Family Tour in Sri Lanka

Take your family on an exciting holiday by opting for this exclusively designed family tour in Sri Lanka. While the young and the fit are away climbing the “Mini Adam’s Peak”, the old can sit back, relax and enjoy the views from their hotel, or everyone can enjoy a game drive day out at the Yala National Park. Every destination on this itinerary has something special to offer for the young and the old!

At a glance

Trip length

14 days


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When to go

Any time of the year


Airport – Hotel – Tour attractions – Airport

Picture your self

Giving yourself a lovely sun tan on the southern coast beaches of Sri Lanka.

Absorb stunning views during your train journey across the hill country.

Enjoy a family friendly jeep safari at the Yala National Park while looking out for unique animal species throughout the drive.

Not to miss in this tour

CulturalDiscover Captivating Cultures In Cultural Triangle As A Family

Family mealPartaking In Cooking And Share A Delicious Lunch With A Local Family In A Village

Train rideTake A Rocking And Rolling Train Journey To Hill Country Of Sri Lanka

Wildlife tourWonder At Exotic Wildlife With A Safari In Yala National Park

Lion Rock Sigiriya
Day 2 & 3 Sigiriya

The next morning you will head off to Sigiriya and en route you have a chance to visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and mingle with the elephants there. Your overnight stay on day two will be at Heritance Kandalama in Sigiriya.

On the morning of day three, you will be taken to the Ancient City of Polonnaruwa where you can explore the ruins left by the Cholas Dynasty. Afterwards, you can experience an amazing Sri Lankan Rice and Curry Experience in the locality of Priyamali House.

You will end the day by experiencing an amazing sunset atop the Sigiriya Lions Rock.

Day 4 Kandy

On day four of this family trip in Sri Lanka will visit the Dambulla Cave Temple in the nearby city of Dambulla and then drive to the city of Kandy. Once there, you will undertake an amazing sightseeing experience around the Kandy Lake and towards the evening you will be taken to enjoy a cultural dance show. Your night stay will be at The Golden Crown hotel.

Tea Plucking in Sri Lanka
Day 5 & 6 Nuwara Eliya

In the morning, you will partake in the ceremonial event of the Temple of the Tooth. Afterwards, you will begin your journey to the beautiful town of Nuwara Eliya. En route, you stop for a visit at the lovely Ramboda Water Falls. In Nuwara Eliya, your night stay will be at Grand Hotel.

On day six, we take you to explore the stunning Horton Plains and the trail to the “World’s End” point. Also on the schedule is a visit to the lavish tea plantations, Pedro Tea Factory and a boat safari on Gregory Lake. At the end of the day, you return to Grand Hotel for the night.

Day 7 Ella

The following morning we have a beautiful train journey lined up for you from Nanu Oya to the breathtaking town of Ella. Upon reaching, you can visit the “Little Adams Peak” and the Rawana Water Falls. In Ella you also have the unique opportunity of taking part in a cookery class that teaches you how to make the authentic Sri Lankan Rice and Curry. Your overnight stay will be at 98 Acres Resort and Spa.

Peacocks - Yala National Park
Day 8 Yala

On day eight you will head towards the South of the island. On the way to the city of Yala, you will visit the Buduruwagala Buddha Statue. Once in Yala, you will be taken on an exciting Jeep Safari at the Yala National Park. Your night stay will be at Cinnamon Wild, Yala.

Day 9 Mirissa

The next day you will be driven to the neighbouring city of Mirissa. En route, you can visit the fish market as well as observe the old and mind boggling tradition of stilt fishing. Once you check in to Sri Sharavi Beach Villas in Mirissa, you can relax on the beach for the rest of the day.

Exploring Galle Fort in a Day Trip
Day 10, 11 & 12 Bentota

Early next morning we will take you on a whale watching tour in Mirissa and then drive you to Galle, where you will explore the Galle Dutch Fort. Your next stop will be in Bentota, which is also on the southern coastline. Vivanta by Taj is the hotel you will be staying over for the night.

As you approach the end of this Sri Lanka family tour, days eleven and twelve are completely dedicated towards relaxing at the beach, giving yourself a nice sun tan and spending quality time with your family.

Day Tours in Colombo
Day 13 & 14 Colombo

On day thirteen, you will begin your journey to Colombo. On the way, we have lined up a visit to the turtle Hatchery and a boat ride on the Madu Lake. Once in Colombo, your night stay will be at Galle Face Hotel.

Day fourteen is assigned for exploring the city and doing some shopping, provided you have sufficient time before the departure of your flight. You are now at the end of the wonderful and luxurious tour with Blue Lanka Tours.

Things you should know about a family holiday to Sri Lanka

A family holiday in Sri Lanka is bound to be an incredible experience. Whether you are looking at traveling with parents, grandparents and offspring or simply with a group of cousins your age, Sri Lanka has family adventure holidays for all age groups! Sri Lanka has appeared in Lonely Planet’s best places to visit in 2019 because of its versatile mix of religions and cultures, history and timeless temples, rich wildlife encounters, popular surf scene, and most of all – the warm and welcoming people of Sri Lanka.

When choosing a family holiday destination, many concerns arise about the suitability of taking your family along with you. Blue Lanka tours cater to your every requirement and are extremely flexible in preparing an appropriate itinerary for you.

Our team of expert travel consultants is here to address all your concerns for a Sri Lanka family tour.

