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Sri Lanka family holidays, tailor-made for you

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Explore Sri Lanka on a tailored family tour

  • Immersive local experiences

  • Hand-picked & family-friendly hotels

  • 24/7 in-destination support

Sun, sand, ancient sites and wonderful wildlife – Sri Lanka has a lot to offer for your epic family holiday. Throw in its incredible cuisine, warm local culture and range of child-friendly experiences, and you may have found your ideal destination. Our travel specialists have travelled all over Sri Lanka, and they’re here to share their knowledge and create a family holiday you won’t soon forget.

Spot elephants and more in Yala National Park, go fishing with locals in Negombo, hike through the tea hills of Ella and learn to surf in Arugam Bay. We’ve curated a range of family experiences that show you the very best of Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka wildlife elephant trek family excursion

Pick your itinerary or build your own

All of our Sri Lanka family holidays are tailor-made and fully flexible, but to give you some inspiration we’ve created a range of original itineraries, alongside our unique bite-sized trips which allow you to build your own ideal itinerary.

To get started, pick your favourites and send them our way, or simply get in touch for a little expert help.

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A peek at our Sri Lanka family experiences

Here’s a few of our favourite itineraries and bite-sized trips to get you started.

Sri Lanka Colombo accommodation
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Colombo’s Tuk-tuks and Temples

  • Colombo
  • 2 days / 1 night (flexible)
  • From £ 109.- per adult (excluding flights)
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Golden Sands & Natural Wonders

  • Negombo - Polonnaruwa - Kandy - Ella - Yala National Park - Unawatuna
  • 14 days/ 13 nights (flexible)
  • From £ 1,810.- per adult (excluding flights)
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Sri Lanka Trincomlee pool

Simply Sri Lanka

  • Negombo - Sigiriya - Trincomalee/Arugam Bay - Kandy - Ella - Yala - Colombo
  • 16 days / 15 nights (flexible)
  • From £ 1,099.- per adult (excluding flights)
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Sri Lanka Dambulla temple Buddha statues
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Rock Up to the Lion Fortress

  • Sigiriya
  • 3 days / 2 nights (flexible)
  • From £ 145.- per adult (excluding flights)
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Ella , Sri Lanka

Elephants, Beaches and Emerald Fields

  • Negombo - Polonnaruwa - Trincomalee/Arugam Bay - Kandy - Ella - Yala - Colombo
  • 14 days / 13 nights (flexible)
  • From £ 1,955.- per adult (excluding flights)
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Speak to our Sri Lanka family specialist, Emma

“As someone who loves to explore new places with my family, Sri Lanka is a fantastic choice. It’s full of amazing things to see and do! From climbing the huge Sigiriya Rock to visiting tea fields in Nuwara Eliya, there’s so much to discover. Watching elephants in the wild or visiting ancient temples is really exciting for my kids. Sri Lanka has everything we need for the perfect holiday, creating memories that we’ll treasure forever.”

Emma Family Travel Specialist
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Sri Lanka Negombo family canal boat

Why book your family holiday with Rickshaw Travel

✔ Original family adventures

Whichever destination you choose, our local connections mean that your holiday is anything but ordinary, Enjoy small-scale family friendly accommodation, hand-picked wildlife and community experiences, and the flexibility to tailor-make things specifically for your family’s likes and needs.


✔ Expert advice

From your first call to your flight home, your personal travel specialist will be there to share their first-hand experience and ensure you’re fully prepared for your adventure. Whatever your questions or requests, we’re here to help.


✔ Worry-free travel

Seamless transport and logistics, 24/7 local support throughout your journey, full ABTOT financial protection, and sustainability certified by Travelife. Book your holiday with peace of mind.

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Rickshaw brings you closer

Sri Lanka has some great highlights, but here at Rickshaw Travel we also want you to experience the lesser-explored places and get a true taste of the unique culture.

Our Sri Lanka specialists are passionate about planning a memorable and meaningful trip for you. With their wealth of knowledge and first-hand experience, they can guide you along the way. If you are looking for helpful tips to get started check out our inspiration page.


Sri Lanka Negombo fish market child with local man
Sri Lanka Yala national park family watching elephants

Travel with impact

We want to make sure you and your family really get to experience Sri Lanka when you travel with us. You’ll stay in small-scale hotels, guesthouses, and lodges where possible, boasting responsible eco-credentials so that the money you spend flows directly back to the local ccommunity and benefits the whole country. We aim to maintain fair prices so our guides, drivers and hotel owners can earn a fair wage. What’s our goal? That you have an unforgettable experience in Sri Lanka. It is our job to make sure that journey leaves a positive impact on the destination and people.

Practical information about Sri Lanka

So you’re all set to go to Sri Lanka! But what about the practical things to consider? To make the progress less painful, we have put together advice and information that will help you before and during your trip. Then you can focus on the exciting bit. Get the low down on all you need to know from visas, passport info and money matters to what the weather will be like in Sri Lanka.

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Other destinations in Asia

Visit other countries in Asia with Rickshaw Family, we travel to: Borneo, Cambodia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.