THE PINNAWALA ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE
The orphanage was founded to care and protect the many orphaned un weaned wild elephants found wandering in and near the forests of Sri Lanka. It was established in 1975 by the Sri Lanka Department of Wildlife Conservation . The orphanage was established to feed, nurse and house young elephants found abandoned by their mothers. Young elephants sometimes fall into pits and ravines in their quest for water during drought period. Other orphans have been displaced from their wild habitat by development projects or have been found abandoned before weaning, diseased or wounded. As of 2012, there were 78 elephants living here.
0700 hrs – Depart hotel
1000 hrs – Arrive at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
1000 hrs – Visit Bathing Elephants at The River
1200 hrs – Lunch (River View Restaurant)
1400 hrs – Continue to visit Elephant Orphanage
1430 hrs – Depart Elephant Orphanage
1730 hrs – Arrive at the hotel
Transport in an Air-Conditioned Vehicle.
Services of an English-Speaking Chauffeur Guide.
Entrance Fee to The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.
Lunch at a restaurant in Pinnawala.
Two bottles of water on board the tour vehicle per client.