ABOUT WALKERS TOURS
For over 40 years we have introduced people from all over the world to the beautiful islands of Sri Lanka and Maldives. We are the ground handling agents for brands which are household names across the globe. Armed with the only Carbon neutral fleet in Asia, we have Sri Lanka largest dedicated fleet of vehicles in tourism. Reputed for unmatched quality standards, we have set the standard for unique, creative and sustainable tours. Walkers Tours is owned by Sri Lanka’s largest conglomerate John Keells Holdings PLC, which has the highest market capitalization on the Colombo Stock Exchange in excess of over USD 2 Billion. A powerhouse by itself John Keells also owns the award winning Cinnamon and Chaaya chain of hotels which are strategically located across Sri Lanka as well as the Maldives.Read More...
WHY BOOK WITH WALKERS TOURS?
Our tour consultants ensure that all processes are handled in a professional manner with the added personal touch.
- Best deals guaranteed
- Destination experts
- Specialises in group and individual travel arrangements
- Largest fleet of dedicated vehicles in the tourism industry of Sri Lanka
- Experienced and professional tour consultants
- Backing of Sri Lanka’s largest conglomerate
- Flexible and personalised travel planning process
are some of the reasons that we are a better choice than the rest.
EXPLORE OUR LATEST SRI LANKA TOURS
From world class beaches to UNESCO heritage sites to commercial hubs, Sri Lanka has a lot to offer. With the ability to travel the complete island within the day, no attraction is too far off.Read More
We provide a complete spectrum of accommodation options ranging from Luxury Star Class Hotels to Intimate Boutique Villas and Luxury Camping. We have great buying power and can get the best rates on the market!Read More
Being a small country getting around by car is the best way. Rent a chauffeur driven car with us and we will take you to all your locations. We also provide transfers from the airport to all locations in Sri Lanka.Read More
Walkers Tours believe in a sustainable, eco friendly future and thus invest in these practices. We are the only DMC in Asia to have a Carbon Neutral certified fleet of vehicles.Read More
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Bird Watching Month
The exotic landscape of Sri Lanka is a haven for bird watching enthusiasts. The diverse terrains are home for a wide array of creatures, some endemic to the region. More than 400 bird species and 23 endemic species make Sri Lanka their home. An additional 200 species migrate from neighbouring India, Siberia, Scandinavia and Western Europe. The month of December has been declared as National Bird Month by the Field Ornithology Group of Sri Lanka.
There are many bird sanctuaries spread across the island such as the Kumana National Park, the Biodhingala Sanctuary and Udawatte Kele. Travel with well-known ornithologist Upali Ekanayake who will show you the birds that add a lot more colour to this vibrant island.
Sri Lanka Spices
The potent and aromatic spices of Sri Lanka has drawn traders and colonists to the island throughout centuries. Sri Lanka has a long history of using spices in traditional Ayurvedic medicine, essential oils, toothpaste and soap and local cuisine, particularly for their incredible healing and flavouring properties.
Before the colonial rule of the Portuguese, Dutch and British, Sri Lanka has traded spices with foreign kingdoms along the historic Spice Route, since the time of the Greek and Roman Empires. The island's wealth of spices, especially the endemic cinnamon, attracted European colonists to this region and, today, the production and export of spices continues to be one of the island's most thriving industries.
Cinnamon (kurundu) is grown in the low country wet zone of Sri Lanka and the island remains its largest producer in thr world. Other spice varieties found in Sri Lanka are; cardamom (enasal), cloves (karabunatti), coriander (kottamalli), turmeric (kaha), fenugreek (uluhal), cummin (suduru), curry leaves (karapincha), lemongrass (sera), gamboge (goraka) and pepper (gam miris). Apart from their distinctive flavour and aroma, most spices contain antioxidants and medicinal properties that effectively fight off diseases and protect the skin and digestive system.
The cultivation process of these spices can be seen at the many spice gardens located in Kandy, Matale and Mawanella.