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

“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.

Annie Hawkins - USA 🇺🇸

“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!

Larry and Gail Evans - Canada 🇨🇦

“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.

Tina - USA 🇺🇸

“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.

Sandy and Pam - Australia 🇦🇺

“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.

Nadine Ghsoub, United Nations - Iraq 🇮🇶

“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

Haschler - Germany 🇩🇪

“Absolutely super”

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.

Nygaard - Norway 🇳🇴

“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.

Annie Hawkins - USA 🇺🇸

“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!

Larry and Gail Evans - Canada 🇨🇦

“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.

Tina - USA 🇺🇸

“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.

Sandy and Pam - Australia 🇦🇺

“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.

Nadine Ghsoub, United Nations - Iraq 🇮🇶

“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

Haschler - Germany 🇩🇪

“Absolutely super”

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.

Nygaard - Norway 🇳🇴
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