10 Days 9 Nights
Tour Type
Vacation Tour
Group Size
Tour Guide
Sri Lanka

Family Exotic


Family holidays are all about spending time with your loved ones whilst also having the opportunity to enjoy precious time with yourselves. Whether you seek a relaxing beach holiday, fun-filled adventure, a slice of an exotic paradise, or somewhere closer to home, Ceylon Discovery Tours offers a fabulous holiday that caters to all of your family’s needs.

Sri Lanka’s endless carpet of golden sand lapped by crystal-clear aquamarine waters offers blissful relaxation for the whole family. However, with its rich heritage, a plethora of cultural treasuresstunning scenery, and incredible wildlife, this exotic island offers families the chance to venture beyond the beach and embark on unforgettable adventures.

Duration: 10 Days / 9 Nights Tour 1200US$ per Peron

Tour Highlights 

  • Polonnaruwa ruined Capital – UNESCO World Heritage
  • Sigiriya Rock Fortress – UNESCO World Heritage
  • Village Safari tour (Bullock Cart, Tuk Tuk & Canoe Rides, and Village House Cookery lesson) ∙ Elephant Back Ride in Haberene/Sigiriye
  • Dambulla Cave Temple – UNESCO World Heritage
  • Kandy City Tour
  • Royal Botanical Gardens at Peradeniya
  • Tea Factory visit in Hill Country
  • Train drive in Hill Country
  • Elephant Transit Home at Udewalewe
  • Elephant Safari at Udewalewe National Park
  • Overnight camping in the Udewalewe National Park
  • Relax on the beach on the south coast (Mirisse/ Koggale /Unewatune)
  • Live Moonstone mine at Mitiyagode
  • Sea Turtle Hatchery at Kosgode
  • Shopping in Colombo

Day 01: Arrival: Air Port to Negambo 

Arrival at Bandaranaike International Ari Port and transfer to Hotel in  Negambo. 

Dinner & Overnight stay at a Hotel in Negambo


Day 02: Negambo / Polonnaruwa / Dambulla 

After breakfast leave for Polonnaruwa and visit Polonnaruwa’s ruined city – UNESCO World Heritage site, the second kingdom of Ancient Sinhalese became Sri Lanka’s royal medieval capital in 10th c AD and remained the capital until the late 13th  century. Today, the ancient city’s ruins remain in remarkably good nick; huge Palaces, Monastic  complexes, Giant Stupas, Hospitals, Image Houses, etc. The most impressive are the ancient  sculptures of the Buddha at the Gal Vihara cut into Granite stone dating back to the middle of the 12th  century. 

Dinner & overnight stay at a Hotel in Dambulla


Day 03: Dambulle / Sigiriye / Dambulle 

After breakfast, visit UNESCO World Heritage Site Sigiriya; the lion rock, a rock fortress-cum royal palace complex of 5thc AD, was created  by king Kashyape who committed patricide and made the rock his hideout in order to stay away from his half-brother who sought vengeance. This king not only fortified his stronghold but also added to it artistic beauty with water gardens, pavilions, courtyards, summer houses, etc. About two hours can happily be spent walking through its water gardens, and then up the steep steps – either hewn out of the rock or on circular iron staircases – past the frescoes. You will be in no rush to abandon the spectacular views at the  summit Evening, do a Village Safari tour. Here you can experience the village life of remote Sri Lanka, tasting  a simple home-cooked meal while witnessing a cooking demonstration at a village house. There you will  be transported by Bullock cart to the village before walking through the paddy fields & jungle pathways and enjoying a canoe ride in a reservoir. In the end, you will have a funny Tuk Tuk ride around the  village. surly, while the activities here, give you an unforgettable, amusing experience for the entire family. 

Dinner & overnight stay at the same Hotel in Dambulla


Day 04: Dambulla to Kandy 

After breakfast go on an elephant back safari at Habarana; set amidst the natural wilderness and serene lakes Habarane is the ideal place for this  adventurous fun experience. The jungle trek on an elephant  back accompanied by the mahout – the elephant handler – you set off for a  ride of a lifetime along jungle paths and across shallow rivers would give  great fun for your whole family. Then proceed to Kandy. En-route visit the Cave Temple at Dambulla where a large number of Buddha statues are housed in 5 caves, including a 14-meter-long, colossal  figure of the recumbent Buddha carved out of the rock, the caves’ rock ceiling covered in one large sweep  of colorful frescoes. It is the best place to see the classical Buddhist paintings & murals of the island. 

