13 DAYS/12 NIGHTS|From A$11,665 based on a family of four in two rooms

Sri Lankan Family Adventure

Private Tour

A two-week journey that will introduce families with active teenagers to Sri Lanka’s people and culture through hands-on experiences and activities. Featuring village walks; bicycle tours; hikes; train travel; down-to-earth, authentic accommodation; some of Sri Lanka’s best sights and direct engagement with local people.


  • Experience rural Sri Lankan life with a village walk and bicycle tour at Makandura
  • Climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress - one of Sri Lanka's top attractions
  • Enjoy a village walk and school visit in Digana
  • Take a scenic rail trip to Ella through the picturesque hill country
  • Hike to Little Adams Peak and Ella Rock
  • Take a jeep safari in Yala National Park for the chance to see Sri Lanka leopards
  • Explore the much-loved historic city of Galle with its charming streets and modern boutiques and cafes
  • Join a jeep safari at Minneriya National Park to see the wild elephant herds
  • See the World Heritage-listed Temple of the Sacred Tooth in Kandy


Families with active teenagers.


1Colombo Airport – Makandura

You will be met upon arrival and transferred to your first stay in Makandura. Experience the tranquility of rural Sri Lanka in this small village surrounded by tropical greenery, and the nearby lake.


Discover Makandura and the daily rituals of rural Sri Lanka. Rise early for coffee and bird watching by the lake, followed by a bicycle tour through surrounding paddy-fields and orchards. Later, take a guided village walk and visit the local temple.

3Makandura – Ritigala – Sigiriya

Depart for Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle. Visit Ritigala Archeological Monastery and explore its winding meditational pathways that open into thick jungle and large stone- lined reservoirs. Continue to Sigirya for a one-night jungle stay experience in rustic tree houses. In the evening go in search of animals including elephants with a night safari from your accommodation.

4Sigiriya – Polonnaruwa – Sigiriya

Visit the magnificent Rock Fortress of Sigiriya, also known as Lion Rock. Rising over the dry plains of the Sigiriya district, the tough climb of 1,200 footsteps ends with a panoramic view of the plains and villages beneath. Observe the beautiful frescoes of Sigiriya during the climb. Afterwards, cycle through the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, once the site of Sri Lanka’s second medieval capital.

5Sigiriya – Minneriya – Sigiriya

Visit and climb the Piduragala rock formation, once considered to be the royal temple at the time when King Kashyapa was at the helm of the Sigiriya fortress. From the top you can see Sigiriya Rock Fortress in the distance. In the afternoon, drive to Minneriya National Park or Kaudulla National Park for a jeep safari to observe herds of wild elephants in their natural habitat.

6Sigiriya – Kandy – Digana

Drive to Kandy and visit the much-revered Temple of the Sacred Tooth before continuing to your accommodation at Digana.


Today walk, bus and swim in the surrounding area, and experience local life in the village of Digana. A guided walk will take you through the village including a visit to the village school. Afterwards, join residents on a local bus ride and continue your walk to a nearby waterfall where you may choose to swim. Return to your hotel and afternoon at leisure.

8Digana – Kandy – Ella

Drive to Kandy and embark on a scenic rail journey through Sri Lanka’s hill country. Travelling by comfortable local train, the approximately six-hour train trip to Ella will take you past lush tea plantations and over the green mountains of the hill country. A very relaxing and enjoyable journey. You will be met at Ella station by your driver and transferred to your accommodation.


Start the day with a leisurely hike to Little Adams Peak. Be rewarded with magnificent views of the valley and surrounding hills from the peak. Afterwards, proceed to Nine Arches Bridge, one of the architectural marvels that remains from British Ceylon.

10Ella – Yala – Weerawila

Today stretch your legs with a more challenging trek to Ella Rock, accompanied by a local farmer/guide. Again, at the end of the walk you will enjoy picturesque views of the hill country. In the afternoon, drive to Yala and set out on a jeep safari in Yala National Park, Sri Lanka’s best-known wildlife reserve.


Rise early and travel by local hand tractor a short distance to the Weerawila tank. Join local fisherman and try your hand at fishing. Afterwards, breakfast will be served at the water’s edge. In the afternoon, take a tuk tuk ride to a nearby village and discover how traditional clay pots are made. Make your own clay pot and learn more about the lives of the locals who have made pottery their livelihood.

12Weerawilla – Galle

Drive to the historic city of Galle, one of Southeast Asia’s best-preserved colonial era cities. Today it is also a pleasant and popular place to visit in Sri Lanka with its almost-car-free streets, modern cafes and boutiques. In the afternoon, discover Galle Fort and its people on a fascinating guided walking tour. Savour traditional Sri Lankan rice and curry for dinner in a family home.

13Galle – Colombo Airport

Today you will be collected from your hotel and transferred to Colombo airport for your international departing flight.


All aspects were great. We never felt isolated & each day everything was clearly spelt out so we knew what time to meet, where we were going & what we would see. We certainly would recommend Sri Lanka Unbound as your tours are unique.

Prices & Inclusions


  • 01 May 2020 to 30 Nov 2020 $11,665^
  • 01 Dec 2020 to 31 Jan 2021* $13,190^
  • 01 Feb 2021 to 30 April 2021 $12,770^
  • 01 May 2021 to 30 Nov 2021 $12,520^
  • 01 Dec 2021 to 31 Jan 2022* $14,160^

Prices are indicative only & subject to change.



  • Accommodation with breakfast at hotels listed
  • Dinner at Polwaththa Eco Lodge
  • All transfers and touring with English-speaking chauffeur/guide in a private air-conditioned vehicle
    • Cycling and village walk at the Notary’s House
    • Ritigala Archeological Monastery
    • Nigh Safari at the Elephant Watch Hut
    • Sigiriya Rock Fortress
    • Polonnaruwa by bike
    • Kaudulla or Minneriya National Park afternoon game drive
    • Hike to Pidurangala Rock
    • Dambulla Cave Temple
    • Kandy Temple of the Tooth Relic
    • Village walk and waterfall trek at the Polwaththa Eco Lodge
    • Train from Kandy to Ella (Subject to availability)
    • Little Adams Peak and 9 Arc Bridge
    • Hike to Ella Rock
    • Afternoon Game drive at the Yala National Park
    • Cook your catch – Fishing tour at the Saraii
    • Pottery Making – Saraii
    • Galle Fort Walk with an insider
    • Dinner at Mom Washanthi’s
  • Bottled water in the vehicle
  • Assistance on arrival and departure at airports
  • 24-hour support through our local representative office
  • Sri Lankan government taxes

Not Included:

  • Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, gratuities, etc
  • Meals and services other than those listed as included
  • Electronic Travel Authorization fee for Visas
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels

Additional inclusions may vary from private tour to private tour. A full list of inclusions and exclusions will be provided with each individual enquiry/quote. For a detailed quote on specific travel dates with full inclusions/exclusions please enquire at mail@srillankaunbound.com.au

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