All the travellers that have been to Sri Lanka agree on one thing: it is a paradise! In this paradise, everything is spectacular: extraordinary landscapes, dream-like beaches, mountains, waterfalls, wildlife, fascinating historical sites and especially the warmth and smiles of the people of Sri Lanka. If you want to enjoy this island’s most fascinating and extraordinary treasures, let a local travel agency in Sri Lanka organize your trip!
It will save you a lot of time, money and you will get all the good tips on the best places and experiences on the island! On top of everything, you will be sure to get the best services, accommodation and personalized assistance during your time in Sri Lanka.
1. Information and reliable tips to organise your trip to Sri Lanka
You have decided to travel to Sri Lanka and you are looking for some information. Should you contact a tour-operator? A local travel agency in Sri Lanka? Or do you want to travel by yourself? You will find a lot of information on the internet about the destination but it is hard to match your travel requirements with those of fellow travellers and their perception may not always match yours. Going for a local travel agency in Sri Lanka saves you time, energy and gives you the chance to talk directly to a destination expert. Our Travel Designers travel and live in Sri Lanka and will give you great information and tips on where to go, what to do, what amazing place to stay at and how to find the best possible deals!
If you have time and are willing to discover Sri Lanka differently you can chose to travel around with public transportation. A good train system was built by the English and the bus lines link all the major cities. However, smaller cities and off-the-beaten-track places are not very well connected. You may have to take a bus and then a train to reach your destination. It can therefore be difficult to evaluate how much time you will need to get from one place to another – all this is much easier with a private car and a driver. It would be a shame to waste the time you have in Sri Lanka looking for a bus, waiting for a train at the station or spend a lot of time negotiating the price of a rickshaw ride.
Travelling with a local travel agency in Sri Lanka save you time and provide the comfort of a private car with a driver who is used to local roads and directions. We also make sure our drivers are caring, helpful and ensure you have a safe trip. Our cars and drivers all have insurance and in case a problem occurs, we are available 24/7 over the phone to find a solution. Being a local travel agency in Sri Lanka, we do all the travel for you and so that you can enjoy your holidays.
3. The Guide
In Sri Lanka, only guides holding tourist board license are allowed to enter the different sites with the tourists. You can find them at the entrance of the monuments as well. It is not always easy to find a guide that will be able to assist you during the whole trip if you don’t book their services in advance. With Shanti Travel, a local travel agency in Sri Lanka, you can organize in advance and enjoy the company of a local guide that will tell you more about the culture and facilitate communication with the locals.
4. Accommodations in Sri Lanka
In Sri Lanka, tourism is flourishing after a few difficult years due to the war and the tsunami. Today, more and more tourists are coming but there aren’t enough rooms to accommodate everyone – especially during the high season. This is very true for the beaches on the East coast in summer and for the West coast and the centre of the Island in winter.
Travelling with a local travel agency in Sri Lanka will facilitate the process of hotel booking and you will be assured of the quality of the selected hotels.
5. The price of a trip to Sri Lanka organised by a local agency
If you choose a local travel agency in Sri Lanka you will save on the cost of the intermediary between your agency next door and the agency coordinating everything in the destination. By choosing a local agency you benefit from cheaper prices compared to an agent next door, as we can negotiate prices with local partners. You can save up to 20 -30% compared to a tour operator.
6. Dealing with the unexpected
In life and during trips abroad, the unexpected may find its way around even though you planned everything very carefully! By travelling with a local travel agency in Sri Lanka you are always safe, you can leave all the worries, and problems to us – we will manage them for you. So much better than waiting for a phone operator on the other side of the globe!
7. A tailor made trip to Sri Lanka
The advantage of travelling with a local travel agency in Sri Lanka is that you will be in direct contact with an expert in the destination and will get the chance to explain what you really want and expect from your trip. Our Travel Designer will build a special itinerary for you and will give you the chance to visit the most beautiful and unusual places on the island. We will be there at your arrival in Colombo to meet you, answer all of your questions, ensure everything is ok, wish you a very warm welcome and share our passion of the beautiful island of Sri Lanka.
From arranging transport & accommodation to creating a tailor-made itinerary, a local travel agency in Sri Lanka will definitely be an unmatched leader to carve a memorable trip for you. To make the best of your holidays in Sri Lanka you can browse through our programs by visiting http://www.shantitravel.com/en/sri-lanka-tours/ you can also reach us by phone. We will be happy to see you in Sri Lanka!