local excursion

Tuk-Tuk excursion

Visit by Tuk-Tuk to nearby village Maharadagamulla and surroundings. A first contact with the country side and Sri Lankan artistry. Visit to a pineapple farm, a coconut coir factory and discovery of traditional Sri Lankan weaving and brick making. The heady aromas from the spice grinder will immerse you in the true Sri Lankan atmosphere.

Bicycle tour

Accompanied bicycle tour in the area surrounding Ambarella Lodge (same as the Tuk-Tuk excursion, but on bicycles)

Full day excursion

Pinnawela and the elephant orphanage

Excursion to Pinnawela and the elephant orphanage. You’ll see the elephants taking a bath in the nearby river and the feeding of the elephant calves.

Elephant Foundation

Excursion to Millenium Elephant Foundation with the Elephant Walk experience (the visit at the Foundation lasts approx. 2-3 hours). The program includes a personalised guide during the whole tour, a tour of the museum and and an educational talk by an expert about the foundation and elephants. A walk of approx. 30 minutes with an elephant around the grounds to observe the elephants whilst learning about Sri Lankan elephants. Bathing the elephant in the river, shower optional whilst next to the elephant. Free entrance and tour of Maximus Elephant Dung Paper Factory.

Optional : lunch including tea or coffee

Visit a fishing village

Excursion to Negombo to visit the village and its fish market, fishing port, beaches and the main street with its shops.