Catherine Lai, Hong Kong
"Authenticities made my trip hassle-free and let me experience what Sri Lanka has to offer"
I have now returned to Hong Kong from your beautiful country. Sri Lanka is such an amazing island full of history, culture and nature. I just wish my visit was longer allowing me to travel to more places. Thanks for planning and organising everything for me. I did not know what to expect at the beginning but Authenticities has made my trip completely hassle-free and let me experience what Sri Lanka has to offer. It was a pleasure meeting Mark from Colombo City Walks as well. The walk was very informative and pleasant despite the heat. Ending it with some local street food then a Gin and Tonic at the Grand Oriental Hotel was just perfect. Mark - thanks again for connecting me with Authenticities. Wellington was great and professional, needless to say is knowledgeable and knows his history very well. He also managed to slot in a few extra excursions which were not covered in the itinerary. As I said to him on my last day, I never consider myself a princess but he made me feel like one the whole time I was there. Thank you again and I will certainly recommend Authenticities to anyone who needs travel planning help in Sri Lanka, and of course Marks city walks in Colombo. A very happy and satisfied client,
Paul van Harten, Netherlands
"A lot of confidence for the future"
We just spoke to our client who recently returned home from her trip to Sri Lanka where she was your guest. She had a great time in Sri Lanka, she enjoyed her stay very much. She was very happy with the driver, the hotels she was staying in, and she mentioned the friendliness of the Sri Lankan people. All the hotels were great and the ayurveda treatment was superb. Thanks a lot for your cooperation, this gives us a lot of confidence for the future. Please be assured that we will do our utmost to promote Sri Lanka and a great, safe and friendly tourism destination. We wish you all the best and stay in touch.
Francesca and Enrico, Italy
Returning home is always a cold shower. We return to reality in a moment with the problems of everyday life, but the memory of the journey remains, which is always knowledge of places, uses, customs and even of people. The memory of you is always alive, because you are a special person, who has been able to go beyond the dry information of a Lonely Planet, arousing emotions and even emotion in the moment of the final greetings, because with you we have been really good. The journey is a dream, as you rightly said, and the beautiful dreams remain indelible in the memory, kept alive by photos, emails and memories of places and people. We lived in a beautiful country, we didn't think it was so interesting for history, landscapes and nature. And you are very sweet, welcoming, always available, smiling and calm. Thank you for letting us know your country better.
Family Andresen, Norway
"We really had a great time. What an amazing country and your program was just perfect."
Our driver was so kind and service minded. He fixed everything. Our boys were such huge fan of him. The hotel was really good, the food amazing and the place was good. We saw lots of turtles and big fish from our balcony - really fun. All of the excursions worked really well. The Elephant transit home in Udawalawe was nice with the small elephants - just amazing. Releasing baby turtles back in the ocean was the highlight of this trip. Thank you again for all of your help - its been amazing and we are really pleased.
Hagop Yeramian, United Kingdom
"I feel Authenticities provided a tremendous servicee"
I feel Authenticities provided a tremendous service and in our guide, who was basically their representative as well as our tour guide, the company has a jewel. Nothing was too much trouble for him even repairing my sandals for me! He was knowledgeable, polite and caring, always trying to ensure we had the best experience we could have. My wife and I can't thank him enough-he made our holiday. Also please note that the trip to the rainforest it was our choice that the guide didn't join us since it was a relatively short excursion with a guide included.
Italia Pavia Dolores Group , Italy
"Isola Rispledente, Di Mare E Montagna, Di Sole E Di Vento"
Isola rispledente, Di mare e montagna, Di sole e di vento, Di vetole e zaffiro, Ti ho incontrata, Ti ho Amata, Nissanka me l'ha svelata
We are well back and the trip was absolutely super. The trip was perfectly laid out and everything worked excellent! There was a nice balance of sightseeing and the children. Experiences were superb. We also had a trip to Lion Cliff, and followed your advice to stop at the lions feet with the children. So, we changed adults to go to the last part and it was well worth the trip. We had a terrific and very nice guide and a good driver. The hotel in Sigiriya was very nice and the service very good. Sophia was unwell so we did not take the chance to eat elsewhere but the hotel had delicious food so it worked fine.When we were there we were at the end of one, and at the beginning of another rain season, but although it was not very hot we were lucky with the weather. It was sunny while we were outside and raining when we were sitting in the car, or in the evening when we came back to the hotel. It was in due course perfect weather for sightseeing. The drive from Sigiriya to Balapitiya was a bit long, but we tried to entertain the kids the best we could. Despite fine roads, there are a lot of heavy vehicles and slow tuk-tuks that caused some uneven driving, but well on the highway everything went very well. The beach hotel was a wonderful hotel with lovely beachfront location. There were too big waves so we could not swim in the sea, but we were the only guests in the hotel all 4 days So we had all an excellent time by the pool. The service was absolutely amazing! Both Sophia and I were celebrated with cake and song. Just thought Sophia would have a cake or something, but they had really made an incredible effort and decorated the dining room with banners, ribbons, flowers, balloons, crowns and presents. We can recommend both hotels, programs and guides. Thank you very much for the wonderful trip.
