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About Aitken Spence Travels

As Sri Lanka’s leading Destination Management Company, we provide worldwide principals, the opportunity to experience the best of Sri Lanka. Our service covers all aspects of Destination Management, offering all kinds of tours in Sri Lanka from Cultural, Romantic, Beach to wildlife and adventure trips.

Our goal is to be the ....more

Reasons to tour with Aitken Spence Travels

40 years of experience

Multi lingual staff with a deep intimate knowledge of Sri Lanka and Maldives

Best value for money tour options at luxury quality standard level

We are your Expert Local Team in the travel industry for Sri Lanka

Completly trustable and professional

We pay high attention on safety and security of our clients

Our Story

As Sri Lanka’s leading Destination Management Company, we provide our principals the opportunity to experience the best of Sri Lanka.

The group’s unwavering commitment to excellence and sustainable practices has led to many local and international awards through the years.

Sustainability plays an important role in the group’s ethos and sustainability ....more

What We Offer

Our comprehensive range of services includes planning and executing unique tours and holidays that are customized to our partners diverse needs and requirements. Every decision we make is led by our corporate philosophy which is aimed to realize the dreams and aspirations of our partners and their customers. Over 4 ....more

Environmental Sustainability

Tourism: a force for good Our Sustainability Strategy is built on the idea that tourism is a force for good. Our ambition is to lead the industry towards a more socially, environmentally and economically sustainable future for tourism. Animal Welfare Suppliers are audited against standards set by the Global Welfare ....more

Travel Kindly

We have a story to tell you!

Lush green grass gives comfort to the foot, under the warm sunshine. Elder trees look strong and handsome as they spread their branches wide. A little deer plays a short distance from its mother. Thirsty leopards linger at the river banks to quench their ....more

Travel Life Certification


As Aitken Spence Travels is the leading inbound travel agency in Sri Lanka, the company’s business goals are focused strongly on sustainable tourism practices where economically feasible actions, socially preferable decisions, and environmentally friendly operations are carried out by the organisation and a dedicated sustainability team setup who specializes in ....more

Social Responsibility

Socially fair Compliance with applicable national or industry legislation and International Labour Organisation standards, ensures the best protection and employment conditions for employees.

Awards


Hailed as the paradise isle’s number one destination management company and the premier choice amongst travel agents in Sri Lanka, Aitken Spence Travels proudly continues to be a trailblazer in redefining the broad sphere of inbound travel.

Having etched a firm presence in the industry, our steadfast commitment to evolving success ....more

Responsible Tourism

Human Rights and Child Protection Prevention and reporting procedures are in place to avoid acts of modern slavery and human trafficking, ensuring that children are protected from tourism-related sexual exploitation and all potential forms of abuse.

How we're working to make you feel COVID-safe on your trip

Cars, vans or any other vehicles transporting tourists should adhere to MOH
recommended guidelines and ensure the number of passengers inside a vehicle
is limited to maintain the recommended safe distancing between seated
passengers; this condition may be relaxed, if one family is traveling together.

The driver, support staff and tourists should disinfectant their ....more

Economic Impact

Empower local communities We support local communities through our operations by buying local products, working with local businesses and hiring locally.

Accreditations and Associations

Member of Adventure Travel Trade Association Our mission is to empower the global travel community to protect natural and cultural capital while creating economic value that benefits both trade members and destinations. THE ADVENTURE TRAVEL TRADE ASSOCIATION IS A VITAL LEADERSHIP VOICE AND PARTNER FOR THE ADVENTURE TRAVEL INDUSTRY AROUND ....more

Sustainability

CSR is doing the right thing, in line with the triple bottom line, namely the three P’s “People, Profit, Planet”. The company has engaged in numerous CSR projects which are also in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals; by providing support to nature protection organisations and/or community development (e.g. ....more

Cultural Preservation

We have policies and procedures in place to help us work towards a more socially, environmentally and economically sustainable future. Increased transparency and visibility enable travellers to make sustainable holiday choices, creating positive change for people and communities.

