THE ADVENTURER, MOUNTAINEER &
Celebrating 25 years of adventure & exploration
Nothing is permanent in life. I know one
day I can only leave the history of my life
behind. It is therefore important to enrich
my mind with the feelings that emerge
from being in touch with the beautiful and
precious nature of our globe. Therefore
I wish to live it well, share it and deliver
authentic eye openers for fellow travellers.
Priyantha Amarasinghe is a deeply committed adventurer with many irons in the
ﬁre. On one hand he is exploring the wilderness and remote cultures or honing
his skills on a lifelong passion for mountaineering. On the other hand his soul
reaches out for the less privileged, the HIV/Aids sufferers and disaster-struck
children living in poverty, for the world peace and all folks in distress anywhere
in the world. All of these facets are integrated into his professional practice.
He has worked on everything in travel from airlines to receptive services, retail
travel to wholesale tour operators, destination management to running an own
brand of adventures for his exclusive group of travellers. His work appears in
every travel and consumer media in North America and around
the world, including The Toronto Star, Sunday Times, Travel+Leisure, Outpost,
Canadian Travel Press, Travelweek, The Travel Courier, the Rotary International
and a host of other channels. Priyantha has won numerous accolades for his
work including the respected industry recognitions from Canadian Tourism
Commission, The Travel Institute and The Adventure Travel Council.
Priyantha is any adventurer’s ultimate leader, a thorough professional to the
core. With more than 100 countries under his belt as an explorer, he is a
treasure house of knowledge. For his peers, he is the go-to guy for insider’s
information. A brilliant trouble shooter, his unique style in dealing with people
and the ability to think outside the box runs the gamut from a productive
individual to a profound believer of responsible travel. He is a proven talent
whose creativity and willingness to roll up the sleeves and get hands dirty are
always unique. Expect the unexpected!
Adventure Travel worldwide Mountaineering expeditions Trekking & walking
holidays Voluntourism, eco-tourism, charity and community based travel
Cultural, Exploratory & Specialty journeys Product branding, brochure
concepts & program development Travel marketing concepts Tour Leading
THE NICHE TRAVEL SPECIALIST
Priyantha has spent his entire professional life working and travelling extensively
in Asia, the Middle East, Europe, the Americas and Africa. If you are looking for
off the beaten path travel experiences, to enlighten and inspire your soul and
connect with the real people in this beautiful planet, then look no further. The
niche travel projects Priyantha undertakes are either his favourites or own travel
experiences. They come with years of meticulous planning, thorough research
and design with an emphasis on client satisfaction, their passions and interests.
He wants to share his curiosity and the lust for distant cultures with his clients.
His approach to group travel is a far cry from the traditional tour groups. And,
they are always intimate and personal. He places an emphasis on one-on-one
touch and works tirelessly to go beyond the call of duty to make an impact for
everyone involved, be they travelling companions or the local people who beneﬁt
from his trips.
Priyantha has helped me fullﬁl one of my
lifelong dreams to visit Sri Lanka as part
of his tsunami charity challenge. We saw
a wonderful country and met its friendly
people. Above all, he made sure that I met
my foster child Ramya and her family in
person. An unforgettable day in my life.”
Julie Heyes, CTV Toronto, Canada
Why do people climb mountains and what is it that draws thousands up the
mountains? For most and for Priyantha it is the pure love of outdoors captivated
by the extreme and remote environments and the wilderness. The experience
touches everyone differently and everyone comes away having been uniquely
changed by the mountains they climb. “ Because they are there! “ was merely
the famous answer by Sir Edmond Hillary, the ﬁrst man ever to conquer the Mt
Everest. Mountaineering today is the most recognized sport for the die-hard
endurance athlete and thousands have climbed Everest since its ﬁrst ascent and
many other jagged peaks around the globe.
Priyantha is an accomplished mountaineer having succeeded in scaling
the world peaks in the calibre of Mt Kilimanjaro, Mt Elbrus, Mt Aconcagua,
Annapurna, Mt Everest Base Camp and many other adventure challenges.
Priyantha’s expedition planning abilities, his mental and spiritual strengths, team
leading and project management experience are unique. His ability to assess
risks, determine schedules, plan budgets and logistics and above all his passion
for mountains and great outdoors, help his clients accomplish the challenges
THE VOLUNTOURISM ADVOCATE
What do you need from a holiday? Giving something back to the world you travel
and explore can be a highly rewarding & life changing experience. Priyantha’s
trips are not volunteering per se but offer much more than working vacations. His
picks are unique and time sensitive. They address some of the most pressing
issues facing the world today. In Sri Lanka, he has initiated support for tsunami
victims through trekking challenges across the island, in South Africa, he would
trek the villages of Zululand in support of HIV/Aids Children, In Nepal, he would
take his clients to trek to the Everest Base camp in support of Kathmandu’s
orhphan children. And the list goes on.
