Sri Lanka - Island Explorer, Family Adventure
Sri Lanka, Family, 14 days - from £1,095 (land only) - from €1,535 (land only) - from $1,780 (land only)
The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your baggage to a minimum.
You must bring the following items:
Walking boots, or study, comfortable walking shoes for children
Sandals or wading shoes (for the rafting)
Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants
Thermal baselayer shirts
T-shirts and/or casual shirts
Loose-fitting, long-sleeved shirt
Light fleece jacket or warm jumper
Sunhat with wide brim
Daypack c.20 to 30 litres (2000 2200 cu in) (depending on how much of the kids' stuff you need to carry)
Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
Water bottles 2 x 1 Litre (2 x quart)
Selection of dry bags (to keep trek bag contents dry)
Washbag and toiletries
Headtorch / headlamp with spare batteries
Basic First Aid Kit Antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Immodium), painkillers, plasters (band-aids), and blister treatment, Insect repellent (DEET), antihistamine cream and tablets, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets and multi-vitamin tablets are a good idea.
The following items are optional:
Buff or scarf (for dusty jeep roads in the National Park)
Pocket-knife (note: always pack sharp objects in hold baggage)
Repair kit (eg. needle, thread, duct tape)
Small padlock (to lock your KE trek bag)
Camera, media, spare batteries
Toys / games / books / a football etc.
At religious sites it is necessary to cover shoulders and wear long trousers or a skirt that extends below the knees. You also have to remove hats and shoes. The stone floors can be very hot so it is a good idea to take a pair of socks that you can put on when visiting temples.