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Pinnawala Jumbos

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Had about an hour and a half here and for us it was great. Loved watching the elephants walking... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Milford Haven, United Kingdom
Pinnawala elephant orphanage

The elephants seem quite content even though we were warned that they are not treated very well, we... read more

Reviewed July 28, 2018
Henry S
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This is a place where you can enjoy an Elephant Ride. it is situated in a acres spread Rubber plantation. 3KM from the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. A great place for nature and Elephant Photography
Kegalle - Rambukkana Rd/B199 | Pinnalanda Estate, Diyagama, Hiriwadunna, Kegalle 71000, Sri Lanka
+94 77 700 3737
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had about an hour and a half here and for us it was great. Loved watching the elephants walking down to the river and then bathing, we had never seen an elephant so this was a really good trip. Plenty of tourist shops line the...More

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Reviewed July 28, 2018

The elephants seem quite content even though we were warned that they are not treated very well, we did not get that feeling, and when the elephants were walked down to the river to bathe it was truly spectacular.

Thank Henry S
Reviewed June 21, 2018

A better environment for these elephants is a must in my opinion The elephants were kept in a muddy area . Poor show.

Thank Marina F
Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

This is such a spectacular experience. You do need to pay the orphanage to watch or else book into the local hotel for a night on the river. Beware there are snake charmers in the area, I wish I had known in advance to plan...More

2  Thank SarahGreenwich
Reviewed September 11, 2017

We visited this Elephant themed site on the way to Dambulla during our private tour throughout Sri Lanka, and apart from this place (and the local Ma Oya river) there's not much else to do in/around Pinnawala. Pinnawala Jumbos is located on the east side...More

1  Thank DJEargasm
Reviewed August 2, 2017 via mobile

Very Nice visit and beautifull to See the elephants walking around in great inviroments. Beautifull sight when they go swimming in the river.

1  Thank lotte1965
Reviewed March 26, 2017

Loved seeing the orphan elephants at their watering hole. Amazing when the gentle giants walked past on their way up the hill. This is definitely a must do experience.

Thank Louise329
Reviewed February 21, 2017

The orphanage was founded to care and protect the many orphaned unweaned wild elephants found wandering in and near the forests of Sri Lanka.

Thank Bhanuka d
Reviewed January 25, 2017 via mobile

Great visit. We love elephants and genuinely believed that these animals are properly cared for. Whilst not their natural environment it allows elephants to experience something approaching that and as none could survive the wild it offers them a "least worst experience". We enjoyed watching...More

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