2 independent reviews for Sri Lanka Family Holidays

Reviews for Sri Lanka Family Holidays

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review 27 Jan 2019

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

Climbing to the top of Sigirya rock and looking across the stunning, unspoilt landscape. One of the most beautiful places we have ever been to. You feel as though you're on top of the world.

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

Be prepared for lots of variety - temples, treks, safari, beach. It's a wonderful mix. Don't pack too much, as there's lots of packing and re-packing as you move around. The hotels are fairly basic, so you don't need to look smart at night.

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

There was a very ethical approach to animal conservation - no elephant rides etc. The campsite at Udalawawe had a fantastic approach to the environment - no plastic anywhere. Sadly most hotels and restaurants provide plastic bottles for drinking water, but there's not a lot the tour company can do about that. The guide and driver, as well as hotel staff were local.

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

A wonderful experience. Our guide looked after us brilliantly and was very knowledgeable. Sri Lanka has it all - history, wonderful food and stunning landscapes.

review 1 Aug 2018

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

As a family we most enjoyed the safari and camping experience along with the rafting. The city's and towns we visited were interesting and we particularly liked Kandy as we were able to walk from our hotel into town and get a real feel for the place. We really enjoyed the rock fortress at Sigiriya and having a swimming pool at most of the hotels was wonderful.

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

Take a bit more time to look around Nuwara Eliya and miss out the afternoon at the tea plantation as the tour was disappointing. Also the visit to the primate research centre was awkward as when we arrived the staff seemed unsure as to why we were visiting. And there was nothing to see there.Make sure to take plenty free time away from the itinerary to look around the towns and sights.

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

Our guide was very good and took us to a lot of local places to eat which we enjoyed and benefited local people.

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

Having a fully guided tour was new to us as a family and we were fortunate to have a very knowledgeable and experienced guide who was able to make the tours interesting and allowed us the free time which we often asked for to explore places on our own.

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