The big tour of Sri Lanka for families

“Fly to this amazing island with your family, and enjoy this tour in which everybody would have fun thanks to many activities, cultural visits and stunning landscapes. This tour is all about having a good time together and coming back with a heap of great memories. A safari in Yala National Park, climbing Little Adam’s Peak or off-the-beaten-track excursions and premium accommodation will help you discover Sri Lanka in a new way, and as a family!” Dilhani

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ARRIVAL AT THE AIRPORT – NEGOMBO

Negombo is a quiet town in the western coastal area of Sri Lanka

CHILAW

Did you know that Munneswaram Hinduist Temple is dedicated to Shiva ?

WILPATTU

Wilpattu park has just re-opened, run !

ANURADHAPURA

Did you know that Anuradhapura is considered as a sacred Buddhist city in Sri Lanka ?

MATALE

Learn how to do “batik” ! 

PINNAWELA
Did you know that the Elephant orphenage in Pinnawela has adopted these elephants following deforestation caused by development or abandonment of their parents ?

MAUSSAWA

Enjoy the mountains !

NUWARA ELIYA

Cover up… it’s cold !

KUDA OYA

Below the big Buddha of Buduruwagala, you will find a hole smelling oil mustard. 

YALA

Vroom vroom vroom ! Let’s go for a safari !

GALLE

Stroll in the city of Galle !

BENTOTA

The beach… Yes !

BENTOTA

Hello you !

COLOMBO AIRPORT

I don’t want to go home…

DAY 1

Fishermen Village in Negombo in Sri Lanka

ARRIVAL AT THE AIRPORT – NEGOMBO

 

Négombo | Sinhala

 

  • Flight Paris – Negombo
  • Afternoon in the former fishing village of Negombo

Dinner and night at the 4-star Jetwing Blue Hotel (or similar).

DAY 2

Munneswaram Temple Sri Lanka

NEGOMBO – CHILAW – MUNRISWARAM – KALPITIYA

 

CHILAW

  • Visit Munneswaram Hinduist temple
  • Opportunity to interact with the local population

KALPITIYA

  • Kalpitiya hotel : free afternoon and between December and March you can go watch dolphins

Dinner and night at the Bar Reef Resort (or similar).

DAY 3

Leopard Wilpattu Park

KALPITIYA – WILPATTU – ANURADHAPURA

 

  • Wilpattu park : let’s go for a jeep safari ! This huge wilderness park has just reopened. You’ll be able to see wild elephants and leopards.
  • Then, we’ll head to Anuradhapura

Dinner and night at the 4-star Forest Rock Garden Resort (or similar).

DAY 4

Sigiriya Entry : Lion Rock in Sri Lanka

ANURADHAPURA – MIHINTALE – SIGIRIYA – HABARANA

 

ANURADHAPURA

  • Sri Maha Bodhi : visit the sacred fig tree, Anuradhapura is an archeological site and a steeped place in history

SIGIRIYA

  • The Lion Rock : enjoy the amazing panoramic view from the top and discover the remnants of the fortress that once stood there

Dinner and night at the 4-star Chaaya Village Habarana Resort (or similar).

DAY 5

Dambulla Golden Temple in Sri Lanka

HABARANA – DAMBULLA – MATALE – KANDY

 

DAMBULLA

  • Golden temple : visit the famous cave-temple complex composed of 5 caves used as sanctuaries and the site has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1991

MATALE

  • Batik : learn how batik fabrics are made at a craftsman’s workshop
  • Spice garden : visit and learn about the origin and uses of each spice

KANDY

  • Afternoon : Drive to Kandy
  • Evening : assist a traditional dancing, see a demonstration of fire walking and later attend the evening ceremony at the Temple of the Tooth

Dinner and night at the 4-star Randholee Resort (or similar).

DAY 6

Botanical garden of Perradeniya in Sri Lanka

PINNAWALA – PERADENIYA

 

  • You will drive to the elephant orphanage in Pinnawala to see the baby elephants get bottle-fed. You will also watch them have a bath in the river.
  • Later on you’ll go for a stroll around the Peradeniya Royal Botanic Gardens, the largest of their kind in Sri Lanka and renowned for the giant Java fig tree.

Dinner and night at the 4-star Randholee Resort (or similar).

DAY 7

Maussawa Mountains in Sri Lanka

KANDY – MAUSSAWA

 

  • After breakfast you will drive to the Eco Lodge on the Maussawa Estate, nestled in a 20-hectare forest.
  • Activities : walking, birdwatching and swimming in the river.

Dinner and night at the Eco Lanka Villa.

DAY 8

Tea plantations, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

MAUSSAWA – NUWARA ELIYA – ELLA

 

  • After breakfast you will take the “tea road” towards Nuwara Eliya
  • You will visit tea plantations and stop several times to get closer to the local population
  • You will assist the different processes used to manufacture tea while visiting a tea factory
  • You will then hop on a train to Ella in order to make the ascent of Little Adam’s Peak on your own
  • Then you will have a rest at the hotel situated just opposite

Dinner and night at the 4-star 98 Acres Resort (or similar).

DAY 9

Buduruwagala Bouddha Statue

ELLA – KUDA OYA – YALA

 

  • You will head for Kuda Oya : you can see the statue of Buduruwagala of 15 meters
  • Local lunch will be served
  • Those who wish can learn to drive a tuk-tuk or discover the scenery on bicycle
  • Then you will continue to Yala and get settled at the hotel
  • Rest of the afternoon is free

Dinner and night at the 4-star Chaaya Wild (or similar).

DAY 10

National Park of Yala in Sri Lanka

YALA – MIRISSA

 

  • You will go on safari at Yala National Park in a 4WD to see wildlife at close range
  • You will then drive to Mirissa, to the hotel
  • Rest of the day is free

Dinner and night at the 4-star Number One Mirissa (or similar).

DAY 11

Galle Fort in Sri Lanka

MIRISSA – GALLE

 

  • An excursion at sea can be arranged early in the morning to go whale watching
  • You will then drive to Galle and visit the Dutch Fort
  • You can walk along the ramparts and admire the ocean views…
  • Arrival at the hotel and time to get settled

Dinner and night at the 4-star Coco Bay Unawatuna (or similar).

DAY 12

Maldives Hotel : Passikudah Beach

GALLE – BENTOTA

 

  • After breakfast you will drive to Bentota and enjoy a free day.

Dinner and night at the 4-star Avani Bentota Resort (or similar).

DAY 13

Maldives Hotel : Centara Passikudah

BENTOTA

 

  • Day at the beach.

Dinner and night at the 4-star Avani Bentota Resort (or similar).

DAY 14

Return plane to paris

COLOMBO AIRPORT – RETURN FLIGHT

 

  • After breakfast : departure for Colombo International Airport
  • Flight home : Colombo – Paris
The price includes
  • Airport transfers on arrival/departure and 24/7 assistance
  • Transport in an air-conditioned vehicle for airport transfers, for the tour itself and the visit of sites with an English-speaking driver guide. This is a private tour so you will be on your own (as a couple, a family or a group of friends, etc.) and your driver guide will escort you for the duration of your stay
  • Hotel accommodation as stated in the itinerary (half board basis, except the last day)
  • Entrance fees for the sites mentioned in the tour notes
  • Photography permits except at the Temple of the Tooth of Buddha
The price doesn’t include
  • Flights
  • Excursions and visits not mentioned in the tour notes
  • Personal spending money  and incidental expenditure
  • Insurance

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