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Sri Lanka Family Adventure Holiday

Elephants at Yala National Park.Elephants at Yala National Park.
Tea pickers in Sri Lanka.Tea pickers in Sri Lanka.
View of Sigiriya.View of Sigiriya.
What to Expect:
  • Accommodation
  • Meals included
  • Adventure
  • 12 days
  • Beach
  • Camping
  • Culture
  • Educational
  • Escorted group
  • Great for teens
  • Hiking
  • Min age 5 yrs
  • Wildlife
  • Small group trip
  • Safari

Join a group of 16 people and take your family (anyone aged 5 years and over) on the adventure of a lifetime in Sri Lanka. Explore the culture and traditions of this amazing island, as well as the historic importance of some of the key temples and ruins you come across. As well as exploring the cities of Colombo and Kandy (which really are world's apart), you will take a jeep safari to see the native animals in a National Park, including the elephant and (sometimes difficult to spot) leopard. You will also head up into the lush hills and be immersed in the acre upon acre of tea plantations and spend time to interacting with the locals, whether over a hearty Sri Lankan meal or game of cricket.

This family adventure holiday in Sri Lanka cleverly combines the spectaular beach resorts, the lively cities and quiet rural landscapes, as well as the safari lands, giving you a combination of holiday experiences in one on this most fascinating island in the Indian Ocean.

When

Tours operate throughout the year including the summer months, October December, January and April.

Stay

Hotels (12 nights) and camping (1 night).

Meals included: 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner.

Price

From £1125 per person, including accommodation, domestic transport and some meals. Flights can be arranged for an additional cost.

Itinerary

Day 1

Group welcome meeting in the evening at your hotel in Negombo.

Day 2

Take a 4-hour drive to Dambulla where you will visit cave temples and visit the local market.

Day 3

Travel from Dambulla to the imposing fortress Sigiriya Rock which you will climb with the group and see the most amazing views of the lush surroundings. Return to Dambulla for a bike ride round the town spotting temples and monuments on the way.

Day 4

Following a 3-hour drive you arrive in the city of Kandy, where you will explore the markets and hustle and bustle of this historic city, as well as the chance to visit the Botanical gardens and learn about the locally grown herbs and sprices in the Spice Garden.

Day 5

See more of Kandy, in particular the historic Temple of the Tooth, home to one of the county's most important relic. Then spend the evening with a local family enjoying the delicaces of Sri Lankan cuisine and try your hand at dancing with local performers.

Day 6

From Kandy you will head south-east through the green hills at the heart of Sri Lanka's tea-producing industry to what is known as 'Little England', which feels like a home-away-from-home with colonial buildings and even a fully-operational 'English' post office and a golf course. You will then take the train to Bandarawella, a journey with the most spectaular mountain views; a journey unlike no other!

Day 7

Enjoy Bandarawella at a leisurely pace, walking through the countryside and admiring the acre after acre of tea plantations, followed by an even more leisurely afternoon doing what ever you want with your family.

Day 8

Today you will travel to Uda Walawe National Park to spot the local bird- and wildlife, which is home to the most herds of elephants on the island.After lunch you will head to the Elephant Transit Home where you will learn about these magnificent creatures, then onwards to a late afternoon safari, where you will be on the look out for leopards. Then pitch up to your campsite for the evening.

Day 9

Head to the beach town of Marissa where you can kick back and relax, and do your own family thing.

Day 10

More time to yourself today, but then join the rest of your group for an evening visit to Galle, a Dutch Fort filled with luxurious and traditional shops and places to eat, and from where you have the most amazing sunsets.

Day 11

Make the journey towards the island's capital, Colombo, explore the sights and sounds of this whirlwind city then spend the afternoon ith the group at a large park where you can play cricket or fly kites, then head back into the city for your last meal with everyone.

Day 12

Your adventure in Sri Lanka ends today, or why not extend your stay and book additional days to further explore the city or head back to the coast.

For full itinerary details, please call our team on 020 3633 0653 to find out more, for prices and to book.

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