The ideal package to visit and explore the unique hospitality in Sri Lanka with local family. You can enjoy your holiday with your loved ones exploring Sri Lanka with leisure and activities during the trip.
The package is originally designed for 19 days. But we are always happy to cater to our valuable clients’ requirements and therefore, it can be customized for different duration’s as per request.
Visit Negombo City and the local fish market
The Negombo town boasts several buildings dating back to the days of Dutch and Portuguese presence in the country. The beautiful sea shores and ocean are dotted with catamarans. The Negombo lagoon is famous for its harvest of lobsters, crabs, and prawns. Seafood auctions on the beach are a must see. Other highlights of the city are the Dutch Fort and the historic Catholic Church.
Overnight stay at a traditional homestay in Negombo.
En route, visit Yapahuwa Temple.
Yapahuwa was one of the ephemeral capitals of medieval Sri Lanka. The citadel of Yapahuwa, lying midway between Kurunagala and Anuradhapura, was built around a huge granite rock that abruptly rises almost a hundred metres above the surrounding lowlands.
Proceed to Polonnaruwa and arrive for an overnight stay at your traditional homestay in Polonnaruwa.
Visit Polonnaruwa, a World Heritage Site and the second capital of Sri Lanka built in the 11th and 12th centuries AD. Here you can see the ruins of the Royal Palace, the Gal Viharaya with four splendid statues of the Buddha in ‘Upright’, ‘Sedentary’, and ‘Recumbent’ postures carved out of rock; the Audience Hall, the Lotus Bath, the statue of King Parakramabahu, and the Parakrama Samudraya—a lake built by King Parakramabahu the Great. There are also famous places of worship such as the Shiva Temple, the Lankathilaka, the Watadage, the Galpotha, the Kiri Vehera, and the remains of a former Temple of the Tooth Relic.
On your way back to the hotel, witness a wood carving shop where you’ll find all the types of timber and hardwood available in Sri Lanka and all the creative furniture made by master craftspeople.
In the evening visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress
Climb the 5th-century Sigiriya Rock Fortress which is a World Heritage Site, built by King Kashyapa (477-495 AD). The ‘Lion Rock’ is a citadel of unusual beauty rising 200 metres from the scrub jungle. The rock was the innermost stronghold of the 70-hectare fortified town. A moat, rampart, and extensive gardens including the ethereal water gardens ring the base of the rock. Sheltered in a pocket of rock, the world-renowned ‘Heavenly Maidens’ frescoes of Sigiriya can be approached by a spiral stairway. These frescoes are painted in earth pigments on plaster.
Overnight stay at a traditional homestay in Polonnaruwa.
Dambulla Cave Temple
Dambulla Cave Temple is a World Heritage Sitebuilt by King Walagambahu in the 1st century BC It is also the most impressive of Sri Lanka’s cave temples. The five-cave complex has over 2000 sq. metres of painted walls and ceilings and is the largest area of paintings found in the world. It contains over 150 images of the Buddha, of which the largest is the colossal figure of the Buddha carved out of rock, spanning 14 metres long.
Thereafter, visit a spice garden in Matale.
Continue the journey to Kandy and take a tour of the city.
Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings, which is another World Heritage Site, its name conjuring visions of splendour and magnificence. Many of the legends, traditions, and folklore are still lovingly kept alive. Drive around the Kandy Lake built in 1806 by the last Sinhala king, Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe. Visit the bazaar, arts & crafts centre, a gem museum, with an active lapidary at work.
In the evening, visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and afterwards witness the cultural show.
Overnight stay at a homestay in Kandy
Breakfast at the homestay and proceed to Nuwara Eliya. En route, visit a tea plantation.
Because of its invigorating mountain climate and scenery, Nuwara Eliya is Sri Lanka’s most popular hill resort. It is also the heart of Sri Lanka’s tea country, producing a significant share of the world’s best tea. At 2.5-km high, see Sri Lanka’s highest mountain, Pidurutalagala. Nuwara Eliya also has one of the finest 18-hole golf courses in South Asia.
Check in to the hotel & relax.
Overnight stay at a bungalow in Nuwara Eliya
Breakfast at the bungalow and proceed to Tissamaharama.
En route, visit Ella Gap and Rawana Falls.
In the evening visit the Kataragama Hindu Temple.
Kataragama is perhaps the most visited holy place in the country. Hindus, Buddhists, and Muslims flock to the shrines located there. The deity most often associated with Kataragama is Skanda. Buddhists travel to Kataragama ostensibly to visit the Kirivehera, a dagoba where the Buddha is said to have meditated on his 3rd and final visit to Sri Lanka.
Overnight stay at an Agro Eco Resort in Tissamaharama.
Breakfast at the resort and enjoy the local lifestyle in the area
In the evening, visit the Yala National Park and go on a safari.
Yala is the largest national park in Sri Lanka, home for wild elephants, wild boar, wild buffalo, leopards, bears, deer, and crocodiles. Large flocks of migratory and indigenous birds are also found here.
Overnight stay at an Agro Eco Resort in Tissamaharama.
Breakfast at the resort and proceed to Ahangama
En route, visit the Hummanay Blow Hole in Tangalle.
Proceed to Ahangama and check in to the hotel.
Overnight stay at a hotel in Ahangama.
After a hotel breakfast, a day spent at leisure on the beach.
Witness the stilt fisherman in the surrounding area.
Visit Galle City
Galle was once the chief port of Sri Lanka. It is still well known for its handmade lace. You can also visit the World Heritage Site, Galle Fort (spanning 36 hectares), originally built by the Portuguese and later extended by the Dutch in 1663.
Overnight stay at a hotel in Ahangama
After a hotel breakfast, transfer to airport for your departure flight home.
En route, visit Colombo City.
Like many commercial capitals in developing countries, this city is rapidly changing. The swift development of skyscrapers arose from where old buildings once stood. Yet in some parts, the Old World charm is retained. For example, there is a 100-year-old clock tower and several British colonial buildings. Other places of interest are the Pettah Bazaar where one can enjoy bargain shopping; a Hindu and a Buddhist temple; residential areas where you find stately homes, and the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH), an outright gift to Sri Lanka from the People’s Republic of China.