The evening reaches Kandy and sees the Cultural Show. Kandy, the capital of the hill country, was the last seat  of Sinhalese kings who ceded power to the British in1815 after many battles with the western colonial forces,  still remains much of its old world charm and traditions of the Sri Lankan lifestyle, At the Cultural Show, can enjoy the Dancers & Drums of Traditional Artist with their magical Firewalking. 

Dinner & Overnight stay at Hotel in Kandy


Day 05: Kandy to Nuwere Eliye

After breakfast leave for sightseeing in Kandy city-UNESCO World  Heritage site; including Upper Lake Drive, picturesque premises of  the University of Peradeniya, and Observe the glorious Architecture of  that period. Visiting Art & Craft Centers, Gem Lapidary to see the rich  skills of Kandian Traditional Craftsmen & Artists. And afterward, visit Royal Botanical Gardens at Peradeniya; the Botanical Gardens at Peradeniya used to be the pleasure garden of a  Kandyan King of the 16th Century and was later made into a Botanical Garden during the British regime. This garden; one of the best in Asia is a place of beauty and a site for bird watchers. 

Afterward, leave for Nuwara Eliya and en route visit to a Tea Factory with rolling tea gardens. The journey goes via crashing waterfalls & stunning landscapes and reaches Nuwere Eliye in the evening: Nuwara  Eliya also known as Little England is where the homesick British (The Tea Planters) built themselves a  home away from home. 

Dinner & Overnight stay at a hotel in Nuwara Eliya


Day 06: Kandy to Elle 

After breakfast leave for Elle by a train passing densely covered tea  plantations, remote villages, and spectacular waterfalls, the train  journey from Nuwara eliye to Elle often stands out as one of Sri Lanka’s  most unforgettable journeys. Ella is a beautiful small village in Sri Lanka’s hill country with little more  than a handful of shops, hotels, and guesthouses, but it has an almost  perfect climate and occupies a very scenic vantage point, with views on a  

fine day stretching right across the South Coast of Sri Lanka. 

Dinner & overnight stay at a hotel in Elle


Day 07: Elle to Udewalewe 

After breakfast leave for Udewalewe and visit Elephant Transit  Home which cares for babies & Young Orphaned and injured elephants from all  over Sri Lanka. After rehabilitation, the elephants are released back into the wild, many into the Uda Walawe National Park. At the time of research 64  elephants had been rehabilitated at the Elephant Transit Home and  subsequently released. A boisterous group of around 30 juvenile and teenage pachyderms gets fed four times a day. You can’t get up close and personal with the elephants, but feeding time is still a lot of fun. 

Evening, Safari drive in Udawalawe National Park for dry zone birds and Elephants. The Park is one of  the guaranteed and is probably the best place to see wild herds of Elephants, consisting of tightly-knit  family groups of up to four generations of related adult and sub-adult females and young. Look for dry zone birds, which include Little Green Bee-Eater, Malabar Pied Hornbill & Blue-faced Malkoha. 

Dinner & Overnight stay in Camps at Udewalwew National Park


Day 08: Udewalewe to Galle

After breakfast leaves for Galle and relaxes on the beach in the evening. Galle, the capital of southern Sri Lanka, consists of delightful coral-protected bays with stunning tropical sandy beaches. Stilt fishermen along the coastal line are one of the main attractions there. 

Dinner & Overnight stay at a Hotel at Koggale or Unawatuna


Day 09: Galle to Colombo 

After breakfast, leave for Colombo. En route to visit Live Moonstone Mine  at Metiyagode, the village boasts 10 mines which have been the most important source for top quality blue moonstone since it was discovered here in 1906. 

Next visit to sea turtles at the Kosgoda Turtle Conservation  Project which is a pioneering effort in conserving the endangered Marine  Turtle species that come to nest along the west coast of the island. The process of marine turtles nesting, hatchlings being born, and swimming back to sea is a phenomenal  ritual that is fascinating to observe. Evening reaching to Colombo and visiting main shopping places around the city. 

Dinner & Overnight stay at a hotel in Colombo


Day 10: Departures – Colombo to Air Port 

Leave for Airport for Departure (According to your flight times) 


Tour Includes 

  • Accommodation on a 3-star hotel HB basis (breakfast & dinner)
  • Transportation in an A/C Car (Up to 02 Pax) / A/C Micro van (03 – 06 Pax)/A/C Mini coach (06- 12Pax)
  • Airport Transfers.
  • Entrance tickets & fees for all activities mentioned above
  • Jeeps for safaris were mentioned
  • Government Taxes.

Tour Excludes 

  • Tips and porterage.
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Lunch & Beverages
  • Flights & Visas
  • Early check-in & Early checkout charges Optional Activities

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