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Trip to elephant orphanage advice please

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Trip to elephant orphanage advice please

I am staying in Negombo at the end of Feb and wanted to visit the Pinnawala elephant orphanage. Can anyone suggest companies that arrange such day trips, and is if far from Kandi and is there an opportunity to combine a trip to Kandi and the orpahange?

Gary

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1. Re: Trip to elephant orphanage advice please

Combine with overnight stay in Kandy would have been much better.

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2. Re: Trip to elephant orphanage advice please

Yes for orphanage and Kandy it's by far best to stay overnight in Kandy. Otherwise you'll only skim the surface of what the city has to offer, Negombo to Pinawela is 2:30 minutes one way and Kandy another 45 mins.

Just select a local Negombo operator for the 1- or 2-day trip, use criteria like these

tripadvisor.com/Travel-g293961-c89412/Sri-La…

for getting good price and good quality.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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3. Re: Trip to elephant orphanage advice please

If you are are staying at a hotel in negombo have a look on this site for its reviews,normally posters will make mention of tours they have done who they used etc contact them and hopefully they will reply with any queries you may wish to ask

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