Sri Lanka Family Holiday - 8 Days

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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. This holiday is perfect for families with children aged 5 years and over.

Highlights
  • Minneriya National Park - Go in search of wildlife on a jeep safari
  • Polonnaruwa - The ancient capital city of Ceylon
  • Colombo - The Fort area, Galle Face Green and Gangaramaya Temple
  • Dambulla - Spectacular ornate rock temple
  • Matale - Spice gardens
  • Kandy - City tour including Tuk Tuk ride, Temple of the Tooth and cultural performance
  • Sigiriya - Remarkable 5th century fortress ruins
  • Giragama Tea Factory - A working tea factory with a long history
Age Policy
Family tours: For children aged 5 & over. Under 12 yrs pay the child rate.Teenager tours: For 12 - 18 years. All pay the adult price.
Destinations
  • Sri Lanka
  • Indian Subcontinent
Tour Types
  • Small Group

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.

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.

Meals: Breakfast,

Dambulla - Sigiriya - Dambulla. Sigiriya Rock and 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. <br/><br/> 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.

Meals: Breakfast,

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. <br/><br/> 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.

Meals: Breakfast,

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. <br/><br/> The afternoon finds us at a local spice garden where we can wander through the fields and learn about the countries famous spices.

Meals: Breakfast,

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!

Meals: Breakfast,

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.

Meals: Breakfast,

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

Meals: Breakfast,

Included
  • Escorted by an English speaking national guide
  • Breakfast daily
  • Scenic tuk tuk tour in Kandy
  • Airport arrival and departure transfer on days 1 and 8
  • Accommodation
    -3 - 4 star hotels
  • 7 nights 3-4 star hotels
  • All relevant transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned tourism vehicles
  • Guided sightseeing - Dambulla, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Nuwara Eliya, Gem Mine and Colombo

Not Included
  • Tip for your tour guide. We suggest USD$25 – 35 per adult for the entire tour. Tipping your tour guide is an entirely personal gesture
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  • Entrance Fees: USD$120-$130pp, paid in local currency
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  • International flights and visa
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Start:Negombo
Finish:Colombo
Group size:2 - 18
Suitable for: Family tours: For children aged 5 & over. Under 12 yrs pay the child rate.Teenager tours: For 12 - 18 years. All pay the adult price.
Accommodation:3 - 4 star hotels
Diets:Vegetarians, Please contact On The Go Tours with specific dietary requests
Tour operated in: English
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