Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage Visit /Tea Factory & Tea Plantation Visit /Herbal & Spice Garden Visit
Summary of the program
In the morning leave from Hotel and visit the Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawala for morning Feeding & bathing programs. Once in Pinnawala you can enjoy the Elephant Sanctuary in Pinnawela, which was built in 1975 for rescued, injured or abused elephants and attracts visitors from all over the world to view these sumptuous animals.
Today has the largest herd in captivity in the world and offers us a opportunity to see elephants running in this natural environment. You will have an unique and intimate experience to caress and you feed the elephants with a small bottle of milk and appreciate the bond of union with their human foster parents called “eth gowwa”, and enjoy the highest visual event of the day, the bath. An experience that an elephant lover would never forget.
On completion visit the Spice Garden in Pinnawala.
Sri Lanka is world renowned for its valued spices and healing herbs. Our lush spice and herbal gardens feature many important herbs such as Sandalwood, Margosa, Cocoa, Citronella, Almond, Jasmine and Coconut. When visiting us, make the most of the chance to experience first-hand how cloves, pepper, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon and saffron are grown in their natural surroundings.
Leave for your hotel back on completion visiting Tea factory in Pinnawala.
Sri Lanka is one of the world’s largest exporters of tea, hence when venturing into the cool climes of the island one will be surrounded by acres of tea. Tea produced in Sri Lanka has become popularized as the world renowned brew that is known as ‘Ceylon Tea’. A visit to the tea factory and plantations entails a crash course in plucking tea and a tour of the factory to view the process tea goes through