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Trip Overview
Sri Lanka has an amazing array of mesmerising sites to visit. From the ancient cave temples of Dambulla to the world famous Temple of the Tooth, there is something to fascinate everyone. We climb to the top of the Lions Rock Fortress in Sigiriya, take a game drive to see elephants in their natural habitat and visit Kandy which is the cultural hub of Sri Lanka. After exploring the tea plantations in the cool highlands we travel to Yala National Park where we take a game drive in search of leopard! Finally we head to the idyllic palm-fringed beaches of the south coast, the perfect end to a varied and fun holiday.
Essential Info
Starts: Start Chilaw.
Ends: End Colombo.
Ages: Min 9
Theme: Family
Trip Code: EFIS
Countries visited: Sri Lanka
What's Included


All breakfasts and 1 lunch included


Two weeks exploring the best that Sri Lanka has to offer, the perfect family destination Transport minibus, jeep and bicycle


Trip Highlights

•    Explore the lost city fortress of Sigiriya

•    Relax on palm-fringed tropical beaches

•    The ancient cave temple of Dambulla

•    A game drive in Yala National Park

•    Cycling through lush green rice paddy field

•    Game drive in Minneriya National Park to see elephants in their natural habitat

Dates & Availability
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Departing: 4th Apr 2021
Returning: 16th Apr 2021
Availability: Good
Departing: 25th Jul 2021
Returning: 6th Aug 2021
Availability: Good
Departing: 1st Aug 2021
Returning: 13th Aug 2021
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Departing: 8th Aug 2021
Returning: 20th Aug 2021
Availability: Good
Departing: 15th Aug 2021
Returning: 27th Aug 2021
Availability: Good
Departing: 19th Dec 2021
Returning: 31st Dec 2021
Availability: Good
Itinerary & Notes
We arrive in the afternoon at Colombo's Bandaranike Airport and transfer to our hotel at Chilaw on the coast, approximately an hour and a half north of the airport. Those not flying with the group will join us at the hotel in time for the welcome briefing. *Carolina Beach Hotel or similar*
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From a warm welcome at the airport to a sad goodbye at the end, this was the best holiday we have ever had! Our tour leader ensured we experienced the real Sri Lanka in a responsible way with numerous activities and something to suit everyone. Our group of 8 adults and 8 children (aged 10-17) became great friends and the organisation of our leader meant we could relax and enjoy our holiday. Be warned - going back to work is difficult after such a great trip!!
the tour was a great introduction to this very beautiful and exotic island. It was well organized and well paced providing a balance of culture and nature, with plenty of relaxing time too.
We had an amazing time on this trip; all of the members of our family- 2 adults and 3 children aged 16, 14 and 12 enjoyed it hugely. It was a great mix of culture, wildlife and beaches! Sri Lanka is a gorgeous island, the people are incredibly friendly and welcoming, and the food was fantastic- we especially enjoyed the food made by local families, which we lucky enough to try several times
Such an amazing holiday from start to finish. Was an excellent opportunity for our us and our son to experience the culture of this wonderful country with like minded families.
This is a full on trip where you feel like you've had a real taste of Sri Lanka. It ticks all the boxes - wildlife, adventure, culture, food, local life and makes you fall in love with a very beautiful country.
Not having been on such a trip with our children (16 and 13) before we were not sure what to expect. Truth was, we had a wonderful time with so many experiences it is hard to list them all here but a few to pick out are the cycling around Sigiriya village, whale watching, elephant riding ,tuk-tuk escapades....
Another great holiday from Exodus. A bit less full on than the other trips we have done (Egypt and India) which was good and Sri Lanka is well worth visiting for the scenery, people and food!
Amazing time and great holiday for kids and families.
Sri Lanka is surely underrated as a tourist destination. The whole Sri Lankan experience was a lot better than any other destination I have been to (and I have been travelling regularly for many many years). The food, people, the setting, every changing landscapes, stunning beaches and the perfect climate all makes it worth the journey. For a family it an ideal destination - where you and your kids will experience a whole new world together. It is a very child friendly place.
The holiday was beyond amazing!  Sri Lanka is diverse, beautiful and with people who are so happy to show you their country of which they are very proud.
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