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13 Nights - £2,275pp

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  • International flights from UK
  • 13 nights accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Airport transfers by private car
  • Excursions and transfers with chauffeur-guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Based on 2019 - 20 prices

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Classic Family Sri Lanka

Leopard Safaris

Leopard Safaris

Stay at Why House

Stay at Why House

Tea Picker Nuwara Elya

Tea Picker Nuwara Elya

On Safari, Yala

On Safari, Yala

Leopard cub sighting, Yala

Leopard cub sighting, Yala

 

Sri Lanka Family Holiday

This 13 night Classic Sri Lanka Family Holiday utlises family friendly boutique accommodation and covers Sri Lanka from Kandy and the Hill Country down to Yala National Park and the South Coast.

You will be accompanied by a chauffeur-guide in your own vehicle on your private family tour of Sri Lanka.

On arrival spend a night at the lovely Wallawwa, a charming and convenient spot for the first night to ease into your Sri Lanka trip.

From here, head to Kandy, the cultural capital of Sri Lanka, famous for its dancers and the Temple of the Sacred Tooth.

From Kandy head to Sri Lanka's beautiful Hill Country, with its tea plantations and stunning scenery and take a scenic train journey through the hills.

From the Hill Country head to Yala National Park for 2 nights in Sri Lanka's premier wildlife destination and home to the highest concentration of leopards in the world.

Finish the trip in the family friendly boutique Why House with its large swimming pool, meals prepared on site and ideal location for making explorations into this interesting region of Sri Lanka.

Our Sri Lanka family holidays are all completely tailor made and can be adjusted to suit your interests and budget - so just let us know your preferences.

Inclusions

  • International flights from UK
  • Accommodation with breakfast
  • All airport transfers by private car
  • Private car and cheauffeur-guide until beach
  • Entrance Fees

Accommodation

  • 1 night Kotugoda
  • 2 nights Kandy
  • 2 nights Koslanda
  • 2 nights Yala National Park
  • 6 nights Beach

Excursions

  • Spice Garden
  • Temple of the Sacred Tooth
  • Scenic Railway Journey
  • Nuwara Elya heritage
  • Yala National Park
  • Leopard Safari
  • Whale Watching (in season)

Day 1: Fly UK to Sri Lanka

Overnight flight from the UK to Sri Lanka.

Day 2: Kotugoda

On arrival you will be met at the airport and transferred straight to The Wallawwa, a 17-room boutique hotel just 15 minutes from the airport.

The Wallawwa is ideal for families as it has a number of interconnecting family suites (plus a brilliant two-bedroom suite with private pool), as well as kids’ menus, a lovely pool, lush lawns, helpful staff and a spa for post- and pre-flight pampering.

Be on the beach building sandcastles in 20 minutes, play a round of croquet in the garden or take a private guided tour by boat through the pretty bird-filled Muthurajawela Wetlands.

Colombo’s restaurants, shops and sights are a mere 30 minutes’ drive away.

Overnight The Wallawwa. Breakfast included.

Day 3: Kandy

Travel into the hills to Bougainvillea Retreat, east of Kandy.

The personalised service of this small hotel, its meandering swimming pool and home cinema, plus the ease at which you can explore the natural surroundings makes it a great option for families.

Close by is Kandy, a university town home to the Temple of the Tooth – Sri Lanka’s most sacred shrine – the Botanical Gardens and a tea museum.

The Knuckles Range and many tea estates are within easy reach.

Overnight Bougainvillea Retreat, Kandy. Breakfast included.

Day 4: Kandy

Today visit Udawattakelle Sanctuary close to Kandy which is a great place for walking and getting close to Sri Lankan nature.

In the late afternoon see a spectacular and entertaining performance by the famous Kandyan dancers.

Overnight Bougainvillea Retreat, Kandy. Breakfast included.

Day 5: Kandy - Koslanda

This morning visit the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy.

From Kandy head south into Sri Lanka's Hill Country towards Nuwara Elya with its tea plantations and Little England atmosphere.

Stop for lunch here before transferring to Nanu Oya for the scenic 90-minute train journey to Haputale.

At Haputale you will meet your chauffeur-guide again and be transferred to Living Heritage Koslanda, a boutique hotel with just 4 rooms, 3 of which are very spacious suites.

Set in 80 acres, Living Heritage borders "God's Forest" and is a perfect base for exploring the Hill Country.

Overnight Koslanda. Breakfast included.

Day 6: Koslanda

Enjoy the day exploring the hill country.

Overnight Koslanda. Breakfast included.

Day 7: Koslanda - Yala National Park

Head south towards the low-lying southeastern plains.

Here lies Yala National Park, Sri Lanka’s premier wildlife-spotting game reserve, home to a dense population of leopards, elephants and sloth bears, plus many reptiles (including crocodiles) and birds.

Camping on the fringe of the park is a magical once-in-a-lifetime experience as you stay in your own en-suite family tent, feast on meals by firelight and enjoy expertly guided game drives into the national park.

Leopard Safaris’ fun collection of animal learning games keep the youngest family members amused.

Overnight Leopard Safari Camp. All meals included.

Day 8: Yala National Park

Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives into Yala National Park in search of leopard and other wild animals in Yala.

Overnight Leopard Safari Camp. All meals included.

Day 9: Galle

Travel west along the picturesque cove-sprinkled southern coastline to Galle, famed for pretty beaches, a 17th century Dutch fort and a cosmopolitan vibe.

Stay at Why House, an idyllic country-style boutique hotel with a large garden and expansive swimming pool.

Meals are prepared by an on site chef and you’ll also find many good restaurants in the local area.

