We promote authentic Sri Lanka experiences: tailor-made tours, village life holidays, trekking, camping safaris, low cost real safaris
Sri Lanka is well known for perfect holidays for those who like to combine visits of world heritage sites and beach relaxation with other activities such as safaris, whale watching, bird watching, botanical studies.
But most arrangements follow the same pattern, such as elephant orphanage - Sigiriya rock - Kandy city - tea factory. Brochures promise "adventures", "excitement", experiences" and "land and its people", meaning Yala block 1 crowded with jeeps, banana boat fun, shopping and shows. Doubtless, you should not miss real highlights. But some guests are disappointed about tourist hurly burly at those hotspots, others already come for a second or third time to explore something new.
Of course, we can show you all the famous places you read about in pocket guides and we hope to find suitable places for your beach leisure or Ayurveda treatment. But our ambition is to arrange the extraordinary, in 3 ways at least, maybe only for a few days during your normal holidays, just for a change, or even for a longer period of authentic travel experiences.
1. We offer opportunities to live among locals the way Sri Lankans live, taking part in their activities, learning more about their traditions and sometimes their problems, too. Yes, we also have very common touristic village-life 1-day itineraries, they are quite nice in Sri Lanka. But real village-life experiences are those in areas not frequented every day.
2. We know that many guests like hiking and trekking. It's not only relaxing, it's a perfect way to study the rich flora and fauna of our tropical island. We can arrange smaller walks of only a few hours as well as 2- or 3-day trekking in sceneries of exceptional beauty and off the beaten track, but many Sri Lankans love weekend trekking in groups of friends, too.
3. Our main focus and expertise is wildlife. Real camping safaris need a lot of permissions and preparations, and due to wildlife department charges they are not at all cheap. But we know some places and opportunities for less expensive safari alternatives, too. Randenigala is such an insider tip.
We can arrange whole packages for you including heritage sites or beach resorts, starting and ending at Colombo Airport. But you also could choose to involve our special "people and wildlife" expertise only for a part of your holidays, starting and ending at any other place in Sri Lanka.
individual private tours:
real wildlife experience:
recommended National Park:
Kumana (Yala East)
recommended heritage site:
Land and its People - we keep this promise!
recommends truly authentic holiday stays among locals in the hill country village Meemure, far away from any tourism hurly-burly. The remote hamlet Meemure is situated in the breathtaking landscape of Knuckles Range and a perfect starting point for trekking. Read more...
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