Sri Lanka Tour Guides are trained and certified by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA). Those who are trained for touring throughout Sri Lanka are called National Tour Guides whereas guides who are based on location of any of the tourist attractions are called On-Site Guides.
Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) is the sole authority authorized to issue the National Tour Guide License. Licenses are awarded to the successful participants following a fulltime intensive training course in geography, history, archaeology, culture, nature and wildlife and Buddhism in Sri Lanka running for 4 months and examination.
The certified Sri Lanka Tour Guides are well trained by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) to provide assistance, information and cultural, historical and contemporary heritage interpretation to the foreign tourists visiting Sri Lanka . The certified Sri Lanka Tour Guides are competent to handle tourists on organized tours, individual clients, educational establishments at religious, archeological and historical sites, museums, and at venues of other significant interest.
The Rent A Car division at Lakpura Travels (Pvt.) Ltd., Moratuwa, Sri Lanka is always willing and ready to provide its guests a National Tour Guide certified by SLTDA. While all of the certified National Tour Guides speak English, multilingual tour guides too are available on request.
Japanese speaking National Tour Guides, Russian speaking National Tour Guides, Chinese speaking National Tour Guides, German speaking National Tour Guides, French speaking National Tour Guides, Italian speaking National Tour Guides too are at the service of our clients.
For the benefit of die-hard ornithologists and amateur birders, if required, we are able to provide Sri Lanka National Guides with special interest in the birdlife in Sri Lanka. Our select team of professional Sri Lanka National Tour Guides is competent in arranging special events and activities: soft adventure such as elephant back safaris, kayaking, canoeing, hot air ballooning, mountaineering, mountain biking, scuba diving etc.
All the certified National Tour Guides are local professionals with long years of experience in tour guiding throughout Sri Lanka. With their in-depth knowledge on Sri Lanka, they are competent to handle tour parties in any of the tourist attractions of Sri Lanka as well as ‘off the beaten track’ locations.