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1 Week | Elephants and KandyDesigned by Miguel Cunat

How long?

6 Nights / 7 Days.
Depending on what time your flight arrives you may need an extra night at the beginning near the airport or at the end in Colombo. This trip is easily extended with a beach stay in a hotel or a villa down south.

Price Range

The price is available upon request. Rates vary depending on the time of the year and the number of people travelling. Email us if you are interested in this particular itinerary. Let us know when you would like to travel and how many rooms you need in each hotel. We will send you a detailed itinerary with day to day descriptions, lots of tips and ideas to make the most of it, and competitive price for the trip.

Is this trip for you?

We designed this trip for a family with kids starting from about 4 or 5 years old upwards. They need to be able to climb Sigiriya Rock at least which is 1000 steps. Sounds a lot – but its perfectly doable! This journey includes some of the most kid friendly hotels in Sri Lanka.

Unique Experiences

Cultural Triangle The legend of Sigiriya: A palace? A rock fortress? The castle of King Kasyapa? The eighth wonder of the world? Sigiriya will capture the imagination of your little ones, and the not so little ones too. Lunch, a swim in the pool and off we go for an afternoon elephant ride! We take the kids to Mineriya National Park, a fantastic place to watch herds of elephants come to graze and bathe. You can also see huge flocks of birds and a crocodile or two!
Matale On route we will take you for a village lunch on the hills of Aluwihare. Here lives Mrs De Silva, a renowned batik artist, and former friend of late architect Geoffrey Bawa, she oversees a co-operative of women who run a handicraft and batik workshop. They cook a feast privately for Sri Lanka In Style guests. Kids, have you ever seen batik made?
Kandy and The Tea Country Wander around the Royal Botanical Gardens and spot the bats hanging from the trees! Did you know that “The Jungle Book” was filmed here? And “Tarzan” and “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom”… Show the kids the spectacle of Kandyan dancing, and take them to Madame Helga’s home, the “anti-hotel” for biscuits and tea! Take the train to the hills and visit the Kotmale Valley, a valley with a legend. The legend of King Dutugemunu and an elephant than never forgets! Visit a Tea Factory… pity it’s not a Chocolate Factory hey?

Itinerary

Elephants and Kandy is a week-long trip north through the centre of the island. You will stay in comfortable high to middle end hotels. In the Cultural Triangle, enjoy two fun-filled days of adventure with your family: spotting wild elephants in national parks, glimpsing macaque monkeys climbing among the rocks and trees, visiting ancient cave temples, large lakes, and going horse riding. Then spend a few days in Kandy, where you can ride in an old train, visit a tea plantation, take a boat trip on the lake, visit the wonderful Peradeniya Botanical Gardens and the famous elephant orphanage.

Accommodation

In terms of accommodation, we have chosen Ulagalla Resort and Ellerton Bungalow, which offer variation and a chance to experience different ways of Sri Lankan living. Ulagalla is spacious, set amidst paddy fields and lakes. It has a glorious pool and some of the amenities include archery, horse riding and kayaking – all winners with children. Ellerton is a beautiful bungalow on the outskirts of Kandy with 6 bedrooms, which is cosy and the perfect place to enjoy the cool mountain air and access the various things to do around Kandy.

How to book?

Do send an email to holidays@srilankainstyle.com and we will send you a personalized quotation and a detailed itinerary. For us to respond as quickly as possible
here are a few key questions:

– Have you booked your flights?
– How many people are coming?
– What are your nationalities and ages?
– Is this a honeymoon or a special occasion?
– Do you have a budget for your holiday?

We look forward to hearing from you!

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