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Ramith Karunaratne

I'm Ramith, your dedicated travel specialist here on Kimkim. With a passion for exploration and a deep love for creating unforgettable journeys, I'm thrilled to be your go-to expert in crafting personalized travel experiences.
As a seasoned traveler myself, I understand the magic of discovering new places, immersing in diverse cultures, and collecting memories that last a lifetime. My wanderlust has taken me to many unique places in Sri Lanka, and each journey has fueled my commitment to curating exceptional travel adventures.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"As a dedicated luxury travel designer, I pride myself on orchestrating extraordinary experiences at every turn—whether amidst majestic mountains, tranquil beaches, or idyllic landscapes. I specialize in curating bespoke accommodations tailored to your preferences, whether you fancy coastal retreats with pristine beaches, the verdant charm of hill country, or proximity to captivating national parks. My passion extends to immersing in diverse cultures, uncovering hidden gems, and facilitating moments of serene relaxation surrounded by nature's beauty. Your journey is not just a trip; it's a collection of carefully crafted moments that reflect your unique travel desires and aspirations."

How did you get involved in travel?

"Having traversed the country since my early childhood, I naturally assumed the role of trip planner for my friends during our teenage years. Their consistently positive feedback surprised me, as I never anticipated that this passion would evolve into a career. Even in the corporate sector after school, where I found little satisfaction, my friends and family continued seeking my travel recommendations. It was during my pursuit of the mantra "do what you love" that I found my way back to my true passion—travel. Today, it defines who I am and what I do."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"One of my most cherished travel experiences to date involves a journey with my uncle, a member of the Sri Lankan Navy, when I was just 12 years old. Our adventure began from Kalpitiya on the northwestern coast, where we boarded a fast boat. As we sailed, we were surrounded by hundreds of dolphins, and the awe-inspiring sight of a whale added to the magic of the moment. Our destination was a pristine island, a place untouched by human influence. It felt like stepping into the pages of my favorite storybooks—endless sandy stretches adorned with seashells and a symphony of diverse bird sounds. The highlight was a small river meandering through the island, complete with the surprise presence of crocodiles. This experience remains etched in my memory as a testament to the breathtaking beauty and untouched nature that the world has to offer."

Ramith is part of the following groups: Sri Lanka Travel Agents, Maldives Travel Agents
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Recent trip reviews for Ramith

Our travel planner, Shehara, was amazing! We...
Sri Lanka | Nov 17 - Nov 23, 2023

Craig
Craig M.
Stockton, CA | Reviewed on Dec 11, 2023
Our travel planner, Shehara, was amazing! We asked to do very "out-of-the-ordinary" requests for our trip, and he was so very helpful and flexible and accomodating. He also helped find a driver/guide, who was also amazing, Mr. Laki, also known as "Lucky". When Air India lost Craig's suitcase, Mr Laki made numerous calls to Air India, and helped coordinate the rendevous with the courier from Air India, to get Craig's suitcase, when it finally made it from India to Sri Lanka. Both Shehara... Read more

Our travel planner, Shehara, was amazing! We asked to do very "out-of-the-ordinary" requests for our trip, and he was so very helpful and flexible and accomodating. He also helped find a driver/guide, who was also amazing, Mr. Laki, also known as "Lucky". When Air India lost Craig's suitcase, Mr Laki made numerous calls to Air India, and helped coordinate the rendevous with the courier from Air India, to get Craig's suitcase, when it finally made it from India to Sri Lanka. Both Shehara and Mr Laki were extremely instrumental in making our trip to Sri Lanka truly a dream come true!! We are really indebted to both for our most wonderful time in Sri Lanka!!
Best regards to them both!!
Rani and Craig Milldrum

