LOCALternative Sri Lanka is a guide/map for the responsible traveller. It looks at local projects that follow alternative pathways to beneficial ends.
LOCALternative Sri Lanka spotlights places where nature and animals come first.
LOCALternative Sri Lanka identifies people and organisations that try to act responsibly.
LOCALternative Sri Lanka will put a portion of profits from map sales into an account to support responsible tourism projects.
LOCALternative Sri Lanka helps responsible travellers open themselves to experiences that may challenge their preconceptions.
LOCALternative Sri Lanka imagines a country in which, thanks in part to responsible travellers, nature and animals flourish.
LOCALternative Sri Lanka supports the idea of a society where the past and the present are equally valued.
For more about the guide/map:
- click here to download a press release;
- click here for a short Lonely Planet feature article;
- click here for a Sewalanka Foundation report.
To read a review of the guide/map:
- click here for an article from Sri Lanka's Sunday Times;
- click here (a large PDF file) for an article in travelsrilanka magazine.
If you would like TO COMMENT ON THE MAP or HAVE QUESTIONS ANSWERED, please send a message to Ethan Gelber, researcher and author of the guide/map.
The guide/map is CURRENTLY AVAILABLE only in Sri Lanka through: Adventure Asia, the Arugam Bay Community-Based Tourism Centre, Barefoot, Confifi Group hotels, The Edge Adenture Outfitters/Borderlands, Gandara, Jetwing Eco Holidays and many Jetwing Hotels, Jeya Book Centre, Lake House Bookshops throughout the country (Colombo and suburbs, Kalutara, Ambalangoda, Galle, Avissawella, Ratnapura, Bandarawela, Badulla, Nuwara Eliya, Kiribathgoda, Kegalle, Kandy, Kurunegala, Anuradhapura, Kekirawa, Gampola and Matale), Sewalanka Foundation offices in Colombo and Sinharaja, the Sri Lanka Ecotourism Foundation and Vijitha Yapa.
For more details about how TO PURCHASE THE GUIDE/MAP IN BULK, please contact Sewalanka's Tourism Department or call +94 (0)11 254 5362.
LOCALternative Sri Lanka was made possible by generous support from the Sewalanka Foundation, which reserves all rights to the contents of the map.
This website is under construction.