2 independent reviews for Sri Lanka highlights holiday

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review 30 Jul 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

On our second day we climbed Lion Rock (Sigiriya) which we'd read about - but it's nothing compared to when you get there. The view from afar is amazing, the climb is tough, but broken up enough that you never felt completely exhausted and the views at the top are breathe taking. When you pair that with the history and stories behind the fortress, it is mind blowing and an incredible place.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Make sure you head to the right places depending on the time of year you go. Our advisor was brilliant, and we booked our beach stay on the East coast, as it was raining down South - but in other months this can be reversed. So always check if you're looking for the sunshine!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Our tour guide was local, and we definitely felt like using his company was of real benefit to him, and he also took us to restaurants and places he felt were responsible and helped the local economy.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Amazing - beautiful country, brilliant tour guide. A bit of everything, from beach and cultural sites, to trekking and stunning mountain views.

review 17 Feb 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Difficult to choose one - probably the visit to Sigiriya rock - unlike anything I have seen anywhere else. Probably followed by seeing the local fishermen working on the beach at Negombo.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Make the most of any opportunities to look around, take part in things, talk to the local guide to tell them what you are interested in. (For instance we talked about food, and ended up spending an evening at a cookery demonstration, which was very interesting). Also be aware that entrance charges, (including national parks) are not cheap, and tipping adds up.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

It seemed that most of our spending etc. was going to support the local economy, so benefiting local people, the time in the national parks helped with conservation. Don't think flying out, then driving round helped reduce environmental impact.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

We had a great time, having a dedicated guide meant that we could relax and let him do the organisation.

Read the operator's response here:

Hello Christine, I am so glad you had a great time in Sri Lanka and that you mostly enjoyed visiting the famous Sigiriya Rock and also watching the fishermen working in Negombo. The cooking demonstration that you did sounds amazing, I would love to do that myself. Thank you so much for your good review, it was lovely helping you organise your trip and great news you had a wonderful time. With Kind regards,

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