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Kandy & Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage Day Tour from Colombo

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Trip Overview

This day tour of the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and Kandy City is a perfect way to visit two must-see places in Sri Lanka. You get to spend time with baby elephants while they roam around or are having lunch or enjoying their bath in a nearby river.

In Kandy visit the beautiful Peradeniya Botanical Gardens offering a wide variety of orchids and other rare plants. Enjoy a traditional cultural show in Kandy and understand their culture. After this we visit the famous Temple of Tooth Relic which is the highlight of this day tour. Finally indulge in a relaxing walk by the serene Kandy Lake and nearby market.


  • See the largest herd of captive elephants in the world
  • Play with baby elephants and get to feed them, Enjoy watching them bathe and play in the river
  • Understand how the orphanage helps abandoned babies and injured elephants found in the jungle
  • Explore the famous Tooth Relic Temple
  • Visit the renowned Botanical Gardens and see a large variety of orchids


  • 6.30am: Depart from your Colombo Hotel. It would be about 3 hours’ drive depending on the traffic conditions.
  • 9.15am: Bottle feeding of baby elephants
  • 10.00am: Herd leaving to the river
  • 12.30pm: Depart Pinnawala
  • 2.00pm: Arrival & Lunch in Kandy city
  • 3.00pm: Visit the National Museum which is located next to the Temple of Tooth.
  • 4.00pm: Visit the Temple of Tooth located in the royal palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy, which houses the relic of the tooth of the Lord Buddha.
  • 5.00pm: Stroll around the Kandy lake. This lake is also known as Kiri Muhuda or the Sea of Milk, which is an artificial lake in the heart of the hill city of Kandy, Sri Lanka, built in 1807 by King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe next to the Temple of the Tooth & National Museum.
  • 5.30pm: Depart from Kandy
  • 9.00pm approx: Arrive at Colombo Hotel

Basic Details

Start Point
Colombo/Negombo Hotel
Finish Point
Colombo/Negombo Hotel
Start time
6:30 am
Tours & SightseeingWildlife Experiences
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  • Entrance fees to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Temple of Tooth and Royal Botanical Garden
  • Service of an English Speaking Chauffeur Guide 
  • Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off
  • Transportation by Air-Condition fully insured vehicles (Sedan Car or Van)
  • All Parking and Highway Toll charges where applicable
  • 1 Bottled Water
  • Video and Camera Permits


  • Lunch, any other Meals and Drinks
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in Inclusions

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Important Information

  • You will receive complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, in your Booking Confirmation Voucher
  • Pick-up available from Colombo, Negombo, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia and all nearby areas
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved at the each location
  • Child Ticket: Age 5-11 Years
  • Children aged 4 and younger are not charged

Cancellation Policy

  • Full refund if cancelled before* 3 days
  • No refund after that


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage can be visited anytime of the year. Orphanage open timings are 8:30am to 5:30pm. Pinnawala Orphanage is about 1.5 Hours (40 Kms) drive from Kandy and 3 Hours (110 Kms) drive from Colombo.

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The orphanage does not allow tourists to take elephant rides. You would however be allowed to wash them at river and see them up-close. You can even get to feed baby elephants if you happen to be there at right time.

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Review (1)


Chris p

17 Oct 2018

Trip was upto our expectation. We attended baby feeding at around 1pm and the elephants bathing at 2pm. We were back at our hotel in Colombo in evening. Driver and vehicle were good.

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  • Meet & Greet your friendly driver at your Hotel lobby in  Colombo, Negombo, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia 
  • Operator will be in contact with you to coordinate the pick up time and itinerary
  • The driver will pick you up directly from your hotel or specified pick up point. Please enter the pick up location at the checkout page
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