The Biosphere Reserve of Hurulu is home to a large number of birds, turtles and, above all, Asian elephants. Discover the typical wildlife of Sri Lanka when you take this fantastic safari from Dambulla.
Hurulu Eco Park Safari
We will pick you up at your hotel in Dambulla at 1:30 p.m and then drive in the minibus to the beautiful Hurulu Eco Park: one of the most outstanding natural reserves of inland Sri Lanka.
The park covers a vast area of land, so, in order not to miss anything, we will take an all-terrain vehicle safari. On this route, you will appreciate the great biodiversity of the reserve and see a variety of wonderful bird species, such as parrots, hawks, and peacocks. You will even encounter giant tortoises and, if we are lucky, witness the feline kings of the park: the Sri Lankan leopards.
After a short break for lunch (remember to bring your own picnic), we continue the safari by heading to one of the most special places in Hurulu. This is the area where the Asian elephant herds live. Just like humans, these huge mammals also have hobbies and you will witness them for yourself during the tour.
We will also make a stop at the Hurulu Wewa reservoir where shoreline serves as a watering hole for numerous Asian birds, many of which travel thousands of miles, just to drink water!
The Hurulu safari ends back at the entrance to the ecological park. We then climb back on the minibus and return to Dambulla, arriving at your hotel around 6:30 pm.
Departures from Kandy
If you prefer, we also offer the same tour with a departure from Kandy.
This is a private tour organized for you and your partner, friends or family.
|Up to 2 people||Up to 4 people||Up to 6 people|
Up to 2 peopleUS$ 78
Up to 4 peopleUS$ 84
Up to 6 peopleUS$ 102
The tour is exclusively in English.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
Transport to Hurulu by bus or minibus, depending on the size of the group.
Jeep safari of Hurulu.
English speaking driver.
Bottle of mineral water per person.
Private tour exclusively for you and your companions.
Entry to the Hurulu Eco Park (US$18 per person approx.).
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 2 days before (Dambulla local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).