Sri Lanka Family Adventure Overview

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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.

  • Admire the famous reclining Buddha at Polonnaruwa
  • Cycle through the Minneriya National Park
  • Delight in a scenic train journey through Sri Lanka's highlands
  • Enjoy a seafood feast in Negombo
  • Explore the Dambulla cave temple
  • Hike to the summit of magnificent Lion Rock
  • Learn about traditional Sinhalese dancing
  • Take a dip in the clear waters off Mirissa

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Negombo, Sri Lanka
  • Finish:

    Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Group size:

    Min 4 , Max 16
  • Ages:

    Min 5
  • Meals:

    12 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Hotel (12 nts)
  • Transport:

    Bicycle, Jeep, Minibus, Train
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Sri Lanka Family Adventure Summary

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Day 1 Negombo

Enjoy a stroll along Negombo beach to see the daily catch drying in the sun before enjoying a feast of fresh seafood.

Day 2 Dambulla Caves / Giritale

Marvel at the sacred Dambulla cave temple and its remarkably well-preserved Buddhist murals and statutes en route to Giritale.

Day 3 Polonnaruwa

Explore the ruins of Polonnaruwa to discover ornately decorated palaces and its famous reclining granite Buddha.

Day 4 Giritale

Keep an eye out for wildlife during a leisurely bike ride through the Minneriya National Park. Enjoy scrumptious local fare for lunch.

Day 5 Sigiriya / Kandy

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.

Day 6 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.

Day 7 Nuwara Eliya

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.

Day 8 Embilipitiya

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.

Day 9 Udawalawe National Park

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.

Day 10 Mirissa

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.

Days 11-12 Ahangama / Galle

Take a short trip to the colonial city of Galle or watch surfers tackle the breaks on the beaches at Ahangama.

Day 13 Negombo / Colombo Airport

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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