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Travel to southern Sri Lanka, with kids ideas of where to go

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Travel to southern Sri Lanka, with kids ideas of where to go

We are staying in Sri Lanka on our return journey to the UK travelling wth 2 children 6 and 8 our time is limited 5 full days and nights so our plan is stay in the South east around Mirrissa and Tangelle.

Are these areas two close together should we be moving further around the coast towards Yala just need yo think of return journey to Columba to get the plane home at 1.00

Would like to include wildlife beaches and some culture.

In terms of wildlife trips which wildlife park would you recommend should we leave the beach resort and stay in Tissamaharama for a night or can these trips be completed easily from our base.

Can you recommend temples caves or waterfalls to easily explore

At present our ideas are

Possible wale watching

Turtles

Beach

Wildlife safari

Temples

Jungle

Thanks for any ideas

Raja & the Whales
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1. Re: Travel to southern Sri Lanka, with kids ideas of where to go

Hi there.

Have a look at 'top question' about day trips from beach resorts. Yes enough options, also jungle and waterfalls at Kanneliya forest. Mirissa and Tangalle are 40 km apart (1 to 1:15 hours) but still I'd recommend to stay Tangalle also, as it could _just_ be used as basis for Yala or Uda Walawe; 1:45 hours drive to there which means with an afternoon safari you'd be back 8 PM.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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2. Re: Travel to southern Sri Lanka, with kids ideas of where to go

Thanks so much appreciate the very quick response.

In terms of weather it's early April 3 -9 I think this is just pre monsoon weather am I right?

Thank you again

Jo

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3. Re: Travel to southern Sri Lanka, with kids ideas of where to go

Hi again Jo,

Yes should be quite hot. Sea not guaranteed quiet anymore however. See another top question for the details.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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