Family tour to Sri Lanka

“This two week, tailor made tour explores the never boring blend of culture, wildlife, food and friendly people that makes Sri Lanka ideal for families.”

Highlights

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

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Departure information

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

Independent family adventure vacation

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 travelers 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 travelers 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 ‘local’ 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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1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


Definitely the elephant safari, we came out of the forest and saw one elephant is the distance having a bath in the lake, we stopped for a while and took a lot of photos. The driver then drove off to another part of the lake and there before us were about four hundred of them, mums, babies and young ones, absolutely breath taking and such a privilege.

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


Pack well for hot and cold weather! We were taken by surprise by how cold and wet Nuriya Eliya was! Also be aware that tipping is the norm so get lots of small notes if you get the chance.

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


Our guide was amazing and his local knowledge was invaluable, we also valued the despising made by the company to not support activities that were damaging to the environment and to wildlife. We did struggle in Kandy seeing the temple
elephants in their chains.

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


Absolutely amazing, the right balance of rest, sightseeing and activities. We have come away with lifetime memories and feeling very rested.

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