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family holiday to Sri Lanka

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family holiday to Sri Lanka

we are looking to go on a 2 week holiday to Sri Lanka with our 2 children aged 9 and 11 yrs in late June early July. We have not got an extensive budget so luxuries will be kept to a minimum.

We would like to tour the island first for approx 5 days. Our flight would arrive at about 3am. The rest of our time would we would like to spend in a guest house or villa with pool close to the beach.

We think hiring a safe local driver with car would be ideal to see the sights. Do the drivers organise the route to your specification and accommodation? How much do they usually charge?

Where would be a great place either guest house or villa to stay near a beach for our final days and thinking of getting back to the airport.

Is there a lot of rain in late June/early July to spoil the holiday.

Could anyone give us any advice?

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1. Re: family holiday to Sri Lanka

Mark, before you book flights etc, I's suggest visiting the destination forum for Sri Lanka, and also buyung a good guide book like Lonely Planet. Where thew words Sri Lanka appear in this post in blue, click on it and this shpuld take you straight to the forum page.

The destination forum has a green band running along the top of it, with subjects like hotels, things to do, with further drop down menu's. There should also be a FAQ on the right hand side of the page which again will have tourist information/visa's,possible just back reports, weather and when to go etc.

The reviews are particularly helpful as many travellers will add their photo's.

Edited: 29 December 2013, 19:55
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2. Re: family holiday to Sri Lanka

We did this trip 2 y.ago, having a driver, we made the golden triangle and then the beach time.In Sri lanka there are two monsoons, so in July you can do the mainland tour but for beach, you can only go to the east part of the island (Trincomalee).This year we searched again for some friends the same hotels and they went double, as it seems that the country becomes a hotspot again! So you must search thoroughly if you are in budget, but the country is wonderful.

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