location of Mihintale in Sri Lanka
Our expertise is to allow our guests to come into contact with Sri Lankans and to experience their genuine culture, which is much more than tourist folklore.
Our personal travel advice is always fervently independent on what are attractive destinations and rewarding activities in Sri Lanka. We will not push you to travel always the same routes with always the same hotels, paying at always the same places, nor do we expect you to visit shops or shows offering us advantages for bringing them guests. We are dependent on experienced travellers satisfied with our client-oriented manners and then recommending our services or supporting us with their own ideas. We are not dependent on pushing guests to certain shops. Guests alone decide, what kind of exhibitions they like to see, for information about local products.
We try to satisfy all tastes and budgets, usually our guests prefer simple clean guesthouse rooms, but we are perfectly well able to reserve any hotel category for you and also luxury tours can allow you to meet locals who are not engaged in the tourism industry in the first place, for examples well-educated Buddhist monks.
Our Sri Lanka Round Tours:
Our core busisness are tailor-made tours. It’s your choice: You can work out the whole itinerary with us in advance and include or exclude entrance fees or bookings of specific accommodations. Or you travel more spontaneously, deciding at each and every place how long to stay there and what’s your next destination. We can give you advice before and during the tour, we will recommend what’s worth visiting or doing though it’s perhaps not mentioned in pocket guides. But you will always have a choice and decide and shall never feel pushed.
Apart from contacts with locals and seeing or joining their activities, our special expertise are the unknown places of interest deserving the label “off-the beaten track”, those charming little destinations remaining undisturbed by tourist hurly-burly, making a Sri Lanka experience much more pleasant amd unforgettable.
Besides chauffeured car rental, we offer motorbike tours and reserve train travels, we can even book helicopter charters.
Our Mihintale Guest House:
Our guest house in Mihintale is family-run and offering a private atmosphere. You can enjoy professional Ayurvedic treatments in a tranquil surrounding. Staying some more days or weeks in our guest house will allow you to join the life of the village community, too.
Mihintale is situated right in the middle of the northern half of the island, a perfect starting point for excursions to heritage and wildlife sites, northern parts of the hillcountry or even beaches. A longer stay in Mihintale, the heart of the Cultural Triangle, will also allow you to choose from a variety of local activities such as meeting monks, joining ceremonies, meditation courses, visiting families, farmers' work, cooking classes, botanical studies, boat trips, hiking, birdwatching, off-road biking or simply relaxing in our garden. Most World Heritage Sites and Wilpattu, Minneriya and Kaudulla national parks are within day-trip distance. 2- or 3-day tours starting and ending in Mihintale can include highland trekking in the Knuckles Range or beach relaxation near Puttalam (Kalpitiya), Mannar, Jaffna, Trincomalee (Nilaveli) or Passikudah.