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Trip review
Sri Lanka

Debbie S
Debbie S
loved their trip to Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a beautiful country with friendly people and great service for travellers. Food was of a high quality throughout. Perhaps the highlight was our visit to the tea plantations and our stay at the Heritance Tea Factory. The Santani Wellness Hotel near Kandy was also wonderful - an architectural gem in stunning mountain scenery. Our least favourite hotel was the Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort, which was tired and corporate in style. We also wondered why two elephant safaris had been included - one was more than enough.
Trip Details
Travelled
As a couple
On
28 December 2018
Trip type
Luxury

Trip customised with a local travel agent in the destination

Debbie S
Debbie S
8 January 2019
Best parts:
We loved the country and felt we covered some excellent tourist highlights. The hotels were - with one exception - exceptional. Our driver-guide was lovely and very well-meaning and added value and extra visits to our tour. He listened to our needs when we found it all too much.
Worst parts:
We found the trip quite hard work! Following our long-haul flight with a 5.5 hour time difference, we were having to get up every other morning at around 5.30am in order to participate in wildlife watching and long hikes. We opted to stay take a day off once we arrived at Santani Hotel so we could recover. The roads around Sri Lanka are congested and dangerous and we didn't realise quite how many hours driving there would be. On reflection, we probably wouldn't have tried to cover so much (advice on this would have been helpful when booking.) Although fit, we are in our late 50s and found the itinerary tough.
Yasasvi
Agency's comment
Yasasvi
Dear Deborah, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your trip. We highly appreciate your feedback, as this is one of the most important aspects for us to constantly improve. I'm glad to h...Dear Deborah, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your trip. We highly appreciate your feedback, as this is one of the most important aspects for us to constantly improve. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your time in Sri Lanka and we will definitely consider your comments when planning future trips. Best Regards, YasasviSee more