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Fantastic trip

We had a fantastic time in Sri Lanka. The only downside was that it took for ever to get anywhere (approx 2hrs to travel 60km). If we had known this beforehand we might have trimmed back some of the culture visits - in particular visiting the ruins of the ancient capital which took up most of the day. We stayed in some beautiful hotels but were only in them from 6-7pm onwards. However, the locals were extremely friendly and overall we had a fantastic time.

Michael, from UK

Visited Sri Lanka in

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96% of our customers would recommend us to a friend.

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What was good about our local partner based in Sri Lanka?

The driver was brilliant, always cheerful and with some local fact or anecdote at regular intervals. He was very punctual, happy to fit in with us and suggested some excellent alternatives when time/weather required it

What could our local partner based in Sri Lanka improve on?

Perhaps being more realistic with journey times in the so-called "cultural triangle" - we were spending up to 6hrs a day in the minibus

What did you think about the guides or drivers on your trip?

See above

What advice would you give to other travellers planning a trip to Sri Lanka?

Be realistic in what is achievable each day unless you don't mind spending hours each day plodding along the local roads

What was the most memorable part of your trip?

Dinner at the Amangalla Hotel, Galle and our 4 days on the beach at South Point Villa

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