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Highlights of the Family Wildlife Adventure include leopard and bear safaris in Yala National Park, a wild elephant safari in Udawalawe National Park, a whale and dolphin watching yacht tour in Mirissa, accommodation in properties such as Shangri-La Hambantota, Amangalla, Galle Face Hotel and Grand Udawalawe Safari Lodge with two interconnecting rooms at all times, travel in a Motor Home with two double beds, washroom, flat screen TV to keep the children entertained, an English speaking qualified nanny throughout the entire journey, all meals throughout the tour including spa treatments for the parents as mentioned below and VIP arrival and departure services with executive lounge access at the airport.

  • Day 1

    Colombo

    Hotel: 4* Galle Face Hotel, Sri Lanka Bed & Breakfast

    Upon arrival at the airport you will enjoy the VIP arrival service at the Colombo International Airport. You will be privately escorted off the aeroplane to the silk route lounge where you can relax, enjoy the refreshments while your luggage will be cleared through customs on your behalf. Free wifi will be available and you will meet your chauffeur / national guide at the lounge. VIP exit to your vehicle through a separate door.  

    Transfer to Colombo and check in at one of the most historic hotels in Asia. This is the oldest hotel east of Suez, established in 1864 with a full refurbishment done in 2016. This is listed as one of the '1000 places to stay before you die' in the book of the same name which was a New York Times bestseller. You will be staying in an Oceanic Balcony Junior Suite which has an interconnecting superior room with 3 single beds for the children.

    Upon arrival, you will check into the rooms and you can treat yourself to the complimentary “Couple’s Spa Package” which includes a full body treatment for the both of you at the in-house spa with L’Occitane En Provence products. This will be an amazing way to relax after your long journey.

    After settling in visit the Gangaramaya Temple where your whole family will be blessed by a Buddhist monk with a sacred thread which will be wrapped around your wrists. Witness the hair relics of Lord Buddha enshrined at the temple along with the smallest Buddha statue in the world. The entire temple is a living museum with collections from all around the world. 

    The Sapumal Foundation is one of the best-kept secrets in the country. Don’t be surprised to have this entire art gallery, all to yourself. This is a quick visit which will give you an idea as to how a group of individuals in Colombo got together to change the country as they saw it through their various talents in Art, Architecture and Writing skills. Explore this amazing collection of best preserved original paintings in the country. You will not see a better collection anywhere else on the island. Spend around 30 minutes at this colonial house.

    High Tea will be served at the Galle Face Hotel (between 4-6 pm) where you will enjoy the breathtaking views from the Verandah restaurant which sits at the edge of the Indian Ocean. For more than a century and a half, the High Tea at Galle Face Hotel had been where adventurers, authors, generals and world leaders have sat at this very location sipping Ceylon tea.

    A table will be reserved for dinner at the iconic Gallery Café, a semi-fine dining outdoor café and the number one location in Colombo for dinner. This used to be the former office complex of the world renowned Sri Lankan architect – the late Geoffrey Bawa. The open-air dining area looks over an intimate courtyard and reflecting pool. The Sri Lankan – inspired dishes focus on fresh ingredients and bold, clean flavours. Desserts focus on chocolate.

    Return back to the hotel and once the children are tucked into the beds, you can take a 2-minute drive to the Kingsbury Hotel where the Sky Lounge at the rooftop offers one of the best places which offer cigars, premium champagne and signature molecular cocktails with accompanying music.

  • Day 2

    Udawalawe National Park

    Hotel: 4* Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort, Sri Lanka Half Board

    After breakfast at the hotel, check out of Galle Face hotel and drive to Udawalawe. Lunch will be at the hotel and afterwards get onboard a 4x4 jeep for a wildlife safari in the Udawalawe National Park.

    Enjoy a big game drive in the Udawalawe National Park witnessing the wild elephants and many other animals in their natural habitat. This is the third most visited park in the country and elephant sightings are almost guaranteed.

    Dinner will be at the hotel.  

  • Days 3 - 5

    Yala National Park

    Hotel: 5* Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa, Sri Lanka Full Board

    After breakfast, drive to Hambantota and check into Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort & Spa which has got many features and facilities for children such as Kids and Teens Club, Cool Zone, supervised children’s activities, kids bike rentals, kids pool and water slides, etc

    During your three-night stay here you can enjoy two leopard and sloth bear safaris in the Yala national park.

