AWARD WINNING TOUR OPERATOR – RAINBOW TOURS SRI LANKA
SO SRI LANKA
Where else in the world can you find no less than 8 Unesco World Heritage sites close together in one small island? The rich diversity of this cultural jewel set in an abundance of natural wonders must surely rate highly on any traveller’s “wish list”! Sigiriya, Anuradhapura, Galle, Polonnaruwa, Cave Temple Dambulla, Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Kandy and Central Highlands of Sri Lanka.
Please go through the following itineraries. You can also check the map with the locations and customize your own tour plan. Just click on the itinerary title to see more details.
We are compliant with covid-19 protocols and assuring your green healthcare throughout the stay! Book your tours in advance and enjoy a great value!
We offer a free seat to the 1 hour Cultural show for those passing through Kandy on a minimum 4 night itinerary!
Why Choose Rainbow Tours?
WE ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
With “Travelers’ Choice 2020” and already 4 consecutive 5 star “Excellence in Service” awards from TripAdvisor, we have now been selected by a panel of international judges working with the UK based Travel & Hospitality Awards organisation as their “Sri Lanka overall winner for Excellence in service 2018” and “Tour Company of the Year 2019 in Sri Lanka”. We are certainly proud to be overall winners on these 2 prestigious forums!
With over 40 years of promoting Sri Lankan culture and tourism, our team is well qualified and dedicated to sharing with you the huge variety of experiences available on this exquisite and exotic “Resplendent Isle”. We are an independent tourism specialist – based in Kandy – with a British partner, offering round island touring itineraries and Kandy day tours that provide genuine local interaction beyond the more superficial tourism generally on offer. Whatever your holiday interests, we can deliver unforgettable and competitively priced adventures that will attract you back to “Paradise” time and time again! We are highly recommended on TripAdvisor among other forums with 3 consecutive years of “Excellent 5 star” awards and respond to enquiries quickly, professionally and in educated, fluent English! We also have an impeccable record of financial integrity.
Why not give us a try?
We look forward to being of service and making sure that you have a memorable and happy holiday!
To avoid any confusion, we work with the ancient, universal and inclusive Rainbow symbol in the context of its deep significance within most cultures and traditions worldwide. All are most welcome under our “Rainbow Umbrella” 😉
Your Partners in Paradise!
RAINBOW TOURS SRI LANKA – INSPIRATION FOR A LIFETIME!
Rainbow Tours offers an unbeatable combination of tailor made tour packages (1 day to multi night ), with travel advice based on over 40 years of experience backed up by professional, highly praised, safe drivers using tourist standard vehicles. Let us show you our island’s fabulous treasures in security and comfort!
Known as the ‘Jade Pendant in the Indian Ocean’ – explorer Marco Polo’s favourite island – Sri Lanka is perhaps as close to “Paradise” as you’ll get anywhere on this planet! Indeed, many believe it was the original “Garden of Eden” with Adam’s huge footprint implanted on the summit of the island’s sacred pilgrimage peak – Mt Sri Pada (Adam’s peak).
The miracle is that so much diversity is held in such a geographically small region blessed with friendly and welcoming inhabitants and a delightfully varied climate to suit all tastes. There are very few other tourist locations where you can explore:
No less than 8 Unesco World Heritage sites (6 cultural – including ancient ruined cities going back thousands of years – and 2 Natural).
Some of the world’s best beaches with highest quality surfing (+ wind & kite surfing), scuba diving over pristine coral reefs, whale/dolphin/turtle watching.
All kinds of sports – including golf, tennis and cricket.
Wildlife safaris to view Elephants, Leopards among a rich variety of fauna.
Nature trail Rainforest trekking with Bird Watching.
White river rafting/canoeing/kayaking, caving, abseiling, mountain biking, and even (seasonal) hot air ballooning!
The ancient Natural healing science of Ayurveda – using fresh local herbs, leaves and oils – is widely practiced in parallel to allopathic (western) medicine and can be experienced at the more modestly priced eco-tourism village level right through to expensive beach-side spas. We can recommend authentic, professional establishments at all prices.
Many visitors also come to enjoy one of the oldest railway systems in the world – still mainly unmodernized! – with spectacular views in the central mountain ranges. The most beautiful scenic section is from Nuwara Eliya to Ella and we can reserve tickets on this busy route (subject to ticket availability 1 month prior).
With such a beautiful setting, the island lends itself to romance and with the gathering trend towards celebrating important personal events in exotic locations, we are especially well placed to help you realize your romantic dream – whether with an inspirational wedding & honeymoon or a traditional ceremony reaffirming and celebrating partnership bonds.
Food is a vital ingredient in any successful holiday and again this abundant island excels in the culinary arts benefitting from an amazing diversity of locally grown, fresh produce and exotic fruit year round. Cookery classes are becoming increasingly popular and we can arrange/recommend suitable options.
