Toddler’s Tour of Sri Lanka

10 Nights


If you are travelling to Sri Lanka with young children then keeping the amount of travelling to a minimum is essential. At the same time it is a shame to simply do a fly and flop as there is so much more to Sri Lanka than lovely beaches. Our Toddler’s Tour of Sri Lanka is specially designed to ensure the whole family is able to get a good taste of Sri Lanka without ever having to spend longer than 2.5 hours in the car.

Day 1: - Arrive & Relax

Land at Colombo Iternational Airport where you will be greeted by your driver and transferred to The Wallawwa. Just 25 minutes from the airport this garden hotel is a oasis in which you can rest and relax after your flight. The two bedroom interconnecting family rooms are ideal with young children.

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Day 2: - Rosyth's Estate and Tea Factory

After a leisurely morning your driver will transfer you to Rosyth’ Estate House which is 45 minutes outside Kandy. Set on a working tea and rubber plantation the original planters bungalow has now been extended and modernised, but retains it history and old world charm. You really get to experience the hill country and a traditional plantation at Rosyth’s without travelling for hours up to Nuwara Eliya. On arrival at the hotel you can enjoy a pot of home grown tea before making your way to the factory for a late afternoon tour.

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Day 3: - The Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage

On day 3 your driver will take you and the children to visit the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage which is just 20 minutes from Rosyth’s. Mainly ex logging elephants whose mahouts could no longer afford to keep them, the animals have now formed a natural herd at the orphanage where they are protected. Visitor to the orphanage you can feed some of the younger elephants, before watching the whole herd bath in the river near the camp. After lunch you will return to Rosyth’s where you can spend the afternoon by the swimming pool.

Day 4: - Kandy City Tour

On your last full day at Rosyth’s your driver will take you to Rambukkana train station where you will catch the scenic railway into the centre of Kandy. Your driver will follow the train and collect you when you disembark. Kandy is the religious heartland of Sri Lanka. During your city tour you can visit the Temple of the Tooth which is the most sacred temple on the island, as well as the immaculately kept Commonwealth Cemetery and the stunning Royal Botanical Gardens.

Day 5 - 10: - West Coast Beaches & Relaxation

From Rosyth’s you can make your way down to the beaches on the west coast. A nice way to do this journey is to drive into the centre of Colombo and then take the coastal railway down to Bentota. Your driver will purchase tickets for you on the day and follow the train with your luggage. Once in Bentota there is plenty to keep you and the children busy such as a excursion to Kosgoda turtle hatchery, boat trips, fishing, surfing, markets, day trips to Galle and Hikkaduwa, cookery lessons etc… We would suggest staying in a private villa such as Sri Villa where you can have meals prepared to suit the children and you have space to sit out at night while the children are asleep. Sri Villas can also arrange babysitters should you fancy a night out.

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All prices correct at the time of writing and based on a family of four (2 adults and 2 children under 16 years) sharing a 2 bedroom family room/villa. The price is valid until 30th April 2016 and excludes peak season (15th Dec – 10th Jan). Please call us or email us at to discuss prices for your exact dates and occupancy requirements.

Please remember this is a sample itinerary and we are happy to modify it to suit your plans. We can add or remove days and look at different places to stay.

Price includes:

  • 1 Nights Accommodation at The Wallawwa on a bed and breakfast basis in a 2 Bedroom Family Suite.
  • 3 Nights Accommodation at Rosyth’s Estate House on a half board basis in a 2 Bedroom Family Suite.
  • 6 Nights Accommodation at Sri villa on a room only basis (with in house chef) in a 2 Bedroom Villa.
  • Road transfers and transport for the excursions mentioned, excluding your time on the coast.
  • Train Tickets from Rambukkana to Kandy.
  • Tourist Visas

Price excludes:

  • International Flights.
  • Entrances fees to the points of interest i.e. Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage and theTemple of the Tooth etc..
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned above.
  • Gratuities for drivers or guides.
  • Personal allowances.