14N / 15D
Family Fun in Sri Lanka

Set out on an adventure-filled family tour through the country’s various landscapes. Visit the famous Sigiriya Rock, the Minneriya Safari, and Polonnaruwa to travel back in time. Hiriwadunna Village Tour offers a cultural immersion experience, and an Ayurvedic Spa offers relaxation. Find out what makes Kandy so alluring, including its historical landmarks and folk dance. Take in the breathtaking scenery in Nuwara Eliya, ride the renowned train to Ella, and be amazed by Ella’s attractions. Finish with a wildlife safari in Yala and Galle’s charming history.

Day 01
Arrival / Negombo
As you step off the plane at Bandaranaike International Airport, a warm welcome from the Green Tour Gate team awaits you. With smiles and enthusiasm, our representative will guide you through the arrival process and ensure your journey begins smoothly. After the airport formalities, a comfortable transfer will take you to your charming hotel in Negombo. Take this opportunity to relax and unwind, allowing the soothing coastal breeze to welcome you to Sri Lanka.
Day 02,03,04
Sigiriya (Sigiriya Rock, Minneriya Safari, Polonnaruwa, Hiriwadunna Village Tour, Ayurvedic SPA).
Today, the adventure truly begins as you head to the ancient city of Sigiriya. Ascend the remarkable Sigiriya Rock Fortress, an architectural marvel that stands as a testament to ancient engineering and creativity. Behold panoramic views from its summit that extend over the lush landscape. The afternoon brings an exciting safari in Minneriya National Park, where you'll witness herds of elephants, deer, and an array of wildlife against the backdrop of the tranquil reservoir.

Day 03 –

Immerse yourself in history as you explore Polonnaruwa, an archaeological treasure trove. Wander among the ancient ruins of palaces, temples, and stupas, transporting yourself to a bygone era. In the afternoon, venture into the heart of rural Sri Lanka with the Hiriwadunna Village Tour. Traverse paddy fields, meet locals, and experience the authenticity of village life.

Day 04

Indulge in relaxation and rejuvenation with an Ayurvedic spa treatment that uses age-old techniques to restore balance and vitality. Then, venture to Dambulla to discover the intricate marvels of the Dambulla Cave Temple, a *UNESCO* World Heritage Site adorned with intricate murals and Buddha statues. As the day unfolds, delve into the world of spices and herbs at a local garden, an olfactory journey that unveils the secrets of Ayurvedic remedies.
Day 05,06
Kandy (Dambulla Cave Temple, Spice and herbs garden, Temple of Tooth, Royal Botanical Gardens, Gem museum and workshop, Traditional Dance)
Depart for Kandy, a city of cultural significance. Before reaching the city, visit a Gem Museum and Workshop to gain insights into Sri Lanka's rich gemstone heritage. The Temple of the Tooth, a revered Buddhist site, beckons you to witness its splendor. As evening falls, be captivated by the rhythmic grace of traditional Kandyan dance performances that depict tales of ancient traditions.

Kandyan traditional dance, also known as Kandyan dance, is a captivating and vibrant form of traditional dance that originates from the central region of Sri Lanka, particularly the city of Kandy. It is a significant aspect of Sri Lankan culture and often performed at cultural events, festivals, and ceremonies. Here's an overview of Kandyan traditional dance:

Day 06 – Royal Botanical Gardens and More:

Explore the Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya, a verdant oasis showcasing a diverse collection of flora from around the world. Engage your senses at a Spice and Herbs Garden, where the aromas and flavors of Sri Lanka's spices come alive. With free time to explore Kandy or simply unwind, you have the opportunity to create your own leisurely moments.
Day 07,08
Nuwara Eliya (Ramonda waterfall, Tea factory and plantation, Moon Plains, High Tea at the Grand hotel, Nuwara Eliya city tour
Embark on a picturesque journey to Nuwara Eliya, aptly nicknamed "Little England." En route, pause to marvel at the ethereal beauty of Ramboda Waterfall, its cascades harmonizing with the lush surroundings. Upon arrival, dive into the world of tea production as you explore a tea factory and plantation, discovering the meticulous process that gives Sri Lanka its renowned teas.

