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elephant rides close by to Mirissa beach?

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elephant rides close by to Mirissa beach?

will be heading to mirissa beach soon. our daughter will be having a birthday there and the onky thing she wants is an elephant ride!

does anyone know a place close by where we can do this to mirissa beach?

thank you

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1. Re: elephant rides close by to Mirissa beach?

Hi Monique,

Not aware of. The closest 'elephant for hire' is 40 km away, it is shared over Ahungalla and Bentota hotels. But your Mirissa tour operators can arrange a trip to there and the ride also, almost certainly.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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2. Re: elephant rides close by to Mirissa beach?

Hi Monique,

I was in Mirissa in October and there is a Temple elephant near Matara that we spent some time with ( you cant ride it) but we fed him some bananas and the handler allowed us to wash him with a hose and give him a drink & a scrub down.

If you want to contact my Wife there im sure she can put you in touch or i can send you a few photos.Wathsala's mobile number in Mirissa is 077 3510147.

Have a great holiday!

Phil

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3. Re: elephant rides close by to Mirissa beach?

Thank you Phil,

That could be something for the kids to do. I have written down your wifes number.

Anything else your can recomend, things to do, restaraunts etc would be appreciated.

We cant wait to get to Sri Lanka it looks fantastic.

Cheers

Darren

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4. Re: elephant rides close by to Mirissa beach?

Hi Darren,

While you are in Mirissa you could go whale watching ( November to April ) climb Dondra lighthouse ( 20 minutes away) visit a turtle hatchery ( 20 minutes) get the bus to Unawatuna beach and Galle for a day out ( 1 hour )

Regarding restaurants - the Lucky Tuna in Unawatuna is a great place,also if you are passing on the main Galle road by the km 125 marker post the Wijaya restaurant serves excellent,cheap food and overlooks a fantastic shallow lagoon.In Mirissa just check out any of the fish places along the beach or use the Paradise restaurant - you can then also use their pool.

Cheers, Phil

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