Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority

National Tourist Guide

Several travel routes could be taken when travelling around Sri Lanka.

Culture, Heritage and Nature Tours

Buddhist Priest Nuwara Eliya Waterfalls  Heritage Dambulla

Colombo, Dambulla, Sigiriya, Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, kandy (6-7 days).
This tour will take you around Cultural Trainagle to See Sri Lankas Art, Archeology and nature.

Kandy, Dambulla, Sigiriya, Anuradhapura, Mihintale, Giritale and Polonaruwa (6-7 Days). Travel to Kandy by train and proceed to Dambulla via matale and Visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Then tour to Anuradapura the sacred City and to Giritale and Polonaruwa Cultural Traingle

Recreation, Nature and Wild Life Tours

Tiger in Sri lanka Elephant in Sri lanka Rbear in Sri lanka

Kitulgala, Hatton, Adam's peak, Nuwaraeliya, Hotain Plains, kandy (4 Days) . Take your tour to climb the sacred mountain Sri pada known as Adam's peak and Proceed to Nuwaraeliya after visiting the Natural Heritage Hortain Plains. At Kitulgala you can do white water rafting and bird watching.

Culture, Nature and Wild Life

Polonnaruwa Vatadage Hakgala Flower Garden Gal Vihare Polonnaruwa

Kandy, Nuwaraeliya, Badulla,Ella, Haputale, Hortain Plains, Belihuloya, Bodinagala and Sinharaja. (6 days) This tour will take you though Sri Lankan Hills and Nature as well as Adventure in Ella with quite a lot bird watching. Sinharaja is Sri Lankas Natural Heritage Rain Forest.

Nature and Wild Life Safaris

Peradeniya botanical garden Horton Sri Lanka Peacock Sri Lanka

Sinharaja, Kitulgala, Nuwaraeliya, bandarawela, Haputale, Uda Walawe National Park, Yala national park, Kumana and Bundala Bird Watching and de-tour to colombo via southern Coastal belt of Tangalla, Mirrissa, matara, Weligama, Galla and Hikkaduwa. (6-7 days)

Sea and Wild Life

Galle Sea in Negombo Udawalawe National Park

Enjoy Beach Holidays in Hikkaduwa, Unwatuna, Weligama and Tangalle. Proceed to Yala National park, Udawalawe national Park.

East Coast Sea

Fishing Baruwala Pasikuda Beach Hikkaduwa

Fly to Trincomalee, or Baticaloa in a private helicopter visit Nilaweli, Arugambay, Pasikuada and Kalkuda

Sports, Recreations and Adventure

Water Sports Balloon Tour Biking

Start from Bentota Water Sports, Kalutara Cycling and canoeing, Hikkaduwa Scuaba Diving. Do h Sinharaja rain forest trekking and Kitulgala rafting and Visit to Ella Adventure park. Play golf in Colombo, Victoria - kandy and Nuwaraeliya

Elephants and Wild Life Safari

Elephant in Sri Lanka udawalawe national park Yala National Park

Take north route to Dambulla, Habarana, Minneriya, Wasgomuwa, Maduraoya, Randenigala, Inginiyagala, Lahugala, Yala and Udawalawe.

Details of National Tourist Guide Lecturer Course

  1. Duration - 4 Months

  2. Course Fee - 60,000 + Taxes

  3. Qualifications -

Mandatory Requirements

  • Be a citizen of Sri Lanka.
  • Applicants should be between 18 and 60 years of age (Age limit is not applicable for those who are already working in the travel Industry).
  • In G.C.E. ordinary level – 6 subjects including a pass in English language at not more than 2 sittings. (Only for English speaking candidates for the course)
  • 5 years experience as Chauffeur in the industry of Tourism in Sri Lanka. (Required experience must be recommended by a reputed travel agency which is SLTDA registered and continuously renewed for 5 years.

Preference will be Given

  • To those who have a degree from a recognized University in Tourism History, Geography, Archaeology, Anthropology, Sociology, Botany, Zoology, Agricultural or International Relations.
  • The candidates who have specialized knowledge and experience in Tourism activities such as adventure, wildlife, Bird watching, water sports and / Archaeological monuments.
  • Candidates with proficiency in rare languages like Korean, Chinese, Greek, Spanish, Hindi, Swedish, Arabic, Italian, Russian etc.
  • Retired Teachers, Lecturers, and Tourism Professionals with good presentation skills.

Courses are handled by the Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism & Hotel Management.(SLITHM)

Contact Details

      Tel No - +94 011 2382201-213

      Web Site: -

Registration and Renewal Details of National Tourist Guide Lecturer

Registration and Renewal must be alone through the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority after Successfully Completion of the course.

      Registration Fee - Rs.9,139.00

      Annual Renewal Fee - Rs.3,427.00

For the renewal process of NTGL licenses, Medical report and the Police report is requested from a Guide having a service less than 05 years and Medical report and the Association (NTGL) letter/Police report from guides having a service more than 03 years.

DownloadApplication for Registration as a Guide

DownloadApplication for Renewal of Licence as a Guide