Your Visit

  • Personalised guide for your whole tour
  • At least a 1 1/2 hour walk with Manika watching and observing her whilst learning about Sri Lankan elephants
  • Bathing the elephant in the river for about 1 hour, with only your group without other tourists
  • No tricks are being performed by our elephant
  • Authentic Sri Lankan cooking lesson
  • A second long walk on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
  • Meet the kids from the local school on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
  • Lunch and tea included
  • Whole experience last around 7-8 hours

Your day starts with being welcomed by our local Sri Lankan family or coordinator in their beautiful house with a nice cup of tea.

After a short introduction you can help mocking out the elephant enclosure before joining the elephant(s) on the daily morning walk. It is very important for elephants to get plenty of exercise. This walk is guided by the keeper (mahout) who is the only one who can control the elephant.

When the elephant(s) are back in the enclosure it is time for us to have a well deserved break. After the break you can enjoy the authentic Sri Lankan cooking lesson in the kitchen of the local family.

In the early afternoon you go washing Manika in the nearby river before we go on the second walk of the day.

On Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays you can join us when we go to a local school for English conversation. This is a lot of fun and helps the children to improve their English skills.

This concludes the day visit. If you stay for the night now it’s time to relax and later enjoy the evening meal.