The wonderful world of Elephants in Udawalawe

Learn all about Elephants in the wild and everything in between, on an exciting day tour to Udawalawe

A first-hand look at Elephants in the wild with incredibly knowledgeable Guides of Ayu in the Wild. You will learn about their amazing behaviour, about moms and babies, what they eat, how they play and interact, the different sounds they make when they are happy, sad, alarmed and more.

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    Tour Details

    A glimpse into the wonderful world of wild Elephants, in Sri Lanka


    * Pick up and drop off from your accommodation in Galle, Tangalle, Mirissa – or other Southern beach locations, or Ella.
    *A great day tour with kids.
    *Safari jeeps where toddler seats can be fitted on.
    *A guided visit to the Elephant Transit Home to see baby elephants wrestle to be fed first.
    *The Sugar Cane experience! Visit a small family owned sugar cane processing mill and observe how the food that Elephants adore bring in additional income to the farmers living in the vicinity.
    *A privately guided safari in Udawalawe National Park with incredibly knowledgeable guides.
    *Enjoy tea and snacks inside the national park.

    *Transfers to and from Udawalawe will be in a comfortable A/C van | overnight stays close to Udawalawe National Park can be arranged at extra cost

    • Duration:
      Day tour – pick up between 6.30 – 7 am (subject to pick up location) and drop off around 6 pm
    • When to go:
      Available all year on request, but please enquire from our Private Travel Designers as all private transfers and guides need to be booked ahead of time.
    • Booking/Payment / Cancellation :
      *Send us an enquiry to book this tour. All bookings need to be confirmed at least 1 week in advance.
      *Full payments to be made two days prior to commencing the tour.
      *Cancellations made 8 days prior to the scheduled tour date are fully refundable. Cancellations less than 7 days will be charged 100% In the event of extreme weather or if we are compelled to cancel the tour we will offer you a full refund.
    • How to get to the tour:
      Pick up and drop off from your accommodation within southern coast Limits or Ella will be arranged by us in a luxury AC Van.
    • The guiding:
      You will have an English-speaking guide with a sound knowledge and fantastic facts up his sleeve to keep kids and adults of all ages interested. He will guide you through the Elephant Transit Home, sugar cane mill and the safari in Udawalawe National Park.
    • Can it be tailor-made:
      Yes, we can add on a night at a resort in the vicinity of the national park if required. You have the flexibility to leave out any of the experiences given on the day tour or move the times around although, for an early morning safari inside Udawalawe National park you may need to stay overnight. If you are travelling with young kids the guide will be kept flexible to adjust the duration of the safari.
    • Is it a private tour:
      All experiences and the safari will be private.
    • How much will it cost: Send us an enquiry and we will cost it out for you depending on the number of pax, pick up and drop off location.



    FAQs on this experiential holiday

  • Are elephant sightings guaranteed at Udawalawe National Park?

    Yes sightings are guaranteed! You will see heaps of Elephants up close without invading their space. The ethos of every Ayu in the Wild safari is that we should not intrude in the wild.

  • Will it be too boring for children?

    Our guides are trained to make safaris insightful and interesting for kids and adults. We make our safari an experience that fascinates, educates and kept flexible as we understand that young minds can get easily bored.

  • What is not included?

    Travel insurance, additional meals, accommodation, tips to guides and trip cancellation insurance

  • How do we pay for this tour?

    We require a 50% advance payment via bank transfer to confirm the tour. Balance to be paid in full 2 days prior to the start of the tour.

  • Tips and Gratuities

    Tips and gratuities will be most welcomed by the farmer, jeep driver, vehicle driver and the Guide - but it is entirely at your discretion

  • Can you organize onward transport from Udawalawe for the rest of my tour?

    Yes we can do that please send us your onward route.

  • Image Gallery

    Elephant Transit Home Elephant Transit Home
    Malabar-pied Hornbills - male and female The other quirky inhabitants of Udawalawe NP
    Observing moms and babies
    The safari experience The safari experience
    The sugar cane experience The sugar cane experience
    Understanding elephant behaviour

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