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Cheeky Monkeys, Blue Whales and King Coconuts… Family Fun in Sri Lanka

16 days from £6,750 per person

This itinerary features in our Top 10 Family Holidays in Asia

This tour was created for families, young or old, who love little adventures and wildlife wonders. It is the perfect way to spend family time, with enough activities to keep children busy and adults relaxed, whilst experiencing some of the most amazing wildlife in the in Asia.

Begin your Sri Lankan adventure in Negombo; it’s the perfect distance away from the city centre so you can relax after a long flight, but also it has easy access into Colombo to enjoy all of its main highlights. Drive into the beating cultural heart of Sri Lanka and visit some of the country’s most ancient sites; visit Ritigala, a mystically beautiful wonderland of shady forests and quiet pools, and the iconic and impressive citadel, Sigiriya, which rises out of the dense jungle.

From the Cultural Triangle you will head to the east coast, home to some of the best beaches in the country. For a chance to spot two of Sri Lanka’s spectacular Big Five mammals, the blue whale and the sperm whale, head out each morning in search of whales and dolphins. The afternoons will be spent relaxing on the golden sand beaches. For a slightly different experience, the west coast fishing village of Kalpitiya is home to fantastic whale and dolphin sightings, and is rapidly becoming a popular spot for kite surfing.

This is purely a suggested itinerary, it can be booked as it is or used as a starting point for creating your own luxury tailor-made holiday to Sri Lanka. If you'd like to see similar tours, take a look at our favourite Epic Journeys and Family Holidays, as well as our Active, Beach, Wildlife & Safari​ collections.


Itinerary details

16 days from £6,750 per person

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We had a wonderful holiday - everything was perfect. Thank you for helping us to make a thoughtful plan to enjoy and make most out of our trip. The places we visited, the guides, the transportation and driver, the hotels selected... Everything was great!
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- Matthew Nicklin, North India
So many highlights to choose from! The hotels were amazing but Maya Villa was a highlight… I loved just hanging out in the hammock reading my book and watching the peacocks chase the cows!
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