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Reviews for Sri Lankan holiday highlights


review 1 Oct 2018

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

Early morning walk up to Lion's rock at Sigiriya - bike ride through villages and seeing village life and early start to Yala National park with a beautiful sunrise and wildlife in a wonderful setting

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

Read the Itinerary well in advance to make sure the trip is for you, regarding activities etc. There is a lot of time spent on the bus but to cover the distance this is obviously necessary. Beautiful scenery and hectic life in towns make up for it all!! The coach was air-conditioned, water provided and excellent driver. Be wary in Kandy as one of the tricks the local market guys do is to stop you in the street unawares and say they are from your hotel and recognise you and it's their day off. If you fall for it like I did, you get taken to his brothers/friends stall and get ripped off!!

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

We did not get taken to any places where animals are kept for tourists - Elephant orphanages, rides etc. Told to avoid monkeys on leads and supposed snake charmers. Our guide made sure all hotel staff were looked after regarding tips. We were taken to lunch at local farmers houses and Tsunami victims house.

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

An excellent trip with so much packed in but also time to spend chilling at the pool sides. The Hotels were mainly of high quality, much better than I'd expected and lots of choice on the buffets for all tastes.

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