All employees of Adventure Lanka Tours are Sri Lankan.
Most of our tour leaders’ hometowns are close to places we visit and therefore they are equipped with an intimate knowledge of the areas we visit.
Our carefully selected chauffeur guides are some of the best in Sri Lanka and possess and in-depth knowledge of Sri Lanka.
We also like to visit ‘non-touristy’ areas and we usually stop for at least a drink of King Coconut water at a hamlet. A King coconut on average costs 20 US cents but even that goes towards helping the community where 1 US Dollar is a lot. I have used this example to illustrate how we try and make a positive impact on wherever areas we pass through.
A very important component in the enjoyment of a region of country is eating the local food. This could not be truer as in the case of Sri Lanka where one can taste a variety of dishes with varying flavors unique to those areas.
Most of our tours include all meals unless specifically requested otherwise. Our tour leaders aim to provide the guest with as much variety as possible and mostly consume local food unique to the region. This ensures that local food parlors, restaurants benefit, and as a result overall quality of the food have increased from a couple of years and more restaurants and eating-houses have fallen into the acceptable category.
We are also quite respectful of all faiths and make sure that all meat consumed adhere to standards.
We do not visit restaurants serving Wild boar, Deer, Sambur and other forms of jungle meat, which are poached illegally.
Our initial problems were not with our guests but with some of our local guides. Most of them were aware of large scale environmental hazards, but it was very difficult to explain to them why such an act like throwing a water bottle out of the window could affect the environment.
To date we have successfully managed to educate them and have managed to eliminate or greatly reduce environmental pollution due to our tours.
We make use of electronic means wherever possible and most of our files are stored in Electronic form. The only time we use paper is to issue receipts and other official documents, which helps us greatly, reduce our paper usage. Wherever possible we print on both sides of the paper.
Even though water scarcity is not an issue in most parts of Sri Lanka we always make sure that none of our guests’ waste water in any way. Notices are usually posted in the rooms of resorts educating guests on the importance of conserving water.