Pinnawala - Let's See the Elephants In Sri Lanka

Let's See the Elephants In Sri Lanka

(153 reviews)
Pinnawala, Sri Lanka, Pinnawala, Sri Lanka
45 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

As many Elephants are living in the wild of Sri Lanka, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is providing the treatments and the necessary care for the Elephants that get injured, wounded, diseased or be abandoned before weaning in the wild due to various circumstances. The orphanage was established in 1975 by the wildlife department of Sri Lanka. today it has become a prime tourist attraction and the income generates their spend on behalf of the elephants and for protecting them. captive breeding under the care of wildlife specialists in orphanages is very successful. I will show you the happiest moments of these giants while they are enjoying the river water during the daytime. You will get to know many interesting facts about Asian Elephants and their behaviours. The cultural aspect of Elephants in Sri Lanka is amazing. some times they are ceremonial and receive great respect from the people. Also, you will learn how the locals around the orphanage make elephant dung papers as an industry by using elephant poo.


Meet your local guide

Dilip Fernando

Dilip Fernando or Dilee as his friends call him, is a professional National tourist guide in Sri Lanka. he studied travel tourism and hotel management in University of Colombo. Being an outdoor person, guiding is his passion. He is a nature lover, bike rider as well as a hiker. he love to find out the history of the island and meet the locals in his tours, as he consider the local people as the main highlight of the country. join him to explore this little topical island with excitements, entertainment and fun.

Dilip Fernando has been guiding since Dec 2009


What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Pinnawala with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Pinnawala. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour youโ€™ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.


Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the guide's hard work, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.


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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, youโ€™ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and weโ€™ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.


Reviews from travellers

Kelly C.

03 May 2021

Very peaceful tour, I really liked all the information and how open Dilip was about all kind of questions

Christine (West Yorkshire UK) G.

03 May 2021

Dilip is an accomplished guide he has a wealth of knowledge which he imparts with good humour and patience. He handled one very unpleasant attendee very well Indeed although he must have been offended and upset by her remarks

Boris K.

02 May 2021

enjoyed the tour, a special place

Jen Mc M.

02 May 2021

Marvellous tour thank you.

Beatrice M.

02 May 2021

It was lovely to see the elephants so close. Dilip gave a lot of interesting informations. He answered all questions detailed.


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