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Trip review
Sri Lanka

bp
bp
loved their trip to Sri Lanka

This was our second trip to Sri Lanka -- the first was in 1982. Back then it was a very peaceful, quiet island and the Tamil insurgency had not started yet. The following years however saw a brutal civil war that killed thousands. Sri Lanka has now gone back to a very peaceful island again in spite of the Easter Sunday bombings earlier this year. It has plenty of things to see in terms of culture and history and has something for everyone. This trip, after 37 years, brought back memories of another time and another world. Sri Lanka has changed, as has the rest of the world, but the simplicity and friendliness of the people remains the same.
Trip Details
Travelled
As a couple
On
10 November 2019
Trip type
Classic

Trip customised with a local travel agent in the destination

bp
bp
19 November 2019
Best parts:
The trip itinerary was meticulously planned and arranged by Yasasvi. It precisely followed our requirements and was well executed. Everything went according to plan. The driver Kumara was exceptionally good -- knowledgeable, courteous and a very careful driver. Both airport transfers were done efficiently. The hotels and resorts were very comfortable and met what we expected of them from the point of view of facilities.
Worst parts:
The biggest disappointment were the hotels and resorts -- not their comforts, but the locations. These were mostly far from the city. Everyday after the tour ended mid-afternoon, we were left in the hotels where we effectively became prisoners for the rest of the day. There was no opportunity to walk around the cities and explore them on our own and meet local people or visit the shops. The hotels and resorts served exclusively European food. There was no point in travelling to Sri Lanka if we wanted European food. The locations of the hotels took away half the fun of what could have been an outstanding journey.
Yasasvi
Agency's comment
Yasasvi
Dear Bobby, I would like to thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent trip to Sri Lanka. I'm happy to hear that you had a wonderful time and thank you for the beautiful collec...Dear Bobby, I would like to thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent trip to Sri Lanka. I'm happy to hear that you had a wonderful time and thank you for the beautiful collection of pictures. On the less positive side, I am sorry to hear that you were not happy with the hotel locations. I completely agree that the hotels should not serve exclusively European food because usually in Sri Lanka, the hotels offer both local and international food options. Again, thank you for your feedback and it will be very valuable for us to improve and serve better for our future customers. Warm Regards, YasasviSee more
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