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Sri Lanka Family Adventure

 
13 days,Negombo to Colombo
ASFA

Explore Sigiriya rock fortress, admire the views from the Knuckles Mountain range, savour flavours at a village meal, gaining insight into the national heritage at a tea plantation, relax on pristine beaches.

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Sri Lanka has been off most travellers’ radar for a while. Come explore it before the crowds catch on! Beginning in Negombo, this 13-day trip will introduce you and your kids to Sri Lanka’s diverse culture and landscape through visits to sites like the rock fortress of Sigiriya, the Temple of the Tooth, an ayurvedic health centre, a colonial Dutch fort and time in the hill towns of the positively stunning Knuckles Mountains. Warm and welcoming Sri Lanka’s doors are open. All you have to do is come on in.

What's Included

  • Visit to Dambulla Cave Temple, Village tour with local lunch, Tour of Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Visit to a spice plantation and herbal centre, Walking tour of Kandy town, Visit to the Temple of the Tooth, Kandyan cultural dance performance, Visit to tea factory, Walking tour of Nuwara Eliya Market
  • 13 breakfasts, 1 dinner. (Allow USD280-340 per person for meals not included.)
  • Hotels (12 nts)
  • Public bus, van, train
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
  • Small group experience; Max 20, avg 10.

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Itinerary Notes

This trip is designed for parents and children to enjoy together. You will be travelling as part of a group of families with other children. The itinerary has been designed with the needs of the whole family in mind. We have given this trip a minimum age for this trip to allow you to be sure that you have the right trip for you and your family. Minimum age of 8 years for this trip. Please see the activities for any specific minimum age requirements.

Day 1 Negombo (1D)

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included. Enjoy a local meal with your group.

Day 2 Sigiriya (1B)

Visit a children's orphanage in Negombo and mix with the locals at the fish market, before driving to Sigiriya.

Day 3-4 Sigiriya (2B)

Guided tour of the rock fortress of Sigiriya—a World Heritage Site. Cycle through the surrounding villages, meet locals and share a meal before catching the sunset over the lake. On Day 4 visit Polonnaruwa, ancient capital of Sri Lanka.

Day 5-6 Trincomalee (2B)

Drive through the plains of northern Sri Lanka on your way to the beach at Trincomalee. This natural deep water harbour is renowned for its great beaches. At the right time of year, you can see whales along the coast.

Day 7-8 Kandy (2B)

Drive up into the highlands and visit the rock temples of Dambulla en route to Kandy. Take in a cultural performance in the evening. Guided visit to the famous Temple of the Tooth. Opt to visit the Botanical Gardens or enjoy a cricket match with some of the local school kids.

Day 9-10 Nuwara Eliya (2B)

Drive through Knuckles Mountain Range and visit spectacular waterfalls en route to Nuwara Eliya. Free day to explore this hill town.

Day 10-11 Ella (2B)

Short drive to Ella. Opt to take the hill train up to Ella. Short trek in the hills around Ella.

Day 12 Colombo(1B)

After a morning rafting the Kelani river at Kitulgala, we drive to Sri Lanka's capital, Colombo.

Day 13 Colombo (1B)

Transfer to Colombo Airport. Depart at any time.