Beach Vacation

Sri Lanka (Kid's Special)

 Day 01: Upon your arrival, our airport representative will greet you warmly and introduce you to your chauffeur or guide, who will be at your service throughout your stay in our country. Your accommodation is conveniently located near the picturesque Negombo beach. Depending on your energy levels after your journey, you can either explore some of Negombo’s attractions today or head straight to your accommodation to rest, with the option to visit these sites later.

Attractions include:

  • Dutch Canal: Originally built for transporting goods to ships at Negombo’s bustling port, it was a hub for international trade with ancient civilizations such as China, Burma, Rome, and Greece.

  • Agurukaramulla Temple: A must-see in Negombo for its impressive Buddha statue and dragon entrance, which houses ancient murals.

  • Negombo Lagoon: Offers a serene escape and is conveniently located en route.

Feel free to customize your itinerary by discussing your preferences with your chauffeur. Enjoy your stay in Negombo, where you’ll spend the night.

 Day 02: After breakfast in Negombo, embark on a journey to Mirissa, exploring the following highlights:

  • Negombo Fish Market: Start your day with breakfast between 7:00 and 9:00 am before visiting Sri Lanka’s second-largest fish market in Negombo.

  • Colombo City Tour: Discover the heart of Colombo by visiting the National Museum, Galle Face Green, the Fort area, and the serene Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple.

  • Madu River: Explore the Madu Ganga Wetland, a 915-hectare ecosystem with 770 hectares underwater—journey downstream to uncover 36 islands nestled within.

  • Turtle Hatchery: Learn about the five species of sea turtles that frequent Sri Lanka’s South Coast, contributing to the global tally of eight species.

  • Galle Fort: Step back into the 17th century at the Galle Fort World Heritage Site, a historical marvel against the backdrop of the ocean, showcasing signs of wear but retaining its charm.

  • Stilt Fishermen’s Village: Witness the unique tradition of stilt fishing, a picturesque scene of fishermen balancing on poles over the reef, and an optional visit.

Please communicate with your chauffeur if you prefer to skip any destinations. The journey concludes with an overnight stay in Mirissa, ensuring a memorable experience through Sri Lanka’s rich culture and natural beauty.

 Day 03: After breakfast, embark on a journey from Mirissa to the lush landscapes of Haputale’s Green Hills, where you can explore the following attractions en route:

  • Udawalawe National Park (Breakfast from 07:00 – 09:00 am): Renowned for its significant population of wild Asian Elephants, Udawalawe is a must-visit. With around 500 elephants, sightings of large herds are common, making it a premier location for elephant enthusiasts.

  • Elephant Transit Home: Pair your visit to Udawalawe National Park with a stop at the Elephant Transit Home to witness orphaned elephants being nurtured back to health. This unique experience often includes sightings of former residents thriving in their natural habitat within the park.

Remember, these attractions are optional; feel free to customize your journey by informing your driver of any changes. Your adventure concludes with an overnight stay in Haputale.

Day 04: Experience a leisurely morning in Haputale [Breakfast from 07:00 to 09:00 am]. This charming hillside town captivates with its tranquil ambience and myriad activities. Surrounded by lush tea plantations, it has swiftly become a beloved destination in Sri Lanka. Explore the area with brief sightseeing tours and relish in the serene surroundings. Your three-night accommodation in a luxurious 4-star hotel awaits, complete with a swimming pool for family enjoyment. [Overnight stay in Haputale].

Day 05: Indulge in a delightful breakfast before embarking on your exploration of Haputale’s captivating sights:

  1. Lipton’s Seat: Enjoy breakfast from 07:00 to 09:00 am before ascending to Lipton’s Seat, a breathtaking viewpoint atop Poonagala Mountain. Offering a panoramic vista comparable to World’s End at Horton Plains, it stands over 1950 meters high, providing a thrilling 360-degree perspective.

  2. Dambatenne Tea Factory: Among the renowned tea estates surrounding Haputale, Dambatenne stands out as a prominent processing centre. Once inhabited by Sir Thomas J. Lipton himself, the factory preserves its century-old machinery, offering a glimpse into the region’s rich tea heritage.

  3. Upper Diyaluma Falls: Discover the majestic Diyaluma Ella Falls, the third tallest waterfall in Sri Lanka at 171 meters. Accessible via the “Upper Diyaluma” trail, this family-friendly hike leads to a picturesque bathing spot, promising a refreshing retreat amid nature’s splendour.

  4. Adisham Monastery: Experience serenity at Adisham, a tranquil religious retreat nestled amidst sweeping mountain vistas. Originally the residence of Sir Thomas Villiers, its history echoes tales of resilience and grandeur, providing a haven for peace seekers.

Remember, these attractions are optional, and you can customize your itinerary accordingly. Inform your chauffeur of your preferences as you enjoy your overnight stay in Haputale.

Day 06: Following a delightful breakfast at Haputale Hotel, venture towards Kandy, taking in the sights and attractions along the route. Alternatively, embark on a scenic train journey departing from Haputale railway station at 10:15. Booking for observation cabin tickets is recommended at least a month in advance.

Explore the local market in the highlands between 7:00 am and 9:00 am for authentic traditional products. Nuwara Eliya offers a quaint selection crafted by locals, perfect for outdoor activities; remember to bundle up with thick clothing.

Indulge in horse riding or a thrilling boat ride at Gregory’s Lake, offering a refreshing experience amidst nature’s beauty. Don’t miss the majestic Ramboda Falls, one of Sri Lanka’s largest waterfalls, located in the highlands of Nuwara Eliya.

