3 independent reviews for Small group vacation to Sri Lanka

Reviews for Small group vacation to Sri Lanka

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review 13 Aug 2017

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

The breadth of activities from walking through wilderness to cultural visits and swimming in the Indian ocean

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

Don't worry if you are traveling on your own you will really feel like you are part of the group and meet some great people

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

Supported conservation by using certain tours etc , also lots of interesting facts about the environment from our guide who gave us a lot of information throughout the tour

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

Amazing

review 2 Mar 2017

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

For me it was really the whole thing, as seeing the country where my mother and aunts were born and grew up was very interesting. I particularly enjoyed the puja at the Temple of the Tooth as our tour leader managed to get us to the front and we were also able to see the Tooth reliquary and another shrine not normally open.

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

Be prepared for the incredible humidity around Colombo and the south coast. If you are a history buff like me then you can arrange a car and driver for the day through Hotel Sigiriya and spend time at Anuradhapura and Mihintale instead of doing the cycle ride at Giritale. Please note that they are now going straight from Kandy (500m) to Nuwara Eliya (nearly 2000m) and this can be a problem for those susceptible to altitude sickness like me - I was fine again as soon as I got down to Bandarawela. Don't rely on it being dry in the dry season - come equipped for anything!

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

The vacation did benefit local people (partly through the tipping!), particularly the tsunami victim lunch, but I felt the visit to a farm didn't really add anything to the vacation. Conservation was supported by going on the elephant safari and the safari in Yala but the number of jeeps for the former was ridiculous (about 40 elephants and the same number of jeeps).

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

Good vacation to give you a flavour of Sri Lanka and have a little contact with the locals.

review 9 Oct 2012

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

The variety of the trip, the day at yala national park, the elephant orphanage, and the tooth temple.

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

Take a good camera, you will want to photograph almost every thing you see, the island is fantastic!

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

Yes the trips to the small village homes and farmers plantations were not only interesting but benefited the people.

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

Excellent variety, well run and an excellent guide.

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