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Family Holiday Tour in Sri Lanka

13 Nights/14 Days

Family holidays are all about having fun. So that means less time worrying about the details and more time making memories. Sri Lanka Family Holiday is recommended for families with young children whose priority is to enjoy lots of fun-filled activities within a safe and friendly environment.

Keeping the children content can’t be underestimated on a family holiday and this tour strives to ensure everyone can have a great time. We have designed an easy-paced holiday which brings a gentle and engrossing introduction to a different culture. The tour combines Sri Lanka’s spectacular southern beaches, close-up views of elephants and marine turtles and brings history alive.

  • Arrive at Colombo International Airport and meet with our representative at the arrival lounge and transfer to Negombo – 20 Minutes drive approximately.
  • Check in to hotel.
  • Relax by the pool or enjoy the beach.
  • Overnight stay at Negombo.
  • After a leisurely breakfast, drive around this city also referred as the “Little Rome” visiting local markets, fishing villages, simple yet elegant churches and temples.
  • Enjoy the sunset from the beach.
  • Overnight stay at Negombo.
  • After an early breakfast, travel to Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle via the Millennium Elephant Orphanage in Kegalle, a remarkable project where animal rights workers and elephant experts provide captive elephants with a retirement home.
  • A guided tour around the center will explain the good work being done at the Foundation and is the perfect way for the family to appreciate the wonder of the elephant.
  • Travel on to the Cultural Triangle and your family-friendly hotel where the chance to splash around in a swimming pool is a must.
  • Overnight stay in Dambulla.
  • The Cultural Triangle sites can test the patience of some children.
  • But Ritilgala Forest Monastery has a touch of Indiana Jones about it as you climb up the partially-concealed steps and a clamber to the summit of Sigiriya Rock Fort will delight many.
  • Sigiriya rock fortress is a world heritage site, constructed by King Kashyapa (477-495 AD) in the 5th century. The ‘Lion Rock’ is a citadel of unusual beauty rising 200 metres from the scrub jungle. About two hours can happily be spent walking through water gardens, and then up the steep steps – either hewn out of the rock or on circular iron staircases – past the frescoes.
  • Overnight stay in Dambulla.
  • Morning visit to Polonnaruwa, and you may cycle around the monuments if the kids are up for it.
  • This became Sri Lanka’s royal medieval capital in 1073 and remained Sri Lanka’s capital until the late 13C. Today, the ancient city’s ruins remain in remarkably good order. The most impressive are the ancient sculptures of Lord Buddha at the Gal Vihara cut into Granite stone. The Archaeological Museum short drive away gives an insight into the kingdom.
  • Visit the Polonnaruwa tank and understand why many Sri Lankans revere Parakramabahu the Great above all other rulers.
  • Consider a jeep safari in Minneriya National Park best known for the biggest gathering of Asian Elephants specially during dry season from May to September. Or return to hotel to relax.
  • Overnight stay in Dambulla.
  • Travel on to Kandy which is steeped in history and culture.
  • Visit a spice garden at Matale en-route.
  • Walk through the market, around the lake and along the city paths enjoying the peacefulness which is associated with this city in the Hill Country.
  • Free time for shopping. You may visit a gem museum, a batik shop and a wood carving center.
  • Visit the Temple of the Tooth where a sacred tooth relic of the Lord Buddha is enshrined since 4th Century A.D. The temple has decorative walls, a golden roof and fine woodwork. Religious services with traditional music and drumming are held daily at dawn, midday and in the evening where guests can participate.
  • Check in to hotel.
  • You may also choose to continue on to the Victoria Golf and Country Resort 20 kms east of Kandy for the overnight stay.
  • Check into the Victoria Golf Chalets set within the magnificent 500 acre estate surrounded by the scenic Kandyan Hills and the Victoria Reservoir. Facilities include an 18-hole golf course, putting green and practice range, floodlit tennis court, swimming pool, Saddle club, riding lesson for adults and kids, horse safaris, bird watching, and bike trails.
  • Overnight at the selected hotel in Kandy.
  • Relaxing day. You can spend the day at Victoria Golf and Country Resort with prior bookings.
  • Facilities include an 18-hole golf course, putting green and practice range, floodlit tennis court, swimming pool, Saddle club, riding lesson for adults and kids, horse safaris, bird watching, and bike trails.
  • Overnight at the selected hotel in Kandy.
  • This morning you hop on aboard a train and head to the rural station of Nawalapitiya – passing by lush tea plantations, majestic peaks and attractive tea bungalows.
  • The British built the Railway System in Sri Lanka back in 1864 for coffee and tea transportation between Colombo and Hill Country. Railway connects the biggest cities in Sri Lanka and offers several classes for all kinds of travelers.
  • After about 1 ½ hour journey you will be picked up by the vehicle and transferred to Kithulgala.
  • A night’s camping in Kitulgala is a great place for a bit of under-the-stars adventure. There is an opportunity to go trekking, canoeing or white-water rafting if that suits the family’s disposition, or simply enjoy the camping experience.
  • Overnight in Kithulgala Camping site.
  • Journey down to the Galle Coast and spend two days in a hotel / villa conveniently placed around the famous Galle Fort.
  • Check in and relax.
  • Overnight stay in Galle.
  • Enjoy an independent exploration or a guided walk at Galle Fort and learn the history and architectural features.
  • Galle Fort is a magnet for tourists eager to explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hours can be spent exploring a maze of narrow streets lined with a collection of small art and craft shops, cafes and beautiful boutique hotels.
  • The most energetic families might also consider a guided cycle ride around Galle’s rural inland lanes.
  • Overnight in Galle.
  • A short journey north takes you to the family-orientated coastal town of Bentota where you can relax and enjoy the broad sandy beaches and the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.
  • Children will be kept entertained with the numerous water-sports on offer on the calm Bentota lagoon, alongside the sea including banana-boating, water-skiing, jet-skiing, windsurfing and wave boarding.
  • Check in to hotel.
  • Overnight in Bentota.
  • Enjoy a leisurely beach stay.
  • If the family is in the mood for, they will also love seeing the baby turtles at the Kosgoda Turtle Conservation Project
  • can enjoy their own Sri Lanka puppet show in Balapitiya. This you can arrange independently or we can do the job for you!
  • Overnight at Bentota.
  • After breakfast, leave for Colombo International Airport.