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Sri Lanka In-Depth Discovery For Families With Children 

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Our fully customisable, private two-week Sri Lanka tour has been designed for families travelling with children from aged 3 and up. Your tour starts and ends in Negombo and ends in Colombo, taking you through Sri Lanka's must-see highlights for children, including the fascinating and ancient ruins of the Cultural Triangle, the lush tea plantations and national parks brimming with wi...

Our fully customisable, private two-week Sri Lanka tour has been designed for families travelling with children from aged 3 and up. Your tour starts and ends in Negombo and ends in Colombo, taking you through Sri Lanka's must-see highlights for children, including the fascinating and ancient ruins of the Cultural Triangle, the lush tea plantations and national parks brimming with wildlife around Kandy, and finally ending in the beautiful Indian Ocean resort of Bentota. 

Kids will love...

• Exploring the ruins of Anuradhapura like the lost explorers of old

• Meeting baby elephants at Udawalawe Elephant Transit Home

• Swimming in the crystal-clear water of Bentota's beaches

Parents will love...

• The perfect balance of family-friendly activities and down time

• The presence of an English-speaking guide throughout the tour

• The safety of 24:7 on-the-ground assistance

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Customizable tour itinerary

This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Negombo - Arrival & Welcome

Upon arrival, you'll be met by a representative from our local travel agency and transferred to your hotel. Depending on the time of your flight, you and your family will have the whole day to relax and acclimatise to the weather or explore this beautiful fishing town on foot.

Transfer time: 45 minutes

Visited:
Negombo

Day 2: Negombo - Free Day On The Beach

Today, you and your family can either relax by the pool in your hotel or step out onto the beautiful beaches of Negombo before you start your tour.

Free time all day

Visited:
Negombo

Day 3: Sigiriya - The Cultural Triangle

After breakfast, you'll be picked up from your hotel and driven to Sigiriya, the cultural triangle of Sri Lanka. From here, you'll visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress, which contains the ruins of an ancient civilisation, thought to be once the epicentre of the short-lived kingdom of Kassapa with spellbinding vistas across mist-wrapped forests.

Transfer time: 4 hours

Visited:
Sigiriya

Day 4: Anuradhapura - Ancient Ruins

After breakfast, get ready for another visit back in time to the fascinating, ancient complex of Anuradhapura, home to multiple archaeological and architectural wonders. If there's ever a moment to feel like Indiana Jones, it's here, where your kids will weave between dagobas, temples, and ruins over 7,000 years old.

Transfer time: 1.5 hours

Visited:
Anuradhapura

Day 5: Polonnaruwa

On the agenda for today: the ancient city of Polonnaruwa. After a private guided tour, you'll get to enjoy a delicious lunch at a family-run restaurant in which all of the ingredients are sourced from the local area. After this, you can either head back to your hotel, or explore the town on your own.

Transfer time: 1.15 hours

Visited:
Polonnaruwa

Day 6: Kandy - Dambulla Cave Temples

Today, you and your family will travel towards the hill country of Sri Lanka; Kandy. En route, you'll stop off at Dambulla Cave Temples, comprised of five separate caves containing around 150 absolutely stunning Buddha statues and paintings - some of Sri Lanka's most important and evocative religious art! 

Transfer time: 30 minutes

Visited:
KandyDambulla

Day 7: Kandy - Temple Of The Tooth Relic

After breakfast, you and your family will set off on a short ride to the world-famous Kandy Temple, home to the sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic - a must-see site for any visitor to Sri Lanka. 

Transfer time: 15 minutes

Visited:
Kandy

Day 8: Nuwara Eliya - Tea Plantations

From Kandy, you and your family will take a train towards the hills of Nuwara Eliya. Often referred to as ‘Little England’, this genteel highland community has a rose-tinted, vaguely British-country-village feel to it, with its colonial-era bungalows, Tudor-style hotels, well-tended hedgerows, and pretty gardens.

Journey time: 2.40 hours

Visited:
Nuwara Eliya

Day 9: Horton Plains - Jeep Safari

Today, you'll have an early start ready for a day of wildlife-spotting. After breakfast, you'll be transferred to Horton Plains where you and your family can enjoy a jeep safari in the national park. 

​Transfer time: 1.15 hours

Visited:
Horton Plains

Day 10: Ella - Lipton Seat & Ravana Waterfalls

Today you will be visiting Ella, the hill country village. Here you will visit the 9 Arches Bridge, trek to Lipton Seat and relax your legs at the stunning Ravana Waterfalls.

Transfer time: 2 hours

Visited:
EllaRavana

Day 11: Udawalawe: Elephant Orphanage & Safari

After breakfast, you'll be taken to the Udawalawe Elephant Transit House, where you and your family can watch baby Asian elephants being fed and looked after. After that, you and your family will be able to enjoy a safari at the Udawalawe National Park. Look out for sloth bears, jackals, leopards, and crocodiles hiding in the wilderness.

Transfer & tour time: 3.50 hours

Visited:
Udawalawe

Days 12 to 13: Bentota – Free Day On The Beach

For the next two days, you'll get to stretch out on one of Sri Lanka's most exquisite and family-friendly beaches. Either relax in the sunshine or take part in optional activities nearby. Our top recommendations for families:
• A visit to the Sea Turtle Protection Association
• A day trip to another nearby beach 
• A family surf lesson, or snorkelling or diving trip
Transfer time to Bentota: 3.30 hours

Visited:
Bentota

Day 14: Colombo - Departure For Flight Home

For your final day, your family will be transferred to Colombo Airport for your flight home. We hope you've had an amazing time in Sri Lanka and look forward to seeing you again soon!

Transfer time: 2 hours

Visited:
Colombo

Negombo Sigiriya Anuradhapura Polonnaruwa Kandy Dambulla Nuwara Eliya Horton Plains Ella Ravana Udawalawe Bentota Colombo

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. $1,520 / 14 days
Excluding international flights
Price per adultPrice per child (under 12)
Low Season$1,520$750
High Season$1,890$750

Included in price:

  • Accommodation: 13 nights, based on 1 double room and 1 twin room in all hotels/lodges
  • Transfers: all transfers and internal transport
  • Entry: to all sites/parks (including tax)
  • Activities: all activities mentioned in the tour (except optional activities on days 12-13)
  • Meals: breakfast x 13, lunch x 1 (on day 5), dinner x 4 (on days 3, 4, 5 & 11)
  • Guides: an English-speaking private guide for tours, transfers, and excursions
  • 24:7 on-the-ground assistance

Not included in price:

  • International flights
  • Visas
  • Travel and healthcare insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Extra meals or drinks
  • Tips for drivers/guides

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