11 days/ 10 nights|From A$13,750 in total for 2 adults and 2 children including international flights*

Sri Lankan Family Explorer

Private Tour

A family holiday in Sri Lanka that is both active and relaxing. This itinerary has been designed for families with older children (8+ to teenagers). Discover rural landscapes, picturesque beaches and the hill country of Sri Lanka and some of Sri Lanka's top sightseeing attractions. Along the way stay in beautiful bespoke villas, bungalows and chalets. Expect great service, delicious meals and engaging activities for the whole family.

HIGHLIGHTS :

  • Enjoy the sun and the sands of Sri Lanka's East Coast with a relaxing beach stay
  • Visit Kandy's UNESCO World Heritage-listed Temple of the Tooth
  • Visit Ritigala Archeological Monastery and search among the ruins during a treasure hunt for your children
  • Climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress with your family
  • Take a jeep safari to see the elephants in the wild at Minneriya
  • Live amidst nature in an upmarket boutique property in Sigiriya
  • Stay in a quaint hotel listening to sound of the sea, playing in the pristine sandy beaches
  • Experience life on a traditional Sri Lankan plantation estate
  • Relax at a lovingly restored colonial plantation bungalow
  • Learn to cook traditional Sri Lankan dishes at a cooking class
  • Cycle along the backroads of Sri Lanka in Doluwa and Wadumunnegedara
  • Visit a family run tea plantation and learn the traditional centuries old methods in tea making
  • Discover Sri Lanka's tea country with a tuk tuk tour, tea factory visit and countryside picnic breakfast
  • Splash in the swimming pools, soak in the jacuzzis and embrace the outdoors

IDEAL FOR :

For Families

1Arrive Colombo

Welcome to Colombo. You will be met upon arrival and transferred to your hotel near Negombo. Your first night stay will be a homestay. Your hosts are warm and friendly making sure that you have a good night rest in their beautiful villa.

2Thalahena - Doluwa

Wake up refreshed after a long flight to enjoy your breakfast. Your hosts will serve you a generous spread consisting of continental and traditional Sri Lankan cuisine. After breakfast head to Kandy, the capital of Sri Lanka's hill country. Visit the UNESCO Temple of Tooth, the much revered sacred temple of locals and Buddhists from abroad. Drive to your accommodation in Doluwa on a 45 minute journey. You will stay in a tastefully designed and restored boutique hotel which was once a tea plantation bungalow. There is plenty of space for children to run around and enjoy, including a pool overlooking the mountains. This property serves delicious afternoon tea if you are up to it. There are movies and a small library if you are in the mood to read or enjoy a movie together.

3Doluwa

Discover Sri Lanka's tea country today, with a tuk tuk ride and visit to a small family run tea plantation. The owner is great at showing the centuries old traditions and practices that have been passed down from one generation to another. After learning a little about the history of tea and tea making, enjoy a picnic breakfast on the scenic banks of the river. Afterwards, enjoy a bike riding experience on the local backroads and return to the hotel to relax and unwind. Relaxing can be fun for the kids with board games, movies and play in the swimming pool while Mom and Dad rest on the sundeck.

4Doluwa - Sigiriya

Drive to Kandy this morning and uncover the secrets of Sri Lankan cuisine with a hands on cooking class conducted by an expert local host. Children can participate in the cooking class is as they can cut, chop and mix the dishes being prepared. Cook up a Sri Lankan feast and savour your hard work by enjoying a Sri Lankan meal freshly prepared by your family! After lunch, head to the Cultural Triangle - with a drive of about 3 hours to reach Sigiriya. For the next three nights, stay at a boutique property set amidst unfenced forest facing a natural lake, with accommodation in a family chalet. One of the activities you can enjoy here is to go bird watching with the resident naturalist. Good fun for the children as there is plenty of bird life in the property.

5Sigiriya

Enjoy your breakfast at leisure this morning and head to visit Ritigala Archeological Monastery, one of Sri Lanka's lesser-known, but fascinating cultural sites. Discover this ancient monastic site, with our specially designed treasure hunt. Finding the clues scattered along the way to the Monastery is for the entire family.

6Sigiriya

Begin your morning with a gentle nature walk, and picnic breakfast with a view of the scenic countryside. Afterwards, there's time time to splash in the pool or just relax at your villa. In the afternoon, marvel at the wild elephants on a jeep safari into Minneriya National Park.

7Sigiriya - Kalkudah

Rise early this morning to climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress before the heat of the day. This taxing climb will reward you with views of the beautiful cave frescoes as you make the climb up Sigiriya Rock and views of the surrounding plateau as you reach the summit. Return to the hotel, enjoy your breakfast and drive to Kalkudah, on the east coast of Sri Lanka. The remainder of the day is free for you to enjoy the beach and your hotel.

8Kalkudhah

It's family time! Enjoy your day at leisure - you can choose to play in the pristine sandy beaches, soak in the warm ocean or swim at the pool.

9Kalkudah - Wadumunnegedara

Depart for Sri Lanka's west coast and your stay at a typical Sri Lankan plantation estate. This organic plantation boasts a welcoming swimming pool, activities from gentle village walks to bike rides and bird watching. See a snapshot of an idyllic rural Sri Lanka with this plantation stay.

10Wadumunnegedara

You may want to explore rural Sri Lanka today. Go on a gentle walk into the village nearby or perhaps you would be keen to visit an organic coconut plantation! There are also bicycles that you can use to explore the local rural roads and villages.

11Depart Colombo

Head to the Colombo International Airport today for your flight home.

Testimonials

The Itinerary was very interesting and engaging.

Prices & Inclusions

Superior - Deluxe

  • Valid for travel anytime before May 2020, excluding Christmas and New Year and subject to availability A$13,750 for two adults and children including international airfares^

This price is based on low and peak season price fluctuations.

Superior - Deluxe

  • Valid for travel anytime before May 2020, excluding Christmas and New Year and subject to availability A$13,750 for two adults and children including international airfares^

This price is based on low and peak season price fluctuations.

Superior - Deluxe

  • Valid for travel anytime before May 2020, excluding Christmas and New Year and subject to availability A$13,750 for two adults and children including international airfares^

This price is based on low and peak season price fluctuations.

Inclusions

Included:

  • International flights ex Melbourne flying Sri Lankan Airlines
  • Accommodation in two rooms with daily breakfast
  • All transfers, touring and sightseeing by air-conditioned vehicle with English-speaking driver guide
  • Activities and entrance fees to monuments as per itinerary
  • Visit Temple of Tooth in Kandy
  • Cooking class in Kandy
  • Visit a family owned tea factory
  • Tuk Tuk ride to the tea factory and picnic breakfast
  • Visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress
  • Visit Ritigala Archeological Monastery including a treasure hunt for children
  • Breakfast served on the rocks at Sigiriya
  • 01 Game Drive into Minneriya National Park
  • Cycling, village walk, bird watching at Wadumunnegedara
  • Assistance on arrival and departure at the airport
  • 24-hour support through our local representative office
  • Bottled water available in the vehicle
  • Sri Lankan government taxes

Not Included:

  • Personal expenditure such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, communications, tips, etc
  • Meals, activities or excursions other than those mentioned as included
  • Electronic Travel Authorisation for visa on arrival

Additional inclusions may vary from private tour to private tour. A full list of inclusions and exclusions will be provided with each individual enquiry/quote. For a detailed quote on specific travel dates with full inclusions/exclusions please enquire at mail@srillankaunbound.com.au

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