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Sri Lanka

Suspended in the azure waters of the Indian Ocean like an exquisite jewel, Sri Lanka is one of Asia’s most enthralling countries—and now that it’s emerged from many years of political turmoil and social upheaval, it is a sublime travel destination as well. With a stupendous blend of UNESCO World Heritage sites, syncretic Buddhist and Hindu cultures, incredible beaches, and diverse wildlife, this enchanted isle packs an awesome punch for its relatively small size. Be it the tea plantations of the highlands in and around Kandy, the historical sites of Sigiriya and Dambulla, the colorful wildlife in Yala National Park, or the many amazing beachfront resorts that dot this island nation’s stunning coastline—a visit to Sri Lanka will never fail to inspire.

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Asian Adventures

Founded 12 years ago by two industry leaders with over 40 years of cumulative tourism experience, Asian Adventures’ skilled, highly motivated, and passionate team possesses the wealth of knowledge required to provide an impeccable level of personalized service. The company constantly creates innovative customized tours and standard programs that maximize Sri Lanka’s rich diversity. Asian Adventures goes the extra mile to make your dream holiday a reality.

  • Year Established: 2003
    Region of Operation: Sri Lanka
    Specialty: Luxury FIT Tours
    Tour Extensions:  YES – to the Maldives
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    Asian Adventures
    74 A 1/1, Park Street,
    Colombo 02, Sri Lanka

    Phone: +94.112.300.223, 224, and 225
    Fax: +94.112.300.226
    Email:  bilal@asianadventures.lk or shiyam@asianadventures.lk
    Website: asianadventures.lk

  • Asian Adventures is a creative and innovative company that draws on the very best Sri Lanka has to offer and matches it with each guest’s requirements. AA’s itineraries—which always run run smoothly and efficiently—are specially catered to specific needs and provide individual attention for every single client.

    Awards & Accolades
    Best Tour Operator – Medium Category, 2009
    Best Tour Operator – FIT, 2010
    Best Major Tour Operator – Medium Category, 2011
    (all awarded by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority)

  • Asian Adventures:
      •  was one of the pioneering partners on a project that introduced IT training to a School for the Visual and Hearing Impaired in Anuradhapura.
      •  encourages small businesses like spice gardens and cottage industries by taking guests to them.
      •  collaborates with the Rotary Club of Colombo Regency to build toilet facilities for the IDPs across the country.
      •  coordinated the donation of a water purification unit to the Sapura Rehabilitation Camp in Aunradhapura.
      •  works with the MERCI Lanka Foundation to develop small businesses so that impoverished families can become self sufficient.
      •  joined with the Rotary Club of Colombo Regency to raise funds in order to plant 10 million trees over five years.

The people behind Asian Adventures

Bilal Mohamed

Founder and CEO
0Bilal began his career in the tourism industry 22 years ago. Along with Asian Adventures, which caters to American and European travelers, he has founded two other companies that target Eastern European and Chinese visitors to Sri Lanka. All are market leaders in their respective segments.

Bilal’s vision, drive, and skills have led Asian Adventures to the win several of Sri Lanka’s Presidential Tourism Awards.

Suchithra Aluwhihare

Managing Director
0-2Suchithra is the specialist on the Asian market and handles global Product Development. Seventeen years of experience in the tourism industry handling groups, individuals, and corporate retreats have given him a wide knowledge of the diverse offerings in Sri Lanka — a critical requirement for the bespoke tour programmes the company is renowned for. Suchithra also maintains strong connections with the company’s hotel partners, which enables Asian Adventures to provide very competitive rates and various additional benefits to its travelers.

Theekshana ‘Tikka’ Wijesinhe

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Tour Leader/Guide
With three decades of experience as a Guide and Tour Leader, ‘Tikka’ is at the pinnacle of guiding in Sri Lanka. Winner of the very prestigious Presidential Award for “The Best National Tour Guide” (one of only three guides to ever win this award), he has covered every segment of the travel business and trained several batches of guides for the country. Tikka is particularly passionate about natural history, and has been involved in research for the Smithsonian Institute; he even has a species of endemic insect, Indothrix Wijesinhei, named after him.

Demetrius Silva

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Demetrius is one of the most sought after Tour Leaders / Guides in Sri Lanka. Fluent in English and German, he has a great depth of knowledge on multiple facets of South Asia, specializing in the region’s history, culture, art, architecture, and religions. Deme is also a leader of German-speaking tours to South India. In the late 70’s, Deme was the rhythm guitarist and lead singer of a local soul and jazz band, and music is still very much a part of his life—though his taste has now widened to include classical and oriental styles. His primary hobby is collecting rare books.

Tour Offerings

The following tours are just the tip of the iceberg; Asian Adventures can customize any of the following itineraries, or design a completely new one to suit your needs and interests. TourDirect's signature tours QuickEscapes and Essential Series are offered by each of our operators. If this is your first foray to this destination, we recommend that you start with one of these tours – remember that either can be customized to your requirements.

QuickEscape

Our QuickEscapes are crafted for those who can only take a short time away. Typically one week in-country, these trips are nimble and rejuvenating getaways that will provide you with a unique glimpse of your destination.

Essential

Our Essential Series trips have been designed to allow travelers to explore the sites and partake in the experiences that comprise the essence of a destination; if you are going to make just one trip to a country, these are the places that you simply must visit.

QuickEscapes – Sri Lanka

6 days
For the traveler pressed for time, the Quick Escapes Sri Lanka itinerary features a highlight of the best that this island gem has to offer.  ...
From $1,025

Essential Sri Lanka

10 days
The Sri Lanka entry in the classic “Essential” series of departures, this itinerary expands on the Quick Escapes trip with the addition of a...
From $1,410

Sri Lanka: Land of Serendipity

31 Oct 2015 - 13 Nov 2015
Join renowned NatGeo photographer Michael Yamashita and adventure guide Jock Montgomery on an .....
$8,950

Sri Lankan Nature Adventure

13 days
Renowned for its iconic World Heritage sites, as well as its miles of exquisite beaches and resorts, Sri Lanka’s amazing diverse wildlife is...
From $2,125

Sri Lanka Explorer

16 Days
The “Sri Lanka Explorer” is the definitive Sri Lanka departure, allowing you two full weeks to fully absorb the most comprehensive experience...
From $2,125

Faces of Sri Lanka