This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Responsible tourism: Wildlife tour and beach holiday, Sri Lanka
We love our planet. Our philosophy is that the holiday 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 holiday 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 specialist team designs each and every holidays with responsible holidays and ethical tourism approach.
Our responsible tourism promise aims to ‘ creates better places for people to live in, and better places to visit’. 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. We know our product well. We give instructions and training to our employees so they can provide the best and in-depth knowledge about the places that we are promoting.
Visits to nature reserves and national parks are popular among holiday makers 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 you will have a chance to visit Wilpattu National Park, Hurulu Reserve, Mineriya National Park and also Pigeon Island Marine National Park. Purchasing tickets to these places helps financially to conserve the environment. These places depends on tourism and therefore flora and fauna have to be maintain. We work with guides that are aware of environmental issues of the places, including elephant-human conflicts. They instruct our clients how to behave to not disturb the natural environment.
In this tour we have chosen Wilpattu National Park for most safaris rather Yala. We use Yala a lot as it is a great park, but it gets too busy with 150 jeeps every day. Its too crowded and it is a treat to many animals. Some leopards cabs were killed by speeding jeep drivers.. Wilpattu park is equally good and there are best chances to see a sloth bear, leopard, elephants and many more animals.
We ensure that the hotels that we choose for our holidays are doing something good for the environment, from recycling through growing their own fruits and vegetables to using solar power.
To ensure environmental awareness of our clients we provide them with detailed environmental information about places they visit, and how they can help. Our clients are also informed on how they can contribute to protect environment financially or if they would like to get involved in some local projects.
Our specialist team designs each and every holidays with responsible holidays and ethical tourism approach.
We organise ethical & responsible holidays 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. During this tour you will have a chance to visit tea plantations and spice gardens where you can buy the products directly cutting middle man and giving better income for farmers.
You have to try a king coconut drink! It is the best refreshment while travelling 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.
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 craft places around Sigiuriya where you can purchase craft and art directly from the craft man. 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 Sigiriya Rock Fortfess 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.
Accommodation used in this programme is mostly own by locals, not foreign owners therefore all income is a great support for local communities and therefore beneficial for economy.
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 holiday aspirations.