Explorer the city limits
Sri Lanka is the perfect country to travel with children. The distance between one location and another is not time consuming and hectic. The kids would have many activities to take part in !We know (from experience) that if the children are not enjoying their holiday then neither are the parents. Feeding a baby elephant with a bottle of milk, snorkeling on our reefs or simply enjoying our warm seas are few of the activities we are certain your kids would enjoy!. There are whales passing by our paradise and our national parks are teeming with peacocks, elephants and even leopards!. Arrival & transfer to an beach hotel nearby. Dinner & Overnight stay at Marawila beach hotel.
After breakfast enjoy an excursion to Negombo & Muthurajawella. You would enjoy a boat trip in the morning to the (Negombo City Tour Fishing Village visit) Negombo Fishing village, which is the center of the islands fishing community. It is largely Roman Catholic by faith, with huge imposing churches down almost every street. The sea & the catamarans are the backdrop to the Negombo scenery. Muthurajawella Boat Trip (Boat Hire with Maximum 6 clients) and Entrance Ticket for the Nature Reserve. The name Muthurajawella can be translated in to English simply as the swamp of Royal TreasureÂ. Treasures of kings in the olden days are believed to be buried in this area. Muthurajawella Marsh is situated towards the southern part of Negombo. The boundaries are the lagoon coastal eco system, and Kelaniya River. Muthurajawella bears staggering species of flora and fauna, species of birds, water birds such as herons, egrets in abundance in the lagoon and the marsh as well as different species of fish. Muthurajawella marsh has been declared as a sanctuary by the government due it vast bio diversity. In the evening relax freely and enjoy a savoury dinner. Stay overnight at the beach hotel.
After Breakfast travel to the Sigiriya region enroute to Habarana enjoy an Elephant Back Jungle Safari (with safari tickets) (Habarana for an elephant back safari). Spend sometime with the elephant and enjoy an joy ride in the Habarana Jungle where you will have ample opportunities to take photographs of birds, animals and reptiles. Elephant Safari is a tour that will take you along the forest trail, across the river, through the village and back to your lodging all on an elephants back. Installation at the hotel. In the early afternoon enjoy the Minneriya Wild Park Safari ( Jeep Hire and Park Entrance) . The National Park area, which is mainly the catchments area, was initially declared as a sanctuary in 1938. The vegetation of this area consists of mainly dry mixed evergreen forest and much of Sri Lankan wildlife, including elephants are found here. Enjoy a delicious dinner & stay overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast visit the Sigiriya Rock – Entrance Ticket needed and then climb the rock of Sigiriya. The history of Sigiriya dates back to over 5000 thousand years, to the Mesolithic period. One of Sri Lankas major attractions and a World Heritage Site, Sigiriya (Lion Rock) came into prominence in the 5th century AD, the rock and the colossal plan of the royal palace, water gardens and fortifications, is entirely fascinating. The site seeing of Polonnaruwa City Tour – Entrance Ticket. You can visit the city by hiring bicycles or vehicles however its an enjoyable trip for young children!. Visit Pollonnaruwa the 2nd capital of the Sinhalese kings dating back to the 11th & 12th century A.D. The entire landscape of the region is punctuated by huge man-made reservoirs, the most famous of which is the Parakrama Samudra Numerous monuments are found in this city. Enjoy dinner & stay overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast visit the Dambulla Rock Cave Temple but the family must purchase (Entrance Tickets). The Rock cave temple of Dambulla is a vast isolated rock mass of 500 ft and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.The view from the top of the rock is a breathtaking. After breakfast visit the Sigiriya Rock – Entrance Ticket needed and then climb the rock of Sigiriya. The history of Sigiriya dates back to over 5000 thousand years, to the Mesolithic period. The rock is a breathtaking 350 ft above ground with a series of five caves. The frescoes on the walls and ceiling of the rock could be dated to the 15th – 18th centuries. Pay a visit to the Matale Spice Garden. Free visit included in the Program you will be introduced to a variety of plants; various parts of those that are used as spices. The tour is an informative one for those interested in cooking, curious about the assorted use of Spices and its herbal value. Children keen in Plants and Botany will be naturally interested in this educational visit and they could view many different types of SriLankan spices. A Batik Factory Stopover This visit would give an overview of the practical procedure of the Batik Handicraft from plain clothes to completed fabric containing immaculate and intricate Designs. Pay a visit with your family to the Sacred Tooth Relic Temple & Cultural Dance Show- Entrance Ticket. Sacred Tooth Relic Temple is the most revered temple in SriLanka by the Buddhists. Enjoy the famous Kandyan Cultural Program too. The famous show starts in the evening and runs for more than 1 hr. The skills of the traditional musicians of Kandy, their drums and dance is extremely entertaining. After the show there are several kinds of dances and there is a fire walking show too. Enjoy dinner & stay overnight in the hotel.
After breakfast pay a free visit to a tea plantation and a tea factory in Sri Lanka. It is one of the worlds largest exporters of tea. At the Tea Factory you can witness the manufacture of the world famous Ceylon tea then Peradeniya Royal Botanical Garden- Entrance Ticket necessary. The Royal botanical gardens of Peradeniya, which is well, known for its large variety of plants which have ornamental, decorative, useful & medicinal properties.More than 4000 species include indigenous and introduced plants. The garden is best known for its collection of orchids the largest in Asia. Enjoy a free site seeing tour of the Kandy City and pay a visit to the museum- Entrance Ticket necessary ( Closes by 16:00hrs). The most prominent landmark of Kandy is its lake which is in the center of the city. Enjoy dinner & the overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast pay a visit to the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage -Entrance Ticket needed. The orphanage was established to feed nurse & house young elephants abandoned by their mothers. During the drought period the young ones often fall into pits and ravines in their quest for water. You could feed baby elephants milk by the bottles here. Proceed to the Beach Hotel and relax at your own pace. Stay overnight at the beach hotel.
Relax leisurely at the beach hotel with Breakfast & stay overnight. (Optional) Colombo City tour can be arranged free of charge for half a day. Please advise us early to make arrangements.
After Breakfast transfer to the airport and the Room is available until 12h00. If time permits you and your family can visit Colombo & do some last minute shopping and then transfer to the airport.
Meals included – Breakfast