Family friendly Tour of Sri Lanka – 9 nights, Option III

Day 01

  • Arrival in Colombo International Airport and meet with our representative at the arrival lounge
  • Transfer to capital city Colombo – 1 hour drive approximately
  • Overnight stay in Cinnamon Grand Hotel in Colombo

Day 02

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Transfer to Pinnawala – 3 hours drive approximately
  • See bathing Elephants in the river, feed a baby Elephant at the Orphanage and bathe an Elephant in the river
  • Transfer to Kandy – 1 ½ hours drive approximately
  • Dinner and overnight stay at Polwaththa Eco Lodge in the outskirts of Kandy. Polwaththa Eco Lodge is an off the beaten track eco lodge where you could taste “Back to nature” experience

Day 03

  • Breakfast at the lodge
  • Trek in the village with One of the rained Village Guides through quaint villages, show you the traditional village lifestyle and how they attend to their household chores. The walk also includes a look at the different vegetables, fruits and spices that are locally grown such as Cocoa, Pepper, Cloves, Nutmeg, Vanilla... and how jaggery (local sugar) is made from the flower of the Kithul tree. The village walks ends with a river swim where you can mingle with locals washing their clothes and dipping their heads in the water or chose to swim in what some may call your private natural swimming pool. A new addition is a newly found waterfall which includes a 1km walk through a jungle
  • Lunch at the lodge or picnic lunch
  • Relax in the afternoon at the lodge
  • Dinner and overnight stay at Polwaththa Eco Lodge

Day 04

  • Breakfast at the lodge
  • Visit the ancient village of Mediwake where you will be taken through terraced rice fields and be shown how rice is cultivated and harvested. For those who dare to get down in the mud, you can take charge of the water buffalo and experience traditional farming, hands-on. The best time to trek through the rice fields is between July-September and February-April when there is a wonderful tint of green all round. Rice is mostly planted in June/July & December/January and harvested in October and May where water buffaloes are still used, as done for centuries
  • Lunch at the lodge or picnic lunch
  • Dinner and overnight stay at Polwaththa Eco Lodge

Day 05

  • Breakfast at the lodge
  • Transfer to Kandy railway station
  • Get on board to the train to Haputale (02.17 pm) from Kandy railway station at 08.42 am. This is known as one of the most scenic train trips in the world
  • The driver will receive you atHaputale railway station and will transfer you to Viharagala Estate Bungalow which was originally built in 1876 in 12 acres of lawn, landscaped garden and 25 acres of tea land.
  • Overnight stay at Viharagala Estate Bungalow

Day 06

  • Breakfast at the Bungalow
  • Transfer to Horton Plains- 1 ½ hour drive approximately
  • Visit Horton Plains National Park for a nature trail of 4 hours to see Baker’s waterfall and World’s end point
  • Overnight stay at Viharagala Estate Bungalow

Day 07

  • Breakfast at the Bungalow
  • Transfer to Yala- 3 ½ hour drive approximately
  • Meet with our crew at 12 noon at Yala Junction and be driven in to Yala Safari Camp
  • Lunch at the Camp
  • Evening Game Drive
  • BBQ Dinner and overnight stay at the Camp

Day 08

  • Early morning Game Drive
  • Breakfast at the Camp
  • Check out
  • Transfer to Mirissa- 3 ½ hour drive approximately
  • Dinner & overnight stay at Paradise Beach Club Hotel in Mirissa

Day 09

  • 3 to 5 hour whale watching trip in the Indian Ocean with picnic breakfast. The boat will leave from Mirissa Harbor at 6.30 am
  • Overnight stay at Paradise Beach Club Hotel in Mirissa

Day 10

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Airport transfer- 3 hour drive approximately

From US$ 1433

Per person on double sharing basis


We can tailor this trip to suit your requirements

Any aspect of the itinerary can be altered, from excursions to accommodation


The rate includes,

  • Accommodation in mentioned hotels
  • Meals as per mentioned meal plans
  • Air conditioned transfers with an English speaking chauffeur guide
  • All mentioned activities and park entrance fees

Prices may vary plus/minus depending on the season

Places of visit during this trip

Key highlights of this trip

  • Nature trails in Sigiriya
  • Stream bath and trek in Sigiriya
  • Country side cycling in Sigiriya
  • Climbing Sigiriya Rock Fortress
  • Explore about the cultivations at Jim's farm Villa
  • Do a river cruise to explore the unique ecosystem around the mangroves with a naturalist at Ranweli Holiday Village
  • Craft Demonstrations in a local village near Ranweli Holiday Village.

Accommodation and meals during this trip (For 2 Adults)

  • 1 night at Cinnamon Grand Hotel in Colombo on Bed and Breakfast basis
  • 3 nights at Polwaththa Eco Lodge on Full Boardbasis
  • 2 nights at Viharagala Estate Bungalow on Bed and Breakfast basis
  • 1 night Yala camping on All inclusive basis
  • 2 nights at Paradise Beach Club Hotel in Mirissa on Half Board basis