Aitken Spence Travels Reviews

Ewhite  

Myanmar Delights, Private Tour

31-Jan-2022

Excellent guide tour, we choose superior category with a beach extension, we choose privat better to manage properly the time expend in the temples . The guide showed us the real live in markets.. just amazing . Good local restaurants ¡ really good value for money. we booked as well 1 hour bike ride through the temples.. and the ballon ( such a incredible feeling )

Susana Patricio  

Exclusive Tea Tour, Private Tour

23-Jan-2020

It was a fantastic experience, the country, the people, their entire culture. My driver was a charming person, very friendly, fun, always available and very professional. My only complaint is in relation to the hotels, as they are of low quality, taking into account that in my reservation I had made an extra payment for better accommodation, which in fact did not happen. Everything else was incredible and I highly recommend it

Silvia Thoma  

The Pick of Sri Lanka - Free Upgrade to Private Tour Available

16-Apr-2020

The itinerary was well designed and it was an unforgettable memory of Sri Lanka. Shall definitely visit again to experience more... Can't Wait...!!

AngelaMakowski's  

Review for Sacred Sri Lanka - Free Upgrade to Private Tour Available

17-Apr-2020

Wonderful Tour. Sri Lankan hospitality was amazing and people are super sweet. Thank you so much for everything. The gifts were amazing. Thank you...

Frequently Asked Questions

Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

YES, A friendly and professional tour leader tasked with ensuring the smooth operations of the tour, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the entire trip. His role primarily includes assisting with accommodation and transportation between locations while sharing the knowledge about social and cultural splendours of Sri Lanka.

Is there any option for solo traveller?

Yes of course. Please note that the default selection shows the price per person per double room. For solo travellers, you will have to select a single room when available.

CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES

Sri Lanka is a year-round holiday destination with two monsoon seasons so there is a lot of confusion around when is the best time to visit. The weather doesn't run like clockwork here! However, there will rarely be weather so dramatic that it will stand in the way of a brilliant holiday with plenty of warm weather and sunshine. The temperature is constant at around 27°C on the coast, both the air

What is the tipping policy?

Tipping is not mandatory and it's up tour personal wish.

Is free Wi-Fi available in the accommodation used?

yes

Is the tour coach air conditioned?

yes, it is indeed

Do you offer any travel insurance?

We do not offer Travel Insurance but would strongly recommend that you purchase a comprehensive Travel Insurance Policy prior to departure. 

What happens if a group doesn’t make its minimum required number of passengers?

The tour is guaranteed to departure even with a single person. However, in case of any cancellation, we'll inform you in advance and the full refund will be given.

What does the price include?

What is included is stated specifically on the product Description. Gratuities are at your discretion. Prices do not include (unless stated otherwise) - gratuities to the guide, driver or tour manager.

Are Visa fees included in the price?

No, visa fees are not included

What is an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA)?

The Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) is an official authorization for a Short Visit to Sri Lanka issued via an online system. You need ETA if you wish to visit Sri Lanka as a Tourist, on Business or on Transit. No passport copies, documents or photographs are required to obtain ETA. It will cost USD $30. However, during the sometime of the year government offers FREE visa for tourists.

Are flights included in the tour?

No, they are not included

What policies are in place for Covid-19?

Travellers are requested to maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 meters between two people at all times. > Travellers are requested to adhere to recommended hygiene procedures, such as travelling with and wearing a face mask and/or gloves when required to do so. > Keep 70% alcohol rub/hand sanitizer to use frequently.

What is the fitness level required to do this tour?

Fairly good

When are there specific hotel names confirmed?

Confirmed hotel names are informed latest 10 days prior to client´s arrival

What documents will I receive before I travel?

Booking confirmation with Itinerary and confirmation vouchers

Is there a limit to luggage that can be brought on the tour?

Up to 40KG per person

What currencies are required for this tour?

Sri Lankan Rupees (you can exchange currency at the Sri Lanka airport or tour leader will assist you to exchange at the local banks)

What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

You can change it by logging into your profile and click on Bookings. Please check your cancellation policy.

Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

yes, completely and according to our Health & Safety standards

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  • Low Deposit

    Aitken Spence Travels requires a minimum deposit of 20% or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 60 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    If you need to cancel your tour, tourhub doesn't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of Aitken Spence Travels charges.

    At 45 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of tour cost
  • Secure payments

    All payments are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.

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