Sri Lanka culture tour
Two week tailor made tour of Sri Lanka with private vehicle transfers. Ancient temples, wildlife watching and golden sand beaches.
Sigiriya Rock fortress Wilpattu National Park Polonnaruwa ancient ruins Kandy’s Temple of the Tooth Sinharaja rainforest Tea plantation train ride Hill country hiking the gathering of the elephants East coast beaches
Description of Sri Lanka culture tour
Tailor made: Available all year where everything is tweak-able, giving you the freedom to build a unique and personal trip for your chosen date. Upgrade your accommodation for all - or just part - of your trip, slow down the pace with few extra nights here and there or add a few more active adventures along the way.
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetWe love our planet. Our philosophy is that the vacation you take shouldn’t be at the cost of the environment. A commitment to responsible and sustainable tourism is part of our DNA and your vacation will be designed with this in mind. Our local partners are very well informed about the standards we have set and we ensure that they closely adhere to them.
Our responsible tourism promise aims to ‘ creates better places for people to live in, and better places to visit’. Our specialist team designs each and every vacations with responsible vacations and ethical tourism approach. We give many opportunities for our clients to experience what the ‘real’ Sri Lanka is.
Environment and sustainability is high on our list of concerns. We take pride in the achievement of a healthy balance between environment, local people and YOU, the tourist.To ensure environmental awareness of our clients we provide them with detailed environmental information about places they visit, and how they can help. Visits to nature reserves and national parks are popular among vacationmakers to Sri Lanka. We give instructions to both our clients and guides on how to minimise impact on environment disturbance to the wildlife.
During this tour we promote visits to National Parks, that includes Wilpattu and Gal Oya. We encourage our customers to read about wildlife before visiting and spread awareness of environmental problems, including declining of animal species. When people are aware of these problems they are tent to care more about the environment. When visiting protected area we inform our clients to respect the environment and to ensure minimum impact.
Visit to Gal Oya National it is also sustainable as the park is very off the beaten track and contribution via purchasing tickets for the safari is really helpful. Also there is only one hotel near to the park and it is very environmental friendly.
We ensure that the hotels that we choosing for our vacations are doing something good for the environment, from recycling through growing their own fruits and vegetables to using solar power. These practises reduce impact on the environment. Moreover, the hotels are locally own and in rare cases have local partnership. Other hotels, like Gal Oya Lodge much sustainable, starting from small details, like no plastic policy. They are purchasing their fruits and vegetables from local farmers.
Our clients are informed of how they can contribute to protect environment financially or if they would like to get involved in some local projects. For example you can donate money for Born Free Foundation to protect elephants and help to reintroduce them to the environment at Elephant Transit Home. But there are more projects, that we can suggest to you, like bird protection, and many more.
PeopleOur specialist team designs each and every vacations with responsible vacations and ethical tourism approach.
We organise ethical & responsible vacations to Sri Lanka, Madagascar, Seychelles, Mauritius and Maldives.
We provides more enjoyable experiences for tourists through more meaningful connections with local people, and a greater understanding of local cultural, social and environmental issues.
One important area for sustainable tourism that we wish to highlight is ‘tea and spices’. Tea and spices are often purchased by tourists in Sri Lanka and taken home as a gift for friends or family. In our tours around Sri Lanka we encourage our clients to visit fairly-traded and organic tea and spices plantations. We also inform and advice our clients where they can buy products that have been fairly-traded.
You have to try a king coconut drink! It is the best refreshment while traveling in and about Sri Lanka. It is always cool, and refreshing. It is full of minerals. Most importantly, this small purchase will contribute to the small local businesses. We encourage our clients to eat at least one meal per day in local restaurants. This is beneficial for both local businesses and for tourists. Local businesses will gain the economic benefits through income and tourist will get unforgettable experience by interacting with local people.
On this tour you have the option to a stay with a local family. This is a great opportunity to learn about the country. You can learn how to make traditional rice and curry from the locals!
All our guids and drivers are local and therefore this tour will contribute to them directly.
Our promises to support communities in this tour show that we implement responsible tourism wherever is possible in this program.
You will have an opportunity to visit local village where you can purchase craft and art directly from the craft man.
Durin your tour you will have a free option for lunches so you will also have many chances to try delicious, traditional food from small restaurants. Local communities will greatly benefit from the income. Local economy will also benefit as products are grown locally.
Visiting temples will help you to understand local traditions, culture and religion. Having knowledge about these will help you to understand and respect their life. We inform our clients about local culture, customs, how to behave, and what to wear whilst visiting places so as not to not offend local people and their culture.
We provide a list of places as well as local communities and institutions if you would like to leave donations.
We are a responsible travel company and has confidence in our capacity to operate as one because we do know the country well. We can truly give you detailed advice about the places you want to visit that would be of benefit to locals and to the environment, whilst serving your need to realise your vacation aspirations.