Hurulu Eco Park
Hurulu Eco Park
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7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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  • Mohan A
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Elephant safari with a low cost.
    You could see some isolated elephant herds. Something different experience than Minneriya National park and Kaudulla national park. In this herds are more or less 10 to 15. Another specialty is the Entrance fee is much cheaper than other two parks.
    Visited September 2022
    Traveled solo
    Written June 9, 2023
  • Sheffview
    Sheffield, United Kingdom701 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Elephant trip
    We were surprised by the number of elephants that we saw here. The park is one of the smaller ones but the elephants roam free. We saw some on their own a family with a new born - about 3 weeks old and two smaller herds. The second one of around 11 elephants were almost in touching distance and carried on regardless of our proximity. A great trip out.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 15, 2023
  • seema60
    Toronto, Canada924 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lots of elephants in Eco Park
    I was taken for a jeep tour in the morning to Hurulu eco park. It was a great experience. We saw lots of elephants at least over twenty. Since it was early there were only 4-5 jeeps in the park so it was fairly quiet. The road is horrendous but fun. I also saw some peacocks and an eagle. We climbs some big rocks where there were beautiful views.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written December 30, 2023
  • Mark_Bath_UK
    Bath, United Kingdom203 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good for elephant watching
    Not recommended if you have a bad back as the roads are rough. It's closer to a theme park ride than a safari. However, we did see lots of elephants and in that respect, it outshone Yala. But Yala is a safer option if you do have a bad back!
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written March 19, 2024
  • tezza363
    Melbourne, Australia184 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Experience
    My wife and I visited today in a jeep Safari and it was one of the best experiences we have ever had in our years of travels. We saw around 20 elephants and up close. We went at 4pm in the afternoon. A nice relaxing time. We thought better than getting up so early..I would highly recommend it. Cost us 20k rupees for the two of us .
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 26, 2024
  • manucanuck
    Hong Kong, China1,928 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Find a small jeep and you will enjoy your time!
    Noticed a number of posts commenting about not being able to get up close to see the elephant... i've had a blast mine was a small jeep we could get into the bushes easily, yes the road conditions are rough but it's a park i don't expect a flat road anyway. i saw at least 30+ elephants and at least 10 of them up close like within reach. It was amazing.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written May 15, 2024
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manucanuck
Hong Kong, China1,928 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Noticed a number of posts commenting about not being able to get up close to see the elephant... i've had a blast mine was a small jeep we could get into the bushes easily, yes the road conditions are rough but it's a park i don't expect a flat road anyway. i saw at least 30+ elephants and at least 10 of them up close like within reach. It was amazing.
Written May 15, 2024
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tezza363
Melbourne, Australia184 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
My wife and I visited today in a jeep Safari and it was one of the best experiences we have ever had in our years of travels. We saw around 20 elephants and up close. We went at 4pm in the afternoon. A nice relaxing time. We thought better than getting up so early..I would highly recommend it. Cost us 20k rupees for the two of us .

Written March 26, 2024
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San
Sint-Niklaas, Belgium49 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Don't go !!!!
We saw more jeeps than animals, overcrowded, no good it was terrible!!!
Outside the park we saw also elephants at a waterpomp beside the road.

Udawalawe National Park is sooooo much better!!!
Written March 24, 2024
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Mark_Bath_UK
Bath, UK203 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Not recommended if you have a bad back as the roads are rough. It's closer to a theme park ride than a safari. However, we did see lots of elephants and in that respect, it outshone Yala. But Yala is a safer option if you do have a bad back!
Written March 20, 2024
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Udaya tours
Tangalle, Sri Lanka30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
The views are amazing.we took more pictures.we saw sun set.thats wonderful.like a divine world.cant believe that time
Written March 13, 2024
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nilu rupasinghe
Colombo, Sri Lanka100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
You can see the elephant even in day time. I booked my jeep at 10.15 am and still we were lucky to see the elephants. The nature was so beautiful. Roads are better than yala park.
Written February 24, 2024
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David R
Wakefield, UK55 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
I was really looking forward to the Jeep safari in search of the Elephants but due to the very heavy rains recently the tracks through this park have been severely damaged and are barely passable in places, so the three hour journey was like being thrown around in a washing machine. In addition on the afternoon I went there were just too many Jeeps chasing the same groups of Elephants and unless you were at the front of the convoy when they stopped you were too far back to see much action and it was like being stuck in a traffic jam of jeeps all jostling to get a better position. Out of the 3 hours we managed about 10 minutes of close proximity to these wonderful creatures and the rest of the time it was just not enjoyable, which was a real shame.
Written January 23, 2024
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seema60
Toronto, Canada924 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
I was taken for a jeep tour in the morning to Hurulu eco park. It was a great experience. We saw lots of elephants at least over twenty. Since it was early there were only 4-5 jeeps in the park so it was fairly quiet. The road is horrendous but fun. I also saw some peacocks and an eagle. We climbs some big rocks where there were beautiful views.
Written December 30, 2023
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Maximilian
Hong Kong, China1,679 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Hurulu National Park boasts beautiful landscapes and wildlife, but my experience was significantly dampened by over-tourism. The excessive number of jeeps inside the park greatly detracted from the natural beauty and tranquility one would expect. The park management needs to limit the number of vehicles allowed at any given time and increase the presence of trained rangers to ensure a more sustainable and enjoyable experience for all visitors. While the park itself has the potential to offer a remarkable encounter with nature, the current situation with overcrowding needs urgent attention.
Written December 26, 2023
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Sheffview
Sheffield, UK701 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
We were surprised by the number of elephants that we saw here. The park is one of the smaller ones but the elephants roam free. We saw some on their own a family with a new born - about 3 weeks old and two smaller herds.
The second one of around 11 elephants were almost in touching distance and carried on regardless of our proximity.
A great trip out.
Written December 15, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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