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.
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.
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.