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Pinnawalla elephant bathing cost

Guildford, United...
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Pinnawalla elephant bathing cost

Does anyone know the extra fee to bath with the elephants? And is it ok for a 2 and 4 year old with parents?

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1. Re: Pinnawalla elephant bathing cost

As far as we know it's not permitted in the main orphanage. But Millennium Elephant Foundation down the road offers it. Their prices tend to be a few Thousand rupee per 'option' (entrance, riding, bathing) but don't know the exact prices.

For a 4YO it sounds doable, a 2YO walking in the shallow water and having to avoid the (often but not always slow) movements of the jumbo sounds risky.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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2. Re: Pinnawalla elephant bathing cost

That is not permitted in Elephant orphanage & out side business. Your contribution not goes to orphanage then. When you are there you will able to find such a place effortless nearby the main one.


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3. Re: Pinnawalla elephant bathing cost

Ok, thank you. On second thoughts it's probably not appropriate with such young children. So we will leave it a while.

Btw for a decade or more returning to Pinnawela the touts were asking if we wanted to bathe - we declined but saw many people doing so - just on the right side shallow water after all the elephants have entered the water, maybe it has changed more recently then? Last time we were there was 3 years ago.

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