Family Tour 14 Days 13 Nights Tour

Sri Lanka is a great destination for a family holiday with kids. This island has something to offer your entire family. Culture, heritage, wildlife, landscapes, leisure activities, adventures and Asia’s best beaches are ready offer you an exceptional holiday experience. We have designed our family tour especially for a family who travel with kids and who are looking for a safe, hassle free. Memorable and enjoyable family vacation in Sri Lanka.

Day 1

Air Port pick up & Overnight stay in Negombo
Negombo is a major tourist destination in Sri Lanka. This city is an ideal and liberal place with luxury, tropical life style, for those who want quick access to and from the country’s main international airport and also to Colombo city. The 100 km long canal network running through the city is still used, and outrigger canoes and modern water-craft ply this route daily, for trade and tourist purposes. Remnants of colonization include the Dutch fort built in 1672, as well as centuries-old Portuguese and Dutch houses, Administrative buildings, Churches and the ceiling frescoes of St. Mary’s Cathedral. Negombo is also home to the country’s second-largest fish market, also locally famous as being called the “Lellama (Lel-La-Ma)”, at the north end of the town’s lagoon. There are daily fish auctions, which give tourists a chance to meet the area’s fishermen, buy fish and even organize fishing trips into the lagoon and the ocean beyond.

* Overnight stay in Negambo.

Day 2

Elephant Orphanage and Sigiriya Lion Rock
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to Sigiriya. En route, visit the Asia’s largest captive Elephant Orphanae “Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage”. Spend a time with captive herd of Asian Elephants.

Proceed to Sigiriya. Explore the 8th wonder of the Ancient world “Sigiriya Lion Rock”. Sigiriya is an ancient palace located in the central Matale District near the town of Dambulla in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. The name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 meters (660 ft) high. According to the ancient Sri Lankan chronicle the Culavamsa, this site was selected by King Kasyapa (477 – 495 CE) for his new capital. He built his palace on the top of this rock and decorated its sides with colorful frescoes. On a small plateau about halfway up the side of this rock he built a gateway in the form of an enormous lion. The name of this place is derived from this structure —Sīhāgiri, the Lion Rock. The capital and the royal palace was abandoned after the king’s death. It was used as a Buddhist monastery until the 14th century.

*Overnight stay in Sigiriya.

Day 3

The Village Tour & Polonnaruwa Medieval Capitol
Do a village tour of Sigiriya. You will have a traditional bullock cart ride through the village, catamaran boat ride in a natural lake, visit a traditional village house and meet a local family. Experience Sri Lankan village life.

After the village tour, you will be transferred to Polonnaruwa Ancient City. Polonnaruwa was the capital of Sri Lanka from the 11th to the 13th century AD. This ancient city is today one of the most beautiful centers of this island’s cultural heritage. In its prime, the city, inside it’s 3½ miles strong encircling walls, housed hundreds of thousands of people.

*Overnight stay in Sigiriya.

Day 4

Dambulla Cave Temple and the Holy City of Hills- Kandy

Breakfast at the hotel and leave for Kandy via Dambulla. En- Route visit Dambulla Golden Rock Temple.
Golden Rock is a cave temple which dates back to the 1st Century .BC. Its rock ceiling is one large sweep of colorful frescoes which depict Buddhist mythology and the tales of the Buddha’s previous births. The caves house the largest collection of Buddha statues in one place.

After Golden Rock Temple leave for Kandy and visit the “Sacred Temple of Tooth” Kandy

Kandy is the second largest city in the country after Colombo. It was the last capital of the ancient kings’ era of Sri Lanka. The city lies in the midst of hills in the Kandy plateau, which crosses an area of tropical plantations, mainly tea. Kandy is both an administrative and religious city and is also the capital of the Central Province. Kandy is the home of The Temple of the Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa), one of the most sacred places of worship in the Buddhist world. It was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1988.

* Over Night stay in Kandy

Day 5

Peradeniya Royal Botanical Garden

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Peradeniya Royal Botanical Garden for a nice walk with your kids. These stunning gardens were once reserved exclusively for Kandyan royalty. Today, even commoners are allowed in to enjoy the most impressive and largest (60 hectares) botanic gardens in Sri Lanka.

Highlights include a fine collection of orchids, a stately avenue of royal palms, the extraordinary, aptly named cannonball fruit tree and 40m-high Burma bamboo. Another big hit is the giant Javan fig tree on the great lawn, with its colossal central trunk and umbrella-like canopy of branches. Peradeniya is 6km from central Kandy.

Relax at the hotel in the evening.

*Overnight stay in Kandy

Day 6

Tea Factory, Ramboda Waterfall and Little England 
Breakfast at the Hotel and Leave for Nuwara Eliya which is well known as “Little England”. En route visit Tea Factory, Tea Plantation and Scenic Ramboda Waterfall.

Nuwara Eliya is a city, in the hill country of the Central Province, Sri Lanka. The city name meaning is “Little England”, “city on the plain (table land)” or “city of light”. The city is the administrative capital of Nuwara Eliya District, with a picturesque landscape and temperate climate. It is located at an altitude of 1,868 m (6,128 ft) and is considered to be the most important location for Tea production in Sri Lanka. The city is overlooked by Pidurutalagala, the tallest mountain in Sri Lanka. Nuwara Eliya is also known for the temperate, cool climate, the city is known for being the coolest area in Sri Lanka.

* Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya

Day 7

Train Journey to paradise in hill country “Ella”

Check out after breakfast at your hotel in Nuwara Eliya and you will be transferred to Nanu Oya train station for the most scenic train journey of Sri Lanka “Nanu Oya to Ella”. You will have a scenic 2 hours train ride to Ella and you will be picked up from Ella train station by our chauffer guide.

Ella is a small scenic town in Badulla District and it is approximately 200 kilometers east of Colombo and is situated at an elevation of 1,041 meters above sea level. The area has a rich bio-diversity, dense with numerous varieties of flora and fauna. Also a top popular tourist hub with full of beautiful sightseeing. The ideal place to relax while some beautiful trekking and sightseeing.

*Overnight stay in Ella

Day 8

Discover the nature of Ella

Start the climb of Little Adams Peak mountain to spot an amazing sunrise. After the Little Adams Peak climb, visit the famous “Nine Arches Bridge”. Capture beautiful photographs.

Have a nice walk in Ella village, explore nature in Ella.

* Overnight stay in Ella

Day 9

Be in Wild- Yala Safari Adventure

Checkout from your hotel in Ella and transfer to Tissamaharama. Do an adventurous Jeep safari tour of Yala National Park.
Yala National Park is the most visited and second largest national park in Sri Lanka. The park consists of five blocks, two of which are now open to the public, and also adjoining parks. The blocks have individual names such as, Ruhuna National Park (block 1) and Kumana National Park or ‘Yala East’ for the adjoining area. It is situated in the southeast region of the country, and lies in Southern Province and Uva Province. The park covers 979 square kilometres (378 sq mi) and is located about 300 kilometres (190 mi) from Colombo. Yala was designated as a wildlife sanctuary in 1900, and, along with Wilpattu was one of the first two national parks in Sri Lanka, having been designated in 1938. The park is best known for its variety of wild animals. It is important for the conservation of Sri Lankan elephants, Sri Lankan leopards and aquatic birds.

* Overnight stay in Yala

Day 10

Day 10

Sandy Beaches of South coast – Tangalle
Early morning go for a wild life safari tour to Yala National Park. After Yala safari tour, proceed to Tangalle for the southern beach stay.

The palm fringed bay and picturesque coves of Tangalle are a natural treasure. This is a lazy town littered with gentle reminders of the Dutch days of the 18th century and beautiful villas looking out over the shimmering sands of Seenimodera. Located 195 kilometres form the beautiful capital of Colombo and 35km east of Matara, is a pleasant fishing port situated on one of the finest and largest bays in the island, which is protected from the ocean by an enclosing reef. You can arrive at this exquisite destination both by train and bus or hired transport within 4 to 5 hours. Exhibiting fine beaches which are good for swimming and more than reasonable for diving, Tangalle is a popular beach destination on the south coast.

*Overnight stay in Tangalle

Day 11

Relaxing day at Tangalle Beach
You will have a relaxing day at the beach while tasting coconut and delicious sea food.

*Overnight stay in Tangalle

Day 12

Sandy Beaches of Southwest – Bentota

Check out from your hotel and transfer to the pristine southwest Beaches of Sri Lanka- Bentota. En route visit the UNESCO World Heritage site “Galle Dutch Fort”.

An ancient city which is now a modern and buzzing town today. It was the most important sea port way back in history, where the sea faring merchants arrived to trade and barter. This is also where the Portuguese first set foot in the year 1505 and built a fortress, which was later captured and fortified by the Dutch. The fortress is one of the best preserved in the island. A visit to the fortress and to watch the sunset from the rampart is an experience unforgettable. The oldest Protestant church in the country called the ‘Groote Kirk’ built by the Dutch is located inside the Fort. It is situated close to New Oriental Hotel also built by them as the Governor’s Residence in 1684.

Proceed to Bentota

*Overnight stay in Bentota

Day 13

Boat Safari Tour and Last Night in Colombo

Check out from your hotel and transfer to the capital of Sri Lanka ‘Colombo’. En route visit Balapitiyta and do a scenic boat safari tour of ‘Madhu River’.

In the Southern region of Sri Lanka lies the Galle district. Balpitiya is a little town in the district and would be quite unimportant; except for the location of a river. The Madu River is very rich in biodiversity. It passes through the wet zone of Sri Lanka opening up into the large Madu Lagoon on its way to the Indian Ocean. The Madu River Safari is popular activity that has to be on the ‘to do’ list of any respectable Sri Lankan holiday goer. This unforgettable activity last for over two hours and gives a visitor a chance to travel the secretive passages through the mangrove forests and see the ecology.

After the boat safari tour of Madhu River, proceed to Colombo.

*Overnight stay in Colombo

Day 14

Say Good Bye until see you again

Transfer back to your return flight back home from Galle after an amazing tour of Sri Lanka.

Inclusions:

  • Air Conditioned Private Car / Family Van / Mini Coach or Luxury Bus
  • Guest Houses /Budget Hotels/ 2-3 Star Hotels / 4-5 Star Luxury Hotels & Resorts
  • English / German speaking Professional Friendly Guides
  • All Costs related to all tour excursions, Entrance fees of all UNESCO Heritage sites, Safari Jeep and other mentioned all tour activities are included
  • Unlimited mineral water bottles for the entire tour
  • Unlimited mileage throughout your tour
  • All Government taxes & tariffs are included
  • No Additional Charges

 

Exclusions:

  • Additional meals & beverages outside of the booked meal plan
  • Expenses of personal nature

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