Sri Lanka - Island Explorer
Sri Lanka, Family, 14 days - from £1,295 (land only) - from €1,555 (land only) - from $2,135 (land only)
- See elephant and leopard on a jeep safari
- Visit orphaned baby elephants
- Explore the rock fortress of Sigiriya
- Meet a Buddhist monk
- Beach fun on the Indian Ocean
Setting out to explore Sri Lanka's great variety, on this family adventure holiday to Sri Lanka we see many of its most colourful attractions - towering waterfalls, spice gardens, Indian Ocean beaches, historic towns and some of the Buddhist world's most remarkable temples. After a village walk and a visit to the amazing rock fortress at Sigiriya, we travel to the ‘hill-capital' of Kandy, where we have the chance to make our own souvenir batik. We then head up to Newara Eliya, to visit a tea plantation and hike to the dramatic viewpoint at World's End. We also visit the orphaned baby elephants at the Elephant Transit home. Jeep safaris at Udawalawe and Yala take us close to wild elephants and maybe even an elusive leopard, before we round off this great holiday with 2 days at the coast for surf, sand and optional watersports.
Is this holiday for you?
Suitable for children of 6 years and upwards.
Designed with children in mind, this trip includes a number of short hikes and sightseeing visits. The longest walks will take just 3 or 4 hours, with lots of stops to rest and enjoy the ever-changing scenery. We will be walking on generally good trails, on tracks and pathways through tea plantations and between villages. The holiday also includes a short whitewater rafting trip and all participants should be able to swim. We also have jeep safari's and a visit to the elephant transit home to see baby orphans. With a day at the beach at the end to enjoy the Indian Ocean.