We guarantee the special excursions that we have specially arranged enable you to enjoy the island’s amazing experiences and satiate not only a relaxed traveler but an ardent adventurer too. Whether you prefer to learn more about the island’s mysterious history , experience the village folks’ unsophisticated life, want to roam in the city, explore the fertile jungle , photograph the amazing wildlife , want to join adventure activities or simply sip tea at its source, our carefully designed day tours will enthuse you, no doubt to the extreme.

Ratnapura Gem City Tour

Aventra Travels (Pvt) Ltd representative will pick you up at 7:00 am, we leave for Ratnapura, “City of Gems” which is the name of the provincial capital of Sabaragamuwa Province of Sri Lanka and the Ratnapura District in which the town is situated. Some say the modern name is derived from the Portuguese name Rapadura for jaggery, the palm candy produced traditionally in this region, but the more common explanation in Sri Lanka is that it comes from the Sinhala “ratna” meaning gems and “pura” meaning city. Ratnapura is also spelled as Rathnapura. It is the centre of a long-established industry of precious stone mining including rubies, sapphires, and other gems. Apart from gem mining, the town is known for rice and fruit cultivations. Large plantations of low grown tea and rubber surround the town making it a very picturesque region to travel to.

The Tea Plantations here are low country tea, rich in color and strength. We will visit a gem mining pit where you will see that it is still done as it was centuries ago. We will visit one of the museums, a gem workshop which will give you the opportunity to see a variety of precious stones, such as rubies, sapphires, cat’s eyes, alexandrite, aquamarines, tourmalines, spinels, topaz, garnets, amethyst, zircons etc. After exploring the region we will travel back to your hotel in either Colombo or Negombo.

Included in this Tour Package

  • Transfers in an excellent Air Conditioned vehicle accompanied with a Chauffer Guide.
  • All Entrance Ticket charges for the mentioned visits.
  • All local and government Taxes for services mentioned.
  • Not Included in this Tour Package

  • Lunch and refreshments throughout the tour.
  • Expenses of a personal nature including telephone calls, laundry, beverages etc.
  • Galle Day Tour

    Places We Visit During This Tour
    Negombo / Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery / Galle City / Dutch Fort/ Stilt Fishermen/ Hikkaduwa / Glass-Bottom Boat Ride/ Madu Ganga River Cruise/ Bentota / Colombo

    Aventra Travels (Pvt) Ltd representative will pick you up at 6:00 am from your hotel in either Negombo or Colombo. We travel to Galle the first stop is at Kosgoda where we will visit the Turtle Hatchery Farm. Thereafter we travel to Galle. Galle was the main trade port during the Dutch and Portuguese rule in Sri Lanka. The fort is by far the largest in the island and is the best preserved. The city is a perfect example of a fortified city built by Europeans in south and Southeast Asia, depicting the interaction between European architectural styles and south Asian traditions. The Galle fort is a UNESCO world heritage site and the largest remaining fortress in Asia built by European occupiers. When we arrive in Galle we will enjoy a sightseeing tour around the city. We will visit the Dutch fort, the Galle Museum, the old Dutch church and the British church, and more.

    We later travel to see the stick Fishermen sit on sticks while fishing in the traditional way (This is seasonal and depends on your luck!). We travel to Hikkaduwa, the popular beach destination of Sri Lanka. It is a small town on the south coast of Sri Lanka located in the Southern Province, about 20 km north-west of Galle. This stretch of beach is awarded as one of the most scenic beach stripes in the world. We will enjoy a glass-bottom boat ride to enjoy the amazing coral and reef formation in the region.

    Optional: Enjoy snorkeling in the area which is the best way to see the coral formation. Proceed to Madu Ganga in Balapitiya where we will enjoy a scenic river cruise along the backwaters of Sri Lanka. The waterways and region is renowned for the 68 islands in its mids. We will then travel via Bentota back to Colombo.

