Sri Lanka in 9 days - Family DiversionThe ideal holidays for young people, children and family
3/4 * HOTEL with ACCOMMODATION and BREAKFAST
All visits and safaris on the tour are included
4-person group reference rate: 980 USD per person
2-person group reference rate: 1170 USD per person
Sri Lanka in 9 days - Family Diversion
we offer you a very dynamic itinerary full of adventure and diversion with which the whole family will fully enjoy the trip. It is a very suitable circuit for traveling as a family with young people, teenagers and children
Focused on activities related to nature, although, as always, we add some cultural visits so that you can get to know and love this beautiful country.
We will do our best so that you never want the end of your trip to come and that you want to travel to Sri Lanka again.
So you have below what your next dream will be that is already starting to come true …
day 1. Airport - Kurunegala lake - Anuradhapura
(Approximate transfer duration : 3 hours and a half)
Welcoming at the airport by our representative and transfer to the accommodation in Anuradhapura.
It’s always nice to get out of the car, observing, feeling and start absorbing the smells and colours of a new country.
For this reason, on the way to the Hotel, we will make the first stop in Kurunegala.
We will stretch out with a walk and a snack along the lake shores, just like the Sinhalese do.
day 2. Anuradhapura - Safari in Wilpattu national Park - Anuradhapura city and archaeological sites
(Anura - Wilpattu : 1 hour)
The first activity of your circuit will be, a Safari in Wilpattu National Park, where you will observe, in addition to leopards, elephants, wild buffaloes, bears, deer, different types of herons, ducks and endemic birds such as the jungle rooster.
We will visit the enchanting ancient city with its Stupas and Temples (4th century BC – 10th century AD).
World sacred Buddhist pilgrimage site.
The city, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has been the center of Theravada Buddhism for many centuries and is part of the so-called “cultural triangle”.
We will see, above all, how the Sinhalese visit and venerate this sacred enclosure, their offerings to the oldest tree in the world (the Bo tree) and many other things!
day 3. Anuradhapura - Sigiriya Rock - Safari Minneriya National Park - Sigiriya
(Approximate transfer duration Anura - Sigiriya : 1 hour and a half ; Sigiriya - Minneriya: 30 min.)
In the morning we will go up to Sigiriya fortress
This huge magma rock hides the ruins of noble buildings and a breathtaking view on the top
We will pass through the Lions Gate and admire the state of conservation of the frescoes on the walls of the cave.
In the afternoon mounted on a four wheel drive, we will participate to this amusing Safari,
famous for the large herds of elephants that inhabit it.
Sometimes you can admire up to 300 elephant specimens
day 4. Sigiriya - Dambulla Golden Temple - Matale: Spice Garden - Kandy city
(Approximate transfer duration Sigiriya - Kandy : 2 hours and a half)
In the morning we will visit the Golden Temple of Dambulla
This complex of caves converted into a temple where inside we will encounter a rich decoration of statues and frescoes on the life of Buddha, of ancient Sinhalese kings and of Hindu Sinhalese deities still revered today with flowers, incense and oil lamps …
Then we will have the opportunity to get to know a Spice Garden on the way to Kandy.
On this visit we will get to know the plants and trees with which the different spices are produced and we will discover their use in cooking and in the ancient natural medicine of Ayurveda
Note Spice Garden :
This visit is optional and free, we will find an attached shop that no one is obliged to buy
Sri Lanka Eden Travels does not endorse purchases in this or any shop.
For the rest of the day, we will discover the city of Kandy with its bustling centre and its market.
day 5. Kandy - Raffting in Kitulgala - Nuwara Eliya
(Approximate transfer duration Kandy - Kitulgala: 2 hours; Kitulgala - Nuwara: 2 hours)
A full day trip in the wild nature of Sri Lanka where we will participate in an adventure descending for about 2 hours the rapids of the Kelani Ganga river immersed in the extraordinary tropical vegetation.
Then we’ll take a tour around Lake Gregory and the city to see British-influenced buildings.
day 6. Train Nuwara Eliya a Ella - Excursion in Ella - Tissamaharama
(Approximate train transfer duration: 3 hours; Ella - Tissa : 2 hours)
Once we reach Nanu Oya station, just a few minutes from Nuwara Eliya (8 km), we will board the train carriage to Ella.
The train is subject to availability
We will go up to Little Adam’s Peak.
It is a simple 30 minute walk around the tea fields, to enjoy the immensity of the mountains in this part of the island.
day 7. Tissa - Turtle nursery - free in Mirissa beach
(Tissa - Mirissa: 2 hours)
Transfer to Mirissa, where the whale watching boats leave.
On the way we will visit a turtle nursery.
Once again the children will have fun and learn about the varied fauna that this country has, but this time, with the friendly turtles.
In Ceylon we have 4 species of sea turtles: Green, Loggerhead, Hawksbill and Olive Ridley.
Rest of the day free to enjoy the beach.
day 8. Mirissa - Safari Koggala Lake - free day on Mirissa beach
(Mirissa - Lago: 30 min)
Today is the time to go on a boat safari in the mangroves of Lake Koggala, where we will visit an island with a Buddhist temple.
We will also observe the harvest and processing on the Cinnamon Island “, the most aromatic species native to Sri Lanka.
Rest of the day free to enjoy the beach.
day 9. Mirissa - Galle Fort - Airport
(Mirissa Galle: 45 min - Galle - Airport: 2 hours)
Galle is the third most important city after Colombo and Kandy.
It was a Portuguese city in the 16th century and a Dutch city in the 18th century, the British also lived in the 19th and 20th centuries.
All these colonisers left an imprint, which is why it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Transfer to Bandaranaike International Airport at the appointed time, where we will arrive 3 hours before our departure flight
- Bed and Breakfast in the selected Hotels
- Private transport with guide/driver english speaking
- Welcoming at the Airport on arrival and escorting service in all Tour till departure
- All the tickets to entry monuments, temples and safari of the itinerary
- Customer support 24/7 for all the Tour duration
- Soft drinks and water, lunches and dinners
- Visits or activities not covered in the Tour
- The International flight
- Travel insurance and PCR
- Visa entry fees for Sri Lanka ETA
to obtain it follow the link and the steps described in our article in Travel Guide > Visa and Passport
- Payment is 10% or 20% depending on the season (low or high), by bank transfer.
- The remaining 90% or 80% is always paid in cash or by credit card upon arrival in Sri Lanka or by bank transfer.
Up to 30 days before the start of the trip, 100% of the deposit is refunded if a trip cancellation occurs,
withholding the amount of $100 per person for agency fees.
Between 29 days and 15 days before the start of the trip there is a penalty of 50% of the deposit amount.
In case of cancellations in the 14 days preceding the trip, no deposit will be refunded.
Note on cancellations:
- All cancellations have an additional administrative cost of 100 USD per person.
- In case of cancellation due to COVID-19, cancellations will not suffer any penalty.