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  • City Tour
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12-Day Best Of Sri Lanka Family Tour

Live it local experiences - Time with animals & nature - Outdoor activties - Southern/ South Western Beach
Unique about this tour:
  • Get up close and personal, bottle feeding baby elephants at Pinnawala!
  • Help release newborn baby turtles back to the ocean - watch them disappear into the crashing waves!
  • Experience Sri Lankan hospitality while staying with a local family.
  • Dine and sleep under the stars via camp site near the border of Yala National Park.

You and your family are invited to experience the land of possibilities - Sri LankaWhat other vacation destination combines cultural, geographical, and natural sights with ease? 

In this tour, you will travel to windswept mountains, embrace the sun on pristine sandy beaches along the Indian Ocean. Or, even watch as the inviting waves splash onto coral reefs and visit rushing waterfalls surrounded by exotic birds. You might also hear the roars of spotted leopards at Yala, watch the golden skies at sunset over the Galle Dutch Fort and visit giant sea elephants at Pinnawala! 

This is only just half the delights awaiting curious children and adventurous parents! A warm welcome awaits you and your family on this exotic island!

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Services

Included
  • 12 nights Accommodation in hotels, with shared double rooms
  • 12x breakfast
  • Meet and greet at the airport upon arrival and assistance throughout tour
  • Complimentary bottle of mineral water, upon arrival
  • Private transport in air conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking tour guide
Excluded
  • Additional seasonal services at the hotels
  • Entrance fees at places of interest (given as supplement)
Optional (Available upon request)
  • Trip extensions

Example Trip to customize

Kalpitiya  

Arrival To Soak Up The Sun In Kalpitiya

Your adventure begins with a warm welcome upon your arrival at Bandaranaike International Airport. You will be driven to Kalpitiya Peninsula, which is one of the least developed, but most beautiful coastal stretches of the island. You'll have a chance to explore Kalpitiya at your leisure for the rest of the day. This peninsula is surrounded by the Indian Ocean on one side and separated from the mainland by the Puttalam Lagoon, making it home to natural habitats of diverse flora and fauna. 



After a day of getting acquainted with this beautiful island, you'll go back to your hotel to rest for the adventurous days ahead!

Day 1
Hotels Hotels

Standard Accommodation

Rosaanne Beach Resort

Comfort Accommodation

Ruwala Resort

Luxury Accommodation

Club Hotel Dolphin

Kalpitiya  

Explore The Sri Lankan Coast With Dolphins And Whales

You'll wake up to the crashing waves of the sunny beach in Kalpitiya. After, we'll embark on an excursion to spot pods of dolphins and whales that frequently arrive at the Sri Lankan coast.



The lively dolphins will put on quite a performance for you, while mighty whales will serenely glide past! After an exciting day of watching these wonderful creatures, we'll return to your hotel to relax and get some must needed rest!



Want even more adventure? Take an optional catamaran ride in the Dutch Bay.

Day 2
Hotels Hotels

Standard Accommodation

Rosaanne Beach Resort

Comfort Accommodation

Ruwala Resort

Luxury Accommodation

Club Hotel Dolphin

Anuradhapura  

Discover History And Culture In Anuradhapura

After enjoying your breakfast at the hotel, we'll depart to Anuradhapura. Anuradhapura was the first capital of the country and the sole seat of sovereignty for more than seven centuries. We'll visit the royal palaces and ruins of ancient meeting halls, as you explore a city speckled with tall rising white dagobas and stupas. Along the way, we'll also visit Ruwanweliseya and Mirisevetiya, two stupas that represent the Buddhist culture deeply rooted in the country.



Finally, we'll visit the Sacred Bo Tree believed to be the most ancient tree in South East Asia, that's over 2500 years old! It is said that it was brought as a sapling from the very tree under which Lord Buddha attained enlightenment. 



Next, we'll spend the rest of the day relaxing and overnight at a comfortable hotel in the Cultural Triangle.

Day 3
Hotels Hotels

Standard Accommodation

Nice Place Hotel

Comfort Accommodation

The Paradise Resort & Spa

Luxury Accommodation

Cinnamon Lodge

Sigiriya  

Climb The Sigiriya Rock Fortress Also Know As 'The 8th Wonder Of The World!'

