We had an amazing 10 day trip during which we were able to see about as much of Sri Lanka as possible! Yasasvi worked diligently to plan a trip that would cover everything we were interested in. We had 3 children with us, ages 13, 11, and 1. The trip was family friendly and we spent time hiking, swimming, exploring, going on safari, seeing historical and cultural activities, and just being amazed at this lovely country. Seeing the Temple of the Tooth was definitely a highlight, as was the experience of going to a traditional village. The food was incredible too, we had no idea so many different curries existed and we loved all of the local fruit stands too. We were told that each area we would see is like an entirely different country, and we were surprised to find that really is true! So much beauty, and we had such a wonderful time in this gem of a place. We love Sri Lanka and this has been our favourite travel destination to date. Truly a memorable experience.
The entire trip was amazing! Our favourite places though were visiting Ella and the tea country, and Kandy was absolutely incredible. The scenery at both locations was beyond compare. The best part of our trip though was our guide, Tilak, he made sure we saw absolutely everything. It would not have been nearly the same without him! Everyone in Sri Lanka is so friendly and happy and it was a wonderful experience all around.
There wasn't anything that we didn't like, although I'm not sure we realized how much driving would be involved due to all the places on the list to see. I think if we had a better understanding of the time in the car, we would have stayed longer in a few places and not seen some others to be able to spend more timeout and about. Also, we were very worried about mosquito borne disease because there are travel warnings for this, and there was one hotel with a definite bug problem, and we didn't sleep for 2 nights trying to stay up and spray/keep them out. That was worrisome but everything was ok!