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A perfect way to escape the hustle and bustle and experience the estate life at Rosyth Estate House

Built in the 1920’s, this colonial planter’s bungalow, welcomes guests to experience a real estate life, in the hills. Complete with 11 rooms and suites which are interconnected, the property allows families to never be too far away from one another, even whilst on vacation, making this an ideal family vacation bungalow. During their stay at the bungalow, guests can patronize and experience the diverse activities the estate has to offer, including cooking classes and visiting a low country tea factory in the area. Located on 62 acres of land, the bungalow is home to a few white spotted deer and many species of birds, out of which a few that are endemic to Sri Lanka. The primate on the estate will provide a ‘mini wilderness’ experience to guests during their stay. A walk in the bungalow’s very own organic garden, will provide a glimpse to guests on the freshest produce that is used for all of their meals - and even have an opportunity to taste some of the fresh fruit during this walk!


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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