Sri Lanka Family - Elephant Paradise Overview

Enjoy close encounters of the wild kind in Sri Lanka. Take a safari, camp under the stars and absorb the island’s breathtaking natural beauty with the family.

    • 15
    • HHFL
    • Total price tool tip
    • Explorer, Family, Wildlife
    • Original
There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015. View later Sri Lanka Family Holiday.

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Trip Validity

  • 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31

Get off the beaten track exploring Sri Lanka's beaches and bushland

Take the kids on an intrepid adventure to the island paradise of Sri Lanka. Set adrift in the middle of the Indian Ocean, this tropical land offers fascinating ancient history in incredible natural settings, making its sites ideal for inquiring minds to explore. Inspire children with the chance to get up close to wild elephants, turtles and perhaps even an elusive leopard. Challenge the family to something new, from bird-spotting from a catamaran and canoeing down a river to camping in a tea plantation. Set against an enthralling cultural backdrop and pristine white sand beaches, Sri Lanka is a wonderful destination to enjoy as a family.

  • Camp in an idyllic tea plantation
  • Canoe down a jungle-flanked river
  • Explore the remains of Sigiriya’s fortress
  • Marvel at the ancient city of Polonnaruwa
  • Relax on palm-fringed beaches
  • See elephants in the wild on a jeep safari
  • Visit an elephant sanctuary
  • Visit the mighty Temple of the Tooth

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Seeduwa, Sri Lanka
  • Finish:

    Seeduwa, Sri Lanka
  • Group size:

    Min 2 , Max 16
  • Ages:

    Min 5
  • Meals:

    14 breakfasts, 1 dinner
  • Accommodation:

    Camping (with facilities) (1 nt), Guesthouse (1 nt), Hotel (12 nts)
  • Transport:

    4x4 Safari Vehicle, Canoe, Private Bus
  • Included activities:

    Bandarawela walk, Boat ride Polonnaruwa, Canoe on Kelani River, Climb Lion Rock, Dambulla - Bike Ride, Dambulla - Cave temples, Diyaluma falls, Elephant Transit home, Galle Dutch Fort, Jeep Safari Uda Walawe National Park, Kandy exploration walk, Polonnaruwa - Cycling tour, St Clare Waterfall, Temple of the Tooth

  • Notes:

    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 11 or younger at the time of travel.

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Sri Lanka Family - Elephant Paradise Summary

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Day 1 Seeduwa

Welcome to this Sri Lankan family adventure! Take your time settling into the hotel, perhaps taking a dip in the pool before meeting everyone.

Days 2-3 Dambulla

An historical town near the centre of the island, Dambulla is a great base to explore the wide array of natural wonders and historic sites in this fascinating area.

Day 4 Polonnaruwa

Polonnaruwa was the ancient capital of the Indian Chola Dynasty and its 1000-year-old remains feature beautiful palaces, temples, stupas and massive stone Buddhas.

Days 5-6 Kandy

Sri Lanka's culture capital, Kandy is a pleasant city surrounded by lush green countryside - it's home to a picturesque lake, old shops, a bustling market and some great restaurants.

Day 7 Kitulgala

Located in thick forest on the Kelani River, Kitulgala is rapidly becoming something of an adventure centre and is a great place for water-based activities and spectacular walks.

Days 8-9 Nuwara Eliya/Bandarawela

Nestled in Sri Lanka's enchanting hill country, Nuwara Eliya was favoured by the British colonialists, both for its temperate climate and the fine tea which is produced in the region.

Day 10 Bandarawela

Another hill town once popular with British plantation managers, Bandarawela sits amidst picturesque vegetable gardens in the cool, green highlands.

Day 11 Uda Walawe National Park

Uda Walawe National Park is home to an amazing array of animal and birdlife - herds of wild elephant are more numerous here than anywhere else in Sri Lanka.

Days 12-13 Beach

One of Sri Lanka's many beautiful beaches, Tangalle has a long stretch of palm-fringed white sand, lapped by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean.

Days 14-15 Seeduwa

Journey north back up the coast and walk along the walls and narrow streets of Galle Dutch Fort. Travel on to the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery, which was set up to help protect Sri Lanka’s turtles against the threat of extinction. After such an action and animal-packed holiday, why not spend the final night swapping memories with the family’s new-found friends.
    • 15
    • HHFL
    • Total price tool tip
    • Explorer, Family, Wildlife
    • Original