Priyantha has been a supporter of ACT for years. His Climb Kilimanjaro
projects in support of Tanzania’s Masai children are well recognized. He not
only guides his clients up Africa’s highest peak but also allocates time to
show visitors the real African way of life and donate a signiﬁcant portion of
proﬁts for the welfare of the local communities.
Ishbel Brydon - Patron, Arusha Children’s Trust, Tanzania
His unique charity-based adventures are well recognized by the Toronto
Rotarians. The Rotarians together with Canadian Landmine Foundation
have recently honoured him with a “Service Above Self” award for his
voluntourism work in South Africa, Nepal, India and Russia.
Peter Seewald, Fund Raising Manager, Rotary International, Toronto
In the Rajasthan desert, Deogarh Village Water Supply project for school
children is a brainchild of Priyantha who wanted his clients to not only
experience the fascinating sites of India but also help children of the
impoverished desert regions.
Mandip Singh - CEO, Ibex Expeditions, India
The Kilimanjaro charity challenge was
well organized. As a leader, Priyantha
was exceptional. His professionalism
was genuinely appreciated and his
approachable nature allowed for
inclusiveness and group dynamics.
He enjoyed excellent rapport with the
outﬁtters and the NGO’s. He had obvious
respect and adoration as witnessed at
the local school when the smiles light
up and the children that swarmed him!
The trip transition from “trek mode” to
“safari mode” to “the charity mode” were
Susan McLoughlin -Owner Pathﬁnder Travel
Campbell River, BC, Canada
THE PRODUCT DESIGNER &
For more than 25 years, Priyantha has been a true travel professional in
every sense of the word. He brings to the table an abundance of destination
knowledge and product design expertise. From his modest and humble
beginnings, he has worked his way through the ranks in every segment of the
adventure and leisure travel industry.
His passion has always been on the creative marketing and design side
of the business. His ideas and concepts in creating winning collaterals are
widely recognized in the industry. Priyantha is a keen and hard negotiator in
his profession where he has always come up with win-win situations for his
employers and peers.
THE PRESS COVERAGE
Priyantha’s work in adventures and his initiatives on “ Give Back to the Needy”
in ethical and sustainable tourism themes attract every major travel, tourism and
consumer publications, the charities and NGO’s in North America and around
As an avid mountaineer one needs to be
committed, dedicated and hard-working
to ensure that the clients attain the
ultimate goal of “ Reaching the Summit”.
Priyantha has been very successful at it
and he not only has a regular fan base
but also would-be climbers, who need the
type of support he offers to get them to
the top! For the soft adventurer, he also
runs a series of unique journeys. The epic
Trans Mongolian, South Africa Zululand
treks and the Rajasthan Experience to
name a few. “
Phillip Solomon, General Manager, Tourcan
Vacations, Toronto, Canada
His leadership and guidance in three adventures with him has been
outstanding. The objectives of the journeys were met and we were always
safe. His dedication towards the “well being of neglected children” in
the countries visited is paramount and impressive. His people skills are
extraordinary and I shall never forget his personal care he gave me when I
was suffering from altitude sickness at 17,000ft!” I surely want to take more
trips with him anywhere, because they are excellent.
Patrick F. Demeyere, Retired Assoc. Prof., Laurentian University, Sudbury
The Tanzania trip which Priyantha led included adventure and an
opportunity to help children. A school in Arusha showed us ﬁrst hand the
building of the new classroom our donation was funding and sat in the
desks we purchased, constructed by local craftsmen using local materials.
The overall experience, climbing Kilimanjaro and the safari was the most
organized vacation I have experienced and I shall never forget. Priyantha’s
planning, his informative correspondence to help us plan and his constant
concern for our safety and enjoyment made me feel completely safe in a
country miles away from home and a culture miles apart from my own.
Marie Adam, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
I dreamed of travelling to the Himalayas. The beauty there stirred my soul.
Priyantha’s trip blended three wonderful opportunities: a chance to visit the
place of my dreams, a trek up the Everest trail, and most of all, the gift of
connecting with the Nepalis. Priyantha helped me climb the mountain of my
dream, literally. He planned everything with exceptional organizational skill
and every detail was attended to and, extraordinarily, birthday cakes too.
The trip included a charitable donation to the homeless in Kathmandu, and
Priyantha made sure that we met the children in the orphanage to show
where our donation was going. It was physically challenging, but thanks to
Priyantha, his wonderful team of sherpas, and the camaraderie of everyone,
I not only survived, but celebrated the fulﬁllment of a dream. I would
recommend Priyantha’s talents as an adventure organizer highly. He makes
dreams come true.
Laura Boast, Discovery Channel, Toronto, Canada
Priyantha Amarasinghe FIND ME ON
36 Cloverlawn Street
Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Phone: 1 - 905 - 846 - 3384