ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE AND GERAGAMA TEA FACTORY
“See baby jumbos wondering around their cramped foster home or bottle fed and bathed by their human foster fathers at Pinnawala, about 40Km from Kandy is the home to some 100 or more elephant orphans”
Pick up the clients from Kandy Hotel ,tour begins with heading to Elephant Orphanage which located at Pinnawala .
PINNAWALA ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE TOUR
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is the most popular elephant park in Sri Lanka, and with the chance to get very close to the animals and to watch them in the river, it is easy to see why so many local and domestic tourists flock there. The highlight of Pinnawala is certainly watching the majority of the herd (which is over 100 elephants in total) playing in the river.
(Schedule – 08.30 hours – Open to visitors / 09.15 hours – Bottle feeding / 10.00 hours – Herd leaving to the river /12.00 hours – Return from the river/13.15 hours – Bottle feeding/14.00 hours – Herd leaving to the river/16.00 hours – Return from the river/17.00 hours – Bottle feeding/18.00 hours – Close to public)
You can have a short visit to Pinnawala Elephant Dung Paper Factory located in close proximity to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.
“While you enjoying your lunch at (Hotel Elephant Bay – You can have a great view from the restaurant towards the elephant bath ,it seems you that you are in the middle of a sanctuary”
After lunch , return back to Kandy enroute you can visit spice garden in Mawanella.
Enjoy the Sri Lanka’s world renowned spices at their source. Visit a spice garden, where smells of cinnamons, pepper, cardamom, nutmeg and mace overwhelm the senses and the visitors are provided an insight into an age old industry of spice production, which attracted many a European and Asian merchants to the ports of ancient Sri Lanka.
VISIT GERAGAMA TEA FACTORY
The Geragama Tea Estate is not too far from the center of Kandy, which was already on our route. While it isn’t in the heart of picturesque tea country, it’s an ideal place to visit if you also aren’t able to spend time in the mountains. Though it’s not surrounded in hills and mountains as far as the eye could see, but you can still surround yourself in bushes of bright green tea leaves if you want to.
After the tour, you get to enjoy a cup of estate grown and processed tea. I have to say, it was impressively delicious.
Finally safely heading back to hotel !!!