It might be small compared to its neigbour that towers to the north, but Sri Lanka is a wonderfully diverse and fascinating country. Packed full of ancient ruins, hilltop temples, sandy beaches and national parks home to herds of elephants, it has everything you need for the perfect family getaway.
The Cultural Triangle, marked by the three points of Kandy, Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa is a culturally rich area home to ruined cities, fortresses, and temples and monuments that can be explored by bike. Children will love entering the palace complex of Sigiriya through a pair of enormous lion’s feet amd exploring the extraordinary caves of Dambulla.
Go in search of wildlife in Yala and Gal Oya National Parks, enjoying a safari through the parks, eyes on stalks as you look out for calfs splashing in the watering holes and monkeys swinging between the trees. And of course, no trip to Sri Lanka would be complete without some time relaxing as a family on the beautiful coast.