Aside from sculpting sandcastles on one of the region’s pretty beaches, family-friendly activities include guided bicycle rides, boat trips, gentle river kayaking, seasonal whale and dolphin watching, surfing and visits to local turtle hatcheries.

Days 10 – 14: Galle

Enjoy the days at leisure at Why House.

Overnight Galle. Breakfast included.

Day 15: Fly Sri Lanka – UK

Transfer to Negombo for the overnight flight back to the UK.

Day 16: Arrive UK

Arrive back in the UK.

Kandy

About 3 hours drive from the coast, Kandy is a great base for exploring many of the surrounding attractions such as Buddhist temples, the botanic gardens and the Pinnawela elephant orphanage.

The sacred Temple of the Tooth and the famous Kandyan dancers are two things not to be missed within Kandy.

Kandy is the cultural capital of Sri Lanka, at least for the Sinhalese population and is home to the famous and very colourful Esala Perahera Festival in August, a great time to visit Kandy.

There are a handful of great boutique hotels in Kandy and we highly recommend Kandy House and Villa Rosa.

The Hill Country

Sri Lanka's Hill country is one of the main attractions of Sri Lanka.

The main base of Nuwara Elya is a great place to see the tea plantations and experience the atmosphere of the colonial period.

Nearby Ella is a peaceful and scenic village with great views over Ella gap.

Nature lovers will love Horton Plains, whilst the energetic may want to join the pilgrims for the early morning climb to the top of Adam's Peak in time for the most spectacular sunrise in Sri Lanka.

Yala National Park

One of Sri Lanka’s prime wildlife parks, Yala covers almost 1000 square kilometres of parkland, jungle, beaches, rivers, scrubland and freshwater lakes.

The park offers some of the best wildlife in Sri Lanka because of the diverse landscapes.

Surprisingly, Yala has the highest concentration of leopards anywhere in the world.

There are also elephants, wild boar, crocodiles, monkeys, eagles and many other species of bird.

Including Yala on a tour of Sri Lanka is a great way to get close to Sri Lanka’s wildlife.

Galle & Galle Coast

Wonderfully enigmatic and atmospheric, Galle Fort is a World Heritage designated area consisting of quiet streets lined with traditional houses, surrounded by rampart coral block fortress walls which can be fun for kids to explore.

Galle Coast is a wild stretch of coastline with great opportunities for adventurous trips for families.

Whale watching in season is a great trip for families here

The Wallawwa - Kotugoda

An hour or so from the airport, Wadduwa is a conveniently located beach resort in Sri Lanka.

This lovingly restored old colonial manor house offers 14 beautifully furnished bedrooms and suites in a beautifully manicured 3 acre garden setting.

The Wallawwa is ideal for families as it has a number of interconnecting family suites (plus a brilliant two-bedroom suite with private pool), as well as kid's menus, a lovely pool, lush lawns, helpful staff and a spa for post- and pre-flight pampering.

Be on the beach building sandcastles in 20 minutes, play a round of croquet in the garden or take a private guided tour by boat through the pretty bird-filled Muthurajawela Wetlands.

Bougainvillea Retreat - Kandy

Under an hour from Kandy, Bougainvillea Retreat is set in a picturesque valley on the grounds of the Victoria Golf & Country Resort, with astounding views of the Knuckles Mountain Range and Victoria Lake.

Ths Tuscan style villa was created in 2002 by a Danish couple Ea Lind and Erik Logstrup and was designed to blend harmoniously with the surroundings.

Bougainvillea Retreat consists of a main house and five garden rooms spread over an acre of land. Rooms can be rented individually, the complete villa rented as a whole.

The house is fully staffed with English speaking staff, an experienced cook and an onsite Danish manager.

The personalised service of this small hotel, its meandering swimming pool and home cinema, plus the ease at which you can explore the natural surroundings makes it a great option for families.

Close by is Kandy, a university town home to the Temple of the Tooth – Sri Lanka’s most sacred shrine – the Botanical Gardens and a tea museum.

Why House - Galle Coast

Why House is a stunning boutique private villa with a very a personal and family orientated touch – ideal for families looking for a characterful boutique retreat in Sri Lanka.

The villa is set amongst a beautifully landscaped three-acre private walled garden just a short stroll from the beautiful beach of Wijaya and fifteen minutes by car from Galle.

Why House has a real home away from home ambience, providing a concierge service where no request is too small and with delicious traditional Sri Lankan dishes, as well as Western and Asian food served.

Accommodation consists of a Main House with 3 bedrooms, which can take up to 4 people in each.

Two Cabana rooms offer privacy and a Garden Villa with 3 rooms accommodating up to 7 guests in total.

Aside from sculpting sandcastles on one of the region’s pretty beaches, family-friendly activities include guided bicycle rides, boat trips, gentle river kayaking, seasonal whale and dolphin watching, surfing and visits to local turtle hatcheries.

Superior Hotel Kotugoda:

The Wallawwa

Superior Hotel Kandy:

Bougainvillea Retreat

Superior Hotel Hill Country:

Living Heritage Koslanda

Superior Hotel Yala National Park:

Leopard Safaris

Superior Hotel South Coast:

Why House

 

13 night Classic Family Sri Lanka - Superior:

  • Price from £2,275 pp

This is a guide price only, based on travel with a family of 2 adults and 2 children.

Prices will vary according to choice of hotel, seasonal airfare and hotel surcharges and size of family so please contact us for a quotation.

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All of our Sri Lanka Family Holidays are completely tailor made and we can put together any kind of Sri Lanka Family Holiday to suit your interests and budget.

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