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Uga Jungle Beach HERO

Family Vacation in Sri Lanka

Unforgettable beach & culture family holiday to Sri Lanka

This action-packed family adventure takes in the best of Sri Lanka, its cultural highlights, its beautiful beaches, and its wildlife. Four stops around the island, including the cities of Kandy and Colombo, the remote East Coast, and the Cultural Triangle, will allow the family to fully appreciate all that the country has to offer. The family will learn more about Sri Lankan cultural heritage and experience plenty of fun-filled outdoor adventures.

The first stop will be the Buddhist hill city of Kandy staying at Kings Pavilion, a boutique hotel in the mountains outside the city. Here you will visit the famous Temple of the Tooth, housing the relic of the tooth of the Buddha. Then it’s time to head to Uga Jungle Resort, a remote resort on a near-deserted beach on the island’s barely inhabited north-eastern coast. The area offers a plethora of significant historical sites, cultural hotspots, and wildlife sanctuaries. The kids will love the boat trip to Pigeon Island, a veritable open-air aquarium, and the chance to see dolphins and whales (in season). There will be plenty of swimming and snorkeling too. Next stop, the Cultural Triangle, staying in the eco-boutique hotel Ulagalla. Set amongst rice paddies, it’s the perfect spot to return to after climbing the UNESCO Sigiriya Rock Fortress, exploring the Dambulla Cave Temple or cycling the backroads of Anuradhapura with a historian visiting 3 famous temples. The area isn’t all about culture, there’s also the chance to see Asian elephants on game drives to nearby parks. Before flying out you will stay a night in the capital Colombo and experience a unique street food walk.

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Itinerary Details

Day-by-day

Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Bandaranaike International Airport

Kings Pavillion Suite
Kings Pavillion Junior Suite Bathroom
Kings Pavilion Deluxe Room 2
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Day 1 - 3

Arrive at Bandaranaike International Airport where you will be transferred the approximately 3.5-hour drive to Kandy.

  • 2 nights

Kings Pavilion
Half Board | Junior Suite
Sri Lanka

Kings Pavilion Deluxe Room
Uga Jungle Beach Cluster Cabin Exterior
Uga Jungle Beach Beach Dining
Uga Jungle Beach Beach
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Day 3 - 6

Today you will be driven the approximately 3.5-hour drive to Trincomalee on the East Coast.

  • 3 nights

Uga Jungle Beach
Half Board | Beach Cabin
Sri Lanka

Uga Jungle Beach Beach Cabin Interior
Uga Ulagalla Breakfast setup
Uga Ulagalla Private Dining Experience
Uga Ulagalla Kayaking
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Day 6 - 9

Today you will depart with your driver to the cultural region of Dambulla which is approximately a 3.5-hour drive.

  • 3 nights

Uga Ulagalla
Half Board | Ulagalla Pool Villa with Extra Beds
Sri Lanka

Uga Ulagalla Ulagalla Villa Bedroom
UGA Residence Pool
UGA Residence Bar
UGA Residence Courtyard
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Day 9

Today you will depart with your driver to the capital Colombo which is approximately a 4.5-hour drive.

  • 1 night

Uga Residence
Bed & Breakfast | 2x Park Suites
Sri Lanka

UGA Residence Residence Suite

Day 10

Today your driver will return you to the airport for your international connection home.

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Our trips are unashamedly high-end but always deliver excellent value for money. Our guide price covers the majority of trip costs upfront, on a per person basis, including international flights and all transfers.

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Includes

  • Meals & accommodation as specified
  • Road transfers as specified
  • Private guiding & chauffeuring
  • VIP Fast Track at Bandaranaike International Airport
  • All entrance fees and excursions as specified
  • Carob-offsetting with One Tree Planted
  • Conservation donation to Save the Rhino
  • Community projects contribution with Uthando
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Excluded

  • Entry visas and fees
  • Gratuities
  • Beverages
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Optional activities/ experiences
  • Items of a personal nature
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  • Snorkelling Scuba Diving Icon Snorkeling/Scuba Diving
  • City Sights Icon City Sights
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
  • Train Journeys Icon Train Journeys
  • Markets Icon Markets
  • Temples Icon Temples
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