Come and spend time with the elephants at our project for the day!
Here at the ECRF, not only can we offer an amazing volunteer opportunity, but if you don't have the time or you are only in Sri Lanka for a short time, we also offer Day Trips where you can come to the project for a few hours for a small fee.
We organise these trips on all days of the week, but we would request a bit more notice if you are coming on the weekend.
WHAT DOES THE DAY PACKAGE INCLUDE?
With our day package, you will be able to meet the elephants, relax with them, take photos, touch and feed them. The day package is about 3-4 hours, as the elephants like to go at their own pace!
The fee that you will pay will go towards renting new elephants, working towards Amarasiri’s Dream and will include lunch for you. Lunch is situated next to the river, where we will bring meals from a traditional Sri Lankan restaurant.
We will meet at the project location from 10:30 - 11:00.
We will walk to the location where the team and volunteers have collected the elephant's food. This is where you will meet the elephants.
We will feed them a small snack, and continue to walk towards the river. The elephants will occasionally stop and graze on banana trees and grasses. Feel free to ask us as many questions about the elephants as you would like. The village we walk through is a very rural part of Sri Lanka, giving you an insight into life and nature in this part of the world.
After getting to the river, the elephants love to soak for a while. As the elephants relax, we will eat lunch.
After eating lunch we will then begin to wash them. Yay!
After washing them, we will then walk back from the river (or get a Tuk-tuk), and the day trip concludes.
The day package is priced at $35, children are half price.
If you are interested, please fill out the form or contact us. We will contact you back promptly.
The project is located around 1 hour from Kandy, 30 minutes from Pinnawala, and 3 hours from Colombo.
Below is the exact location of the day trip site.