Sri Lanka - Island Explorer, Family Adventure

Sri Lanka, Family, 14 days - from $1,975 (land only)

FamilyWildlife & Safari

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

Trainers/Sneakers

Sandals or wading shoes (for the rafting)

Socks

Underwear

Trekking trousers

Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants

Shorts

Thermal baselayer shirts

T-shirts and/or casual shirts

Loose-fitting, long-sleeved shirt

Light fleece jacket or warm jumper

Waterproof jacket

Sunhat with wide brim

Warm hat

Eyewear – Sunglasses

Swimwear

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

Small towel

Antibacterial handwash

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:

Spare laces

Travel clothes

Buff or scarf (for dusty jeep roads in the National Park)

Wetwipes

Trekking poles

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.

Note

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.

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