With an exciting mix of culture, nature, safari and tropical beaches, it comes as no surprise that Sri Lanka is quickly becoming a popular destination for families. Hop on a plane and escape the melting pot of high-rise buildings and city cabs, to acres of beautiful lush green landscapes and tranquil palm-fringed beaches. Hire a driver, pack the car with your kids’ favorite toys and head out on a road trip of a lifetime!
*Plan ahead to ensure you get the best accommodation to suit your family’s needs.
*Road trips in Sri Lanka can mean anything from 2 – 5 hours on the road and so with this in mind, pack plenty of exciting toys, books and treats to keep the kiddies entertained. Leap & Hop books are filled with puzzles, games and fun facts based on Sri Lanka. Entertaining and educational, what’s not to like?
*Take lots of sunblock and children’s mosquito spray, as well as their favorite hats to keep them shaded from the scorching Sri Lankan sun!
*If hiring a driver, be sure to check they have a child seat if required.
*Book train tickets at least three weeks in advance to ensure seats on the first class observation train. It is the best place to sit and soak in the spectacular views as your train winds through the plantations. Don’t forget to wave to the tea pickers as you pass by!