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Eco - Tourism

Enjoy Sri Lankan ecotourism which is a growing niche sector. It gives you the opportunity of enjoying multifaceted attractions such as the highest mountains, the longest sea beaches, the world’s greatest religions (Buddhism & Hinduism), magnificent civilization, glorious traditions, artistic monuments, incredible diversity of landscapes, climates, flora and fauna, unparalleled bio-diversity, topographical variations etc. Ours is the ultimate in diversity, beauty and culture, all combined with one of the best treasures of the world a warm, friendly and smiling people. When you choose an ecotourism resort, you choose to preserve the environment, culture and heritage and benefit local communities who are the key custodians of natural resources and play an active and critical role in conserving valuable biodiversity.

When you choose to travel this way, you are not part of mass tourism but part of up market niche tourism which specializes in small groups and in depth “ on the field” knowledge.

As part of your travel plans, you consciously choose to enjoy your holiday as a learning and enrichment experience whilst also:

 

  • Minimally impacting on the environment
  • Learning about and respecting the local culture and environment
  • Obtaining positive experiences for all
  • Employing and benefitting local people
  • Learning about the local political, social and environmental issues
  • Ensuring that your spending contributes to the conservation of the area
  • Assisting in preserving a special habitat such as wildlife, farming, nature, water etc
  • Learning and taking back new ideas back to influence your own environment
  • Obtaining new unmatched experiences
  • Helping to benefit not only Sri Lanka but the world as well

Enjoy Ecotourism – the unmatched nature based personalized experience

Sri Lanka's Saraii Village

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Eco tourism and eco friendly destinations have become catch phrases in the tourism industry recently so it was no surprise to see the world's most popular travel rating site TripAdvisor put out a list of the 10 most extraordinary Treetop Hotels. It was a pleasant surprise however to find Sri Lanka's very own Saraii Village www.saraiivillage.com on the list - a relative newcomer to the field of sustainable tourism and green travel.

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Being rated by TripAdvisor among ten exclusive treetop hotels worldwide gives Saraii more than one reason to celebrate its sustainable message. CEO and founder of Saraii Charitha Abeyratne said "We are grateful to TripAdvisor for considering us worthy enough for this remarkable rating. It feels good when you know you are being appreciated and recommended by your customers. This makes us very excited about the future of Saraii and the experience we offer our guests”

Saraii Village started as an idea few thought plausible, some laughed at and others dismissed. But one person defended it and that was Charitha Abeyratne the founder and CEO of Saraii Village who was involved in building an organic Agro-Forestry business with her husband Prasanna, which inspired her to create a sustainable tourism business with an agro/eco platform.

 

Wave- Less Boat

Karunathilaka, Innovator of Wave - less boat awarded for his innovation at The Ray' award, which was organized by the Ray Wijewardene Charitable Trust (RWCT) in collaboration with the Sri Lanka investors Commission and support of the Commercial Bank

For more info Innovation of Wave-Less Boat


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