These attractions are conveniently en route to Kandy, and you can skip any that don’t pique your interest. Just inform your chauffeur. Enjoy an overnight stay in Kandy.

Day 07: After savouring your breakfast, explore the following attractions in Kandy:

  1. Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic: Immerse yourself in the serene atmosphere of this Buddhist temple, home to the sacred tooth of Buddha.

  2. Royal Botanical Garden: Wander through the lush Peradeniya Royal Botanical Garden, established in the 18th century, featuring a stunning Orchid house with over 300 varieties.

  3. Kandy Market & Shopping: Experience the vibrant hustle and bustle of Kandy’s market, where you can find fresh produce, spices, handicrafts, and jewellery.

  4. Geological Museum & Workshop: Discover Sri Lanka’s renowned gemstones and watch raw stones being transformed into exquisite gems at the showroom.

  5. Kandy Cultural Dance: Enjoy a captivating display of traditional Sri Lankan dances, showcasing the country’s rich cultural heritage.

Feel free to customize your itinerary and inform your chauffeur of any preferences. [ Overnight stay in Kandy ].

Day 08: Indulge in a hearty breakfast before embarking on an adventure-filled day at Kithugala, known for its thrilling water sports. Return to your Kandy hotel later in the evening.

Your day begins with an exhilarating white water rafting experience on the Kelani River, navigating through exciting rapids. Safety is paramount, with expert instructors guiding you through the journey.

For those preferring a gentler ride, kayaking along the serene stretches of the river offers a peaceful exploration of the surrounding nature.

Thrill-seekers can try abseiling down a waterfall, providing an adrenaline-pumping descent into the refreshing waters below. Safety equipment is provided for an unforgettable family experience.

Further excitement awaits at Kataran-Oya, where sliding down waterfalls and daring jumps into crystal-clear pools test your courage. After these unforgettable activities, rejuvenate with a refreshing dip.

Please note that these attractions are optional, and you can customize your itinerary accordingly with your chauffeur. Enjoy your overnight stay in Kandy.

Day 09: After a delightful breakfast at the Kandy Hotel, as you journey towards Trincomalee, seize the opportunity to explore captivating sights along the route:

  • Muthumari Amman Hindu Temple: A revered site for Hindu and Buddhist communities, where Muthumari Amman and goddess Pattini are worshipped for rain, fertility, and health.

  • Spice & Herbal Garden: Delve into Sri Lanka’s ancient medical traditions predating 1802 AC, showcasing medicinal plants like Cinnamon, Cardamom, Pepper, Cloves, and Coffee.

  • Dambulla Cave Temple: Dating back to the 1st century, this remarkable complex houses 150+ Buddha images, including a majestic 15-meter colossal figure, with cave inscriptions from the 2nd Century BC.

  • Minneriya National Park: Witness the awe-inspiring gathering of Asian Elephants, with herds of up to 300 elephants congregating within the 8,890-hectare park, making it the most significant meeting place of its kind globally.

Feel free to skip any attraction if it doesn’t pique your interest. Just inform your chauffeur accordingly. Enjoy your overnight stay in Trincomalee Nilaveli.

Day 10: Enjoy a relaxed morning at Nilaveli Beach [ Breakfast from 07:00 to 09:00 am ].

Nilaveli: Discover the stunning white sandy shores perfect for surfing, diving, and snorkelling. Off the coast lies the renowned Pigeon Island, while you’ll find the striking Red Rock Beach to the north. Nilaveli stands out as one of Sri Lanka’s most exquisite beach destinations. [ Spend the night in Nilaveli ].

Day 11: Have a blast with the little ones at Nilaveli Beach or on a half-day excursion.

Catch the whales and dolphins: [Grab your takeaway breakfast and depart from the hotel at 6:00 am].

Embark on an early half-day adventure for a chance to spot whales or dolphins, departing from the harbour at 6:00 am. [Subject to weather conditions] [Stay overnight in Nilaveli].

Day 12: After indulging in a hearty breakfast, explore the following must-see attractions in Trincomalee:

  1. Marble Beach: Its crystal-clear waters and gentle waves offer a serene bathing experience, perfect for a relaxing morning dip.

  2. Pigeon Island National Park: Dive into the underwater wonders of Pigeon Island National Park, renowned for its vibrant marine life, ideal for both snorkelling and scuba diving adventures.

  3. Koneswaram Kovil: Situated atop Swami Rock, Koneswaram Kovil stands as a majestic Hindu temple, captivating visitors with its stunning architecture and nightly rituals.

  4. Hot Water Springs at Kanniya: Discover tranquillity at the seven hot springs of Kanniya, enclosed within peaceful walls, for a rejuvenating experience.

Remember, these attractions are optional stops along your journey, so feel free to customize your itinerary with your chauffeur. Enjoy your overnight stay in Trincomalee’s enchanting Nilaveli.

Day 13: Indulge in a delightful breakfast before embarking on your journey from Trincomalee to Negombo. Along the way, take in the sights and attractions:

  • Explore the charming Hiriwadunna village, where you can enjoy a cart journey and a serene canoe ride on the lake. Experience Sri Lankan cooking demonstrated by a local woman and savour a delicious local lunch. [Breakfast from 07:00 to 09:00 AM]

  • Visit the iconic Sigiriya Rock fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site dating back to the 5th century. Marvel at its breathtaking setting and optional climb.

Afterwards, settle in for an overnight stay in Negombo.

Day 14: Adjust your hotel departure time according to your flight schedule. If your return flight is in the evening, consider extending your stay for a few extra hours. [ Enjoy breakfast from 7:00 to 9:00 am. ]

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