14 days of responsible travel and incredible family adventures in Sri Lanka

Lucy Pares
22nd November 2017

Where would your imagination take you if you could design a perfect family holiday to Sri Lanka?

If Better Places Travel ask you that question, don’t hesitate to answer with your wildest dreams. As experts in tailor-made family holidays, they believe in giving families free rein to explore the world and make unforgettable memories, while they take care of the details.

And, as specialists in responsible tourism, the details for Better Places Travel include working directly with local communities, travelling responsibly in every sense and leaving nothing behind but good feeling, in the rare and beautiful places they visit.

Tempted by the idea of designing an extraordinary family holiday to Sri Lanka with a clear conscience, the advantage of expert local knowledge and all the practicalities covered? See what 14 days touring Sri Lanka with your own personal driver, and Better Places Travel’s exceptional planning skills, looks like.

Day one – meet your driver and travel to Negombo

An overnight stay in the coastal town of Negombo is just enough time to fit in a few of the sights, catch your breath by the sea, and try some of Sri Lanka’s amazing cooking for the first time.


Day two to four – find the heart of Sri Lanka and amazing Sigiriya

Travel to the heart of Sri Lanka where ancient cities, astonishing monuments and gentle rural life all come together for the next thrilling three days.


Day five – explore Kandy, the ancient royal capital of Sri Lanka

Have a family day, free to explore the historic city of Kandy, or fill 24 hours full of Better Places Travel handpicked experiences:


Day six and seven – take the scenic route from Kandy to Ella and hike to Ella Rock and Little Adam’s Peak

One of the world’s great scenic rail journeys takes you through soaring mountains and tea plantations to the quaint village of Ella in Sri Lanka’s Central Highlands. Your driver will meet you at the station. Choose whatever you want to do in Ella from energetic mountain treks to touring historic tea estates.


Day eight to eleven – go on family safari in Yala National Park

Yala is Sri Lanka’s most visited national park and home to the country’s ‘big four’: elephant, sloth bear, leopard and wild buffalo. Four fantastically exciting days here balance amazing wildlife experiences with lazy family time and fun learning for kids.


Day twelve to fourteen – take a beach break on Sri Lanka’s south coast

Beachy and beautiful Unawatuna is where you’ll be based for the rest of the holiday. Prepare to discover everything you’ve heard about Sri Lanka’s paradise south coast is an understatement, and get ready for miles of sand, trimmed with coconut palms and unbroken views of the mesmerising Indian Ocean.

Design your own holiday in Sri Lanka with Better Places Travel

This Better Places Travel family holiday is €756 per person for a family of four travelling in low season and was designed with the help of local Sri Lanka expert, Sanjeewani. It includes:

Sanjeewani is the Better Places Travel expert who creatively collaborates with families worldwide to design unforgettable, responsible and low-impact holidays in Sri Lanka.

Email Sanjeewani@betterplacestravel.com for more information on your next family holiday to Sri Lanka.


Find out more about Better Places Travel and how to design your own dream family holiday and make it happen responsibly.

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