Cultural Triangle Minneriya National Park Kandy Uda Walawe National Park South West Beaches

Sri Lanka is the ideal destination for a family holiday, with diverse experiences and activities to cater to adults and kids alike. Flying into Colombo, you will head to the cultural triangle for a stay at the unique mud house, where you will have plenty of time to enjoy the wide range of activities on offer before heading into the heart of the cultural Triangle! Head south through central Sri Lanka to Kandy, where you will pay a visit to Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage and enjoy a day of white water rafting before travelling to Uda Walawe National Park for a couple of days of Jeep safaris to spot elephants and other animals before ending your holiday with a few days to relax by the beach.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • National Park Safaris
  • Explore the Southern Beaches of Sri Lanka
  • Whitewater rafting
  • Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage

What’s included

  • Private tours for most included activities
  • Meet & greet airport service
  • Luxury or boutique accommodation at your chosen level
  • Expert guides in each destination


This is an example itinerary. It is fully flexible; you can add or detract days and include hotels at your chosen budget. It departs daily.



Price Guide

$1700 – $3000+ pp

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Day 1

Fly to Colombo

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Day 2


Day at leisure to enjoy the wide range of activities at the Mudhouse, including kayaking, guided nature walks, cycling, cooking classes and visits to nearby cultural sites, to name just a few!

Day 3

Minneriya National Park

Today’s drive will take you to Habarana in the heart of Sri Lanka’s cultural Triangle. You will experience a Jeep Safari this afternoon in nearby Minneriya National Park. You will get to see some interesting bird life, wild deer and if you’re lucky a heard of wild elephants!

Day 4

Cultural Triangle

Your private driver guide will meet you this morning for your full-day excursion to Sigiriya and Polonnaruwa. Your first visit of the day will be to Sigiriya Rock, and I would highly recommend climbing to the top as the views are truly spectacular. From Sigiriya, you will head to Sri Lanka’s medieval capital, Polonnaruwa, now a Unesco World Heritage site. You will have plenty of time to explore the ruins of the Royal Palace and other highlights, including the Shiva Temple and the remains of the former Temple of The Tooth.

Day 5-6


Today’s journey will take you south to the delightful city of Kandy. En route, visit the unique cave temples at Dambulla, which contain several statues of Buddha of varying sizes. On arrival in Kandy, enjoy an orientation tour, including the bazaar, arts and crafts centre and gem museum. You will also visit the legendary temple of the Tooth Relic and enjoy a cultural show before returning to your hotel.

Day 7


Today, you will embark on an exciting whitewater rafting adventure on the Kelaniya Ganga. If this does not appeal or you are travelling with young children, plenty of other options are available.

Day 8-9

Uda Walawe National Park

Depart from Kandy this morning and transfer to Uda Walawe National Park. This afternoon, enjoy your first game drive through the park known for being home to a high population of elephants, wild buffalo, monkeys and numerous species of deer.

Day 10-12

South West Beaches

Spend the day relaxing by the beach or by the pool. Sri Lanka’s South West beaches are renowned for offering a wide range of watersports for thrill seekers and those who want to stay active!

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Day 13

Fly home

A note on price

The prices outlined above are a rough guide to give you an idea of costs and enable you to budget for your trip.

Guide prices are generally for private arrangements based on twin share, in well located, good quality accommodation (excluding international flights).

Please note costs are indicative and may vary due to a number of factors such as; travel date, hotel choice, room category, number of people travelling and prevailing exchange rates.

Price Guide $1700 – $3000+ per person

When to travel

jan feb mar apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec

Travel to Sri Lanka is possible at any time of year as the rains affect different areas at different times, however some months offer more predictable good weather throughout the country than others. There are generally two annual monsoons, the North-East monsoon which brings rains to that part of the country from October to January and the South-West monsoon rains from May to July. There is also a period from October through to the first half of November, when rain and thunderstorms can occur across the island. Temperatures are constant and average around 30 degrees centigrade on a year round basis throughout the country except for the cooler Hill Country, making it perfect to visit all year round. The driest seasons in Sri Lanka are from December to March for the west coast, the south coast and the Hill Country, and from April to September for the ancient cities region and the east coast.

Add on’s

This Sri Lanka itinerary has many add-on holiday options; for example, you could head to TheTea Country in the mountains and learn about tea production. Or Yala National Park for a luxury safari experience.

The main flight hubs of Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok also easily access Sri Lanka, making city stopovers or beach extensions on Asia’s fabulous sandy shores easy to arrange.

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