As small as it might seem, Sri Lanka is a surprise package when it comes to choosing a great family holiday destination. Sri Lanka is blessed by wealth of natural beauty and ancient architecture, some dating back to the 5th century, as well as catering well for modern beach holidays. With a trip to Sri Lanka, you delight in the island's charm with delicious food including access to pristine beaches. Experience the tasteful blend of culture in this unique island nation surrounded by Indian Ocean. This Sri Lanka family tour itinerary kicks off in style as you start to explore the historical city of Kandy. Such is the magnificence of the history of Kandy that this town is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While enjoying Kandy city tour, you also get to visit Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage where abandoned baby elephants are taken care of. The calm and equally serene beaches of Bentota is the next place to be, as per this tour itinerary. The beautiful Bentota beach is known for its golden sand and wonderful sunset views. A boat ride with family in Madhu River adds to the exciting day in Bentota. On the last day of your family tour, you will visit the glittering city of Colombo and experience its vivid charm that serves like an icing on the cake.
₹ 23,600/- per person
Welcome on arrival at Colombo airport, by Travelxploria representative, and then travel to Kandy - last kingdom of Sri Lanka, visiting en route the Elephant orphanage and the zoological garden at Pinnawala. Settle in to your hotel and at leisure. At Elephant Orphanage you can feed and bath the baby elephants, or simply sit and watch at many elephants relaxing in an idyllic and natural environment. The zoological garden is situated close to Elephant Orphanage.
After breakfast at hotel, proceed for sightseeing visits in Kandy starting with Botanical garden at Peradeniya. Later visit the City of Kandy ending with witnessing a Cultural dance show. Kandy is an exciting place for shopping with souvenirs in wood, copper, silver, brass, ebony and bronze. Ceramics, lacquer work, hand looms, batiks and world famous exceptional kinds of Gems and jewelry.
After breakfast at hotel travel to Nuwara eliya, en route visiting a tea factory/garden, Sri Bhaktha hanuman temple and Ramboda water fall. Later, settle in to your hotel, relax and by evening city tour in Nuwara eliya including a visit to Sita Amman temple in Seetha eliya. Visit to a Tea factory to observe the progress of making Tea, completes your visit to this Tea plantation region surrounded by the breathtaking and idyllic landscapes. You can view the vibrant green fields of tea which symbolize the image of Sri Lanka. You will also get a chance to taste and purchase some of the world’s finest tea.
After breakfast at hotel, travel to Divurumpola temple (20 km`s – 45 minutes drive) to witness the location where Sita Devi did her Agni Pooja to prove her innocence to lord Rama, return to Nuwara eliya by noon and visit Sita Devi temple at Sita eliya. Thereafter spend your afternoon at leisure.
After breakfast travel to Bentota, the famous south-west tourist village and beach, while visiting a water rafting village in Kitulgala on the way. Thereafter spend your evening at leisure on the beach.
After breakfast at hotel travel to Balapitiya to enjoy a river cruise for 2 hours visiting few islands through the Madu Ganga Wetlands, one of the remaining tracts of pristine mangrove forest in Sri Lanka. Sail past traditional fishermen’s, farms and small cottages and visit a cinnamon farm before returning. Kosgoda Is a small village located in the west coast of Sri Lanka. It is most popular for its sea turtle hatcheries, operated by the Wildlife protection Society of Sri Lanka. Here you will feast your eyes upon the amazing site of many species of turtles, especially the endangered hawksbill, laying their eggs along the beaches. The many hatcheries that are operated locally provide a safe haven for these sea turtles. You may visit these hatcheries to have a look at many huge tanks filled with new born turtles who, once grown, are released to the sea. On conclusion, travel to Colombo, the major city of Sri Lanka, and explore the city of Colombo.….. You might also need to take part in some last minute shopping in to some famous boutique shops like “ODEL unlimited, House of Fashions, Cotton Collection, Majestic city mall” etc,. Settle in to Berjaya hotel by evening and at leisure. Colombo like many capital cities in developing countries is fast changing its own phase. Almost overnight, skyscrapers arise from where old buildings once stood. Yet in some parts, the old world charm is retained. You can be highly entertained by the blend of unique bazaar style pedestrian stalls, barrow boys, branded outlets and a number of dramatic and awe-inspiring religious monuments. Other place of interest is the Pettah bazaar - where you can shop for bargain.
After breakfast spend the morning free at leisure getting prepared for the departure, Later, on time your chauffeur will drive you safely to Airport for the connecting flight for safe return journey home.
Colombo, Kandy, Galle, Jaffna, Kataragama, Nuwara Eliya, Anuradhapura, The Kingdom of Polonnaruwa , Trincomalee, Batticaloa, Ratnapura ("City of Gems”).
Sri Lanka’s Cultural triangle is situated in the centre of the island and covers an area which includes the World Heritage cultural sites of the Sacred City of Anuradhapura, the Ancient City of Polonnaruwa, the Ancient City of Sigiriya, the Ancient City of Dambulla and the Sacred City of Kandy. Due to the constructions and associated historical events, some of which are millennia old, these sites are of high universal value; they are visited by many pilgrims, both laymen and the clergy (prominently Buddhist), as well as by local and foreign tourists.
Hill countries would not be more picturesque anywhere in the world; come view our spectacular parks, wade through unparalleled forests, climb the most dramatic hills and taste the most aromatic teas. From Sinharaja forest to Adam’s Peak to the cool breeze of Nuwara eliya – the hill country has much to offer the adventurous traveler in you!
You will never run out of things to do here in Sri Lanka! Be it Colombo or even Anuradhapura, you will never run out of sights to see, adventures to be had or even food to be tasted! In Colombo you will be spoilt for choice- especially in Pettah, where all commodities are inexpensive and very, VERY low priced, and each commodity has a separate street for your convenience! Try Unwatuna for rave parties, try Kandy or Anuradhapura for a bit of Sinhalese culture, and Jaffna for their mouthwatering Jaffna cuisine! There are lots of places to see !
Hot air ballooning rides offer an amazing and awe inspiring experience where you will be able to experience Sri Lankan wildlife and capricious sceneries from a appealing point of view. Enjoy rippling views of flora and fauna, widespread shorelines, scattered with portions of Sri Lankan life, all from up above. Hot air balloon tours can also be organized to contain historical sites as well in and around Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle.
It is an ancient palace located near the town of Dambulla in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. The name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 metres (660 ft) high. According to the ancient Sri Lankan chronicle the Culavangsha, this site was selected by King Kasyapa (477 – 495 CE) for his new capital. He built his palace on the top of this rock and decorated its sides with colourful frescoes. On a small plateau about halfway up the side of this rock he built a gateway in the form of an enormous lion. The name of this place is derived from this structure - Sihagiri, the Lion Rock. The capital and the royal palace were abandoned after the king's death. It was used as a Buddhist monastery until the 14th century. Sigiriya today is a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site. It is one of the best preserved examples of ancient urban planning. It is the most visited historic site in Sri Lanka.
Ah, the food in Sri Lanka. We have quite an assortment when it comes to cuisine- but each and every item has a Sri Lankan twist to it! Must tries are achcharu, made using semi-raw fruit such as mango, pineapple, wood apple, etc. If your holiday is spent close to the beach, you can watch our fishermen bring in the catch of the day and savour it yourself just a few hours later!
Sri Lanka prides itself in our main meal, which is rice and curry. Breakfast specialties include crunchy hoppers and white or red string hoppers, milk rice with spicy onion sambol and thosai. Come, indulge in all specialties Sri Lanka has to offer!