    Included in this Tour Package

  • Transfers in an excellent Air Conditioned vehicle accompanied with a Chauffer Guide.
  • All Entrance Ticket charges for the mentioned visits.
  • All local and government Taxes for services mentioned.
  • Not Included in this Tour Package

  • Lunch and refreshments throughout the tour.
  • Expenses of a personal nature including telephone calls, laundry, beverages etc.
  • Snorkeling equipment hire charges
  • Price On Request
  • Sri Lanka Tea Tasting Tour

    If you are traveling to the epicenter of the world renowned Ceylon Tea, you can’t leave without discovering what goes behind making that perfect cup of Ceylon Tea. What many don’t understand is the lengthy process that goes into the planting, cultivating, processing, blending and finally packing the finest teas for the world to enjoy. Aventra Travels offers a unique chance for visitors to Sri Lanka to discover and learn this fascinating trade.

    The Tour

    The Sri Lanka Tea Tasting Tour will introduce you to the history of the tea trade in Sri Lanka. From the introduction of the first tea bush by the British Colonial powers to what the trade is today. We will give you a basic introduction to the regional teas and estates in Sri Lanka, the tea auction and how it operates, the tea tasting and blending process itself, and the packing process.
    What’s more, we give you the chance to taste, blend and select the perfect cup of tea to suite your taste.

    Tea and Herb tour – Colombo

    Upon arrival at the state-of-the-art factory and warehouse in Mulleriyawa you will be warmly welcomed with a ‘Red Berry iced tea’, the 2008 champions of iced tea category. As the tour unravels you will discover the many wonders of this amazing Island’s incredible Tea Industry. Afterwards you will be introduced to a tea tasting programme where you will be taught the art of tea tasting with the assistance of experts in the industry who will demonstrate how to detect subtleties in distinctive flavours of tea. Discover the exotic secrets of tea and herb mixing, create your own personal blend and keep it.

    Colombo City Food Tour

    Explore the city of Colombo by strolling along the streets and markets and discover the unique variety of dishes in Sri Lanka. Colombo has been the main hub for the numerous visitors and invades of Sri Lanka for centuries. At every turn, visitors to this island have left behind their own tastes and influences in Sri Lanka’s gastronomy. Colombo City Food Tour aims at introducing these dishes and legacies left behind.

    Sri Lanka food

    Over the centuries Sri Lanka has been exposed to a wide range of cultures brought about by its occupation by the Portuguese, Dutch and the British together with the continued presence of the Arab trader. Sri Lanka has also been an important hub of the Spice Route, Silk Route etc with visitors and traders from the Middle East, Malays, North & South Indians, Indonesians, and the Chinese etc, whom have all left an indelible mark on the gastronomical prospects of “Today’s Sri Lanka”.

    Sri Lankan cuisine provides immense variety, yet unique and most importantly, delicious ! However the varied dishes and ingredients unique to the island, could leave an overseas visitor with a sense of indecision in respect of choosing and most importantly enjoying a meal in its traditional manner.
    The Tour Colombo City Food Tour will give you a taste of real Sri Lanka. We take small groups to our favorite spots that are carefully selected in the most non-touristic neighbourhoods. You will taste the variety of the best Sri Lankan dishes. From street foods, to ethnic specialties, we will introduce them all with details of their origins and how their prepared.

    The tours aren’t just about eating – as we walk, we will be showing you points of interest, telling you about the history of Colombo, chatting about life in the city today, the food scene and anything else you feel like talking about! If you have any questions or are looking for recommendations, we’ll do our best to help out along the way.

    Kandy Day Tour

    Places We Visit During This Tour
    Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage – Kandy – Temple Of The Tooth – Dalada Maligawa – Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens – Spice And Herb Garden – Batic Factory – Pineapple Plantation – Silk Factory – Tea Factory

    Our Aventra Travels chauffeur guide will pick you up at 6:30am from your hotel in either Colombo or Negombo and leave for Kandy. En route stop at a Pineapple garden which is fascinating to discover the agricultural processor of this popular tropical fruit. After this proceed to the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, which is the largest of its kind in the world. We have to schedule to be there before 9:15am where you can enjoy watching the elephants being marched along the narrow streets in Pinnawela to the nearby river for their daily bath time followed by the feeding time of the Baby Elephants. If you are interested you can sponsor a bottle of milk for the day and feed it yourself.

