
Video & camera permits
Entrance tickets to sights mentioned on the itinerary