Why visit Sri Lanka with Rickshaw Travel Families?

With comfortable transfers and plenty of activities to keep the children entertained, Sri Lanka is becoming a popular choice for families. Our Sri Lanka family tours cover the highlights of this stunning country, from endless green tea hills to wild elephants and palm-fringed bays. The whole family will love Sigiriya’s impressive rock fortress and spotting elephants on a jeep safari. There’s even the opportunity to stay and learn to cook with the locals in Kandy which is a fantastic education in traditional Sri Lankan culture.

Find out more about our Sri Lanka family holidays below…


Family accommodation in Sri Lanka

Our accommodation in Sri Lanka is all about going local and enjoying small-scale charm. Whether your Sri Lanka family holiday consists of staying with a local family in Kandy, learning how to cook traditional dishes or sleeping in a safari tented lodge in Yala National Park amongst the wildlife, there’s no doubt there’s plenty of unique accommodation options available.

dad and daughter on a jeep safari with wild elephants in the background

Flexible trips packed with adventure

Small, safe and packed with adventure, Sri Lanka is a fantastic family destination. Wildlife lovers will enjoy spotting elephants, leopards and crocodiles in Yala National Park and if you have older kids up for an active adventure, why not try climbing to the top of Adam’s Peak at sunrise? Our bite-size 2-4 day trips piece together easily, giving you the chance to create a personalised Sri Lanka family holiday. Alternatively, take a peek at our ready-made family itinerary choices, which can be tweaked to your liking.

Travel specialist with private driver Arthur

Getting around in Sri Lanka

Throughout your Sri Lanka family holiday, you’ll travel by private car with an English-speaking driver. This not only gives you complete flexibility of where and when you stop, but also an in-depth insight into Sri Lanka as you can ask your driver questions about the places you’ll visit along the way. Plus all cars have air-conditioning to keep the whole family chilled.

Peace of mind with our local partners

In Sri Lanka, we work with a local partner who is just as passionate about meaningful travel as we are. They work closely with our Product Managers to discover new and enriching experiences that benefit the local population. The staff at our local office are available 24/7 in case you need assistance at any point throughout your Sri Lanka family holiday.

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Wildlife Encounters in Yala

Duration2 days / 1 night (flexible)

LocationYala National Park

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Boy surfing

Catch Some Waves at Arugam Bay

Duration4 days / 3 nights (flexible)

LocationArugam Bay

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Rock Up to the Lion Fortress

Duration3 days / 2 nights (flexible)


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Fishing Boats in Negombo

Duration3 days / 2 nights (flexible)


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Stunning sandy beach and blue sea

Sand Castles and Sunsets

Duration3 days / 2 nights (flexible)


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Boy picking spices at market

Experience Local Life in Kandy

Duration3 days / 2 nights (flexible)

LocationOutskirts of Kandy

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Sea Shells on Coral Islands

Duration3 days / 2 nights (flexible)

LocationTrincomalee / Passikudah

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Tuk Tuk on Street in Sri Lanka

Colombo’s Tuk-tuks and Temples

Duration2 days / 1 night (flexible)


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family on an elephant safari in sri lanka

Elephants, Beaches and Emerald Fields

Duration14 days / 13 nights (flexible)

LocationNegombo - Polonnaruwa - Trincomalee/Arugam Bay - Kandy - Ella - Yala - Colombo

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Man with child against Sigraya Rock

Simply Sri Lanka

Duration16 days / 15 nights (flexible)

LocationNegombo - Sigiriya - Trincomalee/Arugam Bay - Kandy - Ella - Yala - Colombo

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