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Address: Habarana-Trincomalee Road, Habarana, Sri Lanka
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Great park, but don't expect too much

This is a great NP to spot herds of elephants. Though, besides that, don't expect too much. You'll probably only spot elephants and some smaller species (birds for example).

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Ghent
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great NP to spot herds of elephants. Though, besides that, don't expect too much. You'll probably only spot elephants and some smaller species (birds for example).

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Thus place is good for only those for whom elephants are new. Apart from elephants there are hardly any species available.

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Thank Madhava M
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As other reviewers we visited Hurulu on the basis that the guide told us the elephants had migrated from Minneriya. The trip comprises a drive on a single loop road. The jeeps all seem to set off together and seem anxious to stay together, most of the time we were in a group of six, bumper to bumper, noisy and... More 

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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a very close encounter with a heard of wild elephants here, and saw a lot of other wild life. Another must visit sites and I definitely will go again

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Thank Sirimewan
Singapore, Singapore
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219 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want to see lots of Jeeps chasing very few Elephants, this is your safari tour. We were told that the Minneriya National Park was flooded (was a lie by our driver) and that Eco Park was the better place to visit. Surprisingly, there were Jeeps going into Minneriya, but at that time we already had purchased (overpriced) tickets... More 

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Thank Fernlicht
Guildford, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

To be fair, we did see lots of elephants but also lots of trucks with people holding loud conversations with each other. The drivers are aggressive at getting you the best view so go off-road in seriously bumpy places!

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Thank Chris S
Gothenburg, Sweden
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our plan was to do Minneriya National Park, but since it was flooded our hotel recommended this park instead. During our vacation we also visited Udawalawe and Yala, but this park was way better. Maybe the nature in Yala was prettier, but the overall experience in Hurulu Eco Park was much better! Less jeeps any felt much more authentic -... More 

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Thank Vintervisa
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tour guides somewhat wild. The roads have large potholes and many areas where it is flooded so be prepared for that. The guides do go out of their way to show you elephants. Arrive late in the day so that chances of seeing elephants are greater. We probably saw about 20 elephants of all sizes. The guides also pointed out... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have never been so close to an elephant in the wild before. Really exciting. Saw c30 over the 3 hour safari.

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told that Minneriya was flooded and the elephants were in Eco Park. We weren't quite sure, but took the tour. First it was disappointing as no elephants visible at all, but then on the way back already to exit we saw suddenly plenty of elephants from quite close. We saw more elephants crossing the road on the way... More 

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