Family Vacation to Sri Lanka

Highlights:

See wild animals on an exciting jeep safari in Uda Walawe National Park; Camp in the middle of a tea plantation; Climb Lion Rock; See the incredible Buddhist temples & Glorious golden beaches; Cycle through the village of Pewehera

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This tour is ready to be booked or tailored to fit your personal requirements,please contact us for quotation and custom details.
Travel Seasons:

Most countries in Asia can be visited throughout the year. Taking all factors into account, such as weather, traffic, cost..., there are always good places worthy visiting whenever you travel Asia. According to your personal schedule, we will arrange the proper and suitable itinerary of your targeted countries.

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Sri Lanka
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Route:

Colombo - Negombo - Dambulla - Sigiriya - Polonnaruwa - Kandy - Kitulgala - Nuwara Eliya - Bandarawela - Udawalawe National Park - Nonagama - Tangalle - Galle - Bentota

Itinerary

Day1:

Colombo

Ayubowan! Welcome to Sri Lanka. Meet your tour guide at Bandaranaike International Airport. You will then be transferred to your hotel in Colombo where you can refresh yourself. The rest of today is free so you can recover from jet-lag. Overnight in Colombo.

Day2:

Colombo - Negombo - Dambulla

After breakfast, join your tour guide-chauffeur, we will visit the fish market in Negombo to watch the fisherman sorting their catch for the day before head inland to Dambulla, the "dry zone" in the heart of Sri Lanka's cultural triangle. Drive up to Dambulla (approximately 4hours, 170km), en route we will visit a hand loom factory where an old tradition is being revitalized. The rest of the day is free to relax by the pool or perhaps take an optional bike ride. Overnight in Dambulla

Day3:

Dambulla - Sigiriya

Have leisurely morning breakfast then drive the short distance (approximately 40minutes) from Dambulla to Sigiriya this morning, you’ll have the opportunity to climb to the summit of Sigiriya’s famous Lion Rock using a series of steps and walkways which zig-zag their way up the seemingly impenetrable rock cliffs. The site was occupied long before the citadel was built at the end of the 5th century, and it later became a monastery before falling into disrepair. Crowning the flat-topped summit of the rock are the extensive remains of King Kasyapa’s summer palace from where there are breathtaking views. Drive back to accommodation in Dambulla and have lunch. This afternoon we will take a cycling tour through the village of Pewehera. Overnight in Dambulla

Day4:

Dambulla - Polonnaruwa

Check out of the hotel in Dambulla. We will start today’s tour every early in the morning as we are going to admire the sunrise and the beginning of local people’s daily life. Bravo Asia Tours will prepare packed breakfast for you this morning. Drive approximately 1.5 hours to Parakrama Lake. This lake is known as one of Sri Lanka’s greatest man-made lakes. After the fishermen have sorted their catch, we will take a catamaran across the lake. (Note: the catamaran ride is subject to water levels and not usually available from June to September.) After the tour of Parakrama Lake, we will drive to hotel in Polonnaruwa. Check in of your hotel and refresh. In the late afternoon, we will continue on our journey to the Ancient Ruins of Polonnaruwa. Many monuments pay great testimony to the city’s important role in Sri Lanka’s history. Overnight in Polonnaruwa

Day5:

Polonnaruwa - Dambulla - Kandy

We will leave Polonnaruwa today and have a brief city tour of Dambulla. There is a fascinating history about Dambulla that The Sinhalese King, Valagam Bahu, took refuge here when he was ousted from his capital. He transformed the five caves of this granite outcrop into a rock temple, decorated by statues of Buddha and frescoes, some of which are over 2000 years old but still as brightly painted as ever. The steep 150m ascent to the top of the rock rewards you with more magnificent views down to the jungle and forest below. You then travel southward along the main trunk road to Sri Lanka’s second city, Kandy, a journey of around 2 hours. You'll pass through a fertile spice-growing area and plantations where coffee, cacao and rubber are cultivated. Upon arrival in Kandy, you will be assisted on hotel check-in. Refresh and take a rest before dinner. This evening you will visit the Dalada Maligawa, the famous Temple of the Tooth. Overnight in Kandy

Day6:

Kandy

The royal city of Kandy is pleasantly set on the edge of a lake surrounded by hills. It was once the capital of the Kingdom, and managed to resist European dominance for hundreds of years – long after the coastal areas surrended. This morning you will visit the magnificent Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, with their immense fig tree and exquisite orchid collection. In the afternoon walk through the town to take in the sights of Kandy including a visit to the bazaar area and a visit to the citadel in time for sunset over the lake. The rest of your time here is free to explore. Take a nature walk at Udawattakele Sanctuary, close to Kandy, which offers the chance to see flowers, birds and monkeys amid 160 acres of tropical rainforest. Kandy is perfect for those who enjoy walking - the town has many hidden corners to explore and views from walks around the lake are spectacular. Overnight in Kandy

