Sri Lanka family adventure holiday

“Take your family on a two week tailor made tour in Sri Lanka that they'll never forget. English-speaking driver/guide, family-friendly accommodation and a choice of cultural and active adventures to suit the whole gang.”

Highlights

Safari in Wilpattu National Park | Climb up Sigiriya Rock fortress | Bicycle tour of Anuradhapura | Ritigala Monastery & Reserve | Elephants in Hurulu Forest Reserve | Hike in Knuckles Mountains | White water rafting on Kelaniya River | Family friendly hotels and homestays | Explore in bat-filled Belilena caves | Tea tasting | Colonial train ride from Kandy to Hatton | Tea plantations and waterfalls |

Description of Sri Lanka family adventure holiday

This two week tailor made adventure in Sri Lanka is for families who like to keep active on holiday as well as exploring and relaxing away from typical tourist trails.

From jeep safaris in Wilpattu National Park to cycle tours around the ancient city of Anuradhapura this is one family adventure holiday that you’ll never forget with a personalised blend of cultural enlightenment and exciting activities adding to the thrill of real life on the tear drop isle.

Not only will you be invited to try white water rafting on the Kelaniya River and train travel through traditional tea estates, but you’ll also get the chance to have your very own English-speaking guide and chauffer to show you Sri Lanka’s secret spots and regional recommendations.

Exploring in the company of a local guide is a real privilege and also gives you every opportunity to find out more about what you’re experiencing and where you’re visiting as you make your way from one characterful B&B guesthouse and village homestay to the next.

There's much more to just beaches in Sri Lanka and this tailor made tour lets your family find out more as they venture between temples, jungles and coastline on an incredibly immersive two week adventure.

Hello. If you'd like to chat about this holiday or need help finding one we're very happy to help. Rosy & team.

01273 823 700

Departure information

Tailor made: Available all year where everything is tweak-able, giving you the freedom to build a unique and personal trip for your chosen date. Upgrade your accommodation for all - or just part - of your trip, slow down the pace with few extra nights here and there or add a few more active adventures along the way.
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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Sri Lanka family adventure holiday

Environment

We love our planet. Our philosophy is that the holiday you take shouldn’t be at the cost of the environment. A commitment to responsible and sustainable tourism is part of our DNA and your holiday will be designed with this in mind. Our local partners are very well informed about the standards we have set and we ensure that they closely adhere to them. Our responsible tourism promise aims to ‘ creates better places for people to live in, and better places to visit’. Environment and sustainability is high on our list of concerns. We take pride in the achievement of a healthy balance between environment, local people and YOU, the tourist.

Visits to nature reserves and national parks are popular among holidaymakers to Sri Lanka. We give instructions to both our clients and guides on how to minimise impact on environment disturbance to the wildlife. During this tour you will have a chance to visit Yala National Park and also Ritigala Strict Nature Reserve. Purchasing tickets to these places helps financially to conserve the environment. These places depends on tourism and therefore flora and founa have to be maintained. We work with guides that are aware of environmental issues of the places, including elephant-human conflicts. They instruct our clients how to behave to not disturb the natural environment.

Your visit to Anuradhapura you will involve a bicycle tour which is a carbon-free method of exploring. White water rafting activity will also will be completely carbon-free method of exploring!


We offer many opportunities for our clients to experience what the ‘real’ Sri Lanka is:

We ensure that the hotels that we choosing for our holidays are doing something good for the environment, from recycling through growing their own fruits and vegetables to using solar power.

To ensure environmental awareness of our clients we provide them with detailed environmental information about places they visit, and how they can help.

We know our product well. We give instructions and training to our employees so they can provide the best and in-depth knowledge about the places that we are promoting.

Our clients are being inform how they can contribute to protect environment financially or if they would like to get involved in some local projects.

Community

Our specialist team designs each and every holidays with responsible holidays and ethical tourism approach.

We organise ethical & responsible holidays to Sri Lanka, Madagascar, Seychelles, Mauritius and Maldives.
We provides more enjoyable experiences for tourists through more meaningful connections with local people, and a greater understanding of local cultural, social and environmental issues.

One important area for sustainable tourism that we wish to highlight is ‘tea and spices’. Tea and spices are often purchased by tourists in Sri Lanka and taken home as a gift for friends or family. In our tours around Sri Lanka we encourage our clients to visit fairly-traded and organic tea and spices plantations. We also inform and advice our clients where they can buy products that have been fairly-traded.

You have to try a king coconut drink! It is the best refreshment while travelling in and about Sri Lanka. It is always cool, and refreshing. It is full of minerals. Most importantly, this small purchase will contribute to the small local businesses. We encourage our clients to eat at least one meal per day in local restaurants. This is beneficial for both local businesses and for tourists. Local businesses will gain the economic benefits through income and tourist will get unforgettable experience by interacting with local people.


On this tour you have the option to a stay with a local family. This is a great opportunity to learn about the country. You can learn how to make traditional rice and curry from the locals!

Our promises to support communities in this tour show that we implement responsible tourism wherever is possible in this program.
You will have an opportunity to visit local village where you can purchase craft and art directly from the craft man. You will also have many chances to try delicious, traditional food from small restaurants. Local communities will greatly benefit from the income. Local economy will also benefit as products are grown locally.

When visiting Kandy you will see a cultural show. The income from the ticket sale help to preserve local traditions and culture alive.

During this tour you will have a chance to visit tea plantations and spice gardens where you can buy the products directly cutting middle man and giving better income for farmers.

Visiting temples will help you to understand local traditions, culture and religion. Having knowledge about these will help you to understand and respect their life. We inform our clients about local culture, customs, how to behave, and what to wear whilst visiting places so as not to not offend local people and their culture.

When visiting attractions we will use a local guides. They are self educated guides who depend on tourism financially.
We use many small, locally own accommodations. You will support communities by staying in these places.

We provide a list of places as well as local communities and institutions if you would like to leave donations.

We are a responsible travel company and has confidence in our capacity to operate as one because we do know the country well. We can truly give you detailed advice about the places you want to visit that would be of benefit to locals and to the environment, whilst serving your need to realise your holiday aspirations.

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1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


There were so many memorable experiences on our holiday - white water rafting to the set of the Bridge on the the River Kwai, watching the sun rise from
Little Adam's Peak outside Ella, the train journey from Ella to Nanuoya, climbing Lion Rock at Sigiriya early in the morning, scuba diving for the first time at
Pasikuda - but the stand-out one has to be seeing hundreds of elephants, including many babies, at Kaudulla, because we hadn't planned it, but our driver
recommended it and the guide knew exactly where the elephants were that day.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Don't try to do too much, or take longer over it. There is so much to do and see, so it's easy to get carried away.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


It's great to feel that more of our spending went straight to locals, rather than into the pockets of UK-based holiday companies. Not sure about the
environmental impact of being driven everywhere in a Toyota Hiace, though.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Despite being caught up in some monsoon downpours, it was a wonderful experience, with such welcoming people everywhere we went.

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