Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage Via Viceroy Train
You and your fellow SeaDreamers are in for a treat! After boarding your motor coach, you will proceed to Pinnawela. (Transfer from Colombo Fort Station to Rambukkana by Viceroy Train) The trains are the safest and most enjoyable traveling method in Sri Lanka. From the Colombo Fort which is the central railway station travelers can take their trains to different destinations. The Viceroy Special train is a colonial memento, complete with period fittings, luxury compartments and modern conveniences. The main feature of the train is that it represents the heritage, luxury and dining, it offers a great mix of comfort and class. The two air conditioned compartments accommodate 32 passengers each in comfortable reclining chairs. Tea and coffee is served at intervals and you can retire to the restaurant car for socializing with intimates. The well complemented bar is the perfect place for a relaxing evening cocktail. Visit the Elephant Orphanage, The Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, established in 1975, commenced with seven orphans. Today some of these orphans enjoy the fortune of seeing their grandchildren born in the same location. The original objective of establishing the orphanage inclined more towards tourism, but is soon became a conservation and educational center. With the help of local and foreign elephant experts, Pinnawela started a scientific captive-breeding program for elephants. The free movement of the herd enhanced the chances for respective individuals of both sexes to get together and mate. The nearby river played a dominant role in this regard, and in 1984, the first baby of Pinnawela was born. The success story of Pinnawela has drawn the attention of scientists from all over the world. A considerable number of books and research articles on Pinnawela have been published in several languages. The members of the Pinnawela herd have been filmed, videoed and photographed thousands of times by professionals. Watch them being fed or in the river having bath. Lunch is included and will be served at the Pinnawela Restaurant. After lunch you will have a scenic journey back to Colombo and SeaDream.
Notes: This land adventure is not recommended for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilize a wheelchair. Sunscreen, sunglasses and hats are recommended. Elephants in Pinnawela are not fully tamed. Visitors should not get too close to the animals.
Duration: 9 hours
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