Sri Lanka

Summer Family Adventure 13 days

This Summer Family Adventure includes loads of options for different ages and energy levels, ensuring a really special experience for everyone. With hands-on activities, fuss-free relaxation, engaging cultural highlights, eye-popping wildlife experiences and chilled-out beach time, you’ve got all the ingredients for creating some unique, grin-inducing family memories.

At a glance

  • Get hands-on at a working coconut farm
  • Drive through Wilpattu at dusk as leopards wake to hunt
  • Spot for elephants on a Minneriya safari
  • Feast on coconut roti with locals in the Cultural Triangle
  • Explore unspoilt beaches and tantalising caves
  • Watch dolphins and whales in coastal waters
  • Pick tea high in the hills & learn the science behind the brew

Our tailor-made service costs you no extra

This itinerary is designed to work straight off the peg, but we'll happily tailor it until it's a perfect fit for you, to ensure we’re making the absolute best of your time and funds. All you need to do is ask...

Your own private guides

You'll typically have your own private guides throughout your trip. When you will be sharing a service (eg a boat cruise) with others, we'll always let you know.

We only provide privately guided holidays - meaning that you will not be expected to share guides or transport for the duration of your visit. You can also start on any day you choose.

Please click on the hotel category buttons below to view hotel details. These are recommended properties only - we have many alternative options for you to choose from if you would prefer. You can mix hotel categories throughout your holiday.

Hotel Class

Price per family (based on total # travelling)

 2 Ad & 1 Ch2 Ad & 2 Ch2 Ad & 3 Ch
First Class£4,759£5,929£7,920

Horathapola Coconut Estate

A gorgeous tea plantation bungalow built in the 1900s and now converted into a stylishly comfortable boutique, Horathapola offers the wonderful chance...
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Thamara Vila

Concealed within peaceful forest near Wilpattu National Park, Thamara Vila’s raised tented chalets offer a serene base for exploring the Sri Lankan wilderness…
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Hotel Sigiriya

As you’re handed your welcome drink on the terrace of the Sigiriya Hotel, glance skywards and you'll know what your visit is all about…what a view...
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Laya Waves

Set on pristine Kalkudah Beach on Sri Lanka’s east coast, Laya Waves really does have an enviable location....
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Ashburnham Estate

Staying at Ashburnham Estate (Ash to those in the know) feels a bit like visiting old friends, albeit friends who are lucky enough to live in a handsome 1930s Planters estate house with its own 100-acre tea estate! Around an hour north-east of Kandy...
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The Notary's House

Surrounded by well-tended gardens with views across the lake, The Notary’s House is just a short drive from Colombo airport, which makes this welcoming boutique an excellent first stop for reviving after a long flight…
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Superior£6,148£7,632£10,265

Horathapola Coconut Estate

A gorgeous tea plantation bungalow built in the 1900s and now converted into a stylishly comfortable boutique, Horathapola offers the wonderful chance...
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Mahoora Tented Safari Camps

Imagine experiencing Sri Lanka's wilderness from your very own safari camp. Expertly hosted and supervised by experienced rangers, eco-camping in Sri Lanka is one of those life adventures that move you.…
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Aliya Resort & Spa

With its astonishing view of Sigiriya Rock, this contemporary hotel is superbly placed for exploring what is known as Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle...
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Maalu Maalu Resort & Spa

Maalu Maalu is a boutique eco-friendly resort on Sri Lanka’s east coast, its intimate cluster of luxurious wooden villas inspired by a traditional fishing village...
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Ashburnham Estate

Staying at Ashburnham Estate (Ash to those in the know) feels a bit like visiting old friends, albeit friends who are lucky enough to live in a handsome 1930s Planters estate house with its own 100-acre tea estate! Around an hour north-east of Kandy...
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The Notary's House

Surrounded by well-tended gardens with views across the lake, The Notary’s House is just a short drive from Colombo airport, which makes this welcoming boutique an excellent first stop for reviving after a long flight…
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Deluxe£6,614£8,732£11,954

Horathapola Coconut Estate

A gorgeous tea plantation bungalow built in the 1900s and now converted into a stylishly comfortable boutique, Horathapola offers the wonderful chance...
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Leopard Trails Tented Safari Camp

Blessed with a varied range of wildlife, Sri Lanka’s National Parks are a treasure trove for nature buffs, and these comfortable safari camps will get you right in amongst the action.
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Vil Uyana

It’s hard to know where to start with a resort such as Vil Uyana - it’s one of those properties that takes you by surprise and leaves you stumbling for words...
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Karpaha Sands

Sheltered by tall palms swaying over a pristine private beach, Karpaha Sands blends the immediacy of tented camp accommodation with premium hotel luxury…
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Ashburnham Estate

Staying at Ashburnham Estate (Ash to those in the know) feels a bit like visiting old friends, albeit friends who are lucky enough to live in a handsome 1930s Planters estate house with its own 100-acre tea estate! Around an hour north-east of Kandy...
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The Wallawwa

Opened in 2008, The Wallawwa is just 15 minutes by car from Colombo’s Bandaranaike Airport, making it the ideal stopover for your first or last night in Sri Lanka. In truth, however, you’d be happy to stay a week...
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Solo travellers are always welcome - please contact us for a tailored quote.

