4 independent reviews for Beach vacation & tour in Sri Lanka

Reviews for Beach vacation & tour in Sri Lanka

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review 4 Mar 2019

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

Sri Lanka is a beautiful country with beautiful people. We enjoyed the mix of the cultural triangle, hill country and beach which was ideal for a small group of friends with slightly varying preferences. There was something for everyone.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Use an operator with local knowledge and local contacts to ensure you get the vacation you want.

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

Yes, despite having some concerns about disturbing wildlife we were assured that our presence supported conservation work. We ensured that tips were directly given to people who had helped to provide us with an exceptional experience.

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

Without the help of this tour operator this vacation would not have been so memorable and enjoyable. We are very grateful for the exceptional service and advice they gave us.

review 20 Mar 2017

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

The beautiful scenery, the exciting wildlife, the friendly people and delicious food.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Go for as long as possible. We were fortunate enough to take three weeks traveling around beautiful Sri Lanka so we were able to chill and relax inbetween all the exciting trips and activities we planned.

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

We stayed at homestays, very small hotels and on an organic tea plantation so we really feel that that we were able to support the local people.

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

Absolutely fantastic! Everything was perfect from the initial booking with our tour operator, the superb accommodation and the planned activities and safaris.

review 6 Jan 2016

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

Whale Watching and Wildlife Safari.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Spend the majority of your time on the coast and taking part in sea based activities.

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

The whale watching company were very respectful to the whales and dolphins, keeping their distance as not to disturb.

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

A great vacation, but we would certainly not use this tour company again.

Read the operator's response here:

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback, which is disappointing regarding the chauffeur guide. I am sorry to hear that you found the chauffeur guide to be unsatisfactory and an incompatible match for your honeymoon. I can only apologise for the effect this had on the enjoyment of your trip, which seemed to have met most of your expectations otherwise. It is a pity that you didnít raise this issue with us immediately it became apparent so that we may have ameliorated the situation by changing your chauffeur guide. The chauffeur guide is central to the vacation and not everyone is compatible with each other. As you can see from previous customersí feedback, your chauffeur guide is respected, appreciated and liked.

review 22 Apr 2010

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

Walking the Tea Trails in Sri Lanka. The accommodation - Castlereagh Bungalow - was the most luxurious, most welcoming, most helpful place we have ever stayed in; and the walks through the tea estate with idyllic views of the reservoir and surrounding hills, both relaxing and inspiring.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Can't generalise. The aspect we most appreciated of the tour operator was that we said what we personally most wanted from the vacation - in our case, cultural interest, the opportunity to meet Sri Lankans, absence of crowds, high level of comfort, empty beaches where we could walk unmolested, wonderful scenery, and a leisurely itinerary - and they tailored the vacation the trip to meet our requirements exactly.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

Yes definitely for the first; to be honest about the second, I'm not sure that any long haul vacation is particularly environmentally friendly.

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

Excellent - it was surpassed our expectations.

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