    After our visit at Pinnawala we proceed to the Elephant riding place. Here you can decide to take a ride on an Elephant through the jungle (Optional). After our visit at the Elephant riding place we proceed for our Kandy Tour. Kandy is Sri Lanka’s last royal kingdom and is today a UNESCO World Heritage site. We will visit a spice and herbal garden, the Peradeniya Royal Botanical garden, make a visit to the Kandy Temple Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth , we visit the gem museum, see a Batic factory, Silk factory and on the way back we will visit a tea factory.

    Included in this Tour Package

  • Transfers in an excellent Air Conditioned vehicle accompanied with a Chauffer Guide.
  • All Entrance Ticket charges for the mentioned visits.
  • All local and government Taxes for services mentioned.
  • Not included in this Tour Package

  • Elephant Ride.
  • Lunch and refreshments throughout the tour.
  • Video Camera permits at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.
  • Video Camera and Still Camera permits at the Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy.
  • Tips for guide.
  • Expenses of a personal nature including telephone calls, laundry, beverages etc.
  • Price On Request.
  • Sigiriya Day Tour

    Places We Visit During This Tour
    Kurunagala – Sigiriya Rock Fortress – Habarana – Dambulla Rock Caves – Sigiriya / Dambulla
    Our Aventra Travels representative will pick you up at 6:30am from your hotel in either Colombo or Negombo and we leave for Dambulla traveling through the main city of Kurunagala. Kurunagala is one of the main cities in Sri Lanka and was a prominent trade route town during the ancient Kandyan Kingdom. The city holds many historical details and is famous for the colossal Buddha Statue atop its center most rock mountain. On arrival in Dambulla we travel to visit Sigiriya (Lion’s rock) first. Sigiriya certainly needs no introduction. It is an ancient rock fortress and palace ruin. After our visit to Sigiriya Rock Fortress we will proceed to enjoy an Elephant Ride Safari through the low grown dry region in Habarana. We head back to Colombo with a stop at Dambulla where we visit one of the biggest vegetable markets in Sri Lanka.

    Dambulla is renowned as the bread-basket of Sri Lanka with many of our local vegetables being cultivated in this region. We will do a general sightseeing of the city and travel to the Dambulla Rock Caves. Dating back to the 1st century BC, this is the most impressive cave temple in Asia. It has five caves under a vast overhanging rock, carved with a drip line to keep the interiors dry. In 1938 the architecture was embellished with arched colonnades and gabled entrances. Inside the caves, the ceilings are painted with intricate patterns of religious images following the contours of the rock. There are images of the Lord Buddha and bodhisattvas, as well as various gods and goddesses. There after we travel back to your hotel in either Colombo or Negombo.

    Included in this Tour Package

  • Transfers in an excellent Air Conditioned vehicle accompanied with a Chauffer Guide.
  • All Entrance Ticket charges for the mentioned visits.
  • All local and government Taxes for services mentioned.
  • Not included in this Tour Package

  • Elephant Riding.
  • Lunch throughout the tour.
  • Expenses of a personal nature including telephone calls, laundry, beverages etc.
  • Price On Request
  • Kitulgala Adventure Day Trip

    It’s a mere 2 hour drive on the Colombo-Nuwara Eliya road. Kitulgala is a Rain Forest patch which attracts many resident and foreign tourists for its natural beauty. The Academy Award-winning movie The Bridge on the River Kwai was filmed on the Kelani River near Kitulgala, although nothing remains now except the concrete foundations of the bridge. Kitulgala is the base for white-water rafting in Sri Lanka.

    What is included are

  • Meals
  • Entrance
  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Tents
  • Not included are

  • Extra sightseeing during the tour
  • Extra expenses
  • Sinharaja Day Tour

    Sinharaja Rain Forest is a UNESCO named World Heritage site. It is an ideal day trip for nature enthusiasts who visit Sri Lanka. The trip starts at 6 am from Colombo and will take 3 hours to reach the entrance of Sinharaja Rain Forest. You can decide on how far you are going to walk inside the jungle depending on your capacity. You can have your lunch once you return from the jungle or ask our driver to organize a picnic meal.

