Take the family on an unforgettable journey through magical Sri Lanka
Naturally gorgeous, culturally captivating and steeped in mysticism, Sri Lanka makes for a wonderful introduction to both travel and the Indian subcontinent. Discover temples carved from cliffs in Dambulla and fortresses built on boulders in Sigiriya. Cycle through peaceful scenes of village life and tour working tea plantations in the hill country around Bandarawela. Visit the country's most significant religious relic, the Temple of the Tooth, in Kandy and see where Sri Lanka's last royals sat in Polonnaruwa. Safari through Uda Walawe National Park in search of leopards and monkeys, see baby elephants up close at a rescue centre and chill out by the beach in Tangalle. Educational, active and leisurely paced, this trip is everything you could want in a family getaway.
Take in sweeping vistas of the outlying terrain from Sigiriya's rock-top fortress
Spy elephants in their natural habitat at Uda Walawe National Park and see rescued infants up close at the onsite Elephant Transit Home
Learn the steps of traditional Kandyan dance during lessons with the locals
Soak up some beach time along the pristine, palm-fringed sands of Tangalle
Though its equatorial position means fairly constant year-round temperatures, the summer months in Sri Lanka are very hot with short, sharp monsoons in the south-west of the country. Be sure to use adequate sun protection and drink plenty of water.
We visit a number of temples on this trip, which requires a certain level of modesty. Please bring clothes that cover the arms and pants/skirts that go past the knees. A light scarf is also a good idea for covering shoulders and arms when it’s hot.
2018 TRIP CHANGES: We will be changing this trip in 2018 please see Important notes for further details
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Please note that these trips are for adults and children travelling together and there must be at least one child under 18 with you.
Minimum age for children on this trip is 5 years old.
A discount of 10% applies on this trip to children 14 years and under at time of travel.
2018 TRIP CHANGES:
From 1 January 2018 this trip will be a 12 day itinerary.
The new itinerary is outlined below:
1 Negombo (arrival day)
12 Colombo (departure day)
Our Sri Lanka Family Holiday trips score an average of 4 out of 5 based on 7 reviews in the last year.
Use Deet as insect repellent works well, hats and sunglasses an absolute must, try to eat the local fare. Good quantity overall but spicy - which I like
Review submitted 20 Aug 2017
Sri Lanka was a lovely break from the day to day. It's a magical land where we monkeys and elephants and giant squirrels and peacocks by the side of the road. It's a place you didn't know still exists, and somehow you didn't know you really want to see.
Review submitted 18 Jan 2017