Flights direct with Sri Lankan Airlines. Transport private minibus, 4WD, bicycle and on foot.
12 nights hotels, 2 nights camping. Hotels are 2/3 star and all have en suite facilities.
Camping is full-service in two-person tents at a fixed campsite with shared ablutions. If the weather is unsuitable for camping basic chalets will be made available.
Pools in most hotels and there is a stream in the Knuckles Valley where you can usually have a dip.
All breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners included.
This tour is operated in partnership with our sister company The Adventure Company (TAC), as such the group may be a mixture of Exodus and TAC clients.
This trip is booked through Exodus and you will receive the same award winning customer service that you are used to. TAC operate with the same core principles used by Exodus and champion the benefits of small group travel. This is a busy itinerary aimed at families with older children (teenagers), and anyone in good health should be able to take part.
Most days are filled with a variety of sightseeing activities, but there is free time built into the programme.
The heat and humidity can be tiring and the limitations of the road network means there are some long and winding journeys.
The longer drives are broken up with many chances to stop for a view or a refreshing drink.
We use 2/3 star accommodation in Sri Lanka. These are generally standard, no-frills hotels with adequate amenities, although some will have added facilities such as air conditioning, a swimming pool, bar or restaurant. Please be aware that some of the hotels we stay at on this trip are outside of the main town centres.
Please note that waves and undercurrents can be strong and special care should be taken when bathing in the sea: children should be supervised by an adult at all times. The trails in the Knuckles Range are fairly well made, if it rains some of the trails can get slippery and there can be leeches. There is also a substantial time difference.
Normal group size and age
Normally 4 to 16, plus leader. Minimum age 12.
Going on a Family Group trip is a fantastic way to meet new friends and create lasting friendships – for parents and children alike! These holidays combine exploration with sociability and fun, as other families will join you. Minimum ages vary across the trip range, but is usually from 5 years old.
Exodus is always looking to improve our current itineraries and to offer something different. With many new trips this year, there is something unique and different to try every year.
Our Family Group holidays usually cater for children from 5 years old. However, experience tells us that children tend to prefer mixing with their own age groups, especially teenagers. That’s why we’ve designated certain departures on our group trips as particularly recommended for teenagers. Whilst we don't restrict younger kids from joining these holidays, the 'recommended for teenagers' departures means there are likely to be other teenagers to share the experience with.
Wildlife: Trips may be wholly wildlife focused, or contain an element of wildlife viewing within a less specific itinerary.
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All Exodus trips are active but some may have different activities scheduled every day. Activities we offer include kayaking in Slovakia, trekking in the Drakensberg, cycling in the Tuscan countryside or canoeing along the Zambezi River.