    What is included are

  • Meals
  • Entrance
  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Tents
  • Not included are

  • Extra sightseeing during the tour
  • Extra expenses
  • Village and Herbal Garden Tour

  • Village tour, bullock cart ride and experience the taste of Sri Lankan food and its preparation.
  • In Herbal garden you can experience Sri Lankan spices which is primarily used for flavoring, coloring and preserving food. Ayurveda is a holistic healing herbal system. Here you can have a herbal massage.
  • What is included are

  • Meals
  • Entrance
  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Tents
  • Not included are

  • Extra sightseeing during the tour
  • Extra expenses
  • Nuga Gama Village Cooking Experience

    This unique experience should be on every “foodie’s” list. Join the local ammés (ladies) at the typical Sri Lankan Village, Nuga Gama situated in the heart of the city as they teach you the age old recipes and the secrets of combing exotic spices with coconut milk to turn home grown produce, meats and fish in to traditional culinary delights.

    You also have the option of taking a plant tour where a guide will introduce to various herbal and medicinal plants used for cooking healthy meals and also treating various ailments naturally according to the traditional healing technique known as Ayurveda.

    Summary

    Be picked up from your hotel in Colombo and visit Cinnamon Grand hotel’s local restaurant Nuga Gama by 0900 for a cooking demonstration before taking a plant tour to learn about the medicinal values of Sri Lanka’s plants. The tour ends by 1200 and you will be dropped back at your hotel.

  • Inclusive of Field Naturalist
  • Entrance Fees
  • Transport & Taxes
  • Thalawathugoda Bio Park Tour

    The Bio Park is created by the Sri Lanka Land Reclamation Authority for the purpose of Bio Diversity conservation and education. The park consists of a main island and several other small island all interconnected by a water ways. The islands contains a butterfly garden, a home garden of local produce as well other typical flora found in wetland habitats. During the morning hours many species of birds can be seen here. The Park is also home to reptiles such as garden lizards and both land and water monitor lizards. Mammals such as porcupines, Otters and fishing cats are present in the park, however they are mostly nocturnal.

    Summary

    Be picked up from your hotel in Colombo and visit Thalawathugoda Bio Park at 0630 in time to meet your guide as he takes you on a relaxing tour of one of Colombo’s most popular bio parks. Learn about the various endemic birds and wildlife that have made the surrounding are their home. The tour will be completed by 0930 and you will be dropped back at your hotel.

  • Inclusive of Field Naturalist
  • Entrance Fees
  • Transport & Taxes
  • Colombo City Tour

    Our city tour double decker bus will pick you up directly from your hotel in Colombo city and take you on an extensive tour of the commercial capital of Sri Lanka. The very modern and vibrant city of Colombo is full of hidden gems just waiting to be discovered. From buildings and sites heavily influenced by Dutch and English architecture that offer tranquility and peace of mind within the hustle and bustle of the city.

    Our four hour city tour covers the the National Museum (established in 1877 by Sir William Henry Gregory, British Governor of Ceylon), Nelum Pokuna Theatre, Vihara Maha Devi Park, Colombo Town Hall, BMICH, Diyatha Uyana- the picturesque market and landscaped gardens on the banks of the Diyawanna Oya, Parliament Complex, ‘Ape Gama’ Cultural Village (recreation of the villages of yesteryear in Sri Lanka with traditional elements) and Arcade Independence Square – a beautiful composition of heritage buildings restored as a vibrant public space with shopping and restaurant. Visit all of the above mentioned sites of interest in Colombo city before being safely dropped back at your hotel.

    Summary
    You will be picked up from your hotel in Colombo City between 1400 and 1430

    Take a tour of the following locations

  • The National Museum
  • Nelum Pokuna Theatre
  • Vihara Maha Devi Park
  • Colombo Town Hall
  • BMICH
  • Diyatha Uyana
  • Parliament Complex
  • Ape Gama’ Cultural
  • Arcade Independence Square
  • Galle Face
  • Beira Lake
  • * Be dropped back at your hotel from between 1930 and 2000

    * Commencing and ending at: Old Colombo Dutch Hospital

    Tour includes

  • Live Commentary in English by National Guide
  • Snacks & Mineral Water
  • Entrance to Ape Gama
  • Tour excludes

  • Entrance fees to sites not mentioned.
  • Video and Camera Charges.