Elephant Orphanage & Botanical Garden Tour

Elephant Orphanage & Botanical Garden tour is to experience and spend, a day with adorable baby elephants feeding them and washing them with care followed by a session in the Peradeniya botanical garden enjoying the sight of flowers.

Guided tour in a working tea factory on the way back to Kandy and herbs and spice garden tour, Gem museum visit are included for this tour.

Tour Highlights

Visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. (world’s largest collection of captive elephants)

Herbs & Spice Garden Visit.

Working Tea Factory Visit.

Royal Botanical Garden of Peradeniya.

Gem Museum

Cultural Dance Show in the Evening

DEPARTURE TIME Departure at 7:30 AM.
RETURN TIME At approximately 5:00 PM.
WEAR Comfortable clothing, hat, jacket, and sunscreen.
Experienced Driver
Transport Up & Down
Mineral water
EXCLUSIONS Entrance Tickets to the mentioned sites

Tips and other expenses of a personal nature


Additional information

Group Size1 Pax, 2 Pax, 5 Pax, Above 5


7.30 AM – 9.00 AM: Transportation

After breakfast scenic drive from Kandy to the Elephant Orphanage at Pinnawala

This was set up to save abandoned or orphaned wild elephants and to prevent them from extinction (Especially tuskers). This is the only place in Sri Lanka where you can see many elephants in closed quarters.


9.30 AM – 11.30 PM: See the activities at pinnawala

  • Fruit & Milk Feeding – Daily at 09.00 am & 12.15 pm
  • Herd Leaving to the River – Daily at: 10.00 am & 2.00 pm


11.30 PM – 2.00 PM: Drive to the Botanical Garden.

On your way back

  • Lunch in a recommended hotel.
  • Guided herbs and spice garden Tour.
  • Guided working tea factory.


2.00 PM – 5.00 PM: Visit to the Botanical Garden & drive back to the Hotel

In the past, this was a royal pleasure garden which is now the largest botanical garden in Sri Lanka. One of the major attractions is the giant Javan fig tree on the great lawn which covers 1600 square meters. There are fine collections of many flowers especially orchids and endemic flowers in Sri Lanka. Avenue of double coconut palms is a picturesque sight for photographers including various species of birds.

  • Visit a Gem Museum and the Store.
  • Cultural Dance Show at 5.00 PM.

Elephant Orphanage & Botanical Garden Tour