This classic island tour for a family holiday to Sri Lanka includes the best that the island paradise can offer. From ancient cities to tea-growing hill country and from miles stretched golden sandy beaches to the finest hotels of Sri Lanka will give you the perfect holiday you deserve with your family. Enjoy an unforgettable holiday with this carefully crafted holiday package for families from Ceylon Insider Travels.
Day 1 – Arrival / Negombo
Arrival and Transfer to the hotel in Negombo. Enjoy an exclusive luxury boutique hotel upon arrival where you can sit back and relax from the long journey surrounded by tropical nature.
Day 2, 3 – Sigiriya
At the centre of the Cultural Triangle stands the mighty Sigiriya Rock. En route pause at Dambulla Cave Temple, Sri Lanka’s well-preserved cave complex dating back to the first century BC. Climb the 200 metres high Sigiriya on the beautiful stone-carved steps passing through the water gardens, pools, mirror walls, frescoes and water fountains that still work to this day. Enjoy a traditional cultural village exploration to discover the lifestyles of the traditional locals. Relish the steep climbs of the Pidurangala Rock if you are craving a magical sunset. The famous elephant gathering in the Minneriya National Park is a not to be missed experience when you are in Sigiriya.
Day 4, 5 – Nuwara Eliya
Passing the tea plantation towards the hill country hints to you that you have set a course to reach the famous hill countries of Sri Lanka. Enjoy two days surrounded by misty mountains and tea plantations where you will gain knowledge on the world-famous Ceylon Tea processing from the field to the tea factory with a hot cup of tea during the high tea overlooking the mountains and tea plantations. Take an early morning drive to reach the Horton Plains National Park to enjoy the nature trail passing breathtaking cascades to the sheer cliffs named World's End and Mini World's End. Hike to the Lover’s Leap waterfall to explore the love story that named this breathtaking waterfall and take a tuk-tuk ride to see the magnificent Bomburuella Reservior. Visit the old Trinity Church in Nuwara Eliya which was built in 1852 and the old Post Office which was built in 1894 or surround yourself with the English colonial-style bungalows that will give you the image of the British inheritance during your city tour in Nuwara Eliya.
Day 6, 7 – Gal Oya
Spend the next two days discovering the fantastic encounters of the swimming elephants among other animals such as birds, monkeys, peacocks and spotted deers feasting on the lush greenery of the Senanayake Samudraya (Lake) during a catamaran boat ride and learn about the Sri Lankan indigenous people by visiting the Vedda Village in Gal Oya and learn the generations-old lifestyles and survival techniques in the wilderness. Gal Oya Lodge adds a perfect touch to your wilderness accommodation.
Day 8, 9 – Pasikuda
Over the next two days, enjoy your leisurely beach stay on the golden sandy beach of Pasikuda. An ultimate
undisturbed relaxation to reminiscence about the incredible experiences during the past few days soaking up the warm sunshine. Enjoy the water sports in Pasikuda if you would prefer.
Day 10, 11, 12 – Trincomalee
Trincomalee is a coastal city famous for its pristine beaches with an atmosphere of calm and relaxation. Enjoy a snorkelling experience while you’re in Trincomalee and you have the option of enjoying wonderful experiences such as seafood tasting, visiting Koneswaram Temple, historical ruins of Girihandu Seya, one of the world's biggest natural harbours and cultural monuments. Sit back and soak up the sunshine and the warm climate for the perfect romantic getaway you look for.
Day 13 – Wilpattu
Afternoon transfer to Wilpattu. An evening safari at the land haunted by the big cats in Sri Lanka. Wilpattu National Park is famous for its vast number of Sri Lankan Leopards. Along with the leopards, you will stand a chance to witness the sloth bears, elephants and birds among many other animals.
Day 14 – Negombo
Head back to Negombo for your last night in Sri Lanka after completing a wonderful family holiday in Sri Lanka and experiencing many extraordinary adventures.