Transit Tour from Katunayake Airport – Visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

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This is five hour excursion from Katunayake Airport to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. Enjoying the driving away from busy airport, looking at elephants bathing & feed a baby elephant. Entrance ticket is included. (updated on : 3 Sep 2020)

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Terms and conditions

Booking : Book online, call us or drop us an email.
Price :
 The price may slightly go up or down at the time of booking.
Payment : Full payment is settled prior starting the tour/excursion.
Days of the tour or the hours of excursion : The tour or the excursion is completed within mentioned time.
Per hour vehicle detention fee : 3 USD - Tuk Tuk / 5 USD Standard car & van
Weather : If weather conditions are unfavourable activities will be adjusted accordingly.
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Refund : Refund will be determined after reducing third party's and our costs.

About this Orphanage tour

Best season : All year around
Available : Daily
Arranging time needed : 1 hrs
Hottest month : 

Best time to start : Early mornings & midday
Starting point : BI Airport and Negombo area
Last intake : 2 PM
Whole touring hrs : 5
Total Kms driven : 170

Restrictions : Do not touch corals please / Be a responsible and ethical snorkeler and diver / No flash photography of ancient paintings / Cover your knees and shoulders before enter any temple. / Do not leave plastics behind / Please do not feed wild animals.

Basic price includes : Transportation / Entrance ticket / All Gov tax.

Child price : Aged 6 - 12 is considered a child / Aged 0 - 6 is free of charge.

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Optional : A well-spoken local animal expert / historian could be arranged with an additional fee.

You may bring : Water / Hat and sun glass / Sun cream / Camera

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Things to do & see

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage - Sri LankaThis is the largest Elephant Orphanage and nursery as such in the world. The orphanage is also a captive breeding ground.

There are daily bathing and feeding times in the orphanage that our visitors are enjoying.

They are about 93 of them today. And number is always changing as some are re-homed into the wild and new once are brought in. Little ones are fed milk and given foods.

You could buy a plate of fruits or a bottle of milk to feed them from your own hands. The immense amount of water required by the elephants is supplemented with the availability of Ma Oya running close by.

The Orphanage was established on 16th of February 1975.  The orphanage is dedicated towards the welfare of the Asian elephants and for abandoned young elephant calves. The place is also ensuring the safety and well being of mature wounded elephants.

Opening hours - 0830 - 17.30

Bathing time -
Daily at - 10 – 1200 / 1400 – 1600

Fruit feeding -
Daily at : 9 – 0945  / 1200 – 1345

Professional photography - 1,500 LKR


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