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Start this seven-night family themed itinerary with a night at a hotel close to the Colombo Airport so that you and the kids can have a restful sleep before an exciting trip ahead. Travel north the next morning to Wilpattu, Sri Lanka’s largest national park which boasts a variety of wildlife including 31 species of mammals. Stay at a family-friendly campsite bordering the park where you can go on morning and evening game drives to the park and where your kids will be looked-after whilst you and your partner go on a private game drive or enjoy some much needed quiet time. From there travel to the Cultural Triangle, where you can relish over a traditional rice and curry at a village setting and climb the majestic Sigiriya Rock Fortress. During your time in the area, explore Polonnaruwa citadel and witness the cast of Monkey Kingdom in its natural habitat. Travel to Kegalle via Kandy, stopping over to explore Kandy town and a visit to the Temple of the Tooth before calling it a night. The next day, enjoy a leisurely breakfast before visiting Millennium Elephant Foundation where you can interact closely with some of the resident elephants at the foundation.

How long?

  • 7

  • 8


Depending on the time of your flights, you may need an extra initial night near the airport. We will be happy to advise you.


Price is available upon request. Rates vary depending on the time of the year and the number of people traveling. Email us if you’re interested in this particular itinerary. Let us know when you’d like to travel and how many rooms you need in each hotel.

Day 1 to 2
The Wallawwa
The Wallawwa - Sri Lanka In Style

The Wallawwa


Though situated just a few kilometers from the airport, The Wallawwa feels nothing like a transit hotel. Sitting in acres of beautifully mature gardens, this charming boutique hotel is a sanctuary of serenity and style where the old merges beautifully with the new. Built over 200 years ago in the traditional “Dutch warehouse’ colonial design, The Wallawwa is the most ancient manor house in the entire province and was an ancestral home for many years.

With its completely secluded location, The Wallawwa is a luxurious private hideaway whose 17 boutique bedrooms, exquisite food and wonderfully oversized Z Spa are the perfect ingredients for a relaxing and memorable stay. The hotel’s signature swimming pool sits in the garden a short distance from the main house, while a yoga garden is peacefully located beside the spa.

Activities during your stay

  • Relax and recover from jetlag
Day 2 to 4
Noel Rodrigo's Leopard Safaris Camp Wilpattu
Wilpattu National Park
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Noel Rodrigo's Leopard Safaris Camp Wilpattu

Wilpattu National Park

Situated on the buffer zone of the Wilpattu National Park, the largest wildlife park in Sri Lanka, Noel Rodrigo’s Leopard Safaris provides a great camping experience. Guests are welcomed to the campsite midday where they have a delicious Sri Lankan lunch before heading out for the evening game drive.

The customized Toyota jeeps used for the game drives are equipped with camera support points, binoculars, monopods, sandbags and battery-charging facilities for photographers. The engines are quiet, therefore perfect for wildlife spotting. You may be lucky enough to spot leopards and sloth bears as well as other mammals and numerous bird species.

Noel Rodrigo’s Leopard Safaris operates on an all-inclusive basis offering tented accommodation, two game drives per day in a customized vehicle accompanied by an experienced guide, snacks and drinks on game drives, all meals at camp, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and all park entry fees. If guests are interested in going on a private game drive accompanied by a naturalist an additional supplement is applicable.

Activities during your stay

  • Go on game drives to Wilpattu National Park
Day 4 to 6
Water Garden
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Water Garden


Water Garden Sigiriya located in the historically diverse cultural triangle is a tribute to the ancient water gardens that once occupied the lands surrounding the Sigiriya rock fortress. Designed by renowned

Sri Lankan architect, Channa Daswatte, the boutique hotel has been built with the concept that the majestic Sigiriya rock serves as the background image.

The 30 villas categorized as Standard, Deluxe and Duplex, are scattered across 35 acres amidst greenery and a variety of waterbodies. The reception is an open area furnished with chairs affording an uninterrupted view of the Sigiriya rock. The area is connected to the restaurant and bar through a narrow pathway flanked by two lakes on either side. The twin level bar is located adjacent to the pool, while the restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating is on the furthest corner from the pool.

Activities during your stay

  • Lunch at Hiriwadunna
  • Climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress
  • Explore Polonnaruwa citadel
  • Meet the monkeys of Polonnaruwa
Day 6 to 8
Rosyth Estate House
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Rosyth Estate House


Rosyth’s Estate House near the elephant orphanage-famed town of Kegalle will give you a pretty good idea of life as a planter. Dating back to 1926, this smart colonial cottage perched on the side of a verdant valley is set within 62 acres of a lush rubber and tea estate at 1,100ft high. Take a wander through the plantation, or better still, go with Rosyth’s hospitable manager for a thorough tour. The estate has many walking trails and bicycles are also available for guests’ use.

Renovated in 2010, this characterful bungalow is home to nine ensuite bedrooms, a cozy TV snug and an open plan living/dining room, and is enveloped by a lush tropical garden. This breezy locality is immersed in blissful tranquility; the noisiest part of the day is dawn’s exotic bird (and chipmunk) chorus.

The nine individually-designed bedrooms are air-conditioned and named after local fruits and spices and categorized into Classic Rooms, Deluxe Rooms, Classic Suites and Plantation Suites.

Activities during your stay

  • Explore Kandy town
  • Visit the Temple of the Tooth
  • Meet the elephants with an elephant expert




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