Tom Goddard review 20 Jan 2022
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?
The lovely counytyside and the Dutch Fort in Galle
2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?
Two weeks is enough
3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
Yes to the first question as tourism is good for the local economy. No to questions 2 and 3.
4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?
Overall good but marked down for poor.and slow sevice throughout. The infrastructure is very run down and tourists attaractions such as the Safaris are
poorly managed with too many jeeps allowed-in and appaling dirt roads.
Read the operator's response here:
Thank you very much for taking the time to provide your feedback for your trip to Sri Lanka with us.
We are pleased that overall you considered your trip a good experience and felt that it has benefitted the local community. We too feel it is very important
to support countries that heavily rely on tourism, especially after not having many travelers come over in the past couple of years.
We were sorry to learn you felt the infrastructure was run down and we very much hope that Sri Lankan economy will make a quick recovery and address
these issues as the tourists are now being allowed to travel this beautiful island again.
It is a shame you haven’t felt you’d supported conservation in the areas you’d visited. Quite often the impact the travelers make without actually
participating in the conservation programmes is indirect, but it does make a difference too. Please rest assured that the fees that were paid for your visits to
the national parks, as well as activities provided for you there, have benefitted the conservation efforts of the sanctuaries directly. As to the environmental
impact your trip has made, while reducing the car journeys in Sri Lanka without sacrificing our customers comfort is not always possible, we have
increased a number of eco-style properties across the island to help our customers realise the difference they are making to the environment. We very
much hope you have enjoyed your stay at one of the eco-lodges near Yala National Park that we work with closely!
Thank you again for your feedback, Tom, and all your comments. We do hope that your journey across the beautiful island of Sri Lanka was memorable!
Warm regards, David