It has been and is a privilege to create memorable, insightful and enlightening holidays to discerning travelers. Having our own ground handling office in Sri Lanka means that it gives us direct control when arranging holidays to our clients. The two directors who travel frequently in the region as well as in other continents have observed that Sri Lanka truly is everyone’s holiday destination. Its riches cater a vast array of holidays. You can read more about tailor-made holidays to Sri Lanka in our previous blog here.
Below is a quick draft enlightening our travelers as to why choose us to visit this dream holiday destination.
Our Own Ground Handling Team
The know how directly from the source, gives us relief as we do not have to go through third parties like others. We can offer better insightful holidays to Sri Lanka ( also in the region) faster and with competitive rates.
A seamless operation rest assure a smooth holiday experience for our clients and a peace of mind for us.
Financial Protection – ATOL Bonded Holidays ( for UK holiday makers only)
All our flight inclusive holiday packages to Sri Lanka ( also to all four other destinations we offer) are ATOL Protected. You can travel with peace of mind rest assuring that the money you pay is safe when you book with us.
Our ATOL no – 11111. Click here to view our license in the Civil Aviation Authority’s website.
Luxury For Less
We are actually in Sri Lanka most of the time sourcing the best resorts, excursions and activities by our selves. It is our neck of the wood where we are well aware of its pricing, the standards and well updated about all its developments. In a new era where Sri Lanka’s tourism is awaken and growing at a rate it is important to experience its new comers and most importantly filter the best. We constantly negotiate the best rates for our clients and offer best for less.
Intense focus in creating holiday packages to Sri Lanka means we also have the opportunity of offering flights to Sri Lanka for the lowest possible rates. We often offer this benefit to our clients to comfort a long haul travel.
Personal than any other
This also comes with our decision to stay small. We love engaging with our clients and perfecting what he/she needs. From our clients own words ‘ feeling special at all times’ is one of our biggest credits. Our clients often come to us with a blank page with a vague idea of seeking the best of Sri Lanka. We then put all our focus in understanding our clients keeping well informed throughout the process and tweaking to the last bit. With the tiniest detail is created, arranged and advised our clients have no surprises ( other than good surprises such as an untold birthday surprise) throughout their holiday.
It is just the way we prefer serving our clients. Often this effort has created ‘addictions’ to many and they return back to Sri Lanka soon for another holiday.
Insightful and Genuine
Insightful is what you gain over the years of extensive travel. It has contributed to create our clients holidays that exceeds their expectations while it also had save them from any potential grey experiences.
As the saying goes ‘ Someone’s heaven can be another one’s hell’. We spend time trying to understand our clients and share our genuine insights to create the paradise they seek to spend the much deserved holiday!
Turn Around Time
It is a combination of technology as well as experience. Our turnaround time is rocket fast compare to our competitors. It is because others must have to rely upon their ground handler to get back to them. Meanwhile our team is well trained and equipped with the latest technology to fulfil the ground work and as a result we turn around to our clients with a detailed itinerary and a quote within 24hrs while on an average any other will take between 3-5 working days.
First Class Guides
We have spent a substantial time sourcing the best guides in the island. We currently have nearly 25 of the most experienced and qualified chauffeur guides. Their knowledge is drawn from their experience ( on average over 7 years in the industry and some over 15 years) as well as their true passion to travel and guide! The fluency in the English language is also given priority and for some it’s their first language. Choosing the best guides in the country has put us in great comfort as we believe our guides are our ambassadors.
We allocate one guide to one person (one couple or a family) with thorough briefing of what he expects to deliver. Furthermore, our guides are also allocated on their expertise matching clients interests. Our guides apart from their broad experience in the cultural sights their skill-sets also spread across from water sports to flora and fauna of the island. Some have won awards for their skills. They also adhere to our strict ‘drivers code’ with great discipline.
All our reviews have mentioned the guide we allocate made their holiday extra special. Most of our repeat clients come back to Sri Lanka requesting the same guide they traveled with.
Owner run & Operated
Tropical Vacations is run by two directors who are involved in every step of the process for all our clients. This rest assures our clients receive first class service. The holidays that are created go through several screening process through the directors. Having a combination of husband and wife as the directors with slightly different perspectives have contributed to perfect what we deliver.
This also keep the passion strong and its founding intentions to deliver the “best of this island better than any” fuels our team!
Explores by profession
It is a tagline that fit us naturally. We explore and re-explore Sri Lanka from different angles. For an ex you can see elephants walking in a game park, but you can also see them swimming in the Gal Oya lake if you choose to travel off the beaten track. We love to explore and dig deep to reveal secrets of this island which has a written history of over two and half millennia. It is worth discovering the transformations that Sri Lanka has gone through from Serendib as named by the ancient Arabic traders to Ceylon during British. The resplendent island as describe by Sanskrit the ancient scriptures of India tells this island has been in spot light among explorers since ancient days. Its magnificent wild life, unique cuisine the well coming public and the resorts that will spoil you with luxury are worth exploring.
We care about our planet. Our animals, flora and fauna, its historical sights and the culture and all its values. What Ethical travel mean to us is that we simply do not entertain what is not ethical, what is not just. For an example this led us to stop all elephant riding activities after that it came to light the elephants are ill-treated. More can be read here.
Ethical travel also means that our clients are taken care of as promised. Delivered what’s promised to the best of our skills. We take pride in our integrity in sticking to these values and hope to make a positive impact among the rest who are in the travel industry.
Get in touch with us to create your dream getaway to Sri Lanka!