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Sri LankaSri Lanka for families with children

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Our fully customizable, private 10-day Sri Lanka highlights tour has been designed for families traveling with children aged 5 and up. Your tour starts and ends in Colombo, taking you through the most child-friendly places of the picturesque Sri Lankan countryside from Kandy's UNESCO-listed temple to Bentota's idyllic beaches.Kids will love...• Riding on the train through tea plantations to Nuwara...

Our fully customizable, private 10-day Sri Lanka highlights tour has been designed for families traveling with children aged 5 and up. Your tour starts and ends in Colombo, taking you through the most child-friendly places of the picturesque Sri Lankan countryside from Kandy's UNESCO-listed temple to Bentota's idyllic beaches.

Kids will love...

• Riding on the train through tea plantations to Nuwara Eliya 

• 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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Trip highlights
  • Food and drink
    Food and drink
  • Snorkeling and diving
    Snorkeling and diving
  • Sightseeing
  • Nature escape
    Nature escape
  • City

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Day 1: Arrival & Welcome

Welcome to Sri Lanka!

• Upon arrival, a representative will bring you to your hotel.  

• Depending on the time of arrival, you will have the whole day free for some family time!

• Perhaps start exploring beautiful Colombo?

Transfer time: 1.5 hours


Day 2: Kandy - Ancient Kingdom of Sri Lanka

• After breakfast, you and your family will head towards the last ancient city of Sri Lanka, Kandy.

• Upon arrival, take a break at one of the many tea shops and enjoy a lovely cup of tea with butter cake!

• In the evening, you'll be taken to the lively sounds of the traditional Kandyan dance...

• The performance is a truly authentic introduction to Sri Lankan culture!

Transfer time: 4.5 hours


Day 3: Temple & Cooking Class

Delicious food and family time!

• Set off after breakfast to the Kandy Temple, the "Temple of the Tooth"

• Here, the relic of Buddha lies, and constitutes the premier Buddhist Institution of Sri Lanka and remains the cynosure of the Buddhist world.

• In the afternoon, it is time for a family time during a cooking class

• Discover the delicious Sri Lankan cuisine, and the fun of preparing it together! 


Day 4: Train Ride Through The Hill Country

• Today, you'll hop on board the train heading to Nuwara Eliya, also known as "Little England".

• See the quaint little cottages that can be found scattered all across the city, and what impact the colonial era had.

• Ride through tea plantations, and small waterfalls scattered among the greenery.

• The cool weather and luscious greens makes this a very popular city escape for the locals!

​Transfer time: 4 hours

Nuwara Eliya

Day 5: Botanical Garden & Tea Factory Visit ​

Just the right cup of tea...

• Visit a local tea plantation after breakfast, where the family will learn about tea making!

• From the planting of the seed to plucking that perfect tea leaf, and then drying and grinding...

• To when it becomes that bold flavor that we have come to love!

• Stroll through Hakgala Botanical Garden before an evening of relaxation in the serene surrounding. 

•If you're still feeling adventurous, why not set off on a boat ride on Lake Gregory?

Nuwara Eliya

Day 6: Elephant Transit Home

Today, you will head to the Udawalawe National Park after breakfast!

• In the evening, you will visit the Udawalawe Elephant Transit House

• You and your family can see the feeding of the baby elephants.

• And discover how they are being taken looked after, a true family favorite

Transfer time: 4 hours


Day 7: Safari & Turtle Hatchery

Discover the animal kingdom!

• Wake up early for an exciting adventure...

• Today, you will head for a safari in the Udawalawe National Park!

• This park is home to a number of Elephants, Sloth Bears, Jackals and Buffaloes. 

• Continue the journey to your beach hotel, stopping en-route for an incredible visit...

• ... to the incredible Turtle Hatchery

Transfer time: 4 hours


Day 8: Free Day At The Beach

• Spend an entire day on a gorgeous tropical beach

• Bentota Beach is one of the most family-friendly beaches in Sri Lanka, with gentle waves for children to swim in.

• Enjoy the vibrant sunset, and if you feel active there are a number of activities to choose from!

• Perhaps you would like to go snorkeling, diving, on a biking tour?

• You can even go on a whale safari, or have a family surfing lesson


Day 9: River Boat Safari

See you later, alligator...

• Today, you'll be setting off on a boat safari in Bentota River!

• Take in the relaxing scenery while exploring mangroves and looking out for birds, crocodiles, and monitor lizards.

• Make sure you have your cameras ready!


Day 10: Flight from Colombo

Where are you heading to now?

• You and your family will be transferred to Colombo Airport for your flight.

• We hope you've had an amazing time in Sri Lanka and look forward to seeing you again soon!

Transfer time: 2.5 hours


ColomboKandyNuwara EliyaUdawalaweBentota

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.

SeasonPrice Per Adult
Average trip price
From January to December $1,010

Included in the price:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • In-trip ground transportation
  • Activities according to your customized trip
  • Airport transfers
  • 24/7 local agency support
  • Trip creation with an expert local agent

Not included in the price:

  • Arrival and departure flights
  • Meals and beverages not indicated
  • Personal expenses
  • Service gratuities
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
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International flights are not included in this trip. Thanks to our partnership with Option Way, you can take advantage of booking your flights directly with your local agent.
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  • All-inclusive prices with no hidden fees
  • Your local agent Jessica, in Sri Lanka, will inform you of any changes to your flights
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