"Perfect organization of tour"
Perfect organization of tour and hotel bookings, driver guide was friendly and caring and open for spontaneous ideas, hotels/food was good and service always friendly and helpful, learned lots about history, culture and people of Sri Lanka. Liked in particular temples of Nalanda Gedige, Aluvihara and Matale, as they were not touristy
Nadine Ghsoub, United Nations, Iraq
"A memorable trip"
Thank you again for a memorable trip. Everything has ran smoothly and wonderfully. Our guide has also been impeccable. Very professional, knowledgeable and considerate, anticipating every little detail along the way. In this respect, I would be very grateful if you could recommend a more than adequate gratuity for his services rendered from 27 March to 3 April.
Sandy and Pam, Australia
"We enjoyed and embraced every moment of it"
I felt I needed to email you regarding our trip. It was wonderful in every way. From the moment we landed to our departure, we were treated like royalty. Our memories of this trip will stay with us for a long time. Our chauffeur guide was just the most impressive man. He couldn't do enough for us and drove with incredible skill along the chaotic roads dodging stray dogs, cows, and a million bloody tuk tuks. Our hotels exceeded our expectations. Each one a different experience, and we were reluctant to leave all of them. Our chauffeur guide bombarded us with information regarding his countrys past and his knowledge of wild life and birds was simply outstanding. We enjoyed and embraced every moment of it, exhausting though it was at times, but wouldnt? have missed it for the world. Money well spent I say , and we will always treasure the memories. Thank you for organising it, as we appreciate all that entails.
"I cannot thank you enough"
The Camdens had one of the best trips of their lives thanks to you. I will try to drum up much more business for us. Thank you so so much.
Larry and Gail Evans, Canada
"Making our holiday wonderful"
We have been trying to write a review on either Trip Advisor or your website on our recent holiday in Sri Lanka (Jan 12-23) with Ranjith as our guide with no success. We wanted you to know what an incredible asset he is to your team and how much he enriched our experience. The rest of your team also played a great part in making our holiday wonderful. thanks!
Annie Hawkins, USA
"Top notch - True goldsmiths"
Once again, I can not praise enough Authenticities for all what they have done to make this trip a success and a unique experience. Their attention to details from the beginning to the end was top notch. They are true goldsmiths ! It is definitely a relieve for me to count on people like them. They have added a quantity of special touches to the trip which really enhanced the experience.
Helen Dickson, United Kingdom
"You have been outstanding"
Sadly our wonderful trip to Sri Lanka is coming to an end. We have had an amazing adventure and will certainly recommend not only coming here to all our friends but also to use your company, you have been outstanding. Our driver-guide must be the best on the island and we feel privileged to have had him show us around. Thank you again for all your help in making this a most memorable vacation.
Bhavni Patel, UK
"Well organized tour with fun excursions"
Great experience, thoroughly enjoyed it. Well organized tour with fun excursions. Hotels were amazing. Would have prefered a hotel in Kandy city. Tour guide Nalin was great, very knowledgeable and accommodating.
Arnold Volkenburn, Venezuela
"Best guide I have had in many years"
Marvellous country with diverse culture, beautiful landscapes and very friendly people. Best guide I have had in many years. Very knowledgeable and forthcoming. A pleasant to have as companion. Driver was extremely good, able and proactive. Couldnt be better.
"Everything was perfect and we will be back"
We spent a beautiful time in Sri Lanka, thanks to our guide and driver. Everything was perfect. We will come back really soon.
Miriam Campa - Franck Van Dellen, Spain
"Wonderful people who have made us feel at home"
Sri Lanka is a beautiful country full of wonderful people who have made us feel at home. Recommend the destination to anyone.
