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Yasantha Kuruvita Arachchi

Sri Lanka is my home! I love my culture, people, food, landscapes, breath-taking hill country, countless wildlife experiences and the golden sandy beaches around this resplendent island. I live in the suburbs of Colombo with my wife and daughter enabling us to have a balanced experience of both city and local village life. With my one and half decades of experience in different aspects of tourism, I am passionate to provide unique and customized travel solutions for you to visit Sri Lanka.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

" I am specialized in Nature, Adventure, Wildlife and Classic Highlights with a Twist all over this magical island; Sri Lanka."

How did you get involved in travel?

"Since my childhood, I am passionate about meeting people from different cultures. Even most of my school friends were from different ethnic groups, having different faiths and I enjoyed it very much. My eagerness to meet people with diversity drive me to work in a gambling club (which was only limited for foreigners) soon after my advance level . This lead me to study tourism for my higher studies and and to complete my B.Sc in Tourism Management. The experience I gathered in many aspects of tourism over last 15 years, is helping me to delight every guest arrive in Sri Lanka through us."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"I cherish the stay at Ahaspokuna Bushwalk Camp which is the only bush walks camps in Sri Lanka as one of the very unique travel experiences. It was an amazing stay where we witnessed the roaming elephants just outside the camp when we were on a short bush walk.

The panoramic scenery of the hill country, pure wilderness and super luxury tents created lasting memories in me."

Featured trips & expertise

Take in the setting sun from a beach in Tangalle
Ancient History & Pristine Beaches in Sri Lanka - 14 Days

Experience Sri Lanka's top historic attractions with enough time to relax on a number of breathtaking beaches on this two-week adventure. You'll begin in Negombo and work your way around the island stopping to visit sprawling temple complexes, ancient Buddhist and Hindu shrines, as well as unique cave temples and palaces carved into mountainsides and standalone rocks. Along the way, you'll stay two nights amid wildlife in Wilpattu, enjoy the calm coastline in Pasikudah, and explore charming colonial villages.

Sigiriya—the ancient fortress and UNESCO World Heritage Site
Sri Lanka Active Adventure - 9 Days

This 9-day journey through Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) explores fascinating highlights in the Cultural Triangle—home of ancient cities, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and Buddhist relics. With a private driver and guide, you'll take hikes in tea country, spot diverse wildlife in the rainforest, and relax (or surf) on picturesque beaches on the south coast for an adventure to remember.

Sunrise in Galle
Highlights of Sri Lanka - 8 Days

This 8-day itinerary takes you to the heart of Sri Lanka for ancient history, Buddhist culture, and exciting adventures in nature. From Negombo (near the capital), you'll experience a slew of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, tour a tea plantation, meet elephants, and explore towns loaded with Portuguese and Dutch colonial history. End each day with an opportunity to catch an alluring sunset that only South Asia can offer.

Udawalawe National Park
Highlights of Sri Lanka - 12 Days

Known as the "Jewel of the Indian Ocean," Sri Lanka is famed for its centuries of history and exotic tropical wildlife. Explore the island's top destinations through this introductory tour that will satisfy both nature lovers and cultural enthusiasts alike.

Recent trip reviews for Yasantha

Joana Rini

Sri lanka: trails of the ancient kingdom - 10 days, Sri Lanka - Apr 16 - Apr 27, 2019

Traveler: Joana Rini K. - Local specialist: Yasantha Kuruvita Arachchi

Yasantha did a great job and managed to tailor an amazing trip based on "Trails of an Ancient Kingdom" that perfectly fitted our desires. We decided to extend the 10-day programme, and modifying the itinerary, adding extra days of hiking, planning accommodation and connecting us with local trekkers and guides was always done instantly. Communication before our trip was excellent and ran very smoothly, all the questions that we had were answered which gave us the impression to be taken care of... read more

Yasantha did a great job and managed to tailor an amazing trip based on "Trails of an Ancient Kingdom" that perfectly fitted our desires. We decided to extend the 10-day programme, and modifying the itinerary, adding extra days of hiking, planning accommodation and connecting us with local trekkers and guides was always done instantly. Communication before our trip was excellent and ran very smoothly, all the questions that we had were answered which gave us the impression to be taken care of in a very personal way that you usually can't expect while using a booking platform. In the country itself we got in contact with awesome local guides, all the staff of Eco Team Sri Lanka works in an outstanding way, well trained, so kind and helpful and with a stunning experience and awareness of the nature (Knuckles Manigala trekking, Eshan and his team for the Belihuloya trek through the jungle, Adam's Peak and Russell and all the people at the Udawalawe Big Game Camp). Thanks to our driver Sanjaya who took us safely to all the exceptional places that this country has to offer.

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Yasantha Kuruvita Arachchi, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Joanna,

Thank you very much for your feedback and it's truly appreciated.

Further, I would like to offer you our sincere gratitude on behalf of the entire nation as you were with us during the hard times without leaving us and your act of kindness gave us a lot of courage. Your efforts in spreading the message that Sri Lanka is still safe to travel would be a great help in boosting Sri Lanka Tourism at this moment.

Thank you so much...

Best Regards,
Yasantha