Adventure Lanka Tours has a sincere affection for our motherland Sri Lanka and would like to develop tourism in Sri Lanka responsibly. We have therefore listed a few tips on how you can ensure that Sri Lanka is preserved in its original state for many more generations to come.

  • Dress modestly in public places and religious sites and avoid topless sunbathing.
  • Do not pose for photographs in front of religious sites.
  • Do not consume liquor on full moon poya days and other religious holidays.
  • Do not ever touch clergymen.
  • Enjoy local food cooked with local produce as much as possible.
  • Conduct bargaining in a light-hearted and courteous manner.
  • Always ask permission before taking pictures of people.
  • Do not waste water – use showers; do not leave taps running, re-use towels.
  • Do not waste electricity – turn off lights, TV etc.
  • Re-use plastic bags when shopping or buy cotton shopping bag.
  • Only throw rubbish in litter bins or take it with you back to your hotel.
  • Consider taking a bag with a zip lock when trekking to pick up litter.
  • Be wary of purchasing wood artifacts and ornaments at sites of interest unless you are sure that the wood came from sustainable forests.
  • Do not consume game meat, turtle eggs or other game or the meat of other protected species.
  • Do not smoke or consume liquor inside national parks and nature reserves.
  • Do not buy or use any sort of narcotics of any kind including marijuana when on holiday. Drug possession carries the death penalty in Sri Lanka.
  • Do not patronise local establishments of ill repute and engage the service of call girls. Prostitution is illegal in Sri Lanka and carries heavy penalties.