Hotel Reviews
Tembo Cottage Wilpattu
Wanamalgama
Authenticity & Character
Wonderful hosts and great food.
Location
Just outside of Wilpattu National Park
Staff
Always smiling and attentive.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Very nice A/C room.
Kumbukgaha Villa
Sigiriya
Authenticity & Character
Location
Little out of the way, but worth it!! Very nice!!
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
A jungle safari ride at Wilpattu National Park
A jungle safari ride at Wilpattu National Park
Sri Lanka
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Explore the Dambulla Cave Temples
Explore the Dambulla Cave Temples
Sri Lanka
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Visit the Sigiriya Rock Fortress
Visit the Sigiriya Rock Fortress
Sri Lanka
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Ramith Karunaratne

I worked with three different trip specialist...
Sri Lanka | Nov 24 - Dec 3, 2023

Kim
Kim M.
Newport News, VA | Reviewed on Dec 04, 2023
I worked with three different trip specialists (Ramith was at the very beginning), but as always, it was a simple process with a rewarding trip at the end. Loved Sri Lanka and loved the experience there! Read more

I worked with three different trip specialists (Ramith was at the very beginning), but as always, it was a simple process with a rewarding trip at the end. Loved Sri Lanka and loved the experience there!

Hotel Review
Flameback Eco Lodge
Weerawila

This place is a gem. Such a neat "glamping" experience with beautiful surroundings in a natural Sri Lankan setting. Wildlife galore, and the service was 10/10. We loved it!

Authenticity & Character
Just stay here, and you'll understand!
Location
You feel like you're off the grid, but you have all the amenities needed to be comfortable.
Staff
They think of things you'll need or want before you even think of them or want them. Top notch.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Very well kept, clean and comfortable.
Activity Reviews
Visit the Sigiriya Rock Fortress
Visit the Sigiriya Rock Fortress
Sri Lanka

Beautiful and a must see.

Quality of Experience
10/10 with sites, views and food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
We had the best driver who had a lot of knowledge and lots of great suggestions. Truly made the trip special for us and went above and beyond.
Transport
No dogs were killed which was all I was worried about. If you've been to this country, you'll understand! Lol
Morning Safari in Yala National Park
Morning Safari in Yala National Park
Yala National Park

Lots of great animal sitings! Got to see a rare siting of a sloth bear. :)

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Ramith Karunaratne
Ramith
Ramith Karunaratne
Local specialist in Colombo, Sri Lanka | Replied on Dec 11, 2023
Hello Kim, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your fantastic feedback with us! We are absolutely thrilled to hear about your rewarding experience with Exemplary Voyages through Kim Kim. It's heartwarming to know that you enjoyed your trip to Sri Lanka and that our team who contributed to making it a memorable adventure for you. Your detailed review of Flameback Eco Lodge paints a vivid picture of a gem in a natural Sri Lankan setting. We're delighted that you found it to be a... Read more

Hello Kim,

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your fantastic feedback with us! We are absolutely thrilled to hear about your rewarding experience with Exemplary Voyages through Kim Kim. It's heartwarming to know that you enjoyed your trip to Sri Lanka and that our team who contributed to making it a memorable adventure for you.

Your detailed review of Flameback Eco Lodge paints a vivid picture of a gem in a natural Sri Lankan setting. We're delighted that you found it to be a neat "glamping" experience with abundant wildlife and top-notch service. It sounds like the perfect retreat for those seeking authenticity and character, we will pass on your valuable feedback with the property for sure.

Exploring Yala National Park and witnessing a rare sighting of a sloth bear must have been truly remarkable! We're glad our guides, drivers, and staff were able to enhance your safari experience, and it's heartening to hear about the 10/10 rating for the quality of your Sigiriya Rock Fortress visit. We always strive to provide exceptional service, and your kind words about our driver's knowledge and helpful suggestions make us proud.

Your witty note about the transport and the absence of any canine encounters brought a smile to our faces! It's these unexpected moments that make every journey unique, and we're delighted to have been a part of your worry-free adventure in Sri Lanka.

Once again, thank you for choosing Exemplary Voyages. We appreciate your trust, and we look forward to welcoming you back for more memorable experiences in the future in our beautiful island.

Safe travels!

Warm regards,
Ramith