Raymond Waterfall

Begin your exploration in Nuwara Eliya with a visit to Ramond Waterfall. This picturesque cascade is surrounded by lush greenery, providing a serene backdrop for relaxation and photo opportunities.

Tea Factory and Plantation Visit

Immerse yourself in the region's tea heritage by visiting a tea factory and plantation. Learn about the tea production process, from plucking the leaves to processing and packaging. Enjoy a guided tour that offers insights into the flavors and aromas of Sri Lanka's world-famous Ceylon tea.

Moon Plains

Experience the breathtaking landscapes of Moon Plains, an area known for its panoramic viewpoints. Capture stunning vistas of mist-covered valleys, rolling hills, and grasslands that stretch as far as the eye can see.

High Tea at the Grand Hotel

Indulge in a quintessential British tradition with a High Tea experience at the iconic Grand Hotel. Savor a selection of teas, accompanied by delectable pastries, finger sandwiches, and treats, all within the elegant ambiance of the hotel.

Nuwara Eliya City Tour

Explore the charming city of Nuwara Eliya, often referred to as "Little England." Stroll through its well-manicured gardens, colonial-era architecture, and bustling markets. The city tour offers glimpses of the past and present, reflecting the area's unique blend of history and culture.

Day 08 – Nuwara Eliya Exploration

Admire the breathtaking vistas of Moon Plains, a panoramic plateau offering a vantage point to witness the sprawling landscapes. The regal Grand Hotel invites you to indulge in an elegant high tea experience, allowing you to savor the essence of colonial charm. As the day progresses, a city tour of Nuwara Eliya unveils its colonial architecture and distinct character.

Hakgala Botanical Garden (Optional)

Consider visiting the Hakgala Botanical Garden, known for its diverse collection of plants, including rare orchids and roses. The garden's serene atmosphere and beautiful landscapes make it a perfect spot for relaxation and exploration.

Victoria Park

Enjoy a leisurely walk through Victoria Park, adorned with colorful flowers and well-maintained lawns. The park offers a tranquil setting for those looking to connect with nature and enjoy the cool climate of Nuwara Eliya.

Seetha Amman Temple (Optional)

For those interested in mythology, the Seetha Amman Temple is associated with the Hindu epic Ramayana. It's believed to be the place where Sita, the consort of Lord Rama, was held captive. Local Cuisine and Shopping

Savor local cuisine in Nuwara Eliya's restaurants, and explore markets for souvenirs, including local handicrafts, clothing, and fresh produce.
Day 09,10,11
Ella (Train journey from Nanu Oya to Ella, Lipton's seat, little Adams peak, Nine Arches bridge, Ravana waterfall, Cooking Class)
Embark on a train journey from Nanu Oya to Ella, a voyage that meanders through emerald tea plantations and misty valleys, offering unparalleled views of the countryside. Arriving in Ella, ascend to Lipton's Seat, where Sir Thomas Lipton himself admired his tea plantations from this panoramic perch. Settle into your hotel in Ella, surrounded by the lush beauty of the hill country.

Day 10 – Nature and Cooking Class

Begin the day with a hike to Little Adam's Peak, the ascent revealing breathtaking views that reward your efforts. The iconic Nine Arches Bridge beckons you to witness the harmony of nature and architecture. Seek refreshment at Ravana Waterfall, where the cool waters invite you to relax. In the evening, immerse yourself in the flavors of Sri Lanka through a cooking class that unveils the secrets of its cuisine.

Day 11 – Ella

Seize the morning for personal leisure, whether it's exploring the quaint streets of Ella, unwinding amidst nature, or simply savoring a peaceful moment. As the day unfolds, journey to Yala National Park, renowned for its rich biodiversity. An afternoon safari unveils a tapestry of wildlife, including leopards, elephants, and myriad bird species, etching memories that last a lifetime.
Day 12
Yala (Yala National Park)
Bid farewell to Ella as you set your sights on Galle, a city steeped in history and culture. Within the Galle Dutch Fort, a *UNESCO* World Heritage Site, wander through cobbled streets lined with colonial architecture, a testament to the city's colonial past. Visit a Turtle Hatchery, where conservation efforts are in full swing, and encounter these gentle creatures up close.

