Travel to Sri Lanka on an unforgettable Family Adventure.

Travel to Sri Lanka and discover the lush tropical rainforests, idyllic beaches and colourful history of the 'Pearl of the Indian Ocean'. Visit the Dambulla cave temple, cycle through the Minneriya National Park, join pilgrims at the sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic, try traditional Sinhalese dancing, spot elephants, leopards and buffalo in the Udawalawe National Park, and swim in the clear waters of Mirissa. This adventure across this teardrop-shaped island is an unforgettable and unique experience for the whole family.

Start
Negombo, Sri Lanka
Finish
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Countries
Sri Lanka
Themes
Family
Code
HCFS
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 5
Group size
Min 4, Max 16
Carbon offset
0kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Enjoy a seafood feast in Negombo
  • Explore the Dambulla cave temple
  • Admire the famous reclining Buddha at Polonnaruwa
  • Cycle through the Minneriya National Park
  • Hike to the summit of magnificent Lion Rock
  • Visit the sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic
  • Learn about traditional Sinhalese dancing
  • Delight in a scenic train journey through Sri Lanka's highlands
  • Go elephant and leopard spotting at Udawalawe National Park
  • Take a dip in the clear waters off Mirissa
  • Soak up the colonial charm of Galle

Itinerary

Enjoy a stroll along Negombo beach to see the daily catch drying in the sun before enjoying a feast of fresh seafood.
Marvel at the sacred Dambulla cave temple and its remarkably well-preserved Buddhist murals and statutes en route to Giritale.
Explore the ruins of Polonnaruwa to discover ornately decorated palaces and its famous reclining granite Buddha.
Keep an eye out for wildlife during a leisurely bike ride through the Minneriya National Park. Enjoy scrumptious local fare for lunch.
Dramatic, flat-topped Lion Rock dominates Sigiriya's forested countryside. Magnificent 360-degree views from the palace atop the summit make the steep climb worthwhile. Afterwards, learn about the medicinal and culinary uses of spices on a visit to a spice garden before continuing to Kandy.
From the colourful highlands capital, join pilgrims as they visit the sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic. Learn about fast-paced, traditional Sinhalese dancing under instruction from a local teacher. Perhaps then go on an optional whitewater rafting adventure.
Journey by train through Sri Lanka's highlands; travel past rolling green hills, pine forests and tea plantations to Nuwara Eliya. Spot monkeys on a visit to the delightful Hakgala Botanical Gardens and learn about tea production at a tea plantation.
The cycling adventure continues through Sri Lanka's picturesque countryside, rich with incredible scenery and stunning viewpoints. Arrive in the oasis of Embilipitiya for a relaxing afternoon.
Embark on a game drive through the spectacular Udawalawe National Park to search out elephants, leopards, buffalo and deer. Afterwards, enjoy an unforgettable visit to the Elephant Transit Home where orphaned elephants are returned to the wild.
Relax on the beach and take a dip in the calm, clear waters of Mirissa. Perhaps hire a bike, take a cooking class or go whale watching.
Take a short trip to the colonial city of Galle or watch surfers tackle the breaks on the beaches at Ahangama.
This adventure ends on arrival at Colombo Airport - or if staying on after the trip, there's the option to continue to Negombo.
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Inclusions

Meals
12 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
Transport
Bicycle, Jeep, Minibus, Train
Accommodation
Hotel (12 nights)

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