1 independent reviews for Bird watching tour in Sri Lanka
Reviews for Bird watching tour in Sri Lanka
Wendy English review 5 Feb 2019
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?BBQ under the stars at a tented camp with paths lit by flaming lanterns near Yala NP. Amazing number of birds at Bundala, viewed early morning. Snakes, butterflies, lizards as well as birds at Sinharaja rainforest NP. Staying in an old tea plantation house. Watching fruit bats fly over the lake at Kandy.
2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?Be prepared for very early morning starts. Work out a tipping strategy, and allow funds for tips. They are very flexible, so request any changes to the guide itinerary, and ask their advice.
3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?Most accommodation was Sri Lankan owned, and we stopped and bought produce at stalls by the roadside, so our money certainly went direct to the local economy. Local people seem to have a cultural respect for the environment, and there are initiatives to reduce plastic waste, remove invasive alien plants from national parks etc. - tourist funds can help these goals.
4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?Excellent - well planned & well organised. Great variety of accommodation, abundant wildlife, good guides in the national parks. Quite intense, so we were glad of the few days relaxation we had organised by the coast at the end.
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