Family friendly Tour of Sri Lanka – 6 nights, option II

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 – 3hours 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 Udawalawe National Park Entrance and be driven to the campsite inside the Udawalawe national Park – 6hour drive approximately
  • Lunch at the Camp
  • Afternoon Game Drive from 3 pm to 6 pm
  • BBQ Dinner and overnight stay at the Campsite

Day 06

  • Early morning Game Drive from 6 am to 10 am
  • Breakfast at the Camp
  • Be driven to the Park gate for check out
  • Transfer to Negombo- 5 ½ hour drive approximately
  • Overnight stay at Ranweli Holiday Village in Waikkal

Day 07

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Transfer to Airport for departure – 20 minutes drive approximately

From US$ 1065

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

  • Feeding and bathing an Elephant in Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
  • Village experience in Kandy
  • Nature trail, river bath and waterfall hike in Kandy
  • Rice fields visit in Kandy
  • Seeing Elephants Udawalawe National Park

Accommodation and meals during this trip (For 2 Adults)

  • 1 night in Cinnamon Grand Hotel in Colombo on bed and breakfast basis
  • 3 nightsat Polwaththa Eco Lodgeon full board basis
  • 1 night Udawalawe camping on all inclusive basis
  • 1 night at Ranweli Holiday Village inWaikkal on bed and breakfast basis