Undoubtedly, Sri Lanka is a family friendly holiday destination. You will find activities and adventures to entertain your five year old children, your spouse, and your parents. From a simple swim in the clear waters of the Indian Ocean to a thrilling air taxi ride across the island, Sri Lanka has it all.

Simply get in touch with our team at Blue Lanka Tours via phone or email, mention your dates of travel, number of passengers travelling and other preferences. Accordingly, we will prepare a suitable itinerary for a luxury family holiday in Sri Lanka.

  • Is it safe to travel to Sri Lanka with family?

It’s been almost a decade since the end of the civil war in Sri Lanka (May 2009) and since then, tourism has only been on the rise. Hence Sri Lanka is unquestionably a good family holiday destination in terms of safety.


  • How many days is ideal for a family holiday in Sri Lanka?

Two weeks would be a perfect duration to cover all the child-friendly and a few adult appropriate highlights in Sri Lanka. Of course if you’ve got more time, you can cover more places and spend more time relaxing and taking in the natural beauty.


  • What age group children would enjoy best in Sri Lanka?

If you are wondering what your grandparents are going to do while you want to surf, hike or go white water rafting, don’t sweat it. Sri Lanka’s coastal areas are stunning and provide perfect spots for a relaxing sun tan with a chill cocktail in hand. The hill country also offers breathtaking views that the older generation can unwind amidst while the younger ones go trekking. In Kitulgala, camping and bird watching are activities that can keep your grandparents occupied while you enjoy a thrilling white water rafting adventure.

On the other hand, if you are looking for adventurous activities to spend time with your grandparents, hot air ballooning, whale watching jeep safari and elephant orphanage visit are some perfect outings.


So as you can see, Sri Lanka is a good family holiday destination for all age groups!

  • What to pack when travelling to Sri Lanka with young children?
    • Sun screen lotion is a good idea due to the strong heat beating down on the island.
    • Mosquito repellents
    • A carrier for infants – car seat or backpack
    • Diapers and other snacks for children are available at supermarkets throughout the country.


  • Eating concerns when on family holidays to Sri Lanka.
    • Warm Sri Lankan hospitality is the reason most restaurants will cater to fussy eaters. Child-friendly western style dishes are on the menu at most eating joints.
    • Sri Lankan dishes that children will enjoy are pittu, hoppers, string hoppers and rotti flatbreads with a variety of fillings.
    • Tropical fruit varieties available in Sri Lanka are many. Hence kids are bound to enjoy something or the other.

Trail on the ground


Q. How many steps are there to climb Sigiriya Lions Rock?
A. It has about 1200 steps to climb.

Q. Is there any trek to Ramboda Water Falls?
A. We offer only a sightseeing tour from it’s view point.

Q. Do the hotels in Sri Lanka have interconnecting rooms?
A. Yes, some hotels have interconnecting rooms.

Q. Are baby seats available if needed?
A. Yes, we will provide baby seats.

Real people, real views

How they experienced it

Melli0tt26 wrote a review Nov 2019

Won’t be the last visit for us!

The team at Blue Lanka Tours arranged a wonderful 9 day tour of Sri Lanka for myself and family (Husband and 2 young children (2&4). They were very accommodating and prompt to respond to any emails I sent. They made the itinerary and payment method easy to use.

From the moment the van pulled up to our Hotel and Rishan hopped out to greet us we knew the tour was going to be great. The van was so well presented (and remained that way the entire trip, despite my 2 messy children) and Rishan was so politely spoken (also spoke good English). Rishan was with us through the entire trip and kept us up to date with what was next on the itinerary, he stayed with us for the tours/climb of Lions rock, national parks visits, tea plantations, even took us to the train station (Nuwar Eliya) and waited for us to hop on before he drove and met us at the end of the line. Throughout the entir trip Rishan was incredibly knowledgeable in all areas of Sri Lanka not just where he was taking us. He gave us a good insight to day to day life in Sri Lanka, we always ate the very best food on offer, and he was incredibly great with my 2 young children. The adored him to bits and were sad to see him leave. There was nothing to inconvenient for him. We are truly thankful for Blue Lanka Tours matching us with Rishan and hope that anyone considering a tour of Sri Lanka, ask for Rishan, you will NOT be disappointed!

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Insightful Tips

  • Families with teens, toddlers and elderly parents are welcome!
  • You can visit Sri Lanka all-year-round, may be during summer break; gorgeous Christmasseason or in May half term just before the southern monsoon begin.
  • Bike around Polonnaruwa to admire the temples and further let your kids coil of menacing but de-venomed snakes around their necks to make your excursion memorable 😉
  • Partake in evening pooja ceremony at Kandy temple and make an offering to the sacred tooth relic of Lord Buddha which is a humbling and captivating ritual that kids would have never seen before.
  • Try a city tour in Kandy by Tuk-Tuk to get close to locals and taste some of the ‘must try’ street food delicacies along the ride with kids.
  • Remember to request to reserve seats in second class the windows open up, to get best opportunity to soak in the surrounds and take a daring happy snap.
  • Be sure to take plenty of water and snacks with you during trekking times, to keep energy levels of kids up.
  • You are free to choose an afternoon jeep safari, as kids will not prefer to early dawn start safaris.
  • Suggest taking seasick pills in the morning before embarking for whale watching, to minimize motion sickness.
  • Make sure to bring your sunscreen with you.
  • Please let us know if adults and kids have any dietary preferences or food allergies we should be informed the hotels of in the arrangements of your meals.

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