These prices are shown in GBP.
Selective Asia is a UK-registered company, but our client-base spans the globe, so we bank in both GBP and USD and can therefore provide a fixed price in either currency.
We also have payment facilities in Canada, New Zealand, Australia and the EU, and can typically offer better-than-bank exchange rates on the date of payment in these currencies (against a booking priced in GBP).

  • Depending on the month of travel, you may wish to switch for an alternative beach resort to make the most of Sri Lanka's year round sunshine - your consultant will be happy to advise.
  • If your kids are passionate about elephants then swap Wilpattu National Park for Uda Walawe National Park which boasts a large elephant population. It’s not unusual here to see whole herds feeding, bathing or simply playing in the water.
  • If you're travelling with older, adventurous children then an overnight stay (or 2) at Borderlands Adventure Camp can be included. Activities here revolve around the nearby river and include white-water rafting and kayaking.
  • Need more beach time? Our itineraries are completely tailor-made so the amount of time you spend at the beach is totally up to you.
At Selective Asia we specialise in creating unique, tailor-made experiences. The holiday itineraries provided on this website are intended to help you visualise what is achievable in your destinations of choice, over a given period of time and at an intended budget.
Whilst many clients are happy with of our recommended itineraries in the current form (and at the price quoted), there are those that wish to personalise their holiday in some way, whether it be a change of hotel, an additional destination or even start from scratch. This is when our tailor-made specialists come into their own; with many years of experience both living and working in the region they are ideally equipped to advise on alternatives and to facilitate any necessary changes.
Please note: Sri Lankan hotel contracts are extremely seasonal in comparison to most of their Asian counterparts and therefore you should expect surcharges at various times of the year, not just festive periods. Your consultant will be happy to advise you of these.

Please note: Family prices are based on the most cost effective option for the family size, be it a triple room, family suite or two rooms.

Inclusive:

  • English speaking, local guide
  • All accommodation listed
  • Land transportation by private air-conditioned saloon car / minivan (for small group). Please ask for vehicle upgrade supplement if required.
  • Any domestic flights listed (unless marked otherwise)
  • All admission fees at attractions, temples and activities as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All meals listed
  • International flight reconfirmation.

Exclusive:

  • Flights to/from Asia. We are an ATOL bonded operator and can arrange flights for all our clients, regardless of whether you are departing from the UK or from almost any other worldwide destination.
  • Entry visas
  • International airport departure taxes
  • Any meals not listed in the itinerary
  • Drinks, other than water on activity days
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tip...)
  • Travel insurance
  • All other services not listed in 'inclusive'

Please note

All prices are correct at the time of publishing. They are liable to change and can only be confirmed upon submitting an enquiry.

 

Flights

We will arrange all internal flights used within our holiday itineraries. We can also arrange discounted flights from all UK airports to Asia and we are a fully bonded ATOL operator. If you would like a quote for your international flights then please complete the required section on the enquiry form.

Visa

You may require a visa to enter Sri Lanka. Your consultant will be happy to advise you on visa requirements.

Passport

Please ensure that you have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity remaining after your return date. You will also need at least one blank page for each of the countries you are visiting.

Insurance

You will require a comprehensive travel insurance that covers you for medical costs associated with hospitalisation, emergency travel and repatriation back to your home country. We offer our customers a specially discounted insurance policy, ideally suited to the needs that a trip such as this creates. Tick the insurance box in the enquiry form and we will send you a quote to suit your needs.

Vaccinations and Malaria Prevention

You will undoubtedly require vaccinations for your visit to Asia. Please consult your doctor or a vaccination clinic for the most up-to-date advice. They will also be able to advise you of the most suitable anti-malarial medication if required. It is important that you do this well in advance of your departure date.

Booking Procedure

Only once you are completely happy with any holiday itinerary we create for you will we ask for a payment. In order that we can secure availability for your booking we would typically require a deposit of 20%.

Travelling Responsibly

We care about the places and the communities that you will travel through. It is important to us that we travel as responsibly as possible throughout Asia and that we are giving something back to the regions and the people that make these journeys so special. Full details on our approach to responsible travel can be found on a dedicated section of this website.

Make it yours! Call a Sri Lanka specialist on 01273 670 001

Or enquire online

We're

anna - Selective Asia consultant

'Sri Lanka makes for truly mesmerising all-round family holiday experience. World class beaches sit alongside a plethora of National Parks whilst the country's seven UNESCO cultural sites are amongst the finest in Asia.'

Anna - Sri Lanka tailor-made specialist

Nick - Selective Asia consultant

Proud to be supporting the Leopard Guardian Project at Yala National Park - read more

Summer Family Adventure