Sri Lanka in 9 days - Luxury family holiday
4/5 * Hotel and BOUTIQUE Hotel with ACCOMMODATION and BREAKFAST
All visits and safaris on the tour are included
4-person group reference rate: 1395 USD per person
2-person group reference rate: 1730 USD per person
Sri Lanka in 9 days - Luxury family holiday
Start a very special program here, so that your family's holidays are simply wonderful
Safety and Comfort
For our agency that the whole family travels in safety and comfort is a priority.
That is why we have prepared a 9-day itinerary with a selection of 5 * hotels with a special charm.
And to complete the experience, a beach with luxury accommodation.
Of course, a relaxing and rewarding journey for parents and fun for children and teenagers.
Let yourself be carried away by the organisation prepared in advance by our team.
The tourist agency SRI LANKA EDEN TRAVELS, located in Kandy, will always be attentive to make this 9 days holiday a positive and very special experience.
Guide / Driver in English
And always accompanied by the same guide / driver.
To guarantee you fun and protection from the first moment.
This 9-day circuit is very focused on activities related to nature and animals, with elephants, whales, leopards, crocodiles and much more.
Although, as always, we have also added some of the most important visits such as the Rock of Sigiriya, the Temple of Dambulla and the ancient city of Polonnaruwa.
So you have below what your next dream will be, already starting to come true …
day 1. Airport - Kurunegala Lake - Sigiriya - Optional: Rural village
(Approximate transfer duration: 3 hours and a half)
Welcome at the airport by our representative and transfer to the accommodation in Sigiriya.
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.
We will dedicate the afternoon for rest or with the possibility to participate in a fun activity especially for the little ones: a visit to the rural village.
To reach this place we will take a fun tuk-tuk and we will cross a lake in a canoe.
We will return on a cart pulled by oxen as it was done until recently.
Also, in this small town we will learn how they cook by participating in a small tasting of Sri Lankan food.
day 2. Sigiriya - Polonnaruwa - Safari: Minneriya National Park - Sigiriya
(Sigiriya - Polonnaruwa: 1 hour; Polonnaruwa - Minneriya: 40 min; Minneriya - Hotel: 30 min)
Among the ruins of Polonnaruwa (10th – 13th century AD) We will find gigantic sculptures of Buddha and Kings up to 15 meters high, old ponds and remains of what was once the royal palace.
All this enlivened by friendly macaques playing in the jungle that has always surrounded the old temples of Sri Lanka.
Founded in the 10th century AD, Polonnaruwa was the second capital of Sri Lanka and remained active until the beginning of the 13th century.
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 3. Sigiriya - Sigiriya Rock - Dambulla Golden Temple - Kandy
(Sigiriya - Kandy: 2 hours and a half)
We will claim 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 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 …
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kandy is one of the holiest places in the Buddhist world
Kandy, called the capital of the mountains, was the last kings capital of Sri Lanka and is the second most important city, after Colombo.
For the rest of the day, we will discover the city of Kandy with its bustling centre and its market.
day 4. Kandy - Ramboda waterfalls - Nuwara Eliya - train from Nanu Oya to Ella.
(Kandy - Nuwara Eliya: 2 hours and a half)
On the way to Nuwara Eliya mountain station (2,000m) we will observe extensive tea plantations and stop for a moment to see Ramboda waterfalls.
Later we will stop at a tea factory.
If you want to know how the famous Ceylon tea is processed, be sure to visit this factory where they will explain how the delicate tea leaves are processed.
Then we’ll take a tour around Lake Gregory and the city to see British-influenced buildings.
Later we will travel by train from Nanu Oya station in Nuwara Eliya to Ella.
It is more than 3 hours of winding journey between tea mountains and high forest.
The Sri Lankan railway network started operating in 1864 and the old trains from that time are still preserved and run perfectly.
The train is subject to availability
day 5. Ella - Safari: Yala National Park
(Ella - Yala: 2 hours)
Rest in one of the best hotels in Sri Lanka until transfer to Yala for a safari through the National Park
Yala National Park has the highest concentration of leopards in the world, as they have no predators.
In addition, you will be able to observe many elephants, crocodiles, buffaloes, black bears and many other animals.
day 6. Tissa - Weligama: Stilt fishermen - Mirissa: rest of the day free
(Yala - Mirissa: 2 hours and a half)
In Weligama we will stop to observe the stilt fishermen, famous for their curious way of fishing nestled on the water.
Afterwards, transfer to the hotel on Mirissa beach.
Rest of the day free to enjoy a bit of the beach.
day 7. Mirissa: free day - Optional: Whales watching
(Transfer less than 20 min)
Free day to enjoy a walk along the beach.
This day we may leave very early in the morning to see blue whales, sperm whales, and fin whales migrating through southern Sri Lanka.
It is also possible to observe various species of dolphins.
These cetaceans migrate from the beginning of November to the end of April each year.
day 8. Mirissa: free day
Free day to enjoy a walk along the beach and surroundings.
day 9. Mirissa - Galle Fort - Airport
(Mirissa - Galle: 1 hour; Galle - Airport: 2 hours and a half)
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.