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.
₹ 28,500/- per person
On arrival you will be welcomed by our English speaking Chauffeur Guide and will drive you to Negombo, a quiet coastal town in close proximity to the airport. You will spend the evening at leisure.
After breakfast travel to the old regal city of Kandy, en route visiting the Elephant orphanage in Pinnawala where you could take an elephant on a gentle stroll or give it a bath ! a once in a life time experience. Spend your evening at leisure before turning in for the night.
After breakfast visit the city of Kandy. Leisurely walk through streets lined with colonial styled buildings and visit the sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic which houses the tooth of Lord Buddha. 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 jewellery. Later, surround yourself in the calm and beauty of the Royal Botanical Garden in Peradeniya before heading to misty mountains of Nuwara eliya. On the way you will be able to visit lush green tea plantation. Join the tea pluckers as they pick the famous tea leaf and a bud before being introduced the process of manufacturing some of the world’s finest tea. Enjoy gorgeous panorama of the surrounding countryside before retreating to the warmth of your hotel.
Today after breakfast, you have the option of setting off on a trek to Horton Plains with a packed breakfast. You will get to visit the beautiful Bakers Falls and the amazing World’s End. Spend the evening leisurely at your hotel.
After breakfast, proceed to the southern coastal town of Bentota. En route you have the option on enjoying a water rafting activity in Kelani River at Kitulgala. Spend the evening leisurely at your hotel by the Sea or River.
After breakfast at hotel, enjoy the Journey by boat through the Madu Ganga Wetlands, one of the remaining tracts of pristine mangrove forest in Sri Lanka. Sail past traditional fishermen, farms and small cottages. Visit a cinnamon farm before returning. Spend the rest of the day leisurely at your hotel. Grab a drink and watch a beautiful sunset on your last day paradise.
Travel to Colombo, en route visiting a Sea turtle hatchery, and enjoy the city visits. As all good things come to an end your chauffeur from Travelxploria will take you on time to the Colombo international airport for your departing flight and a safe 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!