Day 1 Kandy: Arrive at Colombo & transfer
Arrive in Colombo as part of your Sri Lanka family package. As you arrive at Colombo International Airport, a representative will take you to Sigiriya. En-route visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage where you can watch baby elephants being bottle-fed. In the afternoon, resume your journey to Kandy. Check-in at the hotel and relax for some time. You can also explore the nearby shopping areas. After an entertaining day, come back to the hotel and stay for the night. Distance from Colombo to Kandy: 180 km Travel time (Colombo to Sigiriya): Approx. 4 hours Tip: Make sure you wear clothing that covers your legs and shoulders while visiting temples in Sri Lanka. Carry a sarong or a scarf for the same if needed.
Day 2 Nuwara Eliya: A scenic drive to Nuwara Eliya
Visit Nuwara Eliya on Day 2 of your Sri Lanka family package. Post a lavish breakfast, check-out from the hotel as you will head out for Nuwara Eliya. On the way, visit the picturesque Peradeniya Botanical Garden and the tea factory while driving through the winding hills, lush tea estate, and stunning landscapes. Upon your arrival at Nuwara Eliya, check-in at the hotel and relax for a while. In the evening, you can go out to explore the town that looks like England with its fancy houses, fences, and hedges. Overnight stay at the hotel. Distance from Sigiriya to Nuwara Eliya: 165 km Travel time (Sigiriya to Nuwara Eliya): Approx. 4 hours
Day 3 Nuwara Eliya: Leisure day in Nuwara Eliya
As part of your Nuwara Eliya family package, relax with your kids. You can spend the third day of your Sri Lanka holiday at your convenience. Relish a sumptuous spread of fresh breakfast in the morning. After that, you have this whole day at your disposal. You can go out and stroll in the nearby streets, try some local food, visit the strawberry estates, or sit on the shores of Victoria Lake and watch the magnificent sunset from amidst the hills. Overnight stay at the hotel. Tip: For local Indian food in Nuwara Eliya, get to Grand Indian or Sri Ambala.
Day 4 Yala: Jungle safari in Yala National Park
Gear up for Jungle Safari in Yala National Park as part of your family packages Sri Lanka. After a hearty breakfast on the fourth day of your Sri Lanka family tour, check out and set off for Yala National Park. The national park is famous for its leopard and elephant population among other animals. Here you have the opportunity to go on a thrilling Jeep Safari and spot a leopard in the natural habitat. After an adventurous day, check-in at the hotel and stay for the night. Distance from Nuwara Eliya to Yala: 167 km Travel Time (Nuwara Eliya to Yala): Approx. 4 hours Tip: Request for a stay in the national park, while customizing your Sri Lanka tour package (charges extra).
Day 5 Bentota: A day on Bentota beach
Visit Bentota as part of your 7 days Sri Lanka itinerary. Post breakfast, get ready and check-out from the hotel. On the 5th day of your Sri Lanka holiday, travel to Bentota and enjoy the whole day doing fun activities. On your city tour, you will enjoy a boat ride along the Madhu River. Pass islets forested with mangroves on this scenic tour which is both relaxing and interesting. Also visit the Turtle Hatchery, the prime turtle nesting site. Visitors can see huge tanks filled with newborn turtle hatchlings. After being fed, the baby turtles are taken to the sea and released when they are 2-4 days old, usually during the safer hours of darkness. Come back to your hotel in Bentota for a good night’s rest. Distance from Yala to Bentota: 230 km Travel Time (Yala to Bentota): Approx. 4 hours Tip: For Indian food in Bentota, visit Golden Grill or The Villa Cafe.
Day 6 Colombo: Transfer from Bentota to Colombo
Visit the capital city of Colombo on your family holiday in Sri Lanka. Post breakfast, check-out from the hotel, and leave for Colombo. On your way to Colombo, visit a Turtle Hatchery. Watch endangered and newborn turtles under the care of the hatchery. Upon your arrival at Colombo, check-in at the hotel and de-stress for some time. In the evening, you can stroll on the shopping streets or try out the local food. Overnight stay at the hotel. Distance from Colombo to Bentota: 87 km Travel time (Colombo to Bentota): Approx. 1.5 hours Tip: Indians wishing to have some spicy, yummy Biryani in Colombo can get to Sultan Palace.
Day 7 Colombo: Departure from Sri Lanka
Your Sri Lankan family holiday comes to an end. Begin the day on a healthy note with a scrumptious breakfast and spend some time leisurely before your departure. In the afternoon, check-out from the hotel, and you will be transferred to Colombo International Airport to board your flight back to India with sweet memories of your Sri Lanka vacation. Tip: Buy souvenirs for your loved ones from Lakpahana Handicrafts or from Lakphala Emporium.