Ceylon: The Children’s Island
From £ 1200 per person
Welcome to Ceylon, where cultural ancient civilizations speak to you through the stones. Dip into the fun of discovery and exuberance of coming up close and personal with wild animals in their natural habitat, train travel through central Sri Lanka and visit some of the most celebrated and legendary monuments in Sri Lanka.
During this 8 day family holiday to Sri Lanka you will have the opportunity to meet and interact with the kind locals, explore this beautiful country and the flora and fauna it offers as well enjoy the delicious cuisine. This trip is action packed with activities for families, guaranteeing countless smiles and unforgettable moments.
Starting from £1,200 per person on the basis of 4 persons
THE PRICE INCLUDES:
> All transfers and transport in a private, air conditioned vehicle, with an English speaking driver.
> Domestic flights and train travel as stated in the itinerary.
> Hotels: double rooms in Luxury hotels.
> Your meals: Half board plus additional meals as stated in the itinerary.
> Visits and activities as stated in the itinerary.
THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE :
> International flights.
> International airport taxes.
> Breakfast on Day 1, Lunch on Days 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 and Dinner on Day 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
> Sri Lanka Tourist Visa.
> Travel insurance.
> Drinks and personal expenses.
> Everything that is not written in ‘The Price Includes’.
> All quotations are subject change depending on availability and prices can be adjusted according to fluctuations in exchange rates and increased government taxes. This can affect the total price. All rates are based on the best available price to date and are subject to change at the time of booking.
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Day 1: Colombo – Kandy│ Happy Landings in Sri Lanka
Upon touch down in Colombo, Sri Lanka, you will be met by your driver in the airport who will transfer you to Kandy. This tree hour journey into central Sri Lanka takes you through lush greenery into the heart of the heart of the island. Your driver will take you to your hotel where you will check in and can relax and enjoy the rest of your day exploring the hotel grounds or the surrounding areas. Soak in Sri Lanka’s culture in this beautiful city as you settle in for the night on your first day of your Sri Lankan family trip.
Day 2: Kandy │ Exploring Kandy
Enjoy your time in Kandy and at your hotel by taking time to rest and relax at your beautiful hotel and explore the surrounding areas. Kandy is a large city in central Sri Lanka which is surrounded by mountains and is home to many of Sri Lanka’s tea plantations. The hill capital of Sri Lanka is a beautiful place to relax and absorb the spiritual side to Sri Lanka. Whilst in Kandy we recommend walking tours of the hills, heading into the city and visiting a tea plantation.
Day 3: Kandy │ Discovering Central Sri Lanka
Enjoy another relaxing day in Kandy, the last royal capital of Sri Lanka. If you spent the previous day exploring the outskirts of the city and visiting a tea plantation, why not head into the city to visit the Temple of Tooth? The Temple of The Sacred Tooth Relic is Buddhist temple located in the royal palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy. This temple is not to be missed! We recommend visiting the temple for the dawn or evening daily worships.
Day 4: Kandy – Galle │Travelling West
Make the most of your last morning in Kandy by exploring the local area surrounding your hotel before being met by your driver for a transfer to Galle. This four hour journey takes you South West through lush greenery before heading south along the coastal road. Take in the beautiful sites, watching Sri Lanka pass you by as you drive through villages and cities. Enjoy lunch by the sea before heading onwards to the coastal city of Galle to check into your beautiful hotel for the next 4 nights.
Day 5: Galle│ Galle City Tour
Galle is a major city in Sri Lanka which whilst it has developed, it still retains an atmosphere of the past. Beaming with history and beautiful sites, a stay in Galle is one of adventure, relaxation and charm. Today you will be taken on a guided city tour to explore this charismatic city. On your guided city tour you will visit the Dutch Church, Splendid Mansions and the infamous Galle Fort. This charming city has something to offer down every street, from culture to coffee shops, from seaside restaurants to buildings beaming with history and culture.
Day 6: Galle │ Seaside Relaxation
The Galle seaside is a combination of history, culture and beautiful bays. There are a whole range of activities that you can enjoy in Galle, from snorkelling and swimming in Unawatuna Bay, to a cycling tour round the city and local villages, from visiting the Japanese Peace Pagoda to scuba and diving excursions. There are beautiful beaches around Galle that you can rest and relax on if you prefer to enjoy a day on the beach, or simply enjoy the hotel grounds and facilities.
Day 7: Galle│ Rest and Recuperation in West Sri Lanka
Enjoy your last full day on holiday in Sri Lanka by relaxing in Galle, by exploring the city or spending some time on the white sand beaches of Galle, swimming in the crystal clear water. Galle is perfect for those looking for seaside escape but with the buzz of a city: there’s plenty of restaurants and coffee shops, plus many cultural sites that tell Sri Lanka’s stories. For those looking for some adventure, a whale and dolphin watching tours can be organized.
Day 8: Galle – Colombo│ Airport Transfer for Departure
Waking up this morning marks the last day of your Sri Lankan holiday with Shanti Travel. After breakfast at your hotel your driver will meet you and take you either directly to the airport for your departure flight, or via central Colombo for some last minute souvenir shopping. Enjoy your last coastal drive before heading home, taking in the one-of-a-kind sights and absorbing this wonderful country. We bid you farewell and look forward to touring with you on your next holiday to Asia.
Lalith, Sri Lanka expert
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