    Take a jeep ride in the Yala national park in search of the elusive leopards, sloth bears, wild elephants, wild boar, sambur deer, spotted deer, water buffalo and many bird species. The park is one of the best places in the world to see leopards. Early morning and late in the afternoon are the best times to settle in for some leopard and bear sightings.

  • Days 6 - 7

    Galle Fort

    Hotel: 4* Amangalla, Sri Lanka Bed & Breakfast

    After breakfast check out of the hotel and drive to Galle Fort. Meet up with an expert resident in the UNESCO Galle Fort who will take you around this magical enclosed living heritage city showing you the hidden gems and explaining about the lifestyle of the people. This will be a real hands-on experience where you will get a real idea about how the Portuguese, Dutch and the British have left their mark on Sri Lanka and how their descendants are living inside the Dutch Fort.

    Visit a Turtle Hatchery in the evening as well. Sri Lanka is home to five of the seven turtle species in the world and several parts of the island are breeding grounds for these turtles. There’re several turtle hatcheries around the country who help the turtles by keeping them in tanks for 4 days and releasing them back into the ocean on the following day, so as to give them a better fighting chance of survival out in the ocean. Visit a hatchery to witness this entire process. Turtle releasing happens during specific times of the day so that the turtles who go into the water will have a better chance, rather than being prey to larger animals.

    On the next day go on a whale and dolphin watching session. Drive to the Mirissa harbor to get on board your boat for a session of whale watching where you will have the chance to witness blue whales, sperm whales and spinner dolphins. You will have an air conditioned cabin with a bathroom along with a lounge area for relaxation as well.

    Lunch will be at the Galle Fort Hotel & Casa Mirissa.

    Dinner will be at Fort Printers Hotel.  

  • Day 8

    Departure Day

    Hotel: * ,

    VIP Departure to the airport to connect with your flight. You will have access to the Executive Lounge as well. All transfers will be in your own Motor Home with two double beds, washroom, kitchen and flat screen TV’s to keep your children entertained during travelling. An English speaking qualified nanny will be available with you throughout the journey to assist with the children. 

  • HOTEL in SRI LANKA

    4* GALLE FACE HOTEL, SRI LANKA

    Sri Lanka’s iconic landmark, The Galle Face Hotel, is situated in the heart of Colombo, along the seafront and facing the famous Galle Face Green.One of the oldest hotels east of the Suez, The Galle Face Hotel embraces its rich history and legendary traditions, utilizing them to create engaging, immersive experiences that resonate with old ...
  • HOTEL in SRI LANKA

    4* GRAND UDAWALAWE SAFARI RESORT, SRI LANKA

    The Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort, offering 4-star facilities, is the only hotel of its’ class in the area. This is an environmental friendly hotel, with infrastructure such as sewerage treatment plant and waste water treatment facilities geared for the whole project presently in place. The Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort, situated on 7 acr...
  • HOTEL in SRI LANKA

    5* HAMBANTOTA GOLF RESORT & SPA, SRI LANKA

    Overlooking the pristine southern coast of beautiful Sri Lanka, Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa is located along the ancient Spice Route in a city steeped in rich history. Hambantota is known for its natural beauty and wildlife, and allows visitors to explore Asia’s most fascinating nature sanctuaries, including the Yala, Udawalawe, Lunu...
  • HOTEL in SRI LANKA

    4* AMANGALLA, SRI LANKA

    A stately grande dame in the city of Galle on Sri Lanka’s south coast, Amangalla has the period charm of a bygone era. Built in 1684, the historic edifice retains its heritage in every architectural and decorative detail. Polished teak floorboards date back to the building’s origins, and the interiors are decorated with antiques ...

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Itinerary Overview

Day 1 Colombo Day 2 Udawalawe National Park Days 3 - 5 Yala National Park Days 6 - 7 Galle Fort Day 8 Departure Day

Price Includes

- All hotels on the meal basis as mentioned

- Transfers in a Motor Home throughout the tour

- VIP arrival and departure service with lounge access at the airport

- All experiences and exclusives mentioned 

- All entrance fees, jeep safaris and boat rides mentioned

- All spa treatments mentioned in the programme

- An English speaking qualified nanny throughout the entire journey to assist with children

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For 2 adults and 2 children below 12 years sharing in 2 Double or 1 Double and 1 Twin interconnecting in all hotels.

Guide price per person: £2621 / excl. sports

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