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
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.
Journey through the heart of Sri Lanka on this 14-day loop around the island. Start your trip in the capital Colombo, before making your way to Adam's Peak for an early morning summit of this sacred mountain. From there, head to 'Little England' - Nuwara Eliya, and take the train to Kandy, the hill capital. Then, travel back in time to the historical sites of Sigiriya, Dambulla, Mihintale, and Anuradhapura, and stop to see elephants in Minneriya, before ending up on the beautiful sandy beaches and lagoons of Kalpitiya.
This 14-day trip through Sri Lanka and the Maldives is equal parts exploration and relaxation. Uncover the history and culture of this jewel of the Indian Ocean, from ancient rock fortresses and historic capital cities to the Sacred Tooth, before heading down to the Maldives for a few days in paradise. Start off in the coastal city of Negombo, then head north to Sigiriya and Dambulla and down through the Hill Country to Kandy and Ella. From there, go on an elephant safari in Udawalawa, relax in Unawatuna and explore the busy streets of Colombo, before winding up on the sunny beaches and crystal clear waters of the Maldives.
On this 10-day tour of Sri Lanka and the Maldives you'll enjoy the perfect mix of cultural exploration and beach-side relaxation. Starting on the tropical tear-drop island of Sri Lanka, learn about the country's centuries of history at temples, palaces, forts, and other UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Transfer to the Maldives islands, a short flight from Sri Lanka, where you can enjoy lazy days on the beach being as relaxed or active as you wish, perhaps snorkeling and windsurfing if you like.
This five-day mini-tour highlights the remarkable wildlife and pristine beaches of Sri Lanka’s Central and Southern Provinces. Start your journey on safari in Udawalawe and Yala National Parks, where you’ll spot elephants and leopards against a background of lush highlands. Next, you’ll head down the coast to the golden sands and turquoise waters of Mirissa and Bentota, before spending your final day in the vibrant capital of Colombo.
This diverse five-day itinerary introduces you to some of Sri Lanka’s most beloved cultural and natural wonders. Starting at the sacred cave temples of Dambulla, you’ll climb the great Sigiriya Rock Fortress, observe elephant herds in Minneriya National Park, and relax on the golden beaches of Bentota before ending your trip in the beautifully preserved fortified port of Galle.
Recent trip reviews for Yasantha
Kudos to the Lanka Kim Kim Team · Sri Lanka - Feb 9 - Feb 27, 2020
We were delighted with our Sri Lanka trip. The organization was great and when we were dissatisfied with one of our hotels, Yasantha quickly made alternate arrangements that were perfect. Our guide/driver, Kumar added to the overall enjoyment of our visit to Sri Lanka. He is an excellent reflection on the Kim Kim operation, along with Yasantha.
There are too many highlights to cover. We REALLY enjoyed the Horton Plains hike; and, of course, Sigiriya, and the cave temples of Dambulla.
Beautiful Trip to Sri Lanka · Sri Lanka - Jan 3 - Jan 10, 2020
Trip was great, the country is beautiful. we saw many beautiful spots. we had a very good time based on the itinerary that we had customized. Sigiriya rock, Dambulla cave, Cutlural dance show. Yala National Park was amazing. The tracker and naturist were very good and made us see mostly all animals. We saw Leopards, Sloth bear, Tusk Elephant, Crocodile, lots of Birds, Peacock, Land monitor, Deer, Eagle, etc. Then we went to Mirissa and saw the Blue Whale, it was so beautiful. We took a ride... read more
I arranged my trip with Bilal not Yasantha. ... · Sri Lanka - Dec 22 - Jan 5, 2020
I arranged my trip with Bilal not Yasantha. Arrangements for my trip was good. Not perfect only because initially Yasantha never returned my calls. Bilal was good but also not great at returning calls. Bilal did a good job planning my trip. Once I got to Srilanka my driver was excellent. Excursions and hotels were great also.
Sri Lanka - safari and cultural places · Sri Lanka - Dec 26 - Jan 5, 2020
The whole trip was very well organised.
The initial specialist Yasantha put together a very comprehensive itinerary that covered all the places I wanted to see and more. In fact it was so busy that I had to ask my driver/guide for some time off from all the sight seeing!
Boni the driver was very courteous and helpful and struck the right balance between being informative and not engaging in conversation.
Overall I thoroughly enjoyed the holiday.
Surprise, a good one · Sri Lanka - Oct 26 - Nov 1, 2019
I didn't have any expectations about it, and the whole trip surprised me, specially my driver: what a good mood, i have to say. Since we had to drive for several hours almost every day he truly made the difference. Hotel and food were good as well, so the tours, the places; its entire history. I believe this opened my mind about Sri Lanka, and that's one of my favorite feelings about a trip.
Dear KimKimOur driver Nishantha was very hel... · Sri Lanka - Oct 5 - Oct 12, 2019
Our driver Nishantha was very helpful, polite, punctual and always provided a clean car each morning. He opened the door for me and was forthcoming with helpful information during our trip.
Our favourite part of our time in Sri Lanka were the safari camps. Mahoora safari camps were excellent. Our first camp in Wilpattu was exceptional. Our naturalist/guide was so interesting and informative. Everything about the camp was exceptional. The food, service, facilities, vehicles... read more
Sri Lanka: Trails of the Ancient Kingdom - 10 Days · Sri Lanka - Apr 16 - Apr 27, 2019
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