We feel that this package enables our guests a much more interactive and close up experience, unlike the bareback riding our elephants get the opportunity to walk at a leisurely pace and forage, while you casually stroll behind the elephant enjoying watching their every move and admiring the sheer size of these beautiful animals.

  Elephant Walk Experience Program:

  • Personalised guide for your whole tour.
  • Educational talk by an expert about our Foundation, elephants and a tour of our museum
  • At least a 30 minute walk with an elephant around our grounds watching and observing the elephant whilst learning about Sri Lankan elephants
  • Bathing the same elephant in the river, with only your group without other tourists
  • Optional shower whilst standing next to elephant
  • Free entrance and tour of Maximus Elephant Dung Paper Factory
  • Whole experience last around 3-4 hours
  • Optional 3 course lunch – including tea or coffee (Aditional 1000 rupees charge)


Adult 5000/=
Children under  12 50% discount
Children under  3 Free




  • Ride on a bare back elephant (Short ride approx 4 minutes, medium ride approx 7 minutes)
  • Wash an elephant’s back with a coconut husks!
  • Visit our on-site museum!
  • Chat with our experienced multilingual guides and volunteers
  • Feed the elephants a fruit plate and further support our projects (200 rupees per plate)
  • Free entry with your ticket to Maximus Elephant Dung Paper Factory next door


Aprox. time No ride 4 minutes 7 minutes
Adult 1000/= 2000/= 3000/=
Children under  12 50% discount 50% discount 50% discount
Children under  3 Free Free Free

We advise our visitors if you do to take the shorter ride – however we do support the end

of elephant rides and beginning of elephant walks!

    kavari-raja-mef       Important Notice: All activities at MEF are closely supervised by their staff to ensure visitor safety and that no harm or stress is placed on our elephants. We practice responsible tourism, therefore you will ride the elephants bare back or on a cushion as this is best for the elephants. We do use not use a Howdah as it is a dangerous, unethical and outdated practice.     Visitors, please be aware that the elephants at MEF are not all owned by MEF, so the number of resident elephants can vary throughout the year.     Prices may change without prior notice.