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

“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

Italia Pavia Dolores Group - Italy 🇮🇹

“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.

Hagop Yeramian - United Kingdom 🇬🇧

“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.

Family Andresen - Norway 🇳🇴

“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,

Catherine Lai - Hong Kong 🇭🇰

“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.

Paul van Harten - Netherlands 🇳🇱

“Authenticities”

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.

Francesca and Enrico - 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

Italia Pavia Dolores Group - Italy 🇮🇹

“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.

Hagop Yeramian - United Kingdom 🇬🇧

“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.

Family Andresen - Norway 🇳🇴

“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,

Catherine Lai - Hong Kong 🇭🇰

“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.

Paul van Harten - Netherlands 🇳🇱

“Authenticities”

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.

Francesca and Enrico - Italy 🇮🇹
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