Sri Lanka has more-than 2500 years long history of Buddhism, culture & tourism that exposure GARI TOUR share with world today. The name Pahiyanagala or Fahiyanagala is coined from the name of Fa-Hsien, after a Chinese pilgrim who visited this cave in the 05th century during his two-year pilgrimage in Sri Lanka, this is one of oldest evidence of pilgrimage tourism in Sri Lanka. The GARI symbolic hospitality to travelers became via Sri Lankan tradition so every single holiday seekers treated with the greatest care and attention.

Responsible Tourism according to Cape Town Declaration: “making better places for people to live in and better places for people to visit”.

The way of achieve that;

  • Minimises’ negative economic, environmental and social impacts.
  • Generates greater economic benefits for local people and enhances the well-being of host communities, improves working conditions and access to the industry.
  • Involves local people in decisions that affect their lives and life changes.
  • Makes positive contributions to the conservation of natural and cultural heritage, to the maintenance of the world’s diversity.
  • Provides more enjoyable experiences for tourists through more meaningful connections with local people, and a greater understanding of local cultural, social and environmental issues.
  • Provide access for people with disabilities and the disadvantaged.
  • Is culturally sensitive, engenders respect between tourists and hosts, and builds local pride and confidence.

GARI Responsible Tourism Start before the holiday seekers inquire us, we maintain proper promotion plan to give responsible details to travelers who wants to better holiday. Reputed client consultant team appoint (24/7) within operation office & internationally to give correct, accurate details to travelers via website as well as verbally.

GARI way of People & Culture

GARI always discourage Abuse or Sex Tourism, in any part of the country or world. Decimal number of travelers & Service providers expect or think Beach Boys, War affected children or women or street people who does not have any shelter, can be used to their any kind of satisfaction but GARI strictly discourage it.

We encourage our travelers if this kind of abuse happen in anywhere within their tour can report our Guide or directly to team members.

Food: GARI offer all the travelers to experience Sri Lankan traditional food & Specially very sweet fruits during the tour, ex: Plate of Red-Banana, Mango or Pineapple taste and bring to Sri Lankan traditional food restaurant for Lunch to experience the Rice & Curry, this most of the places run by Elderly persons or Supply chain mainly depend on farmers in village so to having the lunch there will be benefited all of them.


GARI totally discourage Elephant trekking or Elephant riding, this is very famous in Pinnawala & Habarana area. This experience give travelers to more-close untouched environment but for that there are lot of "Sacrifice" by Big Asian Elephants, normally per Elephant has to carry 06 people in one time & make minimum 30mins ride then at-least 12 or more rides has to do one Elephant per day without any rest most probably. The way of training an Elephant, treat or their foot was getting injured because of Chair always with them in 24/7, those kind of all abuse activities promotion stopped by GARI.

But every time GARI encourage visit Pinnawala Elephant orphanage, that place can see how Sri Lankan treat the Big Asian Animals in better-way.