Summer in Sri Lanka
11 NIGHTS GUIDE PRICE £3,200

For a glorious introduction to the delights of this beautiful island, opt for this family-friendly summer itinerary which takes in ancient cities, wildlife and lush green tea estates not forgetting time on the beach! Sri Lanka’s east coast is bathed in sunshine during our summer months making it the ideal destination for a family holiday.

Overview

Guide Price & Inclusions

1 night rest stop on arrival, 3 nights Cultural Triangle, 4 nights East Coast beach & 3 nights near Kandy £3,200 per adult and £3,000 per child under 12 sharing including flights, private driver/guide and accommodation. Dinner is included throughout except during the beach stay which is on a bed & breakfast basis.

Rates subject to travel dates and hotel selection.

Suggested Extensions

If more active adventure appeals perhaps head higher into the Hill Country for white water rafting on the Kelani River.

Best Time to Travel

May to September when the East Coast is generally dry and sunny.

Tips for Families

With a private driver/guide you have the flexibility to set your own schedule but remember to build in lots of fun time ‘out of the van’ rather than full days of touring.

Highlights

  • Kid-friendly culture – cycle through ancient cites and climb Sigiriya Rock
  • Witness the mass elephant gathering at Minneriya National Park
  • Enjoy some downtime on a secluded beach
  • Try your hand at the water sports on offer in the calm waters off the east coast
  • Stay in a refurbished 1920s Colonial Planters bungalow and enjoy a taste of rural life

Itinerary

DAY 1 | FLY TO COLOMBO, SRI LANKA

Take a daytime flight from London to Colombo (11 hours) and transfer directly to your hotel, a lovingly restored old planter’s cottage which is the perfect spot to re-charge your batteries after the long flight.
Transfer time approx. 1 hour.

DAYS 2-4 | CULTURAL TRIANGLE

From here, head north towards the fascinating Cultural Triangle for the perfect blend of cullture, wildlife and fun; climb Sigiriya rock fortress, cycle around Polonnaruwa’s ruins and take a jeep drive to meet the elephants in Minneriya National Park.
Transfer time to Cultural Triangle approx. 3 hours.

DAYS 5-8 | EAST COAST BEACH

Next stop the beach for 4 nights. The East Coast is bathed in sunshine during our summer months and the crystal calm waters are perfect for swimming and water-sports.
Transfer time to east coast approx. 2 hours.

DAY 9-11 | KANDY

Spend 3 nights in the hills outside Kandy. Stay at charming Rosyth Estate House where you can visit the local Tea Factory, explore the area by mountain bike or partake in family cookery lesson!  If your dates co-incide, don’t miss the Perahera Festival in Kandy with decorated elephants, fire dances and drummers galore.
Transfer time to Rosyth Estate approx. 4-4.5 hours.

DAY 12| FLY BACK TO THE UK

Transfer to the airport (approx. 2 hours) for your overnight flight back to London (11 hours).

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