Last but not least – where to stay? Again the visitor is spoiled for choice from luxury camping in Nature (even in Tree Houses!), to friendly and inexpensive Guest Houses and B&Bs, standard international tourist quality properties right up to 5 star boutique establishments of fine, international reputation at the top of the scale.
Something for everyone and all pockets. Perhaps best summed up as: “A little bit of everything where no one could ever be bored”
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MEET SOME OF OUR TEAM
Married with 2 young children, Wasantha has earned a fine reputation through his many excellent reviews for being a safe and considerate driver as well as an excellent general guide. He enjoys sharing his local knowledge (including cricket!) and clients particularly commend him for his warmth and affinity to children – no doubt why Rainbow Tours is building a great “family-friendly” reputation!
He learned good conversational English through the local British Council and is a member of the Kandy Tourist Driver’s Association, affiliated with the Tourist Board.
Wasantha on Tours!
Peter Fuller UK
A friend of the Sendanayake family since 1977, he was at that time the tourism contracts manager for British Airways on the island. Using his expertise after a 40+ year career in upmarket international tourism, he set up Rainbow Tours Sri Lanka with this talented family and continues to act as an unpaid advisor/consultant.
Peter Fuller UK with Clients at Sigiriya
Our New Fleet..
How Clients Have Rated Our Services!
We are honoured to name Rainbow Tours Sri Lanka as winner of the Award for Tour Company of the Year for Sri Lanka 2019. The in-house judging panel were impressed, our process is carried out entirely online and is not bogged down by expensive events or prohibitive entry fees. Here is a summary of what the judges have acknowledged the strengths of your company;
User friendly, informative and well branded site that makes use of the natural beauty of Sri Lanka. Visitors are easily able to find out more and get in touch
Outstanding online reviews that often praise the service, advice, professionalism, tailor made tour packages and overall experience
We hope to consider you again!!!
“Fantastic experience in Sri Lanka with Rainbow Tours”
My friend and I had the most fabulous time in Sri Lanka with this being the case due to Rainbow Tours.
We had been recommended the tour company from friends and we most certainly were not disappointed. Communication was efficient from the start from organising our itinerary to making easy payments via Western Union.
Tilak, our driver, was fantastic, making us feel safe wherever we went, in the car and ensured that we fitted in as much as possible during our 5 day stay.
We had requested guest houses and reasonably priced hotels with one of our favourites being Hideout tree house in Sigiriya was a particular favourite along with the home stay in Kandy where we had totally different experiences but both being equally as brilliant.
We loved the Yala safari and the Pinnawala elephant orphanage particularly but we were also lucky to stop off at some brilliant sights along the way thanks to Tilak knowing all of the best photo spots.
We will be recommending Rainbow Tours to our friends and when we return to Sri Lanka, we will be using them again!
“You couldn’t be in safer hands – Rainbow Tours is brilliant!”
My husband and I have just returned from a week long break in Sri Lanka. I am 5 months pregnant with our first child, so we are keen to have a last trip somewhere beautiful and far flung, before he arrives!
Rainbow Tours was recommended by a friend in the UK, and we are so glad we arranged our trip with them. Our driver, Raja, was a real gent and really looked after us. We very much enjoyed getting to know him and meeting his family too.
We couldn’t have asked for a better itinerary; we managed to see a great deal of varied sights in the space of a week, whilst also having the space and time to relax and recharge. Would recommend rainbow tours in a flash!
“Experience and integrity matter!”
Just spent 1 week on tour with Rainbow Tours – including their welcoming Kandy Bed & Breakfast Homestay – and now look forward to 3 weeks rest along the lovely south Coast of Sri Lanka (Mirissa)!
We’ve done this 4 times and still RT find new attractions and hotels with something special – never the cheapest, but always good value for money.
When you are together with anyone from the team – father, son or administration – you find out that they know and are part of the Sri Lanka Culture, but also use official guides if requested.
With a long career in tourism ourselves, we know what to look for and we have tried other small tour operators, but found out 90% are just taxi drivers. They try to speak English – always very friendly – but, as tourism expands rapidly here and many new people join the market, most have very little real experience in the field.
RT has a long tour operating history and are good listeners in the planning process and on the road. Most important – they are flexible on tours and the administration functions quickly and efficiently.
RT is a warm, friendly and welcoming team that is honest and delivers what is promised.
EXPLORE SRI LANKA
The 5,000+ year old Natural Healing Science of India & Sri Lanka. What’s Your Dosha: Vata, Pitta, or Kapha? This video will explain the basics and help you stay in balance.
OUR CHARITABLE ACTIVITIES
Please help Rainbow Tours to continue supporting the Kandy-based T.E.A. Project!
To improve opportunities for vulnerable children through training, empowerment and awareness programmes that stimulate learning, develop prospects and increase life chances. We work to ensure that all children are safe, happy and healthy. for more info, visit www.theteaproject.org