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Ride an Elephant

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Ride an Elephant

We will be on a cruise next April, with one day at port. We have booked a tour from the ship to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, and should be there for 3-4 hours. I understand PEO does not do elephant rides, but I have heard that there are independent operators just outside the gates. We would like to get a ride maybe 10 or 15 minutes - enough for a taste. Can anyone confirm if these independent operators exist, and if so, has anyone done it, and how easy is it to get a ride and get back in the gate again? We don't want to go a long way from our tour. Any reasonable suggestions are welcome.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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1. Re: Ride an Elephant

Hi there,

Quite easy. Keep the orphanage ticket to be let inside again.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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2. Re: Ride an Elephant

You can ride an elephant at Millennium Elephant Foundation (quite close to PEO).

http://www.millenniumelephantfoundation.com/

Hans

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3. Re: Ride an Elephant

Yes but there are also a few independent ride offerings near the Orphanage entrance. In a packed time schedule like theirs probably the easiest.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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