Sri Lanka holiday, in one week
Description of Sri Lanka holiday, in one week
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) holiday 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 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 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 holidays with responsible holidays 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 holidaymakers 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 Hurulu. We encourage our customers to read about wildlife in Hurulu 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.
We ensure that the hotels that we choosing for our holidays 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.
Hotel 98 Acres is uniquely designed that blends well with nature, and consists of charming chalets mostly made of recyclable substance.
Aliya Resort & Spa design is carefully planned to blend in with its natural surroundings.
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. During this tour you will visit Hurulu Forest Reserve where you can contribute financially to Environmental Management Division, Forest Department, Ministry of Lands or Agriculture and Forestry in Sri Lanka chosing if you like to contribute towards animals or reaserch or other environmental aspects.
PeopleOur 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.
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.
All our opperation in Sri Lanka is runned by locals. We only use local guieds and drivers. We ensure that we provide all appropriate training and instruct our clients that Sri Lanka has a tipping custom so it is appropriate to give tips for services. This practice gives opportunity to guieds, drivers and hotel emploees to earn extra for their excelent service.
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. While next to Sigiriya Rock there are many woodcraft shops that you can visit and purchase unique pieces of art and craft.
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.
When visiting Kandy you will see a cultural show. The income from the ticket sale help to preserve local traditions and culture alive.
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.
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 holiday aspirations.