Founded in year 2000 as a pioneering eco and adventure tourism company, over the years Eco Team has emerged as a specialist in tourism, not limited to eco and adventure, but also in many other niche segments.
Eco Team believes that requirements and expectations of world travelers are changing rapidly and becoming more unique. As a result, tourism providers are no longer in a position to offer mass products to clients. We need to find the smallest niches and provide customized tour solutions.
In this backdrop, we have now developed 10 specialized brands under the Eco Team umbrella, excelling in activities on the ground, at sea and in the air, featuring the most luxurious accommodation as well as tented camps and tree houses etc. We also provide tour solutions to segments in wildlife, birding, hardcore adventure travel, eco tourism, high end luxury travel, biking, trekking, diving etc.
Eco Team's responsible tourism ethos and values remain unchanged, with the focus being on community benefit and partnerships, conservation through tourism, minimizing carbon emission and preserving local values and culture.
Turning 13 in 2013, Eco Team continues to grow from strength to strength and provides services to over 140 national and international companies across the globe. Founded by innovative entrepreneur Anuruddha Bandara, it is a company of 'firsts,' which has been a pioneering force behind many initiatives and one that constantly, strives to make a difference in its every endeavor.
Our brands are as diverse as you can imagine and we have successfully managed to extend our reach to virtually every facet in the specialized tourism segments. Under our parent company Eco Team's valued guidelines, all of our brands boast an experienced and dedicated team and encompass the same principles of unmatched customer service and firm policies on environmental impact and sustainable tourism. Some of our most popular brands include:
www.srilankaecotourism.com for Eco & Adventure Experiences
This is the largest brand and is the most recognized in Sri Lanka, specializing in nature, adventure and eco tourism. Operating in 24 diverse and unique locations around the island and offering 26 eco and adventure related activities, we provide fantastic opportunities to stay in alternate accommodation options such as tree houses, eco lodges and bungalows.
One of the biggest strengths we possess is the ability to offer tailor-made tour solutions for specialized segments. We have conducted programs for groups ranging from butterfly to culinary enthusiasts and architecture to history buffs, with great successes. The most sought-after tours in our portfolio are trekking, mountain biking and cycling, birding and diving.
World Class Wildlife Viewing/ Experience
We have unique wildlife tours encompassing all that Sri Lanka offers from the 'Big Five' and 10 small miracles to 33 endemic birds, including specialized programs for mammal enthusiasts, dragonfly watchers and birders. Our wildlife tours use our own tented camps spread across 11 national parks or a handpicked set of unique partner hotels.
Mahoora Tented Safari Camps
The flagship product for Eco Team and one that is in operation in all Sri Lanka's major national parks and nature reserves, this unique product offer visitors the ultimate island safari experience while basking in the lap of luxury. To suit clients with different budgets, Mahoora offers three categories of mobile camps: Explorer, Premium and Elite.
Big Game Camps and Lodges
This product offers semi permanent tented safari camps on the borders of the most popular national parks and nature reserves, with a more rustic feel. Featuring a more authentic jungle experience minus the frills, Big Game Camps and Lodges offers safari camps to suit to a more economically conscious traveler.
Fly Sri Lanka
Fly Sri Lanka is a one-stop-shop for all domestic flights, enabling travelers to take care of all their inland flight transfers with the options of chartering a plane, travelling on a seaplane or even taking a scenic helicopter ride. It is also fully equipped to deal with film crews and VIP guests.
Honeymoon Sri Lanka
Catering exclusively to newlyweds who wish to plan an unforgettable honeymoon, Honeymoon Sri Lanka focuses exclusively on promoting locations such as beaches, national parks and heritage sites as unmatched honeymoon destinations. We have carried out extensive research on the hotels we use and feature only the best properties that are suitable for honeymooners.
We know which wing of a hotel to offer and exactly which room to reserve to create the romantic and exclusive experience for our clients. Experiences like hot air balloon rides, private luxury safaris, and exclusive spa indulgences enhance the romance and richness of the tour.
