FROM: USD $1,095

Sri Lanka Family Adventure - 8 Days

Take your family on a Sri Lankan adventure! Discover the Dambulla cave temples and the ancient Sigiriya rock fortress; spot elephants on a jeep safari through Minneriya National Park, before exploring Kandy the last capital of the Sri Lankan Kings with an evening visit to the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic! This enchanting Island offers experiences for all ages.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels

Trip Highlights

Minneriya National Park Jeep Safari
Kandy - city tour including Tuk Tuk ride, Temple of the Tooth and cultural performance
Sigiriya - 5th century fortress ruins
Polonnaruwa - the ancient capital city of Ceylon
Dambulla - Rock Temple
Giragama Tea Factory - a working tea factory with a long history
Colombo - The Fort area, Galle Face Green and Gangaramaya Temple
Matale - spice gardens

Included

7 breakfasts
Touring of Dambulla, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Nuwara Eliya, Gem Mine and Colombo
Escorted by an English speaking national guide
All relevant transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned vehicles
7 nights 3 - 4 star hotels
Scenic tuk tuk tour Kandy
Airport arrival and departure transfers on day 1 and day 8

Not Included

International flights and visa
Entrance Fees: USD$120-$130, paid in local currency
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture
Tipping Kitty: USD$45-$55, paid in local currency. No tip kitty for children

Itinerary

Day 1

Negombo

Welcome to Sri Lanka! You will be met upon arrival at the airport and transferred to your hotel in the city of Negombo. Here you will have the rest of the afternoon to settle in and explore the highlights at your own leisure.
Overnight: Earl's Negombo (scheduled to open Sep 2018)

Day 2

Dambulla

Negombo- Dambulla. After breakfast we bid farewell to Negombo and set off for the town of Dambulla, home of the famous Dambulla cave temples and Sigiriya ancient rock fortress. Spend the rest of the afternoon getting better acquainted with this lovely town. Sit back, relax and try some of the local traditional foods including pittu.
Overnight: Dambulla  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Sigiriya Rock Fortress

Dambulla - Sigiriya - Dambulla. Sigiriya Rock & Village. Our first stop this morning is to the ancient Sigiriya rock fortress of the 5th Century King Kasyapa, undoubtedly one of the most iconic sights of Sri Lanka. Let the kids’ burn off some energy with the climb up to the ruins of the palace and penthouse. Once we reach the ruins we have time to wander through some of the oldest landscape multi-tiered gardens in the world, and revel in the breathtaking landscape of the surrounding jungles.

After descending from the ruins we make our way along the village path to a typical village lake, known as a “Wewa”, passing by homes surrounded by green woods and watch huts which the locals use at night to keep a lookout for wild elephants and boar. Here we cross the lake by canoe arriving at a local farm where we meet the owners and spend some time watching them share the secrets of Sri Lanakan cuisine before we sit down to enjoy the delicious meal which has been prepared using a traditional hearth. Upon our return to Dambulla we have the evening at leisure to spend however we wish.
Overnight: Dambulla  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Minneriya National Park

Dambulla - Polonnaruwa - Minneriya - Dambulla. After breakfast we make our way to the medieval capital of Sri Lanka, Polonnaruwa. Here we take time to wander along the shimmering waters of the man-made lake, the Parakrama Samudra and uncover intricately carved lotus pillars, meditative halls, ceremonial towers, as well as magnificent royal baths and palace ruins before stopping at the famous Gal Vihara Temple.

This afternoon we head to Minneriya National Park where we search for wildlife by Jeep Safari. Despite its relatively small size there is an unusually wide range of habitat types, from dry tropical forest to wetlands and grasslands found here which is home to Elephants, sambar, spotted deer, macaque and purple-faced langur monkeys, sloth bears and if we are incredibly lucky we may spot a leopard on our game drive. An adventure for all ages! After an exciting day we return to our hotel in Dambulla for a relaxing evening.
Overnight: Dambulla  |  Breakfast

Day 5

Dambulla Rock Temple

Dambulla - Kandy. This morning we discover the famous Golden Cave Temple; one of the most impressive of Sri Lanka’s cave temples. Dating back to the 1st Century BC, this stunning complex of 5 caves contains over 150 images of Buddha including an impressive 14 metre statue carved out of the cave rock.

The afternoon finds us at a local spice garden where we can wander through the fields and learn about the countries famous spices.
Overnight: Kandy  |  Breakfast

Day 6

Kandy

Kandy, the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings is ours to unravel today. We start our tour with a tuk tuk ride around the scenic artificial lake made by the last king of Kandy and the Bazaar. This afternoon we find ourselves at a local tea plantation and factory in Giragama to learn about the secrets of making one of the worlds’ most famous hot drinks. After freshening up at the hotel we end our day with a visit to the Temple of the Tooth Relic, to watch some traditional Sri Lankan dancing – a highlight for the whole family!
Overnight: Kandy  |  Breakfast

Day 7

Train to Colombo

Kandy - Colombo. All aboard the train to Colombo this morning where we continue our day with a sightseeing tour of the capital stopping at some of the cities highlights including the 100 year old clock tower, Pettah bazaar and the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall – a gift to Sri Lanka from the people of China. After checking into our hotel the rest of the day is at leisure to take a stroll along the beach or Paradise Road for some souvenir shopping.
Overnight: Colombo  |  Breakfast

Day 8

Colombo

This morning we check out of our hotel and make our way to the airport to head home. We hope you enjoyed your holiday!
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Prices shown are ‘per person’, based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults. The single supplement price needs to be added to the twin/double price if single rooms are required. If travelling solo, an additional ‘1-person’ supplement will apply.

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2018
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13 Apr - 20 Apr Easter departure, book early!
Easter departure, book early!
USD $1,195
USD $690
20 Apr - 27 Apr Easter departure, book early!
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Extra Prices

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Child Price - Low Season
USD $495
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Child Price - Mid Season
USD $595
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Child Price - High Season
USD $895
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Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard when necessary.

The Paradise Resort & Spa, Dambulla

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Enveloped by lush vegetation within the ancient city of Dambulla, the Paradise Resort and Spa offers 67 luxurious eco-villas to suit all budgets. Tastefully designed with modern amenities, the rooms feature teak furniture and free WiFi. Guests can dine at the pizzeria, home to a traditional stone oven, or the Salt & Pepper restaurant that offers an A La Carte menu. The property also offers a Thai spa as well as an Ayurveda centre alongside an outdoor pool.

Hotel Topaz, Kandy

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Hotel Topaz is a charming hotel with a stunning roof top view. The elegant rooms are spacious and accentuated with splashes of vibrant colour with private balconies and good facilities. The large outdoor pool is a lovely spot to unwind with far-reaching views of the surrounding hills. Buffet meals can be enjoyed at the hotel's restaurant with theme nights that include Chinese and Mexican cuisine. Guests can also relax in the spa or the TV lounge which stocks a large collection of DVDs.

Fairway Colombo, Colombo

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Situated at the heart of Colombo, the Fairway Hotel is ideally located, close to the iconic World Trade Center and the popular Dutch Hospital complex. With 181 comfortable guest rooms, this modern hotel blends the latest technology with great design. Free high speed Wi-Fi access, motion sensor driven room temperature control, room access through your mobile phone are just a few of the technological conveniences offered. The hotel offers four restaurants, a nightclub, fitness centre and a fantastic rooftop terrace where guests can sip tasty cocktails and enjoy the superb city views.

In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Colombo
Ends
Colombo
Hotel Rating
3 - 4 star hotels
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 7
Visiting
Countries