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Luxury Sri Lanka Family Culture and Beach

Inspirational family vacation to Sri Lanka

Tea, trains, culture, and beaches – get the most from this wonderful island on this fun-filled family itinerary. Experience Sri Lanka’s fascinating culture in the Buddhist hill city of Kandy, trek through the stunning scenery of the Hill Country and chill out at a blissful coastal retreat on Sri Lanka’s south coast.

The journey truly begins whilst en route to Kandy with a stop at the Elephant Freedom Project, offering the children meaningful interactions with rescued captive elephants. Become true culture vultures in Kandy as you explore this sacred city on a private city tour stopping at the Royal Botanical Garden of Peradeniya. The Temple of the Tooth will be a highlight. Located in the royal palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy, the temple houses the relic of the tooth the Buddha. A stay at Kings Pavilion will offer solace after the busy days sightseeing. Next the family will board a vintage train for a scenic ride through the island’s picturesque Tea Country, staying at Ceylon Tea Trails. Discover the intricate art of making tea, venture on walks and bike rides through the lakes, and mountains, go kayaking or play a fun game of tennis. The final stop will be a beach stay at Cape Weligama, a luxury clifftop resort with panoramic views, located just a few miles from Weligama in southern Sri Lanka. Here the family can chill together by the pool, or head to the water sports center which offers cycling trips, surfing, whale watching and diving. Galle's 17th-century fort – a regional highlight – is a 40-minute drive away.

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Bandaranaike International Airport
  • 1 night - The Wallawwa, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 2 nights - Kings Pavilion, Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • 3 nights - Ceylon Tea Trails, Tea Country
  • 4 nights - Cape Weligama, Galle & South Coast
  • Ends - Transfer to Bandaranaike International Airport for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon Sri Lanka
  • Nights Icon 10 Nights
  • City Icon City
  • Beach Icon Beach
  • Scenic Icon Scenic

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Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
Price per person based on a family of 4
Itinerary Details

Day-by-day

Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Bandaranaike International Airport

The Wallawwa Verandah
The Wallawwa Gardens
The Wallawwa Mountbatten Suite Plunge Pool
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Day 1

Arrive at Bandaranaike International Airport where you will be met and transferred to your hotel which is approximately 20-min away.

  • 1 night

The Wallawwa
B&B | Family Suite
Sri Lanka

The Wallawwa Mountbatten Suite
Kings Pavillion Suite
Kings Pavillion Junior Suite Bathroom
Kings Pavilion Deluxe Room 2
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Day 2 - 4

Today you will travel with your driver to Kandy which is approximately 3.5 hour’s drive.

  • 2 nights

Kings Pavilion
Bed & Breakfast | Junior Suite
Sri Lanka

Kings Pavilion Deluxe Room
Ceylon Tea Trails Owners Cottage Afternoon Tea
Ceylon Tea Trails Dunkeld Bungalow Infinity Pool and Jacuzzi
Ceylon Tea Trails Kayaking on Castlereagh Lake
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Day 4 - 7

Today you will travel with your driver to Kandy which is approximately 3.5 hour’s drive.

  • 3 nights
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Ceylon Tea Trails
All Inclusive | Master Suite
Sri Lanka

Ceylon Tea Trails Owners Cottage Bedroom
Cape Weligama Aerial View
Cape Weligama Bar
Cape Weligama Spa Treatment
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Day 7 - 11

Today you will take a scheduled flight to Koggala Domestic Airport, where you will met and transferred to your hotel.

  • 4 nights
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Cape Weligama
B&B | Pool View Junior Suite
Sri Lanka

Cape Weligama Bedroom Interior

Day 11

Today you will be transferred back to the airport (around 2.5 hours) to catch your international flight 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
  • Drinks as specified
  • Road, rail and air transfers as specified
  • VIP Fast Track at Bandaranaike International Airport
  • Private guiding & chauffeuring
  • All entrance fees and excursions as specified
  • Carbon-offsetting with One Tree Planted
  • Conservation donation to Save the Rhino
  • Community projects contribution with Uthando
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Excludes

  • Entry visas and fees
  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Optional activities/ experiences
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ACTIVITIES

This sample trip offers countless adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most and we will curate your perfect itinerary.

  • Boat Trip Icon Boat Trip
  • Whale Watching Icon Whale Watching
  • White Water Rafting Icon White Water Rafting
  • Canoeing Kayaking Icon Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling Icon Cycling
  • Hiking Icon Hiking
  • Food Experience Icon Food Experiences
  • City Sights Icon City Sights
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
  • Cultural Experiences Activity Icon 2 Cultural Experiences
  • Tea Plantations Icon Tea Plantations
  • Temples Icon Temples
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