Book and enjoy one day private day tour from Colombo to visit one of most popular tourist attractions in Sri Lanka, the Elephant Orphanage Pinnawala, located about 100 km – 3 hours drive from the city of Colombo towards Kandy. Departing early would be ideal if you’re planning on spending some quality time with the elephants.

Day Tour Itinerary

  • 6:00 am: pick up from any hotel in Colombo and drive to the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
  • 8:30 am: arrive at the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
  • 9:00am to 12:15pm tour of the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
  • 12:30 pm head towards Colombo
  • 2:30 pm drop off at your hotel in Colombo

Day Tour Price

  • Transport Cost : USD 110 per private tour in an A/C car or van with an English speaking chauffeur-guide
    Vehicle Options:
    Car (up to 2 persons): Toyota Axio, Prius Hybrid, Premio/Honda Fit Shuttle or similar
    Van (3 to 6 persons): Toyota KDH/Nissan Caravan or similar
  • Entrance ticket fee for Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage : 3000 LKR (around US$ 16 / EUR 15 / GBP 12) per foreign adult and 1500 LKR (US$ 8 / EUR 7 / GBP 6) per foreign child of age 03 – 12 years are applicable. A special fee of 800 LKR per adult and 400 LKR per child is applicable for visitors of SAARC countries.  (entrance ticket costs last updated in December 2019). 
Pinnawala Elephants
Pinnawala elephants bathing
Daily features of Interest
  • 08.30 am – Open for visitors

  • 09.15 am – Bottle feeding

  • 10.00 am – Herd leaving to the river

  • 12.00 noon – Return from the river

  • 01.15 pm – Bottle feeding

  • 02.00 pm – Herd leaving to the river

  • 04.00 pm – Return from the river

  • 05.00 pm – Bottle feeding

  • 05.30 pm – Close the ticket counter

  • 06.00 pm – Close for visitors

Pinnawala elephants walking to the river
Baby elephants_Pinnawala