As examples, in Sri Lanka a 16-day Elephant Paradise Young Photographers option departs on August 15 and takes families through tropical woodland near Habarana on the back of a jumbo, on a jeep safari into Uda Walawe National Park to spot elephants in the wild. As well as improving on photography skills the action-packed itinerary includes dolphin watching, canoeing on the Kelani River, jungle treks, a visit to a turtle hatchery and the opportunity to help a fishing community haul in their catch at sunrise, all mixed in with beach relaxation.
The minimum age for children on the trip is seven and prices lead in at £1,919 per adult and £1,789 per child including flights, 14 nights' breakfast accommodation, transport, one dinner, expert tuition and a local group leader.
A 16-day Sublime Sri Lanka tour has also been introduced and has been designed especially for teenagers. Families can discover why Sri Lanka’s ancient name is Serendip - the island full of delightful surprises – as they explore the heartlands by bike, take a Kandyan dance lesson, get close with elephants and search for leopards in Yala National Park. The tour also includes jungle trekking in the Knuckles mountain range through tea plantations and tiny villages before camping on a mountain slope. The minimum age for children is 12 and prices lead in at £1,799 per person including flights, 14 nights breakfast accommodation, transport, two lunches, three dinners and a local group leader.