Our journey began almost 20 years ago when co-founders Charlie Austin and Miguel Cunat arrived in Sri Lanka and independently set up the two travel companies that changed the face of Sri Lankan tourism. Charlie moved to Sri Lanka in 1999 in pursuit of work experience with an environmental NGO. Having fallen for Sri Lanka’s charms, he co-founded Red Dot Tours, the first company to specialise in tailor made holidays to Sri Lanka. Miguel arrived with his family in 2002. A keen traveller and adventurer, Miguel co-founded Sri Lanka In Style and spearheaded experiential travel to Sri Lanka. TFG was founded in 2014 and is the result of the merger of these two successful industry leaders.
Fast forward to 2019 and TFG is the result of this incredible journey. Today, we plan trips to Sri Lanka for partners from all over the world and they trust us to help them make the most of the journey. For some, this means connecting them with interesting people along the way. For others, it means finding the most authentic and beautiful hideaways, making the trip fun and engaging for the whole family, and increasingly so, it means making sure they travel in a way that is consistent with their beliefs and values – particularly concerning the environmental and social impact of travel.
To be Sri Lanka’s most trusted and creative travel company, by listening carefully and understanding our clients, striving always to harness the extraordinary power of travel to transform and enrich people’s lives, while at the same time supporting sustainable tourism by working with ethical partners, by developing experiences that respect local communities and culture, by protecting, preserving and nurturing heritage sites and Sri Lanka’s natural biodiversity.
Led by two individuals who have a combined experience of over 30 years in designing and operating trips in Sri Lanka and staff who are passionate about travel, TFG takes pride in having an in-depth knowledge of Sri Lanka.
Our highly trained travel consultants in Colombo tailor-make itineraries to suit a client’s requirements with detailed, personalised and independent advice. We know that a clear, fast reply is imperative in our industry and we are committed to responding to queries as soon as possible.
We nurture and reward great guiding and we are proud to work with some of the best chauffeur-guides in the country. Innovation and authenticity are at the heart of TFG’s ethos and philosophy and we have a specialised product team who live and breathe Sri Lanka to ensure that all our travel products are as authentic and engaging as possible.
We are committed in ensuring our hotel tariff is competitive and up-to-date and we also strive to enhance proposals by including value additions such as upgrades, wellness treatments, meals or experiences.
We attend several events annually, including TRAVELLER MADE and PURE Life Experiences, because we know maintaining relationships with our partners is very important. We understand that we represent your company and values when your clients travel with us in Sri Lanka and we ensure that your brand is the only brand visible to your guests at every point of the trip.
Some of our travel consultants speak a variety of languages, to ensure that communication is effortless when we design an itinerary with you.
Backed by diversified and reputed conglomerate partners who trust in us as a strong and stable organisation, we have gained the confidence of international associations and licensing boards, including ATOL and IATA.
The Fabulous Getaway is comprised of a small team of highly experienced designers, operations staff and guides with a passion for travel, well versed in un-complicating the most complex journeys. Talk to us and let us know what you are looking for. Ask us for some of our sample itineraries or experiences. Our trips are designed entirely around your client’s needs.
Meet our team of planners and operations staff. We are indeed an eclectic bunch! Some of us love the outdoors, wildlife and adventure. Others love a day on the beach and pampering massage. We have a fair share of foodies and lots of proud mums and dads. A few of us practice yoga and the ancient old tradition of ayurveda. All of us share a passion for travel and for service, and love sharing our discoveries with our clients, friends and families. We are multi-ethic and international.
Our guides are the life force behind our trips. Their passion for the country and their zest for life are what keep our customers coming back time after time. All of our guides have been through a vigorous professional tour guide training program, and are licensed by Sri Lankan Tourism. They have been carefully selected for their expert knowledge, their extensive experience, and their ability to entertain and explain as they guide you through this fascinating island. Many of our guides are multilingual. For more information on the languages spoken by our guides, please get in touch.
Meet some of our guides. Our guides come from all walks of life and have varied interests. Some of us specialize in Sri Lanka’s wildlife and bio diversity. Some of us specialize in history and religion. All of us love a good cup of tea and enjoy traveling to the mountains where the climate is cool. We love meeting people from other countries and learning about their culture as much as we love talking to them about Sri Lanka and our ways. We are all proud and honored to be ambassadors of our country.