Family Tours

Sri Lanka is fast gaining popularity as a destination for families. Its rural beauty, welcoming people, spacious accommodation, great outdoor activities and year-round good weather make the country a preferred destination for family holidays. 

Choosing a destination for a family holiday can be a challenge, as it must meet the varied interests of children, parents and sometimes grandparents. We believe Sri Lanka has it all. There is no better family holiday than relaxing and basking in the sun and enjoying a variety of water sports and surfing. Sri Lanka provides the opportunity to do this year around. The southern and western coasts are best during November to April while the east coast is quiet and inviting during the rest of the year. Both coasts provide great environments and good surf breaks for those who are keen to be on the water as well as ample quiet times in between. Sri Lanka is full of natural beauty. The varied terrain allows travellers to experience a number of outdoor activities including cycling, walking and trekking.

For many families the opportunity to experience amazing wildlife viewing with the expertise of naturalists and qualified guides is a highlight. Family holidays can also be filled with experiencing the country’s rich culture and heritage. The marvels of the Cultural Triangle such as Sigiriya, is likely to drive away a teenager’s boredom, not through a history lesson but through experiential learning. Cycling in this area and children’s treasure hunts for ancient ruins are marvellous ways of obtaining a peek into the ancient world. Learning the art of tea making in the tea country is another unique and enjoyable experience.

Delicious and plentiful food is a feature of family holidays. There are always options for even the fussiest eater – the country’s cuisine is not always about spicy unknown food - as hotels provide western and Sri Lankan options, including some great opportunities for both adults and children to add to their culinary skills with cooking classes. Sri Lanka has a variety of family friendly stylish and spacious accommodation from upmarket to more modest accommodation. They often provide a number of family friendly activities including cycling and walking that can be undertaken in and around the premises, taking away the pressure of having to entertain and keep children active.


Here are sample itineraries for family tours in Sri Lanka. Click below to read more about family-friendly activities and accommodation in Sri Lanka tours or get in touch to receive a detailed itinerary for a tailor-made holiday in Sri Lanka.


“Our family holiday in Sri Lanka was a wonderful and memorable experience that has been different to any other holiday we have had. The itinerary, accommodation and food was all great. Our tour guide Danushka ensured our itinerary ran smoothly and he was an excellent tour guide. At all times we felt comfortable & safe” Hur Family – July 19