• Be your own story...
    Award-winning, authentic, inspirational
    - travel experiences in Sri Lanka since 2000,
    Crafted by our dedicated team of passionate travel experts;
    We offer you one of Asia's best travel escapades.
  • Be your own story...
    Award-winning, authentic, inspirational
    - travel experiences in Sri Lanka since 2000,
    Crafted by our dedicated team of passionate travel experts;
    We offer you one of Asia's best travel escapades.
  • Be your own story...
    Award-winning, authentic, inspirational
    - travel experiences in Sri Lanka since 2000,
    Crafted by our dedicated team of passionate travel experts;
    We offer you one of Asia's best travel escapades.
  • Be your own story...
    Award-winning, authentic, inspirational
    - travel experiences in Sri Lanka since 2000,
    Crafted by our dedicated team of passionate travel experts;
    We offer you one of Asia's best travel escapades.
  • Be your own story...
    Award-winning, authentic, inspirational
    - travel experiences in Sri Lanka since 2000,
    Crafted by our dedicated team of passionate travel experts;
    We offer you one of Asia's best travel escapades.
  • Be your own story...
    Award-winning, authentic, inspirational
    - travel experiences in Sri Lanka since 2000,
    Crafted by our dedicated team of passionate travel experts;
    We offer you one of Asia's best travel escapades.

Sri Lanka is Finally Returning to Normalcy - 3rd update 08.05.19 

Dear Trade Colleagues,

If you are getting this update for the first time, it means that I have taken the liberty to add your details to our database. You will be receiving regular updates about Sri Lanka and what’s new with us in the future. You can unsubscribe from this communication at any time. This is my 3rd update to the industry partners on the #eastersundayattack and the subsequent developments. 

After 2 weeks’ of security concerns, Sri Lanka is finally returning to normalcy. 

Acting Inspector General of Police C.D Wickramaratne and Commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake of the Sri Lankan Army have informed the general public that the threat has been neutralised and to resume their daily routines. 56 suspects have been taken into custody and 12 of them confirmed as directly linked to the #eastersundayattack. Further 13 safe houses used by the terrorist organisation have been identified along with 15 vehicles being seized. 

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Feedback

Great Experience ..!! It's very hard to choose a favorite part.

We enjoyed all of it. The itinerary was very well planned with a lot of activities plus a little bit of downtime as well. All the hotels have been lovely and had a lot of character. The chauffeur guide was excellent, knowledgeable and accommodating especially with our regular requests to find somewhere to stop for short eats.

We would definitely recommend Sri Lanka as a destination for friends and family to visit.

Robyn Semple - Dower | UK
19th April 2018

 

 

Team Behind Exj

 

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Anuruddha Bandara

Anuruddha Bandara, also known as AB, is an award-winning entrepreneur who has built a reputation as a niche tourism specialist, explorer, and management trainer.

He has travelled extensively to all parts of Sri Lanka and, impressively, 16% of the globe, including six continents. As Founder/ CEO and Master Crafter of Experiences & Encounters, he has navigated Experiential Journeys, to become the most sought after destination management company in Sri Lanka.

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Bas Naus

Having specialised in Environmental Sciences in the Netherlands, Bas is acutely aware of the need for a sustainable relationship between people and the environment. Bas has been in the travel trade for over a decade and is a hiking and climbing enthusiast himself. He has worked as a tour leader for 3 years guiding Dutch groups around Asia and worked for 7 years as a product manager for an adventure tour operator in the Netherlands, making several trips to Sri Lanka as well.

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Thibaud

Thibaud

Thibaud is no ordinary Belgian but a travel buff. Since a young age, he had his thoughts elsewhere but his own country. Urged to find out where habits and traditions come from, a compulsion pushed him to travel. Living in the country and learning from the locals, makes Thibaud a specialist in many languages like; French, German and Spanish. He has spent much time in Latin America and East Africa. However since 2017, it has been Sri Lanka’s turn.  

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Nish

Nish is an accounting professional who decided to follow her true passion - turning her attention to the tourism industry; particularly interested in sustainable tourism. With more than a decade of experience in the field, Nish is an invaluable member of  Experiential Journeys.

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Haj

Hajreen Juhara, popularly called Haj, is a multi-talented and experienced individual. With a career spanning 21 years in customer care, in Sri Lanka and overseas, Haj understands the capacity of the tourism industry in Sri Lanka as well as the requirements of his clientele, more specifically, when it comes to Meetings / Incentives / Conferences and Events [ MICE]  

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Migara

An IT professional, who eventually found that staring into a screen the whole day, is not what he truly made for. After trying out options in few industries, it didn't take too long for him to find his "perfect fit"; sustainable tourism coupled with customer care.

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Our policy in discouraging Animal Cruelty, Tourist Traps and Staged Tourist Shows

Animals Are Friends Too: Discouraging Animal Cruelty, Tourist Traps and Staged Tourist Shows

We at ExJ stay away from tourism experiences that are staged and involve animal cruelty and shopping traps that are contrived to exploit and deceive clients.

Even though some of the popular ‘attractions’ are not included in our programmes due to the above reasons, we have no objections in our clients making their own arrangements with our Drivers to visit these places.

 

Why we do not promote following attractions

 

Turtle Hatcheries

As this concept has serious negative aspects in terms of conservation, we do not encourage our visitors to patronize the turtle hatcheries, as not all of them are really turtle-friendly. We instead encourage them to observe turtles in their natural habitats.

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

When we became aware that the animal welfare standards there were questionable, we stopped encouraging our clients to visit the orphanage. We are pleased to observe that the Born Free Foundation has now adopted similar measures.

Elephant back rides – Habarana

There’s uncertainty surrounding the attitude of this place towards animal welfare. There may be a few ethical operators, but in general, we are not in agreement with how the place is run. We all would love a photo of us riding an elephant, but is a lifetime of pain caused to these magnificent mammals really worth a few fleeting likes on social media?

Traditional Village Tour with a Canoe Trip and Bullock-Carts – Habarana

This is a tourist trap where a lot of the trip is ‘staged’ for commercial purposes. Such fake touristic experiences will not give our visitors an idea of what life in the country is really like, so join us as we show you the real side of Sri Lanka. And at the end of every vacation, always ask yourself, “Did you feel that your holiday was ethical, eco-friendly, and reduced environmental impacts?”


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