Scenic Sri Lanka


  • Grass Routes Associate - Adventure Lanka Tours
  • Traditional Sri Lankan village life
  • UNESCO-listed national park, wonderful walking
  • Tailor-made trips, with own guide

We are delighted to recommend holidays off the beaten track in Sri Lanka, the jewel of the Indian Ocean, with Adventure Lanka Tours, a family-owned travel company that shares many of the principles of Village Ways.

You may encounter elephants, colonial history, cultural experiences and getting up-close to wildlife and birds. Experience traditional village life and enjoy walking in grasslands and forested hills with your own private guide, marvel at the UNESCO-listed Knuckles mountain range and explore beaches, cities and farmsteads. Stay in comfortable villager-owned guesthouses and homestays in fantastic surroundings far from the regular tourist’s track, contributing positively to communities through responsible tourism. Typical experiences include chatting with rice farmers, visiting working papaya plantations and watch eagle-eyed locals panning for gemstones in the Amban Ganga River.


Walking beneath the Knuckles Mountains

Walking in Riverston, Sri Lanka

Wake up in a comfortable, clean room to the sound of birdsong right outside your window. Look forward to a day of wildlife encounters and birdwatching in the scenic Knuckles Mountain Range, the latest UNESCO listed site in this diverse and beautiful country. After a picnic lunch and refreshing dip in the river, your professional English-speaking guide will take you on a walk in the montane grasslands to the “Mini World’s End” for spectacular views. Dinner will be tasty local cuisine prepared by your homestay host, who incidentally is a wonderful cook!

A warm welcome

Homestay, Sri Lanka Local families provide a genuinely warm welcome as you make new friends, appreciate a simpler way of life and immerse yourself in local village culture. You may find yourself lodging in Attanakadawella village near Polonnaruwa where Mr Ratnaike and his lovely wife will be proud to show you around their spacious home, fruit orchard and spice garden as their honoured guest. See the Pela watchtowers, an early warning system for spotting elephants in the farmlands, and marvel at the community-managed domestic water supply scheme. Share a meal and family life before heading off elephant spotting in Minneriya National Park or climbing the ancient Sigiriya Lion Rock Fortress with its magnificent carvings and fresco rock paintings. End your holiday in Sri Lanka with a few days relaxing on the beach near Tricomalee.

Contact Adventure Lanka Tours

Adventure Lanka Tours specialises in individual or small group holidays to all parts of the beautiful island of Sri Lanka. They have always aimed at making a positive impact through tourism, with concern for local communities and ensuring personal care for their guests to make their holidays memorable. They believe that they are in the business of “selling dreams”.  Book directly with Adventure Lanka and please mention Village Ways when booking.

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Booking enquiries: 01223 750049