Private tour

Hambantota: Udawalawe and Elephant Transit Home Day Trip

Activity provider: Beyond Escapes

Hambantota: Udawalawe and Elephant Transit Home Day Trip

Activity provider: Beyond Escapes

From US$ 220 per person

Explore Sri Lanka’s majestic wilderness on a day trip from Hambantota or Tangalle. View the diverse wildlife and visit their habitats, then observe gentle giants up close at the Elephant Transit Home.

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Duration 11 hours
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  • Feast your eyes on the natural beauty found at Udawalawe National Park
  • Observe a wide variety of wildlife with a game drive through Udawalawe
  • Learn about the amazing animals, their habits, and see their different habitats
  • Visit the Elephant Transit Home, one of Asia’s largest elephant sanctuaries
  • Relax after the day trip with a delicious lunch at an outdoor restaurant
Full description

Experience all the beauty that Sri Lanka’s wilderness has to offer on a guided day trip from Hambantota or Tangalle to Udawalawe National Park. Discover the range of wildlife and rare plants then visit the Elephant Transit Home to see rescued elephants up close.

Start by being driven to Udawalawe, where the game drive begins. See a wide variety of animals in their natural habitats and listen as your guide explains their habits and lifestyles.

Take in the history of the park, one of Sri Lanka’s largest sanctuaries, famous for its Sri Lankan Elephants and also home to water buffalo, monitor lizards, a variety of monkeys, the occasional leopard, and more.

After the safari, proceed to Elephant Transit Home, or “Ath Athuru Sevana”, Asia’s first elephant rehabilitation center, where baby elephants are being rehabilitated to return to the jungle. Witness their feeding time and see them enjoying themselves at play.

Finally, relax and enjoy lunch at an outdoor restaurant before being taken back to your hotel.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Udawalawe National Park Entry ticket
  • Elephant Transit Home Entry ticket
  • Jeep safari
  • Lunch
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants 12 and older must present physical or digital proof that they've been fully vaccinated with a FDA or WHO-approved vaccine administered at least 14 days before the performance date. Children between 5-11 years old must present proof that they've received at least one dose of a FDA or WHO-approved vaccine and be accompanied by a vaccinated adult meeting the theater's entry requirements. Guests whose last vaccine dose (excluding boosters) was fewer than 14 days before the performance date must also present either a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the performance starts or a negative antigen test taken no more than 6 hours before the performance starts

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