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Designed with families in mind, our two ‘Sri Lanka Family Adventure’ itineraries take in Sri Lanka’s UNESCO world heritage highlights, some safari and marine wildlife spotting, off the beaten track authentic adventure, as well as some all-important beach time to relax. We know that when travelling with children or teenagers it’s important to not get carried away with multiple stops and long car journeys which is why we have designed these Family Adventure tours which only include 3 locations and transfers of max. 3.5 hours.
The Mudhouse is a truly unique experience featuring clusters of traditional mud huts spread across 60 acres of tropical woodland in rural Sri Lanka. It is perfect for families as it offers plenty of activities such as kayaking, cycling, and nature trails. For those wanting some relaxation time you can chill in their hammocks, do a cookery demonstration, or go for a picnic down by the lake.
Staying at Jim’s Farm Villas in the Cultural Triangle will allow you to visit the nearby cultural sites such as the Dambulla Cave Temples, Polonnaruwa Ancient City ruins (which can also be explored via bicycle) and climb the Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Food in Sri Lanka is truly varied and delicious so we recommend visiting a local village for a traditional Sri Lankan curry and rice, or work with the Jim’s Farm Villa chefs to learn about cooking techniques and create your own feast. Minneriya National Park is also not too far away and is known for its high numbers of wild elephant, which is always a welcome spot on safari!
There are more wildlife encounters during your beach stay with whale and dolphin watching from Kalpitiya or Trincomalee, depending on what time of year your travel (see below). The rest of your beach stay will be at leisure so you can relax with the family and explore the area. In Kalpitiya you can learn kite surfing, kayak on the lagoon or visit the nearby town, whereas Trincomalee has a huge natural harbour and plenty of history so you can do some sightseeing or go snorkelling.
Winter months (November to April)
4 nights Jim’s Farm Villas – 2 nights The Mudhouse – 4 nights Kalpitiya Beach
Summer months (March to September)
2 nights The Mudhouse – 4 nights Trincomalee Beach – 4 nights Jim’s Farm Villas