Family vacation in Sri Lanka, Forts & Monkeys

“A vacation designed to suit families, exploring Sri Lankaís forts, national parks and tea plantations, spotting wildlife and relaxing on the beach, too.”


Galle | tour of Fort | lake boat trip | cinnamon farm | Yala National Park | wildlife safari | Rawana waterfalls | Bandarawela | tea plantation visit | Demodara Loop train ride | smallholding visit | train to Ella | Little Adamís Peak | Passikudah Bay | relax on the coast | optional: visit Batticaloa | optional: explore Colombo or climb Sigiriya | local guides

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Family vacation in Sri Lanka, Forts & Monkeys


The accommodation in this tour has been created with relatively-low impact to the environment. It comprises:
- historic family home with wing converted into a boutique inn
- rustic beach huts built sensitively with the environment (you may have a tree in your bathroom!)
- an old planter's bungalow used as a family home
- 2 new hotels built to modern environmental standards, with a relatively-low footprint.

Although we use a private van for your family on this tour (rather than expect you to take public transport), we've also included exploration by boat and Victorian-era train and the most environmental of transports, a bit of foot.

Whilst we think for comfort, we should have hot water and air-conditioning where it is possible, we do ask our clients think about water and energy use and provide tips in our customer packs.

We think it's best to see animals in the wild and Sri Lanka offers unique opportunities. This trip includes a visit to Yala National Park, arguably the place with the most dense population of leopards in the world, as well as different eco systems and a plethora of animals living their lives in the wild.


We look for and work with people who don't work in the tourism industry. (We don't want the only people you meet to be people who are driving you or 'serving you'!) This gives our customers an insights they wouldn't usually gain and our local friends benefit making new friends. This also puts money in pockets which don't usually benefit from tourism.

We look and help guides from local areas. We pay any guides and drivers fair market rates. We encourage the development of jeep drivers and wildlife guides. (all of these are particular challenges in Sri Lanka where most local companies are set up to use one 'chauffeur guide' from the big city of Colombo, we feel it's worth it).

We look for micro projects to support. We also support Project Colombo in the UK, an initiative to help Sri Lankan school children with access to ICT. Ask us for details or look it up online.

1 Reviews of Family vacation in Sri Lanka, Forts & Monkeys

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 20 Aug 2017 by

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

The whole thing

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Take tissues,hand gel and wipes as public toilets arent always clean.

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

Yes most of it the only time was at the beach hotel

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


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