Jeep Safari

Set off on a guided jeep safari, led by an experienced naturalist or park ranger. The open-top 4x4 vehicle allows for unobstructed views and excellent wildlife spotting opportunities.

Wildlife Spotting

Yala National Park is renowned for its impressive variety of wildlife, including elephants, leopards, sloth bears, crocodiles, deer, wild boars, and numerous bird species. Your guide will share their expertise, helping you spot and identify the park's inhabitants.

Scenic Landscapes

Enjoy the park's diverse landscapes, which range from grassy plains and rocky outcrops to dense forests and serene lakes. Each area presents a unique opportunity for wildlife encounters and stunning photography.

Bird Watching

Yala is a paradise for bird enthusiasts, with over 200 species of birds recorded. Keep an eye out for vibrant peacocks, graceful eagles, colorful parrots, and many other avian species.

Lunch at a Picnic Spot

Pause for a picnic lunch at a designated spot within the park. While you dine amidst nature, the sounds of the wilderness provide a soundtrack to your experience.
Day 13,14
Galle (Galle Dutch Fort, Turtle Hatchery, Madu River boat tour, Stilt Fisherman)
Embark on a leisurely boat tour along the Madu River, where mangroves weave a captivating tapestry. Witness the unique spectacle of stilt fishermen, capturing the essence of traditional fishing techniques. With free time at your disposal, explore Galle's vibrant markets and boutiques or simply unwind, absorbing the coastal ambiance.

Day 14 – Leisure in Galle

Allow yourself to be enveloped by the ambiance of Galle. Whether you choose to delve deeper into its charming streets, lounge by the beach, or embark on a personal exploration, this day offers the freedom to create your own unique memories.Galle City Tour: Exploring Colonial Charms and Coastal Beauty

Galle Fort: Begin your exploration of Galle with a visit to the historic Galle Fort, a *UNESCO* World Heritage Site. Walk along its cobblestone streets and marvel at the well-preserved colonial architecture that harks back to the Dutch and Portuguese eras.

Dutch Reformed Church: Admire the iconic Dutch Reformed Church, a striking example of colonial architecture. The church's interior features intricate woodwork and historic memorials.

Galle Lighthouse: Climb up to the Galle Lighthouse for panoramic views of the fort and the ocean. The sight is particularly enchanting during the golden hours of sunrise or sunset.

Maritime Museum: Immerse yourself in Galle's maritime history at the Maritime Museum. Explore exhibits showcasing the city's rich naval heritage, including artifacts from shipwrecks.

Galle National Museum: Discover artifacts, artwork, and cultural exhibits that offer insights into the region's history and heritage. The museum provides a deeper understanding of Galle's significance over the centuries.

Shopping and Strolling: Wander through the streets of Galle Fort, exploring boutique shops, art galleries, and souvenir stalls. Find unique handicrafts, jewelry, clothing, and antiques.

Galle Clock Tower: Pause to admire the Galle Clock Tower, an iconic landmark that stands as a testament to the city's colonial past.

Galle International Cricket Stadium: If you're a cricket enthusiast, you might want to visit the Galle International Cricket Stadium, one of the most picturesque cricket grounds in the world.

Galle Face Point: Head to Galle Face Point for a serene view of the ocean and the iconic flag post, where you can capture beautiful coastal scenes.

Optional Additions:

Old Dutch Hospital: Explore the Old Dutch Hospital complex, which has been transformed into a trendy shopping and dining precinct.

Galle Fort Wall Walk: Embark on a leisurely walk along the fort's historic walls, enjoying panoramic views of the city and the sea.

Galle Fort Literary Festival (if timed right): If your visit coincides with the annual festival, you can immerse yourself in literature, discussions, and cultural events.

As you stroll through the charming streets of Galle, you'll feel the echoes of its rich history and the charm of its coastal beauty. Enjoy the blend of colonial elegance and modern vibrancy that this unique city offers.
Day 15
As your journey draws to a close, the Green Tour Gate team ensures your departure is seamless. Depending on your flight schedule, our dedicated staff will facilitate your transfer to the airport, bidding you farewell with memories of Sri Lanka's breathtaking landscapes, rich culture, and warm hospitality. Until we meet again, safe travels!
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