Michael - Stephanie Greenman, USA
"Thank you for enriching our experience"
Ranjith was the best driver. He was pleasant company and very knowledgeable about the country. We learnt so much during our travels. Thank you for enriching our experience and helping make our trip extra special.
Nathan James - Trista Burke, USA
"Well organized for us to easily relax and truly enjoy"
Wonderful. Everything was well organized which allowed us to easily relax and truly enjoy. Experience in such a beautiful country. We would recommend this to everyone.
Motta Stefano - Redaelli Serena, Italy
"Great experience and beautiful country to visit"
Great experience and beautiful country to visit. People are very nice and friendly.
Anglaret Philippe, France
"The archelogical sites are magnificient"
Dont hesitate to taste local specialities. A true contrast between the North and the centre of the island. The archelogical sites are magnificient. The locals are very warmly welcoming.
Barbry Jean Jacques, France
"Diversity of the sites, quality of hotels and the experiences"
We appreciate the organization and the programming of the tour. Diversity of the sites, quality of hotels and the experiences, service and the competancy of our guide and our chauffeur.
Cossais Alain, France
"Sri Lankans, particularly loveable and constantly smiling"
We had a beautiful discovery of Buddhism as well as the religious monuments. A complete change in terms of fauna and flora as well as the Sri Lankans, particularly loveable and constantly smiling.
Klotz Vincent, France
"Magnificient island and competent guide"
A very complete and varying trip which led us to discover this magnificient island. Must do visits - cultural triangle, being in the heart of the jungle, tea plantations, the visits to watch the elephants. The guide was very competent, available, attentive to our needs and gave us plenty of moments of freedom while maintaining the rhythem of the circuit.
Lorenza Cavaletto, Italy
"A wonderful trip we will never forget."
I'm sorry if I have not written to you before to say thank you for the travel arrangements made for me and my friends. Special thanks to guide Adrian (A WONDERFUL PERSON AND GREAT EXPERIENCE) and our driver Kumar who helped us get to know your country better, its colours, scents, and people who were always very friendly and greeted us with a smile. Everything was perfect including hotel accommodation. We also saw an elephant with white tusks, an 'emotion'. This was a wonderful trip we will never forget. Thanks again and I hope to work with you in future too, you're a perfect agency.
Manfred Rohde and Familiy, Germany
"Right decision to travel with Authenticities."
I would like to let you know on behalf of the whole Rohde family that we had a very pleasant and interesting time in Sri Lanka...certainly due to your program of the tour, but also most certainly due to the competent assistance of your team with Mr.Sridharan (guide), Mr.Budhi (driver) and Mr.Raja (co-driver) who all did a very good job and looked after us very well all the time. And our good friend Asoka was an experienced lecturer with a profound knowledge of Sri Lankan culture and history. Thank you so much for helping us. It was the right decision to travel with Authenticities.
Dr Manuharan, Australia
"Amazing service including hotels, guide and Authenticities."
I have never travelled in my own country like this, I will be back. Amazing service including hotels, guide and Authenticities.
Mr/Mrs Levy, France
"Recommend your services to our friends."
We could not ask for more for our honeymoon. Thank you for organizing this trip to perfection. We recognize the quality of your company and we will not hesitate to go through you and recommend your services to our friends.
Nathan James/Trista, Burke - United States of America
Wonderful ! - Everything was organised which allowed us to easily relax and truly enjoy. Experience in such a beautiful country. We would recommend this to everyone"
Ly Huong, Norway
"Pleased with our first trip to Sri Lanka"
We were very pleased with our first trip to Sri Lanka. We felt we covered most of the highlights during our tour.
Eannette Mularoni, Republic of San Marino - Italy
"A truly pleasant experience"
Despite the warm and raining weather, our encounters with the people and country was truly a pleasant experience.
Robert Isaacs, United States of America
"Absolutely recommend Sri Lanka"
Our experience was wonderful!. We really enjoyed all of the rich sites Sri Lanka had to offer us and wish we only had more time to see it all. The country is beautiful, people are lovely and very friendly, and we greatly enjoyed. The food and hospitality, and our tour guide was SPECTACULAR and very knowledgeable, friendly and a fantastic guide for all the sights. He also made great restaurant recommendations which made a difference. We really thought he and his love for Sri Lanka added to our experience. We will absolutely recommend Sri Lanka to our friends and families.