We'll start the morning with a climb to the Sigiriya Rock Fortress, a UNESCO World heritage site and 'the unofficial' 8th wonder of the World! This fortress was built by King Kasyapa as a palace and military fortification in the 5th Century. The rocky walls are covered in centuries-old paintings of deities, which are also believed to be portraits of King Kasyapa’s consorts. The water garden still operates without faltering, leaving modern-day engineers baffled about its special mechanisms. 



In the afternoon, you will take a tour of the village in a carriage pulled by a bull! This was one of the most popular methods of traveling in the past and still is prevalent among the villagers. We'll take a break at a village house and join a local family for a cup of tea and delicious snacks.



Afterward, we'll return to your hotel for a well-deserved rest.

Day 4
Hotels Hotels

Standard Accommodation

Nice Place Hotel

Comfort Accommodation

The Paradise Resort & Spa

Luxury Accommodation

Cinnamon Lodge

Dambulla - Matale - Kandy  

Explore Sri Lanka's Largest Cave Temple And Experience A Local Homestay

After breakfast, we'll leave to Kandy. En route, make a stop at the Dambulla Rock Cave Temple, the largest cave temple in Sri Lanka built by King Walagambahu. The caves are filled with exquisite paintings and statues of Lord Buddha. Also along the way, we'll visit a Spice Garden at Matale. Witness how endemic and indigenous Sri Lankan spices are grown and processed to be used for culinary and medicinal purposes.



In Kandy, you'll arrive at a homestay with a family of locals for a truly authentic experience! You will stay in a ‘Walawwa’ or ancient mansion, which has been home to some of the aristocrats of the Kandyan Kingdom for the past 200 years. Follow the lady of the house into the kitchen where she performs her magic and you will assist in preparing some of the favorite local dishes.



Afterward, join the family at the table to enjoy the taste of a traditional meal followed by an overnight stay.

Day 5
Hotels Hotels

Standard Accommodation

Kirinda Walauwa

Comfort Accommodation

Kirinda Walauwa

Luxury Accommodation

Kirinda Walauwa

Kandy - Nuwara Eliya  

A Scenic Train Route To 'Little England'

The midpoint of your trip begins with a visit to the Temple  the Tooth Relic. Join the devotees at the morning Pooja in honor of the sacred relic of Lord Buddha. 



Later in the afternoon, we'll leave for Nuwara Eliya by train. The scenic route over the valleys and through the tea plantations will be breathtaking! Upon your arrival, take a city tour in Nuwara Eliya, dubbed ‘Little England’ because of the British architecture that's still prevalent in almost all the buildings in the city.



We'll stay overnight at a hotel in this beautiful, hill country.

Day 6
Hotels Hotels

Standard Accommodation

Hotel Daffodils

Comfort Accommodation

Hotel Daffodils

Luxury Accommodation

Araliya Green Hills Hotel

Haggala Botanical Garden - Lipton Seat  

Discover The Legend of 'Haggala' and Authentic Tea Production

We'll start the morning early to visit the Haggala Botanical Garden. According to legend, the rocky boulder named ‘Haggala’ represents the remains of Mt. Himalaya Lord Hanuman, which was brought to Sri Lanka during the battle between Rama and the Lankan King Ravana. The garden is filled with the flora of many endemic and indigenous species.



In the evening, we'll visit a tea factory where you can observe the conversion of freshly picked tea leaves to world famous Ceylon tea. Enjoy a complimentary cup of this authentic tea at the end of the guided tour and demonstration. Next, we'll hop into a tuk-tuk and ride to the Lipton Seat, the favorite spot of Sir Lipton, after whom Lipton tea is named.



This will be followed by a journey to Ella where you'll spend the night.

Day 7
Hotels Hotels

Standard Accommodation

Ella Mount Heaven Hotel

Comfort Accommodation

Ella Mount Heaven Hotel

Luxury Accommodation

98 Acres Resort & Spa

Ella - Yala  

Explore Yala National Park

Spend the morning at your leisure sightseeing around Ella's scenic town.



