Family tour to Sri Lanka

“A two week, tailor made family holiday to Sri lanka, with a perfect mix of coast and culture, 'eles' and filling your bellies. ”

Highlights

Negombo | Dambulla Caves | Polonnaruwa | Sigiriya | Kandy | Kithulgala rafting experience | Train journey to Nuwara Eliya | Safaris in Yala National Park | Galle | Options for whale watching or Udawalawe National Park

Description of Family tour to Sri Lanka

This family tour to Sri Lanka is a tailor made holiday following a carefully crafted itinerary around some of the islandís most stunning natural and cultural heritage sites, with plenty of beach and wildlife fun thrown into the magical mix.

Using local driver guides, but also local trains, rest assured that this is far from a country of dusty old ruins. Even the cultural heritage greats here are colossal jungle covered sites, with young people loving to take on the climb up Sigirya, the ancient giant rock fortress. Or explore the ancient caves at Dambulla where eighty caves are packed with treasures into a vast rock that overlooks the town.

Wildlife experiences abound in Sri Lanka, and this itinerary includes two safari outings in Yala National Park, as well as an option to go whale watching off the coast at Mirissa, in season. There is always prolific birdlife in tropical landscapes along the way, with adventures thrown in for the non birding types in the family, such as rafting down the Kelani River or taking a local train ride up to the old colonial town of Nuwara Eliya.

We can organise this family holiday to Sri Lanka any time of year, swapping beach activities according to the monsoon season, of which there are two in Sri Lanka. But they vary geographically, so between November and April you can head to the northeast coast to avoid the rain, and between May and October the south coast is perfect, such as around Galle.

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

This trip can be arranged at a time to suit you for families of four or more
Vouchers
Accepted
Holiday type

Independent family adventure holiday

These family trips are designed for those of you who prefer to travel just with your family, and not in a group with other families. The itineraries are set but you can typically depart at a time to suit you.

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Family tour to Sri Lanka

Environment

The Sri Lanka Island Explorer tour introduces travellers to the culturally rich and environmentally diverse island state of Sri Lanka, with an emphasis on contributing to the local economy and community projects while respecting local traditions and the natural environment. Sri Lankan guides are at the heart of the tour, whether driving visitors around the island, or visiting the many National Parks on the tour.

Information: Providing suitable, relevant information for our customers; to help them to gain a wider understanding of our style of tourism that focuses on learning, genuine interaction with the local communities, reciprocity and cultural exchange processes. To be aware of the potential impact of tourism on the local society, culture and environment, and to behave and dress appropriately with a respect and appreciation for local customs, mores and traditions and a respect for the ecology of areas visited. Our guides and leaders thus facilitate communication of our values to both travellers and local communities, educating them in sustainable tourism practices

Group sizes: By limiting groups to small sizes we aim to reduce the impact on both local communities and the environment whilst allowing for greater genuine interaction with said communities. It also results in a higher guide/customer ratio thus greater facility for supervision and individual assistance and allows us to use smaller hotels and restaurants and employ the services of more genuinely Ďlocalí operators perhaps not otherwise well equipped for larger groups.

Destinations: We combine the well known tourist sites with many off-the-beaten-track, rarely visited destinations thus diverting tourist revenue and contact with responsible tourism into areas not usually benefiting as well as providing a more authentic view of the region visited.

Instruction: By explaining our methods and the reasons behind them local agents, guides and hotels are encouraged by us to adopt further responsible tourism practices themselves and guides and drivers are provided with additional training in this respect.

Community

Local products: As much as possible we aim to employ local personnel, (guides, drivers, agents etc), use local restaurants and smaller privately owned accommodation. Customers are also encouraged to buy and use local products and services as much as possible in order to support and stimulate the local economy.

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