Beaches of Sri Lanka

(15 day tour)

DAY 01

Airport- Negombo

You will be warmly welcomed by your chauffeur guide at Bandaranaike Airport and transferred to your hotel in Negombo. After check-in, you have time to relax. Your children and you will gain a first impression of Sri Lanka. Jump into the pool, embark on a boat trip on the lagoon or a relaxing beach walk.

DAY 02

Negombo- Galle

Early morning or after breakfast, visit the famous fish market in Negombo, where the busy fishermen sell their catch early in the morning. After breakfast, you will be driven to Galle. On the way, you will take an exciting boat safari through mangrove forests and see jungles like monkeys and crocodiles. In Galle you will explore the charming fort, a centuries-old UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will learn a lot about the exciting life of the Dutch colonialists and discover the lighthouse. You can also watch snake charmers and foolish cliff jumpers. After checking into your hotel in the middle of the fort, there is plenty of free time.

DAY 03

Galle

After a leisurely breakfast, you will be taken to the Unawatuna beach. Swim in the turquoise sea, try to discover turtles and take a beach walk to the Buddhist temple at the end of the bay. There are many water sports activities that are guaranteed for you and your children. On the beach there are plenty of small restaurants and boutiques, which invite you for a leisurely stroll. You can always go back to your hotel in the Galle Fort.

DAY 04

Galle-Weeravila

Today we go to Weeravila. Stay on the way to the southernmost point of Sri Lanka and climb up to the lookout platform of the snow-white Dondra Lighthouse. From there you have a great view of the coast. With a little imagination you can spot the south coast of Australia. Upon arrival at the family-friendly Eco-Lodge in Weeravila, you will receive your luxury tree house. Enjoy nature and spot wild animals. When the heat of the day subsides and the cicada choir begins to chirp, make a camp fire at the nearby beach. Enjoy fresh food before you listen to the sounds of the wilderness from your bed in the tree house

DAY 05

Weeravila

Early in the morning, before sunrise, you will set out for an exciting jeep safari at Yala National Park. They drive deep into the park, home to an exceptionally large number of leopards. With some luck you will see elephants, leopards, lira, crocodiles and other exotic wildlife. There is a picnic for breakfast at the beach. Return to your hotel in noon. In the afternoon take a trip to Kirinda, one of the most beautiful beaches on the south coast. Listen to the legend of Queen Viharamaha Devi, an ancient Sri Lankan heroine and relax at the wild and mostly deserted beach.

DAY 06

Weeravila-Haputale

Alternatively, you can take a boat trip on the lake with the local fishermen or simply relax. Help to eject fish nets and catch the nets that were laid out overnight. Try to fish a fish for today’s lunch, which is prepared for you before departure to Haputale in typical Sri Lankan style. Afterwards drive to Haputale. Your hotel is located right next to a tea plantation. The host family visits the market with you and you buy fresh vegetables. Then air the secrets of the local cuisine and cook together a delicious Sri Lankan dinner. Perhaps your children can also be invited to a round of cricket (Sri Lankan national sport similar to baseball).

DAY 07

Haputale

Early in the morning, head for Horton Plains National Park. Today you will undertake a hike that leads you past waterfalls and spruce forests. In the course you will see the “end of the world”, a steep cliff and with a little luck you meet deer, eagle and other animals of the highlands. Afterwards you will visit a tea factory and learn more about the hard life of the teepflickers. If you are fond of asking, your children can also help with tepflakes and then strengthen themselves with a freshly brewed cup of tea.

DAY 08

Haputale-Kandy

In the morning check out your hotel to go to the train station to Haputale. Take the train to Kandy. The tracks run through the spectacular mountain landscape with tea plantations, gorges and waterfalls. The trip takes place in an air-conditioned panorama train. There is plenty to discover, both for large and small. As refreshment, you will receive a Sri Lankan lunch. After your arrival, visit the Botanical Garden of Peradeniya, which is located on the Mahaveli River. Take a look at the orchid house with over 300 different varieties of orchids.

DAY 09

Kandy

Enjoy a quiet morning. In the late morning, you will visit the world famous tooth temple and learn interesting details about Buddhism in Sri Lanka. You walk around the adjacent lake, see the royal bathhouse and visit the lively market. The rest of the day is at leisure. In the afternoon visit the mahouts of the Millennium Elephant Foundation and help you bathe an elephant in the river and go for an elephant ride. The foundation also includes a small paper factory, where you can observe how high-quality paper products made from elephant ending are produced.

DAY 10

Kandy- Sigirya

Today we go to the cultural triangle of Sri Lanka. On the way you visit a spice garden and see how famous spices, for example pepper and vanilla, grow. Look, smell and feel exotic plant species. Afterwards visit the ancient Dambulla cave temple, a UNESCO world heritage site high up on a rock. The fantastic murals and countless Buddhist statues in the five adjacent caves are really impressive. They look mischievous monkeys and have a great view of the surroundings. Afterwards enjoy the rest of the day in Sigiriya.

DAY 11

Sigirya

Early in the morning, visit the remains of the Royal Palace, built in the 10th century. Halfway up you will see the cave with the famous paintings of the cloud girls. Admire the lions’ paws, discover the palace ruins and enjoy the view. Afterwards we go to the village Hiriwaduna, which is situated on an artificial lake. During an approximately 3-hour period, Hike you will experience the activities of the villagers and observe a rich bird world. In a small catamaran over a river you reach a farm whose owner welcomes you. Afterwards, our path leads through thick bush land, home to many animals such as monkeys, bears and elephants.

DAY 12

Sigirya-Kalpitiya

On to the ancient capital Anuradhapura, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site! On the bike you explore the terrain where you will see many well-preserved stupas, sculptures, palaces and active-used temples. The main attractions are the large Jetavanarama Dagaba, the Sri Maha Bodhi Tree and the Archaeological Museum. The once thriving capital stretches over an area of 50 square kilometers in lush nature and is home to an exotic flora and fauna. Mischievous monkey bands and colorful butterflies will cross your paths. Afterwards, drive to Kalpitiya and check into your beach hotel. Enjoy the free time at the mostly man-less dream beach.

DAY 13 – 14

Kalpitiya

Enjoy your free time at the beach with your family. Relax in your cabana, try out exciting water sports, go snorkeling in the Indian Ocean or watch dolphins. In the evening you can light a camp fire on the beach and listen to the soft sound of the sea.

DAY 15

Kalpitiya-AirPort

After breakfast, we say goodbye to the dream island. With many impressions, you and your family will be on their way to Bandaranaike Airport. We hope it has pleased you in Sri Lanka.

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