Sri Lanka a land
of forgotten mysteries

SRI LANKA, an enigmatic land of magical vistas and diverse cultures, all ensconced within a pearl-shaped country, invites you on a journey. A curious mélange of fascinating culture that dates back to over two millennia, in its modern day avatar Sri Lanka carries strong flavourful traces of its over 450 year old colonial past and its multi-ethnic roots. Our island nation brims with treasures that charm, adventures guaranteed to tantalise any adrenaline junkie, a host of sensorial delights that will take your breath away, and its greatest wealth, its people.

 

Our communities are passionately proud of their rich heritage manifested in the diverse culture. Our history is a mosaic made up of visitors across the seas, invasions and colonisation. Our past reinforces our value systems and strengthens our roots. A journey across Sri Lanka is one that will transport you to another culture, enriched with all the goodness of a beautiful destination. The omnipresent friendliness will touch you in a way that you will not remain a stranger. In Srl Lanka, you will feel at home.

An island with breathtaking landscapes and ancient traditions

From the island’s breathtaking landscapes to its ancient traditions, artistic heritage, culinary delights and local hospitality, which starts with the warmest of smiles – Sri Lanka will ignite your curiosity, entice your thirst for adventure and warm your soul.

 

We are an island nation of devoted communities that are passionate and proud of our heritage, and although invaded for as long as history recalls and influenced by Colonisation for over 450 years, we have retained the values and distinct features which keep us true to our roots.

An island with breathtaking landscapes and ancient traditions

From the island’s breathtaking landscapes to its ancient traditions, artistic heritage, culinary delights and local hospitality, which starts with the warmest of smiles – Sri Lanka will ignite your curiosity, entice your thirst for adventure and warm your soul.

 

We are an island nation of devoted communities that are passionate and proud of our heritage, and although invaded for as long as history recalls and influenced by Colonisation for over 450 years, we have retained the values and distinct features which keep us true to our roots.

Home of multiple UNESCO World Heritage Sites

The cultural heritage of Sri Lanka is one of the few small spaces of land home to multiple UNESCO World Heritage Sites. From its ancient ruins to colonial fortresses, Sri Lanka is a cultural hotspot that symbolizes a society that was at the peak of civilization at its time.

 

Through trade with Arabs in the early centuries, the country became known for its exotic spices especially cinnamon which paved the way for the Dutch to develop the canal systems to the rich interiors. Under the British Empire, the country paved the way for Ceylon Tea and railways which connected Colombo to the central hills.

Home of multiple UNESCO World Heritage Sites

The cultural heritage of Sri Lanka is one of the few small spaces of land home to multiple UNESCO World Heritage Sites. From its ancient ruins to colonial fortresses, Sri Lanka is a cultural hotspot that symbolizes a society that was at the peak of civilization at its time.

 

Through trade with Arabs in the early centuries, the country became known for its exotic spices especially cinnamon which paved the way for the Dutch to develop the canal systems to the rich interiors. Under the British Empire, the country paved the way for Ceylon Tea and railways which connected Colombo to the central hills.

A COVID diary

While the world around us shifts and adapts, we can’t help but notice how the “new normal” is continuing to affect the travel industry. With hopes of keeping our motives and inspirations alive, Authenticities is proud to share our “COVID DIARY” Initiating a series of first reactions to the pandemic.


Testimonials

“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.

Manfred Rohde and Familiy - Germany 🇩🇪

“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.

Lorenza Cavaletto - Italy 🇮🇹

“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.

Klotz Vincent, France - 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.

Cossais Alain - 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.

Barbry Jean Jacques - 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.

Anglaret Philippe - France 🇫🇷

“Great experience and beautiful country to visit”

Great experience and beautiful country to visit. People are very nice and friendly.

Motta Stefano - Redaelli Serena - Italy 🇮🇹

“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.

Manfred Rohde and Familiy - Germany 🇩🇪

“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.

Lorenza Cavaletto - Italy 🇮🇹

“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.

Klotz Vincent, France - 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.

Cossais Alain - 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.

Barbry Jean Jacques - 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.

Anglaret Philippe - France 🇫🇷

“Great experience and beautiful country to visit”

Great experience and beautiful country to visit. People are very nice and friendly.

Motta Stefano - Redaelli Serena - Italy 🇮🇹
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