Later in the afternoon, we'll leave for Yala National Park, home to the largest population of leopards! Next, we'll take a jeep safari in the evening to spot this elusive big cat of the jungle. But, leopards are not the only attraction at this National Park. Your whole family will be amazed as sloth bears cross the road in front of your jeep and mama boars, followed by her young. Elephants, also frequent the area.



 



After a day of sightseeing and witnessing amazing wildlife, you'll stay overnight in Yala. 



 



Optional – Experience an overnight tent stay and sleep under the stars bordering the National Park. (choice of standard/comfort/luxury). Enjoy a hearty dinner by a campfire and relax to the sounds of the wild!

Day 8
Hotels Hotels

Standard Accommodation

Tissa Inn Hotel

Comfort Accommodation

Hibiscus Garden Hotel

Luxury Accommodation

Mandara Rosen

Bundala National Park. - Galle  

Explore Bundala National Park And Tour Galle

New experiences for your family await at Bundala National Park! 



Embark on a journey into the midst of the trees and observe the winged creatures of Mother Nature - birds and colorful butterflies! Watch as the vibrant butterflies flutter across the trees and among the leaves, performing a synchronized dance among the greenery. Listen as birds call each other from the tops of the trees, sending out warning calls and welcome songs, where they lay perched looking down at us.



From Bundala, we'll  next head to the Southwest Beach where the sun, sea, and sand will make a perfect holiday for you and your children. On your way, visit Galle for a tour of the colonial city by the beach, where you'll spend the night at a comfortable beach hotel.



Optional  – ​ Your children can experience and enjoy bike riding in Galle.

Day 9
Hotels Hotels

Standard Accommodation

Coco Royal Beach Resort

Comfort Accommodation

Pandanus Beach Resort & Spa

Luxury Accommodation

The Blue Water Hotel

Madhu River - Kosgoda  

A Boat Ride On The Madhu River & Turtle Watching Under The Moon

After breakfast at your hotel, you will go on a boat ride on the Madhu River, that's surrounded by the mangroves along the shoreline and will bring us even closer to nature. You can spend the day at your leisure engaging in some fun water sports or sunbathing with a good book!



As the sun dips in the horizon, next we'll leave for an adventure under the moon - turtle watching! These marine animals make seasonal visits to the Lankan shores, where they lay their eggs and ensure their species survive. Watch them as they slowly drag themselves onto the shore and dig holes along the strip of beach with their flippers. Witness the miraculous moment when they lay the eggs, a sign of new life!



Optional – Join the locals in releasing newborn turtles back into the ocean. Guide them as they make their way towards the open sea and disappear among the rolling waves.

Day 10
Hotels Hotels

Standard Accommodation

Coco Royal Beach Resort

Comfort Accommodation

Pandanus Beach Resort & Spa

Luxury Accommodation

The Blue Water Hotel

Bentota  

Learn About Sri Lankan Mask Culture, Art And Tradition

After a late night observing sea turtles, we'll wake up to a hearty breakfast and leave for the mask factory on a bullock cart. This traditional cart used to be one of the most popular traveling methods in the past but still, is a fun cultural experience for modern tourists.



Upon arrival at the mask factory, you will be shown a vast collection of traditional Sri Lankan masks, as well as, be surrounded by mask lore, centuries-old legends, and history. Next, you will join the expert artisan by carving and finishing your very own Southwest Coast wooden mask. Don't worry, the in-house artisan will guide you through each step of the procedure!



 Last, we will return to your hotel to spend the rest of the day relaxing or so you can get an early night's rest.

Day 11
Hotels Hotels

Standard Accommodation

Coco Royal Beach Resort

Comfort Accommodation

Pandanus Beach Resort & Spa

Luxury Accommodation

The Blue Water Hotel

Bandaranaike Airport  

Goodbye Sri Lanka!

Spend the last few hours of your adventure in Sri Lanka at your leisure on the beach. Reflect on all the Sri Lankan experiences before it's time to head to the airport to return home or continue your travels.

Day 12