Sri Lanka photography tour

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23 Jan 2021
£2525
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20 Feb 2021
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21 Mar 2021
£2475
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13 Apr 2021
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05 May 2021
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09 Jun 2021
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14 Jul 2021
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17 Aug 2021
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21 Sep 2021
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25 Oct 2021
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29 Nov 2021
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Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your holiday will help support conservation and local people.

Environment
Our Images of Sri Lanka photography tour is a small group, low-impact tour concentrating on off the beaten track, as well as well-known destinations.

We believe limiting group sizes to a maximum of 10 persons – fully accompanied by a licensed local guide as well as a travel photographer highly experienced in Asian travel and culture - will have a lower impact on both the environment and culture and people visited on the tour.

We also concentrate on the natural environment as well as historical and cultural sites and support the Sri Lankan national park system with visits to Horton Plains and Minneriya national parks. During visits we employ local guides, rangers and drivers thus assisting local employment while entrance fees go towards park maintenance and environmental protection.

For our tour accommodation we select smaller, locally owned and staffed hotels and resorts with, wherever possible, genuine sustainable tourism policies and involvement in the local community such as The Other Corner in Habarana, Giritale Hotel and Pigeon Island Resort in Nilaveli. Ground staff are fully trained in sustainable tourism practices and we have introduced a no single use water bottle policy with all transport provided with large reusable drinking water containers from which guests refill their own personal water flasks.

Examples of specific schemes we support, are joining the marine environment protection and reef rehabilitation project ‘Save the Beach’ for a day on our optional Maldives extension and a visit to the Udawalawa elephant orphanage in southern Sri Lanka.
Community

The Impacts of this Trip

All ground staff – drivers, guides and tour-leaders – are local and fully licensed. Leaders and guides provide suitable, relevant information for our customers to help them to gain a wider understanding of our style of tourism that focuses on learning; genuine interaction with the local communities, reciprocity and cultural exchange processes.

They also make visitors aware of the potential impact of tourism on the local society, culture and environment, and explain how to behave and dress appropriately with a respect and appreciation for local customs, mores and traditions as well as having a respect for the ecology of areas visited.

By explaining our methods and the reasons behind them local agents, guides and hotels are encouraged by us to adopt further responsible tourism practices themselves and guides and drivers are provided with additional training in this respect. All of the above is facilitated by our very high staff to guest ratio.

Including lesser-known as well as famous sites helps to spread both the impact of tourism and the ‘tourist dollar’. We also emphasise local-style cafes and restaurants rather than hotel buffets and tourist eateries which supports small local businesses, allows for more genuine interaction with the local population and provides a more authentic experience of local cuisine and culture.

We also offer 2 optional extensions to this tour. Firstly, a stay in a Maldives eco-resort is of direct environmental benefit with strict eco-tourism policies and marine flora and fauna protection schemes while secondly an off the beaten track Maldives extension is of direct benefit to the communities as it involves staying in small family-run guesthouses and eating in local cafes rather than large international resorts and in-house restaurants.

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