Winter Family Expedition in Sri Lanka with Teenage Kids
From USD 1374 per person
This an expedition type family adventure holiday where you would be venturing in to less explored areas of the Island, yet very historical and experiential. Not for the families with very small kids but for teenage kids. Snorkeling in south coast, seeing Whales in the Indian Ocean, water raft the Kelani river, camping in the mountains and walking with indigenous Veddha leader are key highlights of the trip.
The Itinerary & Experience
Day 1 and 2 in Negombo
Unwind by the beach. Explore the canals built in the Dutch era understand the fishermen way of life. Stay in a comfortable hotel by the beach.
Day 3, 4 and 5 Habarana
Visit Monkeys in their Kingdom, explore historical ruined kingdoms and temples of Sigiriya and Polonnaruwa, Explore the rural villages in an open top jeep and take up the challenge of a treasure hunt in the jungle and village to interact with local communities. Stay in an Eco Lodge, in a Tree House.
Day 6 and 7 in Ampara
Explore the unexplored side of the Island and take a trek to a historical yet off the beaten ruined palace/monastery in accompanied by a tribal leader of Veddha community. Stay in a simple guest house.
Day 8 and 9 in Knuckles mountains
Trek the most remote and stunning Knuckles mountains exploring remote villages, home gardens, waterfalls, cloud forests, scenic lakes and Tea plantation. Stay in a basic tented camp.
Day 10 in Kandy
Observe the centuries old Buddhist pilgrim rituals and Kandy Temple of Tooth Relic and attend Kandy's cultural dance show. Stay in a family owned small hotel.
Day 11 in Nuwara Eliya
Trek in the rain forest, jump and slide in streams and water ponds before taking up on White water rafting to ride the rapids of River Kelani. Explore Tea gardens of Nuwara Eliya.
Day 12 and 13 in Wellawaya
Go off the beaten in Wellawaya, a rural agricultural farm perfectly situated in an Elephant cross road where you would be able to work with local farmers and walk in the jungles to see Elephants in their utmost natural habitat. Stay in a farm stay.
Day 14, 15, 16 and 17 in Mirissa
Unwind by the southern beach of Mirissa and venture out to see big Blue Whales. Snorkel to witness under water wonders. Do not forget to try freshly cooked seafood feast in Weligama Bay by the fishermen. Stay in a small hotel by the beach.
Day 18 - Flight back home
An experiential journey comes to an end, a learning journey and quality time spent with your family. See you soon in Sri Lanka.
Price & Inclusions
Starting price would be
US$ 1374 per person for accommodation and transfers based on two adults and two children. The trip could be 100% customised to suite your budget. You may pick and choose excursions/experiences to your preference.
In Small authentic Hotels, Home Stays, Farm Stays, Tree Houses, Simple Guest Houses, Basic tented camps, Farm Stays and Boutique Hotels with family suites and interconnecting rooms.
Private transfers throughout the trip with an English-speaking chauffeur.
Expert local guides from the villages in their respective fields.
All proposed excursions and experiences are suitable for children above 12 years of age. Good to travel between November to March.