Flew sri lankan airlines. Have used them a few times now and always had good flights. You mentioned that you are travelling as a group I would recommend contacting them first as they were brilliant at sorting seats and a few bits for us in flight. Or signing up for sky wards to sort out seating together etc. X
Hi! Been trying to find this thread after noticing it but not having time to post...
Sri Lanka...all I can say is...DO IT!!!
I decided to get married abroad and chose this beautiful country. (None of us are from there but chose thought it looked nice and liked the culture)
Well - 25 of us went (Children aged between 4 and 12) various aged adults - and had a brilliant time! As we were dragging people out for a week we were worried about how they would enjoy it...well it caters for everyone. Pool side loungers, adventurers, beach lovers etc
The elephant trips are a must and you are in amongst them if you want.
I loved it as did everyone that came...even tho they too were worried they wouldnt. Kids loved it too - the turtle hatchery's were a good trip for them.
If you have any q's please do ask away.
I cant wait to go back one day and take my bubs to see where Mummy and Daddy tied the knot on the most amazing week of my life!
Sri Lankan people are lovely - I really can not recommend it enough.
Magical Sri Lanka offers so much to see and do you might need more than one trip. Palm lined deserted beaches lay along side breathtaking vistas of abundant wildlife, ancient history and peaceful country hills. Holidays Sri Lanka vacations offer beaches ideal for relaxing like the active seaside community of Negombo. With wide sandy beaches and in easy reach of airports, great low cost eateries, Negombo is a must see for any Sri Lankan visitor.
Thank you so much soli. At the moment I have so many qusetions I don't know where to start. I will try and do some research and come back to you with some specific questions.
We live in France, and as a family have only ever been to the UK or Spain on holiday. We have never had the possiblity to travel further before, and I really don't know if we will get the chance again before the children are grown up. I want this holiday to be a memorable one. Whilst I am sure we will spend a couple of days on the beach I want to do lots more exciting things.
Elephants of course are a must, and I've just found out you can see dolphins and whales. We would probably like to do some snorkling. on top of that I would love to see Sigiriya, and the temple of the golden tooth. I'd also love to do a train journey if possible.
I'm getting excited now. We have talked about this holiday for six months aldready, but couldn't decide where to go, I think Sri Lanka is the place!
Sri Lanka is an incredible country and I have been several times for holiday and work.
February will be a good time to go as the country has different monsoon seasons depending on where you go but luckily February is dry season for the north east and South west. There really are loads of things to do and see and kids will love it, I will definitely take mine when the are a bit older.
I don't know if you are after a beach holiday, but I could consider maybe having a weak on the coast then a weak in Kandy which is inland but extremely beautiful, built around a lake and the home of the temple of the golden tooth, which you can visit and has some great evening entertainment with the Kandian dancer which are famous in Sri Lanka. Also close to Kandy is the Pinnawala elephant orphanage which is a must IMO. Also very close to the Pinnawala orphanage you will see many opportunities for elephant rides and bathing elephants - this is truly an incredible experience and amazing for kids.
Further away from Kandy is Sigiriya considered to be an 8th wonder of the world and really is a breathtaking place.
Don't have time to write more now but feel free to pm me for info.
We are planning a big family holiday somewhere resonably exotic. We are tied into a 2 week slot in February (2012). We have thought about South Africa or India, but wondered whether Sri Lanka might be a better plan. We would like to incorperate some culture, something to do with animals and a bit of beach time.
Has anyone been with children? Ours will be 5,10 and 12 at the time of travel.