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Exploring Sri Lanka

Toddler’s Tour of Sri Lanka

If you are travelling to Sri Lanka with young children, then we understand that 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 it’s 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. And it’s just a starting point, to inspire you!

Your Itinerary

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.

Day 2: - Rosyth 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.

Day 3: - Spend the day with elephants

On day 3 your driver will take you and the children to visit a nearby ethical elephant experience.

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.

What's included?

  • 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 breakfast included basis 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.

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, however the price varies seasonally so should be used as a guideline only. 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.


  • International Flights.
  • Entrances fees to the points of interest i.e. Temple of the Tooth
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned above.
  • Gratuities for drivers or guides.
  • Personal allowances.
  • Visas and any other prevailing entry requirements at the time of travel
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There is only one word to describe Colombo and that is hectic! It can be fun with a handful of good shops and restaurants to explore but we wouldn't overly recommend it as the first point of call for newcomers to Sri Lanka. It isn't a must see. More
Kandy is 3 hours from Colombo and the religious heartland of Sri Lanka. It was made a world heritage site in 1988. The city's main attraction is the Temple of the Tooth, home to Sri Lanka 's most precious Buddhist relic which becomes the focus of a fortnight long festival known as the Perahera each July. Other points of interest include the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, Royal Botanical Gardens and the Commonwealth Cemetery. More
Originally a fishing town the long beaches of Negombo are nowadays dominated by tourists who like the short transfer times from Colombo International Airport. With a few good hotels, Negombo is a popular jumping off point for visitors but it is by far the most touristy town in Sri Lanka and so may not appeal to everyone. More
Bentota is just 2 hours from the airport and as such has a good range of facilities such as watersports and local restaurants. There are a number of larger hotels along the main beach, but your likely to have the smaller beaches to yourself. The area is ideal for families with elephant rides on the beach, banana rides year round and Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery nearby. More
Hikkaduwa is traditionally a surfer town and so has a number of laid back beachfront bars and restaurants, as well as two of the only discos on the island. We have a few accommodation options in Hikkaduwa and recommend it as a day trip from both Bentota and Galle for the glass bottom boat and chance to swim with turtles in the bay. More
Galle Fort
The Galle Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage site thanks to its Dutch colonial past and makes a great day trip from a coastal villa. It has a real cosmopolitan feel due to boutique gift shops and hotel restaurants, mixed with Moorish, Portuguese, Dutch and British history. It is possible to stay in the fort and definitely fun for a few nights. It is approx 3 hours from the airport.
Adam's Peak
Adam's Peak at 7500 ft high is the most famous physical feature in Sri Lanka and a place of pilgrimage. Sri Lankans come mainly in the month of April to pay their respects to the mountains deity Sumana, while foreigners come to admire the sunrise. The climb takes several hours and is done at night, therefore only suitable for the physically fit. More
Yala National Park
Yala National Park on the southeast tip of the island is the most well known of Sri Lanka 's 15 wildlife reserves. Yala is prime leopard spotting territory, especially in August when the area is at its driest, but it is also home to a healthy population of elephants, sloth bears, crocodiles, wild boar, buffalo, jackal and an abundance of bird life. More
Ella has one of the best views in Sri Lanka - through the Ella Gap to the Kirinda Lighthouse on the coast 1000m below. Ella can be reached by road or rail, 7 hours from Colombo. Home to some lovely waterfalls, working tea estates and mini Adam's Peak you can happily spend a few nights in this charming little hill town. More
Home to the Kelani River, Kitugala is a pretty riverside village dedicated to white water rafting, canyoning and kayaking. More
Arugam Bay
Arugam Bay on the east coast of Sri Lanka is a surf paradise, popular with backpackers during the months of April - September. Best avoided in the off season when most of the local businesses close down. More

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