Day7:

Kandy - Kitulgala

Leaving Kandy through the green ranks of tea hushes which cover the higher hillsides on your way to Kitulgala (approximately 2.5 hours). Located amidst thick forest on Sri Lanka’s second-longest river, the Kelani, Kitulgala is rapidly becoming something of an adventure centre and is a great place for a variety of activities. The river, setting for the epic film ‘The Bridge on the River Kwai’ is an ideal location for swimming and other water-based activities. The surrounding forests with their wide variety of flora and fauna offer you a variety of spectacular walks, with some stunning views over the valley. This afternoon you will first cross the Kelani River on a suspension bridge. Then you'll proceed to walk through the small village and the forest reserve on the opposite bank and finally re-emerge on the bank of the Kelani River to take a canoe to get across to the night night's accommodation. Tonight stay in rustic accommodation in Kitulgala. Overnight in Kitulgala.

Day8:

Kitulgala - Nuwara Eliya

Today we will enjoy a short but very scenic train journey for 2 hours to Nuwara Eliya, the heart of the tea growing industry and full of colonial charm. Built entirely during the 19th century, its quirky architecture reflects what you'd normally expect to find in an English country town, which will make you feel like you've stepped back in time. En route you will visit Devon and St Clare's waterfalls. This afternoon we will visit a tea factory to see the process of making one of our favorite drinks in action. You’ll see every step of the tea making process, from bush to cup! Overnight in Nuwara-Eliya

Day9:

Nuwara Eliya - Bandarawela

The next day we set off through the hills once again. Along the way we’ll see tea pickers deftly plucking the tips of the plants and throwing them into the baskets carried on their backs. Taking the twisting roads of hill country, we'll pass through the lush greenery of this region. Today's journey will end at Bandarawela, another hill town once popular with British plantation managers; tonight we camp, nestled in a clearing cut into the side of a tea mountain. The tents are very spacious, clean and modern and you will drift to sleep listening to nature's very own orchestra. Overnight in Bandarawela (Camping)

Day10:

Bandarawela

After breakfast at the camping base, we will drive to accommodation in Bandarawela. The rest day will be at your leisure. Bandarawela is an unhurried, unpretentious hill country town which exists to supply the needs of the tea plantation workers, farmers and inhabitants. Overnight in Bandarawela

Day11:

Bandarawela - Udawalawe National Park - Nonagama - Tangalle

This morning, you'll continue south where you'll visit the Diyaluma Falls, one of Sri Lanka's most spectacular waterfalls, before venturing approaching Udawalawe National Park. The 308km sq park has an amazing array of animal and birdlife; herds of wild elephant are more numerous here than anywhere else in Sri Lanka. After lunch, we will visit the nearby Elephant Transit Home running by the Sri Lankan Department of Wildlife Conservation and set up in 1995. Then embark on a jeep safari inside the park. This is a real safari experience which provide chance to see macaque, monkeys, leopard, spotted deer, crocodile and herd of wild elephants. After the safari, continue on with the journey south to reach the coast at Nonagama(approximately 1.5hours). We will overnight at a hotel near the small fishing village of Tangalle. Overnight in Tangalle

Day12:

Tangalle - Galle

This morning you depart Tangalle and head west and along the coastline to Galle (approximately 2 hours driving), a UNESCO World Heritage Site where small back streets in the Dutch Fort provide a very charming experience. The fort area is the largest remaining fortress of its kind in Asia! Overnight in Galle

Day13:

Galle - Bentota

This morning you will drive along the coast with your chauffeur guide to the sleepy town of Bentota and the beautiful crescent shaped beaches. In the afternoon your chauffeur-guide will take you to the lovely Brief Garden which is just outside of Bentota. Previously the home of the landscape architect Bevis Bawa, the gardens make for an interesting afternoon excursion. Overnight in Bentota

Day14:

Bentota

Bentota beach free day Overnight in Bentota

Day15:

Bentota

Bentota beach free day Overnight in Bentota

Day16:

Bentota - Colombo

Board on vehicle and drive to Colombo (approximately 2 hours) Bandaranaike International Airport. From where, you will catch your flight onward to your next destination. The whole team of Bravo Asia Tours awaits you in your next trip to Asia.

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Dear Clients

This tour is ready to be booked or tailored to fit your personal requirements,please contact us for quotation and custom details.
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