Sri Lanka Day Tours
A recent addition to Eco Team's expanding portfolio, Sri Lanka Day Tours provide an exciting selection of nature, adventure and eco day activities and excursions. We offer almost all excursions possible in Sri Lanka under this brand.
Our social and conservation efforts are run in association with the Sri Lanka Wilderness Foundation(SLWF), an organisation dedicated to the conservation of Sri Lanka's most special wildlife through education and the development of sustainable tourism. Volunteer opportunities are available to work closely with our conservation units in the field and in partnership with local communities.
Having carried out extensive research over a period of two years on all boutique luxury properties in Sri Lanka, we have compiled a fantastic portfolio of the island's best and most ethical luxury properties.
To quality hotels to enter the list, Ethical Luxuries has looked at environmental best practices and sustainability, community participation in the operation and how the benefits trickle down to stakeholders, purchasing policies and staff welfare. To this we have included ethically paid and socially and environmentally ethical guides and use environmentally friendly/low impact transportation to conduct the tours and offer socially and environmentally ethical excursions and activities.
Ethical Luxuries offsets carbon emissions completely, hence all tours under the Ethical Luxuries brand are carbon free. We ensure that a percentage of what you pay is contributed to make a difference in underprivileged society in Sri Lanka or on conservation environmental efforts.
Student Educational Expeditions to Sri Lanka
Our programmes are varied and able to hold the attention of youngsters, with the spotlight on the process of discovery, furthering team work, exploring wildlife, enhancing leadership skills as well as social aspects and community projects.
Through all of this, we also manage to immerse the children in the local culture, providing constant education on traditional Sri Lankan values, culture and heritage – delivered in fun and exciting manner, ensuring the kids are kept enthralled and involved.
Our programmes cut across Sri Lanka and enable children to have a multifaceted unique experience of our island. We follow the strictest international guidelines and use only the best equipment to ensure safety at all times.
Comprehensive MICE DMC
Beyond Boundaries is the brand name of Eco Team's MICE arm, a leading service provider of 'Meetings-Incentives-Conferences-Events' in Sri Lanka for more than a decade, backed by an experienced management team which has ably handled over 650 programmes.
Beyond Boundaries is a unique and innovative outfit, always thinking outside the box, and our ability to be extremely flexible is one our greatest strengths. A 'one-stop-shop' capable of providing turnkey solutions, Beyond Boundaries offers tailor-made programmes to meet specific client needs and provides a myriad of choices to create an effective platform to deliver a value-for-money, refreshingly new and inspiring team building event, incentive programme or conference/meeting.
Marking the end of the era of planning tours to where the hotels are, we have created a 75 room 'mobile hotel' that could be set up anywhere in the country, within 2 to 3 weeks . We can accommodate up to 150 persons or more, together at one time, at any location in Sri Lanka, in luxury tents with 'rooms' that have a bedroom, a living area, attached toilet with hot and cold water. Giving guests the best of both worlds, these 'mobile hotels' can be set up at the heart of wilderness – on a location of their choice right across Sri Lanka. From a remote beach on the East Coast, arid scrub jungle in the North, an isolated reservoir in the central plains to lush forests in the South; the choice is as vast as our island's diversity.
As a company committed to sustainable tourism and social responsibility, Eco Team is involved in a number of CSR efforts, including varied conservation and community development projects. With a strong belief in embedding 'travelling responsibly' in all forms of travel, we minimize or offset the environmental impact created by our tourism ventures.
Eco Team established the Sri Lanka Wilderness Foundation in order to expand our efforts to wider spectrum. Under this purview, the Sri Lanka Wilderness Foundation has initiated new CSR programmes including Rainforest Reforestation and Carbon Offsetting, Human-Leopard Conflict Management, Marine Turtles and Elephant Conservation. Our partners and clients are able to be part of these exciting and noble projects.