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Sri Lanka Family Discovery Overview
Uncover the secrets of Sri Lanka on an exciting family tour
Sri Lanka – a land of steamy rainforests, ancient temples, some of the freshest seafood in the world and thousands of kilometres of pristine beaches. Come and see why this magical island has earned its reputation as ‘the pearl of the orient’ and give the kids a memorable holiday experience that they’ll be raving about for years. From the incredible rock fortress of Sigiriya to the wildlife of Minneriya NP and the beachside haven of Trincomalee, there’s plenty on this wonderful island for young and old. So kick back, relax and open your hearts and minds to the charms of sensational Sri Lanka.
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Welcome to Sri Lanka, an island paradise that is bursting with incredible sites and sounds. Begin by shaking off the jet lag in Dambulla before heading to the impossible, incredible and altogether breathtaking Sigiriya rock fortress. Climb the twisting staircase to the top of this stunning piece of ancient engineering and gaze across the jungle before heading out on a wildlife spotting expedition in Minneriya National Park.
Rise early and make tracks for Hiriwadunna, the start of a 3-hour trek to archetypical Sri Lankan villages. While walking alongside a reservoir, watch as daily life begins on the water and be sure to keep an eye out for beautiful birdlife and butterflies. For a change of pace, hop on a bullock and cart for a ride through dense forest. Arrive at the beach resort of Trincomalee in the evening and spend the following day enjoying free time.
Cruise to Kandy and stop by Matale to visit the Alu Vihare Temple. Take some time to enjoy this bustling hill town and perhaps catch a stunning sunset over the surrounding mountains.
Enjoy scenic views of tea plantations en route to Kitulgala and take a tour of a tea factory for an insight into this booming industry. After lunch at a colonial hotel, enjoy a memorable dugout canoe ride on the Kelani River.
Head for Negombo, where there is plenty of time to explore and perhaps toast the end of the adventure with a farewell group dinner.
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