Francesa Rovelli, Italy
"Wonderful holiday - great views and amazxing people"
Wonderful places and great views. Amazing people! Our Guide was fantastic, he made us laugh and happy all the time.
Ferdinando Gerelli, Italy
"Excellent Tour and beautiful country"
Excellent Tour, beautiful country. Friendly people. Our guide and driver were excellent.
S Ordea, United States of America
"Look forward to returning back to Sri Lanka"
I loved the trip which was designed and I really look forward to returning back to Sri Lanka. Our guide, driver selected for the tour were very knowledgeable and excellent.
Elisabetta Villani, Italy
"Sri Lanka has been wonderful and we truly enjoyed"
Our experience in Sri Lanka has been wonderful. We truly enjoyed a lot of this beautiful Island, its nature and not forgetting the lovely people.
Hugh David Scott Greenway, United States of America
"Extraordinary mixture of antiquity and modernity"
An extraordinary mixture of antiquity and modernity as well as physical beauty that is truly serendipity.
Danilo Zotta e Ornella Paterno, Italy
"Long remember this beautiful experience"
We finally find a little time to thank you for the wonderful experience that was our trip to Sri Lanka. To celebrate our 30 years of marriage, we were looking for, and found, a trip that you did remember with much happiness and nostalgia. We found a beautiful climate, visited unforgettable places and met people simple and happy the little he has. Again, thank the guide who accompanied us, because he managed to make us live and get to know every little detail of your beautiful island, always leaving us the time and space we needed. Long remember this beautiful experience.
Silvana Curcelli and Renato Betta, Italy
"Thanks for giving us the opportunity to live a wonderful experience"
Thanks for giving us the opportunity to live a wonderful experience in your beautiful Sri Lanka, a country so far away geographically and culturally different from ours. Thanks to the organization more than perfect and extremely comfortable which made our stay pleasant. A special thanks to our guide, with his professionalism and knowledge, instructed us about the history, religion, customs and traditions of your island; with his care, education and respect instilled in us and security, especially with the friendliness and hospitality, made us feel completely at ease, giving us the unforgettable experience helped make this trip forever remain in our hearts. Thanks.
Zaro Alessandro, Italy
"Great organization - Authenticities Sri Lanka"
Beautiful country, friendly people, great organization, in other words Authenticities Sri Lanka.
Sue Williamson, Australia
"Looked after us exceptionally well."
Our guide was excellent, Knowledgable and considerate. He looked after us exceptionally well.
Helen Grycova, Czech Republic
"Amazing country and people"
Amazing country, amazing people. Good value for money.
Kristin and Jorund ( Charlie ), Sri Lanka
"Wonderful tour in Sri Lanka - Chauffeur drove us safely, entertained us with great stories and his pleasant company has been highly appreciated. "
Thank you so much for a wonderful tour in Sri Lanka, your Chauffeur safely drove us with elegance and caution form Trinco to Sigiriya and all the wonderful places around the country and ending up in Colombo. His knowledge was impressive and he really inspired and entertained us with great stories! His pleasant company has been highly appreciated and has made this journey of a lifetime without a doubt and is one of our most highly valued vacations ever. We are very grateful for this.
Stephen Harle and Group, Australia
"Unforgettable experience that the children and myself will cherish forever..."
On behalf of my entire family we would like to thank you and your company Authenticities for making our Sri Lankan Journey such a memorable one. From what started out as a quick wedding trip abroad ended in a truly unforgettable experience that the children and myself will cherish forever.There was a lot of planning for a lot of people and in the event any of our friends or family show an interest in travelling to Sri Lanka, I will definitely make sure they are in contact with you.
Party Johansson, Norway
"Combined culture and beach which was a perfect combination..."
We had a great experience in Sri Lanka. We combined culture and beach which was a perfect combination. Our chauffeur was very pleasant and knowledgeable and we were accommodated at the beach hotels.
Tammi and Allen, United States of America
"Attention to detail..."
Our first adventure in Sri Lanka was made all the better by Authenticities with attention to detail and choice of guide and driver.
Melissa Benedict, France
"Great service and we got to have the best time ever..."
Thank you to Authenticities for such a great tour of Sri Lanka. We got to see so much and take part in so many activities. You offered us a great service and we got to have the best time ever.We will definitively book our next holiday to Sri Lanka with you.
Linn and Jerry, United Kingdom
"Our arrangements very well..."
A memorable trip around a beautiful country. Authenticities handled our arrangements very well.